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11:1 I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also
am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot
you not what the scripture saith of Elias.(the
Greek form of Elijah)? how
he makes intercession to God against Israel, saying,
11:3 Lord, they have killed your prophets and digged down your altars
and I am left alone and they seek my life.
11:4,5 But what says the answer of God unto him? I have reserved
to myself seven thousand people, who have not bowed the knee to the
so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the
election of grace.
11:6 And if by grace,
then is it no more of works.(that
is, your salvation didn't come from some practices you may have done to
ascend to Christ, that is, to work at 'becoming as Christ', but as verses
4,5 explain, God reserves who at any time are to be in Christ:.John
17:12. And it's not your workmanship that 'gets you there',
1:27 "...Christ in you, the hope of glory."),
otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it.(grace).be
of works, then is it no more grace.(that
is, grace is nullified
by works is really then not grace), otherwise work is no
Commentary: that is, were it be of works, grace would lose its
proper nature and cease to be what it is, the free undeserved gift of God.
Commentary: That there are but two possible sources of salvation,
men's works and God's grace and that these are so essentially distinct
and opposite, that spiritual salvation cannot be of any combination or
mixture of both, but must be wholly either of the one or of the other.
And if it's of the other, that is, our works, then to us they are of value
for the sake of the self, but not regarding spiritual salvation:.Isaiah
64:6; Acts 4:12.
11:7 What then? Israel
has not obtained that which he seeks for, but the
election has obtained it and the rest were blinded.
all kinds of works, apart from simply believing in Christ, to ascend higher
in consciousness. Whatever one does and believes does life him or her higher
in consciousness, does work for them. But they forget Ephesians 2:10 and
so they labor away trying to do what was already done for them. It's in
appreciation for what Christ had done that we meditate and pray, contemplate
and increase our knowledge. This doesn't raise us higher in ascention to
Christ, nor do such others things done to raise us higher. If Christ is
in you, there's no higher one can go.
on the Earth may still be in that state.
11:8-10 According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of
slumber, eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear
unto this day. And David said, Let their table be made a snare and a trap
and a stumblingblock and a recompence unto them. Let their eyes be darkened,
that they may not see and bow down their back alway.
11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid.
But rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles.(a
in the Old
Testament was one not of the people of God back then, the people then
who wanted nothing to do with God:.Jeremiah
44:16,17; today it similarly
means those who aren't interested in God for whatever reason),
for to provoke them to jealousy..(?)
11:12,13 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world and the
diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fulness?
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles,
I magnify mine office.
11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation.(Paul
wanted others to follow his example in his hotness
for the truth:.2Corinthians
11:23-30).them which are
was born Jewish, but also took God's message to those who weren't Jewish:.Acts
9:15).and might save some
doubt Paul had in mind the principle he learned from his studies of the
Old Testament: Leviticus 19:34.
11:15 For if the casting away of them.(Israel).be
the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but
from the dead?
word 'save' here is 'sozo' which has as one of its
meanings, 'to make whole', that is, one is not whole until he or she
has the knowledge of why they are and toward this, they
physical Israel was hopeless spiritually, so much so.almost.all
(Romans 9:27; Isaiah
10:20-22) about them was wiped out:.2Chronicles
36:10; the spiritual
Israel is hopeful for everyone;.JFB
were cast away, though neither totally nor finally and it is of this partial
and temporary rejection that the apostle Paul here speaks"
11:16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy. And if
the root be holy, so are the branches.
11:17-19 And if some of the branches be broken off and you, being a
wild olive tree, were graffed in among them and with them partake of the
root and fatness of the olive tree, boast not against the branches. But
if you boast, you bear not the root, but the root you. You will say then,
The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
11:20 Well, because of unbelief they were broken off and you stand
by faith. Be not highminded, but fear.
11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he
also spare not you.
Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and
severity of God. On them which fell, severity, but toward you, goodness,
if you continue in his goodness. Otherwise you also shall be cut off.
11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity.(original
'sharpness', 'abruptness', 'curtness'; in other words God doesn't play
head games; the universe is set up so men and women indeed reap
what they have sown, how else will they truly learn?.Daniel
9:14; Job 12:10,14,15,23.
So, always do your best, why?).of
God. On them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue
in his goodness. Otherwise you also shall be cut off.
11:23,24 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall
be graffed in, for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert
cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and wert graffed contrary
to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall these, which be the
natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
It's an automatic
thing. If you're out of the attitude of love and into selfishness, hate,
me first, screw you, cruelty, etc., then you've allowed your
ego to cut you off from all the good
stuff for you in the universe. What good stuff?.1Corinthians
11:25 For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this
mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in
part is happened to Israel,
fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved.
As it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer and shall
turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
11:26 And so all Israel.(the
Israel of the New Testament, meaning all those of God are 'Israelites',
spiritually speaking and this includes Judah, which shall
be one with spiritual Israelites).shall
be saved. As it is written.(Isaiah
59:20), There shall come out of Sion
4:22 ...salvation is of the tribe of Judah, through
whom the One we know as Emmanuel today, came).and
shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
11:27 For this is my covenant unto them.(that
they will all be saved:.John
17:12), when I shall take away their sins.
39:17,18 "But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord; and
thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.
For I will surely deliver you and you shall not fall by the sword, but
your life shall be for a prey unto you because you have put your trust
in me, says the Lord."
whose name was changed to Israel, is used in the New Testament for those
who love God:.Genesis
11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes.(to
you still thinking as your forefathers did in Old Testament time, the Gentiles
are still enemies), but as touching the election,
they are beloved for the fathers' sakes..(?)
11:29 For the gifts
calling of God are
Creator does not retrieve
what He has brought forth as the spiritual you, ever! even if one may have
11:30,31 For as you in times past have not believed
God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief.(in
other words you were the same). Even so have these also now
was here talking about, at this time in the life of Paul),
that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
does this work?.1,
11:32 For God has concluded
them all in unbelief.(how?
5:15).that he might have
is here to learn about his nature as he experiences
life, so he'll at least see a need for things to be better and appreciate
it when they are.
11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of
God! how unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out!
3:10,18,19; 2Peter 3:18.
11:34 For who has known the
mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?
will be unless we look
beyond the information coming to us from our 5 senses.
11:35 Or who has first given to him and it shall be recompensed unto
11:36 For of him and through him and to him, are all things.(1Corinthians
3:21), to whom be glory
for ever. Amen.