Or “True Israel”
Or “The Israel of God”
Subsidiary post: Ministering to Spiritual Israel
Matthew 21:43 – “…the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing the fruit of it.”
John 1:47 – “…’Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!'”
John 8:39 – “…’If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham’.”
Romans 2:28-29 – “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.”
Romans 11:26 – “and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, ‘THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB’.”
Galatians 6:15-16 – “…upon the Israel of God.”
Titus 2:14 – “…to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”
1 Peter 2:9 – “But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.”
Revelation 2:9 – “…those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”
Revelation 3:9 – “…those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie…”
Psalm 110:3 – “Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power…” – This prophecy implies that the time would come when physical ethnicity (i.e. descent from Abraham) would no longer be the defining characteristic of the people of God. This time with Jesus Christ, and particularly with the introduction of the Gentiles to the faith (Acts 10:1-48, and as re-capped by Peter in Acts 15:7-9).
Haggai 2:9 – “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former…” – The “latter” glory of the house of Israel is of the spirit while the “former” glory was of the flesh.