He still loves her-

“‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’ For this is what the Lord says: ‘David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of Israel, nor will the Levitical priests ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.’”

Jeremiah 33:15-18 –

The prophecy here is pertaining to Christ Jesus. He came into the world to atone for his people’s sins and the world’s also. Jesus is both King and High Priest of God who’s sacrifice for sin always serves before God that the righteous demands of God have been met. He has become also the King through David’s line that will one day return and set up His Kingdom in Jerusalem. He though unlike David and kings of old wont die but will reign forever.

“Jerusalem will live in safety” and the nation throughout thousands of years has been metaphorically like a woman who every man around her wants to get their hands on and have their way with. For countless years she and her lands have been looked upon with envy and the Gentile nations have throughout the years tried very hard to make her theirs and seizs her lands.

However, though Israel has been harassed over the span of time, there is One who has his eyes ever upon her and is very jealous for her. Though many modern Christians say in arrogance that Israel is not really God’s chosen, they make a grave mistake and I think this is offensive to God. Because though Israel in Christ Jesus days on earth as a nation failed to see that their Savior had come to redeem them- it is not as though Israel is entirely rejected. The Apostle Paul clearly explains that do to Israel’s unbelief she has been temprarily hardened until the age of Gentile conversions is complete- however their is coming a time where that period is over and the remnant of Israel will start to see what they have done, and many will respond to their Savior also.

Israel is a mass of people as is any other nation, so their will be a number of her people who do turn to the Lord in time. So when we think of how this corresponds to the metaphorical New Woman- The Church, we must consider that this body of people has been pulled from two races of people for one- the elect of Israel and then also the Gentiles [Non Jews] who have now been made clean through faith in the Lord Jesus also.

Through two- there became one- so in a since from a Biblical standpoint all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will be the people of the New City in the future- present day Jerusalem – yet presently she as current city has not yet been fully redeemed as a people who will respond. Yet it is a privilege for us as modern Christ followers that he has blessed us through Himself to also partake from her blessed heritage as the people of God. And the Apostle Paul says: 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, 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. You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree! {Romans 11:17-24 }

To use an analogy, it is like a father who has a natural born daughter but she runs from home- yet in the process he adopts another daughter yet when his naturally born child returns, he welcomes her back to his family treats her again as someone who is his child. Yet he does not replace her. He receives her back as an heir and child of his and does not reject her upon her return just because she was wayward and stubborn. Does He still love his people? Of course. Did he just cast her out forever because he by grace gave rights for other people to become children of his by faith also? No.

For if God delighted to save a people who were once alien and enemy- yet became loyal, how much better is it that Israel has also decided to return to the family. Are not two better then one? If you lost one child yet had adopted another would you not be happier if you then had all your children finally under your roof as well.


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