PTB2-39: Power of God, Resurrection of Christ, and Salvation.

NOTE:  TWO MOST IMPORTANT AND FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF ALL THE BIBLE ARE SET FORTH HERE:  (1)  THE POWER OF GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD; AND (2) WHO THEN CAN BE SAVED SINCE IT IS SO DIFFICULT FOR A RELIGIOUS AND WELL-ESTABLISHED LEADER IN SOCIETY TO BE SAVED?

“The last 12 months have been tough;  I know how difficult it can be to just trust the Lord and have complete 100% faith in Him. It is incredibly hard at times, especially when you are fragile, upset, frightened and fearful of the unknown. 

Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”

(Margaret Shepard)

Taken From:  Nothing is impossible with God (jo-stophaveachat.blogspot.com)

4-4:  GOD, MAN, AND THE SON OF MAN                 

I.  How God deals with men and with men Through Christ!

Some evident things about God in the Bible of Job and Psalms.

        (1).  God can do everything and anything without any limitations to His power in heaven and on earth.

        (2).  God knows every thought and every action of every man on earth.

        (3).  God tricks the wise men in their own methods of craftiness like an adult playing with toys and children.

        (4).  God exalts the humble in His sight.  They can be down and out and still though humble in the ways of the world not necessarily be humble in the sight of God, and it is even harder for the up and out to be humble in Gods sight for they trust in their own riches or financial security.

Job 5:13 and I Corinthians 3:19:  God catches the wise in their own craftiness.

Job 22:29 and James 4:10:  God exalts the humble.

Job 42:2 and Mark 10:27.

           (1).  Job 42:2.

“Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.  Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge?  therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which knew not.  Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak:  I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.  I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear:  but no mine eye seeth thee.  Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”   (Job 42:1-6  KJV)

         (2).  Mark 10:27.

NOTE:  TWO MOST IMPORTANT AND FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF ALL THE BIBLE ARE SET FORTH HERE:  (1)  THE POWER OF GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD; AND (2) WHO THEN CAN BE SAVED SINCE IT IS SO DIFFICULT FOR A RELIGIOUS AND WELL-ESTABLISHED LEADER IN SOCIETY TO BE SAVED?

“And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God.  And the disciples were amazed at His words.  But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.  (Why, because most of them unlike Job can not say, ‘Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.)  And they were even more astonished and said to Him, ‘Then who can be saved?  Looking upon them, Jesus said, With men it is impossible, but now with God; for all things are possible with God.”   (Mark 10:23-27  NASV)

NOTE AGAIN:  IF NO OTHER QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED IN THIS BOOK, THE

ESSENTIAL AND MOST ESSENTIAL QUESTION THAT MUST BE ANSWERED IS THAT OF THE DISCIPLES TO JESUS, WHO THEN CAN BE SAVED?  AND WHERE WE START IN THE REST OF THIS BOOK TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION IS WITH THE IMMEDIATE REPLY OF JESUS, WITH THE POWER OF GOD TO WHOM NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

II.  God the Creator and Father looks at man, men, and then testifies to men.

God the Creator notices that the Gentiles rage against Him and that the people of Israel imagine a vain thing and things about Him:  Psalm 2:1,2 and Acts 4:24-26.

God the Father has decreed and testified in the Bible as well as at the baptism of Jesus in the presence of many as the voice came from heaven that Jesus of Nazareth is, was, and is His Son:

Psalm 2:7 , Matthew 3:17 and 17:5, Hebrews 1:5 and 5:5, II Peter 1:17, and Mark 9:7.

         (1).  Psalm 2:7.

“I will declare the decree:  the LORD hat said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”   (Psalm 2:7  KJV)

        (2).  Matthew 3:17.

“And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”   (Matt 3:16,17

NASV)

       (3).  Matthew 17:5.

