End Time Biblical Prophecy Revealed
By Thomas Taylor
Part 1 – Jews, Nations, and the Church of God
1Co 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
The three groups that we must understand in the end-times we live in are the Jews, the Gentile or nations, and the Church. Without knowing and discerning this, we cannot properly interpret any end-time passages. One important rule is that no one can be in more than one group, i.e. if you are in the Jews group, you are not in the Church group or nations group and if you are in the Church group, you are not in the Jew group or nations group. If we keep these distinctions clear in our minds, we will have little trouble understanding prophecy concerning the end-times. (Understand that the gentile Church was grafted in to the Jews. Spiritually speaking, the gentile Church people are all spiritual Jews. We are one new man in Christ – Jew’s and gentiles together. However, that process will not be complete until the Jews come back to their messiah Yeshua. So, for the sake of Bible prophecy, we keep the distinctions clear that there are three main groups, Jews, gentiles, and the Church of God, until Messiah comes.)
The key in reading any end-time passage is the answer to the question, “which of the three groups is God referring to here: the Jews, the nations, or the Church?” Because people did not recognize the difference, we have confused end-time theology. Because people have wrongly divided the Word, they believe that the Church replaced the Jews in every way. The Church did NOT replace the earthly Jews; the Church became spiritual Jews and the earthly Jews also remain who are not born again. Once an earthly Jew accepts Jesus, they become a spiritual Jew and are considered part of the Church, not separate from the Church.
Rom 2:28, 29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Gal 3:28, 29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The above verses are referring to the spirit-man, not the physical races; if you did not recognize that, then the Bible would seem to contradict itself when comparing with the other verse I gave at the top in 1 Cor 10:32. God still recognizes all three groups distinct from one another on earth, as is evident by the verse 1 Cor 10:32, and has a plan for each in the end-time. We are going to look at each group in three different time periods. The first time period is right now, which I will simply call the Current Time. The second time period is the Tribulation Time. The third time period is the Millennial Reign of Christ.