By Daniel Juster

Recently I dialogued with a famous New Testament Theologian from England.  Our discussion centered on Israel and the Church.  He was “replacement theology” oriented (the Church is now the ongoing meaning of Israel, the true Israel of God, and that ethnic Israel no longer has any claim to the status of God’s elect people).  We spent much time on many passages, but he was not convinced. 

Toward the end of our dialogue, I spoke about my hope of when Israel as a nation turns to Yeshua, it will lead to the conversion of the nations of the world.  Indeed, it will lead to His return and world redemption.  He was astonished that I thought that there would be a mass conversion of the nations after the tribulation and the judgments of the wrath of God (Rev. 16).  I was astonished that this was not obvious to him, though I was raised with church teachers that never taught this but had a pessimistic view of the end of this age.  However, text after text shows us that the biblical hope is for world redemption.  I could fill pages and pages with texts from the Prophets and Psalms to show this.   There is no way out of the conclusion.  Here are a few such texts.

Glorious Future

Isaiah 2 is most amazing.  It predicts that all nations will come up to Jerusalem and that the Law would go forth from Zion.  The nations beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.  Nations will no longer learn war.  The implications of this are enormous.  Isaiah 11 repeats that same hope with the idea that the Messiah is the banner for the nations.  Even nature, the animal kingdom, will be elevated to a new level of peace.

Isaiah 45 is sometimes looked at as teaching only that the unconverted are forced to bow the knee to Yeshua.  However, the context makes this pessimistic view impossible.  The text states, “Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth.  By Myself I have sworn, My mouth has uttered in all integrity, a word that will not be revoked.  Before Me, every knee will bow, by Me every tongue will swear.  They will say of Me, ‘In the Lord alone are righteousness and strength.”  Philippians 2 repeats the promise and applies it to Yeshua.

Isaiah 60:3Nations will come to your light.”  Isaiah 65, Amos 9, Micah 4 and multiple Psalms repeat the hope that the nations as corporate people, will come to the knowledge of God.   

Yes, there will be great difficulties before that happens.  However, let us keep in mind that the extension of the Kingdom in Yeshua to Israel and the nations will eventually reach this goal of world redemption.

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5 Comments

  1. Cathy Hargett July 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Amen, Dan!

  2. Monte Petersen July 13, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Tremendous clarity! I believe many Christians have been blinded by generational anti-semitism as Germany, Spain, and many other “Christian” nations have persecuted Jews. In so doing, they have reaped the curse of Gen. 12. 1-3 and become blind to the obvious Truth of the Judeo-Christian revelation! The blindness of many “great” Christian leaders is living proof of the reality of curses and satanic activity/blindness. May God YHVH have mercy on precious Christian people and deliver them/me from replacement/triumphant Church without Israel/blindness etc!.Have mercy on me Son of David! Thank you Daniel for your humility and love in speaking the Truth to Yeshua’s precious people, may they repent/change their thinking, align, increase and become become Glorious in Him! We cannot afford to be on the wrong side of King Yeshua in His Zeal to restore Israel! Perilous that! Matthew 25! God Bless, Monte. USA

  3. Cynthia Carmack July 13, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Romans 11 and Ezekiel 36 couldn’t be more clear of what God`s plan is for the redemption and restoration of Beloved Israel. It’s all about showing the world that He is a promise keeping God!

  4. Jay July 14, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Dr. Juster. Excellent, hopeful word for all!

  5. Yoni July 15, 2018 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Father God, we pray for the United Kingdom. You have used this nation for your purposes concerning Israel in the past, especially at the time of the Balfour Declaration. Raise up your people in this nation once again to stand for all of your Kingdom purposes and fulfill their calling in the nations. Please expose the confusion and blatant lie of Replacement Theology in whatever manifestation it comes, and bring your Church in the UK to full repentance concerning the land and people of Israel. Help them to come out of the idolatry of Man that goes with political correctness, and would You use this time of Brexit uncertainty to bring revival to the nation and a reawakening of the UK’s calling to serve the nations. Thank you for those who govern and seek to do right. We pray for the Royal Family, Theresa May and those in government to turn away from every form of secular humanism and anti-Semitism and to lead the nation before the true and living God. Father God bless the United Kingdom.
    In Yeshua’s mighty name.
    Amen

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