The difference between the House of Israel and the House of Judah. All through the ages common folk of the Judean people was accused and persecuted for crucifying Jesus Christ. It was not the common folk, but the high priest Caiaphas and the elders of the people. They who called themselves “Jews” were the ones who decided Jesus Christ had to die. Pilate —Matthew 27:24 saying: I am innocent of the Blood of this just Person: see ye to it.
It should be clear that the chief priests and the officers cried out: crucify Him: –John 19:6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, Crucify Him, crucify Him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye Him, and crucify Him: for I find no fault in Him. — Luke 23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify Him, crucify Him.
The common folk will not eternally suffer because they would have shed the Blood of the Saviour. Jesus Christ presented Himself as the Lamb of God. His Blood had to be shed for mankind and the world. It was not meant as punishment but meant for Salvation to all sinners. Jesus Christ was not taken by surprise by His suffering and His death –John 10:18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father
God foretold His Plan for Salvation was to be fulfilled to perfection. The Lamb of God was to take away all sin of the world. Jesus Christ did not die as a martyr. The Saviour came to this world to seek and to save which was lost in Luke 19:10. He came to serve by giving His Life as a Ransom for many in Matthew 20:28 and Mark 10:45. The Bible states clearly that the Redemption of sin had to be paid for. The payment for sin was the Shedding of His Blood on the Golgotha’s cross His death was the Victory of satan’s power over the grave.
As far as Judah is concerned although the bloodline of Judah may have mingled with others in times past; we are to conclude that Sephardic “Jews” are ethnic as well as historically the true descendants of the tribe of Judah
However, let us not forget where the Light is there is also the light bearer. God’s adversary will claim Jerusalem as the capital of the world. His descendant the false messiah will occupy the throne in Jerusalem.
There is no distinction anymore between the Israelites and the gentiles. IN Christ both are the children of promise, the seed of Abraham.
Galatians 3:7,8 7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Above verses are supported by Genesis 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice.
The children of promise are Israelites as well as believers out of the gentiles. It means everybody from any nation or race has the opportunity to make this choice for Jesus Christ to obtain Salvation through grace and to become the elect. The time is here and the time is now. There is no second chance.
—Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: It is the Gift of God. 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
–Romans 7:7-9 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
—Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? for Thou only art Holy: for all nations shall come and worship before Thee; for Thy judgments are made manifest.
One day God will gather the elect gentiles and Israelites alike when the LORD will return “with power and great glory”