The radical work of Christ

The gospel of Christ is a radical profound event in the history of humanity.

It is the story of a creation gone astray, through the disobedient act of one racial head, who’s name was Adam.

Through one act of disobedience, the reign of death was brought onto all the creatures, who Adam represented.

The cosmos also participated in the sentence of death. All the powers of creation were also brought into death through the one act of disobedience.

From Adam to Christ death reigned over the entire creation.

No one had the opportunity to reject death, death was our inheritance just by coming into this world.

Sin also was our inheritance through Adam, we had no say in it. We couldn’t reject sin nor death, it was a free gift that we could not reject?

Adam was a type of him who was to come. So if we had no say in Adams gift, which we were given over to, then would it not make sense that now through the work of Christ now also have no say in the free gift of righteousness, which we all inherit through the one act of obedience, by Christ?

How can one say that the one act of obedience by Christ, is not now the free gift for all of Adams decedents?

Does the one act of obedience by Christ now represent the whole entire creation, which also includes the entire cosmos?

Does the death of Christ on the cross represent an limited atonement, or does it represent a complete atonement?

If the creation had no say in the sin of Adam, does it now have a say in the righteousness of Christ.

If Christ descended into death itself, and defeated him who held the power of death, then what is left that can separate his creatures from his love.

Death was the domain of all in Adam. It held all of his decedents before the event of Calvary. When man died in Adam they were kept in realm of death. Death was the final place of all who died in Adam.

The realm of death was a fortress that separated the man of Gods creation from the creator.

When Christ descended into death, did he not break down the gates of hell and lead out all the captives of death.

Does it not say the he might fill all things? is death out of the universal redemption of Christ.

Is there a realm of creation in, which the life of Christ did not invade?

The bible says that Christ broke into the strong mans house and plundered all his goods?

If Christ has destroyed the power death, then how can there be anything left in death?

The Judge was judged

History is the outworking of the apocalyptic event of the cross of Calvary.

One kind history closed, but anther totally different kind of history opened.

We now live in the time called the apocalyptic age, which means a new age breaking into this present age.

This new age was inaugurated at the cross of Calvary.

One age was judged by the judge of another age, which is coming, but already here, hidden in the eternal realm of this old world, which is now fading, disappearing into a coming new age, of a new world coming, but already here?

The judge of his creation, judged his own creation.

Only the judge had the authority to close one history and open another.

The old order of this visible creation came to a sudden ending, when the judge was judged.

In Christ, God the judge of all his creatures, put to death all that separated himself from them.

The powers that separated his creatures from the love of God, which are law, sin, and death, were all revealed, exposed and stripped of all their authority at the cross event of Christ, who is the God of all creation.

Every hostile force, which entered the creation that God created, were summoned to the cross, and there destroyed of their authority.

Through the death of Christ, all the enemies of Gods good creation were unmasked and defeated.

The judge descended into the depths of the powers domain, including death and hell, and led all the captives out of their exile of separation from his love.

Christ the Creator of all things, defeated him who had the power of death, which is the devil.

Through the defeat of the cross, Christ now fills every realm of his creation.

There is now not a place in the created order, where the light of Christ has not penetrated.

Christ is now victor of the grave, and death.

Death now has a new master, his name is Christ, who is the full representation of a new world, and a new humanity.

All things have now been reconciled back to the Creator, by the work of the Creator.

Man had no part in the redemption of the creation.

Christ who is the God of creation, became through the race of Adam, a man of his creation, defeated the powers, which were created by him and for him, which now separated him from his creatures.

All things that were against man have been overcome by the judge, which was judged for his creatures.

The judge of creation judged the man of creation. Then the judge took the judgment upon himself, which he pronounced on the man of his creation.

Then the judge told the man of his creation. Go and enjoy the freedom that now is yours.

The law, sin, death, and the grave have all been stripped of their sting.

It is finished was the last word on the cross.

The redemption of creation was final. All the enemies, which separated man from his Creator have been defeated at the foot of the cross.

When we see the cross we see Jesus, who was and is, the God of his creation.

Christ took upon himself, the full and complete rejection of Himself? So his creatures could be with him.

The Creator rejected himself, so that the man of his creation could be with him.

At the cross, the judge took upon himself all of his creatures goods, sin, death, the law, hate, rejection, anger, pain,suffering, sickness. Then the judge gave his creatures all of his possessions, love, joy, peace, freedom, health, kindness, goodness and life.

