Tag: gathering

  • Biblical Principle #114: Israel an Assembly of Nations

    Biblical Principles List Principle God promised Israel would be an assembly of nations. Explanation After Jacob deceived his father, Isaac, to secretly obtain Esau’s blessing, Isaac and Rebekah sent Jacob to Rebekah’s family in Mesopotamia in order to escape Esau’s vengeance. 1 Now Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, saying, “You shall…

  • Rethinking the Ekklesia [The Differences Between the Visible and Invisible Church]

    In last month’s lesson, The Church of the Old Testament, I emphasized how Jesus’ church is the promised re-gathering of scattered Israel. Through the Prophets, GOD promised a new covenant with Israel that would be different than the first (see Jer. 31:31-34). This month’s lesson continues developing the theme of re-thinking Jesus’ church by examining…

  • Why Israel’s Babylonian Return is an Important Shadow

    When GOD cast the people of Judah from His presence, they spent 70 years exiled in Babylon. Afterward, a fraction of those who remained made the long journey to their homeland. GOD gathered a remnant of Israel back to the land He gave them. Continuing our theme of shadows and substances, this post examines how…