Friday, February 24, 2017

Hurt Not - The Pogroms (LG10)

Ezek 14:21-23  For thus says the Lord God: “How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem—the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence—to cut off man and beast from it? Yet behold, there shall be left in it a remnant who will be brought out, both sons and daughters; surely they will come out to you, and you will see their ways and their doings. Then you will be comforted concerning the disaster that I have brought upon Jerusalem, all that I have brought upon it. And they will comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings; and you shall know that I have done nothing without cause that I have done in it,” says the Lord God.
 
So after the Diasporas, if the Jews are blessings to those nations, then they will have peace and prosperity. But if they were once again wicked, selfish, covetous (causing great misery with high interest in Europe) and oppose the Gospel (Crusades in Europe), then they will be banned, killed and also suffer great losses.

Amos 9:14-15  "I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them,” Says the Lord your God.
 
On 13 July 1878 at the Treaty of Berlin, the only British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli with Hebrew linage, secured the control of the middle East and Palestine on behalf of the dying Ottoman dynasty. Immediately, he allowed Jews to buy land in Palestine. This started the call of Aliyah to go back to rebuilt Zion, the nation of Israel. Palestine then was mainly desert and wasteland, desolated by God to give the land its sabbath. It was sparsely populated with 300K.

Exod 23:29  "I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you."
 
More than two million Hebrews entered the Promised Land, yet God did not give it to them in one year because the population was too low.

So, had only two million Jews aliyah out of the tens of millions, then Israel would  have been formed long before 1900 with all the promised land plus Syria and Jordan if they wanted them. (In the 1917 Balfour Declaration, the Jews was given Syria Palestina to form their new nation Israel).

God again handed the promised land to the Jews on the platter but again they were filled with unbelief. Less than 20K aliyah by 1882 (what a shame). So God again would not allow that unbelieving generation of Jews to form the new nation of Israel.

Ezek 33:31-32  So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them.
 
Already the Lord prophesied concerning the Jews that they seek to know His will but they will not keep it for they are really faithless and stiff necked and are hypocrites.

Mat 23:3  "Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do."

The Jews were enjoying their lives in all their new foster nations and refuse to come back to Palestine to form Israel. Immediately, after the Jews were allowed to buy land in 1878, God allowed pogroms in Czarist Russia in 1881-84 with many Jews raped, murdered and land confiscated and the 2nd pogroms in 1903-06 resulting in 2 million Jews migrating to UK and US from 1880-1914. Few went to form Israel. Where is their love for their homeland? Hypocrites!

Similarly, many pogroms in the 1920s and 30s were in Europe forcing some Jews to migrate to Palestine to escape death. Many of those Jews then migrated to third countries.

Palestine      Jews    Non Jews
1517 AD         5K         295K
1882 AD       24K         276K
1918 AD       60K         600K
1931 AD     174K         861K
1936 AD     384K         983K
1946 AD     543K      1,267K

God had to allow all this pogroms with millions of Jews slaughtered otherwise the new nation of Israel would not be formed in 1948.