Romans 11: 25-26
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
J I M . . .
I salute you, BROTHER. Beginning with the stirring opening strains, it directs (& invites) listeners into serious consideration of such serious, eternal truths. (Doesn’t the Broadcast’s dignified, orchestrated sounds lend themselves to weighty matters/times like these?)
Naturally, we GENTILES ~ my own late Mom included ~ can wonder why there seems to be a ‘slighted’, slanted view toward us. This week’s elucidations help us see a (pecking) order… Divine by design ~ that though God’s ancient covenant family are partially blinded (for now), as that full complement of grafted-in GOYIM (Gentiles) is reached… THEN consumation.
As Jan Willem Vanderhoeven puts it, ” Where in sacred scripture does it say, ‘Oh, NEW YORK, NEW YORK… if I forget thee, let my right hand forget its cunning’ ? ” (Most favored nation status?
This out-reach isn’t called “the JERUSALEM Connection” for nothing…!)
Blessings & Shalom, General “JIM”….
I realize, basically, we are on “the same page”…; however, and we’ve discussed this before….I must at least present a Pre-Tribulation interpretation…(Yes, there Are Messianic Jews who believe
this, too!)….that is: Paul was saying:
” Here’s a summary of what Paul wrote there. Because of their unbelief, Israel has been blinded to the fact that Jesus is the Messiah while He takes a people for Himself from among the Gentiles. In Luke 19:42 Jesus said this would happen. After He has taken the Church in the rapture, the blinders will begin to come off and Israel will recognize Jesus as their Messiah (Zech. 12:10). This will happen during the latter part of the Great Tribulation. At that time, many will come to Him and be saved.
When Paul said all Israel will be saved, he meant all 12 tribes will be represented in the Kingdom Age, not that every single Jew alive at the time will inherit eternal life. John 14:6 says no one can come to the Father except through Jesus and that includes the Jews.”
(See Grace Thru Faith/Jack Kelley) …./So…IT’s GOOD NEWS…but…Many….MANY…
Will choose to Deny OUR LORD….Before it comes to pass…..