Day 14 Good morning and welcome to the last of this short series focusing on God’s love for Israel. Yesterday we looked at God bringing exiled Israel back to Jerusalem.
Today we explore how the Jewish people and the Christians will join to become the beloved of Christ Jesus.
Please may I ask you to slowly read these beautiful verses:
Ephesians 2:15a ‘His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross…For through him we both have access to the Father by one spirit.’
Romans 11:23 ‘And if they do not persist in unbelief they will be grafted in, for god is able to graft them in again. After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
Revelation 21:10 ‘And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem…v.12a ‘On the gates were written the names of twelve tribes of Israel…v.14 ‘the wall of the city had twelve foundations and there were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.’
I would suggest that just as a man and woman retain their unique identity but yet become one in marriage, that Israel and the Church will likewise retain their unique identities but yet become one in Christ Jesus. And thus there will be, hallelujah, one new man in Christ.
And there will be much rejoicing!
Thank you for reading this, I appreciate your support. I will finish off tomorrow with a summary conclusion.