Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Grafted Into The Vine

Most of my friends know I am Zionist believing in the physical restoration of the greater state of Israel but my Zionism is deeply rooted in the Jewish-Christian faith of Theocracy where ultimately the jewish state is nothing but the garden (the Kingdom of heaven) where the  King of Kings returns to.  The city of Jerusalem in its midst where the King will take up His throne. I suspect (and this is just my theory) the future greater state of Israel or the garden will have the same dimensions of Eden and this will correspond to the steps that Abraham treaded  - being called out to the promised land to be a different nation - a model nation, and a people group chosen by Yehovah Himself. And this land of promise will include physically all the way from the river Euphrates to the north of river Nile. The dimensions of the heavenly Jerusalem will be the dimensions of the temple Solomon had built where the glory of God had come down. The city will no longer be ransacked or conquered because the King of Kings Himself will live in it and be its eternal defender.
The age old struggle between the sons of Isaac and Ishmael has to end, I believe in the promises of Ezekiel where the final solution of peace in middle east can only come about with the saving and restoration of Israel with the return of the King of Kings. But as we await this return the mandate for each one of us is knowing our place in the vine. The sons of Isaac have to stop with the struggle in their hearts that they are no longer or they don't want to be for a change "the sons of promise". God has chosen Israel as his first born, His jewel and Israel will always be the prince of God, the seed through whom the blessing and deliverance of all nations came.  The sons of Ishmael have to stop asserting their right that they are the chosen one instead of Isaac and know that just like the gentiles they are grafted into the vine because of Yeshua and His deliverance. The church needs to recognize that we are redeemed and grafted because of His blood and we are grafted into the vine because of His grace.
Thinking of  Jerusalem and the return of the King.
The Psalmist rightfully sings in:
Psalm 137:5 "If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill".
Blessings & Shalom,
Sam Kurien

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