Monday, March 01, 2010

I love God's promises to the nation of Israel--His people:

"This is what the Lord says,

he who appoints the sun
to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars
to shine by night,
who stirs up the sea
so that its waves roar —
the Lord Almighty is his name:
"Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,"
declares the Lord,
"will the descendants of Israel ever cease
to be a nation before me."

This is what the Lord says:

"Only if the heavens above can be measured
and the foundations of the earth below be searched out
will I reject all the descendants of Israel
because of all they have done,"
declares the Lord."
Jeremiah 31:35-37

Israel and the Church are separate in the mind of God, and even though we are grafted onto the branch, the tree still stands.


Blogger JohnD said...

Physical Israel is distinct from Spirit Israel (Romans 9:6). Otherwise what the Apostle Paul says in this verse is utter nonsense.

Galatians 6:13-16 speak of there being no difference between physical Jew or physical Gentile in the Israel of God.

God's people (physical) on Earth... God's nation is and has always been Israel (whether in belief or not). But that has no bearing on their salvation... for in hell there will be no difference between Jewish unbeliever or Gentile unbeliever.

The Olive tree both physical Jew and physical Gentile are grafted into is Spirit Israel (Romans 11:16-26) "All Israel..."

New Jerusalem is our "mother" (Galatians 4:21-26)

Believers are God's people not of this earth... ambassadors of the New Heaven / Earth to come.

It's only Jewish pride and Gentile antisemitism that stand in the way of this biblical teaching getting out to the masses...


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