The gathering of the Jews

Noah's Ark, oil on canvas painting by Edward H...

Noah’s Ark, oil on canvas painting by Edward Hicks, 1846 Philadelphia Museum of Art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God‘s plan in these last days is to gather His people unto himself, the outcast of Israel to the land of promise, their inheritance. He had called His people in Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and have confirmed His word by His blood. The beginning of the gathering of His people and of Israel was on the day Jesus came dying for the sins of the world, and being raised from the dead He commissioned His disciples to preach the gospel to every creature.

The mission thus was to call His people out from the counties He had driven them through the preaching of the gospel. Upon receiving the gospel and word of God they would be sealed by the Holy Ghost as a seeds and sons of God. By this seal they would receive authority and access to the kingdom of God inheriting the earth, and among those called was also a number among the Gentiles. Through their acceptance of Jesus the Messiah, they would become partakers in the inheritance of Israel and promises of God. The two people would become one new man sharing in the glory of God called sons of God.

God demonstrated His election of the Gentiles by granting them access to the Holy Spirit, all who believed received the Holy spirit sealing them unto eternal life. Paul went to the Gentile nations in fulfillment of God’s promise to the Gentiles, while the rest of God’s disciples went to the Jewish nation. As both Gentiles and Jews we are one in God through Jesus Christ who was the sign and beginning of God’s work bringing His people home.

Isaiah 11:1-4 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Jesus the root of Jesse was a son of David having the right of King. He was sent by God to judge the world and to deliver His people from the bondage of sin. He came in the power of God and with authority to execute judgment against the enemy the prince of the air. He was sent to be an ensign, and an indication that God has turned his face toward His people to show mercy. The act of God’s mercy was to redeem His people from death through the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the gathering of His people Israel back to the land of their inheritance.

Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

We are in the last days, both Jews and Gentiles, and now through Jesus Christ there is no more Jew nor Gentile according to God’s working power, but one man, one people, and one nation. Although I was born in a Gentile country losing my identity, I am a Jew, a son of Ephraim through the blood of Jesus Christ. I am with Judah and together we will work to bring our brothers home.

Before we were born it was written of us as Gentiles, our names were known in heaven before the foundation of the world. God in His great love has predestined us in Christ as becoming sons of God, and have fulfilled His word in Christ. We came to Christ not on our own, but on account of God’s predestination plan. As a result we along with the Jew can now say with confidence, we are sons of the kingdom and of God our Father, and if God be our father, we then have power with God to perform His will on earth.

Ephesians 2:13-18  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.


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