In a vision early Sunday morning I was shown a woman.  A light illuminated her face brightly but her eyes and mouth were like hollowed darkened glass.  She lingered there for a moment before the vision vanished.

As I thought about her identity, Words of Knowledge were spoken that revealed her to be a sister but not a person.  Puzzled, I prayerfully asked “Who is this woman?” – immediately the following Word was spoken: “Jews”.

The light that shone on this woman’s face was the Light of the Holy Spirit illuminating GOD’S truth.  I was being symbolically shown the nation of Israel as a woman. This woman is, indeed, a sister when considering that we were created by the same GOD and FATHER.  And that because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we as redeemed Believers and Gentiles, are grafted into Israel’s commonwealth – there is no longer Jews nor Gentiles.  (Rom. 11:11-31) We have become not only the seed of Abraham but also heirs according to the Promise. (Gal. 3:26-29)

Because the Word is Light, it was immediately understood that this woman’s hollowed and darkened eyes could not “see” “understand” the truth written in scriptures about the Messiah Jesus Christ and His plan of redemption. And because her mouth was equally hollowed and darkened, neither can she fully speak and claim its promises because of unbelief and her rejection that Christ Jesus is Lord and Savior. (That having been said, it is noteworthy that not all Jews are non-believers, and to them I encouragingly say GOD bless and keep on keeping on!).

Related verses:

“Nor I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.” (Rom. 11:25)

Blindness: Keyword Bible – KJV (Greek): “porosis’ from 4456: stupidity or callousness – blindness, hardness. Noun from poroo (4456) to harden, petrify, render insensitive. A hardening.  In the NT, used only figuratively hardness of heart or mind, insensitivity (Mk 3:5; Rom. 11:25, Eph. 4:18). 

In respect to the call for salvation, I would be greatly remiss if this message – this lifeline – was not extended to Israel during these critical days.   Israel, as a nation, is being called to awaken from her stubborn stupor and recognize her Messiah.  Tragically, her faith has been blinded because she is still rigidly bound to the Torah and religious laws that cannot save her. Yet GOD being ever loving and merciful still calls her to be righteously established in the New Covenant and become that precious heir of eternal salvation before the dominoes of tribulation begin to fall. But as prophecies disclose, not all of Israel will come to the Lord. Tragically, many will have to undergo Daniel’s prophetic and unprecedented seven-year period of tribulation.

For Gentiles and redeemed Believers, this is a topic we are instructed to tread carefully and not to become conceited in our own understanding. Instead it behooves us to comprehend that the Gospel and Salvation through the Lord first came to the Jews (Jn. 4:22)  And for that we ought to be eternally thankful to GOD our FATHER for HIS grace, mercy and patience!

In brief, this vision calls for the nation of Israel to recognize its Redeemer and receive salvation and blessings that can only come through Him. It also conveys that the Church is still in the “grafting” stages – many are being called. Yet time presses for all…..and harder times are coming. Still GOD calls and calls!

Praise GOD and thank you Jesus.  

Keep the Faith,