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26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; 27 For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”

 

11:26

And so

“And so” refers to the “mystery.” These words denote manner or the way Israel will be delivered. Israel will be saved after the fullness of the Gentiles enters in. The mystery, then, is not merely that Israel will enter the kingdom but that this will occur after the fullness of the Gentiles.

all Israel will be saved [delivered],

After “the fullness of the Gentiles” the entire nation of Israel will be delivered or ushered into the Millennial kingdom. The deliverance is from the Great Tribulation by the Second Coming of the Messiah.

Jews who did not believe in Jesus the Messiah in the Tribulation are not included in this salvation. The idea here is that there will be a national salvation for the nation Israel.

“All Israel” during the Tribulation (Daniel’s 70th week) will be delivered from the wrath of the Tribulation by the Second Coming of Christ.

as it is written:

Paul confirmed the fact that Jesus will deliver Israel at the Second Coming by citing from the Greek Old Testament (LXX) of Isaiah 59:20-21 and 24:9.

“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,

Jesus is the “Deliverer” who will come at the Second Coming from Zion. Mount Zion was the place where God resided in the temple.

There are three dimensions of Christ’s coming:

The Rapture of the church

The judgment of Israel in the Tribulation

The deliverance of Israel at the Second Advent

And He will turn away ungodliness [godlessness] from Jacob;

When Jesus sets up His Millennial kingdom, He will remove unbelieving Jews and what they represent from participating in the kingdom.

“Jacob” here is equivalent to “Israel.”

“Ungodliness” is unbelief (v. 23). There will be a time when Jesus will remove unbelief from Israel. This is a divine working and will not depend on man other than the faith of Israelites.

11:27

For this is My covenant with them,

Only regenerate Israel will enter the kingdom (Jer 31:33-34). At this time Jesus will establish the New Covenant with Israel (Jer 31). The essence of the New Covenant is that God will give people a heart to know Him by regeneration. The future of Israel is clearly in God’s economy and plan.

When I take away their sins.”

This is regeneration in Israel. Jesus the Messiah will give a new contract (covenant) to Israel that will be operative in the Millennial kingdom (Jer 31:33). This new covenant is yet future and is yet to be applied to Israel. It is not a covenant to the church but to the physical seed of Israel. The nation Israel will become a special theocracy for God again.

PRINCIPLE:

God’s promises appropriated by faith will change lives.

APPLICATION:

Israel’s judicial blindness toward Jesus the Messiah will be removed at the Second Coming and end of the Tribulation. The unconditional promise of the Abrahamic Covenant (Ge 12-15) was available to every generation of Jews, but it will only apply to those who believe it. God will never allow His promises to be wasted on rebellious unbelievers.

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