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July 10, 2020 2:00 am
God is carrying out a supreme plan for the entire world. In the message "God's Plan for Israel—and the World," Skip expounds on that plan, including what it means for your future.
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Now listen to what Jesus said this is Matthew 23 verse 39 where I tell you. He says this in Jerusalem and the temple precincts.
For I tell you, you will not see me again. You say, Blessed is one day this nation will say that simply it's impossible for Israel. The number Christ body was everything that is happening.
History is leading up to some big events that are part of God's plan today on connect with skintight Skip talks more about the plan. God is carrying out for the nation of Israel and what that means for your future to want to let you know about a resource that will help you for the kinds of prayers that drive out fear. No wonder the guys asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. We need direction, we would still be saying now I lay me down to sleep instead of just playing God.
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Presently, but benefits are given simultaneous that blindness as brought a benefit in another place I want to see it.
Verse 25 I do desire… I do not desire brother you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion that blindness in part has happened to Israel until I command that you study the end tells of the Bible are quite revelatory until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in yes Israel has nationally rejected Jesus as their Messiah. That's tragic, but that tragedy is open the door to the Gentiles, and to date, godly as God is mainly dealing with us because they rejected him.
He's offered to the world member. The apostle Paul said, you know like God sent me to do a Israel and he'd always go to the synagogue first to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Always go to the synagogue and one day because he kept getting rejected. Is that okay if you deem yourselves unworthy of eternal life.
I am going to the Gentiles and he became known as the apostle to the Gentiles, but God had promised Abraham a nation of future he made a covenant with Abraham and God said that and you all the nations of the earth will be blessed. Have you ever stopped to consider how much Israel has blessed the world we frame it for you, of all of the worlds population .2%, not even 1% of world population is Jewish.
A fraction of 1% is Jewish, and world population and yet they have captured 20% of the Nobel Peace Prize is ever given their captured over 30% of all the honors in music, science, and literature. If you've ever taken aspirin you should be mindful that a Jewish man by the name of Friedrich Bayer Bayer aspirin is the one whose pharmaceutical company developed it. If you've ever been vaccinated for polio.
You should thank two Jewish man, Dr. Albert Sabin and Dr. Jonas Salk. If you ever gone to the dentist and had your gums numbed deadened because of so you wouldn't have pain with Novocain you can thank Dr. Albert Einhorn, a Jewish chemist. If you've ever had a bacterial infection be given structure myosin was discovered by Dr. Abraham Waxman Jewish physician. If you've ever God for bid been tested for syphilis. You can thank Dr. newsline who developed the Wasserman test Jewish.
If you've ever gone to college and started the DNA molecule.
It was sent to Jewish gentleman by the name of James Watson and Francis crick the first developed that double helix coil model of the DNA and if you've ever been forgiven of your sins it's because a Jewish Savior did Jesus Messiah.
The point of Paul in Romans 11 is blindness has happened to them but that blindness is temporary and that temporary blindness has opened the door of faith to us. We been brought in because of what I do verse 15 until JB fishing around some of these verses. For if there being cast away is the reconciling of the world open the door for Gentiles.
What will their acceptance to be, but life from the dead, for the first through this holy than the lump is also holy. If the root is holy, so are the branches and some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and with them became a partaker of the root in the fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do, boast, remember that you do not support the root but the root supports you all of us have always been important in Mediterranean countries in the ancient Mediterranean world was a commercial mainstay. Even today, go to the Mediterranean world got Israel with a sociologist reason production everywhere.
Did you know that olive trees can live for hundreds of years, and though the tree the roof can live on and on. What happens is individual branches can stop producing olives so you know what they do and those branches stop producing cut off. They lop them off and they take branches from younger trees off the younger trees bore a hole in the old trunk of the old tree and graft in a young olive branch so that the older trunks can be restored to productivity. That's the analogy, and it's a plane analogy, the old productive branches. The Israelites were broken off.
That's the blindness that happened and then branches from a wild olive tree that's us Gentiles were grafted in.
That's the simultaneous benefit.
