Final preface: Part I opened with some examples of “If Israel today is Biblical” in hopes of making you think and become cognizant of the differences of Israel then and Israel today? And that man intervened in creating Israel, and not God. If God did, then God would still be interacting with Israel today as before? Also, this would contradict the Word of God with what has been presented here. Part II began to show that God is not a respecter of persons, meaning that no one individual person or nation is chosen or better over another, but only those that come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ! The Scriptures begin to show that both Jew and Gentile are no longer separated, but are to become One in the Body of Christ, as members of the Body, the Church, the Bride, the Olive Tree! If you can see this, then everything else will fall in place with understanding that Israel today is not valid, they are just like any other people in the world that needs to come to the knowledge of repentance and to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God!
As you read Galatians next, note that there is no separation between Jew or Gentile? But that we are all one in Christ by faith, if indeed we believe and follow all the commands that Jesus has laid out. The Gentiles are to be grafted in the branches of the Olive Tree with those Jews that believe in Jesus Christ. And those that do not believe in Christ, will be removed, cut out, but will still have a chance (before they die) to be re-grafted in if they come to the knowledge and belief of Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:10 tells us that if you remain under the law, you are under the curse of the law. This is exactly what those Jews that rejected Jesus are under, they remain under the law which they believed was still the way they were suppose to live? Clearly, Jesus tells us otherwise in Galatians 3:11-14. In Galatians 3:13, Paul tells the people that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, referring to the Jews that have been living under the law! These verses tell us that Israel has been redeemed from under the curse of the law, by the blood of Jesus Christ! If Israel was to continue today as before, then why is Paul saying that Israel is being redeemed from under the curse of the law? They are not to continue living under the law anymore, Jesus is the new covenant which Israel is to be redeemed by!
Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Galatians 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Galatians 3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Galatians 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ. (The Promise is Jesus, the Messiah for eternal life)
Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. (Jesus is confirmed as the Promise to all)
Galatians 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Galatians 3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ.
Galatians 3:28 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.
Galatians 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
So, as you can see from the Scriptures above, we are all ONE in Christ! There is neither Jew nor Greek! We are all ONE in Christ! Thereby, making us an heir through Abraham’s seed, and an heir according to the promise, not according to any laws then or now, or to whether there is an Israel now or not. There cannot be two separate chosen groups of people, only one. There cannot be a separation of God’s people, a child of God, or a member of Christ’s body! Only one Israel, and that being the spiritual Israel, the church of the body of Jesus Christ! Everyone that comes to Jesus Christ is in the spiritual Israel in Christ, the Olive Tree, the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride! We two become ONE in Christ Jesus!
Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Galatians 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
We have to be a new creature in Christ, walking according to faith in Christ, which only comes by believing in Jesus Christ our Saviour! The letter of the Law of circumcision is no longer valid, but by being a new creature in Christ Jesus!
Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Again, Jesus is the head over us all, all that come to Him in believing in Christ and all that Jesus has fulfilled. That Jesus is the Son of God, that Jesus laid down His life on the cross, and His shed blood is what has cleansed us through righteousness, justified us in Him by God, and sanctified by God by the shedding of the blood of Jesus, and by our obedience to His Word.
As you read Ephesians, note that Paul is clearly making a distinction that the Jew and Gentile are ONE in Christ. That both the Jew and Gentile are to become ONE, and are not separated any longer by the law, and by nationality. Note Ephesians 2:14, 2:15 and 2:16 how clear that Paul proclaims that both Jew and Gentile are ONE, and not two separate peoples!
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
As the Scriptures above say, both Jew and Gentile/Greek are to become ONE in Christ Jesus as members in ONE body of Christ in unity! The Scriptures themselves say it all, that two have become ONE in Christ Jesus through reconciliation by God in one body by the CROSS!
Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Ephesians 3 confirms that both Jew and Gentile are ONE. And tells us that we are to come to the knowledge of the mystery of Christ! Once we receive the knowledge of the mystery of Christ by revelation from God through the Holy Spirit, we will then come to the knowledge of truth that there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile, but that both have become ONE in Christ!
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Ephesians 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
Ephesians 4 shows us again that both Jew and Gentile are ONE in Christ. That there is One body, One faith in Christ, One Spirit, One LORD, One baptism, and One God and Father of us all as we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of Jesus Christ! These words certainly don’t make mention of Israel today being God’s chosen people separate from those that believe in Jesus Christ and do the Will of the Word of God!
Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
The above Scriptures tells us that we get our knowledge and understanding through revelation, that we are all one in the unity of faith in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. There is one body, one Spirit, one Lord and one God, the Father of all. That we should all come to the knowledge of God and not be deceived by the craftiness of men who are already deceived themselves. For they are stuck in the mystery of their own darkness by the blindness of their heart, unwilling to come to the truth and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
Romans 9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
Romans 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
Paul himself is feeling very sad with much sorrow knowing that many of his own people are not believing in the Word of God, not believing that Jesus is the Messiah, the King that was prophesied by the prophets of old. He is heartbroken knowing that many will not receive the promise because of their total rejection of Jesus, who came for them, for all of Israel. You can see this in the verses of Romans 9:1 to 9:5. In the next several verses, you will see that even though some are of Israel, they are not going to be part of the promises of God. They are of the flesh, and not of the seed that comes by Isaac. Even between Jacob and Esau, God rejected Esau, and Esau had no reward with God for he himself rejected his own birthright. Just because you are a Jew, an Israelite, doesn’t mean you will partake in the glory of God as these verses show? You see, just because they came from the seed of Abraham and Isaac, didn’t guarantee them a place with God unless they believe and accept Jesus Christ!
Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Romans 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Romans 9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
Romans 9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Romans 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
Romans 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
Romans 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
Romans 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Romans 9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
Romans 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
Romans 9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Romans 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Romans 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
Romans 9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
Romans 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
In Romans 9:27, Isaiah became saddened and sorrowful, because he was shown the glory of Jesus, and saw that not all of Israel will be saved, only a remnant of them. Only those that believed in Jesus and that He was the Son of God. Those that did not believe in Jesus were looking to the law for their salvation, but as we know, there is no salvation in the law, only by Jesus and Him willfully sacrificing His life for the salvation of all! In Romans 9:32,33–the Word of God shows that Israel followed after righteousness through the law, and without faith, therefore they stumbled over the stone which they rejected, the “Cornerstone”, being Jesus, and were offended by the rock, that is Jesus.
Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
Romans 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
Romans 9:29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. Romans 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
Romans 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Paul starts out in Romans 10 with prayer to God petitioning his desire that Israel might be saved? If Israel is going to be saved, then why is Paul petitioning to God in hopes of Israel being saved? Paul goes on to say that though Israel has a zeal of God, they lack the knowledge that they need to procure the righteousness of God. They kept trying to establish their own righteousness by the law, but the righteousness of Christ they did not seek after, because they didn’t believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah nor the Son of God, and through their ignorance, not realising that Christ is the end of the law. For only in Jesus Christ is there righteousness, and to everyone that believes in Jesus. For if Israel continues in the law, they shall fall by the law. And again, in Romans 10:12 – Jesus tells us that there is no difference between the Jew nor the Greek/Gentile, that the LORD Jesus is the Saviour for all that call upon Him. Paul goes on to say that, even though Israel heard the Word of the Gospel, they still rejected Jesus, thus fulfilling prophecy prophesied by Isaiah, “LORD, who has believed our report?” Then Paul recounts the words of Moses and Isaiah saying, “that Israel was provoked to jealousy by a people that were not chosen, and that the hand of God was continually there for them, but they rebelled continuously.” In short, though Israel had first opportunity for all the blessings of God, they chose to reject Jesus, while on the other hand, the Gentiles of all the nations that received Jesus, and believed, thus became God’s chosen people along with any Jews that also believed and accepted Jesus as their King and Messiah. As it was, any Gentile that becomes ‘born again’ will be grafted in the branch with the Jews that also become ‘born again’. Israel is the original Olive Tree, and any Gentile becoming born again will be grafted into the branches of that tree. As for the Jews, they too must accept and believe in Jesus and become born again to remain an original part of that tree. Those Jews that rejected Jesus, thus becoming unbelievers, will be removed from the tree, but, if they repent and turn to Jesus, they will be grafted back into their tree. Thus, that tree becomes the New Israel, the church, the body of Christ, and ultimately the Bride in which Jesus is coming for!
Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Romans 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Romans 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Romans 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
Romans 10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
If you notice, Paul and the other apostles are Jews, Israelites! If Israel are still God’s chosen people, then why didn’t Paul and the other apostles remain with the rest of Israel in being God’s chosen? Paul and the other apostles were made alert to the truth of the Word of God, that God is Jesus and therefore, the God over His chosen people are those that believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God! When the question is asked, “Has God cast away His people? God forbid!” No, of course not, God didn’t cast away His people, it is the individual that casts himself from God! As they did by rejecting Jesus Christ! Those that believed in Jesus, remained as the chosen people along with those Gentiles that believed in Jesus as well. In Romans 11:5, you’ll see that there will be a remnant of Israel being saved by grace. Romans 11:7 clearly states that Israel did not obtain salvation because they were blinded, but the few Elect had obtained it?! Paul continues to show that those of Israel that have been blinded, have been removed, or cut off, cut out, from their own Olive Tree. But that if they turn and come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, that they will be granted to be grafted back in to their own Olive Tree! As we see, it can’t be both ways? The Word of God speaks clearly that those Jews that reject Jesus and continue in unbelief, will not be saved. But those that turn from their unbelief, they will be grafted back in. And in Romans 11:26, “it says that all Israel shall be saved.” We know that there cannot be contradiction with the Word of God? So which is it? Is all Israel saved, or not? Israel will be saved, meaning the remnant of those Jews that believe and have accepted Jesus, and the Word of God, and those Gentiles that do likewise, they will be grafted in to the Olive Tree of Israel, which becomes the spiritual Israel, the spiritual church, the spiritual bride! We know that people aren’t actually being grafted in to a Real Tree, this is Symbolisms’, Metaphors’ and Allegories, figure of speech. The Word of God has clearly shown that those Jews that remain in unbelief will be lost, but if they turn back from their unbelief to Jesus, then they will be grafted back in to their own Olive Tree.
