…Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises.
Romans 9:1-5 From Haman to Hitler, a parade of hateful rulers has tried to destroy the Jews. Haman’s plot, described in the book of Esther, unraveled in the providence of God. So did Hitler’s, but at a horrific cost. Today an array of hostile forces is vowing to push the Jewish nation into the sea. In coming years, the Antichrist will mount a final global war against Israel to be thwarted only by the sudden return of Christ.
Why this history-long crusade against the Jews? The devil hates the Jews because he hates God. It was the Lord who called Abraham from Ur, made of him a nation, and brought from him a Redeemer. From the Jews came the Scriptures, the covenants, the law, the promises, and even the Messiah Himself.
Every Christian boasts a Jewish spiritual heritage; so when you pick up your Bible, thank God for Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Isaiah, Jesus, Paul—for the Israelites who have suffered so much while enriching our world with the message of God. Keep your eyes on the Middle East and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Jesus Christ is coming back again! It is the blessed hope of the Church, the redeeming hope of Israel, the only hope for a tottering world.
M. R. DeHaan