Romans 11:28-32 shows us that God is control of all of all of history, even when He is disobeyed. The apostle Paul’s lifts up Israel as the prime example. Israel is now at enmity with God because they have rejected Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, God has made irrevocable promises of blessing which He will fulfill. Therefore, we should stand in awe of God because He designs and controls all of history to display His faithfulness to His promises and the glory of His mercy to sinners.
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery-- so that you will not be wise in your own estimation-- that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved;
In using the analogy of the olive tree in Romans 11:11-15, the apostle Paul shows us that in the Christian church, there is no place whatsoever for anti-Semitism or looking down upon the Jews. We are blessed as Gentile believers in Christ only because we are blessed by being connected to an Abrahamic root. We are blessed by becoming people of an Abrahamic covenant through spiritual heritage. We are blessed because we have been grafted into the stock of Semitic blessing. We are blessed because we are grafted into the covenant of salvation that God made with Abraham.
What is it about the tiny nation of Israel, historically and even now, that makes it incur the wrath and hatred of most of the peoples of the world? The Bible gives us the reason why Israel’s Arab neighbors and the Muslim word are intent on wiping Israel off the face of the earth. We see the reason for the Nazi Holocaust, the reason for the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, the reason for Islamic terrorism and Jihad, and in the Bible we also see the reason for the Palestinian problem today.
This message takes back to the beginning, back to Genesis, and takes us back to Abraham, the father of faith where the whole problem began.
When it comes to the gospel of salvation, why don’t some people get it? Upon hearing the gospel, why don’t they believe? The answer to these kinds of questions lies in the reason that Jesus spoke in parables. And the reason Jesus spoke in parables might be a surprise to you. It might not be what you have thought or have been taught. Listen to the message to see the insightful reason as to why Jesus taught in parables.