All the Promises of God
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. – 2 Corinthians 1:20
All of God’s promises, without exception, were and are made to and fulfilled in Christ Jesus. It is the most fundamental ignorance of Scripture to assign any promise of God to an identity other than Jesus Christ, including what is often called today ‘natural Israel’. To assign any promise of God to ‘natural Israel’ is to reject God’s Word here. It is to seek and worship a non-biblical, wishy-washy god who has said what he did not really mean.
It should be of the greatest concern to every believer that there are prominent men today who attempt to rob both Christ and His people, the Church, of God’s promises.
Throughout all of Scripture, the Lord Jesus Christ was and is the object of all of God’s promises to mankind. It is simply impossible for God to make promises of mercy and forgiveness directly to unbelieving men and women, and such are natural Israel today being apart from Christ. Because all of God’s promises were made to and fulfilled in Christ, they are promises which are also made to the body of Christ – to the Head as well as the body, those of God’s children in the covenant of grace. The Head and the body are one! Thus, the need to be in Christ in order to claim and benefit from the promises.
It should be of the greatest concern to every believer that there are prominent men today who attempt to rob both Christ and His people, the Church, of God’s promises, and attempt to apply them directly to unbelievers by preaching and teaching that God’s promises were made – not to Christ and His body as Scripture proclaims – but to a God-hating, Christ-rejecting people.
God had made very great, very comprehensive, very specific promises to a people known as Israel. God promised them certain things. In fact, the Old Testament is literally filled with those promises. And we can’t even begin to take the time to cover them all. God made very clear specific promises to Israel……
And so God has made promises to Israel which He must keep.
Now, beloved, let me just tell you that’s why there are still Jews in the world. That’s why there is still a nation. The covenants of God sworn in the oath of God have demanded the preservation of the people of God….
They are not God’s ancient people Israel, they are God’s present people and God’s future people to whom He must fulfill His covenants, He must fulfill His promises therefore He must maintain their existence. God has a plan for Israel. His character depends on it. His integrity depends on it. His trustworthiness and faithfulness depend on it. (online source)