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a) “Accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6)


In Romans chapters 10 and 11 we read that because of idolatry Israel’s eyes have been blinded and this has opened up a way for the Gentiles to ‘come in’. Because of Yahweh’s judgement of His called out people, the Gentiles have been given a chance to know Him, to be ‘brought nigh to the Covenants of Promise,’ (Ephesians 2:12-14) and to be ‘grafted in to the Olive Tree’. We read of many righteous Gentiles or people from the nations being added to Israel and made part of the Olive Tree (Romans 11:11-25) The floodgates have been opened, a way has been made for non-Israelites to come in. None more so than the peoples mentioned in the New Covenant Scriptures. They may be missing largely from the Old Covenant, but in the New Covenant they are prolific. Here, they come into their own. Yahweh has a great time table, known only to Himself, and there is a time allotted to the Salvation of the Gentiles, and although some came to know Him before Yahshua came to die, the majority have come to faith in Yahweh’s own time, after the death of His beloved Son.
I would like to clear up a misconception here, about the Jewish people. Some people think that because the Jewish people did not recognise Yahshua as their Messiah when He walked through the cities of Israel as a man, they mistakenly believe that they (Jewish people) have been cut off! Rom 11:17 "And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;" What a fallacy! If it wasn't for the Jew, there would be no Bible, and no Christians. They lovingly not only wrote the New Testament (Covenant) scriptures but preserved it along with the Old Testament (Covenant) Scriptures despite persecutions, re-settlement and many attempts of mankind to destroy them along with the the whole body of Scripture, Torah, Bible. Humanity owes an unbelievable debt to them with Eternal repercussions and consequences.
Far from being 'cut off' they are the world's proof that there is a loving Elohim. Who then were cut off? Read this link.


b)What about the Syro-Phoenician woman, a Gentile (Mark 7:26)


Yes, Yahshua did say to the Gentile woman “It is not meet that I take the childrens’ bread and cast it to the dogs” in that He came to seek the ‘lost sheep of the House of Israel’ but it has to be said that when He noted her humility and her answer He relented and cast out the evil spirit from her daughter. There has always been a place for the Gentile in the purposes of Yahweh, the gospels themselves declare “For Yahweh so loved the world that …..whosoever believeth upon Him has Eternal Life” (John 3:16)

c) Multitudes of Gentiles came to hear Him and be healed.


In Matthew ch. 4:23-25 (and I am sure there are many more examples in the Gospels) Yahshua walked through Galilee which is surrounded by Gentile nations. His fame travelled afar, and multitudes from these nations came to hear Him and to be healed. People from Syria and Decapolis (a vast country east of the Jordan) People from the Gentile countries 'beyond Jordan' came along to see Him and witness his teachings. Of course, we know of the time He visited Gadara, a Gentile country at the other side of the Sea of Galilee where He met with and healed the man possessed of many 'devils' (Mark 5:1-20)
Yes, Yahshua came 'for the lost sheep of the House of Israel' but He also had compassion on the many, many Gentiles who also came to Him.

d)The Gentiles spoken of in Acts


In Acts 15 the Council declared that Gentiles must keep four distinct Laws in order to be saved. They were then exhorted to attend Synagogue in order to learn and understand the Torah (Laws of Moses) So, there was definitely a part for them to play, a door for them into Eternal Life. Paul travels far across the Mediterranean and Asia preaching to Gentile peoples. He even calls himself “The apostle to the Gentiles” (Romans 11:13) He converted many and established Churches among them leaving behind a godly order. He continually prayed for and wrote to them. He taught them to believe in the risen Jewish Messiah, Yahshua.

e)The letters of Paul


He then commences to visit and write to the newly formed “All the congregations of the Gentiles” (Romans 16:4) Yes, there was a great door opened to the Gentile peoples after the death and resurrection of Yahshua. Paul wrote lengthy letters to them all encouraging them and helping them to come to terms with the God of Israel and His ways and will for their lives. He wrote to the Greeks, he wrote to Gentile believers all across the then known world.


f)Their place in Yahweh’s plan


We then read and understand that through their embracing the faith, the Jews will be ‘provoked to jealousy’ and those who have gone astray will be (Romans 10:19 and 11:11) brought back to faith in their Elohim once more. What a privilege to be used in this way. However, they must change. They need to leave behind their ‘former behaviour’ and take on holiness, learn about the righteousness expected of them by the Elohim of Jacob. They are dealing now not with the gods of the nations but with the Mighty One of Jacob, who is the same ‘yesterday, today and forever.’ His standards of righteousness remain, and the Gentile nations need to study to learn His ways, and allow the Holy Spirit to lead them into His righteousness in the risen Jewish Messiah, Yahshua.

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