“And Peter answered and said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.  While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; hear Him!”   (Matthew 17:4,5  NASV)

NOTE:  What God adds in His own testimony to Jesus as compared to the transfiguration after a similar testimony at the baptism is HEAR HIM . Paul did not mean in Ephesians 4:20,21 that like Peter, James, and hundreds of others you had to be there physically as Jesus taught.  What he meant was that through the help of the Spirit of God you must see and hear from yourself, personally.   This is the key to who can be saved!  By listening to Jesus and His words of life!

      (4).  Hebrews 1:5.

“For to which of the angels did He ever say, ‘Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten thee?  And again, ‘I will be a father to Him, and He shall be a Son to Me?”   (Hebrews 1:5  NASV)

     (5).  Hebrews 5:5.

“So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, ‘Thou art my Son, Today I have begotten thee…”

NOTE:  This is the first time in this Bible study of the progressive revelations of the Bible from Genesis to Malachi that we have encountered Jesus as the great high priest.

“…just as He says also in another passage, ‘Thou art a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”   (Hebrews 5:5,6  NASV)

NOTE CONTINUED:  And we will come to this second quote in Hebrews 5:5,6 when we get in the progression to Psalm 110:6.

     (6).  II Peter 1:17.

“Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance, For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.  For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him the holy mount.   (II Peter 1:15-18  KJV)

NOTE:  So that the Apostle Peter in writing for a permanent record adds his own testimony as a witness to Jesus with the witness of God the Father and that of Jesus Himself!

     (7).  Mark 9:7.

“Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, ‘This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!’”   (Mark 9:7  NASV)

LISTEN TO HIM, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE BELOVED SON OF GOD!

     3.  God chooses men and ways less esteemed among men as far as status in order to receive Honor and Praise to His name:  Psalm 8:2 and Matthew 21:16.

III.  What Can God tell us about ourselves as men and women?

Psalm 8:3,4:  When we consider the magnitude and vastness of all that God created in the Universe, how in the world can He give mind to a little man and beyond that visit man on the planet earth through the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Psalm 8:5,6:  What does God specifically think of man based on the way He created him.

          (1).  God made man a little lower than the angels, and recall that this is the generic man of Genesis of male and female.

       (2).  God gave honor and glory to man by creating him in His own image or likeness, and God keeps that thought pattern in mind in all His dealings with man.

         (3).  God entrusted man with all the other works of His Creation, placing man in dominion over all these works of Creation.

         (4).  God remembers man.

         (5).  God visits man.

Hebrews 2:6:  We must go beyond the primary level of meaning about Man to that about the Son of Man, the Lord Jesus Christ, who in Himself fulfilled all that God originally meant for man and more; and you see that in Hebrews 2:8

“Thou hast put all things in subjection under His feet.  For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him, But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.”   (Hebrews 2:8  NASV)

I Corinthians 15:27.

Granted that there are many stories, many chapters, verses, and books in the Bible; but the total subject matter for the practical purposes of Christian faith can be summarized as faith in God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and Salvation.  Get that and you have enough of the Bible for life.  The following important passage helps to establish the present and eternal relationship between God the Father and Christ the Son.

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.  For he hath put all things under his feet.  But when he saith all things re put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”   (I Corinthians 15:26-28  KJV)

       (1).  There are still some enemies such as death that has not be subjected to Christ as the Son of Man, or  Christ as the Lord of heaven and earth.

       (2).  God the Father has ordained that all in heaven and earth be under the feet of Christ, and heaven is already there.  May Gods will be done on earth as it is in heaven as more people still on earth are subjected to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

       (3).  God the Father did not put Himself in subjection to the Lord Jesus Christ.

       (4).  After the Second Coming of Christ when everything on earth also comes under the actual Lordship of Jesus then Jesus will Himself be subjected to the LORDSHIP of the Father.

       (5).  God the Father may ultimately be all in all .

IV.  What did God find during the time of David and before when He looked down from heaven to take a close look at man  (I suspect this was and is all the time)?

Psalm 14:1-3:  (1) God found fools who said in their hearts that there is no God; (2) He found a corrupt humanity of abominable works and an absence of doing good;  (3) When He searched again among men to see if any of man understood and sought God, He found that they all had missed the essential way, found filthiness, and a lack of doing good.

