Friday, July 23, 2021

ISRAEL as PROPHESIED

 

Deuteronomy 14:2

King James Version

2 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, 

and the Lord hath chosen thee 

to be a peculiar people unto himself, 

above all the nations that are upon the earth.


Why does Israel matter?

In GOD's plan, all our lives, all our nations, are linked to her.

Genesis 12:3

King James Version

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, 

and curse him that curseth thee: 

and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.


This embattled nation, has battled within herself, against God, against others, for the longest time.

Then one day, Isaiah saw a vision of the LORD:

Isaiah 6:1

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6 In the year that king Uzziah died 

I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, 

high and lifted up, 

and his train filled the temple.


And God asked:

Isaiah 6:8

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8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, 

saying, 

Whom shall I send, 

and who will go for us


From which, Isaiah volunteered:

Isaiah 6:8

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Then said I, 

Here am I; 

send me.


Just as well, for God had a plan.

Isaiah 6:9-10

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9 And he said, 

Go, 

and tell this people

Hear ye indeed, 

but understand not

and see ye indeed, 

but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, 

and make their ears heavy, 

and shut their eyes

lest they see with their eyes, 

and hear with their ears, 

and understand with their heart, 

and convert, 

and be healed.


The veiling was for a purpose.

Prophet Isaiah wondered how long this would take.

Isaiah 6:11

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11 Then said I, 

Lord, 

how long

And he answered, 

Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, 

and the houses without man, 

and the land be utterly desolate,


For the Lord had specific plans for this stubborn nation.

He always does, for those who defy Him.

Isaiah 6:12

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12 And the Lord have removed men far away, 

and there be a great forsaking 

in the midst of the land.


With the coming apart, is the coming together.

All, in fulfillment of God's plan.

Isaiah 6:13

King James Version

13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, 

and it shall return

and shall be eaten: 

as a teil tree, 

and as an oak, 

whose substance is in them, 

when they cast their leaves: 

so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.


And today, how is it for Israel?

Romans 11:8

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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.


And what is our role -- as Gentiles -- in the prophecy on the Jewish nation?

Romans 11:11

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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.


All of us -- Jew, and Gentile -- are being given a chance to get right with the Lord.

Romans 11:25

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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 be come in.


Israel will have a Deliverer.

Romans 11:26

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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:


This Deliverer has come, but was rejected, and slain.

1 Corinthians 1:23

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23 But we preach Christ crucified, 

unto the Jews a stumblingblock, 

and unto the Greeks foolishness;


The future of Israel, as the holy nation of God, hinges upon what the LORD JESUS said:

Matthew 23:39

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39 For I say unto you, 

Ye shall not see me henceforth, 

till ye shall say, 

Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.


The plan thickens.

All this unbelief, is for GOD's purpose.

Romans 11:32

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32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, 

that he might have mercy upon all.


With pride, comes the fall.

With fall, comes a humbling.

With humbling, comes repentance.

With repentance, comes salvation.

God's plan is so very sound.

So very full of love, mercy, grace, and patience.

And very exact.

Romans 11:1-5

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11 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.


There is a remnant.

"The holy seed shall be the substance thereof".

That would be the LORD JESUS.

Matthew 2:1-2

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2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea 

in the days of Herod the king

behold, 

there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, 

Where is he that is born King of the Jews

for we have seen his star in the east, 

and are come to worship him.


And what if you're not a believer, a born again, or a lover of Jews?

God's will be done.

Truly, there is no getting around it.

Isaiah 14:24

King James Version

24 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, 

saying, 

Surely as I have thought, 

so shall it come to pass; 

and as I have purposed, 

so shall it stand:


Everyone will finally acknowledge JESUS.

Philippians 2:10

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10 That at the name of Jesus 

every knee should bow, 

of things in heaven, 

and things in earth, 

and things under the earth;


For JESUS, is the beloved SON of GOD.

Matthew 17:5

King James Version

5 While he yet spake, 

behold, 

a bright cloud overshadowed them: 

and behold a voice out of the cloud, 

which said, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased; 

hear ye him.


Everything had been created for JESUS.

Colossians 1:16

King James Version

16 For by him were all things created, 

that are in heaven, 

and that are in earth, 

visible and invisible, 

whether they be thrones, 

or dominions, 

or principalities, 

or powers: 

all things were created by him, 

and for him:


All have been prophesied.

According to God's purpose.

Acts 26:23

King James Version

23 That Christ should suffer, 

and that he should be the first 

that should rise from the dead, 

and should shew light unto the people, 

and to the Gentiles.


All are one in CHRIST JESUS.

Galatians 3:28

King James Version

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, 

there is neither bond nor free, 

there is neither male nor female: 

for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.


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