Monday, October 15, 2012

We Must Support The Jews

Benjamin Disraeli, Great Britain’s only Jewish Prime Minister in an address to parliament in 1854 said,
“There is no country in which the Hebrew race has been persecuted which has not suffered, whose energies have not withered, whose political power has not decayed, and where there has not been evident proofs that the Divine favor has been withdrawn from the land. The instances of Spain, and Portugal, and Italy (Rome) are obvious.”

He was making reference to the Abrahamic Covenant in Genesis 12:3. It has been shown time and again that those that curse the Jews get cursed. Every nation since the time of Abraham that has persecuted the Jews has been reduced to an insignificant political power. Starting with Egypt, which is a third world country and was once the greatest world empire to Nazi Germany that was completely eliminated.

Today Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. They are surrounded by despotic totalitarian regimes intent on seeing Israel destroyed. God says they will never be destroyed (Jeremiah 31:35-37). But He will keep His promises to Israel. We must continue to support them. I know that there will come a time when this will not happen. The Bible tells us that during the Great Tribulation that “All nations will come against Israel.” (Zechariah 12:2) If there is still a United States when this happens it will be one of the “All Nations.”

The apostle Paul knew that the Gentiles and the Church at large would think less of the Jews then themselves and he warned us about that. Listen to him and heed his warning.

“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in” (KJV). - Romans 11:25

God’s plan for Israel has not changed we must support them. God has them on the sidelines for the time being. They reject the gospel but are divinely elected by God to receive His love and rebuke as they gradually come to belief in Christ. It will take the Great Tribulation to finally cause them to realize that Jesus is their Messiah. Until then they are back in the land in unbelief according to Ezekiel 20: 33-38; 22:17-22 and Zechariah 2:1-2. Some mistakenly point to Ezekiel 37 to affirm their right to their divine right to the land. The dry bones passages actually pertain to them at the end of the Great Tribulation when they are finally in belief.

Israel is the barometer of Bible prophecy.