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Ways in which Jesus is the Foundation Stone.
The Father established this corner stone.
Jesus’s perfection was tested on earth.
Jesus is precious as the beloved Son of the Father.
The only foundation for faith laid by the Father.
People are only made secure as they stand by faith on this foundation.
Gentiles of the new remnant will not be ashamed of their faith in the foundation stone.
“Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.” (Isaiah 1:9)
“And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabbath had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom, and been made like unto Gomorrah. What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
(Romans 9:29-33 and Isaiah 1:9 and Psalms 118:22 and Isaiah 8:14, and Isaiah 28:16)
“Thus, saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shall know that I am the LORD; for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.” (Isaiah 49:22,23)
“For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 10:11)
The New Remnant of the New Foundation Stone of faith identified.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel, be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.” (Isaiah 10:20-22)
2. Romans 9:27.
“As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto the, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. 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 9:25-27, Hosea 2:23, Hosea 1:10, and Isaiah 1:9 and Isaiah 10:22,23)
“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” (Isaiah 53:1) WHO CAN BE SAVED AND WHO WILL BELIEVE THE REPORT OF THE GOSPEL IN ORDER TO BE SAVED? THE NEW REMNANT OF JEWS AND GENTILES!
“But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So, then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 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. But I say, did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and b a foolish nation I will anger you. 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. But to Israel he saith, all day Long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.” (Romans 10:16-21 and Isaiah 53:1 and Psalms 19:4 and Deuteronomy 32:21 and Isaiah 65:1 Isaiah 65:2)
Even as the real Captivity is spiritual, so also the real remnant of a few Gentiles and Jews is the real nation of the new earth.
“Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people are taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed. Therefore, my people shall know my name: therefore, they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak; behold, it is I.” (Isaiah 52:5,6)
“For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you (the Jews), as it is written.” (Romans 2:24)
“I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.” (Isaiah 65:1)
“But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was fond of them that ought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, all day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.” (Romans 10:20,21 and Isaiah 65:1 and Isaiah 65:2)
All the Gospel implications of Jesus as the new foundation stone for the new remnant. Israel as a nation has not been able to see and hear this Gospel, nor to become part of the new remnant.
All of “Israel”, the new remnant, is not of the nation of Israel; but all of this “Israel” the new remnant, shall be saved.
`3. The Covenant of God with this new remnant of the new nation of “Israel”, of a few Jews and Gentiles, includes that God will take away their sins. Even as this new remnant is the real Israel, so the real Captivity and Restoration is the taking away of the bondage of this sin.
God the Father has pre-determined and even sworn on the fact in the Old Testament
that every single knee on this earth and in history shall bow to Him and confess that He alone is God.
It was predicted by the Prophet Isaiah that Gentiles would believe in the root of Jesse and David, Jesus the foundation stone.
The ones that God has spoken of in Isaiah and the rest of the Old Testament, those of the new remnant of the new nation of Israel, will see, hear, understand, and believe the Gospel of the foundation stone of Jesus.
And you can also free download this chapter 2 of “Christ Jesus the Foundation Stone” from SunGrist at http://sungrist.org/FoundationStoneOneBodyChp2.pdf .