To the Jews first

While Jesus came firstly to the Jews as their Messiah and King He also came as the Saviour of the world (1 John 1'14). After the Holy Spirit came that pattern was continued.

In addition to Moses' prophecy regarding the Prophet who would come later the prophet Jeremiah prophesied regarding the New Covenant (31'31-34).

Referring to that prophecy, Hebrews 8'6-11 provides the context of it and that it came about in Christ:

"But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.

Because finding fault with them, He says: 'Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah

- not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the LORD.

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

None of them shall teach his neighbour, and none his brother, saying, "Know the Lord," for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more'.

In that He says, 'A new covenant,' He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away".

Then to the Gentiles

Romans 4 is all about faith, and verse 17 relates God as saying to Abraham: "I have made you a father of many nations". Galatians 3'8 expands on it:

"And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, 'In you all the nations shall be blessed'", Galatians 3'8.

Acts 26'23 states "that the Christ would suffer, that He would be the first to rise from the dead, and would proclaim light to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."

Luke in 2'32 reports Simeon's prophecy of Jesus being "A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel".

"God so loved the world"!