Why Even Care About the Jews or Israel?

Commentary By:  Gordon King

Some people believe that I focus too much attention on Israel and the Jews.  They don’t understand why I do it, they just don’t get it!  There are people who just don’t care, and then there are those who don’t really want to know the truth for some reason or another.  But if we are to be honest with ourselves then we need to know the truth for the truth will set us free.

First of all the entire bible (after the great flood of Noah, Genesis 7 and God’s promises to Abram Genesis 12) revolves around the Jews and the nation of Israel.  Of course it goes much deeper than that, it is a historic account of the fall of man and God’s redemptive plan for man to be reconciled back to God.  The Jews and the nation of Israel are the people God used to bring it all to fruition.

So why do I do it?  Because God does it, that’s why!  I don’t do it to push a Jewish agenda, or to promote the Jews as a perfect people, of course they aren’t, they are anything but and they have been chastized severely by God for it!  However, the bible is the truth of God, of His chosen people, of His redemptive plan of salvation through the Jews, of His people falling away, and of His people being reconciled back to Him!  It’s the history of God’s period of grace upon the world, all of the world, of all nations, peoples, and tongues.  It’s a historic account of how God can save us even after we have blatantly disobeyed and rebelled against Him!  It’s past history but also of history to come, and we must keep our eyes on the Jews and the nation of Israel in order to accurately know bible prophecy and just where we stand in God’s prophetic timeline!

Many people including many Christians push the Jews aside as God being done with them, but that’s not what God tells us.

Romans 11:1-2

I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew.

God is not done with the Jews, He has not cast them away!

Romans 11:7-8

What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. Just as it is written:

“God has given them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes that they should not see
And ears that they should not hear,
To this very day.”

Salvation has come first to the Gentiles in order to provoke jealously to the Jews!

Romans 11:11

I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.

 

Romans 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;
27 For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”

God is most definitely not done with Israel, it is written in scripture!  Approximately 2600 years ago the old testament prophet Jeremiah prophesied about Israel once again becoming a nation.

Jeremiah 30:1-3

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, “Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying: ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you. For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’ ”

How do I know that Jeremiah wasn’t speaking about the return of the Jews from Babylon?

Jeremiah 30:5-7

“For thus says the Lord:

“We have heard a voice of trembling,
Of fear, and not of peace.
Ask now, and see,
Whether a man is ever in labor with child?
So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins
Like a woman in labor,
And all faces turned pale?
Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.

The prophet Jeremiah is speaking about the latter days, the end times, the time just before the “time of Jacob’s trouble”.  The time of Jacob’s trouble is referring to the Tribulation period, a time for the Jews to become reconciled back to God Almighty, for he shall be saved out of it, the Jews!

Jeremiah 30:24

The fierce anger of the Lord will not return until He has done it,
And until He has performed the intents of His heart.

In the latter days you will consider it.

The prophet also tells us that God will deal harshly with those who come against the Jews.

Jeremiah 30:20

Their children also shall be as before,
And their congregation shall be established before Me;
And I will punish all who oppress them.

 

Jeremiah 30:16

‘Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity;
Those who plunder you shall become plunder,
And all who prey upon you I will make a prey.

Does this sound like God is done with the Jews?

Jeremiah 30:22

‘You shall be My people,
And I will be your God.’

God is speaking about the end times, the last days.

There are other old testament prophets that also tell of God dealing severely with those who come against His chosen people the Jews!

Zechariah 12:3-9

And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. In that day,” says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in the Lord of hosts, their God.’ In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.

“The Lord will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah. In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the Lord before them. It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

And in the last days, at the end of the Tribulation period there will be a remnant of Jews who see the error of their ways, their eyes will be opened to the truth of who Jesus Christ is, their Messiah!

Zechariah 12:10

And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

The old testament prophet Ezekiel prophesied about the nations surrounding Israel coming against her and the fury of His wrath against them!

Ezekiel 38:18-23

“And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ 21 I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”

There are many, many other bible verses and prophecies regarding Israel and those who come against Israel, about the anger and wrath of God against those nations, kingdoms, and people. 

