Friday, February 24, 2017

Blindness Of Israel (LG13)

Rom 11:20, 23 Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear... And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

Because of Unbelief (they crucified the Messiah, our Lord Jesus), the Jews were cut off as the people of God, for the religious leaders then were blinded with money and they were actually serving mammon and not God.

Luke 16:14-15 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God."

Rom 11:25-26 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;"

So Israel will be blind until Rapture when the period of grace for the Gentiles is over. They will not be able to appreciate the faithfulness of Yahweh to His words and promises.

1. At Jesus' death, a great earthquake tore the temple veil signifying the departure of Yahweh from the temple - ending Judaism, feasts, sacrifices, etc.
2. Devout Jews coming to Jerusalem for the feasts were saved and brought the gospel back.
3. The destruction of Jerusalem and temple forced the Israelites to 'Dispora' for salvations in their new foreign homes.
4. British PM (Christian of Jewish origin) Benjamin Disraeli allowed all Jews to immigrate to Palestine (under British rule) the sign of God calling them to 'Aliyah' back.
5. God's faithful deliverance in 1948 from its surrounding powerful enemies to form new nation.

The Kingdom of David

In 1967, Yahweh delivered Israel by fighting against the huge military powers of the surrounding Arab nations. After this six day war, God handed the promised Land to rebuild the kingdom of Israel to its former glory like King David. But Israel feared the West and UN, and submitted to their demands. They rebelled against God by stopping Jerusalem the Holy city of God to be its capital. With so many miracles, the Jews were just faithless just like those in the days is Moses.

Deu 1:29-33 "Then I said to you, 'Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. 'The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.' Yet, for all that, you did not believe the LORD your God, who went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day."

Brethren, since Israel rebelled against God, God has made them to wonder in the wilderness all these years. In 1993, they signed the PLO-Israel Peace Treaty and gave Gaza strip and part of West Bank away, approves sodomy, allow gay parades, etc. Today, Israeli PM, cabinet members, religious leaders and Israelites are blind and hypocrites (not Jews) for they do not believe Moses nor Yahweh, otherwise they are already Christians.

John 5:46 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me."