As long as there is a persistent will to wipe out a specific ethnic group in systematic manner, no matter how long it takes to accomplish, and if it is carried out, we then define such act, whether it be in a form of terrorism or not, as genocide.
Why is it, then, Jews have victims like Dafna Meir, a mother of six – two of whom were foster children – who was stabbed to death in front of her very own children at her home by a “Palestinian” terrorist as if other Israelis stabbed to death by these terrorists weren’t enough?
Why is it that Jews are always targeted as if their nearly 1950 years of history of expulsion, genocide, and massacres aren’t still enough?
Why do people hate Jews?
Why is anti-Semitism so wide-spread and has been winning the hearts of so many?
Let us examine the Bible for the answer and see how Christ’s Second Coming is linked in this spiritual battle.
SATAN THE PERSISTENT
We know by Genesis 3, Satan is cursed and framed only to bruise Christ’s heel (v 15)
while at the same time caught up in an indefinite struggle to “resist”, notwithstanding such efforts destined to be futile, from having his head bruised – which means a total destruction – unlike Christ’s mere bruise in His heel.
So the only “possible” way for the cursed creature who also knows the Bible well to “avoid”, if possible, the total destruction of himself, perhaps, is to eliminate either the Christ’s incarnation or, now, the Second Coming from happening.
And such are indeed reflected in the Bible. Satan’s attempts to cut Davidic line off started with David being in numerous dangers with those who had sought his life – including his own son, Absalom. We, then, could perhaps think of queen Athaliah (2 Chronicles 22:10-12 and its parallels) who managed to execute all possible successors of the throne of Judah but Jehoash.
When cutting Davidic line off had failed, Satan then turned to destroy all of the Jews not long after Esther was made as queen in Persia. (Esther 3:6) Again, it was bound to fail (4:14).
And later we saw Satan reverting to target the Davidic line only which started with Herod’s infanticide (Matthew 2:13-20) and throughout Christ’s ministry (Mark 3:6, John 8:59, et al). When the Christ was finally resurrected, sentencing ‘death’ to death, (Romans 6:9, 8:2, et al) Satan’s strategy had to be changed. If he couldn’t “stop” the Messiah’s incarnation, then there was only one card left – “stop” His Second Coming – irrespective of how unlikely it will succeed.
PRE-REQUISITE FOR THE SON OF MAN TO RETURN
[Matthew 10:23] When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Regards to the above verse, apart from it perhaps referring to Titus’ siege of Jerusalem, there is one thing that the Bible scholars agree – that it’s to take place in distant future.
And as mentioned in “The Soon Resumption of Daniel’s 70th Week” and “So Then, How to Pray for Israel?“, the re-establishment or revival of Israel as a nation (to have “cities of Israel” would mean that the state of Israel has been set-up again) is an absolute pre-requisite that first needs to be met if Jesus is to come back.
I again note the Jewish inhabitants as majority must dwell in the lands of Judea and Samaria for the nation to be recognised as Israel.
In that, the verse parallels the Parable of the Fig Tree [Matt 24:32-34] in signalling the end.
After all, if we do not have the state of Israel revived, how could there be a final Abomination of Desolation (Matt 24:15 and parallel) in the Third Temple that is soon to be rebuilt and what flight should be taken by Jews to the mountains (v 16) when the Great Tribulation strikes? In other words, if it weren’t for Israel, how could the Bible be fulfilled?
So we know Israel’s revival as a state, and how Jews from across the globe are immigrating back to Israel, marks the beginning of the end and constitutes a stepping stone for the Christ’s Second Coming.
TO HALT JESUS FROM COMING BACK
And now, if it is an absolute fact that only after Israel as a nation has been revived that the subsequent proposition of Christ’s Second Coming can be met (for ALL of God’s words must be fulfilled), then in reverse logic, if, and only if, the revived state of Israel (and or her inhabitants are) is somehow wiped out or demolished from her existence, then the subsequent proposition of Christ coming back could also, perhaps, then, be stopped. (For it would mean the words of God, then, had “failed”.)
And Satan knows this, regardless of how improbable it is to achieve, well.
Then we could see why Satan hates Israel so much and why Jews have experienced much persecutions, massacres and genocide and continue to suffer till this day.
