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Christinyou
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Gaebelein's Annoted Bible
Romans 11:1



Israel's Restoration.

("The Jewish Question", by A. C. G., gives a
complete exposition of this great chapter.)

CHAPTER 11

1. God Hath not Cast Away His People. 1.
2. Israel's Apostasy not Complete; a Remnant Saved. 2-6.
3. Israel's Blindness for a Season. 7-10.
4. To Provoke Them to Jealousy. 11.
5. Their Fulness and Reception Life from the Dead. 12-15.
6. The Parable of the Two Olive Trees. 16-24.
7. A Mystery Made Known. All Israel Saved. 25-32.
8. The Doxology. 33-36.

The apostasy of Israel was not a complete apostasy. The Lord had preserved a faithful remnant. Even so at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. In the beginning of this present age there was in existence a distinctive Jewish remnant. This Jewish-Christian remnant in the beginning of the dispensation was an evidence that God had not cast away His people. A similar remnant of believing Jews will be called for a definite work and testimony during the end of the age. And throughout this Christian dispensation it has been abundantly demonstrated that God has not cast away His ancient people, for thousands of them have been saved by grace and have become members of the body of Christ.

Verses 7-10.--When the apostle speaks here of the election he has in view the believing part of the nation at all times, the remnant past, the future remnant and all those who believe in Christ now. When he speaks of the rest being blinded he means the unbelieving part of the nation. Judicial blindness has come upon them for their unbelief. Three quotations are given from the Old Testament showing that the Lord foreknew their unbelief and predicted the judgment which was to come upon the nation (De 29:4; Isa 29:10 and Ps 69:22-24). A careful study of these chapters will show that the threatened judgments and the judicial blindness are not permanent. All the Prophets and many of the prophetic Psalms reveal the fact that the judgments which have come upon the people are for a season only and that there is glory and blessing in store for them. The curses pronounced upon them have found their literal fulfillment; the unfulfilled promises of blessing and glory will also be literally fulfilled and Israel will be saved and restored to their land.

Verse 11.--The setting aside of Israel is not final; their present blindness is not their permanent condition. But have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid. They stumbled over Him in whom they saw no beauty and whom they did not desire. They received Him not, who had come to His own. But this did not result in their complete fall. God in His infinite wisdom and all-wise purpose brought by their fall salvation to the Gentiles to provoke them to jealousy. In this statement we see again that God has not cast away His people Israel. If He had cast them away, why should He wish to provoke them to jealousy? And this provoking to jealousy is with the intent that some of them might be saved (verse 14).

Verses 12-15.--And now the Apostle of the Gentiles addresses us Gentiles. "I speak to you Gentiles." It is a message of much importance. The fall of Israel was the riches of the world, the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles (verse 13); the casting away was the reconciling of the world. Thus blessing, great blessing came to the Gentiles by Israel's unbelief and fall. But this is not all. All this is far from accomplishing the promise made to the father of the nation, when God said to Abraham "In thy seed all the nations of the earth shall be blest." Israel's fall, the means in God's purpose Israel's fall, the means in God's purpose to bring salvation to the Gentiles, is not the final thing, and the blessings the Gentiles received by their fall is not the fullest blessing which God has in store for the world. Much more is in store for the world in blessing through Israel's restoration. To Israel is promised in the Old Testament a time of fulness, a time when they shall be taken back. Their time of fulness comes when Christ returns in power and in glory. If then God brought blessing to the Gentiles by their fall, how far greater will be the blessings for the world, when their time of fulness has come. It will be life from the dead. Israel is now nationally and spiritually dead. They will be nationally and spiritually made alive (see Eze 37:1-17; 39:25-29; Ho 5:15-6:5). And the whole world comes in for blessing then. The nations will be converted and the kingdom will be set up on earth (see Zec 2:10-13).

The Nation of Israel is in a holding pattern until it is clear that the work of Christ to the Gentiles is made full.
The remnant have already been cleared for their approach and are in safety already in the arms of Jesus Christ and grounded in His Love and Gospel of Paul, "Christ in you the Hope of Glory".

Now the mystery of The two olive trees, which are separate but one in Christ. All elect branches are now in Christ and those of the Promise to Israel will come, making the Body of Christ One, no gentile or Jew.

Verses 16-24.--The parable of the two olive trees illustrates great dispensational facts and contains solemn warnings for Christendom. The good olive tree typifies Israel in covenant relation with God in the Abrahamic covenant. The olive tree is evergreen; and so is the covenant, unchangeable. Israel's faithlessness and disobedience cannot annul it. The root is Abraham, who was holy, separated unto God. On account of unbelief some of the branches were broken off. They are now separated from the good olive tree and are withered. The wild olive tree is a picture of the Gentiles. The branches of this wild olive tree are grafted among the branches of the good olive tree to partake of the root and fatness of the good olive tree. The wild olive tree branches grafted upon the good olive tree do not represent the true church. The Gentiles are meant by it, who are, after Israel's unbelief, put upon the ground of responsibility which Israel had, to partake now of the promised covenant blessings. The grafted in branches represent the Christian profession, Christendom, as we call it. The grafted in branches are solemnly warned. They are not to boast, not to be high-minded; they must abide in goodness. If the warning is unheeded they will not be spared but cut off. And when that happens God will graft in again the natural branches into their own olive tree if they no longer abide in unbelief. God is able to do this. He can and will put back Israel into their former relation. It is prophetic. Christendom is exactly that which is here warned against--boasting, high-minded, not abiding in goodness, in one word, apostate. The unbelief and failure of professing Christendom is as great, if not greater than the unbelief and failure of Israel. The time will come when God will not spare, but execute judgment upon Christendom. He will spew Laodicea out of His mouth (Re 3:16). Then the hour of Israel's restoration has come.

