In the introduction of his book The Secrets of the Kingdom, Don Bast states that, in a fellowship group of which he was a member for over 20 years (and in which he’d “been a main speaker for over a decade”), it was believed and taught that “the kingdom of God was for physical Israel alone.” Astoundingly, we’re also told by Mr. Bast that one of the members of this fellowship group (who was “in her early 70’s” and had “grown up in this group”) was surprised to learn that Paul even wrote about the kingdom of God!
In light of these and other related prophecies found in the Hebrew Scriptures that concern the eonian destiny of God’s covenant people, Israel, we can reasonably conclude that the kingdom of God on earth – i.e., the kingdom that Christ is going to be “restoring to Israel” – will be distinctively Jewish in nature. However, it should also be noted that the kingdom of God on earth will not be populated exclusively by Israelites, for we know from Ezekiel 47:21-23 that there will be people from among the nations who will be enjoying an allotment in this kingdom as well. In these verses we read that the “sojourners” or “foreigners” (lit. “guests”) who are residing among the twelve tribes at this time must be treated as “native-born among the people of Israel”: