Everything regarding Israel is fulfilled in Christ. The reason that the members of the Church are Jews is because Israel is God's firstborn Son. To be in Israel is to be in Christ.
Not quite following that Seth, but it did make me think
National Israel was "born" out of God's oath to Abraham, so I suppose Israel could be looked at as God's only begotten son (as a nation), as no other nation in the world was "chosen" by God.
But that "birth" was definitely by God's promise to Abraham, as Israel clearly was rebellious from the beginning until the end (70 AD), not deserving in any form or fashion to being righteous before God.
Was Israel "born" to take the wrath of God, instead of the nations of the world at large? Is national Israel the scapegoat?
Like Christ, will national Israel rise up the third day? I think very much so. As Paul states in Romans 11, national Israel will be restored:Rom 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
National Israel is a representation of our personal lives; we are rebellious but God will restore us.
Is today's nation of Israel that promised in scripture? I seriously don't think so. I think that the true restoration happens upon Christ's return. It will be His doing, not man's.
The new Testament definitely speaks of the judgement of the nations; the separating of the sheep and goat nations. Yes, we are Jews inwardly by faith and have the promise of the New Covenant, but as peoples, tongues and nations, they are to be judged and either destroyed or brought into the kingdom age as well. My