And so all Israel shall be saved:
From the foundation of the world, it was ordained.
Israel will be saved.
No doubt about it. God does not change.
The ironic thing is that the majority of Israelites don’t even know that they are Israel. There were twelve tribes of Israel, and Judah was only one of them. There are many Israelites walking around this planet with no knowledge of who they are, only knowing that they feel drawn to the God who chose Israel in the beginning. And that almighty God has declared them saved! Rebellious or not, they are His children, and He is still calling them back to Him, even down through the generations.
Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles?
Yes, of the Gentiles also:
The Israelites that were dispersed throughout the world many generations ago may see themselves as Gentiles, but God knows exactly what their family line is. No matter what their lives are now, God has a plan to bring them into His kingdom.
For those who do not have Israelite ancestry, there is a choice to be made. The evidence of God permeates our world, and they are given freedom to choose to believe and follow Him or to turn away.
I think our evangelistic efforts should focus on finding and encouraging those who have God’s calling within them. It is not a matter of introducing the idea of God, but simply giving them a name for the Person they already sense speaking in their hearts and then helping them to know Him better. As those people turn to their rightful God, there will naturally be a reaction among the Gentiles, drawing many to be grafted in alongside returning Israel.
1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit are we all baptized
into one body,
whether we be Jews or Gentiles,
whether we be bond or free;
and have been all made to drink
into one Spirit.
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,
and partakers of his promise in Christ
by the gospel:
Israel is the root, and the Gentiles are branches grafted in. Each is a vital part of the tree, and all are equally important. (Rom 11:17-27)
The roots go deep into Christ. They support the branches and send water from the ground to every twig, while the branches seek light, process it, and share that nourishment with the roots. In Christ, they grow together in love.
What an incredible gift our great Creator has given us that we ALL have access to eternal life in Him through the sacrifice of His Son!