Session 26: The Future of Israel
In this session, I will make the biblical case that neither Christ nor the church replaces Israel. Jesus taught the Jewish disciples that on a day determined by the Father, Israel will indeed be restored in the messianic kingdom. The twelve disciples will even assist Christ in ruling over Israel. God used Israel to bring the Messiah into the world, and he will use the regenerated Jewish people and their nation again when he establishes his messianic kingdom. God’s plan of redemption of this Genesis creation is built around the restoration of Israel, and the Jewish nation will indeed play a strategic role in God’s endgame. As Isaiah and Paul teach, God’s promise to Israel of a messianic kingdom on this earth is irrevocable.