Has God Abandoned the Nation of Israel?
There are many today that teach or believe that because Israel rejected Jesus as their Messiah, God has abandoned them to judgment and replaced them with the Church.
Biblically, this is a dangerous false doctrine.
Christ Jesus is firstly the ROOT of Israel. He is THE Messiah of Israel, from the tribe of Judah, descendant of king David according to the physical, and pre-existent as God the Son & the Word in the tri-unity of the Godhead (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit).
All descendants of Israel are His flesh & blood and recipients of the God of Israel’s covenants.
The Apostle Paul, by the Holy Spirit states emphatically in Romans 11 that God has not cast away His people (Israel), in fact God has not only maintained a remnant of Jewish believers as individuals in the Church, He is also keeping His covenants with Israel the NATION to bring about their salvation as a NATION, even though the nation is currently in a state of unbelief & subject to the curses of Deuteronomy until, as a unified nation they recognize Jesus as their true Messiah & cry out “blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD!”
Once the fullness of the Gentiles (non-Israelites from all nations) has been grafted in to Christ along with the remnant of believing Israelites as the complete body of Christ, THEN the LORD will also finish His covenant work to “turn ungodliness from Jacob”, take away their sins as a NATION, and fulfill to completion His New Covenant promises with ISRAEL & JUDAH according to Jeremiah.
The Apostle Paul’s Answer in Romans 11
“I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.
Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
For if the first-fruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches.
But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”” Romans 11:1-2, 11-12, 15-18, 25-27 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/
God’s Promise of a New Covenant with Israel & Judah
“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”” Jeremiah 31:31, 33 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jer.31.33-34.NKJV