Everything that the judge possessed has now been given over to his creatures.

This was the great exchange of Calvary.

There is now nothing that is left in all of creation, which is able to separate his creatures from the love of God, which was revealed in Christ.

Christ is King now

We as the church need to see that Christ is king and ruler of the whole cosmos now.

This world has been reconciled through the death of Christ on the cross.

This is the message of the gospel of grace that all the hostile forces of creation have been unmasked and defeated by Christ.

They are no longer the gods of the nations, Christ has redeemed this world and the cosmos.

The powers who have been defeated, do and will continue to keep humanity in the dark on the work of Christ.

These rulers and authorities have been dethroned at the cross, their story has come to an climatic ending at Calvary, Christ is now victor over all things.

The nations have been redeemed through the sacrifice of the eternal son of God.

The apocalyptic event is history now unveiling this profound eternal mystery being witnessed in time.

Jesus is king of the creation now, not when he returns, he is the true ruler of this present age.

The powers are defeated, their reign as the gods of the age has already come to and epic ending through Calvary.

They haven’t yet realized this great mystery, but they are no longer in charge, Christ is king and ruler over all things now.

We as his Church are given this responsibility to proclaim to the powers of this age the message of the reconciliation of the cosmos.

The powers can not continue to dominate the nations, because we have read the end of the story of time.

Light in the darkness

We through the revelation of the cross of Calvary come into the realm of the cosmos in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.

There we come into the realm and domain of the fallen principalities and powers of this present evil age.

Even though these powers were initially defeated by the Lord at the cross, yet they still remain in the places of universal influence in the creation of God.

This other dimensional world is a hidden reality for those who are not born into it. It is a world of intense spiritual reality for those who find them selves in the atmosphere of it.

There and only there do we find the authority of the body of Christ, which is his Church.

These rulers and authorities, which inhabit this arena of creation, are the world regulators of the created order of Gods good creation.

This realm of the fallen powers still continue in its universal rebellion against the created order of God.

It is a strange and unexplained mystery of how and when this universal rebellion occurred. Some believe it occurred through the sin and disobedience of Adams fall, who was a type and figure of Christ.

This other dimensional realm and world of the heavenlies, is a hidden place of reality for those of this physical natural world.

This other dimensional world and realm, is the inner reality of everything that is outer reality. It is the hidden invisible pole of the outer cosmos, which we see, hear, and feel.

The great question is why does the Lord allow this great rebellion to continue in the realm of the heavenlies, even after his great universal victory at Calvary. Why does the Lord continue to allow this realm of rebellion and evil to continue to pollute and bring disorder into his creation.

This world of inner creation is a profoundly strange environment for mortals, who only have known that into which they have been born into, which is the outer creation of the physical world.

The bible is very clear, there is this other dimensional world of the principalities and powers. It was a reality of the old testament, it is a reality of the new. It is found all throughout the biblical writings.

We find these powers early in the writings of the old testament. They are the Gods of the nations.

These powers were very much a reality for ancient Israel. Israel found itself in its long history giving themselves over to these powers.

Israel continued to chase after other Gods. The prophets were in constant rebuke of the nation, and the other Gods that they continued to go after.

1Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. His mother was Hephzibah. He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, following the detestable practices of the pagan nations that the Lord had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites. He rebuilt the pagan shrines his father, Hezekiah, had destroyed. He constructed altars for Baal and set up an Asherah pole, just as King Ahab of Israel had done. He also bowed before all the powers of the heavens and worshiped them.

He built pagan altars in the Temple of the Lord, the place where the Lord had said, “My name will remain in Jerusalem forever.” He built these altars for all the powers of the heavens in both courtyards of the Lord’s Temple. Manasseh also sacrificed his own son in the fire.[a] He practiced sorcery and divination, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the Lord’s sight, arousing his anger.

2 Kings 21,1 to

In the old testament the reference to other Gods is found in 245 places. Israel had a long dark history of chasing after other gods.

We come over to the new testament and we begin to really get a bigger enlarged picture of the powers.

When Jesus started his public ministry after his baptismal at the Jordan river, everything changed. The event of the Jordan river for Jesus was a new reality introduced into the creation. The heavens were opened, the spirit of God descended from the heavens onto the life of Christ.

