In the Old Testament natural nation of Israel, we see a picture and glimpse into the New Testament kingdom of heaven in the church. God chose a special people to bless in this world, redeemed them from bondage, gave them a blessed promised land, the tabernacle and priesthood, and finally a kingdom lead by a king after God’s own heart. We can see the true covenant with Israel is pointing us towards the new covenant with the elect fulfilled in the kingdom of heaven.