Love Israel

Calling people to repent of the satanic, demonic religious spirit that irrationally and insanely compulses and enslaves people to make excuses to evilly speak against national Israel.

 

Josiahs Scott, Josiahs@trueconnection.org, www.TrueConnection.org

The History of this work: First compiled by Josiahs Scott: 4/21/10; Helper C and Helper & invested large amounts of help looking up and compiling assigned verses: 5/11-5/21/10; Revised by Josiahs: 5/10-5/29/10; Helper A and Helper C gathered even more assigned verses: 6/2- 6/4/10; Finalized and revised by Josiahs: 6/11-6/14/10; 6/26/10; 11/16/10; 10/14/11 (typos corrected); (11/14/11);

 

>> TODO/ Additions!

 

Contents

Introduction and Purpose. 1

It is Already Obvious that National Israel is Presently Fallen. 2

Explanation. 2

At our Point in History, it is Physical Israel that will not Make it 2

We Know from the Beginning that Israel has “Always Resisted the Holy Spirit”. 2

Denying the Incarnation of God Means Damnation for the Unbeliever 3

Hard-Hearted, but Loved - Num 22-24. 4

Still Acknowledged. 4

Jerusalem is Still called “The Holy City”. 4

The Children’s Bread. 4

The Jews are still called God's people. 4

Conclusion. 5

Repent of Straw Man Arguments. 5

The Fictional Threat 5

Let it Stand Clear for the Record from Now On. 5

The Promises for the Jews - The Verses that Many in Sin Do Not Believe. 6

The Jews Still Come First 6

There is a Profit in Being Jewish. 6

Let us Consider the Many Countless (Physical) Benefits of being Jewish. 7

Salvation is from the Jews: Joh_4:22. 8

All Nations Blessed Through Israel 8

Whoever Blesses You I will Bless. 8

The Main Promise: All Israel will be saved – Rom 11. 9

Their Lost State is Only Temporary; Their Salvation Comes…... 11

The Promise of their Salvation Endures Forever 12

The Promise is to those who Pierced. 13

And Jesus Himself Certainly Agrees with this Promise. 13

This is the Life of Favor – to Believe on the Promises of God. 14

 

Introduction and Purpose

It is high time that we insistently held people accountable to plainly obey the commands in the Bible, including those commands for us to believe for the promised future salvation for national Israel, and it is time that we called sinners to repent of creating unreasoning excuses to disobey these passages. It is high time that we repented of this old heresy of ancient counterfeits and wicked reformers. Whether it is the “spiritualizing” excuses of “Covenant Theology” (which essentially came through an initially subtle heretic named Origen), or the “eschatological” excuses promoted by other Egyptian heretics, it is time we called the church to repent of reproducing the lawless language and theology of heretics.

    The very last thing on earth that we need in our lawless and perverse age that we live in, is to find more excuses to not obey the Bible, But there are tireless perverts inside of the church who labor with all they can to disprove what God has said, and there are so many of these that labor so that they may think despairingly of Israel, but instead of this cancer we so desperately need continuous and perfect demands charged upon us to simply believe and obey everything the Bible says, including this point about loving and blessing national Israel, and believing for her ultimate salvation.


 

It is Already Obvious that National Israel is Presently Fallen

Explanation

Although there is a decreasing but still significant minority that do not believe the Bible verses about our obligation to bless National Israel, there are virtually none that disagree with Israel’s current state of lostness. This is one of the very few clear truths in the Bible that church goers don’t usually ever argue against. The plain fact that physical national Israel is lost and on her way to hell goes without saying for virtually every form of christianity, and does not call for much of a fight to establish in people’s minds, since almost all church goers are already aware of these tragic realities. The Scriptures are plain and clear on this point, and in addition to this clarity of the Scriptures, thankfully, for the most part, even though most church goers are lost themselves, so far no one within the church really disagrees with the fact that Israel is lost at our point in history.

 

[If anyone reading this knows of any main-stream church groups that think National Israel is going to heaven, please let me know (not counting liberals that think ‘everyone is going to heaven’)].

 

At our Point in History, it is Physical Israel that will not Make it

Mat_8:10-12 CAB When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who were following, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!  11  And I say to you that many shall come from east and west, and recline to eat with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;  12  but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

 

Luk_19:41-44 CAB And as He drew near, seeing the city [Jerusalem], He wept over it,  42  saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things pertaining to your peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.  43  For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and hem you in from every side,  44  and they will level you to the ground, and your children with you; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the season of your visitation."

 

(see also Psa_81:13; Isa_48:18)

 

1Th_2:14-16 WEB  For you, brothers, became imitators of the assemblies of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus; for you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews;  15  who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and drove us out, and didn't please God, and are contrary to all men;  16  forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always. But wrath has come on them to the uttermost.

 

We Know from the Beginning that Israel has “Always Resisted the Holy Spirit”

Act_7:51 CAB  "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, you also do.

 

Deu_9:6 CAB  And you shall know this day, that it is not for your righteousnesses that the Lord your God gives to you this good land to inherit, for you are a stiff-necked people.

 

Deu_9:13 CAB  And the Lord spoke to me, saying, I have spoken to you once and again, saying, I have seen this people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people.

 

Moses says:

Deu_31:27 CAB  For I know your provocation, and your stiff neck; for yet during my life with you at this day, you have been provoking in your conduct toward God: how shall you not also be so after my death?

 

Ezra Says:

Neh_9:16-17 CAB  But they and our fathers behaved proudly, and hardened their neck, and did not hearken to Your commandments,  17  and refused to listen, and remembered not Your wonders which You worked among them. And they hardened their neck, and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You, O God, are merciful and compassionate, long-suffering, and abundant in mercy, and You did not forsake them.

 

Neh_9:30 CAB  Yet You had patience with them for many years, and testified to them by Your Spirit by the hand of Your prophets: but they hearkened not; so You gave them into the hand of the nations of the land.

 

Isa_3:10 CAB  But they disobeyed, and provoked His Holy Spirit; so He turned to be an enemy, He Himself contended against them.

 

Isa_48:4 CAB  I know that you are stubborn, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your forehead bronze.

 

Jer_17:23 CAB  But they hearkened not, and inclined not their ear, but stiffened their neck more than their fathers did, so as not to hear Me, and not to receive correction.

 

Zec_7:11 CAB  But they refused to attend, and madly turned their back, and made their ears heavy, so that they should not hear.

 

Zec_7:12 CAB  And they made their heart disobedient, so as not to hearken to My law, and the words which the Lord Almighty sent forth by His Spirit by the former prophets: so there was great wrath from the Lord Almighty.

 

Deu_5:29 CAB O that there were such a heart in them, that they should fear Me, and keep My commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their sons forever!

 

Also See: Deu_10:16; Deu_30:6; Psa_78:5-42, Psa_78:55-66 [>> I need to read these passages to see if I might quote them]; Psa_95:8; Jer_4:4; Jer_6:10; Jer_9:26; Neh_9:16-31; Rom_2:25

 

Denying the Incarnation of God Means Damnation for the Unbeliever

1Jn_2:22-23 CAB  Who is a liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either.

 

- It goes without saying that this includes all Jews who deny Jesus

 

1Jn_4:3 CAB  and every spirit which does not confess [Greek: confess together] that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard that it is coming, and now is already in the world.

 

2Jn_1:7 CAB  Because many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and the antichrist.

 

If you do believe that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, then it necessarily means He “came” from being God unto manifesting himself in the flesh of men:

 

1Ti_3:16 WEB  Without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: God was revealed in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, And received up in glory.

 

Hard-Hearted, but Loved - Num 22-24

Even though National Israel was rebellious in the Old Covenant, God still poured out adoration and love upon them, and continued to call them His people

 

Num_24:1 - Balaam pleased God by blessing Israel (also see: Num_23:3-12; Num_23:15-26; Num_24:1-10) even though…

 

Num_25:1-18 - (in the very next chapter) they were still completely hard-hearted, sinful and rebellious

 

For more on Balaam see:

Deu_23:3-6; Neh_13:2; Mic_6:5; Num_25:1-3; Num_31:8; Jos_13:22 (they killed Balaam); Jos_24:9-10; 2Pe_2:15; Jud_1:11; Rev_2:14

 

Num_22:12 CAB  And God said to Balaam, You shall not go with them, neither shall you curse the people, for they are blessed.

 

Also see: Psa_106:4-48 [>> read]; Isa_54:17

 

Still Acknowledged

National Israel is still acknowledged in the midst of the New Covenant, even though they have been declared lost and rejected unto this day:

 

Jerusalem is Still called “The Holy City”

Mat_4:5; Mat_27:53; Rev_11:2; Rev_21:2; Rev_21:10; Rev_22:19

 

The Children’s Bread

The Jews are still called “The children” in the Phrase, “The children’s bread”: Mat_15:26; Mar_7:27

 

The Jews are still called God's people

Mat_2:6 CAB 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Ruler who will shepherd My people Israel.' "

 

Luk_1:67-68 CAB Now... Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he prophesied, saying,  68  "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people,

 

Luk_1:76-79 CAB "And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, 77 to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins, 78 through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; 79 to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."

 

Note: This was before salvation had been particularly proclaimed to the nations, and this prophecy was about John the Baptist, and by extension, Jesus Himself, and both John and Jesus preached primarily to the Jews.

 

Luk_7:16 CAB Then fear took hold of all, and they were glorifying God, saying, "A great prophet has risen up among us"; and, "God has visited His people."

 

Rom_15:10 CAB And again he says: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!"

 

Act_3:25 CAB  You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your offspring all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'

 

Note: If Peter says here to the Jews that they are the (physical) sons of the prophets and the patriarchs and we say that they are not recognized at all, then we need to repent and become of the same faith as Peter.