It means we get our sap our energy are nourishment from the covenant promises God gave to Israel. We are tapped into the trunk of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the others, not as a replacement of Israel, but in addition to Israel to add fruit for the kingdom. Jesus in Matthew 21 said, if you never read the Scriptures. The stones which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. The Lord is done this and it is marvelous in our eyes. Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit as the Gentiles grafted in temporarily.
Temporarily, in John 10 Jesus said, and using a different analogy now 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.
So we been brought in grafted into the blessing of God to the Jewish people. This is why no Christian can be anti-somatic. We owe them way too much. They gave us our heritage.
They give us our Bible. They gave us our Messiah is places don't boast against the root. The root supports you back to verse 25.
What does this mean exactly the fullness of the Gentiles. It says blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentile.
What does that mean how many of you have a new international version you're reading from today with your hand. Okay, it says something different than say the fullness of the Gentiles. This is the phone number of the Gentiles right if you anybody with an NLT new living translation says the complete number. These are better renderings of this verse the complaint or phone number that is the church. It indicates that there is a number among the Gentiles, that will one day be the very last Gentile.
The full number of Gentiles after Israel rejected Christ and the Jerusalem church met together, they were scratching their little keep us on their heads trying to figure out what was happening because now all these these Gentiles are hearing the gospel and remember the very first Gentile was a guy by the name of Cornelius and Peter was very scared even going to his house. He came into his house and is undergoing hey I'm happy to be of the Baha'is of you know I should be here because I'm Jewish and you're not.
But he believed in peters that God has told me I could never call common or unclean, that which God has cleansed so Peter in the Jerusalem Council said you know that God shows among us that the Gentiles should hear the word of God and belief, so Cornelius was the first and there have been millions and millions and millions of us since Cornelius one day the very last one is going to be safe and when that happens that'll be the fullness of the Gentiles the full number of the Gentiles. When the present age runs its course. When the church is filled with the last Gentile believer. I believe the rapture of the church will happen.
God will collect his saints on the earth. First Thessalonians, tells us and began again dealing with the nation of Israel.
So if you've ever studied Daniel 70 weeks. If you've ever wondered why it's put that by why there's a gap between the 69th and 70th week you know says there'll be a 70 week 70 weeks of years, 490 years will be 69 of them 483 years, but then are sort of like he he deals with that last week that seven year period alone.
Why is that why the gap. The gap is the church and when the church age is done and were taken up in the rapture of the church. That's when the domino tips and that last seven year.
That last 70th week of Daniel is also called the tribulation. Seven year.
It's also called get this Jacobs trouble or Israel's trouble God again begins to deal with the nation of Israel. Let me just say to any of you non-Jewish people out there who have resisted the gospel this long, you might be the last Gentile say before that happened could be so do us all a favor give your life to Christ like now is get this show on the road course God is sovereign in all of that.
I'm not dying that so blindness is on his role presently. But benefits are given simultaneously now number three, a blessing will happen ultimately. Look at verse 26. List 225 and 26. Together, they have to be read together. I do not desire better than the should be ignorant of this mystery that you should be wise in your own opinion. Blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in and so all Israel will be what saved all Israel will be saved as it is written now is quoting Isaiah 59, the deliverer will come out of Zion, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob for this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins. That's forgiveness spoke. That's restoration only one way to be saved.
That is, believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior concerning the gospel their enemies for your sake. But concerning the election.
They are the beloved for the sake of the fathers fathers are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable for that coded so many times out of context specifically remembers to God's promises to the nation of Israel, to notice something once you notice the contrast look. For example, in verse 11, notice the words stumbled and fall look in verse 12 there fall shows up again, and failure verse 15 cast away. Verse 17 broken off all of this language speaks of the experiences and consequences of national Israel because they rejected their Messiah. The stumbled fall and they failed. They've been cast away the been broken off, but now compare that to these words verse 11 salvation verse 12 fullness verse 15 acceptance and life from the dead. Yes, their rejection has caused God to set the must set them aside temporarily, but they will be restored. Ultimately, no one is immune as is all Israel will be saved.
All Israel will be safe. So I looked it up I look at the term all Israel, all Israel.
It shows up 156 times in the Old Testament whenever it shows up. He doesn't speak of all Jews of all times in history.
It always speaks of all Jews alive at one particular time in one particular instance. So it is.
