We must understand why God decided to make a New Covenant so that we can live worthy of making the Name of the Lord - Holy in the eyes of the nations.
Have we become the modern day Jew? They had the scriptures but no spiritual life. Only those who live IN the Holy Spirit have the life of Christ.
Eternal life is part of living in the spiritual kingdom of heaven here on this earth. Those who live by the spirit live in the kingdom.
We need to honestly examine our claim to be followers of Christ and see if we have lowered the standard to suit our own comfort.
We can learn from Elijah how to pray in agreement with God's will for those who need to be brought back to repentance