Question: Should Christians support the nation of Israel?
Despite the failings of Israel, the LORD’s covenant with His elect (that involves a tableau of stirring convictions) may suffice for some to have an innate penchant for Eretz Israel. But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Rom 2:29)
Celebrated as the Jews are in the Promised Land, peace will however continue to elude Israel and the Jew in this Palestinian hotbed. Moshe Dayan affirmed this fact in April 1956 through an eulogy that said, “We are a generation that settles the land, and without the steel helmet and the cannon’s fire we will not be able to plant a tree and build a home.”
Peace – elusive as it seems – will dawn on Israel when she repents corporately for rejecting her Messiah Yeshua and ‘Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai’ (Ps 118:26 cf. Matt 23:39) becomes the clarion call of the Jews for the Prince of Peace (Is 9:6) to return to the Mount of Olives from where He ascended. Only then will Israel be at peace as a nation of Messianic believers. And so all Israel will be saved (Rom 11:26). So then,
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good. (Psalm 122:6-9)
4 Aug 2014
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