Romans 3:10.

“As it is written, ‘There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is one who seeks for God; All have turned aside, together they have become useless; thee is one who does good, There is not even one.”   (Romans 3:10-12  NASV)

THIS IS HUMANITY WITHOUT FAITH AND RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH FAITH, HUMANITY WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST! 

4-5:  THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS.

I.  What God did for Christ the firstborn and therefore what He also does for all that will believe in Christ as the secondborns!

Psalm 16:8-11:  God is at my right hand; I feel secure and realize that honor will be achieved; the pains of the flesh are assuaged by hope; God will not leave my soul in hell; and God will not allow His Holy One to see corruption in the grave;  God will show me the path of everlasting life where in His Presence there is fullness of joy; and at His right hand there is pleasure forever.

NOTE:  The only way Jesus could place the Father on His right hand and also be at the right hand of the Father is for the two to be facing in opposite directions which was true at the Crucifixion as Jesus became a curse for us!

Acts 2:25:  Listen again to the witness of the Apostle Peter as he preached on the first day of Pentecost after the historical coming of the Holy Spirit in power and fullness.

“Men of Israel, listen to these words:  Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know this Man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.  And God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony od death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.  For David says of Him, ‘I was always beholding the Lord in my presence; For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken, Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue exulted; moreover my flesh also will abide in hope; because thou wilt not abandon my soul to hades, nor allow thy Holy One to undergo decay.  Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; Thou wilt make me full of gladness with thy presence.”   (Acts 2:22-28 NASV)

NOTE:  A Paraphrase on This Sermon from Peter

The  Apostle Peters First Sermon was naturally on Jesus of Nazareth after he had explained what had been seen as manifestations of the historical coming of the Holy Spirit in power and fullness to take the place of Jesus on earth, Jesus immediately before having Ascended back to the right hand of God the Father.  First what Peter had told them about the Coming of the Holy Spirit to take the place of Jesus with a quote and explanation from Joel 2:28-32 (Acts 2:14-21): These men who are speaking on other languages that so that all men present here can hear in their own language, are not drunk; but is that historical event predicted by the Prophet Joel.  It is that at the beginning of the last days, in other words right now, God will pour out the fullness of His Spirit; and with this fullness of the Spirit will also come:  (1)  A more widespread and democratic knowledge of God through the widespread presence and power of this Spirit as young and old, servant and free, men and women receive the Spirit; (2) prophecy will also become more democratic as contrasted to the Prophets in the Bible who wrote Scriptures of the Apostles of the New Testament; (3) All this will happen between this beginning of the last days and the end of time when the old earth becomes the new earth as the sun and moon are turned into darkness at the end of time; and (4) The sole method of salvation from this beginning of last days to this end of time will be that

“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Second what Peter told them about Jesus and salvation:  God the Father gave His own testimony of witness to Jesus through miracles, wonders, and signs that obviously had to come from God and which Jesus performed as well as the voice that came from heaven at the baptism and transfiguration of Jesus.  God did this in your midst in the midst of Israel and in the First Century as all Israel well knew.  Yet Israel crucified Jesus on a tree, or cross, making Him a curse in the sight of God which was really the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God  as we have seen predicted in the Old Testament long before the First Century A.D. God in order to complete salvation and the testimony to His own Son raised Jesus up from the dead.  You see if He was His own Son, and He was, it was impossible that death and the grave could hold Him captive.  And like David wrote in Psalms as a prediction of that which was to come and as a decree from God of what was already settled in heaven that remained to be fulfilled on earth was that God would not leave Christs soul in hell for more than three days, that He would not allow the physical body of Christ to suffer the corrupting influence of the grave, and that as the Firstborn He would be restored to life and the Presence of God.

What God will do for humanity during the period of time from the beginning of the last days after the Ascension of Christ and the end of time!

