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Why is Israel in the news so much more than other countries?
Christadelphians believe that through reading the Bible we can see that God has a purpose with Israel and especially the Jewish people.
Why do we think this?
Right back in Genesis, God made it clear to a man called Abraham that he is going to become the father of a great nation. These are the Jews. Back in 1948 the Jews started to return to the land of Israel, the land that God gave them and ever since then they have been trying to reclaim their land. The events in Israel over the last months show that God is with His people to get the land back.
Is this a localised affair or something that could lead to a major event?
If we look at another part of the Bible, in Daniel, we have a king, Nebuchadnezzar who had a dream of a huge image whose head was gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron and feet part of iron and part of clay. This was a very strange dream for a king to have. Let us look at history and try and work out what it meant.
Nebuchadnezzar was told by God that he was the head of gold. Nebuchadnezzar was king of the Babylonian empire so it would be fair to say that the head of gold was the Babylonian empire.
We think next of the chest and arms of silver. History tells us that the Medes and Persians collected silver in abundance as tribute money indicating that these are represented by the silver in the image.
We come now to the Bronze age, represented by the belly and thighs. Alexander the Great with weapons mainly of bronze conquered the then known world from Greece to the border of India.
After that we have the Roman empire known for its weapons of iron (stronger than bronze), the legs of the image. We know, of course, that this empire was later divided into two in the time of Constantine.
The feet, iron mixed with clay, is the time we are living in now as there have been no more world empires.
All the above can be proved historically making the facts of the Bible true, so we can rely on what the Bible has to say about the future.
What major event would follow this?
At the end of the dream, Nebuchadnezzar sees a stone come and strike the image on its feet and destroy it. The stone then expands to fill the whole world, forming a new kingdom that will stand forever. This will be a major event to happen with Israel at its centre.
As all these empires described in Daniel have come and gone, Israel (the Jews) has been scattered over the whole world. Jeremiah 31 v 10 says
Hear this, nations! God’s Message! Broadcast this all over the world!
Tell them, the one who scattered Israel will gather them together again.
From now on he’ll keep a careful eye on them, Like a shepherd with his flock.
How does this situation in Israel affect you?
Pay close attention now: I am creating a new heavens and a new earth.
All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten.
Look ahead with joy. I’ll take joy in Jerusalem, take delight in my people.
No more sounds of weeping in the city, No cries of anguish:
No more babies dying in the cradle, Or old people who don’t enjoy a full lifetime.
We see from these verses quoted from Isaiah that the Kingdom that God is going to set up with its capital in Jerusalem is going to be a much better place.
You too can be part of this kingdom by reading the Bible, believing it and doing what God commands us to do by being baptised, as it says in Mark 16:
Whoever believes and is baptised is saved: whoever refuses to believe is damned.
Israel is important as the Jews are God’s chosen people and they are going to be the foundation of this wonderful kingdom to come.
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