The Israel of God!
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. Gal6:16
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. Gal6:15
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal3:28-29
In Christ there are no Nations, nationalities, ethnic groups, race, creed, color or earthly loyalties. God has Proclaimed that He has no partiality nor personal favoritism, Rom2:11, Gal2:6, Acts10:34, ‘If ANY nation (persons) fears Him and WORKS Righteousness, they are accepted by God!’ God is no longer in the Nation building business, Jh18:36 ‘My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world my servants would fight!’ It’s not that the ‘Church (ekklesia, call out ones) has Replaced Israel, the Called out ones are Israel, of the line reaching back to Abraham, the Father of us all! Rom4:16.
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God. Rom2:28-29
Its not circumcision of the flesh that makes someone the Israel of God, it happens within, of the Spirit not the letter. The flesh (evil passions-desires) put to death, crucified with Christ, the reason the Church (and the Hebrew roots people) cannot grasp this truth is they KEEP the flesh alive and rely on doctrines, rituals and opinions of men. But the Scripture is clear, slavery to sin is broken and the heart is renewed.
In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, Col2:11
God choose Abraham (then Abram, Gen12) to bring forth the Nation of Israel in which line (of Judah) a Savior would be born and in that ALL Nations (on earth) would be blessed. Never was all (ethnic) Israel chosen for Salvation, they were entrusted with the oracles of God, Rom3:1, yes, but only those who Walk in the Steps of faith, Rom4:12, as Abraham, proving his faith by his deeds, are all Israel. (Js2:22, 24) Linage to Abraham by birth is of no avail to the Jews who suppose their Salvation rests in their genealogy. Christ told them: ‘If you were Abraham’s children, you would DO the DEEDS of Abraham!’ Jh8:39, because he rejoiced to see MY Day and he saw it and was glad! Jh8:56 Therefore ‘All Israel‘ (the remnant of Israel, Rom11:26) are those who will come ‘by Faith, believing that Jesus is the promised Messiah and follow Him. There is no Future Israel (nation) to come or promises yet to be fulfilled. The Kingdom of God moved from types and shadows, Tabernacles and rituals, to the hearts of His elect, the called out ones who CHOOSE to follow Him by faith!
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1Cor3:16
For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people. 2Cor6:16 (Jer32:38, Ezk37:27)
God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Acts17:34
It is no longer necessary to make pilgrimages to Jerusalem or worship God in a Temple made of stone, nor will it ever be again, for: ‘the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. Jh4:23-24
When Jesus cursed the fig tree in Matt21:18, May you never bear fruit again! It ended His dealings with the Nation of Israel forever, they would be left ‘desolate‘ for their rejection of the Messiah, Lk13:35, Mat23:38, just as Daniel had prophesied, Dan9:26. The fig tree (illustration) no longer grew figs only leaves … a ‘form of godliness, as the Dispersed Jews (from 70-74 AD) would be mingled into every nation on earth, but retain their ‘ethnic linage. Jesus said Clearly, because they had rejected Him as their Chief Cornerstone:
Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. Mat21:43
In the Parable of the wicked Vinedressers, Lk20:9-19, Jesus was addressing the chief Priests and scribes and relating to them what would happen when they Killed the Son to steal His inheritance. ‘He will come and destroy those vinedressers and GIVE the vineyard to others! And that’s exactly what has happened to the Nation State of Israel. Their blindness and rejection of Christ has been their undoing until now. The secular State of Israel founded in 1948 has nothing to do with prophecy being fulfilled. They have been cast off:
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Mat23:37-39
The Zionists cabal that established the Nation State of Israel after WWII was a globalist movement to gain a secure foothold in the middle east for the West to tap in on the massive oil resources and destabilize the region. It is a Satanic counterfeit, (supposed fulfillment of prophecy) all part of the Beast System, lying signs and wonders, designed to cash in on the ‘end times’ mania and keep the professed Church in great darkness anxiously waiting for the rebuilding of the Temple, appearance of ‘anti-Christ and theimaginary rapture to recue them out of the great tribulation to come. So instead of waking up and repenting of their iniquities, they blindly support the neo-conservative, phony God-Country, religious right wrapping themselves in the flag and marching off to war in Jesus name!
