Romans 11 tells us that as Christians we are grafted into the root of God’s Covenants: “If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.”

Because God keeps His promises He offers a compelling metaphor of how we as Christians should relate to those who bear the history of the Covenants, the Jewish People. Romans 15:27 states, “They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.”

As Christians we have been given the opportunity to share in the spiritual blessings God has given to the Jews but this is not a one way street, we clearly have a debt, an obligation to render assistance to the people of Israel, as many brave Christians have done in the past and continue to do today.

The central message to the Church today to all mankind, is the God of Israel is a Promise Keeping God. Israel scattered to the four corners of the Earth for two thousand years are returning to their ancient Biblical Homeland exactly as their prophets foretold.

All mankind can see that God has kept his promises to Israel. His Promises are everlasting!

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