The riddle of Israel in prophetic timeline is resolved, line upon line and precept on precept

“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed” [Genesis 32:28]

1. Israel is a three-fold riddle.
One, Israel is the prophetic name of God’s chosen people in every age [Acts 10:35) Adam and Eve were the chosen generation in Eden as Noah and his family in the Ark. At the appointed time, God fulfilled His promise to Abraham, chose Jacob above his brother and changed his name saying: “…Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men…” [Genesis 32:28] The prophetic heritage of Israel is adoption by God, as it is written: “…an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth” [Deuteronomy 14:2] Two, Israel is the nation and embassy of God on earth. God chose His people in Jacob and the nation was formed when God brought His people out of Egypt. Three, Israel is the land God promised to Abraham, saying; ”And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession…” [Genesis 17:8] The three parts are crucial to the binding covenant of Israel and pointers to unravel equations of time and divine agenda.

2. Israel is more than a religion or race
Israel is a covenant arrangement that is binding as long as the three dimensions are aligned in divine purpose. Israel is much more than a family tree or genealogy of Jews, as the Bible says: “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God” [Romans 2:28] When the chosen people denied the covenant, God by uncommon mercy adopted Gentiles into the commonwealth of Israel through grace and faith in Jesus Christ. This is a mystery, as it is written: “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 Gentiles be come in” [Romans 11:25] Today, everywhere the gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, God accepts repentant souls into Israel, as the Bible says: “…God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him” [Acts 10:34-35] Beloved, we are the children of God and the Israel of God, born not of flesh and blood but of the Spirit of Christ.

3. Israel is prophecy in motion.
Israel was blinded and sidelined for a season, as it is written: “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” [Luke 21:24] A new Israel was born, necessitating a shift in the trajectory of prophecy from Jews to Gentiles. Gentile Israel fulfilled the prerequisites of the binding covenant. One, everyman that receives Christ is chosen by God and adopted into His family as the chosen generation. Two, the Church planted by Jesus Christ is the nation and embassy of God. Three, the earth is the land, purified by the blood and preaching of Christ. The “times of the Gentiles” refer to the allotted time of Gentile Israel. The season of Gentiles ran through “seven Church ages” from Ephesus to Laodicea [Read Revelation chapters 1-3] Time is fast running out for Gentile Israel and the excesses of the Laodicean Church. The Church is blind and deluded, saying: “…I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” [Revelation 3:17] Every prophecy pertaining to Gentiles shall be concluded shortly, as it is written: “For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth” [Romans 9:28]

4. Israel shall be redeemed.
Thus says the Lord: “Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness” [Isaiah 1:27] The judgment of Zion was long, but now her redemption is at hand. In 1948, the land was restored and the “fig tree” took root, but has no leaves or fruit [Matthew 24:32] The state of Israel is the “blade” that shall yet bring forth the “ear” and then the “corn in the ear” [Mark 4:28] Presently, the state of Israel fulfils only one part of three dimensions of the binding covenant. The citizens know not their God and the sanctuary of His presence is absent. Right now, Zion is work-in-progress and it shall remain so until Gentile Israel is translated to glory. Beloved, watch out, the “man of sin” shall soon be revealed; “…whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” [2 Thessalonians 2:9] He shall broker peace with the state of Israel and the temple shall be restored. But he shall work deceitfully, desiring to sit as god in the temple, as it is written: “And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully…” [Daniel 11:23] But there shall not be two “Israel” on earth; the Gentile flock shall be translated before the three parts of Zion are aligned. There shall be great tribulation as never before and in the midst thereof, God shall turn to Zion and give power to His; “…two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth” [Revelation 11:3] The remnants of Israel shall return to God and as many as shall believe the two prophets shall be redeemed.

5. Israel is ready to go.
You have two eyes; keep one on Zion and the other on the Laodicean Church and her excesses. Any moment from now, Gentile Israel shall be translated, as the Bible says: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” [1 Corinthians 15:52] This is the Laodicean Church age and we are in the final stretch of “time of the gentiles”. Jesus Christ is knocking at the door of your heart, perhaps for the last time, saying: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” [Revelation 3:20] Beloved, this is not time to revel in sin and crass materialism, as it is written: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” [Hebrews 12:1]

Pastor Tego Adesulure
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