(week 36/11)
Olubi Johnson

Romans 11:25-26 KJV: For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.  (26) And so all (spiritual and physical) Israel shall be saved: as it is written,There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

Here the Holy Spirit through Paul tells us that until  the fullness of the Gentiles comes into the Church, there will be partial (that is why a few Jews are still getting saved now but the majority are spiritually blind) blindness in natural Israel.

The fullness of the Gentiles coming into the Church will be the result of a company of saints growing into and manifesting the perfection and fullness Christ.

This will result in a great release of the glory of God that will bring in the fullness of the Gentiles and remove the partial blindness from natural Israel. In other words, the spiritual blindness in both spiritual Israel (the Church) and natural Israel will be removed.

This truth is revealed in

Isaiah 60:1-5 KJV: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  (2) For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.  (3) And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.  (4) Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.  (5) Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

Isaiah 35:2-6 KJV: It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.  (3) Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.  (4) Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.  (5) Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  (6)  Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

This will happen firstly in the Church and then after the ‘rapture’ or catching away of the ‘man-child’ (Rev. 12:5) Church, the partial blindness will be removed from natural Israel many of whom will then get born-again through faith in the Lord Jesus’ death and resurrection. These Jewish Christians will then be discipled by the two witnesses (Rev. 11:3) of and the 144, 000 Jewish Christians (Rev. 14:1-6) who will have grown into the perfection and fullness of Christ.

So, in this way all Israel (spiritual and natural) will be saved and ungodliness will be turned away from Jacob.

‘Jacob’ here symbolically represents Christians who are born-again but still have sin-nature in their souls: wills, mind, emotions, and bodies. This sin nature causes them to be crooked in some of their ways of trying to do the will of God like Jacob was.

This sin-nature will only be removed by praying in the Spirit with all types of prayer and travail (Eph. 6:18, Gal. 4:19); this experienced is typified by Jacob wrestling with the angel until his thigh-bone was dislocated so changing his walk which represents his conduct.

Furthermore, this wrestling in prayer broke Jacob’s desire to do things his own way, to be honest about his supplanting ways and effect a change in his inner character or ‘name’.

So Jacob’s name (or character) is changed from ‘trickster’, ‘supplanter’ to Israel, which means ‘Prince’: one who has prevailed with God and man

Genesis 32:28 AMP: And He said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob [supplanter], but Israel [contender with God]; for you have contended and have power with God and with men and have prevailed. [Hos. 12:3-4.]

So, the deliverers from Zion will be a company of Christians operating the principles of perfection, watching and praying always under the covering of a leadership that is operating in cleansing perfection and maturity. This ‘breaker’ company is typified in

Micah 2:13 NIV: One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out.Their king will pass through before them, the LORD at their head.”

Observe that the breaker company has the Lord as its Head, then the King (the leadership in cleansing perfection and maturity) and then the rest of the company.

This company will ‘break’ through the gates of hell and manifest the glory of God in this hour and so become deliverers out of Zion for both the spiritual (the Church) and natural Israel.

God is presently looking for Christians who will join these deliverers by operating the principles of perfection and so come under the covering of a leadership operating in cleansing perfection and maturity.

Like Isaiah, our response should be: Here I am, Lord send me! (Is. 6:8).