Concerning Israel

Romans 9:25-29 As he said also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. Esaias also cried concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom, and been made like unto Gomorrah. 

‘Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved’ this is the 3rd Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in Romans (9:25; Hos. 2:23).

‘And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God’ this is the 4th Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in Romans (9:26; Hos. 1:9-10).

‘Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved …’ this is the 5th Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in Romans (9:27-28; Isa. 10:22-23).

‘A remnant shall be saved’ – the doctrine of the remnant always refers to Judah and the other tribes of Israel, never to Gentiles or the Christian body of Christ. It teaches that God is obligated to save a remnant of all Israel, so as to preserve their line to eventually fulfil with them the covenants made with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David. God promised an eternal line to these men, and He promised their descendants an eternal land (Gen. 12:1-3, 7; 13:14-17; 15:18-21; 17:2-8, 19; 21:12; 22:17-18; 26:3-4; 28:3-4, 28:13-15; 2Sam. 7:1-29). God often predicted the deliverance and preservation of a remnant of the thirteen tribes and their final and eternal restoration under their Messiah (Isa. 1:9; 10:20-22; 11:10-12, 16; 38:1-22; 46:3; Jer. 23:3; 31:7; 39:9; 40:11; Ezek. 6:8-10; Joel 2:32; Mic. 2:12; 5:3-8; Zeph. 2:7-9; 3:13; Zech. 8:6-12; Rom. 9:27; 11:5; Rev. 12:17). According to Isaiah 1:9, Isaiah predicted that a very small remnant would be saved in the coming destruction of Judah and Jerusalem; otherwise Israel would have been totally destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah.

‘Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom, and been make like unto Gomorrah’ this is the 6th Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in Romans (9:29; Isa. 1:9).

‘Sabaoth’ this term is often used in the Old Testament of God who is Lord of hosts, or Lord of armies, who has infinite power to rule the nations and punish the wicked (1Sam. 1:3, 11; 4:4; 15:2; etc.).

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