(From: ROMANS #14 - 11:1-12)
3. 11:1-12. BLESSINGS OF ISRAEL’S ACCEPTANCE: ABOVE HER REJECTION
a/b. 11:1a I say then, Did :God cast off his :people? Be it not so.
LEgooun, meaPOsa-to  ho TheOS ton laON  auTOU? MeGEnoi-to.
c. 11:1b For I also am an Israelite, of Abraham’s seed, of Benjamin’s tribe.
kai gar EgoIs-ra-eLEItes eiMI, ek SPERma-tos  A-braAM, phuLES  Ben-iaMEIN.
d. 11:2a :God did not cast off his :people which he foreknew.
ouk aPOsa-to ho TheOS ton laON auTOU hon proEGno.
e. 11:2b-3 ELIJAH: PLEADED WITH GOD AGAINST ISRAEL
eouk OIda-te  en E-LEIa ti LEgei hegraPHE? hos en-tugCHAnei  toTheOkaTA tou Is-raEL:
Or know you not what the scripture says in Elijah? how he pleads with :God against :Israel:
KUri-e, tous proPHEtas  sou aPEKtei-nan , ta thu-si-asTEriA  sou kaTESka-psan ;
3 Lord, they have killed your :prophets, they have dug down your :altars;
ka’ ’GOhu-peLEIPHthen  MOnos, kai zeTOUsin ten psuCHEN  mou.
and I am left alone, and they seek my :life.
f. 11:4a But what says the answer to him?
alLA ti LEgei auTOho chre-ma-tisMOS ?
g. 11:4b I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed theknee to :Baal.
KaTEli-pon  e-mauTOep-ta-kis-chiLIous ANdras, HOIti-nes ouk Ekam-psan  GOnu  teBAal.
h. 11:5 Even so therefore at the present season also there is a remnant according to election of grace.
HOUtos oun kai en tonun kaiRO LIMma  kat’ ek-loGEN  CHAri-tos  GEgo-nen .
i. 11:6 But if by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise :grace is no more grace.
ei de CHAri-ti, ouKEti ex ERgon : ePEI heCHAris ouKEti GIne-tai CHAris.
j/k. 11:7-8 SALVATION FOR REMNANT: ALWAYS PART OF GOD’S PLAN
ti oun? Ho e-pi-zeTEI  Is-raEL, TOUto ouk e-PEtu-chen ;
What then? What Israel seeks for, that he obtained not;
hede ek-loGE ePEtu-chen, hoi de loiPOI e-poROthe-san :
but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened:
kaTHAper GEgrap-tai, Edo-ken  auTOIS ho TheOS pneuMA ka-taNUxe-os,
8according as it is written, God gave them a spirit of stupor,
oph-thalMOUS  tou meBLEpein,kai Ota  tou meaKOUein, HEos tes SEme-ron heMEras.
eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, unto thisvery :day.
l. 11:9-10 DAVID’S PROPHECY: PREDICTED ISRAEL’S FAILURE
kai DauID LEgei, Ge-neTHEtoheTRApe-za  auTON eis paGIda , kai eis THEran,
And David says, Let their table becomea snare, and a trap,
kai eis SKANda-lon , kai eis an-taPOdo-ma  auTOIS:
And a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them:
sko-tisTHEto-san  hoi oph-thalMOI auTON, tou meBLEpein,
10 Let their :eyes be darkened, that they see not,
kai ton NOton auTON diA panTOS SUNkam-pson .
And you bow down their :back always.
m. 11:11a I say then, Did they stumble that they might fall?
LEgooun, meEPtai-san  HIna PEso-sin ?
n. 11:11b ISRAEL’S FAILURE: OPENS DOOR FOR GENTILE SALVATION
meGEnoi-to: alLA toauTON pa-rapTOma-ti  heso-teRIa  tois ETHne-sin,
Be it not so: but by their :trespass is:salvation to the Gentiles,
eis to pa-ra-zeLOsai  auTOUS.
to provoke them to jealousy.
o. 11:12 ISRAEL’S RESTORATION: DESIGNED TO BLESS ALL NATIONS
ei de to paRAPto-ma auTON PLOUtos  KOSmou ,
Now if their :trespass is riches of a world,
kai to HETte-ma  auTON PLOUtos ethNON, POsoMALlon to PLEro-ma auTON?
and their :loss riches of nations, how much more their :fulness?
NOTE: Again, the Holy Spirit through the apostle Paul lays out for us the wisdom of God in clearer detail – whereby He makes salvation available to the other nations – while at the same time reserving His blessing for Israel at His appointed time.
Romans 11:12 in a sense is a summary of this section. God shows how He has made available all our past blessings – that is for us the nations; but at the same time He sweeps forward to show us that our futureblessings will be multiplied– when Israel is restored into His fulness.
In 1991 an Egyptian believer powerfully brought out this truth to an American Intercessory group – at the instigation of a Chinese believer. God had to first show the Egyptian brother His plan for the One New Man– Jews and the Church together – before he was willing to accept a people he previously considered his enemy! J.A.W.