(Isa 49:20) The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.
When the New Testament gathering began, the Ecclesia, the “Church”, as we call it, Jesus first went to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Jesus, along with his servants invited his first children, the Jews, the children of Israel, to the great supper and they were busy with other things, they would not come, as it is recorded in Luke 14. Because the first children of the Lord would not come, the natural Jews, the Lord commanded his servants to go to the Gentiles and invite them to the great feast of the Lord.
(Luk 14:23) And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.