All Israel

Israel is the people who struggle against their own fallen nature to obey God, who “did not know the time of your visitation” Lk 19:44, but will be grafted back into the Mashiakh‘s family.

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you. You will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off. And even the others, if they do not persist in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree. Rom 11:1724.

“Salvation is from the Jews” Jn 4:22Rabbi Yeshua’s Catholic Church has been grafted onto Israel, the root. “It is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you” Rom 11:18.

All Israel, in Hebrew kol israel, includes a national Jewish acceptance based on the national revelation of Rabbi Yeshua to the Jewish nation. It includes the consensus of the entire Jewish nation’s rabbinic authorities, and all twelve tribes of the eternal election, those now called Jews, plus the ten tribes God raised up with a mighty hand into the Catholic Church as Ezekiel prophesied in his vision of the dry bones Ezek 37:41112Mt 27:52, and all baptized into Rabbi Yeshua’s Final Sacrifice Rom 6:34 to become the New Israel.

We have seen the prophecy. God told Ezekiel,

“Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.’ Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you home into the land of Israel” Ezek 37:11-12.

We have also seen the fulfillment.

“And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split; the tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many” Mt 27:5153.

The Catholic Church is the synagogue fulfilled Mt 5:17 by God’s Mashiakh.

Catholic use of the phrase New Israel § 877 confirms it. But the most central passage is

§ 674 The glorious Messiah’s coming is suspended at every moment of history until his recognition by all Israel, for “a hardening has come upon part of Israel” in their unbelief toward Jesus. St. Peter says to the Jews of Jerusalem after Pentecost: “Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old.” St. Paul echoes him: “For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?” The full inclusion of the Jews in the Messiah’s salvation, in the wake of the full number of the Gentiles, will enable the People of God to achieve the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, in which God may be all in all.

“Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, ‘The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob” Rom 11:2526.

Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, in Jesus of Nazareth: Part Two: Holy Week, pp. 42-43, writes: “From the content, it is clear that all three Synoptic Gospels recognize a time of the Gentiles: the end of time can come only when the Gospel has been brought to all peoples. The time of the Gentiles—the time of the Church made up of all the peoples of the world—is not an invention of Saint Luke: it is the common patrimony of all the Gospels.”

“O that deliverance for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, Israel shall be glad” Ps 14:7. “O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice and Israel be glad” Ps 53:6.

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