Weekend, October 9, 2021
The Nation at the Center of Bible Prophecy
“I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ” (Romans 11:25 NLT).
Last year as part of the US Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, researchers randomly polled millennials and Generation Z members from all 50 states. And they found a troubling lack of knowledge about the Holocaust.
Sixty-three percent of the people they surveyed didn’t know that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. And 11 percent of the group actually thought that Jews caused the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was a horrific stain on human history. As part of Hitler’s so-called final solution, the Nazis sent six million Jewish men, women, and children to ghettos and concentration camps and systematically murdered them.
So who would have believed the nation Israel then would come into existence? It seemed virtually impossible. Yet in the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jews from around the world began returning to their homeland. And on May 14, 1948, a modern-day miracle happened. Israel, surrounded by enemies that wanted to destroy her, became a nation.
That started the prophetic time clock ticking.
Never has a group of decimated ancient people managed to retain their individual identity for almost twenty centuries and then reestablish their nation and original homeland. Yet the Bible prophesied this would happen. And it did.
Israel plays a key role in the last days. The apostle Paul wrote, “I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ” (Romans 11:25 NLT).
God is not done with Israel. He will work in her future. And God keeps His promises. He will keep His promise to Israel, He will keep His promise to you, and He will keep His promise to come again. Jesus is coming. Are you ready?
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