As for Israel during this period, though God has withdrawn Himself from them as a nation, He has not totally cast them away. All Jews who believe in Him and in His son are saved just as anyone who believes. They are “a remnant according to the election of grace” (Rom. 11:5).
Moreover, all believers during this period, whether Jews or Gentiles, enter into the kingdom of God and of His Son by their new birth (Col. 1:13). This kingdom which we enjoy now is of course the spiritual dimension of the kingdom—where Christ rules and reigns in every believer’s heart, where He has blessed us with His presence and love, and where He has granted us forgiveness of sins based on our redemption, which He purchased with His blood (Col. 1:13-14).
With that said, be careful to understand that the church is not, nor ever will be the…
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