For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Why did the Apostle Paul use the word MYSTERY? Evidently, becasuse some of the brethren were ignorant regarding the blindess in part to Israel.
And why were they ignorant regarding the blindess in part to Israel? Because of the Mystery.
So what is the Mystery? The Mystery is regarding the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Why is it a Mystery? This is the Million Dollar Question.
It is a Mystery, because you must understand who the Gentiles are. If you don’t know who the Gentiles are, you will never understand the mystery.
And the Apostle Paul is admonishing the brethren that they should not be ignorant of this Mystery.
Surprisingly, practically 99 percent of the Church, which is the Body of Christ is ignorant of this Mystery.
Here is a clue: Israel is the Church and Israel is the Body of Christ.
I blame all you Pastors and Teachers for this mass ignorance of the Body of Chirst.
First of all, you have not properly taught the people who Israel is according to the scriptures in the Old and New Testament.
I would imagine that about 90 percent of most of the Body of Christ does not know the difference between Jews and Israel according to the scripture in the Old and New Testament.
Furthermore, I imagine that over 90 percent of the Body of Christ think the people in the Land that is called the Nation of Israel are the Jews according to the scripture in the Old and New Testament.
And if all this is a fact, no wonder why the brethren are still ignorant.
This is why it is important to know who Israel is according to the scripture in the Old and New Testament.
Most belivers belive and assume they know who Israel is. The question is, do they know who Israel is according to scripture in the Old and New Testament?
And, until you know for certain, who Israel is in the Old and New Testament, you will remain ignorant.
Most belivers don’t even know why it is important to know this information. They may even say, Oh, it doesn’t matter as long as we belive in Jesus Christ.
My people are destroyed for lackofknowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
You must learn to search the scripture for yourself and stop relying on your Pastors and Teachers. Most of them are just as ignorant. If the blind lead the blind, they both shall fall in the ditch.
God chose Abram, whom he renamed Abraham and told him that He would make him, the Father of many nations.
Abraham begat Isaac, whom Sarah bore to him when she was about 90 years old.
Isaac begat Esau and Jacob, whom Rebeckah bore to him.
Esau was born first and Jacob was born right after him, holding on to Esau heel.
Esau came out red, He is also called Edom.
Esau dispised his birth right and sold his birth right to his brother Jacob for some food.
Isaac blessed Jacob with the blessing of Abraham over his brother Esau.
Jacob’s name was changed to Israel and had twelve sons, who are the twelve tribes of Israel.
Because of sin, Israel became two kingdoms, Ten of the Tribes became the Kingdom called Israel or Ephraim and Two of the Tribes became the Kingdom called Judah.
The Kingdom of Judah is referred to in the New Testament as the Jews.
The Kingdom of Israel or Ephraim turned their back to the LORD and was referred to as Gentiles by the Jews in the New Testament. Accordingly, in the New Testament, they were also referred to as Samaritans and Greeks and also Romans, Corinthians, Galatains, Ephsians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians.
This is the Mystery, the Apostle Paul was referring too, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
So most of the Body of Christ does not know this. We have been told and and still to this day, that everyone that is not of Israel is a Gentile. That is false.
Ninety-nine percent of the times, the word Gentiles in the New Testament refer to Israel.
The first time the word Gentile is used in the King James version
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jewfirst, and also to the Greek.
This scripture is referring to Israel. Rember, Israel is Twelve Tribes and Two of the Tribes became the Kingdom of Judah, who are called Jews. The rest of the Ten Tribes became the Kingdom of Israel, but because of sin, the Jews referred to them by the names of places where they were dispersed, such as Samaria. The lady that Jesus met at the well was referred to as a Samaritan but she was of the Ten Tribes of Israel.
The Mystery is that part of Israel is blind not all of Israel, until the fulness of Israel (Gentiles) be come in.