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December 12th, 2018

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Calling Israel Back

Here’s how I would summarize the plan of God in one sentence: God created and destined the world to be perfect in His sight, so that everything would reflect His goodness and bring Him glory.

When God thought of you, He saw you in your fullness. He saw you in your perfect state. He saw something worth dying for.

His plan is to bring us into our full potential. By experiencing the ups and downs of life, we discover more of who we are and where we are falling short of the glory of God. Through it all, we grow into the knowledge of God, and become more and more the original self He created us to be.

Yeshua came to lift us above the things this world tells us to be. He came to reveal who we really are and redeem us. He redeems our human nature, our past, our family culture and basically, anything that goes against our God-given identity.

National Redemption

Yet, His plan is greater than you and I, it’s greater than anything we can hope or imagine. God is also in the business of saving and redeeming nations! Have you considered what your nation will look like in its’ full state of redemption? What was the original plan of God for your nation? 

Eventually, everything that has breath will praise the Lord (Ps. 150:6), including your nation, tribe, tongue and people (Rev 7:9-10)! Though we’ve been taught in school how nations were formed, and about the political developments that took place in order for it to happen, God was always involved. Just like God has a unique calling for every individual, He also has a specific calling for every nation.

Most of the time we find it hard to see the God-given call over our nation. I look at the people driving on the highway, and it’s a far cry from reflecting God’s goodness on earth. I look at the corruption in our government, in our army, and it’s hard to believe God has not given up already.

Yet, if God created it, it has a calling. Let’s not let our history or our unredeemed culture define our nation’s calling. God is working the redemption of our nation through the believing remnant in every nation, tribe and tongue.

Israel the Missing Piece

“For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved…” (Romans 11:25-26)

What if the mystery Paul is talking about here, the fullness of the Gentiles, is actually the redemption of every nation? What if it’s not about the exact number of people coming into the Kingdom, but about every people group reaching a full measure of transformation?

If this is true, then we can’t ignore Israel. After all, this is where it all started. With one group of people, one family, one nation chosen by God to show the world His glory, His mercy and His righteousness. What if the missing piece is Israel?

I see it as a cycle – God wanted to have all nations in His Kingdom. He never wanted anyone left out. He wants everyone to see and experience His glory. So first, He showed who He is to Israel, and then at the right time He opened the way for everyone else. But the people of Israel had to be “hardened” in order for each and every nation to discover God.

Now, it’s all coming back – the nations, the Gentiles, as they begin to enter into the fullness of their redeemed cultures. As they walk in their God-given fullness, they call the people of Israel back to their God-given calling. When the nations reflect God’s goodness, the people of Israel can be redeemed too. This is how we will see the world fully redeemed, and walking in its full potential as God intended it to be.

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By | 2018-12-13T13:37:13+00:00 December 12th, 2018|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Lee Ann Gravitt December 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Amen. May God give us eyes to see His redemptive plan more clearly. He has given to us blessed eyes & ears! May we operate from this Truth! Yeah Jesus!

  2. Monte Petersen December 14, 2018 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Fantastic Tal! A thought provoking and sound, powerful teaching! God bless you!

  3. Atsuko Megumi December 15, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Amen!!
    I’m a member of Aglow International. We are supporting Israel and always willing to stand together with the Israeli. And trying to understand Bible through the eyes of Jewish people has been opening my spiritual eyes. So thank you!! God bless you for what you’ve been doing in good times and bad times.

  4. Raymond E. Wiggins Sr. December 16, 2018 at 11:19 am - Reply

    As an African American believer in the Messiah Yeshua and a believer in His coming “Branch/Offspring of David Apostolic Mandate” returning the Tribes of Jacob back to their own land, as well as others to their own lands, your well written article further confirms what I have been attempting to share with other African American for decades (Isaiah 49 cf. Revelation 22:16; Romans 15:8)!

    By the way, I also believe that the returning of the Tribes to their own “dwelling places” (i.e. “mansions”) is the more accurate interpretation of the “promise” of John 14:1-3 which many of my beloved brothers and sisters have tested and rejected and I take no offense!

    Nevertheless, Messiah made it clear to Jerusalem and her inhabitants that His first apostolic mandate did not include the return of the Tribes, because of their unbelief (Matthew 23:37), hence, His Apostolic Mandate is not “Finished” in the earth!

    I’ve known, since the 70’s, in my innermost being, that God is a respecter of PRIORITY though He is not a respecter of PERSONS!

    “To the Jew first and also to the Gentiles,” was never a stumbling block for me, as an African American, because I always focused on the “also to the Nations (Gentiles)” of the phrase!! So, as a young adult, I stopped talking about the “promise land” that America promised my ancestors but did not deliver on, namely, the “40 acres and a mule.”

    From my own independent searching of the Scriptures with the Help of my in-house Professor, the Spirit of Messiah, from age 13 to now 66, I discovered in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms that Messiah had promised my ancestors and I more than “40 acres and a mule!”

    By faith, I began to believe and teach that If God did it once for all the nations in times past that, in Messiah, He would do it again, that is, “set the boundaries of the nations” unto HIS GLORY and not unto our BIASES (Deuteronomy 32:8)! I wait patiently for that “Day”!

    Should Messiah count me worthy, in Himself, to enter the Millennial Kingdom I expect that His REPARATIONS will far exceed any that America or any other nation could ever repay to my nation of people!

    Excellent article Tal Haroni. Sometimes others can say it “better” than I can and a second witness is always a little more convincing!

    May grace, peace and mercy be increased in your direction!!!

  5. אורנה גרינמן December 25, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

    מאמר נהדר, טל. ומעורר מחשבה.

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