We are no more Alien to the Commonwealth of Israel by Dr Nathaniel Omilani

We say happy Easter and we pray that the evidence of our connection with the heavenly father will be obvious to all in the name of Jesus. 

The crucifixion, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith. We are not in despair because of the hope that just like the resurrected Christ went to be with the Father, we shall also be with him one day (I Corinthians 15:9). Beyond the certainty of eternal life, the resurrection of Jesus made us connect with the Father and all that we missed through Adam’s disobedience (Romans 5:17).

The experience of the daughters of Zelophehad in Numbers 27:11 mirrors what man missed as a result of Adam’s disobedience. These women complained to Moses that they had no access to Father’s inheritance since he died of his sin in the wilderness. The restriction they had was cultural, and women were excluded from the estate which their father left. These women told Moses that their Father had no son, and because of this, they got nothing out of what their father left for them.

Moses went to God, and God said the women were correct. God insisted that their gender is not a limitation to get their father’s inheritance. In the same way, whosoever believe in Jesus will have access to God and God’s provisions.

Num 27:5-7 (GWT)

So Moses brought their case to the LORD,   and the LORD said to him, 

 “Zelophehad’s daughters are right. You must give them property of their own among their Father’s relatives. Turn their Father’s property over to them.    

In the sight of God, these women should not be strangers to what belonged to them because of their cultural limitations. Right from the day their father died, all the properties of their Father is automatically theirs. All the years they spent as strangers to what belonged to them was not the plan of God.

If they had not present their case to Moses, they shall remain aliens to what they should enjoy.

Until you also believe that Jesus Christ died and resurrected, you shall remain aliens to the promise of God.

Ephesians 2:12

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 


If you are without Christ, you an alien to the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenant promise. You will live in despair all your life like the daughters of Zelophehad. The only thing that will change the equation is to speak and believe right. Remember the God said to Moses that the daughters of Zelophehad spoke right. They believed right and also verbalized what they believed.


The word is in your mouth (Romans 10:8& Deut 30:14); if you confess that Jesus is the son of God and you believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Like the daughters of Zelophehad, you will now have access.


Why is the access to what God has for tied to Jesus

Christ’s death and resurrection?   

The answer is straightforward. All the time he was here on earth, he never referred to God as the God or the disciple’s Father until he resurrected. When he resurrected, he presented to us evidence of our access to the Father in heaven.

John 20:17

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

By the resurrection of Jesus, we became:

  1. The brethren of Jesus (His younger brothers and sisters)
  2. All God was to Jesus; God also became the same to us
  3. He also became of our Father

Romans 8:17 (GWT)

If we are his children, we are also God’s heirs. If we share in Christ’s suffering to share his glory, we are heirs together with him.

And if children, also heirs, heirs, indeed, of God, and heirs together of Christ—if, indeed, we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together. (YLT)


For the believers, we must have an accurate understanding of the privileges that comes with this access and tap into them. This will make us know that we cannot be limited, intimidated and dominated by anything that cannot dominate Jesus.


Action Point


Take time to confess that you are not an alien to the covenant promise, and you are a winner


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  1. A thought provoking writeup. Many times we are silent when we should speak out. As the bible says by our words we are justified orcondemned. Salvation comes with a cryout for deliverance from sin to He who isable to save – Jesus.

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