God speaks in symbol’s and parables and the spiritual house of Israel are all people who through the lineage (seed) of Abraham was just as God renamed Abram to Abraham and Sari to Sarah he also renamed Jacob to Israel so that the house of Israel his chosen people would be saved. “But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yes, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”.(Isaiah 41:8-10). “And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed”.(Genesis 32:28)
Since God is not a respecter of person’s to only look at the country Israel would be showing favoritism on behalf of God which he would not do, but just as he includes those who are saved are known as the house of Israel it is important to note that the country of Israel is the barometer we need to keep an eye on as that is where our Lord and Saviour returns to! “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south”.(Zechariah 14:4).
The people of God whom God has the ability to graft in or remove within the olive tree are protected and will no longer be a prey to the enemy as they will no longer bear the shame of the heathen! The house of Israel are under his grace of safety. “And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they,, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God. And ye my flock , the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord”.(Ezekiel 34:28-31).
“Ye that praise the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard”.(Psalm 22:23,24).
For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. (Psalm 135:4-5).