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Holy Scripture Reading, Isaiah 44: 1-5, ESV.

January 3, 2017

“But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen! Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and stream on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessings on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. This one will say, ‘I am the Lord’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The Lord’s’ and name himself by the name of Israel.” (Isa. 44: 1-5, ESV)

* “Jeshurun” (Jesurun) This is a direct reference to the Pentateuch (Deut. 32: 15 ; 33: 5 ; 26), the only three places where this name appears!) It is also a term of endearment for Israel, perhaps also meaning “upright one”. Read Deut. 33: 5 and verse 26 especially! “Jeshurun” = Upright, i.e. the ideal Israel note verse 27 also!

PS.. This wee post and study, just might be one of my more important one’s of late!  “Israel” always leads the way to God!  (Romans 3: 1-2, etc. chap. 9: 2-5)

  1. Yes, always in some spiritual sense all of God’s elect and chosen are “the Israel” of God! (Gal. 6:16, and look back too at verse 15… “a new creation”, ‘In Christ’ and the Covenant/covenants of God! But verse 16 does NOT teach any “replacement” theology! We Gentiles always come under “Israel’s” Blessings & Covenant, (Roman 1: 16 / Eph. 2: 12).

    • And yes Jesus/Yeshua is forever the Jewish Messiah! John 14: 6-7 (John 8: 58)

      • And proper “dispensationalism” does NOT negate spirituality! As Jesus said, always in “Spirit and Truth” (John 4:22-24).

        *Btw, almost all anti-dispensational arguments are now old arguments! See for example some of the newer DTS (Dallas Sem) guys, they have hammered most of the old anti-dispensational arguments. And of course Dispensationalism is much more than the old classic view today with the PD, Progressive Dispensationalism, etc. But, Ryrie’s Revised and Expanded book: Dispensationalism, is still worth the read! Indeed the best of the PD will always include a proper “Dispensational” definition! (1 Cor. 10: 32) The Covenant/covenants belong first to “Israel”! (Rom. 1: 16 / Eph. 2: 12 & Ephesians 3)

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