ALL Israel will be saved! Rom11:26, Yes, but ‘they are not all Israel who are of Israel‘, Rom9:6, the Nation State of Israel rejected the promised ‘Deliverer who came our of Zion’, Isa69:20-21, therefore ONLY the remnant (God’s elect who choose to follow Christ) will be numbered among ‘all Israel who are Saved. Rom11:5, of the line of ‘believing Abraham, Rom9:7, walking in the Steps of faith. The entire ethnic State of Israel was Never chosen, elect of God, only those in Abraham’s Seed (Christ) are the children of the promise, the rest are children of the flesh, Gal4:21-26 and remain so (in bondage and blindness, a veil over their hearts concerning Christ, 2Cor3:15) ONLY those born (of the Spirit) in the line of Isaac, are children of the Promise who will inherit the new ‘heavenly land. (Heb11:16)
All believers are united in Christ, Jew and Gentile, there are no racial advantages or disadvantages. The Olive Tree illustration in Rom 11 reveals this clearly. All the ‘Natural faithful branches and all the faithful wild branches are being grated into the ONE Olive tree together and partaking of that Tree in Christ. All standing by faith, all under condition they abide in the Vine or suffer the same fate as those who were ‘Cast off’ in unbelief (disobedience) God is fully able to graft in again, those who rejected Him as their Messiah, as Paul says: ‘And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in again, for God is able to graft them in again‘. So no one in the Vine can boast above anyone else,‘For if the casting away of them is the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? A great mystery in that blindness in part is happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. The fullness of the Gentiles represents the AGE of Gospel Preaching until the Lord returns, and the gathering from all Nations to Repentance and Faith is taking place. When it is finished, mankind’s time is up. There will be no second chance for the Jews or the Gentiles who rejected Christ. Christ returns, Judgment follows. Scripture is abundantly clear on this matter: Mat25:31-33, Rev22:11-14, ect
Arguing genealogies as to superiority in Christ is also of no avail. Whether we call Christ by His Hebrew name, Yahshua, keep festivals, observe circumcision or even Keep the Jewish Sabbath it benefits no one. Jewish Christians were contending for these things even in early times among the Gentile converts and Paul set the record straight in short order:
As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some (Judiaziers) that they teach no other doctrine Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions,rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. 1 Timothy 1:3-4
So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Col2:16-17
Contending for genetics (or Hebrew roots) is of no gain and brings about divisions within the body. Instead place the emphasis on a pure heart that worketh love, clear conscience, and faithfulness to God, that’s what makes one a son of God, not Sabbaths, new moons and ritual!
Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, (tracing Hebrew roots, observing Jewish rituals) desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm. 1Tim1:5-7
We should avoid these things because they stir up strife and division, trying to set one above another in the body of Christ in which all are One! ‘and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all Col3:10-11
The Veil is removed, the dividing wall broken down, God does not have Two Brides (Israel and the Church) He has made Peace through reconciliation by His own blood. Ordinances and genealogies no longer matter, only our oneness in Christ. Eph2:11-13
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Eph2:14-18
So avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. Tit3:9
The Better Covenant:
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. Heb8:13
Everything about Christ speaks of a Better Way and the old way no longer required. Let’s begin:
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Heb1:1-4
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Heb6:19-20
for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God. Heb7:19, by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant. V:22
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Heb9:11-12
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. Heb12:22-24
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Heb9:14
A Better Covenant, better Hope, Good things, New mediator, Sin removed, purged from our soul, Rest in Him from our dead works and labors, Heb4:10, (rituals, sacrifices, ordnances) What more could we need! Circumcision is not required (in fact its useless!) Ritual isn’t necessary, the Keeping of Days, New moons, Sabbaths is no longer an issue. We have full access to Christ by the Blood to come boldly through the Veil, our hearts made pure, conscience purged and washed clean. Heb10:19-23 We are named among the faithful as royal priests, a holy nation, special people, 1Pet2:9, sharing our like precious faith as partakers of the Divine Nature, 2Pet1:1, 3-4, established in the Present truth, 2Pet1:12. Who could ask or need more?
