French Jews Find New Risks in Israel
“And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee” (Deuteronomy 28:37).
The lead article in USA Today on Oct. 20, “French Jews Find New Risks in Israel,” describes the dangers Jews face throughout the world, including in Israel itself. France, with Europe’s largest Jewish population, has become the largest source of emigrants to Israel, and this is driven by Europe’s growing anti-semitism. Since January 2015, 6,000 French Jews have emigrated, nearly double the number in 2013. Over the past 65 years, Jews have been going home from locations all over the world. Most of them don’t know exactly what is happening, but it is a fulfillment of prophecy. Bible believers who interpret prophecy literally are the only people on earth who know the times, and according to Bible prophecy, Israel is still under the judgment prophesied in Deuteronomy 28. God warned that if Israel rejected Him and His law, He would evict them from their land and scatter them throughout the earth. We have witnessed the fulfillment of this prophecy over the past 2,000 years. One of the most amazing facts of human history is the continued existence of Israel as a people and a nation, and it is irrefutable evidence of the divine inspiration of the Bible. The Bible describes the return of Israel to her land in a spiritually dead condition (Ezekiel 37:1-8), the reign of the antichrist (2 Thess. 2:3-12; Rev. 13), the Great Tribulation (Mat. 24:15-21), the spiritual conversion of Israel (Zech. 12:9-14; Ezek. 20:36-38), and the victorious return of Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom (Mat. 24:29-31). Presently, we are at the end of the Church Age, and Christ has not yet returned because He is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:8-9). We don’t know exactly how long He will wait, but we can “see the day approaching” (Heb. 10:25), and the major focus of every child of God should be to find his or her place in the gospel preaching and discipleship business of the Great Commission.
(Friday Church News Notes, October 23, 2015, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
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