Could we are entering into a significant transition from what has been called the church age into a kingdom age or era.
Let me begin with clarifying some terms used in the past and how even in them we have caused confusion to understanding the times that are at hand. First, most Christians today see the ‘church’ as pretty much a 'gentile church’ that has forgotten or have completely lost any of her connection to Judaism or the first century church. Which by the way was established on the principles of Jewish life and faith, basically Torah. The only difference in the first century was that some had recognized Yahshua, Hebrew for Jesus (which is its Greek form), as their Messiah. These believers keep Torah in every way including circumcision. It was not until the gentile nations were extended the invitation to come into the “House of Israel” that there were considerations (after almost 14 years of discussion ) for the ‘covenant of circumcision’ to not be mandatory upon the gentile believers. Up to that point both Jewish and Gentile believers were the congregation or church, the body of Christ.
However, with the establishment of the universal church under the direction of Constantine, he along with his ‘councils' began removing any connection to Judaism. Thus, they introduced a more gentile looking church, incorporating many pagan concepts and ideas and calling for the murder and destruction of the Jews. Anti-Semitism was reborn in the doctrine of replacement theology. Why we even took the name, the Lord’s given Hebrew name away and replaced it with a greek name, Jesus.
From the time the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD the nation of Israel has been in partial blindness to their true King and Messiah, Yahshua or Yeshua. Romans 11:25-31 calls this time frame “the fullness of the Gentiles”. It has been taught in the past that this time would be the time until the full number of gentiles would come in to the church. I however, believe this deals with the gentiles coming to the fulness of revelation of the “one new man” in God’s intended form. I will share a short explanation of this from my book “The Covenants of God - Understanding Blood Covenants”.
“Consider in Romans chapter 11, Paul points the way to what the fullness of Israel would produce—fruit, the completeness of the two peoples becoming one, thus realizing the fulfillment of the Abrahamic promises.
Both, the church (made up of Jewish and Gentile believers) and Israel would have a measure of blindness until the complete grafting in would take place. As part of the natural grafting process, there is a time between the grafting and the actual assimilation of the graft into the tree. Only after this assimilation can the grafted branch produce fruit. We, as the Gentiles, have been in this process. This is one reason we are seeing a restoration of our Jewish roots within Christian worship today, such as the use of the shofar and tallit (prayer shawl), the wearing the star of David, as well as recognizing the significance of the Jewish festivals in our worship. The Gentile church is growing into, or connecting to, her spiritual roots as our Messianic brothers have long been awaiting. At the same time, the nation of Israel is recognizing Jesus or Yeshua as the Messiah, the seed of Abraham.
This is a clearer revelation of what the “fullness of the Gentiles” really means. Instead of using the term, “completed Jews,” we should say, “completed Gentile believers in Messiah.” With these things in place, we now become one in Christ Jesus, revealing the one new man. (Please review Galatians 3 and Ephesians 2.) The “church” is part of Israel, and, therefore, shares completely with the fulfillment and blessings of the new covenant. This understanding will disprove “replacement theology” as an anti-Semitic doctrine contrived by St. Augustine to justify the killing of Jews by the universal church, constructed by Constantine (4th century AD).
The church did not replace Israel. She became part of Israel, “of the house of David,” and, therefore, joint heirs to all the promises of the covenant. The body of believers, the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, or congregation of the Lord has been “called out” for the purpose of an administration by which all these things will be brought to completion through Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:3–14; Hebrews 12:22–24). Just as in the past, there were those separated for a special purpose, such as the Levites, the tribe of Judah, or even those “called out” as prophets. It is this “new creation” which will reign as kings and priests and sit in judgment over even the twelve tribes of Israel (Revelation 1:6; 3:21; 5:10; 20:4–6; 22:5; Matthew 19:28). So, while the “Church” is part of Israel in respect to the new covenant, she is also a “chosen or called out group” from that covenant people. This does not constitute a “dual covenant” theology, but one covenant with various aspects, just as was within the Mosaic covenant.”
I sense that this Purim - Passover season of 2020 could very well be the point of the culmination the fulness of the Gentiles and moving us into restoration of the House of Israel and the House of Judah, as the nation of Israel will now be the center or central focus of the ingathering under their King and Messiah. There has already begun a great awaking to the return of Messiah, and with the signs in the heavens , along with biblical prophecies being fulfilled pointing to this same time frame it is very near, if not upon us.
Consider the signs in the heavens, remember the Blood moons of 2014-2015, and now the Super-moons falling on Purim, Passover, and May 7, and then on Rosh Hashanah. According to Rabbi Berger “ We know from the Talmud that the Redemption will come in the months of Adar and Nissan, that is to say, the months of Purim and Pesach. A super-moon on all these holidays means that the Davidic dynasty is about to return”.
I submit to you all, to consider could we very well be moving into the very days of Messiah’s return and the fulfillment of the things longed for? This kingdom era is the return of not only the Davidic kingdom, but the “redemption” of Israel as God’s chosen people and the restoration of all things under our Lord, Messiah and King of the Jews, Yahshua! This does not mean gentile nations are not still being gathered in, but that the focus has shifted in the restoration of the root to which we are all grafted in.
This is not ‘Kingdom Now Dominion theology’ or anything of that nature, but the Nation of Israel coming forth to meet her Messiah and the ‘church’ recognizing the engrafting together as the ‘Household of God’. Our ‘fullness’ of the revelation of that bringing in, with the removal of all pagan attachments and the returning to pure worship. Together Israel then recognizing ‘believers in Yahshua’ as her brothers and joint heirs of the promises of God.