|Title||The Reconciliation of All|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||Submitted|
|Access Date||Jan 30, 2012|
|Keywords||all saved, reconciliation of all, Universal Salvation|
I believe the foundation of the gospel of God, is revealed within the Old. Testament! Therefore, when Shi-loh-Jesus) the Messiah- came-As prophesied in Gen. 49: 10) “And unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” For He alone, was the great expectation of all Hebrew prophecy.
But his own people-The Jews) received him not. Even though, the foundation of His message was based upon the writings of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms, they failed to see Him in the Scriptures as their Messiah! So then, at that point in time, the Message that Jesus preached, to the Jews would have been, some what foreign to any gentiles who may have heard him!
Even so, Jesus Himself was very definite about the fact that he was sent to Israel only. He even commissioned His disciples, to go only to his own people, the Jews. In the gospel of Matt.10:5-6, we read “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Jesus confirms again, His Ministry to Israel in Matt.15:22-24)
It is also important; to understand the time of the apostle Paul’s calling, into the ministry of the gospel of God. In Acts chapter 9, verses 1-6, we read of his wonderful change of heart-his conversion to Christ. Then, in verses 10-15, we read of a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias, note verse 15, “But the Lord said unto him-Ananias)Go thy way: for he-Paul) is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:”