There are many lies being spread about the nation of Israel, and Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout our country, especially on college campuses. One of the most recent acts of Anti-Semitism occurred in Israel 6-1-19 when two rockets were fired from within Syria toward Israel’s Mount Hermon, which is situated in the Golan Heights. This incident is the latest attack from Syria, where Iranian forces have attempted to establish a military foothold during the eight-year civil war.
On Saturday, May 4th over 600 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel during Shabbat (The Sabbath). Four Israeli citizens have been killed. An 80-year old woman was severely wounded by the rocket fire, a 50-year old man was wounded by shrapnel and a teenage boy was hurt as he ran for cover. The cowardly enemies of Israel know that the Sabbath is a day of rest to honor The LORD and took advantage of this situation. The following day we saw photos of Palestinians celebrating because of their actions… IS THIS A DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE?
Just recently, a gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle walked into a San Diego County synagogue and opened fire on the congregation, killing one person and injuring three people.
Other reports of Anti-Semitism are from our nation’s capital, of all places, from Ilhan Omar accusing lawmakers of being bribed into supporting Israel. Her previous quote in 2012 demonstrates this is certainly nothing new: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Ms. Omar either has no concept of who created her or simply doesn’t care. Allah is a false god and the true GOD is GODThe FATHER, WHO CREATED ALL THINGS. According to the Bible, The LORD’S Word, anyone who curses Israel will be cursed! Ms. Omar I will continue to pray that The LORD GOD touches your heart and reveals the truth to you.
Just recently, The Los Angeles Jr Kings 14U Bantam AAA youth hockey team made Anti-Semitic statements and Nazi salutes that were captured on a video. This team, consisting of children who are 14-years old and under and three coaches were suspended. In October of last year in Pittsburgh, PA, an armed gunman, with hatred in his heart of the Jewish people, entered a synagogue during their worship service and murdered 11 people and wounded 6 others. The first and most important fact everyone needs to remember is that the Israelites, the Jews, are The LORD GOD’S chosen people. In Genesis 12:1-3 GOD’S Word states:
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
The LORD created Adam, placed him in the garden and formed Eve from Adam’s rib, but He began His chosen race of the Jewish people with Abram, who then became Abraham. In Genesis 17:1, GOD’S Word states: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect, and Genesis 17:5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. The LORD GOD blessed Abraham and his wife Sarah with Isaac their son.
This is when the nation of Israel began, not in 1948, as many people tend to believe.
Because the Jewish people are The LORD GOD’S chosen people, JESUS CHRIST is in the lineage of the history of Israel. In the book of Matthew, chapter 1, there is a complete listing of the generations of JESUS CHRIST. This begins with Abraham and Isaac,(not Ishmael, who was the son of Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian handmaid) and ends with JESUS CHRIST.
When you read the book of Genesis, it will lead you into the lineage of the Jewish people: Abraham and Sarah begat Isaac, Isaac married Rebekah and they had twins, Jacob and Esau. In Genesis 25:22, Rebekah prays to The LORD: And the children struggled together within her; and she said, if it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD. In Genesis 25:23 The LORD answers her: And the LORD said unto her,Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. Esau came out first, followed by Jacob; Esau being the older would serve Jacob who was younger. Esau married a daughter of Ismael, the son of Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian handmaid,and Jacob married within the lineage of the Jewish people. This was the beginning of the Two Nations that The LORD spoke to Rebekah about and this is why the Palestinians are constantly trying to take away Israel’s land. The land has already been promised to the Jewish people from The LORD GOD and there is nothing the Palestinians can do about that! EVER! In the book of Genesis 35:10 The LORD speaks to Jacob: And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called anymore Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
You may be asking, “if the Jewish people are The LORD GOD’S chosen people, where does that leave the rest of us”? The LORD loves all of us and is not a respecter of persons; therefore, He created us in His image. In Genesis 1:27 GOD’S Word states: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. It is not The LORD’S will that anyone should perish and be condemned to hell. This is why He blessed us with JESUS CHRIST, who is THE GOOD NEWS! In 2nd Peter 3:9, GOD’S WORD STATES: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Because of our precious and priceless gift of JESUS, who shed His blood on the cross for all of us, we have the gift of free will to choose Him as our Lord and Savior. In John 3:17, GOD’S Word states: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
The world doesn’t mean the earth, but those who are not saved and living their lives apart from JESUS CHRIST. It’s important to remember that the Hebrews (the Jews) are the LORD GOD’S chosen people, but once JESUS CHRIST came and died for all of our sins, we who freely accept JESUS as our LORD and SAVIOR are granted the privilege to become part of the family of GOD. There is a good description of this in the book of Romans, chapter 11. The LORD uses the example of an olive tree and branches being grafted in.
There is only ONE TRUTH that exists and that truth is in the Bible. Remember the words of The LORD GOD in Genesis, chapter 12 that He will bless those who bless the nation of Israel and curse those that curse them.
These are not empty words, but a powerful instruction and warning that is given to all of us.
WE ALL SHOULD DEFINITELY TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY, AS OUR ETERNAL LIVES ARE NO LAUGHING MATTER!