In Old Testament times the nation of Israel had the privilege of being the exclusive nation of God. The temple, the priesthood, the ark and the law all belonged to them. But the kings and priests forgot that His blessing was connected to His rule in their hearts.
When Jesus came He found a beautiful temple in a nation that had forgotten God. He came to build a new nation. But His nation is not a geographical place. The nation of God is built on a single foundation. That nation is the place where Jesus rules hearts, words and actions. That is the only place where the blessings and glory of God is found!
So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:10-11 ESV