Who Is This Woman?
In a vision early Sunday morning I was shown a woman. A light illuminated her face brightly but her eyes and mouth were hollowed, empty and hauntingly shiny dark. That is to say, there were no eyes and there was no mouth. 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 specific person. Puzzled, I prayerfully asked “Who is this woman?” when immediately the following Word was spoken: “Jews”.
Putting the Pieces Together
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 are no longer Jews nor Gentiles. (Rom. 11:11-31) We have become not only the seed of Abraham but also heirs according to the same Promise. (Gal. 3:26-29)
Because the Word is also symbolic of Light (Ps. 119:105), it was immediately understood that this woman’s hollowed eyes could not “see” the Word. That is to say, she could not “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 claim, speak nor preach the gospel of truth because of unbelief. (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!’)
“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).
Israel! Your Messiah: The Way the Truth and the Life
In respect to the call for salvation, I would be greatly remiss if this message – a lifeline – was not extended to Israel during these critical days. Israel, as a nation, is being increasingly called to awaken from her stubborn stupor and recognize her Messiah: Jesus Christ as the only way to redemption. Because of blinding unbelief, she remains bound to religious laws and ritualistic sacrifices that cannot save her. Yet GOD being ever loving and merciful still calls her to be righteously established in Christ’s New Covenant and become His precious heir of eternal salvation before the horrible dominoes of tribulation begin to fall. But as prophecies disclose, not all of Israel will come to the Lord immediately. A great multitude 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 and beliefs. Apostles Paul and John bring to our humble remembrance that the Gospel and Salvation through the Lord first came to the Jews (Rom. 11:11; 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 her Redeemer and receive salvation and blessings that can only come through Him. It also conveys that the Church is still in the “grafting” stages – a time when many are being called! Yet time presses for all…..harder times are coming. And with it, also the return of the Lord in the clouds! Praise GOD!
Our great GOD of mercy warns and calls! And despite the lateness of the hour, the vision conveys that the blind still remain blind. A hard message for Israel, for sure. But also one of hope and redemption in the Messiah – Christ Jesus.
Praise GOD and thank you Jesus. Might all who are pressingly being called respond while time still affords them the opportunity.
Keep the Faith,