Faith of the Gentiles

“It shall be done for you as you have believed.” Matthew 8:13

The centurion told Jesus about his servant, and Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.” “But the centurion said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.'” (Matthew 8:8 NASB) Humility and Faith are sisters possessed by Gentiles who find grace with God. Sadly, the same was lacking in the house of Judah.

“I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel. I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 8:12-13 NASB)

The sons of the kingdom rejected the King.

“He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:11-13 NASB)

Born again Gentiles will enter the kingdom of heaven when Jesus establishes this kingdom on earth. In the meantime, Jesus is willing to heal and cleanse us of our sins. A time of opportunity that will one day come to an end.

“For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written,

“The Deliverer will come from Zion,
He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.”
“This is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”
(Romans 11:25-27, Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9, Jer. 31:33,34)