SATAN AND HIS SEED: LIAR AND LIARS
Current “Palestinian” Arab refugees are NOT the ancient Philistines who were of Aegean (Mediterranean) descent (i.e. Philistines were NOT Arabs.) Ancient Philistines were already massacred by Alexander the Great during his campaign against the Levant and Syria in 332 BC. So it’s impossible for these extinct people to reincarnate themselves and form a nation called “Palestine” only by 1964 somehow and convert its ethnicity “miraculously” from Mediterranean into mixed Arabs who illegally settled in the land of Judea and Samaria from neighbouring Arab nations. Further, it was these Arab refugees who turned down (that is, rejected) the Israel’s proposal of having separate “Palestine” state six decades ago.
Notion of “peace” for these refugees was always non-existent.
“Palestine” Liberation Organization (PLO) was even kicked out by their own brothers in Jordan (they are same people in terms of their lineage of being mixed Arabs) due to PLO’s bold attempts to overthrow Jordanian Hashemite monarchy in Black September Civil War.
When these rebels had no land to go, as other Arab states that made them the refugees in the first place by rejecting UN partition plan in 1947 did not want them back from the start just like how they are ignoring Syrian refugees now, it was Israel, instead, that accommodated them. Well, a leopard can’t change its spots – these Arab refugees are now aiming to wipe out Jews and Israeli Arabs altogether and demanding land of Judea and Samaria to be given to them. Hence, Israel is NOT an apartheid state. It, in fact, is the opposite.
All these facts and more, this blog alone has been mentioning more than enough.
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Also, if Christians adhere to Romans chapters 9 to 11, then we know Replacement Theology which is as dubious as how “Palestine” has come into an existence, is absolutely unbiblical, deceiving and hence heretical.
SHAME ON YOU, O HYPOCRITICAL CHURCH, SHAME ON YOU
When the social media started to create the trend for #prayforsomebody movement,
churches and Christians also jumped in, holding services dedicated to pray for victims of Paris terrorist’s attack, Syrian refugees and whoever else were ‘trending’. (Well, these, too, are important)
Yet in the list of prayers and placing hashtag for “prayforsomebody” keywords, those who were stabbed viciously to death for no reasons in Israel (which is still continuing on as I write) were ‘somehow’ left out compared to victims who fell to other tragedies. Let alone majority of churches not praying for Israel of which makes one to ask on their motives.
The reason for this, really, is likely to be either of the two; majority of churches still remain indifferent or ignorant to what’s happening in and around Israel for they do not even realise the significance of revived state of Israel in marking the end as biblically examined above, or haunted by traditions of heretical Replacement Theology combined with their spiritual hatred against Israel – something Satan would encourage, they are purposely ignoring such news – even acquiescing such acts of terror.
How hypocritical are the prayers for others when you discard your own neighbour who bleeds to death!
WHAT MORDECAI WOULD HAVE SAID…
13. And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews.
14. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Words of Mordecai to Esther as above weren’t just words of demand for action based on his faith – considering how God indeed is prepared to save Israel till the end (Rev 12:6, 14-16) and the threat to Israel and her people will continue to persist till He finally saves them, it also has a foretelling element to it too.
And so it indeed echoes today – and if it were to be paraphrased it would be like this:
“Do not think that you, O Church, will be just raptured any moment. For if you remain completely silent, whether it be deliberate or neglected, at this time, relief and deliverance will still arise for the Jews from another place in the end, but you and those who taught you to remain silent will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come into His Kingdom for such a time as this?”
As grafted wild olive branches by His grace (Romans 11:17-18), and as we now know that He shall also graft the natural olive branches – that is the Jews – back (vv 23-24) in due course, we, the church, have more reasons to remain humble and pray for Jews before anyone else.
And in the end, we all will have to give accounts to God. (Romans 2:6-10; 14:10-12, 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, 2 Corinthians 5:10)
If you had a time to pray for Paris or place a hashtag and yet have eliminated Israel, it’s unlikely your partiality will go unnoticed: to excuse one didn’t know about Israel would indicate one was indifferent not only about Israel but about His second coming also, and to excuse otherwise would indicate that you consented to or acquiesced Jewish genocide unless you also wanted to stop Christ from coming back. (Matt 12:30, Luke 11:23)
So #pray for Israel – pray that any rampant slaughter against Israelis (even for Israeli Arabs) and Satan’s plan to be stopped – if you, as a Christian who anticipates Christ’s Return, had a time to pray for Paris, then surely you have time and more reasons to pray for Israel.
#PrayforIsrael #PrayforJews #PrayforHisReturn