Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Apple of Gods eye

“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.)

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