WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES CONCERNING FUTURE EVENTS

GODíS PLAN FOR THE JEW

Rom. 11:1-5, 25-36

All history revolves around the Jewish nation and its people.

This nation has been a most hated target of persecution down through the years, but still it has never been destroyed.

The Bible speaks clearly of Israel and its future in upcoming world events.The attention now being centered in the Middle East and its affairs clearly reveal that the Jew and the Jewish nation have not ceased to be in the center of world affairs just as God promised they would.

LETíS CONSIDER GODíS PROMISES REGARDING THE JEWISH NATION.

I. GOD GAVE ABRAHAM SOME TREMENDOUS PROMISES.

A. Those promises involved a land, a nation, a personal blessing, a name and a worldwide blessing. Gen. 12:1-4, 7; 13:14-17; 15:18.

B. These promises were authorized by the sovereign God.

C. God reiterated His covenant with Abraham. Gen. 17:1-8.

D. God has a very distinct plan for Israel.

- We find in the Word of God that some of the promises have already been fulfilled and some are yet to be fulfilled.

II. GOD REPEATED THE COVENANT TO ISSAC, WHICH HE HAD MADE WITH ABRAHAM. Gen. 26:2-5.

III. GOD APPEARED TO JACOB AND AGAIN REPEATED THE COVENANT THAT HE HAD MADE TO ABRAHAM, AND TO ISAAC.††††††† Gen. 28:13-15.

A. Before Jacob died he blessed Josephís sons; and in doing so, he confirmed Godís covenant regarding Israel. Gen. 48:4.

B. Again, we are reminded that God has a plan for His people.

C. We see God dealing with this nation as we look through the books of the Old Testament.

IV. WE FIND THE LORD GIVING SOME PROMISES TO DAVID.

A. This covenant not only deals with a land and a people, but with a king and a throne. II Sam. 7:8-16.

V. THESE PROMISES HAVE NEVER HAD THEIR FINAL FULFILLMENT.

A. Israel has never inherited the complete land area which God had promised them. Num. 34:1-12; Ex. 23:31; Deut. 11:24; 34:1-4; Josh. 1:2-6.

B. The King of kings and Lord of lords, of whom David was a type, has not set up His throne in Jerusalem yet. II Sam. 7:16; Ps. 89:20-37; Lk. 1:30-33; Acts 2:29-32.

        We can be sure that inasmuch as these promises were made by the God of Abraham, Of Isaac, of Jacob and of David, that they will be kept.

 

Next, we will be looking at Godís schedule concerning the Jews. Dan. 9:20-27.