But notice what transpired right after this profound event, he was lead into the wilderness, and came into confrontation with the prince of this world. From then on the antagonism for Jesus, from the prince of the powers of the air, was a visible tangible reality.

Jesus through baptism entered into something that no other human in history had seen nor experienced. Jesus entered into an environment in which was a battlefield. This hidden reality of the heavenlies were now exposed, the light of God had penetrated the darkness. The realm and domain of the hidden darkness was now brought out into the light. Strange events now began to transpire, demons screamed in the presence of this new light, which had now invaded this strange otherworldly dark environment.

This is the reality for all those who through the baptism of the holy spirit now enter. It is very similar in many ways to what was true of Jesus. Jesus was the pattern Son, he was the forerunner into this new world of the heavenlies. When we truly come into the Christ of God, we enter this strange new profound, but also very hostile environment.

Through the light of the Son of God, we enter the darkness, which is still a reality in this world, but the darkness is beginning to be exposed.

In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,[a]
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it. 1 John 1- 1 to 5

Immortal glorified ones

What a destiny for the Church of the living glorified resurrected Christ.

What a calling we are called into, to be members of the glorified immortal Lord of glory.

To rule and reign with him forever and ever, over the domain of his good creation.

To be his representative self over the nations. Who will walk in the light of the glory of the great King.

Saints do not take lightly this destiny that has been offered to you.

Don’t miss out on this high calling and destiny, which he has for you through your lack of response.

Paul said that he was not disobedient to the heavenly calling.

Christ has given his all for us, he asks us to give him all for him.

Reach out, lay a hold of this offer you have been given in Christ Jesus.

He is coming back to rule and reign over his creation. With justice and mercy for all who long for his appearing.

Don’t get caught in the things of this present life, they are a trap set against the destiny of his people.

Refuse the offers from the prince of this present age, no matter what he presents to you, it does not compare to the glory of the King of heaven.

The day will come when the door will be closed and the oil will run out? be not foolish virgins be wise.

We are called to be bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh.

What a privilege what a privilege.

The days are rapidly approaching when he will be revealed with flaming fire, every eye will see his appearing.

He is coming back as Judge and King over his creation.

Will you be members of his royal family? or will you be members of the saved nations?

Can you hear him? he is calling you.

Will you answer him as he calls, or are you to busy loving the things of this world?

Thousand year reign

1Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the bottomless pit[a] and a heavy chain in his hand. He seized the dragon—that old serpent, who is the devil, Satan—and bound him in chains for a thousand years. The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while.

Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

This is the first resurrection. (The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years had ended.) Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years. Revelation 20- 1 to 5

This scripture is one of the hardest to understand, I know many do not believe that there is a thousand year reign of Christ with his saints.

There seems to be some kind of an overlapping period, of some kind of a reign of Christ over the nations, before the the new heavens and earth. What this looks like is very hard to understand.

What do you do with revelation 20, some believe that this is the time that is after the cross to the time of Jesus’s return? But it cant be, Satan is not yet bound, he still continues to deceive the nations.

The saints came to life again means the resurrection of the saints. This great event has not taken place yet.

What will this rein look like? its hard to understand, but I do know that there will be two types of creatures in the age of the thousand years. The creatures of flesh and blood and the creatures of the resurrection. One creature will be mortal and one will be immortal.

The only thing we really have to look at is the body of the Lord after he rose from the dead. Jesus was able to eat human food, also people could touch and feel his humanity, but he was also able to walk through walls, disappear, change forms so that the disciples didn’t recognize him.

What this new body of the resurrection looks like, I think it takes the appearance of our human appearance and form, but in a glorified immortal body.

The reason its so hard for any to explain the features of the resurrection body, is that only Jesus has taken this form of existence.

The bible says we will as the angles be living in an eternal immortal body, but in some way different from them.

Humans are very much different than the angles. Angles are Gods ministering spirits, but humans are Sons and daughters of the most high God. Through Christ in us, we now have the same DNA as the most high God. This is breath taking, we share in the divine nature of the most high God, how amazing is that.

The bible also says that the Church will rule over the angels in the age that is coming, how crazy is this.

The return of the Lord, a new history in present history?

When we talk about the age to come, what does this really mean?

I think there is so much confusion regarding this apocalyptic time of the end.

So many different systems of interpretation regarding the coming age, but so confusing.

