Scripture speaks repeatedly about the plans God has for the descendants of Jacob (Israel). The apostle Paul provides a clear overview of God’s intent to unite them with the Gentile nations now being called to Christ. Theirs is a connection based on faith, grounded in hope, and looking forward to the return of our Lord and the completion of his work in them. Here, and in the Discovery Series, we’ll dig into the purpose, methods, and goals of Christ’s work for the faithful in Israel and the world.
Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 8
This final article focuses on Israel’s expectation for one or more future resurrections as suggested in the book of Daniel. Here is a faithful prophet desirous to see the restoration of his people and the end of their exile. Though God has a plan and reveals elements of it to Daniel, much of it remains…
Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 7
This seventh article focuses on Israel’s expectation of tribulation and how and why that might include the Gentiles. In God’s plan to be the God of all the nations he exhibits long-suffering with Israel’s descendants though they profane his name among the nations where he has dispersed them. Yet he will achieve all that he’s…
Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 6
As we continue to look at Israel’s expectations about the tribulation we see that the descendants of Jacob (Israel) must go through the refining fire – the time of Jacob’s trouble.
Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 5
As we continue to look at expectations about the tribulation we see examples of a pattern familiar to NT Christians; firstfruits and latter fruits of the kingdom. This pattern was not revealed to the prophet Daniel, but was hidden within the mystery of God in Christ. Yet Daniel sees the fulfillment of the 5th and…
Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 4
Israel’s expectation about the tribulation also precedes an earthly kingdom and a final judgment. Let’s clarify the distinction of these as they’re applied to the faithful and unfaithful. The comparison is revealing.
Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 3
As we continue to look at expectations about the tribulation we see a distinction between a righteous remnant in Israel and the those cutoff due to unbelief. This is a distinction we must understand if we’re to see the role of tribulation for both groups.
Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 2
As we continue to look at expectations about the tribulation by Jewish scholars prior to the incarnation and ministry of Jesus Christ, we see a contrast in the expectations of Jews for their Messiah. This contrast is stark and revealing.
Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 1
When looking at two expectations about the tribulation by Jewish scholars prior to the incarnation and ministry of Jesus Christ, we can see an obvious correlation to Christ’s kingdom-building work for Jew and Gentile alike. This correlation is outlined for us by the Apostle Paul.
The Scope of the Tribulation – An Introduction
When considering the scope of the tribulation of the latter days, there are many directions one can take as to how to approach it. There is insight to be gained by understanding the perspective of Jewish authors of Late Second Temple Judaism regarding the tribulation, as they would communicate expectations for the coming Messiah, and…
How Lost is Judas – the Son of Perdition?
When considering how lost Judas Iscariot is (the disciple who betrayed Christ), it can be viewed from multiple perspectives. Two we look at in this article are; with regard to God’s calling, and his overall plan of redemption.
Does the Jewish temple have to be rebuilt before the great tribulation begins?
By briefly reviewing the history and purpose for Israel’s captivity and dispersion, we can begin to understand the work that God is continuing to do in Israel. There are, however, numerous compelling reasons why a third physical temple seems unlikely.
What’s the time of the Gentiles and is it fulfilled at Christ’s return?
The inclusion of the Gentiles into the promises of God was a radical idea when introduced by Jesus to Paul and the other disciples. We look at why this is and where it leads.
In addition to these articles, discover more about how God plans to conclude his work in Israel and the world during his earthly kingdom reign.
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