In this episode, we continue the discussion of the work that is referred to, allegorically, as the work of grafting the house of Israel, the Lord's ancient covenant people, back into their mother tree, from which they were cut off, when the Gentiles, who are allegorically identified as the branches from a wild olive tree, were grafted in, taking the place of the natural branches that were cut off.
Paul refers to both operations, as the great blessings of the Gentiles. The first blessing, in which Israel was cursed, raised them above all other nations of the earth and even reached to the moon.
But as great a blessing as this has been, the second blessing the Gentiles receive is far greater than the first, and it is for this reason that Paul refers to it as "life from the dead."
Not only is this an almost unimaginable blessing for the Gentiles, but it is an allusion to the restoration of Israel at the same time, as we can see in Ezekiel 37, the prophecy of the valley of dry bones.
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