The antichrists want to replace Judah and Israel.
“The natural seed of Abraham did receive, under the Old Covenant, the fulfillment of the natural blessings promised, but the spiritual blessings promised, which the natural typified, were intended not for the natural seed (in either Old or New Covenants) but for the spiritual seed, that is true, regenerated believers” (William Payne, Trinity Baptist Church).
GUS: Isn’t the opposite of natural seed, unnatural seed? There is no such thing as spiritual-symbolic-ethereal-invisible sperm. Gen 15:2-4 says that a seed must be the physical descendant of Abraham and Sarah; this is not a promise about the coming of the Messiah, see our commentary entitled “The Promise & the Seed”.
“All scripture is God-breathed -- given by his inspiration. The Old Testament, which was God's revelation to the Jews, is the schoolmaster that leads us to Christ. The New Testament is God's revelation to spiritual Israel -- the Church” (Statement of Faith - Indore Pentecostal Church of God).
GUS: Jeremiah said that Israel will be displaced by a man-made organization called "Christianity", after we have explored every galaxy in the universe and journeyed to the center of the earth, Jer 31:31-37.
“Since the story of the Old Testament is the story of the nation of Israel, and since the creation of this nation was God's advance work for the bringing of the Messiah into the world, we should not be surprised that Paul referred to the Lord's church as the Israel of God: ‘And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God’. (Eddie Cloer, Prescott Church of Christ)
GUS: The author has blurred the meaning of the verse. The word "church" in Hebrew is qahal, the Multitude of the People of Israel, Gen 48:4. The physical descendants of Jacob will always be the "Lord’s church": Act 7:38; Jam 1:1; 1Pet 1:1; 2:10 & Hos 1:9-10.
“Nor are we surprised that Paul figuratively depicted the church with terms taken from God's covenant relationship with ancient Israel: ‘For we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh’ (Philippians 3:3)”. (Eddie Cloer, Prescott Church of Christ).
GUS: The author has reversed the meaning. The subject is Israel as seen in the following verses, as opposed to gentiles as seen in the previous verse. Adding the word “true” is both deceptive and unnecessary.
“This depiction of the church as Israel should be highly significant to us, for it tells us that Christians are spiritual Israel today and have been set apart as God's own possession even as was ancient Israel”. (Eddie Cloer, Prescott Church of Christ).
GUS: If the writings of the Netzerim hinted to an invisible Israel, it was in context with Israel's expulsion and subsequent loss of identity. Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Americans, the Euahlayi, or whomever, are "spiritual Israel" only if they are descendants of the original émigré.