“But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24).
Christ did not come for everyone. In fact, Jesus (Yahshua) Christ specifically instructed His apostles to go only to one group of people: the lost sheep of Israel. Does that come as a surprise? Nor did He ever change or revise that instruction. Christ was not a “universalist” in that He never commanded His Gospel to be preached to every nation under the sun, to each and every hominid that walks the earth. That universalism came later as a politically motivated development of post-Apostolic Christianity (or, better, Churchianity). Not one scrap of evidence can be found in Scripture and the salvation history of Israel to support this notion of universalism. When Christ said to “make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19 NKJV), He was talking about all Adamic nations and only Adamic nations.
Yes, there is a form of universal salvation, but it’s only for Yahweh’s creation, the white Adamic race. Why is that? Simply put, Yahweh did not create the other races and He promised salvation only to His own creation. He favored only His own. We have examples of that principle in everyday life. For example, imagine the father of a family — let’s call him Mr. Murphy — left his property to the members of his family in his last will and testament. He may use words such as “all” and “everyone” but that “all” and “everyone” applies only to people within the Murphy family. It does not include every person in the town or country. No random person can walk in off the street or from the other side of the world and claim part of the Murphy inheritance.
Perhaps you’re not convinced? Please read on and weigh the evidence we present with an open mind and a prayerful heart. In light of the Scriptures we cite, consider the possibility that perhaps some of your assumptions about Christianity may be false, misinformed, or only partially true. If that is the case, then your task is to square your beliefs with what Apostolic Christianity actually taught and the Bible still teaches. This responsibility is yours and yours alone.
In the decades after Christ’s resurrection and ascension, the Gospel spread out from Palestine into the surrounding regions. Paul of Tarsus spearheaded the mission to bring the Gospel into Europe. Paul’s journeys are mapped out for us in the Bible. If universalism were true, we should ask — perhaps with indignation — why didn’t Paul and the other early Christian missionaries go to India or the far East or sub-Saharan Africa? But they didn’t. Since they didn’t, we need to ask if they failed in their mission. Did they misunderstand Christ’s instructions? Could it be that they went to the wrong place? And if Christianity is for every nation in the world, why did Paul and the other apostles not write letters of instruction (epistles) to the Hottentots, the Chinese, the Indians, the Arabs, the Negroes, and all the other races? But Scripture records that they wrote only to white Europeans.
Paul knew that the children of Israel had dispersed into Europe and that Europe was where the lost sheep of the house of Israel were to be found. Huge numbers of ancient Israelites had been scattered into Europe during the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations, and lesser numbers centuries earlier around the time of the Exodus from Egypt. Paul was a learned man and could have determined these facts from the writings of antiquity (in fact, Paul had access to much more history from antiquity than is extant to us now) as well as the Scriptures and direct inspiration from Christ who had called him to this ministry on the road to Damascus.
So while Peter and James focused on bringing the Gospel to the circumcised Hebrews in Palestine and nearby areas, Paul and his companions went to those “lost sheep” Israelites who had long since forgotten their Hebrew roots and at that time constituted the kings and peoples of white Europe. Some churches claim that certain apostles went to non-Israelites nations; for example, Thomas to India and Mark to Egypt (which by that time had race-mixed and no longer a white nation), but there is no reliable historical evidence for any of these early missionary ventures to non-whites. Such claims that lack historical evidence should be viewed as fables, not facts.
To more fully understand Christ’s command to “go only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel,” we must understand His mission. What message were the apostles to bring to these lost sheep? Why did Christ come? Why did He die? What was He trying to accomplish? Why would Christianity be only for Israel? These are far-reaching questions and to grasp the answers, we first need some backstory from the Old Testament. In later Proofs, we’ll focus more closely on several serious mistranslations in the New Testament that have misled Christians to believe that the Gospel is for all nations and all people — anyone and everyone — and not just the lost sheep of the house of Israel, as Christ had stated.
