THE MARKS OF ISRAEL
DURING THE CHRISTIAN DISPENSATION LOST ISRAEL WAS TO POSSESS CERTAIN MARKS OF IDENTIFICATION
A great and mighty nation. Gen. 12:2; 18:18; Deut. 4:7-8.
Named "Great." Gen. 12:2.
The Chief of the nations. Gen. 27:29; Deut. 7:6; 15:6.
A maritime nation, having command of the seas. Gen. 49:25; Num 24:7; Deut. 33:13, 19; Psa. 89:25.
A company or commonwealth of nations. Gen. 35:11; 48:19; Eph. 2:12.
A missionary nation. Gen. 22:18; Isa. 43:21; 49:6; 66:19.
The custodian of God's Word. Psa. 147:19, 20; Isa. 59:21, Gen. 18:19.
A just nation. Lev. 19:15; Deut. 1:17; Zeph. 3:13.
God's instrument in destroying evil. Jer. 51:20; Dan. 2:34, 35.
An undefeated nation. Isa. 54:17; Mic. 5:8, 9.
Blind to their identity. Isa. 29:10-12; 42:16, 19, 20; Rom. 11:7, 8, 25.
Have an island home north and west of Palestine. Isa. 49:1-3, 12; Jer. 3:18; 31:8.
Occupy islands and coastlands. Isa. 24:15; 41:1, 5; 49:1-3; 51:5; Jer. 31:8, 10.
Possess the gate of his enemies. Gen. 22:17; 24:60.
Have multitudinous seed. Gen. 13:16; 15:5; 22:17; 24:60; 26:4, 24; 28:3, 14; 32:12.
Colonise and spread abroad. Gen. 28:14; 49:22; Deut. 32:8; 33:17; Psa. 2:8; Isa. 26:15; 27:6; 54:2; Zech. 10:8, 9.
Lose first colony and then expand, demanding more living space. Isa. 49:20.
Irrigate the desert and build the waste places. Isa. 35:1; 43:19, 20; 58:11, 12.
Possess the wealth of the earth. Gen. 27:28; 49:25, 26; Deut. 33:13, 16.
Possess the heritage of the heathen. 2 Sam. 22:44; Psa. 2:8; 111:6.
Receive strangers and refugees. Lev. 19:33, 34; Isa. 11:10; 14:1; 55:5; 56:6-8; Zech. 8:22.
Set free slaves and prisoners. Psa. 72:4:Isa. 42:7; 49:9; 58:6.
Have a descendant of King David reigning over them. 2 Sam. 7:13; 1 Chron. 22:10; 2 Chron. 13:5; Psa. 89:35-37; Jer. 33:17.
Lose all trace of their lineage. Hos. 1:9, 10; Isa. 42:16; Rom. 11:25.

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