Tuesday, 20 May 2014

' The Hope of Israel '​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ BIBLE TRUTH . . . Churches do NOT teach !!!

​' The Hope  of  Israel '​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ BIBLE TRUTH  . . .  Churches do NOT teach !!! ​

God's eternal purpose outlined throughout the Scriptures ,  is to provide a  ' Way of Salvation ' for mankind that He might fulfill His ultimate objective - to fill the earth with His glory.   What is God's Glory ??   Quite simply , it  is  His Character.   God's plan is to fill the earth with faithful people ,  who display a love  &  a desire to reflect  His Ways  &  His Character​​

Numbers 14v21    But as truly as I live ,  ALL THE EARTH  shall be  filled  with the ' glory of the LORD '
​Psalm 72v19         Blessed be His glorious name for ever  &  let  THE WHOLE  EARTH be filled with ' His glory '
​Habakkuk 2v14   For  THE EARTH  shall be  filled  with the knowledge of the ' glory of the LORD ' as the waters over the sea
​The  ' Gospel '  is the  " GOOD NEWS "  concerning the  :
1.  Name of Jesus Christ   (  " the ONLY Way "  unto salvation  )
2.  Kingdom of God  (  " the REWARD "  for His faithful followers  )

The  Hope of Israel  is the central message in the Bible of  ' Salvation for Mankind'
Numbers 14v21    To them , who by patient continuance in well-doing ,
                                seek for glory  &  honour &  immortality ,  eternal life :
                                Glory , honour  &  peace  to every man that worketh good ,
                                to  THE  JEW ' FIRST '  . . . .   &   also to THE GENTILE

​God offers salvation to mankind ' solely '  throught the redemptive life  &  work of His Son , the Lord Jesus Christ.  This ' Way of Salvation '  is extended to ALL mankind  -  but  ' first '  to the Jews ( the nation of Israel )  &  then to all other nationalities ( ' Gentiles ' ) ​​
​The Jews ( Israelites ) are ​​God's​ ' chosen people '.   As a nation , they are set apart in God's eyes because of the faithful obedience of their fore-father Abraham.  Due to his remarkable belief  &  trust in Him , God made a series of amazing  &  eternal promises to Abraham , to bless his seed ( descendants )  &  to make them great among ' ALL ' nations.
​Unknown to  ' most of  ' Christianity  -  these " eternal promises " God made to Abraham  are the  VERY CORNERSTONE  of  ' THE GOSPEL '
Through the promise of  ' A  SEED​ '   &   the promise of  ' THE LAND '  -  we are ,  in the Book of Genesis ,  given the ' prophetic assurance ' of  the Lord Jesus Christ   &  also ,  the Kingdom of God on earth
​Throughout God's Word , the Bible ,  there is an unmistakable series of  ' PROMISES '  recorded which underpin God's entire plan &purpose with mankind.   These ' PROMISES '  were  made to a succession of  God's faithful servants   &  they form a wonderful  ' golden thread '  of hope & salvation for both  the Jews  &  the Gentiles.   These ' PROMISES '  attest to the true ' faithfulness ' of God toward His beloved servants  like Abraham  &  highlight His grace  & mercy toward all mankind.   Please consider these wonderful promises we have listed below :
These remarkable promises were then  ' REPEATED '  to his son Isaac  (  Genesis 26 v 3-4  )
&  . . .  later  ' RE-AFFIRMED '  to Abraham's grandson Jacob  (  Genesis 28 v 13-14   &   35 v 10-12  )
​Finally to ' under-score ' the importance of these eternal promises ,
they were  ' RE-STATED '  yet again ,  to Abraham's descendent King David  (  2 Samuel 7 v 12-16  )
​So  . . . .  How important were ' These Promises ' ???
​​Consider ,  the  APOSTLE PAUL'S  words in the  New Testament  :
​​Galatians 3 v 16-17  
Now  to Abraham  &  his seed  were  ' THE PROMISES '  made.
He saith not ,  And to seeds ,  as of many ;  but as of  one ,
And to  thy seed ,  WHICH IS  CHRIST

And this I say ,  that  the covenant  ,  that was  confirmed before  ( of God )  IN CHRIST  ,
      the Law ,  which was four hundred  &  thirty years after ,  cannot disannul ,
      that it should make  the promise  of none effect.
For if  ' THE INHERITANCE '  be of the Law ,  it is no more of promise :
      but  God gave it to Abraham  . . .  BY PROMISE
 Romans 15 v 8     ​
 Now  I  [ Apostle Paul ]  say that   Jesus Christ  was a minister of the circumcision for  ' the truth of God '
     to  ' CONFIRM  THE PROMISES '  made  unto the fathers  [ Abraham , Isaac  &  Jacob ]