8 “But as for you, Israel my servant, Jacob my chosen one, descended from my friend Abraham, 9 I have called you back from the ends of the earth so you can serve me. For I have chosen you and will not throw you away. 10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. 11 “See, all your angry enemies lie there, confused and ashamed. Anyone who opposes you will die. 12 You will look for them in vain. They will all be gone! 13 I am holding you by your right hand-I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I am here to help you. 14 Despised though you are, O Israel, don’t be afraid, for I will help you. I am the Lord, your Redeemer. I am the Holy One of Israel.’ 15 You will be a new threshing instrument with many sharp teeth. You will tear all your enemies apart, making chaff of mountains. 16 You will toss them in the air, and the wind will blow them all away; a whirlwind will scatter them. And the joy of the Lord will fill you to overflowing. You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.
Centuries ago the Church took on the belief that because Israel had rejected Jesus Christ as their Savior, that God was done with the Jews. And all of His promises to them now belonged to those who believed in Christ. This is just not true and never has been. God never goes back on a promise He has made. Someday the Jewish people will recognize Christ as their Savior and many do today. The Church today is comprised of Gentiles and Jews. But what God is telling Israel is that they will become a nation again and that He is not done with them. Christ will come back one day and rule as their King. We have seen this become true right before our eyes and Israel became a nation again in 1948 after over 2600 years of being ruled by others. In 70 A.D. the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and scattered all of the Jews around the world. But God never stopped working to bring them back and we are witness to this. So we should be in support of Israel as brothers who do not know the truth of Christ yet. God is still working to protect them and will continue until He is ruling on this earth as their King.
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