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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Day of Atonement, #9
And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 59:20)
First the Redeemer will come to the remnant. Then the purified remnant will be ready to turn away ungodliness from all of God's elect, all Israel both Jewish and Gentile.
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: (Romans 11:26)
Many nations of the earth will be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God and eternal life, as we note from both the Old Testament and the New. The sons of God will work with God in removing the presence of sin from all whom the Lord deems worthy of salvation. The purpose of the thousand-year Kingdom Age, as we understand it, is the removal of the presence of sin from all Israel, and from the nations of saved peoples of the earth as well.
Notice, in the following verse, how God will preserve a remnant of the elect, purifying the remnant by tribulation.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. (Zechariah 13:9)
As soon as God has established holiness in His remnant, the remnant will be used of the Lord to remove the presence of sin from "all Israel," from all who are of the good olive tree.
God has in mind to remove the presence of sin, not only from Israel but also from the nations that God chooses to save to eternal life.
In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance. (Isaiah 19:24,25)
The nations of saved peoples of the earth will be the inheritance of Christ and His elect, His Israel.
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this. (Amos 9:12)
The nations of the saved will not be permitted to wander about in sin and rebellion but will be required to go up to Jerusalem and worship Christ and to "keep the feast of tabernacles." The nations of the saved will keep the feast of Tabernacles by worshiping God and by receiving the eternal Life of God from the saints in whom the Father and Christ are tabernacling.
The members of the nations of the saved will receive into themselves the Presence of Christ who alone is the Resurrection and the eternal Life. In this manner the nations will keep the feast of Tabernacles.
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (Zechariah 14:16)
To be continued.