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1. Turn to me in you Bibles to Romans 12:1-2

2. Last week we took a look at Rom. 11:17-36

3. We saw, We need to look at the mystery Paul refers to. V17-36

A. Some of these words are going to be very important.

1. He does not want us to be conceited:

a. This word conceited is important. (GK mean to be wise in oneself, or to
begin to interpret Scripture according ones own wisdom and not

b. Look at Rom. 11:20-21. (GK is to be lofty minded arrogant, lest you be
broken off yourselves)

c. This gives us the idea that they had a new theology. (Possibly the first
replacement theology coming through right, “you were removed and
now we are the chosen)

1). Look at Rom. 16:25-26 (revealed and made known to us through the
Prophetic Scriptures)

2. A partial harding has come to Israel:

a. Until the full number of Gentiles has come in. (Look at Luke 21:20-24
this deals with the destruction of Jerusalem and the scattering)

1). Look at Ps. 79:1 (It happened here to as well as in 70 AD the
Destruction of the temple)

2). Look at Rev. 11:2. (The time of the Gentiles or all of the nations
Trampling the Holy City for 42 months)

3). Notice this will be happening at the same time as the Two witnesses.
(I believe to be Moses and Elijah, One declaring the Law and the
Other calling people to repentance)

3. Now look at Rom. 11:26-27:

a. Once the full number of Gentiles have come in. (Then all of Israel will be

1). Word fullness. (GK speaks to a ship that has been filled with sailors or
The rowers needed)

2). And to “come in”. (GK means to come into a house or a city)

b. This word “all” verse 26. (GK refers to both individually and
collectively so it is an inclusion of the whole of Israel)

1). Look at Is. 20-21. (The redeemer will come to Zion, Heb. a mountain
In Jerusalem, to those in Jacob who turn from sin, this is future
And is for those in Jacob, Israel)

2). Look at Jere. 31:31-34. (This is the New (Refurbish, RT word to repair
Or rebuild this covenant, this is quoted in Heb. 10:10-12, word
Covenant Heb. is a reference to the halves of animals)

3). So this speaks to a time in the future. (And speaks of Israel redemption
And restoration)

4. Now let’s look at Verse 28 of Rom. 11. (Regarding the Gospel they are
Enemies, but look it is for our advantage)

a. Word “advantage”. (GK means the reason something is done, so they are
enemies of the Gospel for us, or so we could be brought in)

b. But regarding “election”. (GK means the act of decreeing something
“chosen or selected”)

c. And this goes back to they are loved. (Now get this “because of the

1). This is a reference back to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob. (And the covenant
Made with them)

2). Look at Duet. 7:8. (It is because of His love for you and the oath
Yahweh swore to Abraham in Gen 15:13-21)

3). Look at verse 29 Rom. 11. (His gifts and His calling are irrevocable,
GK means will not repent, or are they not regrettable Goes to Heb.
6:13-14 we discussed)

5. This word promise in the GK:

a. Means to profess or to announce. (And the GK adds “to announce what
one about to do or to furnish”)

b. But it is made up of two rt words. (The first is, superimpose, which is to
place or lay over or to place above something)

1). But it also deals with direction. (Setting the directs towards something)

2). But also deals with rest. (So Yahweh is saying He is setting a direction
For Abraham and His descendants that will lead to rest)

a). Gen. 15:7-20. (The promise of the land that will be given to Abraham
offspring or those that will come)

b). Look at Ex. 3:8. (This land flowing with milk and honey same as
promised to Abraham in Gen.)

c). Look at Heb. 4:9-11. (We are still part of that promise today, as we
entered into this promised given to Abraham, through believing
Yahweh through Yashua)

c. The second rt word is messenger. (And is the same word we get the angel
which most likely means this message was brought to them by a

d. This goes back to Gen. 12:1-3. (Abraham is told to leave His family and
to go to a land Yahweh would show Him)

