Father, we thank You, for Your servant Paul, who told the truth concerning Your Son, Jesus the Christ, who is our Lord and Savior today.
Father, Your Word does say that the Gospel was sent to the Jew first and then to the Gentile, but because Your people rejected Your Anointed Messenger, this gave us, who are Gentiles the opportunity to come into Your Kingdom, and we do not take this lightly.
Father, we thank You, for having mercy upon us when You sent Jesus to die for the sins of us all, but yet, You knew all would not come to believe upon Him(Jesus) who came so that through His blood atonement that we should not perish but will have eternal life through Him (Jesus).
Father, You are the Potter, and we are the clay, You are our Creator, and we are Your created people who were made into Your image and likeness. And Father, we thank You, for making known the riches of Your glory on the vessels of mercy which You have prepared beforehand the glory for us.
It is written in Hosea 2:23 that “You will call us Your people who were not Your people, and Your beloved who was not beloved, for it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to us that ‘We are not Your people,’ for we shall be called sons (and daughters) of You, who is our God through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Paraphrased).”
Father, we thank You for choosing us who are Gentiles to be a part of the remnant for this end time harvest whom You, by Your Spirit, are calling at the gates, for us turn from our wicked and rebellious ways by turning back to You, through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as here remains no more sacrifice for sin.
Father, we thank You, for laying in Zion a Stumbling of Stone, and this Stone of Stumbling is none other but our Lord and Savior who would become a Rock of Offense to many, but nevertheless, whomsoever will believe on Him (Jesus) shall not be put to shame (See Isaiah 8:16 and 28:16).
Father, our prayer is that all of Israel might be saved, for they have zeal for You, but not according to knowledge, for being ignorant of Your righteousness, Father, they seek to establish their own righteousness, because of their unwillingness to submit to Your righteousness.
Father, we thank You, that Christ is the end of the law, for righteousness is for everyone who believes.
Father, we thank You, that “if we confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and believe in our hearts that You, Father God, raised Him from the dead will be saved, for with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Father, we thank You, that whosoever believes upon Him (Jesus) both Jew and Gentile alike shall be saved, and we shall not be put to shame, for this is Your Word, and Your Word is forever settled in heaven.
Father, we thank You, for those who “preach the gospel of peace, and who bring glad tidings for good things.” For it is written: “Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by Your Word, Father God,” for Your Word is Your bond.
Father, we pray not only for the peace of Jerusalem, but for all of Your people who await the return of their Messiah. We pray that they will see and accept salvation through Him (Jesus) now before the fulfillment of Zechariah 12:10, for Your eternal glory we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This message has been adapted from Romans, Chapters 9 – 10, in conjunction with the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.