It would appear that very few people know what the word STRANGER, or STRANGERS actually mean in the Scriptures. This study is to provide you with the information that these words can mean other Israelites from other countries and it can mean complete STRANGERS of another race or people.
The word STRANGER is used some 129 times in the Scriptures; 121 times in the Old Testament and 8 times in the New Testament of the King James Version of the Bible.
The word STRANGERS is used some 80 times in the Scriptures; 65 times in the Old Testament and 15 times in the New Testament of the King James Version of the Bible.
The first use of the word STRANGER is in Genesis 15:13:
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a STRANGER in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.
This is in reference to the time that most of the Israelites would spend in the land of Egypt. Joseph was the first one to go there as a prisoner and through the help of Yahweh was raised to be second in command in that country until his death. Joseph later brought his entire family into Egypt and placed them in some of the most fertile land in all of Egypt.
Today it is hard to find any of Yahwehs Laws, Statutes, and Judgments that we have not perverted, due to the false teachings of the Judeo-Christian clergy, and the laziness of Judeo-Christians in general. Take for example the laws of citizenship and eligibility for public office.
Anybody from a country whose people are not of our race, whose civilization is not of our sort, whose ideals are not like ours at all, can come in here and after a relatively brief period be naturalized and given full citizenship, equal to someone born here. That is completely contrary to Yahwehs law.
Yahwehs law is explained in detail in Deuteronomy 23:3-8. Those who are of the same race as ours, but not of Israel: Remember that there were descendants of Abraham by a number of sons, and only one of them was Isaac; those who are racially the same, although not of our Israel nations, they were not permitted citizenship until the third generation born in the land. By that time, they could have pretty well absorbed our way of looking on things. But as to those who are racially not the same, they could not be admitted to citizenship even to the tenth generation.
Aliens were not permitted to hold any public office. Deuteronomy 17:15:
...thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
That word stranger doesnt mean somebody to whom you have not been formally introduced; it is the Hebrew word nokriy, which means a person of a different race. When any non-Israelite is able to gain public office, that is clearly stated in the Bible as being a curse upon us and a punishment for our wickedness.
Deuteronomy 28:15, 43-45:
`But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to observe to do all his commandment and his statutes which I command thee this day; that these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.
Then He goes on to list a number of them, and you come to this (In Deuteronomy 15:43-45):
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail...because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee.
The very fact that America can have a Negro running for mayor of any city USA, or the Senate, or the House of Representatives, in any state, or on a national level shows to what an extent we have sunk in the eyes of Yahweh. This is something that is always promoted by those who like to call themselves liberal, and that also is taken up in the Bible.
In the thirty-second chapter of Isaiah, he starts out talking about what it is going to be like in the kingdom of God, when all our present troubles are done away with, and we are living under the reign of Yahweh.
And in Isaiah 32:5, he says that then
...the vile (v-i-l-e) person shall be no more called liberal...
He knew his liberals!
As to foreign policy: You hear stupid people always parroting, O, you must love your enemies. Remember, the Bible is very careful to say your enemy and to distinguish between your enemy and Gods enemy. If your fellow Israelite is your enemy, he is your enemy for one of two reason.
Either you actually have done something wrong to him, in which case you should make amends, or he mistakenly thinks you have done something wrong to him, in which case you should try to get him to understand that you didnt do it. But now, Gods enemy is a very different thing.
Remember, on the break-up of Israel, on the death of Solomon, the northern kingdom went into idolatry immediately, and of course Yahweh naturally took away His favor from the northern kingdom of Israel on that account. A little while after that, one of the kings of Judah, who was making a half-hearted attempt to be good, sent military aid to help the king of Israel in some battle or other, and he was given this rebuke:
Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord? (2 Chronicles 19:2)
When you help Yahwehs enemies, when you arrange yourself on their side, you yourself become the enemy of Yahweh and can expect to pay the penalty accordingly; and parroting, love your enemy, love your enemy, isnt going to change the facts a bit. You dont fool Yahweh with catch phrases.
