…the Israel of God. Gal.6:16
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. Gal.3:16
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 which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God. Gal.2:28-29
For we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.. Phil.3:3
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. Rom.9:6-8
And if ye [be] Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal.3:29
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. Gal.4:28
We are Israel! The promises of God and the blessings are to us. The birthright belongs to us. National political State of Israel is not true Israel. Nor are the unbelieving people who claim to be through the flesh. I am Israel! You are Israel! And so are all who are born from above by the Spirit; those who are Descendants of Abraham , Isaac and Jacob, through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is Israel, and all who are in Him. The seed is CHRIST, and He (the seed ) is in us if we are born from above by His power, and given His Spirit.
The nation switched from the physical to the spiritual at the cross. First is the physical. Then after, the spiritual. No, “The Church” did NOT replace Israel! The called out assembly, the ekklesia, has always been and IS, Israel. The flesh profits nothing, the promised seed of Abraham is Christ. (Physically it ended there.) You must be born again! God does not practice racism, respect of persons, nor ethnic apartheid. He does not have two groups of His Chosen People: one of the flesh by natural birth, and one of the Spirit by faith and spiritual re-birth. We who belong to the LORD God through faith in Jesus Christ have been given the seed– which is Christ in us. This has nothing to do with our physical genetics of the flesh. Being Israel does not come by the flesh seed of man. Fleshly heritage, bloodlines and genetics are not what determines one’s standing before God. Israel is the redeemed from all ethnic groups of the earth.
Those who are in Christ are Israel, and Israel is spiritual now in the New Covenant, not a physical ethnic group or a geographical-political nation. The Israel of God is of the Spirit. There are only two kinds of people: the saved and the lost. Jesus promises to bring some from every tribe, tongue, people (ethnic group) and nation into His Kingdom. There is only one Kingdom of God. There are not two, one for physical Jews, one for Christians (or “Gentiles”). In Christ there is no Jew or Greek. There is only one people of God, not two. There is only one Gospel message, not two. There is only one salvation plan, not two. There is only one flock, not two.
Jesus Christ IS the Holy Nation! (We are the Holy Nation, in Him.) It is about Jesus Christ! Not physical ethnic bloodlines or political nations. He is the Chosen One. He is the supreme One. He is the Favored One. He is the Anointed One. He is the promised seed. He is Zion. He is the Holy Land. He is the Righteous One. He is the promised One. It is His blood that makes us holy. His blood and seed is in us spiritually, making us sons and daughters of God, and brethren of Christ Jesus, and children of the Father. Now we are heirs to His Kingdom. There is only one “chosen people” who are the true beloved people of God. God is the God of Israel. We are Israel. We are His people. He is our God.