Readers Question / Comment - Are Christians the new 'spiritual Israel'?

Good day,

I really need to ask you about the content below that I read on a website:

"DUAL COVENANT THEOLOGY DEBUNKED

Genesis 12: 3 is THE verse that modern day Judaizers wrench from its context- Satan's oldest trade. When reading any Scripture, the principles of exegesis must apply. Those unskilled in these principles, are easy pickings for Satan's DOCTRINALLY seducing demons (1 Timothy 4: 1-2). Genesis 12: 3 was a promise made to Abraham THEN. Also, the first time "Israel" is mentioned in Scripture is in Genesis 32: 28. Today we have a New Covenant ratified in Christ's Blood. The modern physical/national Israel of today has been hijacked by the Saturnalian Brotherhood, who call themselves jews but are not (Revelation 3: 9) They are the synagogue of Satan, the inner 13 Illuminatus bloodline. The true Israel of today is a SPIRITUAL one. You'd be doing violence to Romans 2: 28-29 among many others by defying that. You will agree that each man has to be born again INDIVIDUALLY, be he jew or gentile, in order to see/enter the Kingdom of God. Israel as a nation is not and can never be, born again, at least not corporately.

Romans 2: 28-29 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

1 Corinthians 10: 18 Behold Israel after the FLESH.
Romans 9: 3-4 "..my kinsmen according to the FLESH: Who are Israelites.
Galatians 6: 16 ...the Israel of God.
Romans 9: 6. ...For they are not all Israel [of God], which are of Israel [after the FLESH]. 7 Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but in Isaac shall thy seed be called. (see vs. 8 as well).

That is, not all who are literal Israelites are part of "the Israel of God." There is an election of GRACE which constitutes SPIRITUAL Israel, and it is comprised of both jews AND gentiles (which is not the issue).

Compare Romans 9: 1-3 to Galatians 6: 14-16. What is the difference between the two Israels?

Only those who are born again are God's spiritual children (John 1: 11-13). God is not a respecter of Nations or persons, only individual faith. National Israel was the elect of God in the Old Testament. The New Man Paul refers to, is the spiritual Israel which has no partition between jews and gentiles after the flesh. They are both ONE NEW MAN IN Christ.

...Thus, the "Judaicization" of believers today via the Hebrew roots cult, as well as the undue exaltation of national Israel, are interlinked aspects of Antichrist's end time deceptions.

PS: The only reason Satan wants the nation of "Israel" obliterated, is because that's where his Nemesis, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is returning to destroy his Antichrist/Maitreya/False Prophet/Sananda Esua Immanuel aka Yeshua, charade, and NOT because "Israel" the nation is God's "chosen" one- as proven above, it's not!"



I do not support the political system of Zionism. The Israeli's are doing unjust things that I can only reconcile with Zionism, I'd appreciate your inputs on this

I have read your responses to the question of supporting Israel and I am working through it. At this stage I cannot with good a good conscience support Israel.

Looking forward to your response.

Kind Regards

Lea


JPN Reply:

Hi Lea,

thanks for the email. The article is just 'replacement theology'. ie that the Church has replaced the nation of Israel and the nation of Israel doesn't have any special place in the plan of God today or in the future. In short, it is rubbish.... IMHO : )

It leads to a 'spiritualizing' of the scriptures where the promises of God given to the nation of Israel are now taken by the church and made to mean something that they were never intended to mean. Interestingly, these people never take the curses for the church... we'll leave them with the nation of Israel!

From the article below, even the initial title is misleading. The Bible has quite a few covenants that God has made.
http://www.gotquestions.org/bible-covenants.html

Some were conditional and some, like the Abrahamic covenant were unconditional. Just quoting one scripture about the Abrahamic covenant below and saying it was just for Abraham then is again misleading and wrong. The Abrahamic covenant isn't just in one verse, it is in Genesis 12:1-3, 6-7; 13:14-17; 15; 17:1-14; 22:15-18 as the article above points out and it is specifically said to not just to be for Abraham but unto his descendants. The terms used below like 'spiritual Israel' are not even Biblical. The Bible doesn't talk about the church being 'spiritual Israel' It uses and keeps the terms Israel and the Church quite separate and distinct. The verses quoted below like Rom 2:28-29 and Romans 9:6 are LIMITING the the terms Jew and Israel to the Jewish believer, not extending them to include Gentile believers.

What these people don't see is that God has a plan for the church but this doesn't negate Him fulfilling the promises that he has made for to the nation of Israel either. He won't do this because of their goodness He tells us in Ezekiel. But so that He can prove Himself true to His word! The nation of Israel, after nearly 2000 years of being scattered amongst the nations, as God said He would do in His word, is a miracle. I have written more about this here:
http://www.jesusplusnothing.com/questions/SpiritualIsrael.htm

In terms of whether you support them, all I would say is you would do well to go by what the Bible says and not just what you hear in the 6 o'clock news. There is an irrational and demonic twisting of the thoughts of the world against the nation of Israel. I'm not saying everything they do is right. But the response of the world against them shows there is something spiritual behind it.
http://www.jesusplusnothing.com/questions/supportisrael.htm

For example, in the last week there is was a conference on women's rights held by the UN. Now women are getting raped, murdered, subjected to slavery and abuse in many horrible nations. This UN panel condemned 1 nation and 1 nation only. Guess who? It was Israel! That, to me, is absolutely disgusting and again shows the incredible bias in these world organizations. Of course it is just as God prophesied it to be where He said in the last days all nations will come against the nation of Israel. But guess what? He also said HE WILL FIGHT FOR HER! So no Lea... don't believe much so what the media gives you concerning Israel. Is is just about always skewed against her. Believe God's word.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/03/19/top-violator-women-rights-around-world-it-israel-says-un/?intcmp=trending

All the best.