Basic differences between The Church (New Testament Heirs) and Future Israel (New Covenant Parties)

New Testament HeirsNew Covenant Parties
Mystery (Col 1:27; Eph 3:9) not previously revealedProphecy revealed to the prophets
Baptized into Christ (The SEED of Abraham and of David) (Gal 3:26-29) and made heirs with Christ (rom 8:17)Believing Physical Descendants of Abraham (Israel)
Accepted in Christ (the beloved)Beloved for the Fathers sakes (Romans 11:28; Deut 4:31)
Christ the FirstFruits (1 Corinthinans 15:23)The 144,000 the Firstfruits (rev 7:4-8; rev 14:4)
seated in the heavens as kings and priests (Eph 2:6: Rev 5:10) per the Davidic Covenant (Psalm 2:8-9; Rev 2:27; Rev 12:5; Psalm 110:4)planted in the land with a king to rule over them (ezek 37:21-25)
co heirs of glory with Christheirs to the palestinian covenant for the sake of the fathers (Deut 4:31)
the body of christ, and new man, in which there is no jew or greek (Gal 3:28; Col 3:11)the redeemed of israel, designated by their tribes (Rev 7:4-8)
the MYSTERY bride of christ (Eph 5:32) out of his side (typfied by adam and eve) (gen 2:21-24) bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh (Eph 5:28-30) – as a creative act of resurrection (not a marriage “covenant”)– friends of the bridegroom and servants and guests at the feast (John 3:29; lk 12:36)
– also betrothed to jehovah – but as another party by covenant (moses): (Ezek 16:8). Divorced (Jer 3:8) but promised to be remarried (Hos 2:19-2:20) by the new covenant (jer 31:32).

note Christ has one bride, ultimately the new jerusalem (Rev21:2; , but it is a composite consisting of the mystery of the church out of his side (emerging from his death and resurrection) represented by the 12 apostles (foundation stones – rev 21:4) and the nation Israel with its 12 tribes (gates – rev 21:12) related to Him by covenant.
raptured to the heavens to be with the lord (1 Thess 4:17)gathered to the lord at his coming to the earth (Mt 24:31)

Characteristics of living of mortals under each situation

Church (New Testament)Israel (New Covenant)
living governed by edification from New Testament Ministers, Stewards of the Mysteries (1 Corinthians 4:1)living governed by God Himself in His New Covenant with them (Directly) (ezek 31:33-34)
apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds teachers unto the full knowledge of the Son (Eph 4:11-12)no teachers all shall know Him. (Jer 31:34)
instructions to deal with the heart and mind (Eph 4:16-18;Col 3:1; 2 Corinthians 10:5; 1 John 5:21;rev 2:20)god keeps their hearts, and they will be kept from all defilement (ezek 14:11)
seeking those things which are above where our life is hid with christ in god (col 3:1-4) reckoning ourselves dead to the things of the worldenjoying their inheritance in their land and living in it
living for the building up of the body of christ (eph 4) to become the fullness of Christ (Eph 1:23)living as a light to instruct the gentiles. (Isa 2:3; Mic 4:2)

3 thoughts on “Basic differences between The Church (New Testament Heirs) and Future Israel (New Covenant Parties)”

  1. Thanks for the organized visual chart. It helps with my CDO, which is like OCD, but the letters are in alphabetical order as they should be lol. Thanks brother.

  2. Amen David , I know it’s been contentious lately , but it’s brought about some beautiful fruit , I’m glad the whole NC vs. NT thing came up . I wouldn’t have been able to defend myself on this subject. Thanks Brother

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