The Lord God has made Zion His holy mountain, He has written His name on Jerusalem forever!

Joel 3:17

“So you shall know that I am the Lord your God,
Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain.
Then Jerusalem shall be holy,
And no aliens shall ever pass through her again.”

 

2 Chronicles 6:6

Yet I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.

Jerusalem is God’s holy city, in the nation of Israel, the nation of the Jews, God’s chosen people, at the center of the world, at the center of bible prophecy!

You can ignore what God tells us is the truth, you can simply walk away from it, you can twist it to mean what it doesn’t mean, you can say that it isn’t the truth.  But just because you don’t believe it, just because you don’t like it, doesn’t make it not true.  If God said it then it is the truth!  And if you have a problem with it then I suggest that you take it up with God!  He said it I’m just sharing it.  If you don’t believe me in these things then I challenge you to read the entire bible from cover to cover, then to re-read it by taking your time to study it piece by piece, bit by bit.  And if you do these things with the mindset of learning the truth then just perhaps you will see what I see.  However, if you are not a believer in Jesus Christ then you may not be able to see the truth for your eyes are blinded to it.  Our minds and our thoughts can be tainted by the world, by what we see in it, hear in it, and read in it.  This is why it is so vitally important to know the word of God, to study His word, to be influenced by His word and not the world, if not then you will never truly know the truth.  The wisdom of man is foolishness in God’s eyes.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

The world is full of darkness and it is becoming even darker as we get closer to the return of Jesus Christ.  One major sign of the end times is the increasing persecution of not only Christians but also the Jews.  And when you see these things begin to happen look up for your redemption draweth nigh!  The fact that I am even writing any of these things are a sign that the return of Jesus Christ is near, even at the door!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

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8 thoughts on “Why Even Care About the Jews or Israel?

  1. Dear Gordon, I know of a devout Roman Catholic who wishes to state a “Thus sayeth the LORD” that Jesus has revealed through him, His prophet. He states that Jesus will return approximately 2000 years after the anniversary of the Crucifixion, in about the year 2030, or in about 11 years! I personally believe that this person is LITERALLY INSANE but then ANYONE can make ANY prediction and people “nowadays” will believe it! WordPress.com should be “screening” against alarmist “doomsday prophets” who may be potential terrorists; but unfortunately they won’t until the next mass murdering occurs. False Prophets and Evil Men abound. If by some slight, very minute chance there may be something to this above claim; could you please explain how the LORD would now wish to reveal such to us? Mary, the mother of Jesus, doesn’t speak to all, and she doesn’t even know! Timothy

  2. Thanks for your comment thesurrenderedone!

    Jesus told us that no one knows the day or the hour, only His Father in heaven. Even though this man’s prediction is not precise I do not believe anyone who says that they know when Jesus is coming back. We are to know the season and we are in the season now, it could be at any time, the rapture of the church is imminent. Jesus gave us signs to be watching for and that is what we are to be doing, but we don’t know exactly when, for Jesus also said that He comes like a thief in the night! Christians who claim that they know the date of Christ’s return give Christianity a bad name, they do no good to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    I am not a Catholic, and I don’t agree with many if not most of the Catholic teachings, such as praying to the saints (I’m a saint, should people then pray to me? God forbid!), we are told by the apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 2 that “there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus”. And talking with the dead, that is called necromancy and is an abomination to the Lord, it is strictly forbidden. Mary is a person just like you and I, she is not divine like many in the Catholic church believe, scripture does not tell us this. We should revere Mary as the mother of Christ, but we should never worship her, only God is to be worshiped and there is but one God!

    Jesus said that in the last days before His return there would be many deceptions, many who come in His name, being deceived and deceiving many, we are also told to watch out for wolves in sheep’s clothing. This person you speak of is another sign of the times, a fulfillment of bible prophecy!

    God bless! Maranatha!

