Please note this phrase all things must be fulfilled”  concerning Him!  How is it that more is still supposed to transpire on this earth with Israel concerning Jesus? Did He not state everything written about Him in the Law/Prophets/and the Psalms were already fulfilled? Then that leaves the times of the Gentiles through the last day spoken of in John 6, when Christ raises His own “the last day.”  The last day cannot then be anything other than the “last trumpet sounds and time shall be no more!” Nor, could there be a thousand more years after the ‘last’ day.  Right? OK, so what we have is a Zionist’s lie, told by C. I. Scofield in his Reference Bible, that much of America ran after along with their Eternal Security teaching. Both of which are false! This pulls down the center pillar of Dispensational Theology!

  

 

Dear Reader,

 

I did not write this to be anti-Semitic. Our Lord came unto ‘His own’ and they were the nation of Israel!  Rather, I wrote it because of the Apostolic commands, “to be of one mind and one mouth.”  This entails such a “love for the truth” that I be willing, at the very least, to consider what my brother says. For if I can’t hear him, how will I hear God? The Evangelical is looking at the events in the Middle East as the main criteria for end time events. I am suggesting that that is much too narrow a view!

   The Jews were warned not to claim Abraham as their father as if that made them safe, because, as they were also told: “the axe is already at the roots!”  How much more today for them to make such a claim?  Nebuchadnezzar was told that he, like a tree, would be cut down and left as a stump! Stumps grow back and that was what God was telling him - he would be reinstalled as king. But John told the Jews their roots would be cut out, meaning they would not grow back as God’s people. In other words, “their house was left to them desolate.”  Therefore, I say let’s embrace each in Christ as equals that will remain equals, (even with the angels), all through eternity in the age to come. If we are found worthy!”

 

 

OTHER MISUNDERSTOOD PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE

 

 

 

ROMANS

 

Chapter 10

 

9 Because if you confess the Lord Jesus with your mouth, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  10 For with the heart one  believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, "Everyone  believing on Him will not be put to shame."  Isa. 28:16

 

12 For there is no difference both of Jew and of Greek, for the same Lord of all is rich toward all the ones calling on Him.  13 For everyone, "whoever may call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Joel 2:32

 

14 How then can they call on One into whom they have not believed? And how can they believe One of whom they have not heard? And how may they hear without preaching?  15 And how may they preach if they are not sent? Even as it has been written, "How beautiful" "the feet of those preaching the gospel of peace, of those preaching the gospel of good things." Isa. 52:7  16 But not all obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?" Isa. 53:1  17 Then faith is of hearing, and hearing through the Word of God.

 

18  But I say, Did they not hear? Yes, rather, "into all the earth their voice went out, and to the ends of the world their words."  LXX-Psa. 18:5; MT-Psa. 19:4    19 But I say,  Did not Israel know? First, Moses says, "I will provoke you to jealousy by a non-nation, by an unwise nation I will anger you." Deut. 32:21    20 But Isaiah is very bold and says, "I was found by those not seeking Me; I became known to those not inquiring after Me."  Isa. 65:1   21 But to Israel He says, "All the day I stretched out My hands to a disobeying and contradicting people." Isa. 5:2

 

Chapter 11

 

1  I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.   2 God hath not cast away his people, which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? How he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,  3  Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.   4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of 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, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

 

7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, the rest were blinded  8  (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

 

9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them: 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.  

11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?  13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them, which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

 

16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.  17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partakes of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

 

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standeth by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear:  21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

  

 

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them, which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

 

23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.

 

24 For if thou were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?  25 For I would not, brethren that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles are come in.3 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:  27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

 

29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

 

30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

 

 

   Believing unto righteousness is from the heart and produces obedience from a faith in the power of God who will help us with our weaknesses! Like Joseph, who ran from Potiphar’s wife and spent two years in prison rather than sin. As Peter said, “he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.”   Confession unto salvation follows the ‘believing unto righteousness’!

