…. preach the Kingdom gospel to every creature or to the ends of the earth because Israel was in rank unbelief/apostasy.
Romans 11:7 “What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.”
Romans 11:8 “(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.”
Acts 28:26 “Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
And this is still the spiritual status of the majority of Jews today, unfortunately.
The Great Commision was put on hold, and is still on hold today.
Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
God is no longer dealing with nations, He is dealing with individuals today. People are saved on an individual basis irrespective of their race, social status, gender or nationality.
Matthew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Nations aren’t taught to observe the Law today or Jesus’ commandments according to the New Covenant today, although institutionalised Christianity has the mistaken belief that this is their calling, so there are thousands, if not millions of false converts out there today, all of whom believe they have replaced Israel, are the new Jews, are justified by their works, believe and practise so-called signs and wonders in that, if one doesn’t “speak in tongues” one clearly isn’t saved.
Tongues, you know, those real languages they spoke in Acts 2, the mother tongues of those present, and not the gobbly-gook they call tongues today. They also claim to be Prophets, Apostles and a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation (singular) – which nation would that be in particular? America? the UK? Greece? Italy? Which holy nation (singular) has God singled out today to be His royal priesthood? No rush, take your time. A chosen generation? How many generations have there been in the past 2000 years? So which one was chosen? A royal priesthood? The Roman Catholics? Roman Catholic lites? Pentecostals? Would that include Jimmy Swaggart? Rodney Howard-Browne? The Mormons? The Jehovah’s witnesses who profess to be the 144 000 of Revelation, but have surpassed the 144 000 mark and still counting? Oh sorry, they can’t count because there is surely more than a 144 000 of them. Maybe it’s a baker’s dozen of 144 000. Who knows, who can tell.
You know those tongues they profess to speak, yet when they become so-called missionaries to foreign countries, they suddenly require interpreters. How fancy is that? Best of all is that they have Prophets who are the only one’s who can discern their gobbly-gook, “Thus saith the Lord…. if you turn from your sin and turn to me I will heal your land”, why, I could have read that in the Bible, why send a “Prophet” to tell me that today, and in another “language” although he knows I can’t understand it, he still speaks to me in an unknown language. Yep, God chooses to speak to you in a language you do not understand – why do you think that is?
And they cannot even see their own absurdity. The Bible has been translated into almost every language under the sun, but the so-called Prophets still have the need to speak gobbly-gook to us when they “prophesy”. It’s like “speaking” sign language to someone who isn’t deaf – makes a heck a lot of sense to me ???
And the majority don’t pick up on this stuff?
When God spoke through a donkey (an ass), what language did the donkey speak? Congolese?
Since God wanted Balaam to understand what He had to say, it’s my bet that ass spoke in a language Balaam understood, otherwise one of the other farm animals would have had to step in and act as an interpreter. (only kidding).
“God wants to tell you something, but He won’t say it in English”. Call in the cavalry, i.e., the Apostles, the Prophets and the Priesthood to interpret – things are going to get rather seriass around here, dude, especially because you can’t read it in English in your Bible, because the Bible can only be understood and discerned by a select few.