Romans 11 Prophesy Fulfilled Now! Jacob's Seed in Predestination

The Romans 11 prophesy by Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ is being fulfilled now. Yes now. This is part of the prophesy. Paul asks:

What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened, as it is written:
“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
    eyes that could not see
    and ears that could not hear,
to this very day.”[c]
And David says:
“May their table become a snare and a trap,
    a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,
    and their backs be bent forever.”[d]



But verse eleven clarifies as the Apostle has the power to interpret Old Testament scripture:

11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!

So Paul asks, have the Hebrews fallen so far as to use up their salvation? Have all the elect Jewish people been saved during the time of Paul the Apostle? 


Well, he goes on to say (continuing in Romans chapter 11), this to the Gentile believers, as he was the Apostle to the Gentiles:

17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.

and he concludes:

25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way[e] all Israel will be saved.

But we know when the full number of Gentiles were saved. Luke 21:24 explains it to us, also from the NIV version. The Great Tribulation will manifest in the destruction of Jerusalem and the scattering of the Hebrews through the nations, but that already happened during the time of the early church. But the rise of a physical nation Israel just recently begun in 1948. The fullness of the Gentiles took place likely prior to this time, around 1948. Physical Israel is the sign.

From Luke 21:23-24:

23 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Israel then, is a sign of a shift back to the elect Jews who have come from Jacob. Israel is only a sign, but a significant one because it shows the elect Gentiles are to be saved. So after this time, those elect who have come from Jacob, no matter how little Jewish DNA they have, no matter how little Jacob means in their line compared to other ancestors, will be saved. All Israel means all elect Israel, meaning all the elect descendants of Jacob!

But this is not all the whole nation of Israel.  All who descend from Jacob who are chosen will be saved. The fullness of the Gentiles has come, with Israel the nation being a sign that the Gentiles have all been saved. Therefore, only the people who descend from Jacob will be save, and few of them Remember the principle, many are called outwardly, but few are chosen. That does not suddenly change with this change of people being saved! 

This is not Dispensationalism, which is a false doctrine from the pit of hell, which pushes the tribulation in Luke 21:23 (the destruction of Jerusalem and scattering of the Hebrews, and the superiority of the Old Covenant,) into the future. That cannot be. The eternal covenant in the form of the New Covenant is with us and has been since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is no need for future animal sacrifices, for if you do them, Christ has died in vain. 

Matthew chapter 8 shows a Gentile Centurion who had God given faith prior to the hardening of the Hebrews, which is shown in the book of Acts as Paul goes to the Gentiles as the Jews rejected the gospel message. Could there be an overlap now, with Gentiles being saved during this final Times of the Jews? I have not seen evidence. I pray for those with no Jewish DNA!

The elect will believe to the end. The elect Gentiles all believed to the end. Paul in Romans 11 was speaking to the Gentiles in general, that they would be lost if they no longer believed. They have been cut off from the olive tree and the elect Jews and those with Jacob descent have been grafted back in, if only they are actually chosen. Few are chosen. This is predestined by the will of God.

Jacob's descendants can be from almost every nation, as Jews were spread to Italy, Spain, the entire Mediterranean, through parts of Africa, and through silk trade to the East and India, likely maybe even China! But without being called inwardly to the predestined salvation, coming down from Jacob won't matter. Only the chosen are predestined, and they are few. 

Believe in Christ, as that is the command of the New Covenant!



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