March 11: Israel’s restoration

Despite God’s many promises to Israel that she will dwell in the restored land of Israel, there is an increasing number of Bible believing Christians and churches that deny, or ignore or spiritualize these promises.  Replacement Theology teaches that the church has replaced Israel and therefore Israel is no longer entitled to any of God’s promises to her.

Ezekiel 37:25

 Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever.



“Israel’s right to the land is not based on divine privilege.  Why? A non-covenant-keeping people does not have the right to hold the land of promise…. Which is conditional on Israel keeping the covenant God made with her.”  Pastor John MacArthur.



God’s promise of the land to the Jewish people was made by the unconditional covenant He made with Abraham. God then repeated the promise to Isaac and Jacob.

One thought on “March 11: Israel’s restoration

  1. Donna Honaker says:

    Hi, John MacArthur’s quote was also used in a post from 8/22/18. I commented on it then, and never received a response re: the source of this quote. I’m copying my comment from 8/22 below, and would really be interested to know when he made it. Thank you and God’s greatest blessings upon you as you minister around the world!
    “Hi, I’m just wondering where the quote from John MacArthur in today’s post (Aug. 22) can be found. It seems to imply that he doesn’t believe God’s covenant with Israel is unconditional. I don’t agree with John’s Calvinistic teachings, but everything I’ve found online re: his stance on Israel seems to be sound. I did find this quote from his website, dated May 20, 2007: “You are the Lord, You change not. You do what You say, You fulfill what You prophesy. You bring to pass what You promised. You keep Your Covenants. And we depend on that. Father, we rejoice that history is unfolding exactly the way You designed it. And how stunning is it to know that the Jews are still with us while all other ancient people have disappeared in the amalgam of time. They’re still here and they’re even occupying a portion of the original promised land.” ( This quote is from his prayer at the end, and doesn’t seem to imply God’s covenant is conditional (corrected 8/23). I’d really be interested in seeing his quote in its context if possible. Thank you, and God’s richest blessings to you!”

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