A constant theme in both biblical and secular history is the devilish propensity for many to hate and do harm to Jews. This morning is the latest sorry reminder.
At least six Jews were killed near the Sinai, in an area that is a hotbed of violence from jihadists. Buses were sprayed with bullets, mortars were fired, and at least one roadside bomb detonated near an IDF (Israel Defense Forces) vehicle. Israel will retaliate and is already hunting the killers.
This is what has changed recently in history. The Jews, hunted for so long, now have the means to fight back and I predict they will never experience a Holocaust again.
The Bible is very clear that God will A)protect national Israel in the last days of world history and B)seek (successfully) revenge on their enemies.
One lament I have is the silence coming from much of the American religious community, when Jews are murdered. The silence is even more pronounced when the dead Jews are also Israelis.
This is a dreadful indictment of our culture. The world community rightly condemns human rights abuses all over the globe, except within Israel proper. Worse, it is denied that this moral imbalance even exists!
Interestingly, the Bible is thought by many to be a fanciful document, yet the Lord has promised certain things, and He has—I say this trembling—staked His reputation on the prophecies coming to pass (Isaiah 46:10).
Just as the terrifying revenge destroyed the Nazis examining the “ark of the covenant” in the first Indiana Jones movie, so too is the real deal coming very, very soon.
Most will be caught unaware.