Psalm 18:25 and Matthew 5:7:  God will bless the merciful by giving them mercy Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.   (KJV)

Psalm 18:49 and Romans 15:9:  God will spread the praise of His name and the name of Jesus among the Gentiles, another aspect of the democratic ways of God after the Coming of the Spirit in fullness.

Now we are in a position to understand Jesus cry of  “My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me ?”  of Psalm 22:1 and Matthew 27:46.

It is to be understood in the total context of Psalm 22 which starts with the Crucifixion of Jesus and the words of Jesus on the cross in 22:1 and ends in 22:28-31 with establishment of the kingdom of Christ on earth in its fullness.

First we should realize that other portions of Psalm 22 relate ahead of time events about the crucifixion as they pierced the hands of Christ and as they cast lots for His garments:  Psalm 22:16-18 and Matthew 27:35, also John 19:24.

Psalm 22:22 and Hebrews 2:12:  Both He, Christ, who does the sanctifying, or setting apart of Christian in salvation, and those sanctified, that is the Christians, has the same source from the One God the Father; and therefore Jesus as the Firstborn is not ashamed to call the second born Christians as brethren .

So God the Father turned His back on Christ the Son was He was dying on the cross for the sins of the world, while Christ was being made a curse on the cross which a righteous God could not stand; and to that extent God the Father had to forsake Him for three days according to the plan that  they had made in the counsels of eternity while Christ was on the cross being made a curse, and while Christ went to hell, the intermediary place after death for those who do not go immediately to heaven where He preached to the dead spirits.

                           Who Then Will See God and Be Saved?

Those who are sensitive the Conscience of others as well as his own Christian Conscience, seeking their good as well as his own good:  Psalm 24:1 and I Corinthians 10:26.

Those who have received a legally declared purity of heart through justification by faith and an inward potential of purity of heart through the daily process of sanctification, and that will also become the pure of heart with complete redemption or glorification at the Second Coming of Christ:

Psalm 24:3-5 and Matthew 5:8.

Those who learn to love life and see longevity of life:  Psalm 34:12-16 and I Peter 3:10-12.

Those who do not forget faith in Christ and in the Crucifixion of Christ for salvation and righteousness:  Psalm 34:19,20 and John 19:36; and Psalm 35:19 and John 15:25.

             (1).  In the crucifixion they hated Christ without a cause.

             (2).  Not a bone in Christs body was broken like the Passover Lamb, but rather when His side was pierced out flowed blood and water, the sign of death by a broken heart.

4-6:  WISDOM FROM GOD

Two Kinds Response/People.

Let a man ask in faith and without a desire to consume it on his own lusts in order to get wisdom from God:  Proverbs 2:3-6 and James 1:5.

Wisdom of God includes discipline of the LORD:  Proverbs 3:12 and Hebrews 12:6.

To turn sinner from error of ways:  Proverbs 10:12 and James 5:20.       

         (1).  Saves a soul from death; and

         (2).  Covers a multitude of sins.

Some do the deed of their father the devil:  Proverbs 18:4 and John 7:38.

Some wise and unwise responses to God.

Those who have the knowledge of Jesus then return to worldly entanglements are like dogs returning to vomit:  Proverbs 26:11 and II Peter 2:22.

To plan on tomorrow apart from the will of God is foolish:  Proverbs 27:1 and James 4:13.

Rich foolishly fall into temptations and snares:  Proverbs 28:20 and I Timothy 6:9.

Making life’s decisions in terms of the terminal One Day.

After tribulation the sun and moon will be darkened, the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken:  Ecclesiastes 12:1-3 and Mark 13:24.

Then the meek will inherit the earth:  Psalm 37:11 and Matthew 5:5.

In preparation for this new people of the new heavens and earth God has provided a body, the body of Christ, as He took away burnt offerings and sacrifices:  Psalm 40:6-8 and Hebrews 10:5.    4.  The unwise eats bread at the table of Christ while they lift up their heel against Him:  Psalm 41:9 and John 13:18.

IV.  God’s Eternal Wisdom rests in Christ.

God the Father, Psalm 45:6,7 and Hebrews 1:8, says of God the Son:      

            (1).  Your throne is forever, O God;

            (2).  Rule of your kingdom is righteousness; and

            (3).  You loved righteousness, hated iniquity.

