Ariel answers the question that's been discussed since the time of the first believers - "Who is Israel?"
Ariel writes, "In Parts 1 and 2 we defined this root that Paul is discussing in Romans 11. You probably noticed that this definition is a combination of 3 of the 4 traditional definitions given in church history..."
Ariel writes, "On the surface, the second metaphor of roots and branches looks similar to the first, but its emphasis is actually quite different..."
Ariel writes, "In this article (and the following 2 parts), we want to take a close look at the “Roots” teaching, which is most often based on the Scripture which speaks most clearly of a Jewish root– the olive tree of Romans 11:16-24."
Ariel shares on the ongoing revival in China and the movement to return with the gospel through the Middle East to Jerusalem.
In this message (with translation to Mandarin Chinese) Ariel Blumenthal teaches about how huge advances in world missions over the last century are linked to the physical and spiritual restoration of Israel—together leading up to the “fullness of the nations, the salvation of Israel, and the 2nd Coming of Yeshua.” …
Ariel writes, "The Bible has a lot to say about the Resurrection from the dead—both Yeshua’s and ours at the end of the age. What could possibly be compared to this incredible hope, this awesome power that is at the core of our faith? What would it mean to say that something is actually like the resurrection from the dead?"
Ariel writes, "First, if we are looking for a fullness of connection, a full “grafting in,” then this should naturally be made with an “Israel” which satisfies all three Biblical parameters."
Ariel writes, "Today, there is much popular teaching about the “Jewish roots” of the faith... But connecting with the laws and culture of a people is different from actually connecting with them in a relational way."
Ariel writes, "As Christians, how are we to relate to Israel? How to connect with her? In Romans 11:17-24, Paul likens this vital, organic connection to being grafted into the Olive Tree of God’s covenant family. "
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