Who is Jesus: The Revelation of Paul & the Salvation of the Gentiles
Apostle Paul was the man God used to reveal to us how God grafted we the Gentiles into His salvation agenda. The Jews has always regarded the Gentiles as dogs, (Matt. 15:21-28). It was actually contrary to nature because Jesus only came for the lost Sheep of Israel but there was a promise of the Father to Abraham; that in his seed (Jesus Christ) all the nations of the earth will be blessed (Gen. 22:18). So the Jews knew very well that salvation is for them because they are all seed of Abraham but one thing they did not understand is that God has also His salvation plan for the Gentile nations of which He anointed Apostle Paul to reveal that mystery;
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural, branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?(Romans 11:24|KJV-
This is that mystery of the salvation of the Gentiles; that we were not originally part of that good olive tree (Christ) but that we were cut out of our wild nature, out of our rejected state, and we’re grafted into that good olive tree which is Christ; let us read further,
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until, the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.(Romans 11:25|KJV-
God used Apostle Paul to reveal this mystery to us so that we should not boast and think that God has forsaken Israel, for just as we discussed two days ago on How God blinded Israel, Apostle Paul made us to understand that, the blindness is in part untill God finishes His agenda among we the Gentiles, Hallelujah!
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is (3844) my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.(Romans 11:26-27|KJV-
That does not mean that God has abandoned His own, the israelites; remember He has a covenant with Abraham regarding the household of Israel and He will not lose any one of them for all Israel shall be saved, but he has to incorporate we the Gentiles into that salvation plan and for Him to bring us in, He blinded the Jews from recognizing their Messiah and suspended their salvation just to bring us in, now let’s read on;
As concerning, (3303) the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes:, but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.,, For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.(Romans 11:28-29|KJV-
Hallelujah! So concerning the gospel which is Christ, the Jews did not believe in Him and it was for our sake that they were made enemy to the gospel, so that you and I will be grafted into that good olive tree which is Christ. So God made them blind to the gospel for our own sake. But according to the prophecy of Hosea, the gospel will remain with we the Gentiles for two days before returning back to Israel; Christ Himself also stressed on that prophecy in the parable of the good Sameritan. The Gentile salvation will end with the rapture, then the salvation of the Jews will begin with the antichrist; fulfilling the scripture,”the gift and calling of God is without repentance…”
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.(Romans 1:16|KJV-
It is without doubt that salvation is first for the Jews, then to the Gentiles, but as a result of the Jews rejecting the gospel (Acts 13:45-46; 28:28)., God first has to attend to the Gentiles first, fulfilling the scripture”the first shall be the last…”
Jesus christ Himself used 3 parables to show us how salvation will come to the Gentiles; the first is the parable of the lost Sheep; before this parable let’s hear this word of Christ;
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.(John 10:16|KJV-
This is Christ speaking to the Jews; the original sheep He has are the Jews but there are still other sheep He has which are not among the Jews and this sheep is found among the Gentile fold. Hallelujah so it is part of His manifestation to bring in also that strange sheep, now let us see how He will bring in that sheep through the parable He told;
And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?(Luke 15:3-4|KJV-
This man is Christ, the He has a total of 100 sheep, out of the 100, 1 of the sheep is missing, so He left the 99 to seek after the lost one. Did you think it is wise and rational to leave a whole 99 just to seek after one sheep? What do you think will happen to the 99 as soon as the Shepard abandoned it? They will certainly scatter. This is exactly why the nation of Israel is in the state it is today, they are that 99 Sheep He left to seek for you and me and one myself there is that, He just lost only one sheep and that one sheep is among we the Gentiles, this is to let you understand that everyone among us Gentiles will not make it in the rapture for it is only those He forknew that He called… (Rom. 8:28-29) so if you are not that one sheep He came among us to seek, there is nothing that can make you to believe in Him and conform to His image.
The other parables are the parable of the wedding feast, and the parable of the good Sameritan, please carefully study them and see How Israel the Gentiles were preferred over Israel.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:(John 1:11-12|KJV-
Finally, the Jews are His own but when He came to them, they received Him not because blindness is happened in part upon them, so He has to come to us the Gentiles, but it is not everyone among we the Gentiles that will receive Him because He came to seek for only one lost Sheep among us but as many that received Him, them He gave power to become sons of God…
With this understanding of the mystery of Gentiles salvation, I want you to sit down and reconsider what and whom you have believed in, are you sure, if Christ comes, you will be among that one sheep that He will take to join the 99?
Merciful Father, it is You that left the 99 Sheep to seek after just lost one among us,find in me that lost sheep that went astral from the foundation of the world, restore me oh Lord by the blood of your dear Son Jesus Christ, equip me for every good works that when You shall appear in Your glory, I will not still be found missing in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ! Amen.