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Bible prophecies

Contents:

  1. Prophecies concerning fleshly Israel
  2. Prophecies concerning spiritual Israel
  3. Prophecies concerning the return of Christ

Prophecies concerning fleshly Israel

The parable of the rich man and Lazarus described in Lk. 16:19-31 illustrates the situation of Israel, which due to unbelief fell from the special grace of God for the time of the gathering of the Church, the spiritual offspring of Abraham. At the same time the position of Lazarus changed. The ones elected from the Gentiles were transferred to the "bosom of Abraham" - they received new birth in the Holy Spirit and became heirs of the promises given by God to Abraham.

Prophecies concerning spiritual Israel

The division of Israel into people, Levites, and priests under the Law Covenant illustrated the division of the Gospel Age believers into antitypical people, Levites and priests under the New Covenant - this is the basic premise of the lecture. Its purpose is to organize the basic Biblical concepts in relation to each of the mentioned classes in a manner illustrating as clearly as possible the inner logic of the Gospel calling, its aims, conditions and principles with regard to all believers in Christ.

Prophecies concerning the return of Christ

In Rom. 11:25-32 the Apostle Paul explains that Israel's dropout from the grace of the calling to the Body of Christ (including the loss of hope for the highest reward within this calling, i.e. the position of co-kings with Jesus Christ) does not mean that God rejected this nation. On the contrary, Israel's infidelity was foreseen by God so that non-Jews could attain to the blessings connected with faith. The Apostle also informs that their dropout from grace was only for a time. When 'royal priesthood' is gathered, God's special grace will return to Israel and will turn it into a tool through which Divine blessings will reach all resurrected mankind in the future Kingdom.