The Suffering Servant
We are about to look at various Messianic prophecies which have been correctly applied to Yeshua without recognizing their context as also referring to the nation and the people of Israel.
Let’s start by looking at how God called Israel His servant:
8“But you, Israel, are My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
The descendants of Abraham My friend.
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its farthest regions,
And said to you,
‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and have not cast you away:
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
Recognizing God’s unique relationship with Israel is the first step in understanding the importance to the health of the church, the salvation of Israel and the heart of God. Over the years, we have ignored or distorted this special relationship.
PRAY FOR YOUR CHURCH TO TEACH SCRIPTURE WITHIN ITS HISTORICAL CONTEXT, RECOGNIZING GOD’S UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL.