The True Israel of God (part 2)

As we investigate the true Israel of God, we observed through Holy Scripture (in part 1) that all the promises made to Abraham have been fulfilled i.e. that through Abraham and his descendants Isaac and Jacob, called Israel, he would be the father of a powerful and populace nation, that would be as the sands of the sea and stars in the sky. They would inherit the land of Canaan from the great Euphrates River to Egypt and most importantly of all, that through Abraham’s seed, the Messiah would come …
 
Every single promise made to Abraham by God through His Covenants was totally fulfilled at the time of the crucifixion of The LORD Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary. Remember Jesus’ very last words that He uttered on the cross? JN 19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. It was indeed ‘finished’…the debt for our sins paid in full by the blood of God’s sacrificial Lamb…the old had passed away and the new was being ushered in 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
 
The Lord tells us in no uncertain terms how He felt about those people who had ‘bought’ Him for thirty pieces of silver
ZECH11:10 And I took my staff, Beauty, and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples.
11:11 So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD.
11:12 Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
 
Jesus tells us MK 14:24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. When He said this He was not saying that this is another covenant, an extra covenant…He said this is a NEW Covenant … by His sacrifice on the cross all old covenants where superseded by a better covenant, the New Covenant …a covenant which the writer of Hebrews tells us was a better covenant making the first obsolete…HEB 8:13 In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. And vanish away it truly did…the very people that Jesus had come to save, His own people turned on Him JN 1:11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. And in AD 70 the Romans under Titus not only destroyed the temple and Jerusalem but rout out the Hebrews living in the ‘Holy’ land, leaving only a hiding remnant…
 
   We fast forward to 1948 and find a country in the old territory of British controlled Palestine now calling itself ‘Israel’. We have no need at this time to go into the logistics and political conniving that took place shortly after the end of WWII by Jewish Zionists…a people calling themselves Jews from all across the world claiming that it was, and still is, their God given right to occupy the land promised by God to Abraham so many thousands of years ago…a nation that will not tolerate Jesus as the Messiah in any shape or form what-so-ever. John has very strong words for people such as this 1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
2:23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
2 John1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
 
Jesus put it very succinctly when he said LK 10:16 “He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.” Now if the Jews now living in Israel reject Jesus…then they reject God who sent Him …this same God …the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. There is no special dispensation for the Jewish nation and if you are part of an organization that promotes this heresy Jesus has a word for you and I suggest you take heed of it REV18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.   This is not the Roman Catholic Church as preached by dispensationalists …this is Babylon …this is Jerusalem which is going to be a festering sore and a cup of trembling in the last days; and sucked into it will be all the Zionist Christians…I have not warned you …our only Lord and Savior Jesus The Christ has warned you ….
 
   Jesus is not coming to set up an earthly kingdom here on earth in present day ‘Israel’ with its capitol Jerusalem JN 18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”
  
If you prefer not to listen to what I say, then at least listen to what the OT Prophet Zephaniah writes
 
ZEPH1:12 “And it shall come to pass at that time
That I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
And punish the men
Who are settled in complacency,
Who say in their heart,
‘The LORD will not do good,
Nor will He do evil.’
1:13 Therefore their goods shall become booty,
And their houses a desolation;
They shall build houses, but not inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards, but not drink their wine.”
1:14 The great day of the LORD is near;
It is near and hastens quickly.
 
We the Church, have by no means replaced Israel, but we have been grafted into the root and as such get our sustenance from the OT root there is no longer a distinction between Jew and Gentile…We share in the promises…A Jew, as too a Gentile, has to accept Jesus as the Christ…There is no other way…except for those who were looking forward to a new kingdom on earth …this was the ‘land’ promised to them …and a resurrection to everlasting life with the Lord…We who believe on the Lord Jesus THE Christ…are the true Israel of God.