At a time when a clear and biblically sound
understanding of Bible prophecy is most
important, we find the church, paradoxically,
having less knowledge of it, especially as it
relates directly to Israel.
As time went
on and the church drifted further and further
away from her Jewish beginnings, many began to
erroneously believe the church had replaced
Israel. But in this day and age when we see
biblical prophecy being fulfilled on such an
unprecedented and unparalleled scale with God's
continual protection and restoration of the
Jews to their land, there should not be those
who walk in disbelief with regard to God's
promises. But there are!
A growing number
within the church are holding to the position
that Israel as a people and a nation has no
further place with God and that Israel is
eternally cast off for their rejection of the
Messiah. They believe national Israel no longer
has a future in any part of God's plan. They
also believe all the promises given to Israel
have not only been revoked but transferred to
the church and that the church is now the 'true
In summary, what can be said for
Israel? We, therefore, owe a great debt to the
Jewish people; and Israel is still Israel and
will continue to have a special place in Gods
heart and significance in the future of our
planet. Remember, God has said of the Jew: '...
for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of
his eye. (Zechariah 2:8). Israel still has a
key role to play in End Times Prophecy. The 7
year period known as the Tribulation is really
the 70th Week of Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27.
At the end of that period, Jesus will return to
rule over the entire world from Jerusalem for
1,000 years. Do not be deceived: God is still
working His Prophetic Plan for Israel.