Friday, March 24, 2023

Grafted In

 Romans 11 presents a term that is used nowhere else in Scripture – "grafted in". Paul's usage of this agricultural term has raised a variety of theological interpretations, some of which are quite confusing. Not being evolutionists, there is no need for us to understand the meaning of this term from that viewpoint. But if we were to apply this particular theory to prove that a branch from an orange tree can be grafted into an olive tree, we would also need to make use of their theory of time. Thus, perhaps in a billion years of someone in every generation taking on the task of grafting in another branch, after the previous one dies, such a mutation would emerge successfully. Or, maybe, we could apply another one of their theories, that from an original tree that came up out of the primordial soup and its seed contained all the future species of trees.

 Enough of the nonsense! Let’s look at the Truth!  YHVH created everything after its kind (see Genesis 1:11-12). In this case, we are looking at an olive tree whose seed produces roots, trunk, branches, leaves, and fruit after its specific kind. Torah (the Word) forbids sowing different seeds in the same field (Lev 19:19; Duet 22:9). Yes, there will be varieties depending on the soil, weather, and other conditions but this species will always remain an “olive tree”.   Every botanist knows that inside a seed is an embryo that contains all the chemistry to produce after its kind. But even scientists (in the nano branch) realize that those chemical particles in themselves cannot create any given design; it takes the presence and power of the “word of life” that was in the echad (ONE) day (see Gen 1:3-5). The only way these chemicals are able to come together is through the Spirit of the Word of life, in other words, by intelligent design. There is an original blueprint in every seed and tree in the forest, and that blueprint is the spiritual birthmark of its origin.

So, if we stay true to the Word of Life (Yeshua), then we will not be grafting orange branches or any species, other than an olive branch into its own root. If we stick to this horticultural reality, amazing revelation will open up as to the faithfulness of a covenant-keeping Elohim, but even more so, the identity of His people (Israel) will shine forth.  The faith (of Abraham) is the birthmark that identifies the branches that belong to the olive tree of Jacob.  YHVH never changes and neither does His Word of Life - Yeshua.   

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a miracle beyond our understanding, and nothing we deserve:
    "For if you were cut from a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into one that is cultivated, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!" (Romans 11:24)