We stand on the threshold of the end of days, as we know them. In a time, the importance of standing with Israel and the Jewish people is unmistakably real. Not too long ago before Israel became a nation in 1948, the Jewish people lived among the nations scattered by God as part of His ultimate plan for man. In our lifetime, we have witnessed the preservation of the Jewish people from annihilation and witnessed their return to the land of Israel.
For centuries, we have read in the Bible of the Jews return to the Land of Israel. Yet we are the ones privileged to be alive to witness this miracle. “Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock. For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the Lord—for wheat and new wine and oil, for the young of the flock and the herd; their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, and they shall sorrow no more at all.” (Jeremiah 31:10-12)
We have witnessed nations argue among themselves as to the right of the Jews to live in their land. We have watch threats and attacks from theirs neighbors and the rise of anti-semitism throughout the world–yet they stand. It has now been sixty-seven (67) years that Israel has been self-governed and able to protect the Jewish people themselves. Many enemies threaten to drive Israel into the sea but God’s promise to the Jewish people rings loud and clear now and throughout eternity. His promise is that never again would Israel be up-rooted from the land of Israel. “I will I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,” Says the Lord your God.” (Amos 9:15).
In these end of days, Christians and Jews alike watch for the Messiah. Christian watch for His return and the Jewish people watch for His arrival. The key point is that those of us, who believe, believe the Messiah is coming! When He comes on that day, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives physically returning to the land of Israel and to the people of His birth. It shall happen in that day; the Lord shall be King over all the earth: In that day it shall be—“The Lord is one,” and His Name one. Today we passionately watch and faithfully pray standing side-by-side with our Jewish brothers and sisters; the people God chose to bring His Word to the world.
We live in the days that this scripture is being fulfilled before our eyes, “Many nations shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Micah 4:2)
We have a heart for Israel and the Jewish people because we have a heart for God. Our Heavenly Father’s Love endures forever and though we His people may be faithless, He remains Faithful—for He cannot deny Himself. “Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.” (Psalm 36:5)