  

So, now the Lord calls all because He holds no difference between Jew and Gentile anymore! Nor will He ever again, because they who were bidden were not worthy. Not worthy because "All the day I stretched out My hands to a disobeying and contradicting people.”  Isaiah 65:2

 

Now Indeed! All may come and partake of the water of life freely. The Gospel has gone out to all Jewry, but Isaiah said they did not all obey it! In verse 16, it is noted that it was not obeyed because they believed not the report.

 

To have faith we must first hear. Then men will or won’t, according to their own choosing, believe.

  

Acts 7:1-54, as well as these verses, emphasize the Jews’ disobedience to God and His Law. As I stated previously, the ‘Israel of God’ has always been those circumcised in heart, not in the flesh! The Covenant of Law given to National Israel does not annul God’s Promises given to Abraham (and the nations).

 

Salvation was to the Jews first, but having counted them unworthy because they became a contradicting people and would not obey God. (Mat. 21: 43)

He gave the Kingdom to the nations, thus fulfilling His Promise to Abraham, the father of many nations. 

God has reserved a remnant of the people He foreknew (‘knew before’), having abided by His decree “that whosoever will, may come…” , even as Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin. God spared him because, when He called, Paul answered ‘Yes Lord’.

 

He calls some of us more directly than others, but He calls. “He who being often reproved and hardeneth his heart shall suddenly be cut off (destroyed) and that without remedy”.

(Prov. 29:1; I Cor. 9:27)

 

The election of grace is the same as being “chosen in Him” according to foreknowledge (“of conformity to God’s Son”). The Elect receive grace because they believe God is “… A rewarder of them that diligently seek Him!” (Heb. 7:25; 11:6)

 

  

Salvation is by grace and Israel missed it because they sought it by works of the Law. Therefore, Israel has not obtained because of seeking it the wrong way. “There is a way that seems right unto men, but the end is the way of death”. (Prov. 14: 12)

   But the election has obtained it, because they believed the “report!” The rest, those not believing, were blinded. Why? The question is answered often in the Word of God: idolatry! They wanted to climb up another way! So. . .

 

  . . . Ezk. 14:4 and II Thes. 2:9-10 is what happens to those who love not the truth.

 

 Some imagine this fall as temporary. On the one hand Paul says, diminishing of them and the casting away of them. (Verse 15)

   On the other hand he talks as though they will receive “their fulness” and “receiving of them be life from the dead.”  So, does the Apostle to the Gentiles clear this seeming discrepancy up? Yes.

 

Verse 14 shows Paul’s reason for writing and teaching this way. It is to provoke his brethren of the flesh to jealousy, in order that he might save some, (the remnant of the election of grace). This is passed over by the Judaizers who, like the Jews of 70 AD, thought Israel would always have God’s favor!

Look, Jesus is the vine, (the root), and all in Christ are the branches! The natural branches were broken off because they did not obey (believe)!  Paul warns the Gentiles not to be proud or boast, because God is able to graft them back in again. (Verse 23) 

 

[NOTICE he does not say they will be grafted back in, only they could be!]

What reason were they cut out?  Unbelief! How did the Gentiles become the branches? By faith!  Now, because God spared not the natural branches, Paul warns the Gentile Christians to take heed! 

Why? I answer: because there is no “Eternal Security” for Jew or Gentile!

 

IF the Gentiles continue in God’s goodness1 they are safe, otherwise they too will suffer God’s severity and be cut off. (So much for Once-Saved-Always-Saved!) 

 

IF any individual Israelite returns to obeying God, He will graft them back in 2 because He can! Yet, even if Israel were grafted back in, it would not be to the Gentiles’ exclusion because that would annul the Promise!

 

Observe! Both are called ‘olive trees’. One is natural and the other called wild. The mystery of the olive trees 4  is this:

·   Pre-Israel, God always had a Remnant.

·   In order for the promise to Eve to be known, God had to prepare a people for the promise to come through!

