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Expound: Romans 11 - Part C

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July 6, 2022 6:00 am

Expound: Romans 11 - Part C

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July 6, 2022 6:00 am

Sometimes we question how God works through our life situations, but it's because we have a limited view of His plan. In this message, Skip shares how the rocky history of Israel reveals God's incredible power and sovereignty.

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I know what you would do that. I think you should have done this floor now Gloria smart move for you to make would be this you've offered God your counsel, you find God is made a mistake in certain cases in your life because God operates on such different ability is cognizance know who has known the mind of the Lord often try to make sense of God's plan is ways are higher than our own. Today on connect with Skip Skip shows you Israel's history to God's existence and incredible sovereignty. First to June the Skip pop insurers and updates, and biblical encouragement on social media sure you get the latest from him in this ministry. Just follow him on Facebook, twitter and Instagram by searching Pat Skip Heitzig that's at Skip HITZI now we're in Romans chapter 11 as we dive into her study with Skip Heitzig. I always find it an interesting phrase when Paul tells us that we should be ignorant of something because I've discovered that is precisely the area were many of us Christians are so ignorant and legitimate ignorant about the coming of the Lord.

There's a lot of confusion about that wants you to be ignorant about how this Jew, Gentile thing works. There's a lot of ignorance about this. So when he says that it's because it's an area that can be complex and has to be sort of unwound and examined and put back together so III do not desire, rather than that you should be ignorant of this mystery most area on a Greek word that means something that was not understood not put forth in the Old Testament but now has been revealed in the new. That's generally how the word is used. I want you to be ignorant of this mystery. Last, you should be wise in your own opinion that hardening in part again.

Some translations a 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, so notice verse 25 blindness or hardness in part has happened to Israel. We know that we've established that they rejected their Messiah, God sent the must set them aside temporarily. Jesus said you don't see it you're blind to it.

Your heart into it, but there's a timeframe until Jewish people generally speaking, there's always a remnant there's always a blessed exception to the rule and I love seeing a Jewish person come to faith in Yeshua Jesus as Messiah, but the general rule Israel nationally blindness in part has happened unto Israel until until the fullness of the Gentiles becoming the fullness of the Gentiles means the full number of the Gentiles. Most translations that are more modern than this will will put that in there until the complete number of the Gentiles or the phone number of the Gentiles become become in so once again, Israel rejected Jesus as the Messiah. It cause persecution of the early church in Jerusalem Peter under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit was led to the house of a soldier named Cornelius in Caesarea, a Gentile whose prayers were heard, whose arms had come up before God as a memorial.

Peter was in on a rooftop in around noon. He saw the vision of the sheep being led down from heaven with all sorts of un-kosher meats and four-footed animals and everything.

Not cool for a Jew did eat, and God said Peter rise, kill and eat and Peter being Peter said I marketed it. We just set know what I marketed it. I'm I'm closer I'm Jewish, I've never had anything common or unclean. And God said what I have cleansed you shall not call, and he was preparing Peter for what was about to happen.

He said there's men there to be knocking on the door when they come to the door, don't ask question.

Just go with the ghost of the house of Cornelius. He says like you guys know that I'm a Jew, this is Peter speaking I can going to the house of a Gentile.

You guys know that right. It's like unkosher unclean uncle.

I'm paraphrasing, but the Lord sent me here so here I am, what is it you have what you want to know so you said that you know Peter began then to preach the gospel to Cornelius believed and Cornelius was the first Gentile convert in the church.

It created a huge stir in Jerusalem, so that by acts chapter 15.

This council gets together of church leaders and Peter stands up says now you guys know that the Lord shows me to be the guide open up the door to the Gentiles.

I went to Cornelius and you know that God chose to make the word of the gospel known to them. You know that so they were confirming what we do going forward in terms of laying up burdens on Gentile believers who come to faith in our Messiah.

So that's Cornelius. He was the first one since then, millions of Gentiles, including probably how many of you tonight in this room are non-Jewish Frazier raise your hand.

Okay, transcend how many of you are Jewish raise rents to there's just a sampling you can get up to be ashamed raise and apply nice and hot. So I'm counting 123 mL you that you guys are the remnant as far as this chapter is concerned, but blindness in part is happening to Israel until the full number of Gentiles become in so God's chosen a God knows there's a certain number of non-Jewish people who during this age the church age are going to come to believe in the Jewish Messiah. And when that number is fall and only he knows it.

At that point the day of grace the age of grace.

The church age will be over the rapture of the church will take place and the last period of world history known as Daniel's 70th week will take place in case you don't know about Daniel's 70th week Israel as a nation has always been the prophetic timetable in Scripture.