 

Other Verses

Also see the following passages: Rom_11:1-2 (quoted later); also see: Hos_11:12 (especially see this passage in the LXX since it is not as clear in the MT – Masoretic Text).

 

We should know that this theme of calling the Jews “God’s People” is carried over from the Old Testament: Psa_41:13; Psa_72:17-19; Psa_106:48 (we should know that this is only a very small representative sample).

 

Conclusion

Although it is abundantly clear that national Israel is currently lost, we should not use this fact (that everyone already knows and agrees with) as though it were leverage to support the heresy that says National Israel will never be saved. Although the Bible makes it clear that they are lost, it is irrational to use this fact to assume that they will always be this way, especially when we have to reject and disbelieve Bible verses, even the emphatic promises of God, to establish and teach our rebellious presumptions.

 

Repent of Straw Man Arguments

The Fictional Threat

When talking about the promise of Israel being saved, many irrational people have quickly tried to rebuke and correct the Scriptures whenever they are spoken out loud by insisting with their theoretical religion that “the Jews are going to have to come into salvation by Jesus just like everyone else.” But while this statement in and of itself can be technically correct, using these words as though we were fighting some epidemic false doctrine that the church at large is falling for, is deceptive, since it tries to incriminate the promise and slander the proclamation as though it were motivated by false beliefs, and it pretends that there is someone out there who is trying to say that the Jews do not have to repent and believe in Jesus to be saved, so that they can cloud over the promise with the scare of a make-believe scenario of false doctrine. A rational and sound mind does not do this.

    When we talk about a regular person from the nations being saved, everyone in any form of christianity (even as bad as the modern religion is) at least theoretically knows that a person has to come to God by faith in Jesus. But for some reason, when we start talking about all Israel being saved people argue back that the Jews have to come in by faith in Jesus, as though the promise of Israel’s salvation was somehow contrary to this. This is what is called a straw man argument; You make it look like someone is arguing something that they are not so that you can look like you proved your point when you disprove the thing that no one was ever proposing in the first place.

    There is no real threat, even within modern christianity, of people believing that Israel will be saved without coming to Jesus by faith, and we ought to repent of deceptively pretending that there is, just so we can scare people away from believing what God said on this matter, and use it as another excuse and occasion to belittle physical Israel, and make it look like we have disproved the promise of God to save this nation.

 

Let it Stand Clear for the Record from Now On

As a whole, in general, for the vast majority of all churches today, there is no one arguing that Israel is going to be saved apart from faith in Jesus. To bring this up as a counterpoint is deceptive and evil, because it irrationally fights against the promise of Israel being saved as though the promise depended upon some argument that they are going to be saved without being cut to the heart and crying out to Jesus for mercy:

 

Zec_12:10 KJV  and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

 

For those who unreasonably claim that this has already happened: While it is stated that there has been some kind of pre-fulfillments to this passage (in John), it is abundantly clear that this repentance, or “mourning,” has not happened yet as Israel has not yet fully looked on Jesus in this completed way (see the section called, “The Promise is to those who Pierced”).

 

Using straw man arguments to avoid acknowledging the good promises of God toward the nation of Israel is dishonest, and in the end, it betrays the debater as having a perverse zeal and indignation against this blessed people, since such wrathful descriptions do not simply submit when the Scriptures talk about the particular mercy that has been promised to these physical descendants of Jacob.

    If you have wrathful warnings that may benefit us into the sobriety of truth by gloriously honoring the justice of God against the lawlessness of men, then I beg you to preach on. But if you have some perverted darkness that does not submit to the Scriptures when they speak of God’s goodness and promises toward a people, then you are the one who needs the warnings of God’s wrath, since you do not actually care enough to Love and obey Jesus when He commands us to believe for the salvation of His elect nation.

 

Don’t be irrational and theoretical in finding ways to disobey the Scriptures. Repent and be Biblical.

 

The Promises for the Jews - The Verses that Many in Sin Do Not Believe

The Jews Still Come First

Rom_1:16 CAB For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes, both to the Jew first and to the Greek.

 

Rom_2:9-10 CAB …tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that works evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek;  10  but glory, honor, and peace to everyone that works good, both to the Jew first and to the Greek.

 

Eph_2:12 CAB  that at that time you were apart from Christ, being estranged from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, not having hope and atheists [KJV: “without God”] in the world.

(Compare: Joh_10:16)

 

Zec_12:7-10 KJV  The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first

[more quoted later]

 

There is a Profit in Being Jewish

Rom_2:25 CAB For indeed circumcision profits if you keep the law; but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

 

Rom_3:1-2 CAB What then is the superiority [περισσὸνG4053 (perisson)] of the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?  2  Much in every way! First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

 

Note

(A) A significant number of people today are saying there is no profit to being a Jew, even though this passage clearly says there is profit (or “superiority” as CAB has it) in being Jewish.

