Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel(1) and the house of Judah. (Jeremiah 31:31)

  • Israel, descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, entered into a covenant with God and unknowingly prepared the way for the world’s redemption
    (Genesis 17:4-8; Exodus 29:44-46; Romans 9:25-10:4)
  • God has not rejected Israel completely (the twelve tribes, the descendants of Jacob) (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Romans 11)
  • God will complete his work with Israel for their reconciliation, restoration to the promised land, and ultimately their redemption through the new covenant
    (Isaiah 43; 54; 65; Joel 2; Amos 4:12-13; Romans 11)
  • God has set aside a faithful remnant from the descendants of the twelve tribes of Israel, some of which he will call in the last days prior to the appearance of Christ
    (Romans 11:1-8 ; Revelation 7:1-8)
  • The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, a period of correction for the descendants of Israel, spans the Great Tribulation and a portion of God’s wrath
    (Jeremiah 30)

1) When I refer to Israel, like the authors of Scripture, I’m referring to the descendants of Jacob (renamed Israel). This does not fit the description of the modern nation of Israel which consists of people from many assorted nationalities. Also, the modern Jews (Judah) represent only one of the twelve original tribes of Israel. In the near future, God will call to himself, for a specific purpose, descendants from all twelve tribes as part of his kingdom-building process (Romans 9:4-5; 11; Revelation 7:4-8).

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Husband, father, and author on theological topics, with a focus on the underlying presuppositions which either cloud or enhance our view of reality. My focus is to challenge and guide fellow Christians into a deeper knowledge of God; his work, his will, and his overall purpose. My primary methods will be through books, blogs, and virtual or personal events.