“But showing its fault, God says to them, “Look, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will complete a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. “It will not be like the covenant that I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not continue in my covenant and I had no regard for them, says the Lord…… When he speaks of a new covenant, he makes the first obsolete. Now what is growing obsolete and aging is about to disappear.” Hebrews 8:8-9, 13 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/heb.8.8-13.NET
Jesus, God Himself, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, stated unequivocally that He has established a new covenant in His blood. This new covenant fulfills the old covenant promise of One like Moses to come and make possible forgiveness of sins forever, not through the sacrifice of animals presented in a temple among human priests, but through His blood shed for humanity as the only High Priest for all humankind. This same High Priest, Jesus, Messiah, and God, makes those who come to Him for the forgiveness of sins into a holy temple where He now dwells by His Holy Spirit. This Jesus will dwell forever physically as God-Man on the new earth and live in His people spiritually as Holy Spirit forever in the new bodies given to those who will live with Him forever in His eternal kingdom. This new covenant fulfills the old covenant and makes all people the true Israel who live by faith as Abraham did when God initiated His covenant promise of an eternal people with him. So, should the church support Israel today? Yes. Why? First, they were unjustly attacked by a people whose religion is evil, for it desires the destruction of all people who refuse to adhere to its ways. Islam is not a healthy and good religion but a suffocating, repressive religion, as evidenced by the people who follow it wherever it dominates the culture. Second, Israel is where our God lived among us as one of us, so we visit that holy place where so much of the One True God’s interaction with humanity has occurred. We support Israel to keep the freedom to remember the very real works our God has accomplished among humanity. Third, we support Israel in seeking their reconciliation with the Messiah, Whom they have always rejected. We pray they will one day receive as their Savior and Lord, Jesus, becoming the true Israel: those who live by faith in the God described by the Bible as the One Who engages humanity for reconciling humanity to Himself for all eternity by His sacrifice on the cross because of His love for all.