Romans 11:13-24 “For I speak to you Gentiles (race, tribes or nations), inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles (race, tribes or nations), I magnify mine office (explain my purpose): If by any means I may provoke to emulation (excite or entice to compliance) them which are my flesh (like me, human), and might save some of them. For if the casting away of them (if they are rejected) be the reconciling (restoration of divine favor) of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? (how will they be permitted into heaven)
For if the firstfruit (Yeshua the Messiah) (1) be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root (2) be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off (the divorce of the House of Israel) (3), and thou, being a wild olive tree (untamed member), wert grafted (trimmed, tamed) in among them, and with them partakest of the root (share in Yeshuas salvation) and fatness (riches) of the olive tree (secure standing); Boast (rejoice, brag) not against the branches (those broken off).
But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root (you are not giving Yeshua honor), but the root thee (making Yeshua honor you). Thou wilt say (declare it) then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off (4), and thou standest by faith.
Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. (God separated himself from the people he had chosen because they were not faithful) Behold therefore the goodness (faithfulness) and severity (seriousness) of God: on them which fell (gone astray), severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief (any person that disowns paganism), shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?”
1. Romans 8:29 “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
Colossians 1:15 “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature”
2. Revelation 22:16a “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of
Isaiah 11:1 “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots”
Isaiah 11:10 “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.”
3. Jeremiah 3:8 “And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.”
4. Deuteronomy 8:19 “And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.”
Deuteronomy 11:28 “And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.”
Hosea 3:1 “Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.”
Ephesians 2:10-19 “For we are his (YHWH) workmanship, created in Christ Jesus (1) unto good (virtuous) works (actions), which God hath before ordained (previously commanded) that we should walk in them (follow, live in).
Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past (you used to be) Gentiles (pagans, nations serving other gods) in the flesh (your humanity), who are called Uncircumcision (unworthy) by that which is called the Circumcision (worthy) in the flesh made by hands (self-righteous Pharisees); That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens (outside, foreign) from the commonwealth (citizenship) of Israel (followers of YHWH), and strangers from the covenants of promise (the promises made to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob), having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes (forever) were far off (separated) are made nigh (brought together) by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace (to set as one again), who hath made both one (united), and hath broken down the middle wall (that which stood between) of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity (opposition), even the law of commandments contained in ordinances (this is the added laws from the Pharisees found in the Talmud and the Mishnah); for to make in himself of twain (two) one new man, so making peace (to set as one again);
And that he might reconcile (fully balance) both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity (opposition) thereby: And came and preached peace (to set as one again) to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.(this is the restoration of the commands of YHWH through Moses- the Torah)
For through him we both have access (admission) by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers (aliens, far off) and foreigners (outsiders), but fellow citizens (native born) with the saints (the blameless before YHWH), and of the household (common abode) of God;
1. John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
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