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While we won't go into depth on the Allegory of the Olive Tree from Jacob Chapter 5, we thought we could provide you with some helpful tips on how to understand it better. We will break this section up into two parts: the symbols and meanings, and the phases of the Allegory.
Part 1: The Symbolism
Throughout your reading you will come across many words that actually have symbolic meaning. Here is a list of some of them to help you understand more throughout your study. We will list the following by: SYMBOL = MEANING
Phase 1 - The Apostasy and Scattering of Israel
Jacob 5:3-4: The apostasy of Israel
Jacob 5:4: The Master's love for Israel and need to nourish it.
Jacob 5:4-14: Israel is scattered and Gentile are admitted into the Kingdom
Phase 2: Mixed Results Throughout the World
Jacob 5:15-18: Gentiles invigorate the original Church
Jacob 5:19-25: Scattered Israel produces mixed results`
Phase 3: Worldwide Apostasy
Jacob 5:29-32, 37-42: Worldwide Apostasy of Israel
Jacob 5:47: The Master's Sorry
Phase 4: The Restoration of Israel and the Church
Jacob 5:49-64: The Restoration of the Church and the gathering of the children of Israel
Jacob 5:61, 70: New Prophets and Apostles
Jacob 5:71-75: Final Success
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