The Apostle Paul tells us that all Israel will be saved when the Olive Tree Is complete. This is to happen when the remainder of Paul’s people from Israel are added back to this Mysterious Tree, and that seems to take place according to Romans chapter 11, when the last Gentile is grafted in; and according to some Old Testament Scripture when Israel calls out for Jesus, who has returned to His Fathers side (Hos 5:15 & Isa 63:1:10). Isaiah tells us that it is then that He turns to save Israel, who will at that time be overtaken in battle having fled into Edom (Isa.63). Is this then not what Paul is telling us?
We are now in that tree, which is still occupied by both dead and alive — the faithful of Israel, and by every faithful Gentile who has ever turned to Jesus. These are all one new man born of God, but we still await every man who God knows will come to Him in surrender of his life. The day of this completion cannot be before the very end of the Tribulation.
Today’s Israel will return to that tree after these certain prophecies are fulfilled. All of this relates to Our Lord’s coming.
Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name. Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.
Psalm 33:20-22 NASB
In David’s time there was a longing for the Lord in the land of Israel, we have longed much the same in our time. God’s own people have always had this innate desire to be with Him. Over the long years of Israel’s history that longing abated in most. And in Jesus day when He (their God) was with them they knew Him not. In our day there may be evidence that we as Gentiles are following much the same path. We are those, who were allowed to come into Israel’s Olive tree. Yet, today as then, we are but a remnant of believers in the Messiah of Israel. Paul tells us that we Gentiles are here in Christ to make Israel Jealous.
When I was a child I remember being amazed when during the Sunday evening family gatherings the men would often all be on the big front Porch discussing the Lord, and sometimes His soon coming.
If this desire for Him is in us today; then we should be making Israel jealous. Why did Israel miss Messiah’s first coming? They as a body were in essence looking for Him, but He was not who they expected.
I am amazed today for very different reasons. There is still a rather large group in the church looking for Him to appear to catch them out of this world and out of the last 7 years of man’s history, when it is at this very time that they are needed most to make Israel jealous. And then there is a great number of other believers, who say that what Jesus stated in Matthew 24 has found completion in past history. And most of these are not expecting a literal coming in our day nor do they expect this Tribulation and purging in Israel, before the Lord comes — not in these our days.
But God will increase His Remnant, who seeks for Christ’s coming and for an understanding of our days. These days, which are sure to come in order to bring Israel back inside their own Olive Tree, so that our Lord — Israel’s Messiah will return.
Just as there was a Remnant among the Jews who led the Gentiles to the Messiah, so also in this day before the Messiah comes again there is a Remnant from the Gentiles who will lead Israel back to her Messiah during what is described by Jesus as Great Tribulation. We shall raise up as one, as Elijah (himself a Gentile a Tishbite, grafted in) to proclaim to them their Messiah.
Then scripture tells us that after the Tribulation of those days He will then defeat His enemies the last enemy being death itself. When He has placed all things under His feet then He will hand all over to the Father (1 Corinthians 15), and there will be new heavens and a new 🌏 earth, and then the bride, the new Jerusalem, will come down and God will take up His abode with us (Rev. 21). It is then that we, who are all one new man with the saints, (Eph 2,3,and 4) will occupy our heavenly home with David and our Father.
This New Jerusalem will arrive following our reign with our Messiah, but that reign cannot begin until all Israel has been saved.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23:6 NASB
The house of the Lord is not our home until all prophecy is fulfilled, and until we occupy it there with David in the New Jerusalem. One new man, is who we are, and that will never change. Once the Jews of the nation Israel are added back this age will be complete — Then it will be said that all Israel is saved. You a gentile adopted by God as was Elijah the Tishbite, will be part of that Holy Nation and Priesthood of which Peter speaks.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 1 Peter 2:9 KJV
Do not miss your calling. The God of Abraham Issac and Jacob is your God. Their Messiah is your Messiah and savior. Their promises are your promises. You are one new man with them. You are a holy nation with them. You are their brothers. Your purpose is to make them jealous. Rise up Church and be the mighty men and women of God who are worthy of your calling.