Daniel the prophet was given a vision in chapter 9 of that book. And the angel said to Daniel.

Daniel 70 sets of 777's are determined for your people and for your holy city Jerusalem from the going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem until the Messiah the Prince shall be 483 years and I've shared with you that great work of Sir Robert Anderson who computed that that from the exact date that was given the Arctic Xerxes luncheon monist to restore and rebuild Jerusalem to build a wall to build the streets, was March 14 445 BC, he counted how many years until Jesus the Messiah, which was April 6 30 to 2 A.D. and he found a not only was it 483 years, but it was to the exact date, 173,880 days after the commandment was given by Arctic Xerxes until Jesus stepped foot on the Mount of olives and presented himself as their Messiah.

No wonder Jesus wept over Jerusalem and said if only you had known the things that make for your peace in this your day, but they are hidden from your eyes. You didn't know the time of your visitation should have known that. That's what Daniel predicted. So 69 of those seven's have been fulfilled.

From the time of Arctic Xerxes to the presentation of Jesus on the Mount of olives, 483 years, but the angel said 77's 483 years is 69 of those seven's there still a final seven-year. A seven-year period we call the tribulation first half is more mild. The middle part is the abomination of desolation. The last three and half years is great tribulation. That seven-year period is Daniel's 70th week when the phone number of Gentiles is come in. That is when non-Jewish people. The phone number that only God knows, come to faith in Christ. When that number is hit, the rapture happens the church age is over God again then turns to deal with Israel in restoring Israel to her God through the tribulation.

So that by the end of the tribulation. Israel those alive will come to faith in Jesus, the come to faith, they'll come to believe in Jesus as a nation set aside temporarily restored.

We gathered in the end times so blindness is happen to Israel hardening, in part, is happened Israel telephone number of the Gentiles has come in and so verse 26 look at this all Israel will be saved. The deliverer will come out of Zion, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob for this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins. Now this phrase all Israel is not used diachronic lay meaning all Jews of all time saved.

It is used here. Send chronically.

That is all of the Jews alive at that period of time. The end of times.

During that time that 70th week of Daniel seven year period of the tribulation. We know that 144,000 Jewish evangelists and sealed by God will be will will be witnessing not only to the nation but to the world.

We know that God will send two witnesses to Jerusalem. I believe Moses and Elijah who will perform great wonders. Many of the hearts of the people will come back. What will believe that Jesus is the Messiah. During that time and I want you to hear about the turning back in Zechariah chapter 12. Now I'm reading Zechariah chapter 12 verse nine shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem and I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me whom they have pierced, they will mourn for him as one mourns for his own son, and grieve for him as one grieves for a firstborn in that day there will be a great morning in Jerusalem like the morning of had dad remote in the plain of Megiddo in the land shall mourn every family, etc. and then it goes on to talk about their salvation. Now think back to when Jesus did in the temple in Matthew 23 and said, you will not see me here again until you cry.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord when will that day be as predicted by Zechariah chapter 12 when there is a morning a sudden recognition. We blown it. He is the Messiah.

He is the pierced one. He is the one we rejected and they will turn to him and so at that time all those surviving of Israel will be saved. All of them, God will restore his people, God will fulfill his promise to the Jewish nation after that. The period of time.

By the way, little clue in the Jeremiah chapter 30 and 31 it talks about the future time of tribulation, but goes under a different moniker is called the time of Jacob's trouble. The time of Jacob's trouble. Jacob is another name for Israel, the Jewish people will experience great trouble.

I commend you the last part of the book of Daniel chapter 12 talks about great trouble that will happen to the Jewish nation during the tribulation.

Especially to the Jewish people to be a great time of testing. Great time of trouble but the end result is that all the Jews at that time will be saved. The deliverer will come out of Zion will turn away ungodliness from Jacob for this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins. So the blindness is left concerning the gospel. They are enemies for your sake when I barely get to finish Chapter 11. I'm glad I camped on just one concerning the gospel day the Jewish people are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers for the gifts and calling of God are your revocable alumni impact that a little bit concerning the gospel. They are enemies for your sake rejecting Jesus turning away from their Messiah, thereby becoming your enemies. They were the enemies of so many of those believers in the New Testament book of acts, and as hard as that was, it was a benefit and a blessing because it open the door of faith to them so concerning the gospel their enemies for your sake concerning election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers, the temporary blindness benefits us, but God has made a promise to the fathers, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and part of the covenant that God promised Abraham is called the Abraham a covenant, God promised Israel the land that is Israel today.

