By Mark W. Swarbrick
God’s Plan – The Jews Bless The Earth
God has a plan for the earth and the Jews are integral to God’s plan. Truly the Jewish people have blessed all the nations of the earth, just as God promised Abraham: “I will make you into a great nation…and you will be a blessing.” From the Jews we received the Ten Commandments and other moral laws recorded in the Old Testament. Much of American law is based upon these laws. Every book of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, was written by a Jew. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was born a Jew. All of the Apostles were Jews. Everything we know about God came from the Jews. This is why Jesus said, “Salvation is of the Jews,” or “from the Jews,” as some translations have it.
The Devil’s Plan – Exterminate The Jews
We have seen that all down through the ages Satan has been hounding the Jews. The Egyptians, the Philistines, the Canaanites, Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites, the Babylonians, Persians, Assyrians, and the German Nazis all tried to exterminate Israel. Today there are 58 Muslim countries where the majority of the population is taught anti-Israel rhetoric. There are nearly two billion Muslims in the world. It is the fastest growing religion on the planet, and every single one of these Muslims read from the same Islamic scriptures that teach hatred of the Jews. This is no accident. It is the work of Satan.
Muslim Countries That Hate Israel
Israel is at the east end of the Mediteranean Sea, so small you can barly see it on this map. The green countries are Muslim countries that would like to see Israel wiped off the face of the map.
America The Beautiful – Holding Back The Forces of Darkness
Imagine, if you can, a world without America. Hitler would not have been defeated. Imagine a world where the Nazis were in control, or imagine Saddam still in power, murdering people by the tens of thousands, his sons dragging women off to rape rooms, and his henchmen exterminating the Kurds. There would be no more Kuwait, no more Saudi Arabia. Due in large part to America’s efforts under Ronald Reagan, there is no more Cold War and no more Soviet Union.
But Imagine the Soviet Union still strong and unchallenged and spreading its atheistic communism throughout the world. A world without America would leave you three choices: Live under Communism, Nazism or Radical Islam, or something worse. Freedom would not be a choice. What is worse, try imagining a world without Israel – a world with no Holy Bible, no Christianity, no Savior.
Subterfuge – The Modus Operandi of Evil
Satan’s methods have always included lies. Jesus said Satan was a liar and “the father of lies.” Do not be fooled by the lies and subterfuge spewed forth by the enemies of Israel. They said they only want Israel out of their land. If only they would leave Gaza, get out of Lebanon, etc. Trade land for peace they said. It was all a ruse. Israel did all they asked, and still they attack Israel unmercifully. The very charter of Hamas, the terrorist organization that is the elected government of the Palestinian Arabs calls for the complete extermination of all of Israel.
The fight against Israel has nothing to do with land. Take Israel and put her in the middle of the United States and Satan would stir up hatred against her there. Scatter the Jews amongst the nations with no homeland, and she would still be persecuted. In fact, she was scattered for two thousands years and in every country the Jews were persecuted. Even in America you can find people who hate the Jews and they don’t even really know why. They don’t realize they are being used as pawns of Satan.
A Picture From Revelation
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the book of Revelation we have a word-picture that illustrates clearly what is happening with Israel:
“A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne…When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.” (Rev 12:1-13)
The woman is Israel. The dragon is Satan. The “third of the stars” represents the fallen angels that followed Satan in rebellion against God. The child of the woman is Jesus. Satan standing in front of the woman, ready to devour the child, shows us that Herod’s attempt to kill the baby Jesus was really inspired by Satan. We are told that Satan “pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.” Here we have a picture of exactly what Satan has been doing to Israel down through the ages. That’s what he is doing right now through the Muslim murderers that are attacking Israel. He is pursuing the woman, Israel, who gave birth to Jesus.
The Jews are hated because they are God’s chosen people and are part of His plan for the future. Satan wants to thwart God’s plan. The hate for the Jews throughout history and presently is a spiritual condition. Satan hates the Jews and has inspired antisemitism in people who do not love God.
Be good to the Jews and you are on God’s side. Hate the Jews and you are on the devil’s side. Its that simple.