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Summary: GODS ONGOING PLAN OF SALVATION FOR JEW AND GENTILE LOOKING INTO ITS MYSTERY, GOD’S MERCY AND THE IMMEASURABLE DEPTH OF GOD’S SALVATION.

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ROMANS 11:25-36. THE MYSTERY OF GODS SALVATION

WHO LIKE’S A GOOD MYSTERY? LIKE THE MAGICIAN ON STAGE, WHO MANAGES TO MAKE A PERSON DISAPPEAR BEFORE YOUR EYES. “HOW DID HE DO THAT?” OR THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND WHERE PROFESSOR PLUM IS REVEALED AS THE MURDERER. MAYBE YOU ENJOY A WORK OF FICTION, A DRAMA, OR A FILM DEALING WITH A PUZZLING CRIME. WHAT ABOUT THE MYSTERIES OF SECRET SOCIETIES LIKE THE FREE MASONS OR THE MYSTERY RELIGIONS OF THE EAST . MYSTERY INTRIGUES US ALL BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING WHICH IS NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD ‘ SOMETHING WHICH BAFFLES OR ELUDES OUR UNDERSTANDING; AN ENIGMA:

1. THE MYSTERY OF SALVATION REVEALED V25 -27

PAUL HERE TALKS ABOUT A MYSTERY ROM 11:25 I DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE IGNORANT OF THIS MYSTERY, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE WORD MYSTERY IN CHRISTIANITY, HAS BEEN CONSECRATED AND TRANSFIGURED FROM THE MYSTERY RELIGIONS (INCOMPREHENSIBLE - INITIATED GRASP) BECAUSE CHRISTIAN TRUTHS ARE NOT INCOMPREHENSIBLE TRUTHS, BUT SECRETS DISCLOSED SO THAT THEY MAY BE COMPREHENDED BY ALL. (ROM 16: 25 -26) MADE KNOWN THROUGH THE BIBLE.

A) ABOUT THIS MYSTERY

HE DOES NOT WANT THEM TO REMAIN (V25) IGNORANT UNINFORMED, BECAUSE IT COULD LEAD TO A SENSE OF GENTILE SUPERIORITY ON THEIR BEHALF V25. BECAUSE OF THE JEWISH HARDENING IS A MEANS FOR THE FULL NUMBER OF GENTILES TO COME IN.

PAUL DESIRES HARMONY BETWEEN THE ELECT JEW AND GENTILE POPULACE IN THE CHURCH AT ROME. GAL 3:28 THERE IS NEITHER JEW NOR GENTILE, NEITHER SLAVE NOR FREE, NEITHER MALE OR FEMALE FOR YOU AE ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS.

LIFE APPLICATION: BEWARE OF CONSIDERING YOURSELF SUPERIOR (AS A SAVED CHRISTIAN) TO OTHERS IN THE CONTEXT OF YOU RELATIONSHIPS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CHURCH. YOU ARE ONLY PART OF THE ELECT CHURCH BY GRACE OF GOD (NOT BY YOUR EFFORTS) AND SO TO OTHERS WHO AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME ARE HARDENED TO THE GOSPEL COULD WELL BECOME PART OF GODS ELECT CHURCH BY THAT SAME GRACE.

B) SO WHAT IS THIS MYSTERY?

(V26) ‘ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED.’ PAUL IS SAYING TO THE GENTILE BELIEVERS IN ROME THAT GODS ELECT FROM THE NATION OF ISRAEL THROUGHOUT HISTORY WILL BE SAVED. REMEMBER GOD HAS PRESERVED A REMNANT IN ELIJAH’S DAY (11:4) AND IN PAUL’S PRESENT DAY, WHOM ARE CHOSEN BY GRACE (11:5) AND SO TODAY SALVATION IS AT WORK AMONGST THE ELECT OF ISRAEL

• BUT HOW WILL ALL ISRAEL AS SPOKEN OFF BE SAVED?

THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL IS REVEALED TO US: GODS WORD COMMUNICATES THE ROUTE – THERE IS NO NEED FOR US TO BE IGNORANT IN REGARD TO THE WAY OF SALVATION, PAUL IS SPEAKING IN THE CONTEXT OF ISRAEL BUT ITS THE SAME FOR US ALL.

• “HOW IS A ANYBODY (INCLUDING JEW ) SAVED?” V26 -27

PAUL UNPACKS ISAIAH AND JEREMIAH : MANY HAVE WRONGLY PLACED THESE VERSES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE 2ND COMING, SAYING THAT A GREAT INGATHERING OF JEWS WILL TAKE PLACE, TO DO THAT IS TO TAKE THE OT TEXTS OUT OF CONTEXT - AND FORGETTING THAT PAUL USES THEM TO SUBSTANTIATE THE MYSTERY REVEALED OF HOW THE JEWISH ELECT WILL BE SAVED.

PAUL IS SAYING THIS EVENT IS NOT SOME FUTURE EVENT BUT AN EVENT WHICH HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE AND IS THE INAUGURATION OF ALL ISRAEL BEING SAVED. PAUL SPEAKS OF.....


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James Vincent

commented on Sep 1, 2011

Sorry but reading something that is in all caps is very difficult to do.

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