Happy Birthday Israel
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
May 14, 2022
Happy Birthday Israel!!
Their 'Kingdom of Heaven' gospel (Mt 24:14 KJ) is about to be preached again to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The "TIME" was fulfilled for Israel to have their kingdom when the Messiah Jesus Christ came the first time:
(Mark 1:14,15 KJ) Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
(15) And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
...."The time is fulfilled,"
That is, the Messiah's herald John the Baptist, the one the prophet Isaiah had prophesied some 700 years before Jesus Christ was born etc., would come preparing the way for the Messiah, was in Judah preaching exactly that:
(Matthew 3:1-3 KJ) In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
(2) And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(3) For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
(Luke 16:16 KJ) The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
And what did the "Law and Prophets" preach that the consequences of Israel's rebellion against God would bring?
Israel went into Assyrian captivity and Judah went into Babylonian captivity. Why? For forsaking God's Word, His covenant, laws and statutes. However, the Lord Jesus Christ is about to come and free Israel from their ‘spiritual’ captivity:
(Isaiah 49:24,25 KJ) Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
(25) But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
But beginning with the first coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ, the "TIME" was fulfilled for Israel to ‘then’ be offered their eternal Kingdom of Heaven in earth, that God promised Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the 12 tribes of Israel that they would have:
(Genesis 17:7,8 KJ) And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
(8) And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
(Luke 12:32 KJ) Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
(Matthew 6:10 KJ) Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
But first, Israel's spiritual condition towards the Lord God must be 'reshaped'...., by the Potter....i e., God:
(Jeremiah 18:4 KJ) And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
God's nation of Israel got marred in His hand by their rebellion against His covenant that He made with them when they came out of Egypt. So God re-made His vessel, i.e., His people of Israel, "not my people,"...:
(Hosea 1:9 KJ) Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.
The TIME is now upon Israel again for the Potter to re-make Israel back into HIS PEOPLE again.
(Hosea 1:10 KJ) Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
When the gospel of the kingdom of heaven is preached again during the last 7 years, by the 144,000 Jewish males from the 12 tribes (Mt 24:14; Rev 7, 14 KJ), it will be TIME again, for Israel to believe on their Messiah Jesus Christ....and this time....the believing remnant of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will believe on Jesus Christ the Son of God.
And the way it will be done is that the believing remnant of Israel will seek God's righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ:
(Matthew 6:33 KJ) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
(John 8:12 KJ) Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
(Micah 7:18,19 KJ) Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
(19) He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
(20) Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
God's salvation to mankind has always been, whether to Israel or to us in the church today, all about His mercy towards us, and not about how good we are.
(Titus 3:5 KJ) Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
(Ephesians 2:8,9 KJ) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
(9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The near future for Israel will be the darkest time in world history...the 7 year TRIBULATION, the TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE:
(Jeremiah 30:7 KJ) Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
…but he shall be saved out of it.
The Jewish believers in Jesus Christ will be protected during it, saved, avenged of their enemies, and become God's people again. God the Son Jesus Christ, at the end of the last 7 years, will bring His people of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Jews, those that have believed on Jesus Christ their Messiah, into their eternal kingdom in earth that will have no end:
(Hosea 2:14,15 KJ) Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
(15) And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
(Daniel 2:44 KJ) And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
(Romans 11:26 KJ) And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
(Revelation 22:20,21 KJ) He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
(21) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.