Isaiah, an Old Testament prophet wrote of Israel:
“‘You are My witnesses’ says the LORD, ‘And My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, and besides Me there is no saviour’” (Isaiah 43:10-11).
About 2000 years before the Lord Jesus Christ was born, there was a man in Chaldea, modern Iraq, called Abram. (Sometime later his name was changed to Abraham, Genesis 17:5). Although Abraham and Sarah his wife, were very old, God promised that they would have a son. God told him to look at the stars:
“Then He brought him outside and said, ‘Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be’” (Genesis 15:5).
God made many promises to Abraham, read about them in: Genesis 12:1-3; 15:18-21; 17:4-8; 22:16-18.
Jesus was the descendant of Abraham, therefore a Jew, This is explicitly stated by Paul in his letter to the Galatians:
“Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, ‘And to seeds’ as of many, but as of one, ‘And to your Seed, who is Christ’” (Galatians 3:16).
It is through the Lord Jesus, that we can be related to the good promises God made to Abraham, which remain to be fulfilled, because God has not cast off His chosen people the Jews. (Romans 11:2).
“I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back, because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; for I am the LORD their God, and I will hear them” (Zechariah 10:6).
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(Quotations from the New King James Version of the Bible)