Sulam Ya'aqov Messianic Fellowship (The Fellowship Of Jacob's Ladder) LARGE TITLE
Monday, 17 December 2018

THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES.

The Scriptures teach about Jerusalem being trampled down (or ruled by) the Gentiles until the fullness or times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Luke 21:20-31. This then is the subject of our study.

Before we do this though we need to see the whole picture and see what other ‘Fullness’ is spoken of

The Fullness of the Godhead.

1 The Fullness of God, Ephesians 3:16-19,
2 The Fullness of Christ (or the Messiah/Moshiach). Ephesians 4:7-13.
3 The Fullness of the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18-21.

The partakers of that fullness will be the Church, which is His Body, the Fullness of Him that filleth all in all. Ephesians 1:23.

For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and ye are filled full in Him.
Colossians 2:9-10. John 1:16.

The Fullness for the Believer.

1 Fullness for his Heart, when Christ’s worth is appreciated. Ephesians 3:19.
2 Fullness for his Mind, when the Messiah’s will is apprehended. Colossians 1:9.
3 Fullness for his Life, when the Moshiach’s ways are assimilated. Philippians 1:11.

Five Points of Time:

1 The fullness of the time – the Birth of our Messiah. Galatians 4:4.
2 The consummation of the ages – the Cross of Christ. Hebrews 9:26.
3 The end of the age – the close of Christianity. Matthew 13:39.
4 The fullness of the times – the Millennium. Ephesians 1:10.
5 The end of time – the Beginning of the Day of God. 1 Corinthians 15:24.

From the above five points we can see that there are two points in time when the fullness or the times of the Gentiles will be complete. God’s plan for Israel is interwoven with these points, as we shall now see.

The Fullness or Times of the Gentile Nations:

1 Times of the Gentiles – Political Dominion beginning with the Babylonian Empire. Luke 21:24.
2 Riches of the Gentiles – Spiritual through the Gospel being given by saved Jews. Romans 11:12.
3 Fullness of the Gentiles – Universal through the ‘Return of Messiah’ as Deliverer to set up His Millennium Kingdom and all Israel will be saved. Romans 11:25-26.

Times of the Gentiles – Political Dominion beginning with the Babylonian Empire. Luke 21:24.
Riches of the Gentiles – Spiritual through the Gospel being given by saved Jews. Romans 11:12.
Fullness of the Gentiles – Universal through the ‘Return of Messiah’ as Deliverer to set up His
Millennium Kingdom and all Israel will be saved. Romans 11:25-26.

In conclusion then, our Lord will return to save His people as it is written. Y’shua (Jesus) was a Jew and is still the King of the Jews.

The times or fullness of the Gentiles will be partly completed here and then fully at the end of the Millennial rule of Adonai Y’shua HaMashiach (the Lord Jesus Christ) as Lord of lords and King of kings on this earth.

Throughout human history the Lord has been taking a people for Himself out of Israel and the Gentile nations who will be with Him for all eternity. You are either a friend or a foe of His, either a Saint or a sinner. You have either received Him or rejected Him and your eternal destiny depends on this. He said it (John 14:6) and He has the right to make the rules and we have no right to break them (John 15:14).

Amen.

 

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