  3. Dear Gordon, OH MY GOD! (I don’t say that “lightly”, nor in vain; so may ‘He’ forgive me.) THIS PERSON WHO WENT BY THE NAME “MARY” (as in, “the Virgin Mary); THIS EXACT SAME INSANE PERSON WHO I HAVE MENTIONED TO YOU IN MY PREVIOUS COMMENTS, HAS ALREADY CONTACTED YOU IN DISGUISE! (See your posted article, ‘A Crazy World Full Of Deceptions And Lies’, comment section, under “Mary”.) I say this as given ‘Discernment’ by the Spirit of Christ. This person claims as well to be, a person who was “THE ANTICHRIST” who “converted” to Roman Catholicism when the Virgin Mary appeared to him in a vision, and by placing her foot on his head, “cleansed” him of all his sin. I will publicly denounce him on this blog site, as well as Satan! I am praying for the soul of a Eric Robert Dunstan who has a blog called Emeralogy.com on WordPress.com. He IS INSANE and should be avoided at all cost by ANYONE (Roman Catholics too!) as he thinks he speaks AS GOD and MARY! Some may feel this is my own ‘personal’ attack on one person. NO! I would not type out, nor warn the Body of Christ here, if the Spirit of Christ did not direct me to! Gordon, and all true and faithful Christians, PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS VERY MENTALLY ILL PERSON, ERIC ROBERT DUNSTAN and his way of spreading his lies. God Bless us all (even Eric) and keep us from ALL Evil. Timothy

  4. Thanks for your comment thesurrenderedone!

    Why do you believe that this “Mary” is also “Eric Robert Dunstan”? There are many people in this world who have the same mindset, even many who are actually insane, and others who are actually possessed by demons.

    I did go to this person’s website, wow! I couldn’t believe what I was reading. He was talking as if he was God speaking. It was very strange, because he spoke about people I have never heard before, he has made up his own religion with himself being the king.

    Let us pray for this person and Mary, that they may see the truth, that the good Lord would touch their hearts and open their eyes and ears, that He would give them a sound mind. Let us also pray for all believers in Jesus Christ to allow the Holy Spirit to discern right from wrong, and good from evil.

    We are living in perilous times, where deception and lies rule the world. Let us not be caught off guard or led astray. Amen.

    God bless! Maranatha!

  5. Thank you Gordon, You are so right! Maybe, I was just so quick to make comparisons. And whether Eric is (which I believe so) insane or not, we should, as believers in Jesus Christ pray for everyone. Eric claims to “think ‘AS’ God” that is why I questioned whether his vast ‘knowledge’ (Computer genius and historical/political “know how” wouldn’t try to “hack/infiltrate/infect with a virus” your blog site out of spite. But, no need to worry; as I believe you have “anti-virus/firewall” protection. I do not correspond with Eric, although ‘only’ as directed by the Spirit of Christ. I have been sternly warned, “Do not bother with Eric! But pray for him.” That much, I will continue to do. I felt impelled to warn you and your readers as well. God bless you too! Timothy

  6. Thanks for your comment thesurrenderedone!

    Timothy, I just wonder how or why you even found this person’s website?! I don’t look for sites like his nor do I want to, I have no reason for being there, unless of course I am doing some research. It’s like an ex-alcoholic going to visit bars, why would I want to? I see no reason to correspond with this person unless you want to be dealing with him, don’t stir the hornet’s nest unless you want to get stung! He doesn’t have a sound mind and won’t listen to what you have to say. Prayer is the best thing you can do for him.

    I’m not worried about people trying to sabotage this site, the Holy Spirit is my firewall! If they try to attack me then they are attacking God’s work as I am working for the Lord, then they will have to deal with God Almighty!

    God bless! Maranatha!

  7. Gordon, I actually came across this site purely by accident. I admit I foolishly got lured into reading more of it after my initial “glance”. I was looking up about “Emeralds” on WordPress.com Readers Search. We can allow our minds to wander into dangerous (fantasy) areas when we let down our “spiritual guard” even for a minute! I actually thought later I could help this person, perhaps in some small way. Now I know that Prayer is the best thing I can do for him. I was never ‘intentionally’ looking to find Eric, nor did I want to “continue” reading the moment I started. I will no longer “visit” this site or “correspond” with Eric. I will pray for him. Thank you for the advice! Timothy

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