There always seems to be some controversy surrounding the Jews, this is nothing new, it started thousands of years ago and will continue until the return on the Lord. With the growth of anti-Semitism in our society we seem to either be heading for a third world war or another holocaust, maybe both!
There is a mystery concerning the Jewish people – for such a small group of people they certainly get a fair share of attention so it is important to understand why. They have a history like no other, from experiencing divine revelation to over 2500 years of relentless persecution. Yet, the Jews still exist today, surviving through empires that no longer exist – Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Roman and more recently Communism of the Soviet Union and the Fascism of Hitler’s Germany.
But the Jews have not just survived, they have changed the world! They have had such an impact that over 20% of Nobel prize winners have been Jewish, covering a range of categories that have aided mankind’s progression. Their land, Israel, is now flourishing! This once desolate land has been transformed by the Jews, now they are exporting fruit & veg to the rest of the world.
Sir Thomas Newton said this:
When we understand the promises made by God to the Jewish people through Abraham we can understand this mystery more clearer. We can understand how they have been regathered from all around the world, unlike any other group of people in human history. Also, how they have survived attack after attack from surrounding nations. They have the Creator God of the universe as their keeper and watchman.
The promise to Abraham formed an everlasting covenant, with God making many prophecies relating to this unconditional promise. Many of these prophecies being dependent on each other, meaning if one fails they all do, which makes the current regathering of Jews a miracle in itself! It should stand as a warning to anyone or nation that tries to interfere in God’s schedule.
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. (Genesis 12:2-3)
Whatever your view of the Jewish people and the promised land, the future Biblical prophecies are centred around them! In many ways the existence of Jewish people today and the flourishing land of Israel are evidence for God’s existence and the covenant’s He makes! One day soon, they will turn in desperation to Jesus Christ their Jewish Messiah – this Jewish Messiah is your Saviour too!
This video (21 mins) looks at this mystery of the Jews in a little more depth:
For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. (Jeremiah 31:7)