PROPHECIES CONCERNING PRESENT DAY ISRAEL
ST. PAUL’S PROPHECY
CONCERNING ISRAEL IN THE FLESH
“I say then, has God rejected his people? May it not be so! I myself am an Israelite, a descendent of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you know what the Scripture says of Elias, how he pleads with God against Israel? Lord they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars and I alone am left, and they seek my soul. But what is God’s reply to him? I have kept for myself 7,000 men who have not bowed their knee to Baal. Even so, in the present time, there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace then it is no longer by works, otherwise it is not by grace.
What then? Israel failed to obtain what it sought. The chosen obtained it but the rest were hardened because of their sins, as it is written” God gave them a spirit of slumber, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear, down to this very day . . .