Israel’s Rejection Not Total
Father in heaven, we give You the praise and the glory, for Your Word is the Amen and So Be It! Father, Your Word has absolute authority over the opinions and doctrines of men. Father, Your Word is Absolute Truth.
Father, we thank You, for Your servant Paul, who by his own admission admitted that he was the chief of sinners when it came to prosecuting Your people (See 1 Timothy 1:12-17).
Father, Your servant Paul was a high ranking Pharisee who spoke fluently in both the Hebrew and Greek, and he asked and answered this question:
“Has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew.”
“Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, ‘Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life’” (See Romans 11:3 and 1 Kings 19:10, 14)
Father, we thank You, that “there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work” (See Romans 11:6 ).
Israel’s Rejection Not Final
Father, we thank You, for Your Servant Paul, who was the apostle You sent to the Gentiles, so that You, through Paul could enhance Your Kingdom.
Father, we thank You, for the obedience of Your servant, Paul, who was sent to the Gentiles, for the purpose of provoking the Jews to jealousy, because of their rejection of Your Son, salvation was no longer just for the Jew alone, but for the Gentiles up to this present day and until the end comes.
Father in heaven, we thank You, for the opportunity to share the gospel with Your People the Jews today, but the ministry to Your People must come by the Divine Inspiration of Your Holy Spirit.
Father, we ask You to forgive us, for this erroneous Replacement Theology that says the Body of Christ replaces physical Israel today which is a false doctrine, for, You, Father, have not cast Your People to one side, and neither have You turned Your Holy Face away from them.
Father, it was because of their (the Jews’) rejection of Your Son that their eyes have been blinded and their ears dull to hearing the Word of Truth which would save their souls, but instead, Father, because Your People have not received the Truth of Your Engrafted Word, which is only for a season, You show mercy and compassion towards Your People today.
Father, Your servant warns us to “not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare us either,” so, help us Father, to walk upright and humbly before You at all times, for if we do not, we too as Gentiles, will also, like Your People, experience what it is like to be blind and dull of hearing.
Father, help us not to “be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
Father, we thank You, for “all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them When I take away their sins.” (See Romans 11:26, Romans 11:27 and Isaiah 59:20, 21).
Father, “Concerning the gospel Your People are enemies for our sake, but concerning the election Your People are beloved for the sake of the fathers, for Your gifts calling, Lord God, are irrevocable.”
Father, “we too were once disobedient to You, but now we obtained mercy through Your People’s disobedience, and through their (the Jews’) even disobedience,
and the same way which mercy has been shown towards us, we pray Your People may obtain this same mercy which You have extended to us by Your free gift of grace through faith in Christ Jesus.
Father, if You were to mark iniquity, who among us then would be able to stand. Father, just as Jesus told those men who were ready to stone Mary Magdalene, so You say the same to us today: Whosoever is without sin, let them cast the first stone (See Psalm 130:3 and John 8:7).
Father, “For who among us has known Your mind, or among us has become Your counselor, or who among has first given to You, so that it shall be repaid back to him, for of You and through You and to You, all things live and move and have their being because of You.
Father God, are all things, for to You belongs all the honor, the power, and the glory forever and ever, in Jesus Name we pray, Amen (See Romans 11:34 Isaiah 40:13; Jeremiah 23:18 and Romans 11:35 and Job 41:11).
The above message has been adapted from Romans Chapter 11 in conjunction with the New King James Version of the Bible.