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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
kingdom of Israel
was not Jewish!
The first place
in
the
Bible where the word
Jews
occurs is in II Kings chapter
16 and verse 6, where the nation Israel was at war, in an
alliance with Syria, against the Jews!
The truly amazing truth about Israel is a mystery
totally unknown by any religion-by Christianity-by
even Judaism!
It
is indeed true that the nation Israel was God's
chosen people. But understand: They were not chosen as
"teacher's pet" nor for special favors. They were chosen
for a special
PURPOSE
preparatory to the ultimate
establishment of the kingdom of God!
It
is an intriguing story! The answer to this chapter
title, "Mystery of Israel," has great significance in God's
PURPOSE
for all peoples! One cannot understand the real
purpose and incredible potential of man without this
vital knowledge.
Supreme Master Plan
The Creator God is
reproducing himself
in and through
man! God's ultimate transcendent
PURPOSE
is breathtaking
beyond words. The establishment of the ancient nation
Israel is an integral part of the supreme master plan.
Seven generations after the Flood, the Eternal
found a man who would obey him. His name was Abram.
He lived in Haran, in Mesopotamia. This man was to
become a type of God the Father.
It
was from him that
the nation Israel descended. Through this nation God
raised up his prophets, and in due time God's own Son,
Jesus Christ.
Man of Destiny
Abram, as he was originally named, was not seeking
God. But God chose to call and test Abram. This ancient
patriarch, later in Scripture, is called the father of the
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