what do you think of the verse? i can tell you sincerely, ever since i heard it once mentioned in the Ravenhill interview, something lit up inside me, and it has never quenched. just about everywhere i go and see the things of God, the Holy Spirit is telling me to gauge things through that scripture. i came in to post actually a prayer, to say, i wanted God, if He ever saw me fit to carry the least of His burden, to remind me of that verse everyday! comments?
what do you think of the verse?
I would highly recommend Art Katz's exposition of Romans 11 (parts 1 & 2) available on this site. It is the best thing I have heard on the matter.Presently the unbelieving Jews are enemies for our sakes. Their opposition to the gospel acts as a means by which God will refine the Church so that He might present to Himself a mature Church that embodies the fullness of Christ. It is "for our sake" they are our enemies. In regard to divine calling, the Jews are still God's uniquely chosen nation from all the nations in this earth. And God is still going to bring about the fulfillment of His plan for them. For God is the faithful God. And though up to the present time they have abandoned their purpose and calling in God, that is, to be a blessing to all nations, to be a holy people, to be a royal priesthood, God hasn't forgotten the calling He has for them, and the destiny He has planned for them.
I really appreciate that explaination KingJimmy...it brings such hope for my dear Jewish friends that I love sooo much and pray for all the time.