Those who follow Israel in the news are seeing an intense increase in Anti-Semitism. Strange? Not so much... not according the Word of God. In Zechariah 12:3, God says one day ALL the nations will be gathered together against Israel. None will ally themselves with this tiny nation. This nation, no bigger than the size of New Jersey, gives so much of herself to the world through medical and technical innovations, but receives very little by way of praise and much by way of criticism. She is a leader in the recipients of the Nobel awards in Literature, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Peace. Add in the music, arts and entertainment industries, and I think many people would be shocked at the percentage of Jewish actors, actresses, film makers and musicians. And yet, the hatred of the Jew, and the country of Israel in particular, grows daily. Why? In a word... God.
The underlying hatred of Jews centers around religion. And it all started before the fall of mankind from God's grace by their disobedience in the Garden of Eden. It started with the sin of willful pride in the heart of the Archangel, Lucifer... now known as Satan. His failed rebellion against God, and his subsequent temptation of Adam and Eve, marked the beginning of his hatred for the offspring of the woman. In Genesis 3:14,15, the birth of the Son of God, Yeshua HaMashiach~Jesus the Christ (Messiah), was prophesied to be his demise. Satan, who is not omniscient, has sought to destroy the Jewish nation from the murder of Able to Noah's flood, down through the conflict between Jacob and Esau; from the slavery of Joseph in Egypt until his reign as its ruler; 400 years later, the destruction of Hebrew baby boys by the pharaoh of Egypt resulted in the exodus to the Promised Land of Canaan (now Israel); from Haman's near annihilation of all Jews in Persia (who were saved by God through its Jewish Queen, Esther), to the Maccabees; from the crucifixion of Jesus, to the destruction of Jerusalem by Rome, and then the Holocaust in our time. Satan couldn't destroy the first coming of the promised Messiah, so he is now trying to prevent the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Since the beginning of the Church Age, after the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, both Jews and Christians alike have been persecuted, but today it is on a daily basis and getting worse! The irony is, many Christians lead in the hatred toward Jews because of misinformation from mainstream media outlets and the lack of Biblical teaching from the church pulpits. The reality is, in 1948, God restored Israel back to the land He had promised to her through Abraham, and she became a nation once more. His hand of protection is over them for a time, until they are deceived by The Anti-Christ during the End Time Tribulation. In the end, their eyes will be opened to see Yeshua as their Messiah, and Israel will once again be the center of the world's attention when He reigns from Jerusalem for a millennium. Revelation chapter 20.
While it appears Israel is alone, she has Adonai watching over her. He promises in Isaiah 49:15... "Can a woman forget her child at the breast, not show mercy on the child from her womb? Even if these were to forget, I would not forget you. I have engraved you on the palms of My hands, your walls are always before Me." CJB If only America had such a promise...
Please pray for the peace of Israel and Jerusalem... and while you are at it, pray for America, too! For more information on Israel, visit: http://www.israeldocumented.blogspot.com
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua (Blessings in the Name of Jesus)