“Now what have you which you did not obtain? Now if you obtained it also, why are you boasting as though not obtaining?” (I Cor. 4:7).”
We must be thankful that YHWH is calling us (the Gentiles), and to not be haughty.
Does any think that we are special but the cast-off Jews are not? No! The Jews are very special to YHWH. The Rich man asked for “mercy,” and he will yet receive mercy. “…YHWH is able to graft them in again.” (Rom. 11:24).
“For unregretted are the graces and the calling of YHWH. For even as you once were stubborn toward YHWH, yet now were shown mercy at their stubbornness, thus these also are now stubborn to this mercy of yours, that now they [the “Rich man” and all his descendants–all Israel] may be shown mercy. For YHWH locks up all together in stubbornness, that He should be merciful to all [Jews and Gentiles].
O, the depth of the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of YHWH!” (Rom. 11:29-33).
YHWH gave Abraham that kind of faith. YHWH gave Eliezer that kind of faith. Faith that doesn’t require substance, evidence, and proof.
Every step of faith that Eliezer took put him that much further from his inheritance. Eliezer’s faith wasn’t in the “visible evidence,” but in YHWH In Abraham’s case the “evidence” (he and his wife’s old age) that YHWH would give them seed, was a faith destroyer. There was nothing in the visible evidence that would have given anyone faith. Abraham’s faith wasn’t in “evidence” but in YHWH.
Children need proof; the mature live by faith.
I am sure that there is much more that can and will be learned and understood regarding this unique parable of Lazarus and the Rich man. However, whatever we teach regarding it must at least stand on solid Scriptures and not contradict.
The real truth of this parable is not nearly as morbid as it may appear at first glance. YHWH has a plan that eventually brings all the Jews and all the Gentiles to salvation.
The very heart of the Gospel is the salvation of the Jews and Gentiles, the salvation of the WHOLE WORLD!
O My Goodness, Master! There! The Complete Meaning Of My Last Two Dreams. WOW! …
Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 10:20 am.
Ha! Amazing! And You chose this exact moment on the 7th Day of Rest to reveal it to me. And the numbers on the exact hour/minutes? What it ammounts to 10 repeated 3 times, meaning:
The Number Ten