Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Why Fight God's Promises To Israel?

Psalm 96:4-5
4  For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
5  For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

The Bible, modern news, and ancient history, alike, are all filled with reports of numerous people, groups, and nations that have despised Israel and that continue to seek to destroy it. It is noteworthy that those same haters of Israel seem to equally despise God Almighty. I say that because Israel's detractors clearly ignore God's promises to Israel. Obviously, those who curse and fight against Israel do not want God's blessings on themselves. 

As noted in Jeremiah 16:14-15, below, even in some of Israel's darkest times, as they have faced great scatterings of their people, God has left them hope for the future. We must remember that God never lies, so we need to agree with God about what He has said and ordained for Israel. 

Jeremiah 16:14-15
14 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
15  But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.

Israel was regathered, temporarily, in preparation for the coming of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ (under Roman rule). However, the final regathering of Israel, into the land promised to them, was fulfilled right after World War II. From this modern regathering into the land that God has given to them (though their situation shall look desperate at times, as seen in Christ's Sermon on the Mount in Matthew, and throughout Revelation), Israel shall not be wholly removed by any earthly power. If one doubts God's interest in Israel, one needs to return to reading the Bible, especially Genesis, Daniel, Matthew, and Revelation. We should be blessing God for keeping His word to Abraham and all of Israel. Those who neglect, despise, or ignore God's Word seem perennially inclined to fight against Israel and against God. There is only one way to make peace with God.

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