God and Israel

We are reminded by all the attacks against the Jews, both in the media and the world in general, after the latest attempt by Hamas to destroy and harm Israel, that the Word of God is so true and wonderful,

‘He [God] has revealed His word to Jacob, His laws and decrees to Israel.  He has done this for no other nation; they do not know His laws. Praise the Lord’  Psalm 147:20

 What that verse reveals is that God created the Jewish nation specifically.  It was to give the Bible and the promised Redeemer to all the nations of the world.  God called Abraham and gave him the assurance, 

‘…all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’  Genesis 12:3b

The intent of Israel’s enemies is to destroy them.  Why try the impossible?  God will never let Israel be destroyed.  Scripture testifies to this in the description of the New Jerusalem, 

‘On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel….  The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.’  Revelation 21:12b,13.  

‘The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city….’  Revelation 22:4a

The twelve tribes, the apostles and the Lamb all share one origin: they are all descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (the latter was renamed ‘Israel’ by the angel of God that wrestled with him at Peniel,  Genesis 32:28-30).   

Concerning the Jews, God said through Balaam, the prophet summoned by the king of the Moabites to curse Israel, 

‘May those who bless you [Israel] be blessed, and may those who curse you be cursed.’ Numbers 24:9b

Conclusion

We as followers of Jesus need to thank the Jews for the original Scriptures.  We need to pray for them and for those who openly court the curses of God because they curse Israel.  God will not allow His people to be cursed.  They are still the apple of His eye. 

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