 

(B) If the Bible says there is a profit in being Jewish, and we say that there is not, then we are certainly found liars:

 

Rom_3:3-4 CAB For what if some did not believe? Surely their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God?  4  Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar, just as it is written: "That You may be justified in Your words, and You may overcome when You are judged."

 

Eze_25:8-9 CAB  Thus says the Lord; Because Moab has said, Behold, are not the houses of Israel and Judah like all the other nations?  9  Therefore, behold, I will weaken the shoulder of Moab from his frontier cities, even the choice land, the house of Beth Jeshimoth above the fountain of the city, by the seaside.

 

- It is terrifying when some church people today speak just like these Moabites and say that the Jews are no longer special, and that they are no different at all than any of the other nations!

 

Also see: Deu_32:4; Psa_92:15; Psa_145:17; Zep_3:5; Job_40:8; Psa_100:5; Psa_119:160; Joh_3:33; Tit_1:2; Rom_9:14; Heb_6:18; 1Jn_5:10

 

Let us Consider the Many Countless (Physical) Benefits of being Jewish

We see from the above passages that there is a physicalsuperiority” in being Jewish (i.e. “circumcision,” etc.). What follows are just some of the physical “superiorities” that ought to teach us as parables about how to be holy and spiritually separated from the world today:

 

Exo_19:6 CAB  And you shall be to Me a royal priesthood and a holy nation. These words shall you speak to the children of Israel.

 

Deu_14:2 CAB  For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord your God has chosen you to be a peculiar [“purchased” or “possessed”] people to Himself of all the nations on the face of the earth.

 

Lev_20:24 CAB  and I said to you, You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you for a possession, a land flowing with milk and honey: I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from all people.

 

Lev_20:26 CAB  And you shall be holy to Me; because I the Lord your God am holy, who separated you from all nations, to be Mine.

 

Deu_7:6 CAB  For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; and the Lord your God chose you to be to Him a peculiar people beyond all nations that are upon the face of the earth.

 

Deu_26:19 CAB  and that you should be above all nations, as He has made you renowned, and a boast, and glorious, that you should be a holy people to the Lord your God, as He has spoken.

 

Note

- How did God Make them “Holy,” and “separate”?

- It was not in their heart (yet), but in their flesh (see especially: Romans, Galatians, and Hebrews)

- It is the New Covenant that necessarily purifies the heart (see: Matthew 5-7)

 

Take it to Heart

We should take these physical benefits (superiorities) to heart as those from the nations, especially because these things are recognized and shown their proper place in the New Covenant throughout the Letters of the Apostles when they wrote to the nations (non-Jews). If the apostles recognized these physical benefits of the Jews before the non-Jews, so should we today in all of our churches:

Rom_9:3; Act_22:3, Act_26:4; 2Co_11:22; Phi_3:5

 

1Th_4:3-5 CAB  For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from fornication,  4  that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,  5  not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles [that is, the non-Jews] who do not know God,

 

1Th_2:14 CAB  For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus...

 

[also compare and contrast the rest of this verse]

 

Other passages about morally imitating the Jews and not being like the nations: Eph_4:17-19; 1Pe_4:3

 

Salvation is from the Jews: Joh_4:22

 

Considerations

- By saying “Salvation is from the Jews” Jesus is honoring the superiority of the physical parable, not the vanity of the present apostasy 

- We ought to join with Jesus in glorifying this physical parable and honor what God has done, not fight against it

- If we glory in the physical example in truth, then we (with Jesus) will be catapulted in to truly honoring God by the Spirit

- The purpose of Israel has always been to be a parable to the nations

- We cannot reasonably claim to understand how to accomplish righteousness by spiritual things if we fail to first acknowledge and learn the basic physical parable of carnal things in national Israel

- If we say that Israel is no longer significant before God as a benefit to us, then we say that we don’t actually need the parable that God has insistently given us for holiness and obedience

- It is hypocritical to claim that we are walking according to holiness and truth if we rebel and devalue the very symbol of holiness that God made Israel into for us

 

All Nations Blessed Through Israel

Gen_18:18 CAB  But Abraham shall become a great and populous nation, and in him shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

 

Gen_22:18 CAB  And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.

 

Gen_26:4 CAB  And I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven; and I will give to your seed all this land, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in your seed.

 

Gen_28:14 CAB  And your seed shall be as the sand of the earth; and it shall spread abroad to the sea, and the south, and the north, and to the east; and in you and in your seed shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed.

 

Act_3:25 CAB  You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your offspring all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'

 

Whoever Blesses You I will Bless

Gen_12:3 CAB  And I will bless those that bless you, and curse those that curse you, and in you shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed.

 

Gen_27:29 CAB  …accursed is he that curses you, and blessed is he that blesses you.

 

Num_24:9 CAB  He lies down, he rests as a lion; and as a young lion, who shall rouse him? Those that bless you are blessed, and those that curse you are cursed.

