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Israel Through The Eyes Of Scripture

Tony Garland
Tony Garland

Gain a Biblical perspective on the nation of Israel as we explore what Scripture has to say regarding the origin, purpose, and destiny of God's chosen people. We will follow the historical development of Israel through the pages of the Bible, from the calling of Abraham, through the rejection of Messiah Jesus, to our own time and beyond. Special attention will be given to understanding Israel's part in God's overall plan of history. And I will place salvation in Zion, for Israel My glory. (Isa. 46:13, NKJV). Taught in January-March, 2003. [18 hours 28 minutes]

(Also available on DVD1-20120121, CD1-20061211-200000.).

SessionDescription
01 The Mystery Of The Jews The Mystery of the Jews
We study the mystery surrounding the Jewish people and their history and set the stage for the lessons which follow. [1 hour 14 minutes]
02 The Calling Of Abraham The Calling of Abraham
We study Abraham's role as the father of the Jews, discussing the promises originating with Abraham and their unconditional nature. We will also examine the foundational nature of the Abrahamic covenant in relation to other covenants which follow. The line of promise, originating with Abraham, is followed through Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David, and finally to Jesus--the promised seed. [1 hour 12 minutes]
03 Out Of Egypt Out of Egypt
We study how the nation of Israel was born out of Egypt and adopted as God's own "son." We also look at God's purposes in adopting Israel and giving the nation the Laws of Moses (the Mosaic covenant). The conditional nature of the covenant is established and the blessings and curses associated with obedience and disobedience are discussed. [1 hour 12 minutes]
04 The Promised Land The Promised Land
We study God's promises--originating with Abraham--concerning the land given to Israel. Attention is given to the unconditional nature of ownership with eventual occupation conditioned on obedience to God. We examine various passages purported to show past fulfillment of the promises and see why they fail to qualify and that the land given to Israel will be fulfilled yet future to our own time. We also discuss several ways in which Christians misunderstand the nature of the promises and their literal fulfillment in the millennial kingdom. [1 hour 12 minutes]
05 The Promised Kingdom The Promised Kingdom
We study God's promises--originating with Abraham--concerning a kingly ruler through whom all nations of the earth shall be blessed. This promise is promulgated through Isaac, Jacob, Judah and greatly magnified to King David. The promise of a King is fulfilled in Jesus Christ, the Son of David. We examine passages showing that aspects of the promise of kingly rule are yet future, and include a geopolitical kingdom on David's earthly throne centered in Jerusalem during the millennial kingdom. [1 hour, 13 minutes]
06 The Promised Regeneration Of Israel The Promised Regeneration of Israel
We study God's promises relating to the restoration and spiritual regeneration of the nation Israel - God has not cast away His chosen nation (Rom. 11:1-2). The New Covenant is originally made with Israel (Jer. 31:31) and shall be the means by which Israel is eventually restored through the sovereign power of the Holy Spirit. God's promises to us today are only as good as His promises to Israel from the past. [1 hour, 13 minutes]
07 The Seventy Sevens Of Daniel The Seventy Sevens of Daniel
The prophecy delivered to Daniel by Gabriel in response to Daniel's intercession for Israel at the close of the Babylonian captivity stands as a unique witness to the identity of Jesus as the promised Messiah of Israel. The prophecy sets forth seventy sevens (of years) yet future to Daniel's day related to the Jews and Jerusalem. We examine the meaning and timing of this prophecy, its relationship to Christ's first coming, and its continued significance to Israel in the final 'seven' which culminate in His second coming. [2 hours 5 minutes]
08 The Presentation And Rejection Of Messiah Jesus The Presentation and Rejection of Messiah Jesus
Old Testament prophecy paints a riddle concerning the Messiah. Is he to be a suffering servant (Isaiah 53)? Or is he a victorious king (Ps. 2; Ps. 110; Isaiah 9:6-7; Daniel 7:14)? We examine this riddle with an eye toward understanding the expectations of Jews at the time of presentation of Messiah Jesus. The presentation of the promised kingdom to Israel results in the rejection of the King, His crucifixion according to the purpose and foreknowledge of God (Acts 2:23), the postponement of the promised physical kingdom on earth, and initiates a new ministry of the Holy Spirit. The physical kingdom now awaits His second advent. [1 hour 58 minutes]
09 Salvation Comes To The Gentiles Salvation Comes to the Gentiles
Although fully responsible for the rejection of her King, Israel's rejection of Messiah Jesus paved the way for the spread of the gospel to the Gentiles. As a result, the earthly geopolitical kingdom promised in the Old Testament is delayed and the focus shifts from the theocracy of Israel to the nations of the world. Events on the day of Pentecost attend a new ministry of the Holy Spirit which is unique to this, the church age. We explore the events associated with this historic transition and its significance in relation to God's dealings with Israel. [1 hour 7 minutes]
10 The Church In Relation To Israel The Church in Relation to Israel
Chapters 9 through 11 of Romans stand as a witness against the unbiblical idea which has been promoted by many Christian movements down through history that in rejecting her Messiah Israel has been permanently rejected by God. We examine Paul's teaching concerning the relationship between the church and the nation of Israel. Paul makes it clear that God's sovereign plan included the rejection of Messiah by Israel, the bringing of the gospel to the Gentiles, and a yet-future restoration of the Jewish nation. Our attitude toward unbelieving Israel is to be that of love (Rom. 11:28). [1 hour 12 minutes]
11 Gog Of The Land Of Magog Gog of the Land of Magog
We study the future invasion of Israel from the north as prophesied in chapters 38 and 39 of Ezekiel. Emphasis is placed on understanding God's purposes for the invasion which are at least four-fold: (1) to reveal Himself to Israel; (2) to reveal Himself to the surrounding nations; (3) to hallow Himself and His Holy name; and (4) to move Israel toward her prophesied spiritual restoration. Gog serves as an illustration and warning to those nations who would be foolish enough to interfere with God's restoration of His people in His land (Eze. 38:16). [1 hour 12 minutes]
12 Jacob's Trouble Jacob's Trouble
Jesus predicted a time of great distress preceding His coming and the end of the age (Mat. 24:3, 9, 21). We explore the Jewish aspects of this time period as the fulfillment of Daniel's seventieth week, a time referred to by Jeremiah as the time of Jacob's trouble (Jer. 30:7) in which the Jews come to recognize Jesus as their Messiah in preparation for the millennial kingdom to follow. [1 hour 12 minutes]
13 The Millennial Kingdom The Millennial Kingdom
The many promises made by God to Israel find their fulfillment in a one thousand year period following the return of Jesus Christ to earth. During this Millennial or Messianic Kingdom, Israel will know her Messiah, will permanently occupy her promised land in peace, and all the world will be ruled by Messiah Jesus upon the promised Davidic throne centered in Jerusalem. This will be a time of great blessing for all peoples (Rom. 11:12, 15). [1 hour 12 minutes]
14 Review And Discussion Review and Discussion Concerning Israel Course
We review the previously presented topics and have a time of questions and discussion. [14 slides, 1 hour 12 minutes]

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