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1 INSTRUMENTALITIES FOR DISPENSING KINGDOM BLESSINGS Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so..
2 1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: [being] ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear FLASHPOINT
“Blessings will come to the Jew first” Isaiah 40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins. 3
Favor = a preference Double Hebrew = Mishneh a repetition a second portion Has the favor returned to Israel? 4
5 Romans 11:28 As touching the gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake Deut. 9:5-6 Not for thy righteousness ……for thou art a stiff-necked people.
6 Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh: Romans 2:29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God Romans 9:6 But [it is] not as though the word of God hath come to nought. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel:
7 ISRAEL 1. Hebrew word #3478 = He will rule as god – Strong’s; God rules = Companion 2. Name God Gave Jacob 3. All the 12 tribes return from exile in Babylon 4. A spiritual "people of God" (as contrasted to natural Israel)
8 4. Gal. 6:15-16 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
9 Romans 11:15 For if the casting away of them [is] the reconciling of the world, what [shall] the receiving [of them be], but life from the dead?
10 1. All Natural Israelites to be awakened first? 2. John 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil… 3. Matthew 11:21-24 less tolerable than Sodom …
11 R2267: The sin of Capernaum, therefore, was not only a sin against a greater light, but since it was Christ the true light himself who was making the offer to them their rejection of him much more resembled the condition of wicked rebellion against God that would lead to the second death, than did the conduct of the Sodomites 4. Matt 23:33-39 who were called a generation of vipers and some of whom may not escape the condemnation of Gehenna
12 5. Those consecrated between ages? R5761 Col.2 “Such would come in under the same conditions as the Ancient Worthies who were accepted of God……………….
13 Ecclesiastes 11:3 … and if a tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there shall it be Psalms 106 – the abominations of Israel …
14 John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Acts 7:51 Ye stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.
15 Romans 2:10 but glory and honor and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek: Romans 2:29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God
16 R4555 Col 1: The Millennial blessings will be conferred only upon the willing and obedient, but the knowledge of righteousness, of Truth, will fill the whole earth. Both Jews and Gentiles will be required to approach the faith and obedience of Abraham and ultimately become "Israelites indeed in whom is no guile." Only such as shall be thus obedient will receive the full blessing of that time and attain perfection. All others will be cut off in the Second Death
17 R 5964 Col 1, Par 4 SPECIAL PRIVILEGES FOR NATURAL ISRAEL This special privilege of preeminence in the Messianic Kingdom, however, will not be granted to all who are Jews by blood; but only to those who prove loyal to the Law and the Prophets--those who are Jews at heart they will become Israelites indeed, and not merely outwardly. All others are merely Gentiles Romans 2:28-29
THE CHRIST IN GLORY, MEDIATOR,PROPHET, KING, JUDGE OF ISRAEL; RECONCILING AND PERFECTING FALLEN MEN, AS ABRAHAMS EARTHLY SEED – GETTING THEM READY TO TURN OVER TO GOD UNDER HIS LAW COVENANT RENEWED. “I HAVE CONSTITUTED THEE (ABRAHAM) A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS”. THE BLOOD OF CHRIST APPLIED SECURES OPPORTUNITY FOR THE RETURN OF ALL MEN TO COVENANT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD ROM 4:17
ANCIENT WORTHIES, ABRAHAM’S EARTHLY SEED, IN COVENANT RELATIONSHIP. PRINCES IN ALL THE EARTH. THE EARTHLY PHASE OF THE MEDIATORIAL KINGDOM. ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH UNDER MEDAITOR’S KINGDOM IN PROCESS OF RESTITUTION.
24 THE DISOBEDIENT DESTROYED IN SECOND DEATH AS GOD’S ENEMIES.
25 Volume 1, page 297: "Let us remember that though the future blessings, like the past, will be to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile, it will be “in the matter of time only” that the Jews will have the precedence to divine favor..
26 Zechariah 8:13 And it shall come to pass that, as ye were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing. Fear not, [but] let your hands be strong
Isa. 19:23-25 [Knox] There will be a high- road, then, between Egypt and the Assyrians; either shall visit other, and Egypt under Assyria be at peace. And with these a third people shall be matched; who but Israel, source of the whole world's happiness? Such Blessing the Lord of hosts has pronounced upon it, Blessed be my people in Egypt, and the home I have made for the Assyrian to dwell in; but Israel is the land of my Choice. 27
Zech. 8:23 In those days that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, they shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you Romans 11:27 And this is my covenant unto them, When I shall take away their sins.
REPRINT 4555. The New Covenant is given to Israel and the world only indirectly: the Father's dealings are not with Israel nor with the world under this New Covenant, but with the Mediator of the New Covenant,--the Christ.
30 3 Faithful Classes Before the Gospel Age – Ancient Worthies During the Gospel Age – The Little Flock After the Gospel Age – All the families of the earth
1.What does the word favor mean and what was the intent of the favor? 2.“Blessing will come to the Jew first” and who constitutes a Jew in the kingdom? 3.Definitions of the word “Israel”. 4.Why did our Lord called Nathanael an Israelite indeed?. 5.Who fits the category of an Israelite indeed in order to receive a blessing in the kingdom and what happens to those who fall in the category of a gentile? 1.What does the word favor mean and what was the intent of the favor? 2.“Blessing will come to the Jew first” and who constitutes a Jew in the kingdom? 3.Definitions of the word “Israel”. 4.Why did our Lord called Nathanael an Israelite indeed?. 5.Who fits the category of an Israelite indeed in order to receive a blessing in the kingdom and what happens to those who fall in the category of a gentile?
6. What does the term blesser nation mean? 7.Is there a difference in the words Blessing and being Blessed? 8. Who is the new covenant made with and on whose behalf? 9. What will be the end result? Will be glorious: All the families of the earth will be Blessed