 

Remember:

Eze_25:8-9 CAB  Thus says the Lord; Because Moab has said, Behold, are not the houses of Israel and Judah like all the other nations?  9  Therefore, behold, I will weaken the shoulder of Moab from his frontier cities, even the choice land, the house of Beth Jeshimoth above the fountain of the city, by the seaside.

 

Jesus responded to this as a Good testimony:

Luk_7:5 - He deserves your help because he loves our nation

 

The Main Promise: All Israel will be saved – Rom 11

Rom_11:1-32 CAB  I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.  2  God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying,  3  "LORD, they killed Your prophets and they torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life"?  4  But what does the divine response say to him? "I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal."  5  Even so then, at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.  6  And if by grace, it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.  7  What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.  8  Just as it is written: "God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, to this very day."  9  And David says: "Let their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a recompense to them.  10  Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, and their back always be bowed down."  11  I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But by their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.  12  But if their transgression is the riches of the world, and their defeat is the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!  13  For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am indeed an apostle to the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry,  14  if somehow I may provoke to jealousy my fellow Jews, and I may save some of them.  15  For if their casting away means reconciliation for the world, what will their acceptance be, if not life from the dead?  16  For if the firstfruit is holy, so also the lump; and if the root is holy, so also the branches.  17  But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and became a partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,  18  do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.  19  You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."  20  Well said. By unbelief they were broken off, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear.  21  For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps* He may not spare you either.  22  Behold then the kindness and severity of God: upon those that fell, severity; but upon you, kindness, if you continue in His kindness. Otherwise you also shall be cut off.  23  And they also, if they do not remain in unbelief, shall be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.  24  For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more shall these, the natural ones, be grafted into their own olive tree?  25  For I do not desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.  26  And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer shall come out of Zion, and He shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob;  27  For this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins."  28  As regards to the gospel, they are enemies for your sake; but as regards to election, they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.  29  For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.  30  For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now you were shown mercy through their disobedience,  31  even so these now were disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also might be shown mercy.  32  For God has shut up all to disobedience, that He might show mercy to all.

[* I do not agree with representing “μήπως οὐδὲ” in Greek as “perhaps He may not.” I think it would be better to simply represent it as “He may not”]

 

Also See: Jer_18:9; Jer_24:6; Jer_31:28; Jer_32:36-42 [>> read all of these!]


 

Considerations and Notes from Romans 11

- The previous passage speaks so clearly for itself. If you believe in something other than a plain and natural reading of this previous passage, then you can be sure sin has found a place in your theology.

- It is absolutely clear that Paul means physical, national Israel in Rom_11:26 when he says “Israel,” since he spends verses Rom_11:1-25 describing Israel as a hard-hearted and lost people:

 

The “Israel” in Romans 11 is described this way, verse by verse:

Rom_11:3 - Killing God's Prophets and tearing down His alters;

Rom_11:4 - Bowing down to idols;

Rom_11:7 - Receiving blindness and not obtaining salvation;

Rom_11:8 - Receiving a “spirit of stupor” and blindness, and being made deaf;

Rom_11:9 - Falling into a snare, trap, and falling by a stumbling block;

Rom_11:10 - Darkened eyes and bent backs;

Rom_11:11 - Stumbling and transgressing without salvation;

Rom_11:12 - Transgressing and being defeated;

Rom_11:14 - Being not yet saved;

Rom_11:15 - Being cast away and not yet saved;

Rom_11:17-23 - Being severely not spared, broken off and fallen branches by unbelief;

So:

Rom_11:25 - “...blindness in part has happened to Israel...”

 

- It is obvious that this “Israel” that Paul is talking about is not a saved “spiritual Israel,” but an unsaved fleshly Israel that is blind and given over to sin.

- These words cannot at all speak of “saved Gentiles” in the New Covenant as “spiritual Israel,” since the saved Gentiles Paul describes were not living in sin (for example: Rom_6:17-23)!

- It is concerning this unsaved “Israel” and in this context of utter lostness that Paul says in the very next verse, “all Israel shall be saved” (Rom_11:26).

- If Romans 11 says that “all Israel shall be saved” (Rom_11:26) and you choose to believe that all of national Israel will not be saved, then your damnation is just. You have no excuse since the Scriptures have so clearly spoken and you have directly chosen to rebel against them and believe something else.

- As seen above in verse Rom_11:28, Israel is beloved by Christians for the sake of “election” and the Old Testament patriarchs.

- If the Jews are not beloved by you, then you are not a Christian, because Paul says to the real Christians, “they are beloved” (Rom_11:28-29)

- It is always a struggle for some people to consider Jews “beloved” when they do not believe in God’s promise of their election, and resulting national salvation.

- If they are not yet especially “beloved” by you, then repent and become a real Christian like the ones described in Romans 11!

 

Their Lost State is Only Temporary; Their Salvation Comes

1Sa_12:22 CAB  For the Lord will not cast off His people for His great name's sake, because the Lord graciously took you to Himself for a people.