And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus, [and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2- 6 &7

God is an eternal God who continues to reveal himself through the eternal the ages to come.

One age overlaps the other age in his salvation history with humanity.

We somehow think that after this present age comes to an end, then there are no other ages to come, but I don’t see this in scripture. I see a God who reveals himself through time periods called ages. These ages are his self revelation to his creation.

The cross of Calvary was God introducing a new age into this present age that is, but in the midst of this new age that is coming, we somehow are still living in the present age that is.

I believe also when the new coming age is truly inaugurated at the return of the Lord, we will still be in some way overlapping the age that is?

Its like the two ages combine into each other through an extended time period. It seems like there still is this transitional time period of ages overlapping each other.

I know that most Christians believe that when Christ returns then everything changes. One reality of being is left behind and another comes in.

When I study the prophets I don’t see this, how do you read the prophets and come to this conclusion. They speak such a different revelation than what we are taught in the church.

Okay what do you do with all the nations that continue after the return of the Lord? people still live and die, death is still a reality for those who live in this world.

The only ones that escape death are the saints who partake of the first resurrection.

Everyone else continues in the state that is similar, but also very different than what is the reality now.

What I see is there will be some kind of an overlapping of the ages, even when the Lord returns.

The return of the Lord doesn’t mean an end of present history and time.

The return of the Lord means a new history begins in the history of present history and time.

I believe the age that is coming is a universal change of government, from the present system of the powers that be, to the universal authority of the rule of Christ, through the Church, which is the fullness of him who filleth all and in all.

This age that is coming will pretty much look in many ways very similar to what is now, but also in many other ways very much different.

The high calling in Christ Jesus through this transitional period of the last two thousand years, is the time when the Lord is calling out a people for his name, to a place of universal governmental authority over the unsaved nations, on his return as Judge and King.

Things in this world according to the flesh don’t change very much, what does dramatically change is the Church.

The Church is taken out, transfigured, glorified and made to be the eternal dwelling of God through the spirit of Christ.

All others in this world who dwell on the earth, remain in their flesh and blood bodies.

What I see when the reality of the new age arrives, is a new universal government authority through Christ over the nations, but also over the heavens, which is called the Church of the living Christ.

Yes there will be great changes that come with this apostolic event, the nations learn war no more, the wolf and the lamb eat straw together, the child plays by the cobra den, the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the seas, and many other wonderful things, which are written in the prophets.

The destiny of Israel and the Church

There are three main teachings regarding Israel and the Church.

The first one and probably most widespread throughout the Church is that the Church is now the Israel of God.

Because of the fall of Israel, the Church now has taken over all the promises given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, this Church is made up Jews and Gentiles, the majority being Gentiles, this view is the main view of the reformation, Calvin, and Luther and others basically aliened themselves to the main body of this teaching.

The other view is that Israel and the Church are the same thing, the Church has been grafted into all of Israel’s promises and covenants, we now are apart of the nation of Israel through our union with Messiah, this view is not as common as the first view, but still believed by many, this view is generally held by messianic Jews and others.

The third view and probably least held of the three, is that the Church and Israel are two different entities, Israel has it’s own destiny separate from all others, and the Church has its own destiny separate from Israel.

Through a lot of study of great theological works from all three related views, I myself feel I have come to the conclusion that there is truth in all three positions, but I believe the closest view in my opinion is the third.

How can you say that the church is now part of Israel after reading Paul’s letter to the Galatians?

When he says that there is neither Jew nor Greek, Paul basically says that we loose our natural heritage when we are baptized into Christ, we become a new creation, which is neither Jew nor Gentile, this is one of Paul’s early letters.

Maybe he wasn’t yet fully clear in his new position, I very much doubt that.

Then when we go to Ephesians, Paul makes it sound like we are part of Israel and all their promises and covenants, we have been brought in through the work of Christ on the cross, we are no longer aliens and strangers, but fellow members of the body of Messiah,

Then we go to the prophets and read about the promises given to the nation of Israel.

You just can’t make any sense regarding these things.

How can the Church be apart of Israel’s national promises?

If we are neither Jew nor Gentile, then we are neither Israel, we are something altogether other.

So what is the Church? I believe It is a company of elected people out from Israel and out from the Gentiles, it is no longer Jew nor Gentile, it is a new creation.

Once we are baptized into Christ we loose our national heritage.

