Friday, February 24, 2017

Hurt Not - Anti-Semitism (LG12)

Rom 11:26-27  And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”
 
When salvation finally goes back to the Jews (after the fullness of the Gentiles or Rapture), only Jacob's descendants who dwell in the land of Israel will be saved. That is the reason why God wants every Jew to aliyah - return back to the nation of Israel (Zionism).

As soon as our Lord Jesus was killed by the Jews, God left the temple of God in Jerusalem by tearing apart the veil. Only the priesthood knew of this sacrilege but their pride and wickedness made them to continue to deceive the Jews. In Acts, all those devout Jews from afar came to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices for the feast of Passover. God miraculously saved them and 3,000 Jews repented and were baptized into the body of Christ. These will preach the gospel in their synagogues to the Jews back home. Later on Peter, Paul and other disciples preached in these synagogues converting many Jews to Christianity.
 
Disciples of Jesus continued to work in the temple areas to bring more devout Jews into His saving grace. In 70 AD in Jerusalem, the temple was burnt to the ground, thus abolishing the priesthood, feasts, sacrifices and Judaism. Almost a million Jews were killed with 97K taken as slaves. But many escaped to far off synagogues where they were saved by believing the everlasting gospel.

Ezek 5:11-12  ‘Therefore, as I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity. One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.'
 
Diaspora is God's plan for those unbelieving, rebellious, stiffed necked Jews to be scattered to synagogues in foreign land. There in despair, they finally heard and understood the gospel and many of them were saved.
 
All those saved are no longer Jews but believers or Christians.

Gal 3:26-28  For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus._
 
A Jew is a disciple of Moses or Judaism, but a Christian is a disciple of Jesus. If anyone claims that he is a 'Messianic Jew', then he is not a Christian and is not saved. Peter, John, Paul, etc. are all believers or Christians and not (Messianic) Jews.

In 1878, when God called them to rebirth the nation of Israel, these rebellious Jews rejected His call and only a handful came back (lest than 20K out of 10 millions of Jews in 1900 AD). God caused pogroms in Europe starting from the 1880s in Russia, and only after millions were massacred by the Nazis in WW2, then the Jews began to go back. By 1948 there were only 0.5 million Jews against 1.2 million Arabs in Palestine.

Brethren, the Jews are blind and unsaved. They must repent of their sin and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, otherwise they will continue to be persecuted and killed with the Anti Semitism becoming worst and worst. Even if they go back to Israel now, they will be conquered and killed for the abominable PLO-Israel Peace Treaty signed in 1993. Only a remnant in Israel will be saved in WW3.