We are told today to make a stern distinction between the Jews and the Church.
Leading Christian Zionist pastors preach a message of separation between the two. They say that currently we are living in the dispensation of the church where God will save all the Gentiles until the fullness of them come in. At this time we are told that He will turn His attention back to the Jews and start dealing with them in the next dispensation. This view has infested the body of believers today and it couldn't be any further away from the truth.
First of all, how many of you know Jewish people who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? I would bet that everyone reading this at least knows or knows of, at least one. I happen to know a handful myself in my own personal circles. But according to the mainstream teaching, this shouldn't be so. Unless of course they would argue that these believing Jews accidentally slipped or snuck into the church in the dispensation that they claim we are living in? Hmm...
Secondly, what about the very first scene in the book of Acts at Pentecost? (Acts chapter 2) Do you realize that this was the establishment of the body of Christ? Do you realize that 3000 JEWS were saved that day? The irony here is that the very same period that we are told we live in when God has the Jews on hold, was actually STARTED WITH JEWS! They were the very first believers!
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek" Romans 1:16
The theology is flat out backwards. They claim the Jews will be saved after the dispensation of the church (non Jews) But yet the Jews STARTED the church at Pentecost and Paul says salvation came to them FIRST.
The truth is that there is no dispensation of Gentiles and dispensation of Jews. That is just flat out incorrect.
As some of my previous posts have demonstrated, the whole "mystery of God" that Paul refers to was this...
GOD WOULD SEND HIS SON TO BREAK DOWN THE WALL OF SEPARATION AND JOIN THE REMNANT OF FAITHFUL JEWS WITH THE REMNANT OF FAITHFUL GENTILES INTO ONE BODY. THAT SAME ONE BODY WOULD GROW AND EXPAND AND ALL MEN FROM ALL NATIONS COULD ENTER IN FOR ALL AGES TO COME.
Paul says in Ephesians chapter 2...
"For He Himself is our peace, who has made BOTH ONE, (both jew and gentile) and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself ONE NEW MAN FROM THE TWO, thus MAKING PEACE"... Ephesians 2:14-15
Now I know I don't even need to explain that because it is so clear but I hope you catch the power of what he is saying. Christ came to make both Jew and Gentile into ONE new man. Breaking down the hostility between the two. Remember, it was the Jews who believed that just because they were Abrahams descendants that they were chosen of God. They viewed themselves in a very high regard compared to the Gentiles, both of a foreign country and also Israelite Gentiles. What do you think Jesus meant when He said to the high minded Jews of that day...
"and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones." Matthew 3:9
Bloodline had nothing to do with it. It was always about faith. Faith showed who the true children of God were.
The rest of the words from Paul in Ephesians 2 read...
"...and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father." Ephesians 2:16-18
Paul is speaking to Gentiles. Paul says "through HIM we BOTH have access to the Father through ONE Spirit."
My friends, there is therefore now "NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN JEW AND GENTILE." Romans 10:12
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