This Church is an other worldly reality, it is in this world, but not of it.

It has a destiny, but not in this world, Gods promises to the nation of Israel are in this world, not this present age, but this present world, its destiny is to be the central priestly nation of the nations of this world.

It is a earthly calling, the calling of this mystical body of Christ is a heavenly calling.

It requires a different body for this calling, a spiritual body, Israel’s call requires an earthly body of flesh and blood.

It’s hard for a natural Jew to grasp this truth that through baptism he is now no longer a natural Israelite, he now is a member of the body of Christ, which is neither Jew nor Gentile.

The Church is kind of like Elijah and Elisha, right now Elijah has the mantle of Gods witness to the nations, but when the Church is taken into the heavens, the Mantle will fall with a double portion on Israel the earthly nation, which is still left in this world.

The bible is clear that the Church will be taken out of this world, Israel will not, Israel will remain with the rest of the nations of the world, so how can Israel and the Church be the same thing, I don’t see any sense in it.

It is very clear in scripture that the nations of this world will carry on, also Israel the earthly nation is still here when the Lord returns.

That age to come there is still death and life in this world, but things begin to reverse, it says that life will increase, people will live longer, the curse is lifted, but people continue to populate the earth. It sounds like for a thousand years?

The church is an otherworldly creature after the resurrection, no marriage no children, its a completely different kind of a reality in Gods creation.

The church cant be Israel, it is taken through some form of a rapture into the heavens.

The Vocation of the Church is not that clear in the scriptures, it does talk about ruler ship and governmental authority, but this authority is in the heavens, which rule this cosmos.

This world answers to the heavens, this is the real place of power and authority.

Will this Church be visible in the age to come, we don’t really know, we don’t see the principalities and powers who sit in the place power right now.

The Church’s destiny is to inherit the governmental authority over the nations, which is now held by the principalities and powers of this present age, so we are not sure if this will in any way change in the age that is to come.

If Christs resurrection body is a type of the church’s eternal heavenly body, then its sounds like the church will be a two dimensional creature, able to move in the heavenly but also the earthly realms.

We do know that the heavenly Church and the earthly nation will be related in some kind of a common vocation through Christ.

The Church will be ascending and descending with the elect angels on the elect nation of Israel. Its like Israel will be the earthly vehicle that releases the heavenly Church into blessing the nations.

The glorified rule of the church through Christ

I think the confusion in the Christian church lies in not rightly apprehending the event of the cross, what happened at the cross?

Did the Lord replace the elect nation with what is now called the church; are the promises now transferred to the Christian church?

This confusion has to be cleared up as the days ahead unfold.

We have to understand what the church is, and what place it has in Gods economy.

What is the church? Its his bride, its not his nation, we are brought into this relationship by our marriage to Christ, we become his helpmate to help govern his eternal kingdom, Paul says we become bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh.

As Eve was formed out of Adam, so the church was formed on the cross of Calvary, out from that one event, the church, the bride of Christ came into being.

Why has God waited so long to come back to this earth, take his seat on the throne of David, and rule over his people Israel, the answer is, his bride is not yet ready.

The bible seems to say the marriage of the Lord to his bride triggers the restoration of the Davidic kingdom on the earth.

God is waiting until his bride is ready before he returns as visible ruler of this world.

The nation of Israel has been preserved to this very day for this historic event, when the Lord reveals himself and his bride, to his ancient people called Israel.

Without a people called Israel, there is no theocratic rule of God over the nations of this world; all hope of an age of peace on this earth is made void.

The apostolic age was started with the Jews at Christ’s first coming, the Lords second coming to the Jews will trigger the fullness of the apostolic age, they will be Gods visible ministers to the nations of this world.

The church will be a glorified bride ruling and reining with him from the heavenly places.

Why does God need a glorified heavenly bride, because the heavenly realm is the real place of governmental authority.

The destiny of the church is to rule over the principalities and powers, which now are in places of authority in this realm.

This governmental realm of authority has to be filled, God does not believe in vacuums.

He allows these powers to maintain this authority until the church, who is his bride inherits these thrones of power.

In Gods organic economy this is his eternal design.

This realm was temporary lost to the angelic beings through Adams fall.

When the church has made herself ready, then it will be placed into this predestined destiny.

The Lord has already inherited this authority through his victory on the cross.

