The Jew First, Then Gentile -tf

Numbers 23:5-8 "And the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth. . . ."

24:1-6 "How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!"

Deuteronomy 32:9-10 "For the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob . . . he kept him as the apple of his eye."

Zechariah 2:7-8 ". . . Zion . . . he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye."

Genesis 29:20-28 (Leah, the elder, is not preferred, but she is received first and afterward, Rachel, who is beloved.)

Jeremiah 3:14 "Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion. . . ."

Ezekiel 6:9 "And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols. . . ." (This is not really love or marriage on Israelís part: this is shacking up when its convenient.)

John 6:29 "Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."

(QUESTION: To whom was the Lord sent?)

Matthew 10:5-6 "Go not into the way of the Gentiles . . . but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

15:21-28 ". . . he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

"It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs."

(QUESTION: Whom is the Lord courting here?)

Matthew 28:18-19 "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying . . . Go ye therefore, and teach all nations. . . ."

Acts 13:44-47 "It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles."

Romans 10:9-13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

19-21 "I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me."

ch. 11 "Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. . . ."

(This "election" is primarily Gentile by birth, being grafted into Israel by second birth.)

Isaiah 43:1-3 "O Jacob . . . O Israel . . . thou art mine. . . . I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour. . . ."

14-15 "Thus saith the Lord, your redeemer . . . I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

John 19:15 "Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

Luke 24:44-47 ". . . that . . . remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."

Isaiah 42:1-9 ". . . he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. . . . for a light of the Gentiles. . . ." (Prophecy)

49:1-6 ". . . I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth."

Luke 2:25-32 "A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel."

Acts 13:47 "For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth."

26:21-23 ". . . that he should . . . shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

Scattering

Deuteronomy 28:64-66 "And the Lord shall scatter thee . . . from the one end of the earth even unto the other. . . ."

Jeremiah 24:9 "And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach. . . ."

Ezekiel 6 ". . . ye shall be scattered through the countries. because I am broken with their whorish heart. . . ."

Psalm 60:1 "O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us. . . ."

Hosea 9:17 "My God will cast them away . . . ,and they shall be wanderers among the nations."

Remember Romans 11:1 "I say then, Hath God cast away his people?" (Whatís the answer?)

Psalm 44:11 "Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen."

Jeremiah 30:11 "For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished."

Luke 21:24 ". . . and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."

Gathering Again

Hosea 3:4-5 "Afterward shall the children of Israel return . . . in the latter days."

Jeremiah 31:10 "He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock."

Ezekiel 28:24-26 "and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD. . . . when I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered. . . ."

37:21 "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land. . . ."

Isaiah 11:11-12 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord . . . shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth."

45:4,17,22,25

Malachi 3:6 "For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."

(The Lord made a promise to their fathers.)

Isaiah 54 "For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee."