New Covenant Foretold
The new covenant that is being studied is not just a covenant that Isreal will redeem but this covenant would be one that all Christians would redeem
There has been years of debate on Isreal and the church. Some believe this refers to just Isreal but we know and through the NT writings that this redemption was for jew and Gentile
The Isrealites had rebelled enough for God to cut them off
Why? Because God is God and he is worthy of more than what they were doing
We are grafted into the Isreal and we are one with them because of Christ. To graft is to inoculate, prune or implant into a weaker or inferior tree so that the weaker gaines strength. It is peculiarly appropriate for olive-trees and it is the design of the church to show the union of true believers from the root to the branches
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree.
jews were branches broken off. gentiles were the wild olives
The root being the covenants made with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. So if the root is Holy therefore the branches will be also in a future time . Some have been broken off because of their unbelief. It is not those that have been broken off now that will some day be grafted back in but it is that future generation that God will reunite with Isreal and Jews at that time.
To close this morning it is our job as the more nourished Christians to lift up the inferior.’[
to give nutrients to those in need.. to be like scotts weed and feed. to weed out the bad and feed for healthy growth. It is our job to disciple those new in the faith. It is our job to reach out and plant new seeds to those who dont know Christ at all.