He is now ruling and reining in the midst of his enemies until he has put all rule and authority under his feet .

The church was elected before creation to this eternal responsibility.

The angelic beings are temporary custodians in these positions of power until the true sons of the most high God are revealed.

Speaking truth to power

Through the disobedience of one man sin entered the world.

All were included in this disobedience, the powers, the rules of this age, the principalities all partook in the disobedience of Adan.

So also through the obedience of Christ, all is being put back into Gods order who is Christ.

The outworking of reconciliation started with the obedience of the cross.

There the world rules, of who were still in a state rebellion, because of Adams disobedience and unbelief, were called back into their created places of obedience to Adam, through Christ, who is now the new man of Gods created order, which is the new creation.

Now through our obedience to Christ, we are given the responsibility to prophetically speak truth to power.

The true place for the powers in the creation of this world is that they now are no longer the Gods of this age, nor the age to come.

The powers are blind to this great mystery that they do not yet understand, that there is only one true God, who is the only sovereign ruler and king of all things, which were created.

We as the believers in the mystery, which has been hidden in Christ, are entrusted with his word, to speak this great truth to the powers that be.

I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ephesians 3-7 to 11

When we through our union with Christ, hear the prophetic eternal word, we by faith speak order to disorder, life to death, truth to lie, love to hate.

When the true prophetic word is spoken, if it is the true spoken eternal word of God, then the authority of the word summons the powers to obey the spoken authoritative, living word of Christ .

The powers are the all things, which make the creation, creation.

The destiny of nations, our destiny all hang in the spoken word of God.

To hear the spoken word of God, is to be raised from the power of death.

The time of Jacobs trouble

Jacobs’s trouble is the event of all events; the Old Testament Prophets speak on this time, this is the moment when Jacob becomes true Israel.

The systematic teachings of Old Testament prophecy are in agreement with this. It is very clear if we are versed in Old Testament exposition of scripture, that Israel will come to a final conformation with her God.

Because of the work of Israel’s Messiah we have been brought into this nation; but we have not replaced their relationship to the eternal covenant, we have come to a birthright that has always been theirs, it is still to the Jew first.

Because of Israel’s misstep salvation has come to us gentiles.

Its not like God cast them away forever; if that was reality then all the Messianic promises are gone with them.

The fullness of the Messianic promises wait for the restoration of the elect nation, if there is no restoration, then neither fulfillment.

We have to shake off this unreality that is so prevalent in the church, if we try to apprehend the end time prophetic promises without a restored Israel, we will become candidates for delusion and deception.

We must not deviate to far from this foundational understanding.

We have been grafted into a body that was reality long before the cross, we have not come to a new house; we have come to the house of Israel, we have come to their table, we have come to their promises their blessings, and now we are eating their food.

Yes Israel has been set-aside for a time, but not forever, Paul says God forbid, it will never happen.

If we somehow take the centrality of Israel from the scriptures, and like Paul says, become wise in our own estimations, we will come into confusion regarding Gods end time movements.

Israel is central to end time prophetic interpretation, Gods dealings with Israel is Gods prophetic word to the world and the Church.

How will we respond when the time of shaking comes to Israel, will we turn our head and look the other way, or will we look on her bones and have compassion on her in her great time of need?

This historic event that is coming will find all of us out, will we as the church be there in her time of great need, though it might be very costly to us, or are we going to look the other way?

The mystery of Israel and the powers

The greatest battle we the church will have in these last days is to speak the mystery of Israel’s final restoration.

This is not just because the main body of believes have no understanding of it.

The real battle is in the spirit realm were this mystery is being contested to the uttermost by the rules of this present age.

The rules of this age will contest and frustrate the word of the restoration of Israel to the uttermost; the vessels that speak and understand this mystery will be the target of their assaults.

These rulers know better than we what this event truly means for them.

Israel’s last day’s restoration is the climax of this present age.

Their reinstatement into their native covenant tree, which is Christ, releases the theocratic rule of God over the nations of the world.

When this event becomes reality, the rulers of this age are finally removed from their long rein of terror over the nations.

They know full well better than we what is at stake.

They will contest this word with all the weapons they have in their arsenal.

It is not because Israel deserves this any more than we deserve salvation, it is to do with the glory of God forever.

It has nothing to do with what we deserve, it is about God being justified in what he promises.

The restoration of Israel is the honor and glory of God.