1). The word “I will show” Heb. (“To see” and “To gaze” but it also means
“To discern”, which means He will give us discernment of where He
Taking us)

e. Now look at this “He swore by Himself”. (Turn to Is. 45:23, in this
passage we see Yahweh “swearing by Himself”)

Look also at Luke 1:67-79 ((Restoration of Israel)

1). “I have sworn” in the Heb. is interesting. (It means to be complete, and
Is in the form of a Noun, or a specific name, Myself)

2). This is not only complete. (But rt word is in reference to the number 7
As if completing the declaration 7 times)

3). The second rt word means Heb. (To be filled up, or to have enough, or
To have satisfaction)

4). Now what this is in context to. (The restoration of Israel, look at Is.
45:14-25) and Luke 1:6-79

a). “The word” in the Heb. (Means the “matter” and can means “the

b). “Is gone out of my mouth” Heb. (Means “to go out” but can mean “to
carry out”)
c). Look it will not return to Him. (Until it has carried out the purpose it
was sent out to do)

d). The purpose. (Every knee shall bow, and every tongue swear)

5). Now remember, this promise made to Abraham. (Was before Israel
Existed physically, the formation of Israel was in process)

6). This goes back to the declaration inscribed. (Before the foundation of
Of the world, Yahsua the Messiah)

6. Look at verses 30-32 of Rom. 11:

a. We were disobedient, and received mercy through. (Their disobedience,
they to will receive the same mercy we had received)

b. Look at 1Peter 3:19-22. (He preached to some “spirits in prison” in the
time of the flood who were disobedient, it could be the same in the ends
times, remember He does not change)

c. And the only response possible. (Paul breaks out into a time of praise for
Yahweh’s plan of salvation for all who have entered in by faith)

4. Pau has finished his more doctrinal discussion, and starts into our response to what has been discussed.

5. Read Romans 12:1-2 and Pray!

I. Being a Living Sacrifice. V1-2

A. Today, we are not as familiar about sacrifices and what they mean, so we
Must do a little study to see what is being discussed here.

1. I think it is important. (For us to get to know what kind of sacrifice is
Being discussed here if we are to understand what our response should

a. We know according to Scripture. (That Yahshua is our sacrifice for sin,
and we also know that He is the only one qualified to be the sacrifice for
sin, Isaiah 53:4-12)

b. Look at Genesis 3:20. (Now in this verse it is important for us to look at
the provision of the covering, if you look at Genesis 3:7 after they had
they had sinned they knew that they where uncovered and they tried to
cover themselves, First, by fig leaves, and second by hiding, they must
have known that this self covering wasn’t working, so they hid
themselves, and in Genesis 3:20 it was Yahweh who provided the
covering they could not provide for themselves, and blood was shed)

c. Look at Hebrews 9:22-26. (We find it was Yahshua who was the blood
sacrifice for us, that all of the sacrifices done in the Tabernacle and the
Temple were only shadow pictures of the sacrifice that took place in the
Temple in the heavens, the true Temple, and it was once for all goes
Along with Hebrews 10:10)

b. Look at Colossians 1:21-23. (Once again this has to do with Yahshua
being the One who has reconciled us by His physical body and made
us blameless and Holy)

c. Look at 1 Peter 1:18-23. (Once again, it is by the blood of Yahshua that
we were purchased or bought back by, but in this passage we find Peter
taking this a little bit deeper into what Paul has been discussing, that we
have a responsibility through obedience to the truth, and we will discuss
this a little deeper in a minute)

d. Look at Hebrews 10:14. (For by one offering He perfected forever those
who are sanctified, and this is really important for us to look at and to
get our minds around, because this is key to what Paul is teaching in
Romans 12:1)

e. So, I went to great lengths. (To show that Romans 12:1 isn’t about the sin
sacrifice, just so we are not getting confused, we need to know the
different aspects of the Law so we will be able to translate better)
2. Turn with me to Jeremiah 31:31-34. (In Jeremiah 31:31, a word is used that
We need to look at, this word means “new” or fresh, we can find this
Same thought in Ezekiel 11:18-21 and the same word is used, where
Yahweh is going to put a New Spirit within them, and a heart of flesh,
Goes on to explain why, so they will be able to follow His commands and
Be obedient)

3. Turn with me to John 6:53-59. (Now it is at this teaching that many of
Yahshua’s disciples left Him, because they could not take this teaching,
And to them it went against Torah, it was against Deuteronomy 12:23,
In this verse it forbids the drinking of blood because it is the life of that
Animal, the word life in Hebrew means spirit, so they would be taking on
The spirit of that animal)

4. So back to John 6:53-59. (They understood it as taking on another’s spirit,
But Yahshua wasn’t talking about a physical drinking of the blood, but a
Partaking of His blood through faith, which would be taking on His life,
Which would be His spirit or the Holy Spirit which goes back to
Ezekiel 11:18-21 that He will put a new Spirit within us, which will give
Us a heart of flesh so that He may write His commands on a heart of flesh
So will be able to be obedient)

5. This also goes back to. (How the branches that have been broken off from
The cultivated Olive tree could be grafted back in. Because by faith in
Him they receive His blood or His Spirit which brings His life into them)

6. So, when Paul is talking. (About becoming a living sacrifice what he is
Really talking about is surrendering to the life they had taken on, which
Was the life of Yahshua which is the Holy Spirit who is bringing us into
Obedience to the commands that He is writing on the hearts of flesh He is
Replacing within us)

7. Paul says. (This is your Spiritual worship, or this is how we worship, we
Have made worship to be about many things it is not about, but here it is
It is about a surrendering of ourselves to the Holy Spirit to shape us and
To make us into the image of Yahshua)

8. Look at 2 Corinthians 3:17-18. (Now, I want you to see this, The Lord
Which is translated Master, which has been used to describe Yahshua
All throughout the New Testament, is now the Spirit and He is busy
Transforming us into the image of His image and if you will look at
Romans 12:2 we are not to be conformed to this world but we are to
Be Transformed by the renewing of our minds)

9. To be conformed. (Means that we are not to fashioned like this world, and
To be transformed is to be changed, to be transfigured into what He is
Making us as discussed in Ezekiel 11)

10. Without this transformation. (We will not be able to discern what is the
Good, and pleasing, and perfect will of Yahweh is. Look at
1 Corinthians 2:15-16)

3 Responses to Romans 12:1-2

  1. Jacque

    Christ's Shalom,

    While reading about the festivals there was a statement that suggested the Israelites and the Jews are different so I did a search & came across the below article. Would you read the article and tell me what you think?

    Israelites vs. Jews:

    In Christ's Love, j


  2. Jacque

    Sorry, this is a continued thought from my last post re: Israelites vs. Jews. Is it possible the following Scriptures relate to "true" Israelites vs. Jews/Judaism & not all traditions but the manmade traditions & rituals?

    Rev. 3:9 To the church of Philidelphia & said by, "He Who is Holy, He Who is True, “He Who has the key of David, He Who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”, "I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you…

    Romans 2:28-29 Paul wrote, “A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.  No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise is not from men, but from God.”      Though born Jew & circumcised but no circumcision of the heart & who Christ condemned: 

    Isaiah 29:13 “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.”     

    Is it possible that these Scriptures support the "true Israelites" vs. Jew distinctions? Those who are circumcised of heart (redeemed by The Blood) & stay true to Scripture vs. those born Jew (& maybe Jewish imposters that mislead others?) & teach physical circumcism & manmade rituals & traditions & are not followers of YHWH's plan but are followers of Satan & his destruction of God's people plan…? 

    Sincerely, j

    • Pastor Dr. Rick Chesher

      Yes of course. In the end it will be the ones that have entered into a relationship with Yahshua by faith and have remained faithful who will be the true Israel. I will be speaking on this on Sabbath a little. And will discuss a little deeper.

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