By: J.C. O’Hair –
Read Luke 21:24 – 33 – Daniel 2:44 & 45 – Romans 11:25-26 – Ephesians 3:1-6
In Luke 21:24 we read that certain things will happen to the Jews and the land of the Jews “until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
In Romans 11:25 we read that certain things have happened to the Jews “until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.”
In Romans 11:11 we read that certain things happened to the Jews, that salvation might be sent to the Gentiles.
In Romans 11:30 the Gentiles received mercy from God, because of the unbelief of the Jews.
In Ephesians 3:1-4 we read that Christ committed unto Paul a dispensation revealing God’s secret to Paul, “the dispensation of the grace of God for Gentiles.” The blessed hope of those in this dispensation is Titus 2:13.
In Ephesians 3:8 we learn that God’s grace was bestowed upon Paul that Paul might preach to Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
In Colossians 1: 27 we read of the mystery among the Gentiles, “Christ in you the hope of glory.” In Colossians 3:3 and 4 we learn than when Christ appears the Church will appear with Him in glory.
Then we read in Romans 11:21 and 2 Thessalonians 2:5 to 12, that if God Spared not the Jews, God will not spare the Gentiles; but as’ a result of believing not the truth, great wrath will fall on the Gentiles at the end of this age and economy of grace.
Thus we learn that the fulness of the Gentiles will come in ” by the coming of the Lord Jesus for His Church. This will be when God has finished the perfect man of Ephesians 4: 13.
Politically, “the times of the Gentiles will be fulfilled” by the coming of Christ, as the Son of man, in the clouds with power and great glory to redeem Israel. (Luke 21:27-33). Israel shall be saved by the coming of Israel s Deliverer out of Sion. (Romans 11: 26).
We are surely living in “the times of the Gentiles , politically end spiritually. In fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28:13-44 and 64 to 68. Israel today is the tail end not the head.
This will change when Daniel 2:44 and 45 is fulfilled. Christ will come, as the Son of man, for Israel’s deliverance out of the great tribulation. (Jeremiah 30:7 -Matthew 24:29 to 41).
Then Christ will become a mountain and fill the whole earth.
Peace on earth will not be realized until Luke 21:25 to 33 has been fulfilled. In these verses we learn that in the midst of plenty of trouble on this earth the Son of man will come in the clouds with power and great glory and then Israel’s redemption and the kingdom of God will be at hand.
In the second chapter of Daniel we learn of the beginning of the times of the Gentiles, politically, about 600 BC, also the course and the culmination of the times of the Gentiles”, politically. In that chapter we learn that Christ is the stone which will crush a Christ-less civilization and become a mountain and fill the whole earth. In Matthew 21: 44 Christ called Himself a Stone, and said, “Whosoever shall fall on this Stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever the Stone shall fall it will grind him to powder.” Israel fell on the Stone some years after the Stone was smitten on the cross. Israel stumbled and fell and was broken. (Romans 9:32, 11:11, 11:19). When Israel stumbled and fell, “the times of the Gentiles, “spiritually, began. The consummation of “the times of the Gentiles,” spiritually, is Titus 2:13 and Ephesians 4:13. “The times of the Gentiles,” politically, will end with the Stone grinding a Christ-less civilization to powder, after the Church has been raptured.