session nine recap
In the early church there was this question that had to be addressed. Israel was God’s Chosen people. But they weren’t coming to faith and salvation in Jesus. If God’s chosen people aren’t accepting salvation, how can the promise be fulfilled?
We spoke a little on Sunday about Covenant and how it takes both parties involvement for it to hold up. But we also inherently know that God has a plan for the children of Abraham. So when are they going to be saved? This section poses the answer.
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Now I admit, I get lost on the math a bit, mainly because my brain is asking other questions, but it’s neat that God “carries the seven” and gives the Jews those seven years to come to faith in Him. Some will. Some won’t. But there will be a turning of hearts towards Jesus amongst the Jews.
David Jeremiah tells us that the spiritual blindness remains until the last Gentile is brought in and then the Rapture. God turns His attention to the Jews who remain during the Tribulation, many will believe and be martyred. Some are sealed and protected.
Some have said that the Bible stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Some will turn to them after we’ve left earth and read those instructions.
9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. 10 They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” 11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters,[e] were killed just as they had been.
7 The priest shall then put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. The rest of the bull’s blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
David Jeremiah, quoting Barnhouse, points out that they are at the base of the altar where the blood is poured out. Not peeking out sheepishly but being under the altar, where Jesus was sacrificed, is not about their blood but His. They are COVERED by His blood meaning they are saved and redeemed. They are justified not by theirs poured out but by His.
Nothing can touch the believer unless it passes through the will of God.
This is a good word in ALL times.
When we look at the world around us: calls for violence from trans individuals, Muslim prayers in Time Square (try and organize Christian prayer there and see what happens.) Fires and looting and the UN normalizing pedophilia, we might ask “just how bad is it gonna get?” the martyred asked “how long until God brings Justice and a stop to this wickedness?” The time is coming.
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It might seem like why is God delaying when they ask “how long” and we might ask that too. But there are still more souls that need saving before He does. Which is a call for us to get busy because MAYBE HE’S REALLY ASKING US HOW LONG BEFORE WE GET TO WITNESSING TO THEM?
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