ALL Israel is and has ALWAYS been the Spiritual sons of Abraham walking in his steps by faith, there is no such thing as the ‘Church and Israel, as though God has a separate plan for each, there is ONLY one Israel, the ‘callout ones, Hisekklesia, ‘a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! Rev7:9-10
The greatest injustice done by the so-called evangelical Church in the last 500 odd years is preach the Gospel to the Jews under the premise that there exists ‘the Church and Israel’ and that the Jew must come out of Israel (or their ethnicity) into the ‘Church to be Saved, thereby ceasing to be Jews and becoming ‘Christians. But the early Saints understood true Israel and Preached Jesus to them from the Prophets, thereby Proving He was their promised Messiah come to gather in the lost sheep from the house of Israel in the 70th week of Daniel’s prophecy, Dan9:25-27, when all things, (earthly types and shadows) will be brought to an end and the New (spiritual) Kingdom commence. They reasoned with them from the Scriptures and revealed Christ from the mouths of their own Prophets; NOT in a futuristic model in which Prophecies have yet to be fulfilled for the Nation State of Israel, an anti-Christ person revealed, covenant (peace treaty) made and the world cast into a seven year Tribulation that will culminate in the return of Christ to finally ‘save all Israel. Such is fantasy invented in the pits of hell, in the line of Rivera, Lacunza, Irving, Darby and Scofield, the unholy alliance of ‘Catholic Pentecostalism, divvied in the Vatican to take the heat off the Pope as a clear and present danger (anti-Christ type) falsely sitting on the throne of God representing himself as god in attempt to gather all ‘religions together under his wing, as Pontifex Maximus. (King of the World!) Sadly the vast majority of professed evangelical Christianity has bought into this Lie with all their might. It is currently one of the biggest money making scams going on in the Churches. Hundreds of heavy weight Pundits spew this garbage 24/7 and have the professed Church marching under the banner of Zion in fanatical support of the Nation State of Israel as a fulfillment of Prophecy they dare not despise, least God curse them for not sanctioning the destruction of their middle eastern enemies.
When God told Abraham: I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed Gen12:2-3 He was speaking of the sons and daughters of FAITH who would follow in the Steps of Abraham, waiting for the City which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Heb11:10. ALL natural prophecies concerning the return of Israel to its homeland had ALREADY been fulfilled in the time of Christ! When King Cyrus II, (prophesied in Isa46:28) took Babylon (539BC) he commissioned the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, Ezr1:1-11. When it was finally completed under Darius II, around 521BC, the dedication took place. Ezr6:15, 8:35,
Ezra 6:15 “And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy. And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel. 8:35 Alsothe children of those that had been carried away, which were come out of the captivity, offered burnt offerings unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he goats for a sin offering: all this was a burnt offering unto the LORD.
All natural Israel is represented here, the twelve tribes, gathered from the Northern Kingdom (stick) previously exiled to Assyria and the Southern Kingdom (stick, Judah) Babylon. Ezra records 50,000 souls present, out of one million, a very small remnant, but present nonetheless. All had been fulfilled as Prophesied, the return of the exiles, men and women servants, singing in the second year of the foundation of the Temple, Zerubbabel and Jeshua the High Priest present at the building of the altar celebrating the Feast of the Tabernacles, and the final dedication recorded by Ezra. (Nothing like this happened in 1948 or was it a return to their religious roots) Although the Jews, at the time, were not an independent people, the prophecies of restoration of their worship and sacrifices in the Temple was fulfilled. After the conquest of Judea by Alexander around 200BC, and his untimely death, events took place in the warring Kingdoms that subjected Judea to the whims of Syria and the Temple was again looted, (167BC) religious services stopped and circumcision banned. The altar defiled with Pigs blood. (all prophesied by Daniel Chapter 11 very accurately) The second restoration then took place under Herod the Great around 20-18BC, (Prophesied in Haggai 2:1-9) and remained so to the time of Christ until it was entirely laid to waste in 70AD by the Romans, Dan9:26, NEVER to be restored again as a physical (third) Temple. ‘Your house is left to you desolate! Lk13:35, The fact is that He came to be the new sanctuary with them and provided the eternal dwelling place for His people forever. The ‘Son of David to rule and reign in the heart of those who would follow Him into a New Kingdom not of this world. Ezekiel 36, 37 Prophecies of this glorious time when: ‘For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. Ezk36:24-28, Also: Jer31:33
Those who would receive Him (the remnant) as their promised Messiah will be cleansed, given new hearts and an eternal dwelling place in Him; with a New Covenant of peace, everlasting and a sanctuary in their very midst, no longer wondering in the deserts of the world, looking for mythical temples or places of rest. But a permanent dwelling place in Christ, as the True Israel of God, from every nation and tongue.