·   So, Abraham to Moses, Moses to David, David to Christ is 42 generations. (Mt. 1:17, Ps. 118:14)  1260 days (or 3 ½ years) + 45 days = Pentecost!   (Dan. 12:11,12) 

·   By a cultivated (natural) people, that kept the oracles of God and a genealogy of the Branch,

     which was Christ.

·   Yet, to Abraham was revealed that the oath of Covenant was to all alike; that is, many nations!  And so, thus is the Mystery!

 

Because gifts and calling are without repentance, and the Gift of Christ to the Nations is through Abraham to Christ and all alike that are in Christ, with no difference between Jew and Gentile! (Gal. 3: 29)

  

 

 

1 Goodness.  Strong’s Concordance # 5544 means God’s moral character, that which we must walk in.

 

2 “They shall look on the One they pierced!”   Indeed! They did at Calvary! He shed His blood for the remission of sin once for all!  “He is coming again to judge the living and the dead.”  He is not coming again to make the nation of Israel the Kingdom of God on this earth! The dwelling of God with men will be on the ‘new earth’, where He makes all things new. It will not be infected again with rebellion! For ‘the wicked’ will have been gathered in bundles and burned, and only the righteous are left to “shine forth.”

 

3 That blindness in part happened to Israel “until the fulness of the Gentiles are come in”  and so all Israel shall be saved.   Here is the simplicity of all Israel being saved: the two becoming one through the fulness of the Gentiles coming in! That is how ALL Israel will be saved! There are not two different citizenries in the kingdom of God.

 

4  This mystery directly corresponds to the two witnesses, the natural and the wild olive trees.  The natural the bearer of God’s law and the wild the bearer of the gospel.  These things being allegorical.

 

 

Chapter 11 (con’t)

 

 

 

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?  35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

 

 

The conclusion is that God might have mercy on Gentile and Jew alike; and being in Christ we make one body, not two! “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”  (Eph 4:4-6)

 

A most fitting tribute to the Glory of God is this passage!

 

 

 

The Apostles’ Holy Spirit inspired Words concerning national, physical Israel still stand, in spite of “political correctness” or a “Judaised American church” or the ADL, or any other propaganda machine, (like the Press). The Words of 1Thessalonians 2:15 are still true today, “Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men”.

 

Yet, according to the Dispensationalists, God will graft everyone of them back in. And this after their allotted time has expired! Now you can see why the people of God do NOT have “one mind and voice” concerning these things. That is, those with a Zionistic mind set!

  

Everything written in the Law, the Prophets (major or minor), and the Psalms concerning Jesus is fulfilled! Why such unbelief?  I answer: because this is part of the “great delusion” that those, who love not the truth, should believe and so will be damned.”  (2Thessalonians 2:11)

 

God’s operating procedure has always been the same! Yes, He does do new things on the earth, but not at the expense of changing His being the same yesterday/today/and forever!”  The 70 weeks determined”  all pertaining to Messiah coming and being cut off, and fulfills every Old Testament event wherein He was to be involved on this earth. 

 

Dan 9:24Seventy weeks are determined1 upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression2, and to make an end of sins3, and to make reconciliation for iniquity4, and to bring in everlasting righteousness5, and to seal up the vision and prophecy6, and to anoint the most Holy7  (Luke 24:44, 1:69,71-73,75; Acts 10:38; Romans 5:10)

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1.       No further time given!

2.       The end of National Israel’s cup of sin!

3.       Luke 1: 75; Matt. 1: 21!

4.       We are reconciled by Jesus’ blood= the 70 wks. are finished, therefore ended!

5.       There is no more sacrifice for sin, after a full knowledge of the same, Heb. 10: 26-29!

6.       Upon Messiah’s finished work (70 wks.)= no more prophets for National Israel!

7.       When was the most Holy anointed? You got it: by the Holy Spirit at Jesus’ baptism, 32 A.D!

 

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