 

Lam_3:31-32 CAB  For the Lord will not reject forever.  32  ( כ ) CHAPH. For He that has brought down will pity, and that according to the abundance of His mercy.

 

Isa_54:7-10 CAB  For a little while I left you; but with great mercy will I have compassion upon you.  8  In a little wrath I turned away My face from you; but with everlasting mercy will I have compassion upon you, says the Lord that delivers you.  9  From the time of the water of Noah this is My purpose; as I swore to him at that time, saying of the earth, I will no more be angry with you, neither when you are threatened,  10  shall the mountains depart, nor shall your hills be removed; so neither shall My mercy fail you, nor shall the covenant of your peace be at all removed; for the Lord who is gracious to you has spoken it.

 

- It is clear that this salvation is not “spiritual Israel” but “National Israel”

 

Psa_77:7 CAB  Will the Lord cast off forever? And will He be well pleased no more?

 

Psa_94:14 CAB  For the Lord will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His inheritance;

 

Jer_31:31-37 CAB  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.  32  Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day when I took hold of their hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; for they abode not in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord.  33  For this is My covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: after those days, says the Lord, I will surely put My laws into their mind, and write them on their hearts. And I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people.  34  And no more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man 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 iniquities, and their sins I will remember no more.  35  Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for a light by day, the moon and the stars for a light by night, and makes a roaring in the sea, so that its waves roar: the Lord Almighty is His name:  36  if these ordinances cease from before Me, says the Lord, then shall the family of Israel cease to be a nation before Me forever.  37  Though the sky should be raised to a greater height, says the Lord, and though the ground of the earth should be sunk lower beneath, yet I will not cast off the family of Israel, says the Lord, for all that they have done.

 

- It is clear that verses Jer_31:31-34 began being fulfilled with the New Covenant (Heb_8:6-13; Heb_10:16-17)

- It is even clearer that as long as we have “the moonthe starsa roaring in the sea37 ...the sky…and…the ground of the earth” God says that “these ordinances” prove that “Israel [will not] cease to be a nation before [Him] forever.”

- With the words “a nation” and “Israel,” we know that National Israel is intended as the ultimate object of this salvation described by this passage.

- This covenant started with the mysterious surprise of the salvation of the nations (gentiles), but it climaxes with the very salvation of God’s own physical people in view of Jesus’ return (see Eph_3:1-6; Rev_7:3-12; and also: Rev 14:5)!

 

Isa_49:14-17 CAB  But Zion said, The Lord has forsaken me, and, The Lord has forgotten me.  15  Will a woman forget her child, so as not to have compassion upon the offspring of her womb? But if a woman should even forget these, yet I will not forget you, says the Lord.  16  Behold, I have painted your walls on My hands, and you are continually before Me.  17  And you shall soon be built by those by whom you were destroyed, and they that made you desolate shall go forth from you.

(see all of: Isa_49:14-26)

 

Amo_9:15 CAB  And I will plant them on their land, and they shall no more be plucked up from the land which I have given them, says the Lord God Almighty.

 

The Promise of their Salvation Endures Forever

We have already seen many of these statements in previous passages, but let us lock in on this promise, take it to heart, and not forget it but believe it and preach it for the sake of truth!

 

Psa_105:5-11 CAB Remember His wonderful works that He has done; His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth;  6  you seed of Abraham, His servants, you children of Jacob, His elect. [also Psa_105:42-43] 7  He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth.  8  He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded for a thousand generations;  9  which He established as a covenant to Abraham, and He remembered His oath to Isaac.  10  And He established it to Jacob for an ordinance, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant;  11  saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the line of your inheritance;

 

The Promise is to those who Pierced

Zec_12:7-10 KJV  The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.  8  In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.  9  And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.  10  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

 

Psa_22:16 CAB  For many dogs have compassed Me; the assembly of the evildoers has enclosed Me; they pierced My hands and My feet.

 

Pre-fulfillment: Psa_22:16; Joh_19:37; (Act_2:36-39)

Future Promised Fulfillment: Rev_1:7

 

Notes on Prophesied Mourning and Salvation

- “Mourning” did not happen among Israel during the pre-fulfillment of Jesus’ crucifixion (Joh_19:37)

- When the future fulfillment comes, it will be spiritual life for the physical nation, and it will cut national Israel to the heart so that they mourn unto repentance (v. Zec_12:10) and salvation (v. Zec_12:7)

 

And Jesus Himself Certainly Agrees with this Promise

Mat_17:10-13 CAB And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"  11  Jesus answered and said to them, " Elijah truly does come first, and shall restore all things. [that is, the nation of Israel]  12  But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they desired. Thus also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them."  13  Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.

(also Mar_9:11-13)

 

Notice What Jesus is saying here!

