Biblical Zionism and the Restoration of Israel By Dr. Gavin Finley endtimepilgrim.org
“Hear O Israel, The Lord our God Is One Lord.” (Deut. 6:4) The Shema " ShemaYisraelAdonai EloheinuAdonaiEchad."
There is one God and one Elect set forth in Holy Scripture. They are one “called out” chosen covenant people So the present schism between “the Church” and Israel reflects a dysfunctional temporary state. The division is destined to be healed at the restoration of Israel at the climax of the age.
There is just One Elect spoken of in the Pages of Holy Scripture Moses and the Apostle Peter both speak of a Kingdom of Priests/a Royal Priesthood, and a Holy Nation this describing one single Elect/one Chosen People. (Ex.19:6, 1Pet. 2:9)
There is One God and one Elect. But we see two anointings and two witnesses standing before the God of the earth.
A royal priesthood and a holy nation Moses and the apostle Peter did not speak of “a royal kingdomand a holy priesthood”. They said a “royalpriesthood and a holynation.” The kingdom attribute of royalty is to be applied to the priesthood. And the priestly attribute of holiness is to be applied to the nation or kingdom.
Two Seraphim above the mercy seat The two seraphim above the Ark of the Covenant are two witnesses to the blood of atonement. The blood is applied to the mercy seat for Israel’s redemption and salvation.
A Seemingly Irreconcilable Theological Dualism Law and Grace Justice and Mercy Righteous and Holy Rule Ministry
YHVH-God’s righteous rule and Torah and His mercy and grace must be held together harmoniously with complete and total unity and integrity . • If that were not so then YHVH-God would be double minded, inconsistent, capricious, and schizophrenic. But He is not.
LAW AND GRACE ARE IN HARMONY WITH THE GOD OF ISRAEL • Throughout the Holy Scriptures we see the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in His Kingdom role in the Order of Melchizedec. Out of Zion in Jerusalem, the city of His peace, He brings His LAW and He rules in perfect righteousness .
LAW AND GRACE ARE IN COMPLETE HARMONY WITH THE GOD OF ISRAEL • We also see YHVH-God in His High Priestly role in the Melchizedec priesthood. He extends His amazing GRACE to the humble. And He shows forth His great salvation to the ends of the earth in wonderful acts of mercy and lovingkindness .
The New Covenant is a personal work of God’s divine saving, guiding and empowering grace facilitated by the exercise of faith within the penitent surrendered individual human heart. The New Covenant is announced in Jeremiah 32:31 where YHVH-God speaks of His law being written in the hearts of those who have come to know and to love Him.
The Twofold Blessing Promised to Abraham Genesis 15 A promised holy place in a holy land between the River of Egypt and the Euphrates River. An innumerable multitude, a huge congregation of descendants.
The region of Israel’s influence in the time of King David and King Solomon
Abraham was promised an innumerable company of people numbering as the stars of heaven.
Zechariah's Messianic Vision (Zechariah 2:14 ff.) The seven-branched golden Menorah is surrounded by two branches of two olive trees, representing the High Priest Yehoshua and the political leader Zerubbavel. These two leaders were involved in the restoration of the Temple in 516 BCE after the return from the Babylonian exile. The olive trees provide the Menorah with a continuous supply of fuel. This a messianic vision indicating the basis of Israel’s eventual peace in Messiah. "Not by Might, and Not by Power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord." (The Cervera Bible, Spain circa 1300)
Rabbinic Speculation regarding the possibility of there being two Messiahs A Messiah of the Priesthood, - Meshiachben Joseph A Messiah of the Kingdom - Meshiachben David
The Two Burdens of Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined 1. for your (holy) people and 2. For your holy city . . . . . “
God’s two authorities, one in Judah and one in Joseph/Ephraim are destined to become one. Ezekiel 37 The word of the Lord came to me: 16 "Son of man, take a stick of wood and write on it, 'Belonging to Judah and the Israelites associated with him.' Then take another stick of wood, and write on it, 'Ephraim's stick, belonging to Joseph and all the house of Israel associated with him.' 17 Join them together into one stick so that they will become one in your hand.