Every Jew will not get to automatically live in the Messianic Kingdom just because they are Jewish! Only a Jewish remnant will live in the Promised Land on Earth during the thousand year reign of Jesus and into eternity. It is important to understand that the everlasting promise of the land is not to every descendent of Abraham, according to the flesh. It is an everlasting promise to past, present, and future Jews who have put or will put their faith for eternal salvation in Jesus. Many unbelieving Jews have enjoyed living on the Promised Land in the past, but if they died without receiving Jesus as their personal Saviour, they will not live on the Promised Land forever in the future! Only Jews according to the flesh, who are also believers in Jesus, will inherit the Promised Land in eternity. Presently, God is preparing believing Jews to possess all of the Promised Land. The everlasting promise of the land is to a past, present and future Jewish remnant. Believing Jews who die will be resurrected, allowing them to possess the Promised Land in the Messianic Kingdom and in eternity.
Many believing Jews died without ever getting to live in the Promised Land! Moses did not get to live there because of his sin when he struck the Rock. He did get to view it from a distance. Other believing Jews were in captivity in other countries for their whole life. There are many reasons why a believing Jew may have never lived in the Promised Land during their life. But, in the future, all believing Jews will live in the Promised Land forever. Only those Jews who accept Jesus as their Saviour and Messiah will inherit the Promised Land in the future. Those Jews who die, before the Messianic Kingdom begins, without receiving Jesus as their Saviour will not get to enjoy the land in the Messianic Kingdom.
God has always had a remnant of Jews who believed in Jesus. Even when Jesus went to the cross, there was a Jewish remnant of believers. Most of them were not bold enough to stand with Him when He went to the cross, but they were still sadly watching from the shadows. The disciple whom Jesus had a special love for followed Jesus to the cross, along with many other Jewish disciples. Most think that disciple was John, the writer of the gospel of John.
John 19:26 “When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!”
Isaiah said that there was a remnant of Jewish believers left to serve God.
Isaiah 1:9 “Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.” Isaiah 10:20-22 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. 22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.” Isaiah 11:12 “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
Down through history, there has always been a remnant of believing Jews. Even when they were sent out of the Promised Land to Babylon because of rebellion, God had a remnant who believed in the coming Saviour, Jesus. Remember Daniel and his three believing friends in Babylon!
Isaiah 11:16 “And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.”
Here again, we see the consistent remnant of Jews. They have strived in spite of many forces trying to destroy them. God will take the Jewish remnant of believers from the past and put them in the Promised Land when the Messiah, Jesus, rules.
Jeremiah 23:3-8 “And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. 5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.”
This prophecy in Jeremiah tells how God drove the Jews out of the Promised Land because of rebellion, but He promised to bring the believing remnant back, Jeremiah 23:3. This can only be talking about when Jesus, the Messiah, rules in His kingdom. Right now, the Jews fear for their lives constantly because of suicidal bombers and exploding rockets, but in the Messianic Kingdom, they will be safe. All of their needs and wants will be satisfied by King Jesus, Jeremiah 23:4. Judgment and justice will be speedy and fair when King Jesus rules. He will protect His chosen people, the Jews. This remnant will be saved Jewish believers, and they will be safe in the arms of their Saviour, Jesus, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS! All of the surviving Jews will get saved when Jesus rescues them at the Mount of Olives, and they will believe when they see the nail prints in His hands. Jesus will be their Deliverer physically and spiritually. This remnant of Jews will be the one-third who survives the last major battle before the Millennial Kingdom is set up by Jesus. After that, it appears from that point on all of the seed of Abraham will turn to Jesus, the Messiah, as their Saviour, during the Messiah’s thousand-year reign. All Jews who turn to Jesus as their Saviour will enjoy the Promised Land that God promised to Abraham and his seed forever. Salvation through Jesus is the only thing that guarantees a Jewish person a place in the Promised Land of Israel in the Messiah’s Kingdom. The nation of Israel will be like Paradise, and it will be safe for every Jew! I have not read one account of where Jews will rebel during the reign of Jesus, the Messiah, Romans 11:26; Jeremiah 23:5, 6. God did not bring the New Testament church out of Egypt. He brought the children of Israel out of Egypt. The believing remnant of Israel will be thankful to Jesus when He brings them to the Promised Land for the last time, never to leave again. This is their own land, as promised to Abraham and all of Israel. It is not the Palestinians’ land, Jeremiah 23:7, 8.
Joel 2:32 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”
God promised through Joel that a remnant of Jews would continue to be saved, even during the time of the Gentiles and just before the Messianic Kingdom begins.
Micah 4:6-7 “In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; 7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.”
At times, Israel has acted like a stubborn mule, causing God to punish them. But God had Micah prophecy that He would save a remnant of them, and they would be a nation once again on their own land. Jesus will rule over them from mount Zion for ever. This is not the church in Zion. It is the believing remnant of the seed of Abraham, the Jews.
Zechariah 13:6-9 “And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. 7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. 8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”
In the future, in a great battle, called the Battle of Armageddon, a remnant of Jews will see Jesus, and ask Him about the wounds that He received by crucifixion, Zechariah 13:6. Two-thirds of the Jews in Israel will be killed by the Gentile soldiers from all of the nations of the world. It is possible that the majority, if not all, of these two-thirds, of the Jews, will refuse to accept Jesus as their Saviour, Zechariah 13:7, 8. The remaining third will morn because they did not receive Jesus sooner and because their nation had a hand in His crucifixion. But, Jesus will tell them that He died willingly for their sins so that they could enter His kingdom. This remaining third, of the Jews, will all receive Jesus as their Saviour. All of Israel will be saved, as told in Romans 11:26. Jesus is the Deliverer, as prophesied. Every Jew who is left alive on earth will be saved. After going through the seventieth week, the seven-year Tribulation, this Jewish remnant will be refined and ready to faithfully serve Jesus in the Messianic Kingdom, Zechariah 13:6.
Revelation 7:4 “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”
During the Tribulation, a remnant of Jews will be saved, as seen in Revelation 7:4. It is evident from the Scriptures that the promise of land to the Jews is not for the church. The church never has and never will replace Israel, by getting the Promised Land. The promise was made by God to Abraham and his seed.
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