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The Apple of HIS eye... Why Christians Should Support Israel



  • Or this is what the Lord Almighty says: "After He

    has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered
    you - for whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye - I will
    surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder
    them. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me. Shout and
    be glad, O Daughter of Zion...



    Everything Christians do should be based upon the Biblical text.

    Here are seven solid Biblereasons why Christians should support Israel.


    1. Genesis 12:3 "And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him
      that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be
      blessed." Point: God has promised to bless the man or nation that
      blesses the Chosen People. History has proven beyond reasonable doubt
      that the nations that have blessed the Jewish people have had the
      blessing of God; the nations that have cursed the Jewish people have
      experienced the curse of God.
    2. St. Paul recorded in Romans 15:27
      "For if the Gentiles have shared in their (the Jews) spiritual things,
      they are indebted to minister to them also in material things."

      Christians
      owe a debt of eternal gratitude to the Jewish people for their
      contributions that gave birth to the Christian faith. Jesus Christ, a
      prominent Rabbi from Nazareth said, "Salvation is of the Jews!" (St.
      John 4:22) consider what the Jewish people have given to Christianity:
    a) The Sacred Scripture 
    b) The Prophets 

    c) The Patriarchs 
    d) Mary, Joseph, and Jesus Christ of Nazareth 
    e) The Twelve Disciples 
    f) The Apostles
    It is not possible to say, "I am a Christian" and not love the Jewish
    people. The Bible teaches that love is not what you say, but what you
    do. (1 John 3:18) "A bell is not a bell until you ring it, a song is
    not a song until you sing it, love is not love until you share it."

    While some Christians try to deny the connection between Jesus of
    1. Nazareth and the Jews of the world, Jesus never denied his Jewishness.
      He was born Jewish, He was circumcised on the eighth day in keeping
      with Jewish tradition, He had his Bar Mitzvah on his 13th birthday, He
      kept the law of Moses, He wore the Prayer Shawl Moses commanded all
      Jewish men to wear, He died on a cross with an inscription over His
      head, "King of the Jews!"

      Jesus considered the Jewish people His
      family. Jesus said (Matthew 25:40) "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as
      you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren (the Jewish
      people… Gentiles were never called His brethren), ye have done it unto
      me."
    2. "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that
      love thee." (Psalm 122:6) the scriptural principle of prosperity is
      tied to blessing Israel and the city of Jerusalem.
    3. Why did
      Jesus Christ go to the house of Cornelius in Capernaum and heal his
      servant, which was ready to die? What logic did the Jewish elders use
      with Jesus to convince Him to come into the house of a Gentile and
      perform a miracle?

      The logic they used is recorded in Luke 7:5;
      "For He loveth our nation, and He hath built us a synagogue." The
      message? This Gentile deserves the blessing of God because he loves our
      nation and has done something practical to bless the Jewish people.
    4. Why
      did God the Father select the house of Cornelius in Caesarea (Acts
      Chapter 10) to be the first Gentile house in Israel to receive the
      Gospel? The answer is given repeatedly in Acts 10.

      Acts 10:2 "a
      devout man, (Cornelius) and one that feared God with all his house,
      which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always." Who were
      the people to whom Cornelius gave these alms? They were the Jews!

      Again is Acts 10:4 "… thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God." 

      Again in Acts 10:31 "… and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God."
      The
      point is made three times in the same chapter. A godly Gentile who
      expressed his unconditional love for the Jewish people in a practical
      manner was divinely selected by heaven to be the first Gentile house to
      receive the Gospel and the first to receive the outpouring of the Holy
      Spirit.

      These combined Scriptures verify that PROSPERITY
      (Genesis 12:3 and Psalm 122:6), HEALING (Luke 7:1-5) and the OUTPOURING
      OF THE HOLY SPIRIT came first to Gentiles that blessed the Jewish
      people and the nation of Israel in a practical manner.
    5. We
      support Israel because all other nations were created by an act of men,
      but Israel was created by an act of God! The Royal Land Grant that was
      given to Abraham and his seed through Isaac and Jacob with an
      everlasting and unconditional covenant. (Genesis 12:1-3, 13:14-18,
      15:1-21, 17:4-8, 22:15-18, 26:1-5 and Psalm 89:28-37.)  
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