But theres more in these verses. As a matter of fact, these are a few of the very most substantial Scriptures we have.
12That in those days ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no...
These Scriptures describe the health of us Gentiles before we obtained Jesus as our Savior. They also describe what supernaturally happened to us immediately upon receiving Him as our Savior.
But theres more in these passages. As a matter of fact, these are a few of the very important Scriptures we've.
12That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God within the world:
13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. (KJV)
First, we start to see the five things that describe our hopeless condition prior to our salvation through the body of Christ:
We were without Christ.
We'd been alienated from the commonwealth of Israel.
We were guests in the Abrahamic covenant promises.
Due to the above three, we had no hope.
We were without God on earth.
Before we can show what happened to us Geniles upon getting Christ, we should determine the 'two groups' in line thirteen above. Only then can we realize what happened to us and use Gentiles to-day what it indicates to us.
These 'two groups' are called the 'remote group' and the 'nigh group' respectively. You see, in the Old Testament, the Gentiles were identified by the term far-off as the saved Jews were identified by the term nigh or near.
We Gentiles were the 'remote group' and the saved Jews were the 'nigh or near group.'
Listed below are three Scriptures in the Old Testament which identify these two groups for you.
14He also exalteth the horn of his people, the encouragement of most his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD. (KJV)
This verse identifies the youngsters of Israel while the 'near group.'
3And he shall judge among a lot of people, and rebuke sturdy nations afar off; and they'll beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not raise u