Jewish people, servants of the Final Revival
The story is told that King Frederick the Great of Prussia once asked his physician to give him proof for the existence of G-d. His physician replied, “Your Majesty, the continued existence of the Jews”.
It’s true, the Jewish people are the most persecuted people in history, and throughout all the centuries, there have been repeated attempts to destroy them. No other group has been so persecuted, yet still the Jewish people miraculously survive.
There are a number of reasons for this, and one main reason is that G-d still has a continuing role for the Jewish people.
In Jeremiah 16:14-16 we read: “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “that it shall no more be said, ‘The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. “Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says the LORD, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.””
The above scripture prophesies the rise of anti-Semitism in the Last Days, and we have just seen the most awful and cowardly attack on the Jewish people – in America, the one place outside of Israel that Jews have always felt safe.
And innocent Jewish people in the Diaspora are being attacked just because they are Jews.
Now is a critical time to reach out to the Jewish people. And now is the time for Christians throughout the world to take up their G-d given mandate found in Isaiah 40:1-2: “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned”.
Yet even more importantly, now is the time for the ingathering of the Jewish harvest and now is the time to understand G-d’s ultimate plan for the Jewish people and the church – “One New Man”.
We know that the one who is behind anti-Semitism is Satan, and he is trying to destroy the Jewish people because he understands that G-d has a continuing role for them that will ultimately lead to his downfall.
You see, the turning of the Jewish people to Yeshua will lead to a world-wide revival and to the very return of Yeshua. And I believe that this world-wide revival that the church is eagerly waiting for will not happen without the Jewish people.
In fact, I sense that it will begin with a Jewish believer in Yeshua.
Romans 11:15 declares: “For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?”
And another word for “life from the dead” is “revival”.
So if the rejection of Yeshua by the Jewish people is the “reconciling of the world”, what will happen when Jewish people come to faith in Yeshua in large numbers? REVIVAL!
All of history is leading up to this great Day of Deliverance, and Jewish people will always survive because G-d is faithful to His promises and because G-d has a continuing role for them to bring about the return of the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua.
So, the Jewish people are still around; modern day Israel is established; Jewish people have returned to Israel in huge numbers; an undivided Jerusalem is under Jewish control; and the “fullness of the Gentiles” has come about.
Yet we still haven’t seen the great revival that the church is waiting for that will ultimately usher in the return of Yeshua – Why?
Because one crucial element is missing: The ingathering of the Jewish remnant to its fullness in Yeshua.
And the fact that this last crucial element to bring about the greatest revival the world has ever seen is not in place is the fault of the church, both Gentile believers, and Jewish believers.
You see it’s only when “One New Man” comes about that the ultimate revival will take place. Which is why it is vital for the Messianic body and the church to work together.
It’s only when the church picks up on its G-d-given mandate to spread the gospel message to both Jews and Gentiles that the final revival will come about that will usher in the return of Yeshua.
One thing I realised very quickly, you have to be bold to be truly effective in Jewish ministry. When G-d opens the door for you to share the gospel with both Jews and Gentiles, don’t just stand at the door, boldy go through the door with an open mouth…In other words proclaim the gospel!
If you don’t go through the doors that G-d opens up to you in order to proclaim the gospel, the open doors will shut and G-d will not open any more doors to you.
Almighty G-d has a continuing role for the Jewish people in these last days. And Almighty G-d has a continuing role for the church to take the gospel to the Jewish people and all people.
As servants of G-d, let us always focus on the ‘bigger picture’ of the Kingdom by taking the gospel to all people beginning with the Jewish people, and by boldly and proudly standing with the Jewish people and Israel.
As I said in a previous article, mankind’s redemption began with the Jewish people; it continues with G-d’s current servants – you and me; and it will end with the Jewish people when upon the return of Yeshua, “all Israel will be saved”.
What a glorious day to look forward to.