Israel's Vindication

Is Worldwide Jew Hatred Setting The Stage For The Tribulation Period?

In our current social and political paradigm, people tend to see things two dimensionally -- usually to the left or to the right. Of course, as current trends bear witness to, this is causing a great deal of social and political friction, which often spills over into violence. 

Sometimes this is agitated by nefarious forces who have a deeper agenda and sometimes it occurs organically, aided by a spiritual enemy who hates mankind, who hates the Jews and who hates God. The latest trigger point for demonically inspired violence against Jews is the war that Israel is conducting against Hamas and Hezbollah.

Aside from the spiritual paradigm with which Christians view and stand with Israel, most rational people (even unbelievers) would have a sense that sympathizing with Hamas right now is akin to endorsing the kidnap, torture, rape, beheading and murder of Jews. People who thought that the horrors of the Holocaust were long behind them have suddenly been shaken by a terrifying sense of foreboding as people the world over call for the annihilation of Jews once again. 

In the early stages of Hitler's plan to exterminate the Jews, perhaps ordinary people in far-off nations would have pleaded ignorance to the Jewish plight on the basis that the news didn't reach them. However, this time around, the evidence of Jew-hatred is there for all to see since antisemites cannot resist posting their abhorrent material online.

It must be said that it is vitally important for Christians right now to hold a Biblical worldview. In short, this means that the believer clings tightly to the very Scriptures that offer practical and spiritual wisdom that enables us to consider everything we encounter in the world from a godly perspective. For all people (believers or unbelievers), when faced with a problem or challenge, our worldview becomes the source and foundation on which we make our actions or response. 

This means that whatever content we filter into our worldview will determine how we act, speak and think. Therefore, it is probably of little surprise that the most vulgar displays of antisemitism have been found on college and university campuses because many colleges and universities of this era are indoctrinating their students with politically progressive and unbiblical ideas. 

The fundamental reason behind this is that students are taught what to think rather than how to think. As an American newscaster once said, "They [professors] dominate and intimidate the students. If you go up against them, your grade often suffers. There is a tyranny in higher education that is gravely harming this nation."

Another reason that colleges and universities seem to be hotbeds for hatred is that many are taught that the only paradigm with which to view the world is the "oppressor" and "oppressed" class. Ostensibly, the education system (including lower grade schools) has sought to address cultural and racial prejudice but has in fact inflamed the culture and race wars. For example, James Logan High School in California offers a course in ethnic studies and social justice that aims to teach students to challenge and criticize power, oppression, capitalism, white supremacy, imperialism and colonialism. 

From their website we read, "Ethnic Studies encompasses the 5 C's: Cultural Competence, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Community and Creativity. It is curriculum relevant and accurate to the cultures in our classroom and it is a path to understanding and appreciating everyone's identity, the factors that create it, and the evolution of identity. 

Ethnic studies will help students understand how our social construct is affected by race and the root causes of oppression, power, and privilege." Furthermore, the New Haven Unified School District's Ethnic Studies and Social Justice Academy (which is part of James Logan High School) adopt the motto: "Learn, Lead, Liberate" which features a (socialist) raised fist grasping a pencil.

Don't be fooled by the benign sounding name, "ethnic studies". It is simply Critical Race Theory in disguise. It is a cleverly crafted deception that, on the face of it, offers a unifying cultural learning experience while essentially promoting hostility amongst races. In fact, recent reports indicate that Minnesotan lawmakers are introducing changes to their education system which are among some of the most radical in the country. 

The changes aren't about education - they are about incitement to take action to disrupt and dismantle America's fundamental social and political institutions. Minnesota's new K-12 social studies standards exemplified this ideology as it requires students to organize with others to resist systemic and coordinated exercises of power against marginalized, oppressed groups.

Education institutions are no longer focused on raising socially adjusted, educated people. New education standards and related benchmarks are focused on instilling a seed within people that leads to hostility against any who belong to the "oppressor" class. 

To give examples, kindergärtners must "retell a story about an unfair experience that conveys a power imbalance." First-graders must "identify examples of ethnicity, equality, liberation and systems of power and use those examples to construct meanings for those terms." How times have changed. In first grade I was focused on coloring in and producing poorly made craft items which my family would pretend to love.

