More often than none, you here about how Israel became a nation in 1947/8. This was officially mandated by the United Nations in the year I mentioned above. Most people forget that it just wasn’t Israel that became a nation but Jordan also became a nation. Two nations were born in 1948 and anyone who takes this into consideration can see the ancient emnity of two nations being restored. Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau.
The claim in 2018 was that sense Israel became a nation in 1948 than the generation of 70 years is up and things are really going to start happening according to a pre-mill dispensational view. I disagree. Israel has been a nation for a thousand years and what the U.N. did was mandate it as a Zionists nation. By the way, it should have been a Sionist nation not a Zionist nation. Some of you will understand that.
There were always stipluations to Gods covenant and consequences if they did not keep His covenant. I want to mention a few scriptural talking points that they (Christians who support Israel being a Nation in 1948) use in their defense of the 1948 Zionist mandate. Here are a few verses they use in support of Israel “becoming a Nation” again. The first is Amos 9:14-15. If you read just those 2 verses then sure, their argument sounds valid.
“And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.”
But…look at the verses before those and it doesn’t help their defense.
Amos 9:11-12 “In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.”
So has the tabernacle of David been “raised up…that is fallen”? Three question should be what is the “tabernacle of David”? The correct translation should be “sukkot of David” and I believe this sukkot of David could be represented by the risen Lord Jesus. The Jews put up sukkots for the Feast of Tabernacles and Jesus fulfilled this with His birth. He is our covering and sukkot. He has tabernacled with us.
Do they possess the remnant of Edom? No…not yet, but they will eventually. Remember that Edom is in Jordan and Jordan was born as a U.N. mandated nation at this time and these two nations don’t like each other. Amos is used and quoted out of context. And as a side note like I mentioned above, scholars have said that Jesus is this restored tabernacle of David….spiritually speaking. These things haven’t happened yet as far as restoring Israel back to the literal land of Israel and worshipping only ONE KING. There are always stipulations.
And look at Deuteronomy 30:3-5, they also use in their defense.
“That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.”
But they left out the first two verses for some reason.
Deuteronomy 30:1-2 “And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;”
This verse was partially fulfilled at the least. Once again, this is taken out of context according to what they are using it for. This also requires stipulations. Has “the blessing and the curse” come to pass and come upon them yet? Have they obeyed His voice according to all that “I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul”? It sure doesn’t look like it. So…have these stipulations according to these scriptures come to pass? Have they returned back to God after century’s of idolatry? Have they accepted or rejected the Messiah that bought them for a ransom? If you answered no to these questions, then the land of Israel is not to be returned to an unbelieving people. The Zionist nation of Israel is not true Israel by any means.
Like I said, there are always stipulations according to Israel possessing the land just as there were stipulations to them having a temple that housed the Glory of GOD. Read the historical accounts of the temple before 70AD and Ezekiel and tell me that God will allow the Jews to build a temple and He will see it as Holy like some like to believe. They had stipulations, just like they have these stipulations with being restored back to what is rightfully theirs.
I’m saying, according to God’s Word, it isn’t fully restored Scripturally and hasn’t come to fruition. The literal land of Israel is not true Israel.
Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
No where does it talk about the land of Israel. They forfeited that because of disobedience. There were stipulations that were to be met if they were to be rightful heirs to the literal land. God told them in the OT that if they didn’t keep what He had given them then it would be taken away. In 1948 or 47 depending who you ask, they took the land of Israel back in defiance without keeping their end of the bargain. Israel is the seed which Paul uses as a symbolic olive tree. They are blind because of the discernment they lack because they are void of the Holy Spirit. We are to provoke them to jealousy…and that’s a whole different topic.
And this leads us to Romans 11:25-27. “For I would not, brethren, that ye hould be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”
I first want you to look at the last part. Paul says for this is my Covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Who takes away sins? Jesus takes away sins. So have they accepted the Covenant by accepting Jesus and having their sins taken away? No they haven’t. They are grafted back as original branches into the olive tree when they accept the One whom they pierced. This coincides with the fullness of the Gentiles coming in. And I think this is a better translation than using Gentiles. Ethnos is nations. The fullness of the nations.
And what is the fullness of the Gentiles or nations in my opinion? I see the fullness of the Gentiles/nations as the Gospel being preached to the nation’s. And look at the word for fullness. Pleroma. Its something that has been filled like a ship or net. It comes from plēroō which literally can mean to cram a net for fish. Think of the 153 fish harvest that Peter caught because of Jesus. That represents the end time harvest which I believe is connected to 5 a month period. This is the fullness of the nations. Our mandate is to go make disciples to be ready for the harvest. It is an age of grace that is connected to Rev. 20 and the thousand year reign.
Revelation 20: 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Remember, the thousand years when Satan is sealed up in the abyss was so that Satan could NOT deceive the NATIONS. That’s all. That was the whole point. We are in that time now. Once he is loosed the deception will be taken to the nations.
The point is this, no where is there mentioned the physical land of Israel in any of this made up doctrine. True Israel is a spiritual concept that is found in Christ Jesus. That is where the grafting takes place. The seed has been planted a long time ago through the Messiah Jesus.