Talks for Growing Christians
The Nation of Israel Will Return to the Lord in the Future
Lesson Number 33
- Israel's rejection has resulted in great blessing to the world.
- Israel's restoration will result in great blessing to the world.
- Let's preach both the goodness and the severity of God.
- Why has the nation of Israel been temporarily set aside?
- What will happen when the nation of Israel turns back to the Lord?
- Can the promises made to the Jewish people be spiritualized to the church?
- Who and what is the church?
- How has Israel's rejection of their Messiah resulted in blessing to the world?
- How will Israel's restoration result in great blessing to the world?
- Why should both the goodness and the severity of God be preached?
- Because of their unbelief
- At that time, all the promises made to Israel in the Old Testament will be fulfilled literally.
- No. The church is the church, and Israel is Israel. The church is not spiritual Israel.
- The church is comprised of believers, at this time primarily Gentile. It is the body of Christ and is being formed as the bride of Christ.
- The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, Israel's Messiah, has gone out to the Gentiles all over the world, and salvation has come to the Gentiles. See Romans 11:11.
- hen Israel is restored they will be a light to the Gentiles. Refer to Romans 11:15.
- When the goodness of God is preached, many will listen, but when the severity of God is preached as well, it may result in fewer, but genuine believers.
- Review Paul's two metaphors to show that Israel's restoration is consistent with God's character and His way of dealing with mankind. Refer to Romans 11:16-24, 1) the first fruit and the lump, and 2) the root and the branches.
- Consider the time when Israel will become a light to the world.
- Are you preaching Christ? Are you preaching both the goodness and severity of God?
- "...consider the goodness and severity of God." Romans 11:22