In all honesty I think I could have done better in my life in thinking and praying for the Jews.
Paul is bringing us to the climax of what he has been teaching by revealing the mystery.
The grafting into the Olive tree or back into the tree with regards the Jews, holds a mystery (hidden in the past but now revealed). It is this: Israelis hardened in part; until the full number of Gentiles have come in; and so all Israel will be saved.
“I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this wayall Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this ismy covenant with them when I take away their sins.”(Romans 11 v 25-27)
“All Israel will be saved.” This is a powerful statement from Paul. But what does it mean?
“All Israel will be saved.” Not every single Jew will be saved but enough representatives to be able to use the word ‘all’.
“All Israel will be saved.” This is not without the gospel of Jesus Christ and faith in Him for this is how everyone comes to God.
“All Israel will be saved.” The Church then has not replaced the Jews in the plan of God.
“All Israel will be saved.” It doesn’t mean I hold to blind allegiance with the Jews so that the Arabs get not even a thought of concern.
“All Israel will be saved.” If ‘zion’ is a heavenly zion as is used elsewhere in the New Testament (Galatians 4:16; Hebrews 12:22) then Israel’s salvation will come as a deliverer from heaven, so that is Jesus on His return who will bring in a revival amongst the Jews.