Monday, February 11, 2013
Grafted Into Israel from Romans 11:24
It is essential to understand what God means in Roman 11:24. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, which be grafted into their own olive tree? vs 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. I'll give you some points which will help us understand this scripture: Gentiles in Hebrew means Lost, Confused and Without God. Case in point, He is talking about those who are lost and confused coming into the Kingdom of God; in other words, believing in Jesus because that is salvation. There is no other way to come into the Kingdom of God accept through Jesus Christ. Mystery: The mystery is God dwells in us. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit. 10 Tribes of Israel were driven out of the Land Of Israel in 721 BC and have not returned. But God has prophesied that He will gather and regather them. First they will begin to return to their Hebrew roots while they are still in the nations. This is happening even now and does not mean they are turning to Judaism, but rather returning to their Hebrew Roots. Scripture says we who have the Holy Ghost will come with Jesus in our hearts and on our lips and will be obeying His commandments. In Ezekiel 37 we find that God will take two sticks, the lost ten tribes from the nations,called Ephraim and Judah which is in the land of Israel now,and will make them one. Judah is in the land of Israel today and is made up of Judah, Benjamin and Half the Tribe of Levi. Judah is the largest of the three so the group is called Judah. Ephraim is the lost ten tribes still in the nations, scattered, being the remaining 9 1/2 tribes. Ephraim is the largest of the lost ten tribes and represents that group of tribes. Now, Ephraim includes those who are grafted in, or, in other words those who were lost, confused and without God and were redeemed, becoming believers in Jesus while still in the Nations. Here is the point of all this: If you believe in Jesus you are grafted in to Israel, you are a part of the Tribe of Ephraim. Slowly God is waking Ephraim and Ephraim is returning to their Hebrew Roots, again, not Judaism. God is coming back for a Bride without spot or wrinkle, not a religion. It is my prayer that this issue is settled with you and that any antisemitism is purged. We are Hebrew which means "One who has crossed over from death to life. Just like Abraham, who was not Jewish but became Hebrew when he looked forward to the cross and believed in Jesus. Yes, Jesus said that. "Abraham looked forward to my day and He say it" There are three kinds of people who will read this. The first are those who never realized these things and I want you to know, it's OK. The Second are those who had a suspicion about these things but just never quite got their arms around it. and Third there are those who say "I knew that". However you reacted, it is OK because God's word will have it's way with you. At least in this short article we got you thinking. God said His word would not come back void. In future articles we will dive into these matters one by one in great depth.