Although it is clear that the immediate context and application of this passage is the past tense fulfillment of John the Baptist, yet it is equally explicit that Jesus predicts a future fulfillment of “Elijah coming” in the words, “Elijah truly does come first, and shall restore all things,” or as Mark has it: “…Indeed, Elijah is coming first…” (Mar_9:12 CAB). When Jesus says, “shall restore all things” it is very clear that the ultimate fulfillment of “Elijah” is a prophecy that is still in the future which Jesus gives us a surety that it will happen in the words “Elijah truly does come,” and “…Indeed, Elijah is coming first…” and we know from this that it does not just “happen theoretically.” It is enough if we should just believe Jesus’ Words here, but for all affirmation, the book of Revelation confirms this future appearance of Elijah in the end times (Rev_11:3-12).

    In speaking about this future coming of Elijah compared with the past coming of Elijah, Jesus points out that, Elijah does truly have to come and restore before Jesus can return to the earth, yet Jesus still shows that His first advent happened to also be legitimate as much as His future second coming, since it happened that the “Elijah” did actually already come in John the Baptist before Jesus Himself began His own birth and ministry before the people.

    Jesus never even comes close to implying that the scribes or the disciples were wrong about their conclusions in this matter of a future restoration of Israel, but instead completely agrees in passing while teaching deeper, more immediate truths for the New Covenant:

 

Act_1:6-8 CAB  Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?"  7  And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has placed in His own authority.  8  But you shall receive power…

 

It is clear and unmistakable that Jesus completely agrees with their expectation of a physical earthly kingdom, and with physical, national Israel being restored at that time. Jesus never says anything like, “No, I will never restore the kingdom to Israel!” But instead, His disciples ask ‘what time will you restore,’ and Jesus answers, ‘you cannot know what time,’ then Jesus proceeds to tell them what spiritual things they must focus on and occupy their hearts with for the present time until that time came when He would “restore the kingdom to Israel.” If Jesus says, ‘you cannot know what time,’ it very clearly indicates that there is indeed a time that God has in mind of doing this very promise that their hearts are clinging to. Jesus is not being a cheap “spiritual” liar by leading His disciples on to believe that their nation would one day be saved only to switch up the promise later to a “spiritual Israel” that will alone be saved.

 

Note

It goes without saying and it is very clear that “restoring Israel” in this passage is not talking about “Spiritual Israel” because Jesus was going to immediately “restore” the nations (spiritually) at this time with the Gospel of a heavenly kingdom that He would quickly give them. If Jesus speaks of a “not at this time” restoration, it is clear that this is a promise for the future salvation which is not immediately pertinent with the salvation of the nations which was just around the corner.

 

This is the Life of Favor – to Believe on the Promises of God

As Jesus ascended into the heavens, He left the disciples with the great future hope of their entire nation being made alive by the good announcement and favor from the hand of God and the truth of Jesus. If Jesus left us with such great promise and sure hope for the Jews, let us also partake of this favor and light from God and live by hope for our own souls, and for those souls of the nation of Israel. Let us believe in the hope which our forerunners suffered persecution for:

 

Act_28:20 CAB   …because of the hope of Israel I am wearing this chain…

 

 




 

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Rom_3:1 ¶What advantage then hath the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision?

Rom_3:1  τι ουν το περισσον του ιουδαιου η τις η ωφελεια της περιτομης

Rom_3:2 Much every way! first of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Rom_3:2  πολυ κατα παντα τροπον πρωτον μεν Aγαρ TSBγαρ οτι επιστευθησαν τα λογια του θεου

 

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The gentiles who obey Noah have a part in the world to come, but every Jew who does not obey Moses has no part in God's people in this life or in the age to come, but his part in gehena. This is some very basic orthodoxy that even a reverent Jew will agree with.

 

3/1/15

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The Inferiority of the Non-Jewish Nations

What it Means to be a Gentile

2/9/15

 

WEB CAB Greek

Jer 16:19 Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, even vanity and things in which there is no profit.

Jer 16:19 O Lord, You are my strength and my help, and my refuge in days of evil. To You the Gentiles shall come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, How worthless were the idols which our fathers procured for themselves, and there is no help in them.

Jer 16:19  κύριε ἰσχύς μου καὶ βοήθειά μου καὶ καταφυγή μου ἐν ἡμέρᾳ κακῶν, πρὸς σὲ ἔθνη ἥξουσιν ἀπ᾿ ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς καὶ ἐροῦσιν Ὡς ψευδῆ ἐκτήσαντο οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν εἴδωλα, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἐν αὐτοῖς ὠφέλημα.

 

 

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Joe_3:2  I will gather all the nations, and I will lead them into the valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will litigate with them there for  my people,  and  my inheritance  Israel, whom I dispersed among the nations, even the one [2my land  1 who divided].

Joe_3:12  Awaken and ascend all  nations into the valley of Jehoshaphat! for there I will sit  to separate all the nations round about.

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11/29/13

God is not in the business of praising Western Culture, but of EASTERN Truth!

