Israel, The “Olive Tree”
4-28-17, In the Bible's New Testament, Romans 9, 10 and 11* we learn great detail about God’s covenants with the Israelites – beginning with Abraham, continuing through Moses, the prophets and the Gentiles.
In Romans 9-11 the passage is symbolic representing something else in the context of God’s covenants with the Israelites representing various parts of the olive tree as follows:
– The “natural branches” represent individual genetic Jews
– The “wild olive shoots” represent Gentiles [non Jews]
– The “root” of the tree represents God’s covenant promises to the patriarchs – Abraham, Issac and Jacob
Romans 11:19-22 "You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” Were they broken off because of unbelief? [Also see Matthew 3:7-9 **]
Gentiles have become full heirs of God’s promises to the patriarchs . This harmonizes with the “one new humanity” metaphor that Paul uses in Ephesians Chapter 2.
However, Gentile Christians should not consider themselves to be “superior” to Jews – because after all, Jews are the “natural” heirs of God's promises.
* Romans 9 here
** Romans 11 here www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=romans+11&version=KJV
& Matthew 3 here
Excerpted from: http://lhim.org/blog/2013/01/27/the-olive-tree-symbolism-in-romans-11/
Salvation? Luke 13:3; Titus 2:13, Revelation 19:11
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