Some statements by Christ before made on earth:     

            (1).  They hated me without cause:  Psalm 69:4 and John 15:25.

            (2).  The reproaches of God fell on me:  Psalm 69:9 and Romans 15:3.                                     

4-7:  THE GOSPEL

The Time Finally came.

Christ in parables told hidden things:  Psalm 78:2,24, Matthew 13:35, and John 6:31.

The Father charged to angels to care for Christ:  Psalm 91:11 and Matthew 4:6.

God knows the thoughts of the wise as vain:  Psalm 94:11,12 and I Corinthians 3:20.

This is the time to hear the voice of God, not hardening the heart:  Psalm 95:7-11 and Hebrews 3:15; 3:7; and 4:7.

Some things God the Father says.

Of The Son You are Eternal though the earth passes away:  Psalm 101:25-33 and Hebrews 1:10.

Of angels, ministers and a flame of fire:  Psalm 104:4 and Hebrews 1:7,8.

To Son, Sit on my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool:  Psalm 110:1 and Hebrews 1:13.

That Christ is a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek:  Psalm 110:4 and Hebrews 5:6 ,7:21.

Believe and Speak.

God made Jesus Lord and Christ:  Psa 110:1 and Acts 2:34,35.

II Cor 9:9 and Psalm 112:9.

II Cor 4:13 and Psalm 116:10.

Romans 15:11 and Psalm 117:1.

Psalm 118:22, Matt 21:42, and Luke 20:17.

Psalm 118:26 and Matthew 21:9.

4-8:  LISTENING MORE IMPORTANT THAN SACRIFICE

I.  Listen to God.

Love of God and neighbor is and always was in the Old Testament more important than burnt offerings and sacrifices:  I Samuel 15:22 and Mark 12:33.

To listen to Christ as Lord is more important than the legal requirements of the sabbath day:  I Samuel 21:1,6, Luke 6:3,4, Mark 2:25, and \Matthew 12:2,3.

When you listen to God in the predictions of the Bible you have to listen twice as hard as the predictions often have double meaning–that is, a wider spectrum of meaning than immediately obvious as here where it applies to King Solomon and King Jesus:  II Samuel 7:12,14 and John 7:42.

Listen to God talk about His own remnant of Israel when He tells Elijah that He has reserved 7,000 for Himself that have not bowed the knee to Baal:  I Kings 19:10-18 and Romans 11:4.

       Listening Signs from the Early Prophets and Jesus.

The Listening Signs for This Generation is Both Solomon, Jonah and Jesus

as recorded in the Bible while in Nineveh’s generation it was the Prophet Jonah and in Jesus time it was Him the Prophet Messiah:  Jonah 3:1-4 and Luke 11:29.

Listen to the Apostle Peter on the first day of Pentecost after Christs Ascension as he quotes from the Prophet Joel to explain both what happened on that day, and what would happen from this the beginning of the last days until the end of time:  Joel 2:28-31 and Acts 2:16-21.

Listen to the Prophet Joel start the ball rolling on the prime them of the Bible about eschatology, the One Day of the LORD:  Joel 3:13, Mark 4:29, and Mark 13:24.

        Listen to God Himself tell in the Bible to what extent the nation of Israel was and was not His chosen people.

Immediately after rescue from Egyptian bondage God turned away from

most of Israel, giving them up to worship the host of heaven;  Amos 5:25-27 and Acts 7:42.

God takes a people for His name from among the Gentiles:    Amos 9:11,12 and Acts 15:15-17.

These same Gentiles shall be called sons of the living God:  Hosea 2:23 and Romans 9:25,26.

Isaiah 1-39

If God had not chosen a small remnant out of Israel they would have been like Sodom and Gomorrah:  Isaiah 1:9 and Romans 9:29.

           Listen to God Himself in His book on matters or eschatology, or last things.

