Some on this board say that the church is now spiritual Israel and that Israel as a nation has no eschatological future. Consider Ezekiel's prophecy in Ezekiel 37, the famous passage about the valley of dry bones. Remember that Ezekiel writes during that Babylonian captivity, so the ten tribes of Isreal, having been taken away by Assyria, is no more, and Judah is now in captivity. Ezekiel says: Note that the bones picture "all the house of Israel". The "sovereign Lord" promises to bring them back to the "land of Israel". Ezekiel continues: This section reveals that God is going to rejoin the lost tribes of Israel to the captive tribes of Judah. God will take the two and "make them into one stick". When God is finished, the two separated nations of Israel and Judah will be one again. Ezekiel continues with these promises: According to this prophecy, the two nations will dwell in the land that God promised Jacob with David as their king, God will dwell with them, and this will be a testimony about God to the nations. Has this prophecy already taken place? If so, when? If not, how can you deny that God has a future for national Israel? Or, please, show me how I am failing to understand this prophecy?