Lo Ammi or “Not My
There are two houses of Israel, two kingdoms.
The northern kingdom carried the name of Israel until they became Lo Ammi- “NOT MY PEOPLE”
This was prophesied in Hosea chapter 1.
After that the southern kingdom, Judah, took on the name of Israel, as the remnant. That is why they were called Jews.
At the time of Yeshua, it was the southern kingdom which had returned albeit with a smattering of all the tribes that had joined themselves to Judah.
But what of the large, large numbers of the northern kingdom pushed to the ends of the earth by migrations, population pressures, expansions of empires and fleeing wars? Now multitudes of nations. Literally gentiles!
This week I have been pondering on this “NOT MY PEOPLE” or Lo Ammi
Hosea Chapter 1 says that the House of Israel[not Judah] will be scattered[Jezreel], shown no mercy[lo rummah] and be cut off -NOT MY PEOPLE[lo ammi] but when they become like the sands of the sea that no man can number then they will becomes ‘Sons of the living God’.
Paul in chapter 9 of Romans says ‘…but also of the gentiles,
“Rom 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25 As he says also in Hosea, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.”
God is going to reverse this Lo Ammi NOT MY PEOPLE by making them ‘Sons of the Living God’
Thank God for Yeshua who grafts us back into the family tree.
We are now no longer aliens and foreigners but fellow citizens again.
HOUSE OF ISRAEL -> LO AMMI -> GENTILES -> Multitude of nations -> Sons of the Living God
The remnant of Israel from the world’s point of view are the Jews today. They are now in the land whilst the House of Israel are scattered to the ends of the earth under many different names. Many of them are Christians now, being found by the Gospel of GRACE continuously over the last two thousand years in multiple continents, to the ends of the earth, wherever they went.
Now, this is my week’s thoughts. In Deut 32:21 God is going to make Israel jealous by a people who are not a people. The Hebrew is Lo Ammi.
“Deut 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people[Lo Ammi]; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.”
If the ancient House of Israel are multitudes of nations now, known as Gentiles with many becoming Sons of the Living God through faith in Yeshua, is it this House of Israel which is now NOT A PEOPLE through whom God is going to use to make the Jews[now the visible remnant of Israel] jealous?
Paul intimates this in Romans 9:25, Romans 10:19, Romans 11:11-14; and Peter calls us a peculiar nation 1 Peter 2:9-10
“Rom 9:25 As he saith also in Hosea, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.”
“Rom 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.”
“Rom 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. ”
“1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. ”
God allowed one part of the family [House of Israel] to be cut off and scattered so that 750 years later the other part of the family [House of Judah] could go into all the world and preach the good news to them until the other part of the family [House of Israel] became the majority of the body of Christ.
God then uses this NOT MY PEOPLE/Lo Ammi/ Foolish/Peculiar Nation to make the other part of the family jealous.
No wonder Paul exclaims in Romans 11:30-33 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Next time let us look at the meaning of Jezreel
To scatter or sow
Is the House of Israel sown in the nations the seed for an end time harvest?