It is used that way. So when he says all Israel will be saved is not every Jew who ever lived. It's those Jews at the time of Christ's return. Who will see him and will receive him at that time in the future tribulation. The Jewish nation will believe in Jesus Christ, we already know from our study of Revelation, there's gonna be 144,000 Jews saved says 12,000 from each tribe. Tribes are mentioned whether they a person knows his tribe or not is irrelevant. God knows hundred 44,000 Jewish people saved in the tribulation.
They become evangelists all over the world. Can you imagine hundred 44 you know what Paul the apostle that imagine 144,000 apostle Paul's running around at the power the force.
We also know in Revelation 11 there will be two witnesses that preach from what city Jerusalem the world will be able to hear them and see them probably by simulcast television but by the end of their ministry.
It says the city of Jerusalem will glorify God in that future time of trouble during that tribulation. Blindness that is been on Israel will be lifted will be gone. How will that happen will happen at the second coming, and I'm glad you asked. In Zechariah chapter 12 a Marita couple verse, which had time to go through the whole book works few chapters of course I don't, Revelation 12, verse 10. Listen to this and I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and supplication, and they will look on me whom they have.
Why is that an odd statement. God is speaking, they will look on me whom they have pierced help. How can God who is spirit ever be pierced is only one answer I can find that spirit has to become incarnate in flesh, they will look on me whom they have pierced. Yes, they will mourn for him as one mourns for his own son, and grieve for him as one grieves for a firstborn in that day there will be a great morning in Jerusalem. What is that morning. They recognize he has been the Messiah all along.
Chapter 13 verse one continues in that day a fountain shall be open for the house of David for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for unclean. There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel's veins and sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains is only one way to be forgiven of your sins. And that's through the Messiah, Jesus Christ, Israel in that day will recognize he is the one they will turn back to him and all Israel will be saved. Now listen to what Jesus said this is Matthew 23 verse 39 for I tell you. He says this in Jerusalem and the temple precincts.
For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord one day the nation will say that the nation will receive him. And if you think of except it's impossible for Israel to come to Christ.
Look at Paul the apostle, he was anti-Christian. He was so nationalistic against Christian so pro-Jewish so blind. He admitted it, so I was one of them and if you say God can save all of Israel.
How do you explain God saving the millions of Gentiles ever since Israel rejected God can do it and he will do it.
So in closing, Israel is really God's yardstick by Israel. He measures time by Israel. He measures other nations, even though God knows those people, even though God knows who is dealing with eight times in the Bible God calls them stiffnecked seven times God refers to them as stubbornness is in the Old Testament in the law three times God says they do what is right in their own eyes they complained in Egypt, the complaint in the wilderness. The complaint in the promised land. They persisted and fell away and disobeyed and were taken into captivity.
They worship idols, and they rejected their Messiah yet yet yet God's calling is a revocable, irreversible.
He will persist in his covenant with Abraham. He will save 144,000 of them and seal them in the tribulation. The nation, when Christ returns, will receive him as Messiah in the millennial kingdom for a thousand years till rule and reign from Mount Zion in Jerusalem and in the eternal state when there's a new heaven and new earth. There's a new capital city that comes from heaven to earth. Remember its name, the new Jerusalem is an odd shape city is roughly the size of the moon square comes out of heaven says there's walls around it with 12 gates and on the 12 gates of the names of the 12 tribes of Israel that Jesus made his apostles, a promise he said you who have followed me will sit on 12 thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel.
If there is no literal Israel. I think Jesus just lied to his disciples where he was speaking so figuratively they could never figure out what he was saying. I think it's literally going to happen. There was king of Prussia. Ancient Germanic area name is Frederick the great. He didn't know what to do with the Bible. So one day he asked his chaplain for proof. He said give me proof of the inspiration of the Bible and the court chaplain said to the king, your Majesty, I can answer your request in a single word that you you want proof of the inspiration of Scripture that you got elected God selected God protected people of Israel. God made promises to them. God made some promises that were one-sided. That is, to do it whether no matter what you do and one of them was to Abraham for the land of Israel. Table I walk away with in Romans 11, I come away with this, it reveals to me a God who will not let failure change his determination to bless.
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