And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore. Ezk37:25-28
Much is said in Scripture concerning this New Covenant.
‘He shall confirmed the covenant with many, Daniel 9-27, ‘For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins, Matt.26-28 ‘And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect Galatians 3-17
There is no earthly covenant, (supposed peace treaty), supposedly to be confirmed by the antichrist in a futuristic Jewish Temple completing Daniels 70th week prophesy. Daniel’s prophecy is complete in Christ, offering the Nation of Israel (Jewish people) a chance to hear the Gospel during His earthly ministry. Jesus said it was ‘Finished on the Cross and so it is. From there the Gospel age commenced and is on going to now. God’s physical dealings with the Nation of Israel were completed at the Cross.
Luke 1:68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham”
Ezekiel 37:26 “Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. MoreoverI will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. ”
Hebrews 8-13 “A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people. This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Heb10:18-20 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh. Heb12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably.Heb13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will”
Expecting Jewish people to leave their synagogues for the clap trap ‘receive Jesus, magic cover for their sins non-sense preached in the professed Christian Churches is like asking them to renounce everything they hold sacred and dear. The Church has become more of an enemy to them than friend, perhaps in the natural sense they are sustained by the ‘Christian west, but in the Spiritual realm they are fed the same line of deception as everyone else. Instead of the Second advent of Christ being the END of the grafting (gathering) the professed Church believes its a ‘beginning of a ‘second chance for Israel to receive Jesus as their promised Messiah during a (mythical) seven year period (representing Daniel’s 70th week, that was already fulfilled in the time of Christ!) in which the Temple will be rebuilt, sacrifices commence, a global peace treaty signed and a New world leader revealed. All will then culminate with Armageddon, the Lord’s second return, a partial Judgment, followed by a 1000yr literal Kingdom reign of Christ on earth, ruling from Jerusalem, which ends with another global war, final destruction of anti-Christ and Satan, the Great White throne Judgment and finally all things made new with Christ in charge. Such gibberish makes for a good movie plot, but passing it off as reality is a joke.
The multitude of precious souls (Jew and Gentiles alike) these myths have barred from the Kingdom could only be known by God. Establishment Christianity has nothing to offer of Substance and truth to a confused world lost in darkness and chaos. As the prophets have said: ‘Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. Jer12:10. Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord. Jer23:1-2
The Lord said: He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Mat12:30 The establishment Church today Scatters the Sheep and gathers the Tares, meaning they are ‘driven by various impulses and fly off in every direction, dispensing blessings on whom they will’, ‘scattering seed into the thorny hearts of sin and immediately choking it out with lies. Therefore the Vineyard is trodden under foot. Our one consolation in this mess is that the Gospel age is still upon us and those of us who have ‘Come Out from among them can invite others to escape this System of lies and follow Christ into the eternal Kingdom, not of this world. (Phil3:20-21)
ALL Natural Covenants with the Nation of Israel, promised by God, have been fulfilled. the promise made to Abraham, of a ‘better heavenly land‘ Gal3:16, Heb11:16, in which ‘all nations’ would be blessed, (Gen22:17-18, the same promise made to Isaac, Gen26:4 and Jacob, Gen28:13-14) is NOW taking place in those who come to Christ by faith following Him into the Spiritual Kingdom, Gal3:26-29, ‘And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise‘, (Jew and Gentile alike!) The Kingdom is this present Gospel age until His return on the last Day to:
‘give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, 2Thes1:7-10
No Second chances, no Millennial reign, done! Mat13:37-43, 47-50, 25:31-46, Lk13:25-28, 17:29-30
Joshua:11-23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war, Joshua: 21-43,45 And the Lord gave unto Israel all the hind which he swore to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel, all came to pass(there is no land yet to possess)
The faithful look to Christ, not earthly Kingdoms, Millennial reigns or Jewish restoration. Our City is with Him, with citizenship in heaven, the New heaven and New earth in which Righteousness dwells!
But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. Heb11:16
By Mike D (Stand in the Gap)