You must first of all see the double nature of predictions as related to eschatology as when the Old Testament said,

“I will call my Son out of Egypt.” ( Hosea 11:1 and Matthew 2:15) NOTE:  The Son has a double meaning:

         (1).  First it is the nation of Israel as the Son; and         

         (2).  Then it is Christ as the Son.

Immortality and the sting of death:  Hosea 13:14 and Isaiah 29:8.

Day of the LORD:  Isaiah 2:3,12,18, and 19, and I Corinthians 14:36, II Thessalonians 2:2, and II Thessalonians 1:10.

Isaiah 35:51; 61:1 and Matthew 11:5.

     4-9:  WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JEWS AS THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF GOD?

JESUS TAUGHT IN PARABLES TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO THE JEWS AS THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF GOD.

JESUS TOLD THE PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD WITH ISRAEL AS THE NATION WHO REJECTED THE RIGHTFUL OWNER OF THE VINEYARD:  ISAIAH 5:1,7, MATTHEW 21:33, AND MARK 12:2.

THE OLD TESTAMENT AND JESUS EXPLAIN THE NATURE OF PARABLES AS SUCH THAT THEY WHO HEAR MAY NOT UNDERSTAND AND BE CONVERTED:  ISAIAH 6:9,10, MATTHEW 13:14,15, MARK :12, AND MARK 8:18.

GOD DID GIVE ALL IN ISRAEL ANOTHER CHANCE AS WITH GIVING THEM THE SIGN OF THE VIRGIN WITH CHILD TO BE CALLED IMMANUEL MEANING GOD WITH US :  ISAIAH 7:14 AND MATTHEW 1:23.

“WHOEVER THAT FALLS ON THIS STONE SHOULD BE BROKEN, BUT ON WHOM THE STONE FALLS IS DESTROYED.” ( ISAIAH 8:14,17 AND MATTHEW 21:44)

BUT JESUS CALLED AND CALLS BRETHREN  THE CHILDREN THAT GOD HAS GIVEN HIM:  HEBREWS 2\;13 AND ISAIAH 8:14,17.

THOUGH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE NATION OF ISRAEL THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BETWEEN ABRAHAM AND CHRIST WERE AS THE SAND OF THE SEASHORE, ONLY A REMNANT OF THOSE WILL BE SAVED:  ISAIAH 10:22,23 AND ROMANS 9:27.

GOD EARLY CHOSE THAT HIS SON WOULD COME FROM THE FAMILY OF ABRAHAM AND KING DAVID, NEVER CHANGING HIS MIND OR INTENTION:  ISAIAH 11:1-10, JOHN 7:42, AND ROMANS 15:12.

ISRAEL HAD THE SAME CHOICE AS THE GENTILES IN THAT CHRIST COULD BE EITHER A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENCE TO THEM, OR WHOEVER BELIEVED IN HIM AND THE GOD WHO SENT HIM WOULD NOT BE ASHAMED.

IF THERE IS NO LIFE AFTER DEATH, LET US EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY:  ISAIAH 22:13 AND I CORINTHIANS 15:32.

At the Second Coming of Christ death will be swallowed up in victory:

Isaiah 25:8 and I Corinthians 15:54.

All Israel that was chosen to be saved shall be saved:  Isaiah 27:9 and Romans 11:27.

Whoever believes in Christ, Jew or Gentile, shall not be ashamed of that

faith:  Isaiah 28:16 and Romans 9:33, also Romans 10:11.

What God did to Israel until the time of the fullness of the Gentiles is completed.

God gave them a spirit of slumber:  Isaiah 29:10 and Romans 11:8.

Meantime the Jews continued to worship God as if it was real:  Isaiah 29:13, Matthew 15:8,9, and Mark 7:6,7.

        (1).  Worshiped with lips while hearts were somewhere else.

        (2).  Vain worship.

        (3).  Worship based on the teachings of men in the place of  the doctrines of God.

God will destroy the wisdom of all these wise men according to the ways of the world:  Isaiah 29:14 and I Corinthians 1:19.

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