“For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After glory hath he sent me unto the nations which plundered you; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.”(Zechariah 2:8 ASV)
God has revealed himself to the world in ways that we can understand. He has given us His Word in which He also shows His concern about the Jews – God’s people and the ‘apple of his eye’ (Zechariah 2:8).
God chose Israel as a nation to show forth his glory:
“For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 7:6 ASV)
God said that the Jews are the evidence of his existence:
“Ye are my witnesses, saith Jehovah, and my servant whom I have chosen; that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” (Isaiah 43:10 ASV)
Genesis chapter 12. God made promises to Abraham, the first Jew – that he would have descendants (the Jews), a land (Israel), that because of him not just they but the whole world would be blessed. Jehovah made further promises to Abraham's ancestors , Isaac and Jacob.
Much later, in Galatians 3 verse 16, we learn that these promises also refer to Jesus Christ: “To Abraham and his seed were the promises made,” and that seed (descendant) is Jesus.The covenant later opened out to include people of all races who are faithful (Galatians 3:28-29; Psalm 103:17-18; Psalm 50:16-23).
There are prophecies about the nation that are yet to be fulfilled. All the indications are that they will be fulfilled soon. (Read Zechariah chapters 12 and 13.)
Read more about it in:
Israel proves the existence of God
God’s offer to man: eternal life on a peaceful earth
The Jews, the Holocaust and the Bible
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