Romans 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.
Romans 11:2 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,
Romans 11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Romans 11:4 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.
Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Romans 11:6 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.
Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
Romans 11:8 (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.
Romans 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
Romans 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.
Romans 11:11 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.
Romans 11:12 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 fullness?
Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
Romans 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
Romans 11:15 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?
Romans 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Romans 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Romans 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Romans 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Romans 11:22 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.
Romans 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
Romans 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
Romans 11:25 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.
Romans 11:26 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:
Romans 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Romans 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Romans 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Romans 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Romans 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:33 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!
Romans 11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
Romans 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
Here in Hebrews chapter eight, it tells us that every high priest had to offer gifts and sacrifices, Therefore, Jesus Himself came with gifts of healing, vision to the blind, hearing to the deaf, but more importantly, eternal life. Jesus Himself was offered as a One-time sacrificial offering for all mankind’s salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to establish a better covenant with better promises for the Jews and Gentiles alike. Verse 7 clearly states that the first covenant lacked salvation, but that would come with the new covenant. Verse 8 clearly tells us that God will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. So we know that Jesus came for Israel, and the rest of the nations of the world were going to be able to take part in this great opportunity of salvation for all. God continues to tell us that the new covenant, He will write them on their hearts and in their mind. And the Gentile world will also partake of this great event!
Hebrews 8 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 2 a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.
3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer. 4 For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; 5 who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” 6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
A New Covenant
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8 Because finding fault with them, He says: “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— 9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. * 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 11 None of them shall teach his neighbour, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
13 In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
Hebrews Chapter Nine speaks for itself. Read it carefully with prayer and understanding for the written Word in the context that it is written. There is no doubt that Jesus came for the House of Israel and the House of Judah, but also to give eternal life to the rest of the world! Therefore, the Jews and the Gentiles become one people in the body of Christ! All those that come to Jesus and follow Him, the Gospel, the Word of God, and keep those Words to the end will be saved. The word (those) in Hebrews 9:15 means (all people), the Jews and Gentiles combined, all those people that God calls! These chapters explain that Jews and Gentiles are One people in Christ Jesus, the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride, and the Olive Tree which are all analogies of the same thing! The Jew and Gentile are to become One in Christ!
Hebrews 9 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and the earthly sanctuary. 2 For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the sanctuary; 3 and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All, 4 which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant; 5 and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.
6 Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. 7 But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance; 8 the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. 9 It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience— 10 concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.
The Heavenly Sanctuary
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
The Mediator’s Death Was Necessary
16 For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. 18 Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood. 19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you.” 21 Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
Greatness of Christ’s Sacrifice
23 Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; 25 not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another— 26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
Acts 15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
Acts 15:8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Acts 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
Acts 15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
Acts 15:13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
Acts 15:14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
Israel used animal sacrifices for their sins, but we know that animal sacrifices do nothing. God no longer wanted animal sacrifices, for the blood of animals did nothing for salvation, but the blood of Jesus is what removes sin and makes one righteous. Jesus replaced animal sacrifices, the temple, the Sabbath, the feasts, everything that was under the law, Jesus replaced! I hope this has helped you to see the truth about how Israel of the past was fulfilled with the coming of the Messiah, that being Jesus Christ! When you read the Old Testament, and see where it is talking about Israel being restored, it was referring to the time after Babylon when God called all of Israel out from Babylon and from all the nations of the world. That was the prophecy that was being prophesied at that time for the very specific reason for Jesus’ Coming! There are no more prophetic prophesies that need to be fulfilled other than the Second Coming of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ! I give all praise and glory to God the Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!
In closing, hopefully by reading these Scriptures, you have come to the understanding that Israel today is not Biblical, but that they too have to come to the knowledge of repentance and to believe in Jesus Christ as the Saviour of all mankind! If you pray firsthand to God for revelation, for understanding, and for the truth, you will come to the knowledge of God’s Word! All praise and glory to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!