QUESTION: Do! The Lord Jesus was sent to Israel alone or to all the nations.. For he himself said in Matthew 10:5, that they should not preach to the Gentiles.
Answer: Let’s read..
Matthew 10:5 ′′ These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.
It is true that the Lord commanded his disciples not to go to preach the Gospel to the nations when he exists.
And they, but let the Jews go first. Now why should they prevent them from preaching to the Gentiles?
The answer is simple: It’s because when the Gentiles went to preach the gospel you had not yet arrived.
We can learn in a normal example of Life. When you make your new product and want to take it to the market, you don’t start with a big market, instead you will tell your distributors, Don’t go far first, make sure first here in our neighborhood or in our region and our society our products have arrived.
In that sentence, it doesn’t mean that.. your product doesn’t have a plan to cross the borders days in the future…
But you have done that is because you want a job to be finished here first, then it goes. Maybe… the needs of here are enough that people have accepted or refused so you will kill me, and going to announce it elsewhere far away.. that’s wisdom and mind.
This is what the Lord said to his disciples, that at that time began the Gospel to Israel
First, and then others will follow, not fly to maybe, time to go there yet.. so that
Let us understand more well, let’s read again what the famous story we know of the woman you have.
who was not an Israelite.
Matthew 15 ′′ 22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. “.
Now let’s end there, and then let’s go again and return this story in the Gospel of Mark, so that we can get to Understand More…
Mark 7:24 ′′ And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children FIRST BE FILLED: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. “.
If you read there carefully that verse 27?… you will see the Lord Jesus telling that woman
Who is not an Israeli, tells them to let the children be FILLED FIRST… now if you understand
English very well, you will also understand what the meaning of the word ′′ FIRST “… the word first means, “This starts, then follow another one”.
That’s what the Lord meant there, that they should let the Israelites first to (i.e. receive blessings, These spiritual blessing first), then you nations will follow later.. That’s why at the end
of his Gospel, that day after his resurrection, he gave his disciples permission now to go all over the world to preach the gospel, because the time of the nations has come…
Luke 24:46 “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 and that ALL NATIONS shall be preached in his name concerning the repentance and remission of sins, STARTING FROM JERUSALEM.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And behold, I bring unto you the promise of my Father; but stay in the city until you have been clothed from above ”
Verse 47, concludes the answer to our question.. So the Gospel is for all people and nations,
Started from Jerusalem (i.e. to Israel).. and now it is preached to all nations.. and it has reached every
The nation on earth, until the nations that are hard to reach, but has already passed… waiting for the last sheep to enter into grace, and the end comes, as he said..
Mark 13:10 “And the gospel must first be published among all nations” and
Matthew 24:14 “And again, The good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; that’s it when the end comes ”
Have you repented of your sins and accepted Christ? If you are still waiting..Where is the gospel today not preached? .. what do you think we are living in these days? … The world is ending and Most of all the devil is at work with great power in these last days, to deceive the people, and to convince them that there is no God,
and at the end of the world, give your life today to Christ if you haven’t done it yet, and be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost, that you may be saved.
May the Lord bless you