A Gentile is considered a non-Jewish person. Jesus commissioned His deciples to, “Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV).
What is the message that we are to be hearing, then? Paul explained about the content of the message. It needed to be based on faith, but “…faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ” (Romans 10:17, KJV). Jesus said that EVERYONE should hear this joyful message. This message is so much different than the one in the Old Testament. God meant to save both Jew and Gentile.
But there seems to be an ulterior motive behind letting Gentiles in on the blessings of God. In Romans 11: 11(NIV) Paul states, ” …rather through their (Jews) fall salvation is come to the Gentiles, for to PROVOKE them to jealousy.” Looking at the world around us, there are nothing to be jealous about. God intended that the Jewish nation should hear the same message of God’s plans for salvation for all. It is important to note that you need to hear and listen to this Word. Jeremiah followed the word of God, in a world where few listened, but God delivered him out of the hand of the enemy. In fact, God blessed him through the words of the gentile:
When the commander of the guard found Jeremiah, he said to him, “The Lord your God decreed this disaster for this place. And now the Lord has brought it about; he has done just as he said he would. All this happened because you people sinned against the Lord and did not obey him. Jeremiah 40:2-3 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/jer.40.2-3.NIV
But God cannot bless us, for the real message has gone quiet. God meant to bless us on hearing the truth of the Word. He wanted Israel to look at the world saying ‘we want what they have.’ In Romans 11:12(NIV), Paul prophecied, “now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the deminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?” We live in the time where Israel is living in fullness and blessing while the Gentile world are crumbling away.
How long still must the Lord wait for for you to repent and turn back to Him? He has blessings in store for those who pick up his cross and follow Him.
My prayer for you today is that you will hear this word and repent. May God bless you and keep you, always. #GodCanDoThis