I thank God for the Jews. If it weren’t for them having an active part in God’s plan, especially in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews, I would be lost forever. They were the ones who wrote down God’s word and were used by God to preserve it so I could learn about him and the awesome things he has done, both in the Old Testament and New Testament. This is why I pray for the peace of Jerusalem and will never turn against Israel even if the whole world does in my lifetime.
But much of the world doesn’t feel that way–to their own detriment. The mainstream media, government leaders, some church leaders, and others are trying to paint Israel as public enemy #1 on the world stage by making many false claims against Israel. Among those false claims is the revisionist history that says Israel stole their land from the Palestinians and are occupiers. Another false claim is that God no longer has any dealings or covenants in play with any people who call themselves Israel. Therefore, anyone who calls themselves “Israel” is an impostor. People say these things against Israel because they (1) don’t know their world history ; (2) don’t know Bible prophecy ; or (3) couldn’t care less about either (1) or (2).
Nevertheless, God’s words and promises toward his disobedient people called Israel are based on an irrevocable, unconditional covenant going all the way back to Abraham. A covenant he has confirmed with Israel throughout the centuries regarding both their spiritual and physical state. One of the most secure words regarding God’s everlasting love for Israel is found in Jeremiah 33–
24 Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the Lord hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
25 Thus saith the Lord; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;
26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
The words from verse 24 sound exactly like what the anti-Israel factions are saying today. Jews/Israelis are sinners like the rest of us and should be criticized when they do wrong, but much of the criticism aimed at them is anti-Semitic in nature. If you wish to enlighten yourself on the legitimacy of Israel, the two videos (approx. 25 min. each) from Hal Lindsey here give accurate accounts that are intentionally hidden from today’s media.
Harry A. Gaylord