Volume 21, Issue 1 _________________________________Bible Prophecy Ministry

Why Did God Choose Israel?. . .Page 2

      To those who criticize God for selecting Israel to become a nation unto himself, I pose this question; How would you like to endure the same calamities that Israel has historically endured? Could you fare any better in your covenant to God than has Israel?

      Isn't it ironic that out of nearly 200 nations that are in the world today, and of the many thousands of nations that have found a name in history's great roll call, that the one particular nation that God did set aside for his name, has also been the nation that has been the most despised and persecuted.

      Israel certainly has not enjoyed the admiration of this world, nor received accolades from other nations for being chosen by God to carry his name. Why has this been the attitude of the nations?

      John 16:18 says: If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

      From the very moment of the fall, it has been the scheme of Satan to destroy the foreordained delivery mechanism that God instituted to restore humanity to righteousness with the creator.

      Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; and it shall even bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heal.

      It was only logical that Satan would pursue whom ever God chose to become the vehicle to provide the the family of nations with a manifestation of God!

      Jesus was born from among the lineage of Abraham and therefore within the nation of Israel, to offer a hope to all nations.

      When we read in Revelation chapter 12 about the great red dragon pursuing the woman who delivered the man child, ( God manifest ) it portrays to us the perspective of Satan's historical attempts to annihilate the nation God chose to bear the burden of witness for all nations.

      I love Israel! I have never been to Israel, but let me say, I would have loved any nation God chose to provide me with the manifestation of his love!

      Israel isn't even a Christian nation, and I am not Jewish, but all Christians owe a debt of gratitude to the chosen nation. If only the Jews and the Arabic nations could be permeated with the good news that God has manifested himself to all people via the one born King of the Jews, then Satan would find fewer adversaries with which he could pursue and persecute the seed of the woman.

      God promised to return Israel to the original land that he set aside for his "Chosen Nation", and that promise is being enacted out today, in our lifetime! Meanwhile the great red dragon remains in red hot pursuit to pre-empt Israel from taking root in the land by banding the nations together against Zionism.

      Antagonism toward Israel today by the worlds body of nations is ultimately going to play right into the Antichrists agenda to exterminate Israel.

      Indifference by Christians today concerning the ever tightening political noose around the neck of Israel in the quickening Middle East quest for World unity by the Gentile nations, is stifling Christ's message to all nations!

      Psalms 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

      Satan has desired to exterminate the nation which God chose, and he has lobbied the non-Jewish, and particularly non-Christian nations to erase from mind any remembrance of God's agreement with Israel.

      During the Great Tribulational era, Satan shall cast all his realm into an all out final assault upon God's chosen nation, in an attempt to preempt the God of Israel from keeping his promise to his chosen people.

      Remember, the "times of the Gentiles", is in fact a time for the nations ( non-Jewish ) to have their stage of dominion prior to the age when Israel shall enjoy dominion upon the earth. The nations, being allied with the God of this world, have historically sought to establish a utopian kingdom in this world without any intrusion by the God of Israel, Jehovah.

      The ideology of the nations is identifiable in the verse that I just quoted form Psalm 83; but it was also prevalent in the first world attempt at a utopian type one world order under Nimrod.

      The theme of the nations in Genesis 11; rings loud in several verses when it says, "Let Us" make brick, and let us build a city, and let us build a tower, and let us make a name for ourselves.

      Notice how many times the nations use the phrase "Let us". It is the very same phrase that is utilized by the nations in Psalms 83, "Let us cut them off as being a nation any more".

      Satan has instituted a program among the Gentile nations to build a city, or global nation that simply does not include the Creator. Associated with building a world order irrespective of the God of Israel, Satan has always used the nations to be adversarial toward the single nation which God utilized to build into a heavenly kingdom.

      Unfortunately, Israel has historically attempted to find itself a niche among the nations, or be included and accepted by the nations of this world. The reply that Israel has always responded with in complicity with the nations has been, "We (Israel) will not have this man ( Jesus ) to rule over us!" ( Luke 19:14 )

      In essence, the choosing of Israel has served every individual, whatever nationality they may be from as a historical paradigm of the inevitable consequences of the choices that we make individually in regards to God's Covenant with mankind.

      Israel has been chastised by the Lord above all the other nations of the world because of their failure to remember their association with God. The one whom the Lord loves, he chastens most, as a father would a son.

      I Corinthians says: 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

      The rod of chastisement has followed Israel around the entire world, and yet there is no repentance from the very nation carrying his name. This fact exhibits that not only is God issuing his call of the Gospel of salvation to the Gentile world; he is displaying to the nations that by restoring his chosen people, that he has the power to restore all mankind, and thus is using Israel as a light unto all nations.

      Isaiah 42:6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light unto the Gentiles.

      Acts chapter 15 speaks to the matter that God is presently taking a "second nation or group" of people from the world into his covenant, and that after this is accomplished that he will turn the hearts of Israel back to himself!

      These chosen ones are called Christians. This chosen people include all nationalities!

      God has in his foreknowledge utilized the method of preaching the word to the Gentiles, while showing Israel the word manifest in flesh. Israel will in time be provoked to acknowledge what has become known among the Gentile nations, that Jesus is the King!

      So then, it is true that all men may become the seed of the chosen one, Abraham; and the blessing comes through Jesus Christ.

      Galations 3:29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

      What promise? That all nations may be blessed via the seed of the woman, Israel.

      God is building a city also, a nation for all men to enjoy eternal heavenly utopia. That city is called the New Jerusalem! Contrastingly, Satan's world city personifying separation from God is called Babylon.

      From Babylon he began to pacify mankind’s rebellion against God's choice to reconcile the creation again unto himself. Thus Satan has endeavored to engage the nations into forming a World Community among all non-Jewish nations with himself installed as God.

      The confederacy of nations of this world opposing God's providence to uplift Zion, and deliver a king to Israel; is doomed to failure:

      Isaiah 40:17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

      It is vanity to oppose God, but this is exactly the course that the nations are set upon. God simply is utilizing one nation to be a sign to all nations.

      Jesus refused the adulation of the kingdoms of the world when he was here, because their dominion was Satanically structured and dominated.

      “Why did God choose Israel to carry his name?”

      Deuteronomy 7:7 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 people of all people!

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