Hey! There is hope for you yet HD. Unlike your Reformed Brothers you are at least beginning to recognize that God is not done with Israel. It is a question of timing. The next big step is to think about what does God do to open the eyes of Israel.
However, IMO there are certain truths that all Christians should understand and adhere to. I should note that these were basic principles I formulated when I became a Christian. Some of these are found here but when Lee or I brought them up they were never answered.
2) If Israel is desolate, then Christians must be the new Israel (as Lee's excellent piece points out). Gentiles are grafted in.
3) God is the sole author of our faith and is master over all. He is the one who hardens hearts and open eyes to hear His calling just as the verse that "a certain hardening has come upon Israel" implies.
We are given to having "itching ears" so it is important that we pray for understanding before we make doctrinal decisions. Contrary to popular "God loves me/God loves Israel" mentality, God is very much interested in us formulating a good doctrinal understanding about Him. Yet good sound doctrine seems to be very boring to most people.
God loves us and blesses us ONLY because we are being conformed to the image of His Son-something He is doing by His grace and will. God gives grace to unbelievers but His wrath rests on them-not His blessings. Israel exists today because it was God's will. That doesn't mean that God loves Israel any more than He would have loved the formation of Rome or Nazi Germany which was also His doing. It simply mean that there is a divine purpose in all of this.
I would suggest we all listen to Lee's audiofiles in post 30.
Again, denial of Scripture is denial of Jesus Christ, and, just like the lie that is being repeated here, that lie being that God is done with the Jews because they rejected their Messiah (in spite of the wealth of Scripture presented that proves that the Jews will return to Jesus Christ and be saved), then those who are denying Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, by denying the Bible, are just as desolate and discarded by Jesus as they attempt to claim the Jews are.
This is why I'm done, wmfights. We are not required by God to continue to convince those who refuse to accept truth. I am, again, very appreciative of these articles because there are some who will read them and learn and be blessed by the knowledge that God does not lie to anyone and does not deceive anyone and does not make promises to anyone that He does not keep.
As for the spiritually dead who continually surface on replacement theology threads to deny Jesus Christ and to lie about what He has said, leave them to their fate. God honors the choices that people make and so should we.