The Old Testament promised a Saviour who would redeem Israel and stated that Yahweh Himself would be that Saviour. Let’s pause here for a moment. We tend to assume that we know what these terms mean, but do we really? It can happen that we hear certain words so frequently (such as “Saviour” and “redeem”) that we think we know what they mean when we really don’t. Or we have only a surface-level understanding. So let’s take a closer look. What is a “Saviour” and why did Israel need saving? What did Israel need deliverance from? Today’s churches focus on the salvation of an individual person’s soul, but that’s only part of the picture. Israel will also be saved as a whole: “And in that manner all of Israel shall be delivered; just as it is written, ‘From out of Zion shall come the Deliverer, and He shall turn away impiety from Jakob’” Romans 11:26 CNT. And Isaiah 45:17 KJV says, “But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation….”
Here’s the bottom line: Eternal salvation is a racial message; your racial origin determines your destiny. Yahweh created Adam (and white Adamkind) in His own image. Into Adam, He breathed His own eternal Spirit. Adamic man is eternal because he has the Spirit of God within him. “God created man for immortality and made him an image of His own eternity. But death entered the world by the envy of the devil, and those of his portion tempt it” Wisdom of Solomon 2:23-24 LXX (Septuagint). Hence, all of Adamkind is already “saved” eternally. Paul of Tarsus says that the Spirit of God is sown in a natural body but will be raised a spiritual body (see I Corinthians 15). Adamkind will be resurrected and live forever.
This plan for eternal Adamic salvation came to fulfillment through Christ’s death and resurrection. (Until the time of Christ, the spirits of Adamic men waited in a place referred to as Hades, as spoken about in the Second Epistle of Peter.) Scripture tells us that Christ came into the world to undo the works of the devil: “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” I John 3:8 KJV. But what exactly are these works? The devil brought physical death into the world (because of envy, says Solomon) by seducing Eve and fathering Cain. In this way, Satan, a fallen angel, corrupted the Adamic creation, thus bringing death. But Christ overcame this physical death (delivering or saving His people from the works of the devil) and ultimately He will restore all Adamites to immortality, each Adamite man and woman being resurrected as He was. Then Christ will complete His destruction of the works of the devil by destroying all the offspring — the corruptions of His creation — which the devil brought into the world. What Israel failed to do in Canaan (exterminate the demon races; more on this in a minute), Christ will do at the end of time.
But, you might ask, if all Israel is to be saved, why wasn’t she saved from the suffering of being conquered, deported, and having the temple destroyed? Here it’s important to differentiate between eternal salvation and temporal salvation. Eternal salvation is in the next life; temporal salvation is “preservation” in this life. Temporal salvation is when Yahweh delivers or saves Israel from the hand of the enemy and preserves, prospers, and blesses her. Who is this enemy from whom Yahweh is preserving an obedient Israel in this life? Knowing the identity is the key to understanding Scripture. In Genesis, Yahweh decreed that He would put enmity between the seed (or lineage) of the serpent and the seed (or lineage) of the woman (or Eve with her husband, Adam). “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed…” Genesis 3:15.
This enmity is between the lineage of Cain, who was fathered by Satan, and the white Adamic lineage born of Adam and Eve, which lineage began with Seth since Cain had murdered Abel. Throughout history, this enemy seedline of Cain has tried to destroy and kill Yahweh’s Adamic race. Yahweh’s deliverance of Israel from this destruction is temporal salvation (or salvation in this life). This is the blessing that Yahweh promised to Abraham and was enunciated by Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist: “The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, that he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life” Luke 1:73-76. Yahweh blesses Israel with temporal salvation so that she can serve Him and be the holy people He created and called her to be.
To recap thus far: All Israel will be saved eternally. Despite what churches teach, eternal salvation is not conditional on belief or baptism or anything else we do. Rather, it is guaranteed to the Adamic race as a whole. But there are eternal things and there are temporal things. Temporal salvation — or preservation and blessing in this life — is dependent on Israel’s obedience to Yahweh. Obedience is rewarded in this life. Disobedience is punished for the purpose of the correction of Yahweh’s people. Since this is the case, it is essential that we always strive to keep Yahweh’s laws.
Israel’s obedience is her response to the covenant relationship she has with Yahweh. This relationship is described as a marriage. Yahweh’s marriage to Israel could be called “the greatest love story ever told.” (This phrase is the title of a series of essays by Clifton Emahiser in his Watchman’s Teaching Letters, beginning with #137, https://emahiser.christogenea.org/watchman-s-teaching-letter-137-september-2009.) It is tragic that Yahweh’s marriage to the race of Israel has been all but forgotten, is poorly and incorrectly understood, is distorted and denied in order to include other races, and is barely mentioned in modern churches. Nevertheless, Yahweh’s marriage to Israel is the basic motif that runs throughout the entire Scripture. It is, you might say, the backbone of the Bible.
Israel’s Marriage and Divorce
The story of Israel’s marriage begins with Moses leading our ancestors out of Egypt. When they reached Mount Sinai, Yahweh revealed His Law to them through Moses. This Law was in essence a covenantal marriage contract and was regarded as such. It’s called the Sinai Covenant or the Mosaic Covenant. We should note here that Christian Identity is based on covenant theology and not replacement theology. Replacement theology teaches that Israel was “replaced” by “the gentiles” who are now “spiritual Israel” through becoming “believers in Christ.” In essence, replacement theology teaches that Yahweh broke His original covenant with Israel. In later Proofs, we’ll clear up the mistranslation of the term “gentiles” and address the universalist heresy of spiritualizing Israel to mean any believer in Jesus Christ.
At Sinai, our ancestors swore to obey Yahweh’s Law. When they proclaimed, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do” (see Exodus 19:8), they were saying their “I do” marriage vows. In turn, Yahweh promised to be a Husband to His bride, Israel. He made a covenant with them. This marriage covenant was forever, and it included all the descendants of Israel right up to this day. “For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel…” says the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 54:5 KJV). As our Husband, Yahweh promised to bless the Israelites, save us in this life and the next, protect us, bless us, and make us great. We are His chosen people. “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the people who are on the face of the earth” Deuteronomy 14:2 NKJV. Israel and none other was given the covenant as Yahweh’s bride. We are eternally bound to Him.
The Israelites learned more about Yahweh’s Law from Moses as they journeyed through the desert toward the Promised Land. At times, they rebelled and broke God’s Law, but God patiently brought them along and taught them His ways. When they reached the land of Canaan, Yahweh specifically commanded them to exterminate all the Canaanites, those demonic people living in the land who would lead them into idolatry (or, to use the language of marriage, would lead them into adultery). “When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy onto 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 thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth” Deuteronomy 7: 1-6 KJV.
But although the Israelites conquered the Canaanites, they did not fully exterminate or “utterly destroy” them, and thus, as Yahweh had warned, the Canaanites and the other nations in the land corrupted the Israelites. “They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood” Psalm 106:34-38 KJV.
Thus the Scripture records that because the Israelites did not obey Yahweh’s commandment to exterminate the Canaanites, the disobedient Israelites race-mixed with these forbidden people and began worshipping their false gods (race-mixing always leads to idolatry). They emulated the ways of the Canaanites, which were grievously sinful. Yahweh sent prophets to warn His bride to repent. He chastened and corrected His people. The Israelites would repent for a while and then fall back into sin. This went on for hundreds of years.
Because Israel persisted in her idolatry and disobedience, Yahweh took the final step: He divorced her. Through the prophets, He issued her a bill of divorce (see Jeremiah 3:8). By means of the Assyrian deportations, He cast out Israel from the land He’d given them. Thus, Israel became “lost sheep” separated from their Shepherd. But in His great love for His bride, Yahweh promised that at a later time, He would reconcile Israel to Himself, essentially marrying her again through a New Covenant. “But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD. I will put My law in their minds and inscribe it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people” Jeremiah 31:33 Berean Study Bible.
Here we might consider how great Yahweh’s love for Israel must be for Him to make this promise of reconciliation to His unfaithful wife through a New Covenant. He was punishing her in order to correct her. However, we should note that Yahweh did not extend mercy to the surrounding nations with whom Israel had committed adultery. They did not know Yahweh. He had made no promise to save or preserve them, and His own Law condemned both the adulterous wife and her paramours to death. He destroyed them, but He spared His bride, although He chastened her severely.
