I can see that some Christians, many actually, believe the New Testament is mainly for the church and the Old Testament for the Jewish peoples. However, in reality, the church has no Covenant with God of IT’s OWN. The New Testament is basically the New Covenant WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE; with Israel.
In Jeremiah is a prophecy about the then to come New Covenant:
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:” (Jeremiah 31:31 KJV)
See it says ‘with the house of Israel’. That seems pretty clear right? Yes, it is.
Jesus did not make the New Covenant directly with the Church. He made it with the Nation of Israel. If you think about it a minute, when Jesus was talking with Nicodemus about having to be born again, He was a Jew, not a gentile right?
The Bible tells us that the Gospel first went to the Jews and later the Gentiles. Jesus the Christ, the anointed one, the only begotten Son of God was born a Jew through the Jewish Virgin Mary. Born in a Jewish town of Bethlehem. His ministry was in the land of Israel as we see in the book of Matthew. The New Covenant is with Israel. Christians really need to understand this because the Nation of Israel is vitally important to the world, especially for believers in Christ!
A read through Romans 11 shows that the Gentile believers are grafted in and now also heirs to the promises of the New Covenant with Israel. Believers are to stand with Israel and more so in the time in which we live!
Why would such a small piece of land in the world (it is like the size of New Jersey!) be causing all this grief? Why is the Islamic world so threatened by it? I tell you why! Because God’s prophecies tell us that when Jesus returns, Israel will be a nation!
It became a nation again on May 14, 1948! Prophecy fulfilled. From that very day Satan has been attacking Israel to thwart the physical return of Jesus Christ. Gods prophecies must be 100% accurate as God cannot lie.
Now look what is happening here in 2017. Big things regarding Israel directly tied to Islam and Satan wanting Israel and all Jews wiped off the face of the Earth. They seem to have really ramped up efforts starting on December 23, 2016 with the UN resolution to divide Israel. With that in mind, how close is the Rapture and the Second coming?
Time is short. Israel is VERY IMPORTANT gentile believers. Watch world events about Israel, very closely.
“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.” (Revelation 16:15 KJV)