Contents: A spiritual Israel finding salvation. National Israel blinded. Warning to Gentiles. Israel yet to be saved nationally.
Characters: Father God, Messiah Jesus, Paul, Elijah, David, Abraham
Conclusion: The Jews, at present cast off because of their unbelief, will in due time as a people be taken into God’s favor again, when the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, when our Deliverer has appeared again. As a people they are for this age judicially blinded, although there is a remnant according to faith in Christ. The Gentiles grafted into the Jewish tree must not trample upon the Jews as a reprobate people, but remember that the law of faith excludes all boasting, either of ourselves or against others.
Striking Facts: Romans 11:25-26. The Church is a people comprised of both Gentiles and Jews (Acts 15:14). God has in mind a finite number of Gentiles who will be saved (Revelation 7:9). When the “fullness of the Gentiles” is brought in, the Messiah will come in the clouds and the Rapture will occur. I won’t be long after that when Messiah will be manifested as Israel’s long looked-for Deliverer.