Then in Genesis 17:12:
And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any STRANGER, which is not of thy seed.
STRANGER: Strongs Concordance: #5236 nekar (naykawr')' from #5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom: KJV alien, strange (+er). (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded GreekHebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
Before we go any further with this we need to remind you that the entire Bible is the history of the conflict between Yahweh our God and the rebel Satan, also carried on between THEIR CHILDREN. Didnt you know that they both had children? Yes, we do mean children, not merely followers. There are those who deny this truth, but they are deceived or they are deceivers doing the work of the devil, called Satan.
Luke 3:38 tells us ADAM WAS THE SON OF GOD and surely you know Adam had children and descendants down through our won generations. In many other places, Yahweh refers to His children. For just a few of these consider Deuteronomy 32:19:
And when Yahweh saw it, He abhorred them, because of the provoking of HIS SONS AND OF HIS DAUGHTERS.
Isaiah 43:6 records:
I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring MY SONS from afar and MY DAUGHTERS from the ends of the earth.
Isaiah 45:11 records;
Thus saith Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel and his Maker. Ask me of things to come concerning my SONS and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
In Jeremiah 14:8:
O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a STRANGER in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
Psalm 82:6 states:
I have said, Ye are Gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.
In the New Testament we read in John 11:51-52;
He prophesied that Yahshua should die for that nation; and not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together THE CHILDREN OF YAHWEH, THAT WERE SCATTERED ABROAD.
Paul in Romans 8:14, 16 says;
For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, THEY ARE THE SONS OF YAHWEH. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF YAHWEH.
As to the children of Satan, this also is affirmed in the Bible from beginning to end. In Genesis 3:15 where Yahweh tells Satan, I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between THY SEED AND HER SEED, the same Hebrew word for seed or descendants is used in both instances. Satan was to have just as literal seed, or children, as the woman Eve. Yahshua affirmed this several times, for example in Matthew 13:38-39 where He said:
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom (Yahwehs children): but the tares are THE CHILDREN OF THE WICKED ONE; the enemy that sowed them is the devil.
In John 6:70-71 Yahshua said to His 12 disciples,
Have not I chosen you 12 and ONE OF YOU IS A DEVIL?
very carefully read John 8:31-55 where Yahshua said to these people;
I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with YOUR father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Yahshua saith unto them, IF ye were Abrahams CHILDREN, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of Yahweh; YE DO THE DEEDS OF YOUR FATHER.
They tried to masquerade as Yahwehs children, but they could not deceive Yahshua. They said:
We have one father, even Yahweh. Yahshua said unto them, IF YAHWEH WERE YOUR FATHER, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from Yahweh; YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. It is my father that honoreth me: of whom ye say that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him.
Yahshua was not using vulgarly abusive language to them, He was stating a biological fact, with scientific accuracy. Paul also does not hesitate to identify certain people as the CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL. Meeting one of these devils, which is recorded in Acts 13:6-10, Paul clearly called him THOU CHILD OF THE DEVIL.
In the thousands of years of this conflict, whenever we have remembered that we are the children of God, remained loyal to Him and remembered that God Himself put enmity between HIS children and SATAN'S CHILDREN, we have had prosperity and high civilization, with very little crime. The wars which the wicked started against us ended quickly with tremendous victories in our favor. Satan's tactics have always been the same down through the ages.
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a STRANGER? (Proverbs 5:20)
STRANGER: Strongs Concordance: #5237 nokriy (nokree'); from OT:5235 (second form); strange, in a variety of degrees and applications (foreign, nonrelative, adulterous, different, wonderful):
First he tries to crush us by force, as the Bible records many times and as we saw a few years ago in Japan's treacherous attack upon us. But these attacks always fail, when we remember who WE are and who THEY are and act accordingly.
