(From: ROMANS #11 - 9:1-13)
III. 9-11 JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH: ITS RELATIONSHIP TO JEW & GENTILE
A. 9:1-13 RIGHTEOUSNESS REJECTED BY ISRAEL
a. 9:1-2 PAUL’S SORROW: REJECTION OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BY HIS PEOPLE
A-LEthei-an  LEgoen ChrisTO, ou PSEUdo-mai ,
I say truth in Christ, I lie not,
sun-mar-tuROUses  moi tes su-neiDEseOS  mou en PNEUma-ti HaGIo,
my :conscience bearing witness with me in theHoly Spirit,
HOti LUpe moi esTIN meGAlekai a-diAleip-tos oDUne tekarDIa mou.
2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my :heart.
b. 9:3-5a PAUL’S WISH: BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE
euCHOmen  gar aNAthe-ma  EInai auTOS eGOaPO tou ChrisTOU
3 For I could wish that I myself were anathema from the Christ
huPER ton a-delPHON mou, ton sug-geNON  mou kaTA SARka :
for my brethren’s sake, my :kinsmen according to theflesh:
HOItiNES ei-sin Is-ra-eLEItai; hon hehuio-theSIa , kai heDOxa ,
4 who are Israelites; whose isthe adoption, and the glory,
kai hai di-aTHEkai , kai heno-mo-theSIa , kai helaTREIa , kai hai e-pag-geLIai ;
and the covenants, and the giving of thelaw, and the worship, and the promises;
hon hoi paTEres , kai ex hon ho ChrisTOS to kaTA SARka ,
5a whose arethe fathers, and of whom is the Christ as concerning the flesh,
ho on ePI PANton, TheOS eu-lo-geTOS  eis tous aiOnas .
who is over all, God blessed unto the ages.
c. 9:5b Amen. A-MEN (281].
d. 9:6a But not as though the word of :God has failed.
Ouch HOIon de HOti ekPEPto-ken  ho LOgos  tou TheOU.
e. 9:6b-7 GOD’S PURPOSE: BASED ON HIS SOVEREIGN CHOICE
ou gar PANtes hoi ex Is-raEL , HOUtoi Is-raEL: oud’, HOti eiSIN SPERma  A-braAM,
7 For they are not all Israel, that areof Israel: neither, because they are Abraham’s seed,
PANtes TEKna : all’, En I-saAK kleTHEseTAI  soi SPERma .
areall children: but, In Isaac shall your seed be called.
f. 9:8 GOD’S CHILDREN: OF PROMISE – NOT OF FLESH
tout’ EStin, ou ta TEKna  tes sarKOS  – TAUta TEKna tou TheOU;
That is, the children of the flesh – they are not children of :God;
alLA ta TEKna tes e-pag-geLIas  loGIze-tai  eis SPERma .
but the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed.
g. 9:9 ISAAC: FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISE
e-pag-geLIas  gar ho LOgos  HOUtos,
For the word of promise is this,
KaTA ton kaiRON  TOUton eLEUso-mai, kai EStai teSARra huiOS .
According to this :season will I come, and :Sarah shall have a son.
h. 9:10-12 ELECTION FULFILLED IN JACOB AS WELL AS IN ISAAC
ou MOnon de; alLA kai 'ReBEKka ex heNOS KOIten  Echou-sa , I-saAK tou paTROS heMON –
10 And not only so; but Rebecca also having conceived by one, by our father :Isaac –
MEpogar gen-neTHENton , meDE praXANton  ti a-gaTHON ePHAUlon ,
11 for the children being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad,
HIna hekat’ ek-loGEN  PROthe-sis  tou TheOU MEne,
that the purpose of :God according to election might stand,
ouk ex ERgon , all’ ek tou kaLOUNtos ,
not of works, but of him that calls,
erREtheauTE[HOti], Ho MEIzon  douLEUsei  toeLASso-ni .
12 it was said to her [that], The elder shall serve the younger.
i. 9:13 Even as it is written, :Jacob I loved, but :Esau I hated.
kaTHAper GEgrap-tai , Ton IaKOB eGApesa, ton de E-SAU eMIse-sa .
NOTE: Do you find it difficult to follow Paul’s reasoning from the Scriptures? Cheer up – the apostle Peter did also! Here are his words on this – “And account that the longsuffering of our :Lord is salvation; even as our beloved :brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given him, wrote you; 16 as also in all hisletters, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstedfast wrest, as also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction” (2 Peter 3:15-16).
Now – Thatis quite a word! “Unlearned” and “unstedfast” are two descriptions the Apostle Peter gives to people who misuse the scriptures! And – such people are inthe churches – even Evangelicalchurches.
So how does this fit in with Romans 9-11? There are those who read these 3 chapters and reason them completely away as being irrelevant to the church. They completelymiss the warning of the apostle Paul in Chapter 11. Israel has notbeen completely rejected by God, and all His blessings and privileges transferred to the church! “Replacement theology” such as held by many in Reformation movements, in British Israel and Islam – is completelyuntenable in the light of careful reading of this section of scripture by Paul.
Then too we must bewareof so-called evangelicals, who reject as inspired those letters of Paul that contain teachings that run counter to their convictions. When such occurs, both God and Paul are for them, in jeopardy. But for those who understand and accept the discoveries of Ivan Panin, such questioning by the doubters holds no water. Billy Bray of earlier centuries said – “Down with the doubters, and upwith the shouters!” Smith Wigglesworth challenged such – “Do you believe? Can you shout?”
Finally, look at Romans 9:3-5a, and see the 8 amazing blessings given to Israelites, and which we who are grafted in share: (l) the adoption, (2) the glory, (3) the covenants, (4) the giving of the law (Torah), (5) the worship, (6) the promises, (7) the fathers, (8) and Christ, the Messiah son of man and Israeli after the flesh.
Note especially the firstblessing the Holy Spirit has Paul point out. We in the Western world have difficulty understanding the significance of adoptionfrom the Biblical viewpoint. It is not adopting a child from outside one’s family! Rather, it is training a son under overseers of the father. When he has mastered the various departments of his father’s business, the overseers then inform the father: “Your son has mastered the various aspects of your business. He is now ready to be adopted. Your business will then become “Father & Son” – and we will then be under your Son as well as under you.
And applying Biblical adoption – we see that to be born again makes us a true son of Heavenly Father, and the Spirit of God in our heart leads us to accurately say, “Abba, Father.”
But – we are not yet adopted! Jesus told his apostles to make disciplesfrom among all nations. To be discipledaccording to all the commandments of the Lord in the New Covenant – qualifies us for spiritual adoptionto our Heavenly Father.
There are only 5 references to adoption in the entire New Testament. Here they are for your ardent research. Later on we’ll put out the Greek Word Study on these remarkable 5 references. The “placing” of a “son” is the literal meaning of Bible adoption:
Romans 8:15 (12-17)
Romans 8:23 (18-25)
Romans 9:4 (1-13)
Galatians 4:5 (1-5)
Ephesians 1:5 (3-14)
The above context verses are determined from Ivan Panin’s Numeric based paragraphing. Your study ahead of time will mean much more to you, than looking at the notes or insights of anyone else first, including myself. As you pray in the Spirit over the verse containing this word and its context, God will be sure to give you unexpected light. J.A.W.