It's a it's a land promise is also known in Deuteronomy is the is called the Palestinian covenant, or that land was given to the progeny of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the 12 tribes for the gifts and callings of God are your revocable for as you were once disobedient to God. Yet now you have obtained mercy through their disobedience.

Even so, these also have now been disobedient that through the mercy shown you. They also may obtain mercy, for God has committed them all to disobedience that he might have mercy on all. Oh the depths of the riches of both the wisdom and the knowledge of God, how unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out it's a great story about a Prussian king named Frederick the great who doubted Scripture and said to his court chaplain will show me some proof. What can you what can you show me that proves the inspiration of the Bible and the chaplain looked at his cane. He said, your Majesty, I can sum it up in one word, the Jew that you, your Majesty, it's the Jew, the survival of the Jews, the promise God made to the Jews that that's what Paul would offer here the Jew God's elected selected protected group of people for verse 34, who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has become his counselor I can answer that you have. You don't know his mind, but you become his counselor right there was a God. I know what you would do that. I think you should have done this, Lord. Now the Lord is smart move for you to make would be this you've offered God your counsel, you find God is made a mistake in and in certain cases in your life, but because God operates on such a different ability with with his cognizance know who has known the mind of the Lord, no, no. David said in Psalm 139. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, this high cannot attain so were dealing with God who is known the mind of the Lord no one except him who has become his counselor. The answer should be no one or who is first given to him and it shall be repaid to him for him and through him and to him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

In closing, if you were to study Jewish history and you should you study Jewish history and you don't believe in miracles. You are not a realist. If you look at Israel nationally and and you discover what other nation.

After 400 years of slavery after 2000 years of dispersion after two total destructions. After multiple deportations after tribal divisions and a Holocaust not only survived but came back into a land that they had not inhabited for 2000 years. One of the nation comes even close back to that 1911 prediction, or that little quip in Encyclopaedia Britannica. Yeah, you know the odds of that language ever being revived are about as remote as Israel ever get their land back again fact, Jack. They got the land back and they speak Hebrew and so Paul says God set aside. Israel know and and I'm proof I'm one, but there are others know we are just a remnant but we won't always be a remnant in the end. At the end of days, God will save the nation of Israel.

And so it says all Israel will be saved. It all really comes down to choice for us. God is his plan also.

God is sovereign but in terms of us interacting with God we have a choice to make, Jew or Gentile Jew or Gentile.

We can be part of the covenant or not, we can say yes to him or not, we can enjoy the eternal blessings are not remember that last I think it was the last Indiana Jones Indiana Jones and the last Crusade was at the last of those films that wasn't of Kate. What was so okay Scott's right crystal skull that has nothing to do with my Bibles that I know I'm asking except to say at the end of the Indiana Jones and the last Crusade, one which is where they are looking for the Grail of Christ right. The Grail is protected by one of the temple Knights in a cave in somewhere but is actually in Petra Jordan were some and you know it. Do you remember the film even when Indiana Jones comes in and then the Nazis, there, and there's all these different chalices and the night says to both the Nazi and Indiana Jones choose wisely, because as the real Grail has the power to give life the false Grail has the power to take life from you remember that.

So the Nazi fix this golden chalice and drinks water out of a need disintegrates and I love it because the old knight turns Indiana Jones and says he chose poorly after he was disintegrated. So Indiana Jones looks through all of the cops and sees this old clay.

Wanda goes that looks like the help of a carpenter and he drinks from, and it's the right one and the nights is you choose wisely. I don't want to make light of it, but too many people when it comes to the things of God. We would say the chose poorly. But if you come to the Jewish Messiah given to the Jewish nation but offered to and the one who will believe you choose wisely, and even though Israel is presently in unbelief. One day they will not one day they will more than one day they will acknowledge one day they will see one day they will believe in all Israel will be saving. So God still has a future plan for Israel and all you have to do is is read the rest of the Bible because not only will hundred and 44,000 believe not only will two witnesses share the gospel but in the millennial kingdom. Jesus will rule and reign from Mount Zion in Jerusalem in the new heaven and the new earth. After that there is new Jerusalem and there's 12 gates with the names of the 12 tribes. So God still is working with into the future plan. He announced Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has not set them aside that wraps up Skip a text message the series expound room to share resource engaged even deeper in your Bible study time this world record is again confirmed that the title is the best-selling of all time, research, and portions of Scripture then translated into 3500 different pitches. There's a big difference between having access to password and allowing it to change her life to practical Bible study from observation was legal interpretation which must lead to application somebody once but if you want to meet in the street you take the Bible truths and shoe leather on them is where the rubber meets the road.

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