It’s a small group of people with a long heritage. They’re probably the most popular and documented heritage when you figure in the Old Testament and the Bible is the most published book of all time.
Today all its Islamic neighbors would not only like to see them out of the land they occupy today, but want them totally annihilated. They want to drive them into the Red Sea.
Hitler just 80 years ago wanted to do the same thing. Used the excuse that they killed Christ as a reason, but clearly he had more issues than that with others he also killed. He ended up killing more Christians than Jews.
In the book of Esther in the Bible we read:
Esther 3:8-13 – 8 Then Haman said to King Xerxes, “There is a certain people dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom who keep themselves separate. Their customs are different from those of all other people, and they do not obey the king’s laws; it is not in the king’s best interest to tolerate them. 9 If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them, and I will give ten thousand talents of silver to the king’s administrators for the royal treasury.”
10 So the king took his signet ring from his finger and gave it to Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews. 11 “Keep the money,” the king said to Haman, “and do with the people as you please.”
12 Then on the thirteenth day of the first month the royal secretaries were summoned. They wrote out in the script of each province and in the language of each people all Haman’s orders to the king’s satraps, the governors of the various provinces and the nobles of the various peoples. These were written in the name of King Xerxes himself and sealed with his own ring. 13 Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews—young and old, women and children—on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.
Haman tried to get Xerxes to kill all of the Jews.
Because after Adam and Eve fell in the Garden of Eden, they turned over the reins to Satan who had tricked them. God’s redemptive plan was going to come through Abraham, through the line of Isaac, and down through Jacob. Jacob is also known as Israel.
Satan has done his best to try and destroy this line of people and continues to, because even though Satan was defeated at the cross, he isn’t going to give up until his fate is sealed. He can’t accept defeat and feels that if he can still annihilate the Jews, then the book of Revelation might not come true. Nor any of the prophecies that promise that the Messiah will rule over the Jews and others forever. Most importantly he doesn’t like the sound of this one.
Revelation 20:10 – 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Do you know who Satan also hates as much as the Jews? That’s right, Christians? Both remind him of his Creator that he wants to be in the place of.
The whole world functions as if everything is material, when in reality its 100 percent spiritual.
Keep your eye on Israel, Church. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. She does have one more go of it (the worst ever) before Christ returns, but in the end, they will finally recognize their Messiah.
Many have tried to destroy Israel and they have failed.
Because when our God makes a promise, He keeps it! All glory be to our God!