This is the kind of confidence that lets us wonder at mysteries, and sleep like babies in our mother’s arms—confident she isn’t going to drop us, and we don’t need to wonder why.
Reggie Kelly addresses the distinctions between 1948 and the final return to the Land.
We live in the days of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, baiting us with the temptation to feel as though we must pick a side of the line in the sand and choose which banner we’re going to stand under; the Israelis, or the Palestinians?
Sometimes our theology needs a divine chiropractic appointment:
Get drunk on the mercy of the saving God. There is none like Him.
She is central to the covenantal narrative, yet her walls are scarred with bullet holes. Her borders are contested. Her citizens are divided. The last time Jesus saw her before being nailed to Roman crossbeams in the Place of the Skull, He wept.
"I think we do not attach sufficient importance to the restoration of the Jews. We do not think enough of it. But certainly, if there is anything promised in the Bible, it is this." – C.H. Spurgeon
The tumultuous city of the Great King will soon come face-to-face with that Man from Nazareth.
The Everlasting Covenant wasn’t and isn’t primarily about Jew or Gentile, and thus neither Jew nor Gentile have a right to get protective about or offended over anything to do with their covenantal “rights.”
If we neglect to proclaim either of these two dimensions of the coming messianic age, we are simply not proclaiming the complete gospel message that was declared by God’s “holy prophets from ancient time.”