“A Chosen Generation”
In the New Testament it is Christians only, Jews and Gentiles, who are revealed as God’s chosen people and God’s holy nation. A few thousand Jews did become Christians then and many are now. But for the rest, Jesus cursed the fig tree and called them members of the synagogue of Satan.
1 Peter 2:1-lO…They that are with Him [Christ] are called and chosen. [Revelation 17:14; Ephesians 1:4] Peter was writing to Christians: new born babes, lively stones, to a spiritual people, who are the holy priesthood, elect and precious.
The Lord Jesus has become the chief cornerstone of all these new and living stones. He is building only ONE spiritual nation, ONE spiritual temple!
Mathew 21:42. This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our eyes.
Luke 3:8.Truly, God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
To be an Israelite of the promised Seed, one must now be bringing forth good fruit of the spirit from “good ground” and not of the flesh, either in 30, 60, or up to 100 fold in God’s spiritual measure – Matthew l3:23. Because the religious system of Israel rejected Christ as the chief cornerstone and bearer of good fruit, Jesus said to the Jews: The kingdom of God shall be taken from you [as a natural literal nation], and given to a [newly incorporated Christian] nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. Matthew 21:43
There is only one Way all must come – John 14:6 That way is not through natural lineage and inheritance, but through the acceptance of God’s grace found in Jesus Christ the Lord. There is only one new Covenant and God makes that Covenant only with true believers.
Who is now and shall yet be a part of the new people of God? The natural Jews?
Yes, but only as individuals, as Christian Israelites in a totally new and different nation: citizens of a new city, a new government. They must come through Christ in the same manner as any nationality before they can become new citizens of this new nation in all that area promised to Abraham and his descendants by faith. Heb.11:10-16
Natural Israel did not obtain that which they sought, but the chosen [and faithful] people have attained it. Romans 11:7, Romans 8:29-30 s