Many ask, Who are God’s chosen people in the earth today? Who are His elect? Are they of the natural seed of the children of Israel? Are they the “Jews” according to their ethnic lineage? Or are God’s chosen people now the Christian believers of Jesus Christ?
It is commonly believed that the church must be raptured into heaven so that God can renew His separate program with the natural Jew. But is this truth? Is He going to redeem them in their present state, then remarry them?
Will the O.T. Law: the Mosaic Covenant which was only temporary, Hebrews 7:12 & 8:l3, be able to somehow in the future, disannul the Abrahamic covenant, of which the church is now the only partaker through the Seed of Abraham: Jesus Christ?
It has been well said, that the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. The whole Bible teaches only ONE acceptable seed, ONE family, ONE all-encompassing covenant, only ONE Israelite people as the true Covenant “children of the living God.” Romans 9:26, Eph. 4:4-6
The New Covenant promised seed has been sown and is risen to replace the Old Covenant chosen seed and its unfruitful, ineffective, but once necessary life has passed out of God’s plan, just as surely as have works of the Old Testament Law.
Ancient Israel, is a type of the “first man Adam, the old man”: the natural body. Whereas the new Israel of Christianity is of the “last Adam, the new creation”, a spiritual body.
The firstborn was Jacob, typifying Israel of the flesh- Ex.4:22; Hos.11:1. The second born: Jesus, was of the Spirit, 1 Cor.12:12-14. In Genesis 25:23 we also see two nations, a natural ethnic Israel and a spiritual true; Israel of God.
Israel of old was chosen as the firstfruits nation of the fallen Adamic seed to receive and carry the revelation of the creative, redemptive, promises of God Almighty. Isaiah 43:10; Romans 3:2 It was revealed to them long ago: I the Lord am holy and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. Leviticus 20:26
God later divorced ethnic Israel on the grounds of whoring after idols. Jer. 3:1-11 and will marry another woman: the true Christian believers. Matt. 21:43, Isaiah 62:1-5
The faithful and obedient children in the true “Israel of God” are being prepared and made ready, Revelation 19:7…prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
In perfect holy union, the bride, the Lamb’s wife, shall be called “the holy people, the redeemed of the Lord”. 1 Peter 2:9-10, Revelation 5:9-10
False teaching is that God’s chosen are still the natural Jew and that everything for us as a Christian is in heaven; that Jesus has to hurry up and rapture us out of the earth so that He can renew His program and make another covenant with the chosen Jewish nation. But, the truth of Bible teaching is that Christian believers are His only chosen and that only through Abrahams Seed, the true Christian Church, shall all the families of the earth he blessed, then we had better stop and re-evaluate this issue. The serious mistake for far too long, has been–that much of the Bible’s truth concerning Israel is part of another Covenant and for another day or another people.
Friends, that is actually “another gospel.” Galatians 1:8-9 Ref; Ross McKay