 

Isa_41:2 WEB  Who has raised up one from the east? Whom called him to his foot in righteousness? He hands over nations to him, and makes him rule over kings. He gives them like the dust to his sword, like the driven stubble to his bow.

Isa_41:2 CAB  Who raised up righteousness from the east, and called it to His feet, so that it should go? Who shall appoint it as an adversary of Gentiles, and shall dismay kings, and bury their swords in the earth, and cast forth their bows and arrows as sticks?

Isa_41:2 Greek  τίς ἐξήγειρεν ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν δικαιοσύνην, ἐκάλεσεν αὐτὴν κατὰ πόδας αὐτοῦ, καὶ πορεύσεται; δώσει ἐναντίον ἐθνῶν καὶ βασιλεῖς ἐκστήσει καὶ δώσει εἰς γῆν τὰς μαχαίρας αὐτῶν καὶ ὡς φρύγανα ἐξωσμένα τὰ τόξα αὐτῶν·

 

Add: Rom 11 - Love Israel: a foolish people/ not a nation – being non-jewish has its disadvantages (compare Rom_3:4)

 

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Other Summary Warnings

Beware of the religious mind that imagines unwarranted evil against the Jews that is not motivated by the scriptures

why is it that people among us so often pop up with new and random zeal against the Jews without any apparent motivation when they are not even a threat or temptation to us, our faith, or our safety?

why is it that people so frequently imagine straw man arguments that are not even being debated in order to criticize the Jews? make no mistake—when people do this it is demonic irrationality  since there is no Scriptural nor current threat to answer for such actions. satan has always randomly and irrationally incited as much ill will against the Jews as he can for, no apparent reason throughout history.  These irrational arguments are ones that come out of no where and pretend threats as an excuse to speak against the Jews:

 

it is a very obvious reality that the Jews have been hardened for a reason, and it is even more obvious and simply stated in scripture that this hardening is temporary.

Did you notice  that it is people like Luther and other such un submitted persons that feel randomly motivated against the Jews, not even recognizing their fleshly superiority.

- They would even wish that the Jews would “come to Jesus” and then become “un circumcised” contrary to the commandment

- They would say that there is no profit in circumcision

 

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not in CAB;1Ki_6:13 KJV  And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

 

not in CABJer_33:24-26 KJV  Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.  25  Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;  26  Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

 

The Jews are still called God's people  counter-wise see: 1Pe_2:9)

 

it would be theirs “forever” (Gen. 13:15

 

Mercy – include?

Mic_7:18 CAB  Who is a God like You, canceling iniquities, and passing over the sins of the remnant of His inheritance? And He has not kept His anger for a testimony, for He delights in mercy.

 

include?

Psa_106:8 CAB  Yet He saved them for His name's sake, that He might cause His mighty power to be known.

 

Amo 9:8-9 Complete Apostles' Bible  8  Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the kingdom of sinners, and I will cut it off from the face of the earth; only I will not utterly cut off the house of Jacob, says the Lord.  9  For I will give commandment, and sift the house of Israel among all the Gentiles, as grain is sifted in a sieve, and yet a fragment shall by no means fall upon the earth.

 

Exo_23:22 CAB  If you will indeed hear My voice, and if you will do all the things I shall charge you with, and keep My covenant, you shall be to Me a peculiar [purchased] people above all nations. For the whole earth is Mine, and you shall be to Me a royal priesthood, and a holy nation. These words shall you speak to the children of Israel: If you shall indeed hear My voice, and do all the things I shall tell you, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.

 

Deu_30:7 CAB  And the Lord your God will put these curses upon your enemies, and upon those that hate you, who have persecuted you.

 

More Promises of Goodness to National Israel

 

 (distortions against Ignatious)

 

- the special place of Jews

- A significant number of people will need to repent of their opinions and theology if they would choose to believe this passage.

 

2Co_6:16 CAB And what union is there for the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, just as God has said: "I will dwell in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people."

 

Heb_8:10 CAB For this is the covenant which I shall covenant with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind, and I shall inscribe them upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

 

 

Bad testimony:

Many oppose Israel by saying "the Jews are Christ murderers"

- This doesn't sound like love for the nation of the Jews, does it?

 

Why Fight the Bible?

One of the basic problems (which I have already somewhat indicated) is that there is practically no motivation to state that all Israel will be saved except the fact that the Bible says it, and I can say this even after significant experience being exposed to the most ungodly and wicked types of "pro-Israel" churches. It is very true that after they have established that all Israel will be saved they embellish it with many unfounded religious nonsense (especially in their unreasonable eschatology), yet still, no one would ever stand up and come up with the initial, basic idea that all Israel would be saved if the Scriptures had not said it first. This is why it makes no sense to call yourself a christian and fight against the initial and basic fact that all Israel will be saved, since the only thing you can really argue against is the Bible itself. No one else is responsible for asserting this promise outside of the Bible, so please do not be found opposing what God said.

 

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