Rev. Eric Haley • Posted: June 13, 2022
The Old Testament tells us that the Jews (Hebrews/Israelites) are God’s chosen people. Deuteronomy 7:6-7,9 reads, “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;” The Jewish race is proof that God exists.
The Jews are the only race that God has promised the land of Israel to. That’s why it belongs to them and not the Palestinians. In addition God has promised to keep a remnant of believing Jews on this planet as a living witness to Him through his covenant or (contract/promise). And we know the Bible tells us that God cannot lie. ( Numbers 23:19 & Titus 1:2).
This is why satan hates the Jews. The Old Testament is mostly a Hebrew document with some Aramaic sprinkled in. The Savior of the world is Jewish. And a remnant of Jewish believers remind satan everyday the he is not equal nor superior to the God who created the heavens and the earth. Throughout mankind’s history, the devil has raised up evil rulers and empires with the express job of eradicating all Jews on the face of the earth. For example satan raised up the evil Haman in the book of Esther. He raised up Pharaoh in Exodus and influenced him to order all male babies to be thrown in the river Nile. In the New Testament one of the Herods ordered all male babies two years and younger to be killed by the sword when he realized that the wise men from the East had tricked him. In addition Hitler killed over six million Jews during World War II. And we’re not even mentioning how many Jews, Russian’s under Stalin killed.
So, why the urgency to witness to the Jews? The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the JEW FIRST, and also to the Greek.” (anyone not Jewish is a gentile) On the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2, the first converts to Christianity were three thousand Jews in Jerusalem. Acts 1:8 tells us, “But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and into the uttermost part of the earth.” This was the order in which the gospel was spread throughout the world. The reason Christians need to witness to the Jews now is that a second Holocaust is coming during the second half of the Tribulation called the GREAT TRIBULATION OR THE TIMES OF JACOB’S TROUBLE.
Zechariah 13:8 prophesizes that two-thirds of the living Jews on earth during the last half of the Tribulation will be killed. It reads, “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.” Zechariah is referring to Jewish people or Israelites. There are approximately fifteen million Jews on the planet right now. Two thirds of 15 million is 10 million. Do you want to see ten million people slaughtered? I think not!
God promised us in Genesis 12:3, “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.” God promised Abraham the Father of the Jews that he (God) will bless anyone who blesses the Jews and curse anyone who mistreats the Jewish race. The church did not replace the Jews as some preachers preach this false doctrine called Replacement Theology. God has a plan for the church and the Jewish people. God always keeps his promises! The signs of Jesus’s soon return to earth are all around us: wars and rumors of wars; earthquakes in diverse places; worldwide pandemics (covid, ebola, monkey pox now); famine; weird weather patterns; lawlessness and violence everywhere; doctrines of demons being accepted by the masses; homosexuality prevalent everywhere, etc. And the Bible explains all these signs are going to get worse. So pray for the peace of Jerusalem as it tells us in Psalms 122:6. Witness to the Jew first and you will be blessed. Something to think about.