The Plan I Speak Of Is The Plan Of God For Salvation.
It Involves God's Grace, Grafting and Glory
1. The Plan For Me You And
The Jew Too! Involves
God's Grace. 11:1-10
A. God's Saving Grace In The . . Past. 11:1-5
1. Illustrated In Paul. 11:1
1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2. Illustrated In Elijah.
2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, 3 "Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life"? 4 But what does the divine response say to him? "I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal." (Plus the Women and Children)
B. God's Saving Grace In The . . Present Time. 11:5-10
1. The Present Time Then and Now. 11:5
5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
a. A Remnant Then.
b. A Remnant Now.
Art Monk's Testimony at the Football Hall of Fame Induction.
2. At All Times It Is Grace.
a. According To God's Grace . . Message. 11:6
Defined. 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works;
otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no
longer grace; otherwise
work is no longer work.
a) Only Two Religions in the World-Grace-Works
b. According To God's Grace . . Method. 11:7
7 What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
1) Blinded by their works, can't be that easy
c. According To God's . . Grace Mission. 11:8-10
8 Just as it is written: "God has given them a spirit of stupor, Eyes that they should not see And ears that they should not hear, To this very day."
9 And David says:" Let their table become a snare and a trap, A stumbling block and a recompense to them. 10 Let their eyes be darkened,
so that they do not see, And bow down their back always."
1) So Involved In Traditions Etc..
A church dismissed their pastor. A deacon in another church ask, "why did you dismiss your pastor." The answer came "because he preached people without Christ are going to hell." Well they called a new pastor. And the same deacon asked, "what does your new pastor preach." The answer came, "he preaches people without Christ are going to hell." Well the deacon asked what is the difference? The answer came the old pastor preached it in anger. While our new pastor preaches it with a broken heart."
It should bother all of us that some people are boastful in their
rejection of Christ. They are on
their well to a devils hell. Where are our tears?
2. The Plan For Me You And The Jew
God's Grafting. 11:11-24
A. The . . Reason For Grafting. 11:11-15
1. For Provocation For . .
11 I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 12 Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! 13 For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
2. The Provocation For . .
14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. 15 For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
In preparing for this sermon I read of a pastor who had this experience. In High School A very attractive girl invited him to the Prom. He was pleased but very surprised. He asked, "I thought you were going Mr BMOC." She said, "he is taking someone else." Well at the prom she keep ushering her date to where the BMOC could see her with her date. Finally Mr BMOCcame over and cut in, then he took her over to a far side and they had a long talk. She then came over and said, "I hope you don't mind but I am leaving with Mr BMOC. She had used this to be preacher just to make Mr BMOC jealous. In a way God used the Gentiles to stir up jealously.
B. The . . Results Of Grafting. 11:16-17
16 For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree,
1. The Lump Is Abraham. v 16a
2. The Root Is Jesus. v 16b
3. The Broken Off Branches Are Jews. v 17a
4. The Wild Olive Tree Is the Gentiles. v 17b
5. Gentiles Are Partakers of the Root. (Jesus) v 17c
C. The . . Reminder Of Grafting. 11:18-24
1. Reminder About . . Boasting. 11:18-19
a. Focus on Jesus.
18 do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
2. Reminder About Grafting. 11:19-20
19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in." 20 Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand
by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear.
3. Reminder About Goodness. 11:21-2
a. Present Grafting. 11:21-22
21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. 22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on
thhse who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.
b. Future Grafting. 11:23-24
23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if you were cut out of the
olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be
grafted into their own olive tree? NKJV
One of our fine evangelist during the middle of the 20th century Hyman Appleman (A Converted Jew) told of meeting periodically with an old friend (A Jewish Man). The old friend could not understand Hyman's persistence in his work as an evangelist. He said Hyman "why don't you quit." Hyman said to his friend "what do you do with your time" and the friend said "I count my coupons and my dividend" and laughed. Hyman asked "what will you do next year" and the friend said "I'll count more coupons and my dividend". Hyman then said "what then". This went on for several rounds and finally the friend said "well eventually I will die". Hyman said "what then". The friend said "I don't know about what then". Hyman said well that is when I start counting my dividends and coupons." He was a Jewish Man included in God's Salvation.
The Plan For Me You And The Jew Too! Involves God's Grafting.
3. The Plan For
Me You And The Jew Too! Involves God's . .
A. God's Glory
And The . . Fullness For Gentiles. 11:25
25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
1. This Is A Mystery. v 25a
2. Human Wisdom Alone Will Not Teach This Truth.
3. Gentiles Will Be Prominent Until The Rapture.
4. Fullness Refers To Completion. v 25b
5. God does Know How Many Will Be Saved.
Suppose God did not know! Look at John 14:2-3
C. God's Glory
And The . . Father's Of Israel. 11:27-29
27 For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins." 28 Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they
are beloved for the sake of the fathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. NKJV
Jer 31:33-34 33 But
this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after
those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write
on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." NKJV
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. NKJV
One of the first things the returning Christ will do, is destroy the armies of the earth gathered against the city of Jerusalem. These armies will suddenly go from heroes to zeros! Looking up, seeing King Jesus the mighty deliverer with His massive military sweeping down out of the heavens, they will be utterly destroyed. Millions will die! The Antichrist will be forcefully taken and thrown into the lake of fire, and the devil will be thrown into the bottomless pit, where he is kept prisoner there for 1000 years. It is at this time, that Israel, seeing Jesus' return in great power and glory, will be saved!
What a moment in time, when Israel shall see Jesus and be saved! Have you had your moment in time? Are you saved? Are you ready for the Judgment Day? 2
Do You Know You Have This Salvation?
Come To Jesus Today.
1. Help for this outline was gleaned from: Alan Carr http://www.sermonnotebook.org/romans/Rom%2011_1-36.htm
2. This paragraph was taken from: Ron Thomas, http://www.gospelweb.net/ronsermons2/3.Joel.TheSalvationofIsrael.htm