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Satan Has Every Advantage - For A Purpose

Jesus said to the Samaritan woman: "You worship what you do not know, we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews." John 4:22 Many people who are not familiar with the Bible might be surprised to hear that Jesus was Jewish, and his mother Mary was Jewish. The twelve apostles were Jews. God's story from Genesis to Revelation is all about the Jews. It began with the Jews and it will end with the Jews. We're approaching the last of the last days, and Israel is now in the news daily. Imagine it - a nation that was destroyed two thousand years ago and its people dispersed throughout the world - is now back in our news media daily, two thousand years later. History shows us that when a nation is conquered, after a couple of generations it has been completely assimilated into the conquering peoples. When was the last time you heard of Amalekites, Perezites, Hittites, or Jebusites? They all disappeared from history, having been absorbed into the nations that conquered them. Not so with the Jews. How could a people survive 2,000 years of dispersion into every country on earth, yet remain a people -- AND -- be brought back to the very land from which they were dispersed two thousand years before, and speaking the same ancient language long forgotten - as though they had never left? Impossible! How could a people become as modern as the most modern city in America or anywhere else -- in just 75 plus years? The nations surrounding her have been there for thousands of years, yet they have not accomplished in those thousands of years what God has accomplished in Israel in just 75 years! What does God mean by all of this? What is he trying to show us? God called out a people, the Jewish people, to demonstrate many truths about himself through them. And one of those truths is his faithfulness to his Word. He swore a covenant oath to them that after enduring his judicial punishment for those 2,000 years, HE would bring them back to the land of their fathers and totally restore them, and that all the prophecies of "the last days" would come to pass through them. Do not think that the Middle East conflict is accidental. No, God has DELIBERATELY brought Israel back to the land that Satan has DELIBERATELY surrounded with enemies brainwashed to hate her and ceaselessly planning to destroy her. God will demonstrate his power over every enemy and God's name will be glorified. "But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show my power through you and that my name may be declared in all the earth." Exodus 9:16 Back when Israel was scattered, there was no Islam. Mohammed wouldn't be born for centuries to come. Islam is the last-days creation of Satan - who has succeeded in surrounding the nation of Israel with Muslims whose Satanic religion demands that they kill the Jews and drive Israel off the map. Today, Israel's enemies outnumber her 500 to 1. Does she have a chance against those odds? Not unless her God gives her the victory. The day after Israel was born in 1948, few in number, weak survivors of the Holocaust, she was attacked by five surrounding Arab nations who had been established for centuries. There is no way imaginable that she could survive it. Yet she did. Because the God of Israel gave the victory. This story is not so much the conflict between Ishmael, the father of the Arabs, and Isaac the father of the Jews. No, this is Satan against God. And God has laid it out in such a way that SATAN HAS EVERY ADVANTAGE, the purpose being that God's faithfulness will be undeniable when he brings to pass the total restoration that he promised Israel and which the prophets of the Old Testament foretold over and over and over again -- before Israel was ever even scattered. God shows himself as knowing the end from the beginning, prophesying beforehand what will be the outcome. Imagine the prophets back then, prophesying the end - when the scattering of the Jews throughout the world hadn't even taken place yet. No other god could even come close to accomplishing this. No other religion contains prophecy, because Satan does not know the future, except what is revealed in the Word of God. The God of Israel, and ONLY HE, proves himself by the fulfillment of ancient prophecy which was given thousands of years before. And therefore we know he will be faithful to the promises made to US as well, through the atonement made for us in his Son, Jesus Christ. God's Word is faithful. God's Word stands forever. MORE: God's Covenant With Israel


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