Israel in the Last Days – Episode 36

In the Christian church today, many are taught that God has rejected the Jewish people because they rejected Jesus as Savior and Messiah. Therefore, God has rejected them and Christians have replaced them. But what does the Bible really say about Israel and the Jewish people in the last days? What is God’s attitude towards Israel?

 

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Show Notes:

When we talk about the events of the end times and the things that will take place around the world, one of the most crucial issues has to be the nation of Israel. What about the nation of Israel? What happens to the Jewish people in the last days?

 

Simply, what the Bible says about Israel in the last days is that they return to the Lord. They will seek him with all their heart. According to Jeremiah 31:31, God will make a new covenant with them, and they walk in all the words that God has promised and prophesied and spoken over them in the Scriptures.

 

Key Verses:

 

  • Deuteronomy 4:2231. “In the end time, you will return to the Lord your God, and . . . the Lord your God . . . will not . . . forget the covenant with your fathers.”
  • Hosea 3:45. “Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their King. And they will come trembling to the Lord and to his goodness in the last days.”
  • Jeremiah 30:624. “You shall be My people, and I will be your God.”
  • Jeremiah 33:78. “I will restore the fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel and . . . I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned against Me.”
  • Micah 7:1820. “He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, You will cast all their sin into the depths of the sea.”
  • Jeremiah 31:3137. “I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.”
  • Jeremiah 50:20. “I will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.”
  • Romans 11:1733. “And so all Israel will be saved.”
  • Matthew 20:116. “So the last shall be first and the first shall be last.”

 

Quotes:

 

  • “I know many Christians will say, ‘The Old Testament is an outdated covenant. All the promises and prophecies do not belong to Israel anymore. Now they belong to Christians.’ But this is absolutely not true.”
  • “No matter what Israel has done or what punishment and correction God has brought, at the end He blesses them and brings them back in. They seek Him and find Him, and He washes them of every sin. This is the future.”
  • “The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. So, the promises of God and the choosing of God of the Jewish people of Israel is an unbreakable promise from God.”

 

Takeaways:

 

  1. Let’s remember that the Jewish people are the first. They were the first chosen by God, and the first to receive covenants and promises by God. In the end times, they will be the last—but by the promises and prophecies of God, they will still enter into all that He has for them. God will fulfill every word and every promise and every blessing that He has spoken to them.

 

  1. Let us remember that for the first 15 years or so, there were only Jews in the church. Too often, Christians are taught in this day and age that the Jews have rejected Christ and therefore God has rejected and judged them. But that’s crazy! According to the Book of Acts, the early church was made up of thousands upon thousands of believers. Let us never forget that for at least 15 years the church was entirely Jewish!