Our young adults are supposed to be viewed as leaders of the future. Sadly, their education experience has led them to believe in vulgar binaries in which they must place themselves and the rest of humanity. When I was young, we often played war games. The premise was simple - there were good guys and there were bad guys. And, just like those pretend war games in our youth, it would appear that many view the world through a similar and unalterable paradigm - good guys (oppressed) and bad guys (oppressors). 

That is why, despite the horrors of the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, many refuse to see Israel as oppressed. Long ago, it was determined by social justice crusaders that Israel will perpetually fall into the category of oppressor and because of the oppressor-oppressed narrative, people assign themselves a moral license to identify and hate the oppressor (Israel) without disrupting their conscience.

Antisemitism is an early indicator of a troubled culture and if the terrorist attack by Hamas teaches us anything, it is that Western nations are in deeper trouble than they thought. Many may claim that the virtue of free speech must be upheld. But free speech which abuses this privilege to spew Jew-hatred must be denounced and condemned. Free speech of the kind we are hearing throughout our nations is not the hallmark of a free and vibrant culture - it is the hallmark of a culture which is in great spiritual peril. 

In 2022, Deborah Lipstadt, a noted historian and the US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, said this: "Antisemitism is like the canary in the coal mine of democracy. It is a threat, a warning. If you're an antisemite, then you think, well, the justice system isn't fair because it's controlled by Jews. The government isn't fair because it's controlled by Jews. The media isn't fair because it's controlled by Jews. You lose faith in the democratic institutions. As a historian, I can think of no democracy that tolerated antisemitism and remained a vibrant democracy."

Deborah is correct. But the peril is even greater than that. Embracing Jew-hatred is not only an indicator of cultural decline but also of God's impending judgement. The evidence of this is found not only in the Bible but also the history books. Egypt, Philistia, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Spanish Empire, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. They all touched the apple of God's eye and felt God's hand of judgement. As Christians, we must not only pray for Israel but pray for our own nations. 

God is taking note of individuals and nations who are cursing His people.

Originally published at Harbinger's Daily -- reposted with permission.

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The antisemitic Turkish President Erdogan sharpens the tone and questions the legitimacy of the existence of the State of Israel: "Those who forcibly usurped the land on which the Palestinians lived for thousands of years are trying to build a state that has only existed for 75 years and whose legitimacy has become questionable due to their fascism," he said in a speech marking the 85th anniversary of Atatürk's death. "Not only that, they are testing our patience with threats to use nuclear weapons, with the illusion of a promised land that includes the territory of our country."Referring to the war in Gaza, Erdogan again accused that "a catastrophe, a disaster, a crime against humanity is happening before the eyes of the whole world." "We will not stop telling the truth until the security of life and prosperity of the entire Palestinian people is guaranteed, including the residents of Gaza who are trying to protect their homeland and their lives." (November 10, 2023)

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A Song of Salvation

In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah
“We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwark
2 Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
3 You will keep him in perfect  peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
4 Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.
5 For He brings down those who dwell on high, The lofty city;
He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down — The feet of the poor And the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is uprightness; O Most Upright, You weigh the path of the just.
8 Yes, in the way of Your judgments O Lord, we have waited for You;
The desire of our soul is for Your name And for the remembrance of You.

9 With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early.
For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 Let grace be shown to the wicked, Yet he will not learn righteousne
In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, And will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
11 Lord, when Your hand But they will see and be ashamed.
For their envy of people; Yes, the fire of Your enemies shall devour them.

12 Lord, You will establish peace for us, For You have also done all our works in us.
13 O Lord our God,  masters besides You Have had dominion over us;
Nut by You only we make mention of Your name.
14 They  are dead, they will not live; They are deceased, they will not rise.
Therefore You have punished and destroyed them. And made all their memory to  perish
15 You have increased the nation, O Lord,You have  increased the nation;
You are glorified; You have expanded all the borders of the land.

16 Lord, in trouble they have visited You,
They poured out a prayer when Your chastening was upon them.
17 As a woman with child. Is in pain and cries out in her pangs,
When she draws near the time of her delivery, So have we been in Your sight, O Lord.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain We have, as it were, brought forth wind;
We have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth,
Nor have  the inhabitants of the world fallen.

19 Your dead shall live; Together  with my dead body they shall arise.
Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust;
For your dew is  like the dew of herbs, And the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter your chambers. And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself,
as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past.
21 For behold, the Lord  comes out of His place
To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
The earth will also disclose her blood,
And will no more cover her slain.

