The fall of Israel made way for the salvation of the Gentiles, how much more blessing will come with their fullness? This is the argument given by Paul, Israel were always set by the Lord to be a blessing to all the families of the Earth
We have all knowns what it is like to miss out on something very important, but we have also known what it is like when an opportunity has opened up that we might be able to take advantage of. It might be a job opportunity that was made available through an individual stepping down, or a position on a team or a play etc, when someone else has, for one reason or another, decided to step aside and left an opportunity for another to step in. In just such a way does the passage before us speech respecting what has occurred with Israel and his fall respecting his rejection of the long-awaited messiah. Israel made a way for the gentile, “through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles”. (Rom 11:11)
Well, it’s one of the biggest questions in theology, Has God cast away his people Israel? It’s not questioned because there is any lack of clarity on the answer, the answer is presented with ALL clarity even in the very next two words in the text, “God forbid…”. It is a big question because the preference of many church denominations is that Israel had been done away with and the blessings conferred upon them by God in the Old Testament should now pass onto the Church, but this is not the biblical case. Satan, and all others who HATE Gods people Israel, desire them done away with, they hate whom God loves and have denied the very plain statement that “God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew” (Rom 11:2).
was a foolish nation that found the lord, he says “I was found of them that sought me not”. No gentile sough the Lord, yet he was made manifest to you and I.
All heard the Gospel in Israel, they heard it over and over during the millennia before Christ came. They heard it again when he walked the shores of Galilee and climbed the mountains of Judea. They heard it yet again during the lifetime of the Apostles of the Lord in the first century. and you have heard it if you have listened to this message. All heard the Gospel, the most incredible hope for all the world.
The Bible teaches that “faith commeth by hearing”, it is when the word of God is heard that people respond. Not all will accept the Gospel, yet it is that alone that has been ordained by God to reach the lost.
They Have Not All Obeyed The Gospel 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? (Rom 10:16) I remember when I was a boy watching the television series Get Smart (It was the original show with Don Adams not the new one with Steve Carell). There was always a secret envelope for the mission that Smart was commanded to undertake. He had to ensure he understood the message properly, that he got…
How Beautiful The Feet Of The Heralds of Hope 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 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? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel…
The gospel is the greatest equal opportunity in the world, it is for “whosoever believeth”. The way to salvation is simple, not complicated. It is the greatest Equal Opportunity in the world, it is for “Whosoever Believeth”.
The Stumblingstone The stumblingstone in the passage of Romans 9:30-33 is the true Gospel through which many stumble over. Israel “stumbled at that stumblingstone” says Paul in the passage in Romans, because they sought their hope through the following the righteousness of the Law and not the righteousness that is in Christ, they sought it not by faith. There is no possibility of attaining heave through our own effort, Peter refered to it as a “yoke” in Acts 15, a…