If Israel would have received Christ as Messiah, the middle-east would be in an entirely different state. The conflict between Israel and Palestine would no doubt still exist, but the dialogue between the two would look completely different. As it is now, both parties are responding to one another as of the world.
Throughout history, God spoke to Israel in this way, “I am your God and you are My people, and I will fight your battles for you. I am your protection and your provision; and I do not want you to go to other nations for support. Lest you inherit their pagan practices and forget my Name.” Time after time God warned them not to do this; and time after time they refused to listen. They are not listening now!
God in fact will do a miraculous work in Jerusalem, as it will be the center and hub of God’s New Jerusalem. The center of the kingdom of God for all who believe and are lead and kept by the authority of God in Christ. The King of kings, and Lord of lords. The Alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end!
When we step into a relationship with God through Christ, Jesus then becomes for us wisdom from God. In other words, when we are born again, we are filled with God’s spirit; and His spirit guides and leads us into all truth. We have been given the mind of Christ! On the other hand, God’s word is very clear stating, “if anyone does not have the spirit of Christ, he is not His.” Which is to say that he or she is lost and cannot discern truth.
My point is simple; it is common knowledge that for the most part, the nation of Israel has refused Jesus as Messiah; choosing rather to serve and worship the Torah, i.e. the books of the law, instead of Christ. Which in turn means that they are currently blind and unable to discern spiritual truths that would enable them to maintain a dialogue more closely resembling peaceful resolution than ultimate military conflict. I am not saying by any stretch of the imagination that this is one-sided blindness, because it is most certainly not, as it takes two to tango! However, what I am saying is this; that all parties concerned are running head long into a murderous self-fulfilling prophecy that will ultimately destroy most of the world.
Of course God warns us to this event, but His warning is designed to lead humanity to Himself through Christ. And these apocolyptic signs given within precise timelines are God’s verification of Himself to man saying, “I am the Great I AM! Come to Me, believe Me, receive Me and you will be saved!”
Whether you are Jew or Gentile, Greek, Palestinian or Arab; there is only one way, one door, one entrance into this New Jerusalem. And that door. that entrance, that way is the Lord Jesus Christ! Let us pray that Christ’s second visitation on the nation of Israel produces a crop 100 fold! That we may harmoniously be joined for eternity in the splendors of God’s New Jerusalem! That every tribe, tongue, and nation may sing the song of victory in praise to His Name!
George L. Miller