Yes - I think theologians call that concept "The Church Invisible". It's like the real Christians in church - and we've all known people who were there for a while then leave.That's good.
True Israelites are not the established Church, only individuals and many reject Church beliefs and teachings.
Then Jesus happened and said he was the temple, the true Israel.But God surely doesn't! My eyes are always upon the Land.... Deuteronomy 11:12 The holy Land is inscribed upon the palms of the Lord's hands, Isaiah 49:14-21 His holy people will live there forever...Psalms 69:32-35, Isaiah 65:9
Then "Entering that rest" is about relationship with God, not rest in the land.
Then Acts 1:8 shows the gospel promise opening up to the ENDS OF THE EARTH!
The kingdom is claiming this whole planet, not just some strip of land in the Middle East.
You're trying to contain it in old wine-skins that are just going to burst.
What are you going to say when your personal vision is proved wrong by that window closing?Not yet. It will be when Jesus Returns. Revelation 19:11-21
Some, but not much of OT Prophecy was fulfilled in ancient times.
How can you say a literal understanding of future events, is wrong; before the window for their fulfilment is closed?
First, the Hebrew language - especially prophetic language, is filled with hyperbole. It's worth recognising that is just part of the language.A big Coronal Mass Ejection is the only thing which can literally cause all the graphically Prophesied events. It will be what will happen, Isaiah 30:26a proves it.
What else can God do to resolve the chronic and untenable situation in the Middle East? Zephaniah 1:18....I shall make speedy riddance of all who dwell in the [holy] Land.
I haven't studied that Zephaniah verse in detail - but my guess is it is probably one of those layered prophesies that is fulfilled in waves. First in the gospel which leads to AD70, then in true reality on Judgement Day. Just like God judges all his enemies and sin on the cross, and conquers death in the resurrection of Jesus - as a first-fruits. But he will also judge his enemies for real, and banish death itself forever on Judgement Day.
It's half way through 2023.
Your timetable for the middle east will not happen. It's based on your own personal vision - which contradicts the New Testament's vision of itself as sufficient for all our guidance needs). It's also based on misreading what the "Day of the Lord" is in the Old Testament. It's often the language of a local war and judgement.