The Israelites did recognize Jesus the Christ.
The Gospel of John confirms that the greater part of the true Israelites recognized and accepted Lord Jesus Christ, as the Son of God prophesied in the Old Testament.
Those born out of God are the offspring of Isaac, the child of Promise, the son of Abraham.
Who were they that received Jesus Christ and not reject Him?
John the Baptist an Israelite recognized and knew Jesus Christ, the Godhead. Isaiah prophesied.
John 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
Matthew 3:3 and Luke 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
- Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe (=John the Baptist) leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
Lord Jesus came to the Jordan River where John was baptizing.
John 1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
And they, the Jews kept asking John. Who, what and why! John 1:19-27
- 19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
- 20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
- 21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
- 22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
- 23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
- 24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
- 25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
- 26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
- 27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred.
Two of John’s disciples recognized and followed Lord Jesus.
John 1:35-37 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
There were Israelites who rejected Christ, that’s true. However, there is more than sufficient evidence that most of the Pharisees, elders, and scribes who rejected and hated Christ were the Edomites. John 1:11-14
- 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
- 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
- 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Men of Galilee, in Judea, Israelites recognized and became His disciples and followed Jesus Christ. Is here rejection? John 1:43-49
- 43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
- 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
- 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
- 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
- 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
- 48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
- 49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
The Woman at the well, in John 4:29-30
- 29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
- 30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
Jesus Christ was recognized and welcomed by the Samaritans. Samaritans were half breeds and very well could say that Jacob was their father. However, they were an ethno-religious group and so they were rejected by Israel as being non-Israeli. John 4:39-42
- 39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
- 40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
- 41 And many more believed because of his own word;
- 42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
Israelites, Galilaeans recognized and received Jesus Christ.
John 4:43 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilæans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
The Israeli nobleman at Capernaum recognized and believed in Jesus Christ.
John 4:50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
A great multitide followed Jesus Christ to see his miracles. Among this multitude there also must have been Israeli’s who recognized Him.
John 6:1-2 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
The five thousand were not Jews, they of the tribe of Benjamin or Judah.
John 6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
These verses show that a large number of the people called “Jews” who are in fact, people from the tribe of Judah.
But then the “Jews” (Edomites) who call themselves Israelites do not believe in Jesus Christ nor in His miracles and actually wanted to kill him. They just yelled “Crucify Him, crucify Him.”
The word “Jew” in the OT and in the NT ought to be read as Judahite which were Israelites of the tribe of Judah.
The term “Judaism” refers to the teachings of the Talmud the Jewish Mysticism. These Rabbinical writings are based upon the Kabbalah and the book of Zohar. These writings are contradicting the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ..