Time & again in the OT the restoration of Isarel scattered among the nations is tied to the salvation of the Gentiles. They’re woven together. It is wrong to miss the theme of the restoration of Israel. But it is also wrong to untether it from the salvation of the nations.


Recently saw it in Isaiah 11–12


Note, too how Paul is happy to skip/collapse the middle step of restoration, for example in Romans 9.


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Mikey graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. In 2000 he became one of the founding leaders of Crossroads Presbyterian Church where he was the lead pastor for 7 years from 2003.

Mikey now works as the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Mikey is the chairman of The Vision 100 Network (Tasmania) and a founding director of Geneva Push (national) – both church planting networks. He is also a chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall and the chairman of New Front Door: the Church IT Guild.

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