Then Satan tries another method. Since God has given us the victory whenever we remember that we are HIS CHILDREN and have nothing to do with the children and the ways of Satan.
The only way to conquer and enslave or destroy us is to make us forget this division between the CHILDREN OF GOD and the CHILDREN OF SATAN, get us all mixed together so our ways will be corrupted with theirs, our children will learn their evil, our government will be controlled by their power and they will make us enemies of God like themselves.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; No STRANGER, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any STRANGER that is among the children of Israel. (Ezekiel 44:9)
STRANGER: Strongs Concordance: #5236 nekar (naykawr')' from OT:5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom: KJV alien, strange (+er).
STRANGER: Strongs Concordance: #1121 ben (bane); from OT:1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., [like OT:1, OT:251, etc.]): KJV + afflicted, age, [Ahoh] [Ammon] [Hachmon] [Lev] ite, [anointed] one, appointed to, (+)arrow, [Assyr] [Babylon] [Egypt] [Grec] ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+)man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+)people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + STRANGER, X surely, them of, + TUMULTUOUS ONE, + valiant [est], whelp, worthy, young (one), youth. (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded GreekHebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
Only when we are in rebellion against God, and therefore do not receive His help, can Satan and his children hope to destroy us. We were warned of this, as of all other dangers.
In Deuteronomy 7:24 we got the first warning:
"Thou shalt smite them and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them: neither shalt thou make marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following Me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you and destroy thee suddenly."
But we have allowed them to enter our land in great numbers, multitudes of them were admitted illegally under the Roosevelt administration. We have allowed them to take control over our commerce, our government, our schools and now they who hate our God are even laying hands on our churches. God warned us not to allow them in the land. "For they will turn away thy son from following Me."
In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the STRANGERS carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them. (Obadiah 1:11)
They have done this. Their organizations have made such a bitter fight against any mention of the name of Jesus Christ in our schools that many schools boards have yielded to their pressure. They have sometimes been able to put some of their own people into public office, where they have ruled officially that we cannot even read one verse from the Bible in our schools, because it offends them!
Our children are not allowed to hear the name of God in our schools and now even our churches are being infiltrated and corrupted in the same way. Under the guise of "interfaith" movements, supposedly Christian ministers have been induced to bring into their pulpits those whose official doctrine calls our Savior, Jesus Christ, a liar and a fraud.
To avoid offending these people, supposedly Christian ministers carefully avoid preaching anything from the Gospel of John. They practically deny their Savior to please His enemies. So, our children, who cannot hear the name of our God in school, often cannot hear it in their churches either. The evil of which God warned us has come upon us.
How are Satan's children able to do this? By a great MASQUERADE, in which they pretend to be God's children and have corrupted most of our clergymen until these no longer tell us who WE are. We received warning of this also, if we would only heed it.
In II Corinthians 11:1315, where it says,
"Such men are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ."
No wonder, as even Satan himself masquerades as a shining angel. So it is nothing strange if his servants also masquerade as servants of uprightness. But, their doom will fit their actions.
So we are told by them that these people are God's chosen, that they must be helped to invade and steal other people's land and that our own institutions must be changed so as not to offend them and that our churches must abandon Him in order to have fellowship with them. But God warned us NOT TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH DEVILS.
All masquerades must reach an end and this one is almost finished. It has nearly succeeded in bringing us to destruction. But God will save us because we are HIS CHILDREN.
Though most of us have forgotten our identity, He has not forgotten. Masks will be removed and our true identity revealed. In Isaiah 51:12, God has told us,
"Hearken to Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock from whence ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit from whence ye are digged. LOOK UNTO ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER AND UNTO SARAH THAT BORE YOU."
That is, look to your ancestry, recognize that you are Israel, God's children. STOP MASQUERADING AS GENTILES. Tear the mask off Satan's children who masquerade as you.
So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no STRANGERS pass through her any more.