THEIR REJECTION BECAME  YOUR  POSSESSION.


As Jesus proclaimed the gospel from pillar to post, He came up against hard rocks. The free Grace  of  Salvation was presented to the nation of Israel  on a platter of gold, but they did not recognise or accept it. (Romans 11:8). Rather, they chose works, over grace.

Wild Shoots:

Every faithful follower of Jesus Christ is a wild shoot grafted into the  Olive tree. You, child of God, are described as a “wild shoot” in Romans 11:17. The only reason you  are able to drink from the nourishing Olive tree is because the people who were supposed to drink from it were cut off, however, (not without a future  plan to re-graft them in). Think about this deeply. The heart of Israel will be hardened “until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.” (Romans 11:25).

Gentiles Receive Salvation:

By  Israel rejecting God’s offer of Salvation, it is opened up freely to the Gentiles. Christ’s rejection by the Jews became a huge  blessing, in unprecedented colossal scale, to the whole world. (Romans 11:12, 15).

You are Christ’s Inheritance:

Christ is  your exceeding great reward, if you believe in Him today. You are no longer a wild-shoot with no direction, root, plan, direction or stability in life, but grafted into God’s eternal plan and promise. Before you met Christ, you were lost.

The Redeemer belongs to a people predestined  and chosen to be blessed with, “every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:5). What a joy to partake in Abraham’s blessing. What a joy to be saved by grace. What a joy to know the Father and  be a citizen of His kingdom.
© Ruth Dickson
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