The Fullness of Israel

 

(Reference, the F-16 photo, it is obvious that Israel today wants to be a world leader.  Not only with the F-16, with the iron dome, with attempts to go to the moon, and with the recent announcement of the printing of a human heart.  A personal note, it was a privilege to work with them as a F-16 modification advisor at the Ogden Depot of Hill AFB.

Today as the world observes Israel, they see (1) they are citizens of the world often with dual citizenship or at least the background and residence of two countries, (2) they are frank now, coming out of necessity, they speak their mind and heart, (3) they are cosmopolitan, true citizens of the world and of the whole world like from Russia, Morocco, Brazil, and so on and on, (4) they have the attention of the world which they want and the sympathy of the world against God which is what they also want, and (5) they obviously have a persecution complex which they have earned and a fear for the future that persecution is now and will come more.  It might be added that deep down they know all that has come upon them from the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 and the dispersion to Iran to their dispersion from Roman persecution after the crucifixion of Christ has come from God as discipline for the ways they have ignored and sinned against Him.

Countries with the Largest Jewish Population (2017)

Rank Country Population % of World Jewry
1 Israel 6,668,000* 44.4%
2 United States 6,925,475* 39.3%
3 France 456,000 3.1%
4 Canada 390,000 2.7%
5 U.K. 289,500 2.0%
6 Argentina 180,500 1.2%
7 Russia  176,000 1.2%
8 Germany 116,500 0.8%
9 Australia 113,200 0.8%
10 Brazil 93,800 0.6%
11 Ukraine 53,000 0.4%
12 South Africa 69,300 0.5%
13 Hungary 47,500 0.3%
14 Mexico 40,000 0.3%
15 Belgium 29,300 0.2%

 

1-1:  There is good news for half of them and bad news for the other half, the good news being for the half that REPENT in the words of one of their own of the first century, Simon Peter a fisherman and Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, who preached there in the temple shortly after the Crucifixion of Christ (to all you Jews)—

 “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. 14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and killed the [b]Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 16 And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

17 “Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send [c]Jesus Christ, who was [d]preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since [e]the world began. 22 For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. 23 And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ 24 Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also [f]foretold these days. 25 You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ 26 To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.”  (Written by Dr. Luke, physician to Saul of Tarsus in the first century, Acts 3:12-26)

1-2:  Fulness of the Gentiles then Fulness of the Jews in Romans 11.

You, no doubt, have heard of the Fulness of the Gentiles in Romans 11 or from another source, one other source being the evidence of world history how God has blessed America, Great Britain, and Canada more than the actual nation of Israel even though they are the original chosen people of God and still are to a certain extent, in that God the Father made a covenant with Abraham to bless all nations through them around the Seed of Christ.  In a moment, we will discuss who is the real Israel, who is the rejected Israel, who is the remnant of Israel, and who is the re-defined Israel (chosen) in the sight of God, right now we can summarize the history of the nation of Israel in Annom Domino as in the first century with the saving of five thousand in one day there at Jerusalem and in the first century, their dispensation was First the Fulness of the Israelis, then later with the resultant ministry of the Apostle Paul, the apostle of the Gentile, it became until the present time the Fulness of the Gentiles, and then after the Fulness of the Gentiles is complete, again it is going to be the Fulness of Israel.  Of course what adds to some of the fulness of Israel is that God has selected some Gentiles to be Israelis.  For some weird reason today many Africans think they are Hebrews, but it is really the true believers IN CHRIST that are members of the redefined Israel.  According to the Bible in Romans 11:11–

“I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their [b]fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 12 Now if their [c]fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!” (Romans 11:11)

1-3:  When the third fulness dispensation of Israel will happen, and how after the Fulness of the Gentiles is complete.  Granted it is a mystery but God long ago in the Prophets told us in great detail.

25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own [f]opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be [g]saved, as it is written:

“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
27 For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”

NOTE:  IN CONTEXT, (1) blindness in part for Israel, (2) the fulness of the Gentiles is complete, and (2) all Israel will be saved, Jews and Gentiles that are part of Israel,  and (3) a Deliverer will turn ungodliness away from Jacob.  Notice that since Paul in Romans has already redefined Israel as believing Jews and Gentiles, then he must turn to the word Jacob to tell what is going to happen in the End Time, alias a Deliverer out of Zion.

 Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”

This quote by Paul, and as selected from the OT by God the Holy Spirit is found in Isaiah 59:20,21—

So shall they fear
The name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the sun;
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.

20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,
And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,”
Says the Lord.

21 “As for Me,” says the Lord, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the Lord, “from this time and forevermore.”

1-4:  Some exegesis of Isaiah 59.

  1. While it is “Deliverer” in the NJKV of Romans 11:26, that very quote is translated “Redeemer” in Isaiah 59:20.
  2. We get the impact more fully in the NIV of Isaiah 11:20:  ““The Redeemer will come to Zion to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the Lord.

Obviously, this is the Redeemer coming directed to Mount Zion in Jerusalem at the End Time and during the gigantic battle of Megiddo or Armageddon, the last war of all time in which the Redeemer takes a direct hand to save one half of Jerusalem, the half that turns away or repents of their sins.

  1. This sequence of events and outcome in re-enforced in Zechariah 14.

14 Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,
And your [a]spoil will be divided in your midst.
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses [b]rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Then the Lord will go forth
And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.
And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two,
From east to west,
Making a very large valley;
Half of the mountain shall move toward the north
And half of it toward the south.

  1. Here is the Fulness of Jacob of Israel at the END.

20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,
    to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,”
declares the Lord.

21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.

1-5:  Here is the condition and plight of the nation of Israel now and at the END.

  1. The word of God in their Prophet Isaiah describes the sad shape of the nation of Israel and most Jews now, from their Heavenly Father.

59 Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,
    nor his ear too dull to hear.
But your iniquities have separated
    you from your God;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
    so that he will not hear.
For your hands are stained with blood,
    your fingers with guilt.

  1. The Jews are not pleading a case with integrity as they rationalize about why they do not believe in Jesus.
    Your lips have spoken falsely,
    and your tongue mutters wicked things.
    No one calls for justice;
        no one pleads a case with integrity.
    They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies;
        they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
  2. They spin a web for an end for themselves for the whole world to come against them as they strive with Saudi Arabia to promote war against Iran which will naturally turn into a world war.

They hatch the eggs of vipers
    and spin a spider’s web.
Whoever eats their eggs will die,
    and when one is broken, an adder is hatched.
Their cobwebs are useless for clothing;
    they cannot cover themselves with what they make.
Their deeds are evil deeds,
    and acts of violence are in their hands.

  1. There are so many diversities and divisions in the nation of Israel, and no one that walks among them knows PEACE.

Their feet rush into sin;
    they are swift to shed innocent blood.
They pursue evil schemes;
    acts of violence mark their ways.
The way of peace they do not know;
    there is no justice in their paths.
They have turned them into crooked roads;
    no one who walks along them will know peace.

  1. It is obvious to Gentile of the one body of Christ that at the wailing wall today they grope for justice, yet below from Isaiah is what they themselves must see and the world is about to destroy them.

So justice is far from us,
    and righteousness does not reach us.
We look for light, but all is darkness;
    for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
10 Like the blind we grope along the wall,
    feeling our way like people without eyes.
At midday we stumble as if it were twilight;
    among the strong, we are like the dead.
11 We all growl like bears;
    we moan mournfully like doves.
We look for justice, but find none;
    for deliverance, but it is far away.

  1. Like the Apostle Peter, one of their own from the first century said, and Hyman Appleman preacher, here must be the words of their repentance for one half of those in Jerusalem to be saved.

1For our offenses are many in your sight,
    and our sins testify against us.
Our offenses are ever with us,
    and we acknowledge our iniquities:
13 rebellion and treachery against the Lord,
    turning our backs on our God,
inciting revolt and oppression,
    uttering lies our hearts have conceived.
14 So justice is driven back,
    and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
    honesty cannot enter.
15 Truth is nowhere to be found,
    and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.

  1. As the world at the END comes against Israel, He Himself in His own words in Isaiah makes the decision, in fact has already made and recorded it here in the Prophet Zechariah, to intervene.

The Lord looked and was displeased
    that there was no justice.
16 He saw that there was no one,
    he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;
so his own arm achieved salvation for him,
    and his own righteousness sustained him.

  1. Here is a description of the Redeemer, the Messiah, at the Second Coming of Christ. And this is the active part the Messiah will take at His intervention.

17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,
    and the helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on the garments of vengeance
    and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.
18 According to what they have done,
    so will he repay
wrath to his enemies
    and retribution to his foes;
    he will repay the islands their due.
19 From the west, people will fear the name of the Lord,
    and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory.

  1. He will come to Jerusalem suddenly with one foot on Mount Olives and.

For he will come like a pent-up flood
    that the breath of the Lord drives along.

  1. No more excuses and rationalities as they see their own plight and see themselves threatened with devastation. It is only those that repent of their sins will be saved both from destruction and for eternity.

Here online is recorded some of the Jews futile and immature efforts to deny Jesus:

For 2,000 years Jews have rejected the Christian idea of Jesus as messiah. Why?

One of the most common questions we receive at Aish.com is: “Why don’t Jews believe in Jesus?” Let’s understand why – not to disparage other religions, but rather to clarify the Jewish position.

Jews do not accept Jesus as the messiah because:

  1. Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies.
  2. Jesus did not embody the personal qualifications of the Messiah.
  3. Biblical verses “referring” to Jesus are mistranslations.
  4. Jewish belief is based on national revelation.

{ https://www.aish.com/jw/s/48892792.html?s=mpw}

It was read carefully and in entirety, and in spite of the Hebrews of Jews most often being a well educated bunch, it is immature and easily answered by even their own Old Testament.  Of course, you realize that now in Israel very few of the Jews are religious people.

20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,
    to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,”
declares the Lord.

  1. Relief, the everlasting covenant with Israel is fulfilled.

21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.

1-6:  What better way to conclude this outreach to Israel in the words of Isaiah, they own Prophet, that to quote the first century plea also of one of their own, Saul of Tarsus known to those of the full Bible as the Apostle Paul.

10 Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.”[a] But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’”[b](that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’”[c] (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[d] that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[e] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  (Romans 10:1-13)

 Hopefully you are sincerely and earnestly willing to search this chapter from the Prophet Isaiah about the condition and fate of Israel, in spite all of the deceptions coming out of Israel from both Hebrews and Scofield mites; and to that end you are offered a free download of this blog/message by SunGrist at:

http://sungrist.org/IsraelsFulness.pdf

 

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