To properly understand this marriage, divorce, and remarriage scenario, we need to know a few basic facts about the Old Testament laws regarding marriage. When an Israelite man married a woman, she became his property and owed him obedience and faithfulness. In return, he was responsible for supporting and protecting her and their children. If a wife committed adultery (which is included in the term “uncleanness” in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 which follows), both she and the guilty man were put to death. A husband could divorce his wife (but a wife could not divorce her husband). If a man divorced his wife, the Law required him to give her a bill of divorce, a written document. This document protected the divorced wife if she were to marry again. It proved that she was free from her marriage to her first husband. Without the bill of divorce, she and her new husband could be accused of adultery, thus putting them both in danger of being stoned to death. These laws were designed to keep sin from the land and preserve Israel as a holy people consecrated to God.
The marriage and divorce laws explain why Yahweh asked the Israelites this rhetorical question: “Where is your bill of divorce?” (see Isaiah 50:1). Yahweh had not given His wife a bill of divorce (but He would in Jeremiah 3:8). Israel was an adulterous wife, still married to Yahweh but playing the harlot by worshipping false gods, falling into grievous sins and crimes, and disregarding the Law. Thus as a collective adulterous wife (just as with an individual adulterous wife), Israel was condemned by law to the death penalty. Although Yahweh chastened Israel with divorce — in other words, He put her away — through military defeats and deportations, He promised to save her from death. He promised to redeem her, save her, and marry her again. But there was a formidable problem: His own Law forbade a husband to remarry a cheating, adulterous wife. Such remarriage was considered an abomination. The situation seemed hopeless, but this is where Christ’s mission (which included His death) to the lost sheep of the house of Israel comes in.
“When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some uncleanness in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, when she has departed from his house, and goes and becomes another man’s wife, if the latter husband detests her and writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her as his wife, then her former husband who divorced her must not take her back to be his wife after she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance” Deuteronomy 24:1-4 NKJV.
Because Yahweh cannot lie, He never violates His own promises or His own Law. So how was He to fulfill His promise of remarriage to adulterous Israel when such remarriage is against the Law? Adultery (which includes not only sexual misdeeds but also race-mixing or “adulteration” of the bloodline) is a grave crime. Since Israel was an unfaithful wife, she was under the penalty of death. This was not eternal death (since all Israel shall be saved) but rather a temporal destruction. Without Christ’s redeeming death, Israel should by law have been destroyed and not have lived on to eventually give birth to you and me today. To be freed — or saved — from condemnation, temporal ruination, and the death penalty, she needed a Saviour. Yahweh promised to come as her Saviour (more on how He saved her in a minute) but in order to fulfill His promise to remarry His redeemed bride, He as the Husband had to die.
To recap thus far: As we see in the passage from Deuteronomy 24, a divorced wife was forbidden from remarrying the husband who had divorced her. But if he were dead, she was freed from her marriage to him and from the laws governing that marriage, including the death penalty for her adultery and the law against her remarrying him.
What are we to make of this?
God’s solution transcends our earthly logic. Let’s walk through this scenario, keeping in mind that the scenario is not only hypothetical but also humanly impossible. According to the Law, for an adulterous wife to legally remarry her original husband, he had to die. Of course, it’s quite impossible for her to remarry a dead husband, but legally that would be the only way she could remarry him. That’s because only the death of her husband could free the wife from the laws governing her original marriage to him, including the prohibition against remarrying him. In human terms, this is contradictory and impossible. But we’re talking God’s terms here, and with God, nothing is impossible.
Yahweh does not transgress His own Law. Instead, He gave us a transcendent plan for our salvation and remarriage to Him in the life and death of Jesus (Yahshua) Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer, Yahweh come in the flesh. When Christ died, not only were Israel’s sins forgiven, but Israel was freed from her original marriage to Yahweh at Sinai (also called the Mosaic Covenant) which she had violated. In other words, God transcended His own Law whilst still keeping it. To fulfill His promises to the patriarchs — Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — and His covenant of marriage to Israel at Sinai, He would release Israel from the penalty of death and through His death as her Husband, make remarriage possible through the New Covenant in Christ.
