A Jewish Homeland

Written by David Ben-Ariel

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I praise God for having blessed me to have lived in eight kibbutzim (collective-farms) throughout Israel that have helped to fulfill these pioneer prophecies!

God clearly prophesied through Zechariah chapters 12-14 thatrepparttar Jews would AGAIN be living in their ancient capital of JERUSALEM, with their own rulers, and thatrepparttar 149398 "United Nations" would oppose them and ultimately be defeated. Zechariah also showsrepparttar 149399 long-awaited recognition of Jesus byrepparttar 149400 Jews as God's Son and Judah's Firstborn andrepparttar 149401 heartfelt repentance ofrepparttar 149402 political (House of David) and religious (House of Levi) establishment. In fact, Jesus said thatrepparttar 149403 Jews in Jerusalem wouldn't see Him again until they had this necessary change of heart (Matt. 23:39).

Zechariah also reveals thatrepparttar 149404 Jews would again be a FORMIDABLE MILITARY POWER inrepparttar 149405 Middle East with God working in and through and for them. Many Israelis KNOW that God has been their true General and performed many miracles on their behalf. I've heard Gershon Salomon, chairman ofrepparttar 149406 Temple Mount Faithful, recount his miraculous experience of divine protection onrepparttar 149407 Golan Heights many times.

It's important to note that God has inspiredrepparttar 149408 holy prophets to write about real flesh and blood JEWS living in Israel - not Jewish imposters!

Why? Because those suffering fromrepparttar 149409 sickness of anti-Semitism are out to spread doubt and confusion about Israel's Jewish identity! They publish slanderous hate literature attempting to poison minds againstrepparttar 149410 Jews by promoting quack racial theories and Nazi propaganda.

It's nothing less than Satan's desperate efforts to deny that God hasrepparttar 149411 power to fulfill prophecy! Bible-believers reject their bitter lies knowing God's Word is true!

Zechariah also agrees withrepparttar 149412 New Testament prophecies that reveal Jerusalem as a thriving Jewish city that will suffer under a harsh Gentile occupation just beforerepparttar 149413 Messiah arrives in time (Rev. 11:2; Zech. 14:2).

Christ will liberate Jerusalem and secure it as His headquarters! Jerusalem,repparttar 149414 site of David's Throne, will berepparttar 149415 seat of God's government! Jesus, likerepparttar 149416 prophet Daniel, foresaw that Jewish-Christians would be living and working in a Jewish State. They'll witnessrepparttar 149417 historic restoration of animal sacrifices and their abrupt cessation by an evil European force, quickly followed byrepparttar 149418 "abomination of desolation" that triggers World War III (Matt. 24:15-16; Dan. 12:11).

Meanwhile, God's Church (or select individuals ifrepparttar 149419 Church continues to shirk its responsibility) must ANNOUNCE TO THE CITIES OF JUDAH that Messiah's about to appear! We're to boldly offer Judahrepparttar 149420 hope and comfort that a TRUE PEACE is coming and to get ready for it (Isa. 40:1-3). We're to help prepare Israel forrepparttar 149421 shock of a GLORIFIED CHRIST REVEALED AT LAST (vs. 5) and lead them to expect an audience with a DIVINE KING whose ROYAL RADIANCE will illuminate every nation!

We must identify Yashua (Jesus) asrepparttar 149422 "Son of Man" from Heaven that Daniel previewed (Dan. 7:13-14), and stress that Zechariah gave an "eyewitness account" of this same DIVINE SAVIOR descending from Heaven to reign as LORD from Jerusalem overrepparttar 149423 whole earth (Zech. 14:3-4, 9, 16).

Remember this is no small task, and is quite controversial, sincerepparttar 149424 Jews are still looking forward to a human leader to save them from all their troubles!

The Two Witnesses will berepparttar 149425 most influential in reachingrepparttar 149426 CITIES of Judah from Jerusalem (Isa. 40:9; 52:7-8), effectively knowing their mindset and culture (unlike so many others), but God's Church should still do what we can now.

These exciting Scriptures clearly prove (they're not assumptions) that with God nothing is impossible:repparttar 149427 Jews would again be living in an independent Israel, resurrected fromrepparttar 149428 dust of history just prior to Christ's coming, with Jerusalem as their capital, complete with an effective fighting force, having been restored to their ancient cities and energetically transformingrepparttar 149429 land from barren desert to productive fields - all with God's blessing! (Ezek. 37:1-14). These Scriptures glorify God as faithful and we should praise Him that His Word is good and true! Amen.

David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out www.benariel.com

The Suffering Servant

Written by David Ben-Ariel

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Jesus, as an individual, and Israel nationally, andrepparttar Church spiritually, represent God's Son on earth. We are "the Suffering Servant" thatrepparttar 149397 world isn't worthy of (Isa. 53; Heb. 11:35-38). We arerepparttar 149398 "Royal Priesthood" compared to other nations and people (Ex. 19:6; 1 Pet. 2:9).

Does that mean that we're without sin, and thatrepparttar 149399 other nations are more righteous or justified in persecuting us? No! God warns against that dangerous delusion: "I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; uponrepparttar 149400 ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke" (Isa. 47:6), and "All that found them that devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned againstrepparttar 149401 LORD..." (Jer. 50:7), and "I am very sore displeased withrepparttar 149402 heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forwardrepparttar 149403 affliction" (Zech. 1:15). I discuss this in my book, Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall, withinrepparttar 149404 chapter "Europe's Fate."

Sometimes God utilizes our enemies to help bring us back to our spiritual senses, and then He judges those haughty individuals and nations and reminds them that they're only mortal (Isa. 10:12; Jer. 51:35). At other times, Israel suffered unjustly in Egypt, Judah faced extermination for refusing to assimilate (Esther 3:8) andrepparttar 149405 early Christians Aquila and Priscilla were wrongly persecuted for simply being Jews and were required by law to leave Rome (Acts 18:2).

God exposesrepparttar 149406 twisted mindset of those anti-Semites who wrongly feel that Israel and Judah have too much power and influence and control over their lives and nations, and are threatening to revolt against their "oppressors," yet will find themselves fighting a loosing battle against God! (Ps. 2; Rev. 17:14).

Individuals and nations must come to know and recognize whom God has chosen (an Elect, not an elite) for His PURPOSE of ultimately saving every individual and nation (Isa. 49:22-23; Rev. 3:9).

So despite anti-Zionist, anti-Semites,repparttar 149407 damnable heresies of replacement theology and genealogy, personal and national sins, "all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zionrepparttar 149408 Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob" (Rom. 11:26). Israel will prevail and become God's light to all nations, blessing others as they've been blessed!

David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out www.benariel.com

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