“There you will remember your ways and all your deeds with which you have defiled yourselves; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for all the evil things that you have done.”

– Ezekiel 20:43

“I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.”

– Zechariah 12:10

“BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.”

– Revelation 1:7

I don’t understand the Jew-hating Christian. Even Jesus told us that the Jew was to be honored and cared for by those grafted in to the vine: “to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.” (Matt 25:40). In a day where America finds itself wondering if it should support Israel in the face of a growing Muslim threat, the Christian’s perspective should definitely be YES.

Furthermore, looking at the quoted verses above from Ezekiel, Zechariah, and Revelation, Israel will be restored even to the point where they mourn their own “piercing” of Jesus Christ (John 19:37). They will mourn him as the loss of an only son, because indeed he was one of them, a son of David. They had their Messiah, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29), and they missed him.

The Christian should take a personal interest in the well-being of Israel. He should rejoice with them and mourn with them. We should look forward with excitement to the day when Israel’s eyes will be opened and they will see him clearly. It will all come into focus and the remnant will be truly restored to its place. And all of it will be only because of the grace of God, who has foretold it and who will bring it about. Praise Him!!

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