This remarriage is probably the most misunderstood message of Scripture; nevertheless, it’s at the heart of the Bible. Yahweh Himself is both the Husband and the Redeemer. Throughout the Old Testament, many prophecies state that a Saviour would come to save His people and make things right. Our people were under the penalty of death and needed a Saviour. Yahweh explicitly said that He Himself would be that Saviour and that there is no other Saviour besides Him (see Isaiah 45:15). He would come in the flesh as a man (an Adamic, Israelite man descended from David) and redeem His people, the children of Israel. These promises and prophecies were fulfilled by Yahshua Christ, who was Yahweh God in the flesh.
“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour” Isaiah 43:11 KJV.
Israel’s sins were deserving of death, but Yahweh promised to save her. How could her sins be cleansed so that she could be redeemed? According to the Law, the only way sins could be cleansed and forgiven was by means of a sacrifice, or a propitiation. Typically, this sacrifice had to be an unblemished lamb sacrificed on the altar. These temple sacrifices foreshowed Yahshua Christ, the true Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the Adamic world in the New Covenant of His blood (see Luke 22:20 and Matthew 26:28). The old Mosaic Covenant has come and gone. We failed to keep it. But Yahweh did not fail us and we now have Christ.
The New Covenant in Christ is based on God’s original covenant with Abraham, the Abrahamic Covenant, which was not conditional on obedience. The Mosaic Covenant was voided but the Abrahamic Covenant continues. This New Covenant is with the same people, the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel), and represents Yahweh’s remarriage of Israel. We are Abraham’s descendants, redeemed by Christ in His New Covenant. We are not under the old covenant of the law anymore, although we do keep the moral law.
John the Baptist announced that Christ was this Lamb of God. “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” John 1:29 NKJV. (Remember that “world” refers to Israelites and the white Adamic people as the only race created by Yahweh, not to all hominid inhabitants of the globe.) To redeem His condemned wife, Yahweh Himself would be the sacrificial lamb who would cleanse her sins according to the Law. Yahshua Christ is Yahweh in the flesh (see Isaiah 9:6 where the promised Saviour is called the “Mighty God” and “Everlasting Father”), and He is the unblemished Lamb because He is holy, having never sinned. He is the propitiation for our sins. He died to fulfill the Law: to cleanse us His people from our sins through His death as the Lamb; and through His death as the Husband, make it lawfully possible to be reconciled with His cleansed bride, Israel, and to take us back as His wife. Now perhaps you can see what is meant by the phrase “the greatest love story ever told.”
It should be noted that today’s churches preach that Christ died for everyone’s sins. This is the false teaching of universalism. Remember that sin is the transgression of the Law, and only the children of Israel were ever given the Law (see Psalm 147:19-20). Hence no other race or nation was expected to keep Yahweh’s Law. In fact, the Law had nothing to do with them.
Christ referred to Himself as the Bridegroom during His ministry (see Matthew 9:15). His forerunner, John the Baptist, testified that Yahshua was the Bridegroom (see John 3:29). Christ was (and is) Yahweh; the same God who married His people Israel at Mount Sinai; the same God who rebuked and chastened Israel for her sins and idolatry; the same God who finally divorced Israel for her adulteries and scattered her across the nations; the same God who promised to redeem and remarry His own wife. Yahshua Christ is the Husband who would remarry His people, who had promised: “So I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in loving devotion and compassion. And I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will know the LORD” Hosea 2:19 Berean Study Bible.
