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Rom.11:17, “And if some of the branches (meaning the mass of unbelieving Jews) be broken off, and you (Gentiles,) being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them (Abraham’s blessings,) and with them (those who came from Abraham) partaken of the root and fatness of the olive tree (God’s promised blessings) boast not against the branches (Jews.) But if thou (Gentiles) boast, you bear not the root, but the root thee.”
In the above verse we have a beautiful illustration taken from the in-grafting of trees; a procedure Paul was well acquainted with. Usually a farmer would take the superior cuttings and graft them into the inferior, but the opposite method is being used by God to build His church.
The point concerns the union (grafting in) of the Gentiles with the Jews under the Gospel dispensation. This act of grafting would be the initiation of both Jew and Gentile into the Christian faith.
The Jews are reminded that olive branches may with greater ease be grafted into their own original stock, which is more natural and congenial to them. The Gentiles are told; that, if the natural branches (the Jews) were not spared because of their unfruitfulness, much less would they the Gentiles be spared who were aliens to the Jewish stock, if they should also prove to be unfruitful.
Yet our God is merciful for He said, Ver.23-24, “If they (the Jews) abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them (the Jews) in again. For if you (Gentiles) were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree (God’s blessings to Israel) how much more shall these (the Jews,) which be natural branches, be grafted (back) into their own olive tree?”
And now God speaks clearly to us all. “For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery (God’s secret now revealed.) Unless you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness (hardened hearts toward God) in part is happened to (has come upon) Israel, until = (a word of time) the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.”
Blindness in part for the house of Israel until the Gentiles have had their time of a visible Church in the world (some 2000 years now,) Ver.26, Than = (a word of time) “All Israel shall be saved,” meaning all the tribes these being the whole house of Israel, these will be grafted back into the natural olive tree!
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