God has chosen a gentile nation and a Jewish Nation, Israel and that remnant will all be saved and are the Body of Christ His Church which He will present to the Father and all will become One. But for Now, this Body of Christ and the Nation of Israel, not the remnant elect but the rest of the Nation of Israel God's People will be saved at that time. There will be a difference of the Body of Christ and God's chosen people. Body of Christ is heavenly, Chosen People of God and their promises, earthly for 1000 years. Then What? It does not say.

This is the mystery that we must rightly divide to understand God's plan for the Body of Christ and the chosen people of God, Israel.

Verses 33-36.--A doxology closes this dispensational section of the epistle. What depths of riches, both of wisdom and knowledge of God, in His merciful dealings with the Gentiles and the Jews! How unsearchable His judgments! How untraceable His ways! For of Him, and through Him and to Him are all things to whom be glory forever. Amen.

So what is the Glory? Even our glory, which is "Christ in you the Hope of Glory", all Glory for the Body of Christ His Church given to Him by the Father who will come to Him and He will reveal the Father to us.

In Christ: Phillip


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 2010/10/24 1:22Profile









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All Israel will be saved - Understanding Romans 9-11

I thought this was a good article on the subject.

https://www.givengain.com/cgi-bin/giga.cgi?cmd=cause_dir_news_item&cause_id=1507&news_id=92672&cat_id=536

 2010/10/24 1:29
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All Israel who are True Israel will be saved.

Ezekiel 3:7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

In Christ: Phillip


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Phillip

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All Israel who are True Israel will be saved.

Correction,, Were and Are being saved as well as those who are outside the commonwealth of Israel.

 2010/10/24 12:07
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Davidc said,

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Personally I have found that new covenant theology has blinkers on. It expounds scripture according to its own narrow doctrines amd is blind to many parts of the bible. It looks at scriptures like the prophets and the psalms, much of the new testament especially the gospels and revelation and asks "How can I fit these passage into a new covenant interpretation? Thus the doctrine takes precedence over the scriptures themselves. This is the blind leading the blind.



Actually, the blindness is in denying that in the New Covenant, God has shed greater light on the Scriptures we call the Old Testament.

It's like-- and this is an illustration I have used before-- I am walking around trying to see in the dark with a flashlight. But then the sun comes up... and I still insist on using the flashlight?

We must recognize that what the apostles of the New Covenant wrote is an expression of the ministry of the ascended Christ Himself. And so, the way the apostles interpreted the Old Testament, the light they shed on those passages, this is no "private interpration" of their own. It is the greater light that God had in mind when He inspired those Scriptures in the first place.

I came across a passage the other day in a book called Prophecy and the Church, by Oswald T. Allis. Allis argues strongly and convincingly against this dispensational theology that has its foundation, and stands, only on a literal interpretation of the Old Testament scriptures. Dispensationalists teach that all those Old Testament passages that speak of Israel will yet have their fulfillment (literally) in a dispensation after the church has been raptured out of the picture. They teach that the church is more or less a parenthesis in the purposes of God for Israel.

On the contrary, Allis says: "...the Church is the fruition of the Old Testament economy, as identical with it and also as different from it as the butterfly which comes out of the chrysalis differs from the caterpillar which formed it."

How beautiful! That's the most beautiful and apt description of this that I have ever read. How clearly that sets things! The church is not a replacement of Israel. Absolutely not. The church does not replace Israel.

"...As identical with it and also as different from it..." The church is the butterfly that the caterpillar has become. It is still Israel, but on a far higher plane now: God's new creation Man.

How awesome all this is!


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Can I get an agreement from anyone out there in la la land that thousands of Jewish men were being saved in the early Church?

Those thousands of men would have taken that message home to their wives and children and they in turn would believe or not. Then those men and women would speak to their neighbours and then they would get saved or not. The news of this was spreading like wild fire throughout the area and then persecution sprang up and then everyone was dispersed to other regions to spread the word.

There was no blindness going on with these thousands of Jewish people that were being saved, "such as should be saved".

Where is the need that God has to return to the Jewish people, when in fact that the prophecies concerning the return and salvation had in fact taken place on that Pentecost day?

Paul doesn't even elude that there is a future fulfilment of this, rather he is confirming that the Deliverer had come to save them from their sins. He is quoting from the Old , "as it is written".

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Allis says: "...the Church is the fruition of the Old Testament economy, as identical with it and also as different from it as the butterfly which comes out of the chrysalis differs from the caterpillar which formed it."

Excellent!

If it be of any consolation perhaps the use of the word Church needs to be replaced with being called the "Called Out Ones".

The doctrine of Replacement Theology is just plain dumb and the bible doesn't even suggest that idiocy.

 2010/10/24 13:17
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"Can I get an agreement from anyone out there in la la land that thousands of Jewish men were being saved in the early Church?"

Were amd still are being saved, They are the Body of Christ with the Gentile Church of whom all are in Christ.
No Jew or Gentile, but all baptized into One Spirit. The Spirit of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit making their abode with and in us.

IN Christ: Phillip


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"Were and still are being saved, They are the Body of Christ with the Gentile Church of whom all are in Christ.
No Jew or Gentile, but all baptized into One Spirit. The Spirit of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit making their abode with and in us.

IN Christ: Phillip"

I agree completely and also agree completely with the exellent exposition of Romans 11 which you provided.

David


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 2010/10/24 17:46Profile
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Hi Snufalagapus

Can I ask if you believe that the Christ will come again in the future? If so, for what purpose?

David


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Is this not true even today and for the elect body of Christ also.

Romans 9:3-8 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.


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