We should note that Christ God is not a polygamist. He does not have multiple wives. He has only one wife: the people of Israel, the unmixed descendants of Jacob. He married only Israel at Sinai when He gave her His Law as the marriage covenant. As David said in the Psalms, He did not give His Law to any other people. “He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel. He had not dealt thus with any nation; and as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the LORD” Psalm 147:19-20 NKJV. That is why Yahweh God came in Christ for the lost sheep of the house of Israel only. We white Europeans are the Israelites, His chosen people — and the only people — who are destined to remarry Yahweh through the New Covenant in Christ because we are the only people who married Yahweh at Sinai in the first place
The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel
To return to the question we asked at the beginning: Why did Christ’s apostles travel only to Europe to spread the Gospel and not to other lands, such as Africa or the Far East? Why did they restrict their missionary journeys to the Roman world of their time? Quite simply, they were obeying Christ’s instructions. They sought the lost Israelites who had long since dispersed into the European lands and built their own nations there. These descendants of Israel were lost sheep without their Shepherd. As Christ had stated when He was in Palestine, “And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd” John 10:16 NKJV. Christ’s mission was to regather His sheep not only in Palestine but also from wherever they had wandered. For that reason, He stated clearly that He had come for only one people, the lost sheep of the house of Israel, the entire race of people who were and are genetically biological Israel.
Throughout the Bible, Yahweh often refers to His people as His sheep, as in Psalm 95:7: “For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand….” Yahshua Christ is not only the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world; He is also the Good Shepherd: “I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know me,” John 10:14 NKJV. Even the most casual Bible reader is familiar with Psalm 23 that begins, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
We are His sheep, but let’s take a closer look at the phrase “lost sheep.” What does “lost” mean in this case? Lost geographically? Lost in the sense of being doomed? Lost because God had misplaced them? And most importantly, why were they lost? Just as Israel’s sin brought about her divorce and deportations, so Israel’s sin and constant disobedience caused Yahweh to scatter His sheep. Thus Israel became “lost” in that they were sheep separated from their Shepherd. Without their shepherd, sheep are lost and they wander. The ancient Israelites wanted to worship false gods, and God let them. They became lost sheep because they were hellbent on idolatry and following false shepherds. But even so, Yahweh’s mercy followed them. The prophet Ezekiel, speaking for Yahweh, said, “As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so I will seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day” Ezekiel 34:12 NKJV.
Our ancestors were scattered and gradually spread across Europe over the centuries following the deportations (and to a lesser degree, before the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations). Christ the Good Shepherd’s ministry was to redeem and reunite His scattered flock. He stated in no uncertain terms that His sheep would hear His voice and become one flock. The small number of Israelites in Judea at the time of Christ was but a tiny portion of this flock. The rest were spread over Europe. The mission of regathering them was given to the apostles and the subsequent generations of Christians who continued spreading the Gospel. Over hundreds of years, Europe and the white Adamic world converted from paganism and became the only Christian race. This was Yahweh’s regathering of His people, His lost sheep, as He had promised. He became their Shepherd again.
To sum up why Christ came for the lost sheep of the house of Israel only: In order to fulfill His covenant with Israel, Yahweh came down as a man, Yahshua (Jesus) Christ, and died on the cross for His wayward bride. By His sacrificial death as the Lamb of God, He released His wife from the penalty of death for her sins. By being resurrected from the dead, He could lawfully remarry His bride. He sent His apostles to seek and find His lost people who had long since been scattered across the European lands. These white Europeans were the multitude of nations and kings promised to come from Abraham and Sarah (see Genesis 17:6 and 16). Thus were Yahweh’s Chosen People regathered in Christ.
Now, as His regathered people, we await the complete and final collective reconciliation of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and the final destruction of the enemies of God. This vision of the Marriage Supper was given to the Apostle John: “And I heard a sound like the roar of a great multitude, like the rushing of many waters, and like a mighty rumbling of thunder, crying out: ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him the glory. For the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. She was given clothing of fine linen, bright and pure.’ For the fine linen she wears is the righteous acts of the saints. Then the angel told me to write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are the true words of God’” Revelations 19:6-9 Berean Study Bible.
John’s vision is of the culmination of the New Covenant, Yahweh’s new marriage to His people. His people are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the regathered lost sheep of the house of Israel. This is why Yahshua came only for the lost sheep of the house of Israel.