G-d’s continuing role for the Jewish people
Jeremiah 16:14-16: “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “that it shall no more be said, ‘The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. “Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says the LORD, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.””
Even though Jeremiah 16:14-16 prophesies the rise of anti-Semitism in the Last Days – and we can all see that anti-Semitism is on the rise across the globe, and there is a deep concern for the survival of the Jewish people.
Recently, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported the following:
“Since 13 September 2015, 40 people have been killed in terrorist attacks, 511 people (including 4 Palestinians) have been injured, there have been 155 stabbing attacks (including 76 attempted attacks), 96 shootings, 45 vehicular (ramming) attacks, and one vehicle (bus) bombing”.
Innocent Israelis and Palestinians are being attacked by pedestrian terrorists, blinded by a mixture of radical Islam and misguided nationalism.
Though some of the most vicious attacks are taking place in Israel and France, anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head in other Western countries.
Now is a critical time to reach out to the Jewish people. And now is the time for Christians throughout the world to take up their G-d give mandate to comfort the Jewish people found in Isaiah 40:1-2: “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned”.
We know that the one who is behind all anti-Semitism is Satan, and he is trying to destroy the Jewish people because he understands that G-d has a continuing role for them.
And Almighty G-d does have a continuing role for the Jewish people. We see this in Romans 11:11-15: “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?”
I believe that the turning of the Jewish people to Yeshua will lead to a world-wide revival and to the very return of Yeshua.
I also believe that this world-wide revival that the church is eagerly waiting for will not happen without the Jewish people. In fact, it may even begin with a Jewish believer in Yeshua.
Which is why now more than ever, the Gentile church needs to take up its G-d given mandate, found in Romans 11:11-14: “But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.”
There is a clear biblical pattern, given by Yeshua Himself in Acts 1:8 to take the gospel out to all the nations beginning with the Jewish people: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
In Romans 11:25-27, ‘Rav’ Shaul (Paul) writes: “For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins”
All of history is leading up to this great Day of Deliverance. Jewish people will survive because God is faithful to His promises; but that does not mean we will not face difficult times ahead.
So please pray for the salvation of the Jewish people, and if you know Jewish people well, tell them about the good news of salvation and about their Jewish Messiah, Yeshua.
Many Gentile Christians tell me that they love the Jewish people and that they have a number of Jewish friends. Well if you truly love your Jewish friends, you should be telling them about salvation and Yeshua. If you don’t, I doubt that you love them that much.
True love is found in 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
And if you truly love your Jewish friends, you will give them the gospel so as to ensure that not one of your Jewish friends will perish, but that they all come to repentance and eternal life in heaven.
Now is the time to stand with the Jewish people and to tell G-d’s chosen people about the Messiah, Yeshua.
To those of you who have given Jewish people the gospel and who fervently pray for the salvation of the Jewish people as well as for their protection and the protection of Israel, thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring, standing up and praying for my people at this time.
May the L-rd bless you abundantly.