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Thomas Constable's Notes


1 In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong.
Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent;
And He will slay  the reptile that is in the sea.
2 In that day  sing to her, “A vineyard of red wine!
3 I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment;
Lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day.
4 Fury is not in Me. Who would set  briers and thorns Against Me in battle?
I would go through them, I would burn them together.
5 Or let him take hold  of My strength, That he may  make peace with Me;
And he shall make peace with Me.”

6 Those who come He shall cause  to take root in Jacob; Israel shall blossom and bud,
And fill the face of the world with fruit.
7 Has He struck Israel as He struck those who struck him?
Or has He been slain according to the slaughter of those who were slain by Him?
8 In measure, by sending it away, You contended with it.
He removes it by His rough wind. In the day of the east wind.
9 Therefore by this the iniquity of Jacob will be covered;
And this is all the fruit of taking away his sin:
When he makes all the stones of the altar
Like chalkstones that are beaten to dust,

Wooden images and incense altars shall not stand.
10 Yet the fortified city will  be  desolate
The habitation forsaken and left like a wilderness;
There the calf will feed, and there it will lie down And consume its branches.
11 When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off;
The women come and set them on fire.
For  it is a people of no understanding;
Therefore He who made them will  not have mercy on them,
And  He who formed them will show them no favor.
12 And it shall come to pass in that day That the Lord will thresh,
From the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt;

And you will be  gathered one by one, O you children of Israel.
13 So it shall be in that day: The great trumpet will be blown;
They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria,
And they who are outcasts in the land of  Egypt,
And shall  worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

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But, the Remnant is not always a godly bunch! 

After 40 years of warning by Jeremiah and two years of  siege, Jerusalem had been reduced to rubble and probably 1-2 million men, women children killed. Solomon’s Temple had been destroyed—the 9th of Av 586 BC—a group of surviving “leaders” came to Jeremiah for advice.

We could all hope the deadly siege would have drawn them to God grateful for His mercy!  Didn’t happen:

Jeremiah Chapter 42:

Now all the captains of the forces, Johanan the son of Kareah, Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people, from the least to the greatest, came near  and said to Jeremiah the prophet, “Please, let our petition be acceptable to you, and pray for us to the LORD your God, for all this remnant (since we are left but a few of many, as you can see), “that the LORD your God may show us the way in which we should walk and the thing we should do.”  

Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, “I have heard. Indeed, I will pray to the Lord your God according to your words, and it shall be, that whatever the LORD answers you, I will declare it to you. I will keep nothing back from you.” So they said to Jeremiah, “Let the LORD be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not do according to everything which the LORD your God sends us by you.  “Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we send you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.”

 And it happened after ten days that the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.  Then he called Johanan the son of Kareah, all the captains of the forces which were with him, and all the people from the least even to the greatest,  and said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your petition before Him:  ‘If you will still remain in this land, then I will build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up. For I relent concerning the disaster that I have brought upon you.  ‘Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; do not be afraid of him,’ says the LORD, ‘for I am with you, to save you and deliver you from his hand.  ‘And I will show you mercy, that he may have mercy on you and cause you to return to your own land.’  

“But if you say, ‘We will not dwell in this land,’ disobeying the voice of the LORD your God,  “saying, ‘No, but we will go to the land of Egypt where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor be hungry for bread, and there we will dwell’—  “Then hear now the word of the LORD, O remnant of Judah! Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: ‘If you wholly set your faces to enter Egypt, and go to dwell there,  ‘then it shall be that the sword which you feared shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt; the famine of which you were afraid shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there you shall die. ‘So shall it be with all the men who set their faces to go to Egypt to dwell there. They shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence. And none of them shall remain or escape from the disaster that I will bring upon them.’  

“For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: ‘As My anger and My fury have been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so will My fury be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. And you shall be an oath, an astonishment, a curse, and a reproach; and you shall see this place no more.’  

“The LORD has said concerning you, O remnant of Judah, ‘Do not go to Egypt!’ Know certainly that I have admonished you this day.  “For you were hypocrites in your hearts when you sent me to the LORD your God, saying, ‘Pray for us to the LORD our God, and according to all that the LORD your God says, so declare to us and we will do it.’  “And I have this day declared it to you, but you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God, or anything which He has sent you by me.  “Now therefore, know certainly that you shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence in the place where you desire to go to dwell.”

These same men kidnapped the aging prophet and dragged him down to Egypt with them provoking God as their forefathers had done. Jeremiah died there as far as we know.

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November 11, 2023.