The Suffering Servant

Will anti-Zionists and anti-Semites blame God for encouraging and allowing the Jewish “monopoly” on suffering? After all, aren’t they the ones who refuse to forget the horrors of the Holocaust and warn of man’s inhumanity to man, following a biblical precedent?

Didn’t the Hebrew God consecrate Israel’s suffering by creating a holy day to commemorate their liberation from Egyptian slavery? Did not the God of the Hebrews engrave the suffering of Israel in the memory of mankind by instituting Easter, A religious holiday that God commands all nations to observe? Didn’t the Egyptians enslave other peoples as well? However, who knows about them, except perhaps in a passing comment?

Didn’t the God of Israel dedicate an ENTIRE BOOK to a Jewish tragedy that was warned about? Doesn’t the Book of Esther warn anti-Semites to this day that “he who touches you touches the apple of his eye?” (Zechariah 2: 8). Of what other nation has that been said? Weren’t other peoples threatened throughout history and yet the Bible doesn’t mention them?

And is it part of a “Jewish conspiracy” to make the whole world mourn the murder of Jesus Christ by the Romans (however, Italians are not marked to this day as “murderers of Christ”)? Didn’t the Romans torture and crucify thousands of people? Is it so Christians the biggest crybabies? Has the death of Jesus been exaggerated and taken advantage of by Christians obsessed with his suffering and self-denial? I am speaking foolishly (like those who think that the Jews have exaggerated their misery) to make a point.

It is not politically correct, however, the plain truth is that not all lives are the same. Ancient Israel recognized that the life of the king, the leader of the nation, was far more important than that of his soldiers (1 Samuel 18: 3; 2 Samuel 21:17).

Some people and nations have a greater influence and impact on history. It is not because of Israel’s inherent goodness or superiority (we were warned not to believe it), but because of God’s overall plan and purpose.

Right now, in God’s plan of salvation, the lives of Jews and Israelites are incomparable to anyone else’s, even though true Christians (in whom the Spirit of God dwells) are larger and different than other humans who are. simply ordinary (1 Corinthians 2: 9). -sixteen). That is why it is written: “Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116: 15; Numbers 23:10). Isn’t God worried about everyone’s death?

Tea big difference between Jesus and Israel (physical and spiritual) versus other individuals and nations, it is simply that we are SON OF GOD! (Hosea 11: 1; Amos 3: 2). The Bible only mentions other nations to the extent that they come into contact with Israel. The Bible is an ethnocentric book; It’s about a FOCUS ON THE FAMILY about Jacob-Israel!

God does not record the suffering of others at this time, because when it comes to the plan of salvation, the genocides in Africa or Asia are inconsequential! And those innocent victims who suffered and died during Hitler’s war against the Jews (first and foremost), were basically collateral damage! This is not how mankind would see it, but it is how God sees things (Isaiah 55: 8-9). I’m not trying to minimize your loss, I’m just looking to put things in biblical perspective, unpopular as it may be.

I am not magnifying the suffering of Israel at the expense of others, I am only emphasizing it as the Bible would. Even the coming Great Tribulation is known as “Jacob’s time of trouble” (Jeremiah 30: 7). Isn’t God aware that all nations on earth will suffer when nuclear bombs begin to fall? Yes. However, at present, other nations are expendable because of Israel, if necessary. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; for your ransom I gave Egypt, Ethiopia and Seba for you. Since you were precious in my eyes, you have been worthy of glory and I have loved you. therefore, I will give you men (persons), and peoples (nations) for your life “(Isaiah 43: 3-4). And, furthermore,” Because I am with you, says the LORD, to save you; Although I will completely destroy all the nations where I have scattered you, I will not completely destroy you … “(Jeremiah 30:11).

Jesus, as an individual, and Israel at the national level, and the Church spiritually, represent the Son of God on earth. We are “the suffering servant” of whom the world is not worthy (Isaiah 53; Hebrews 11: 35-38). We are the “Royal Priesthood” compared to other nations and people (Exodus 19: 6; 1 Peter 2: 9).

Does that mean that we have no sin and that other nations are more just or justified in persecuting us? No! God warns against such dangerous deception: “I was angry with my people, I profaned my inheritance, and I gave them into your hand; you showed them no mercy; on the old man you put your yoke very heavily” (Isaiah 47: 6), and “All the who found those who were devouring them; and their adversaries said: Do not scandalize us, because they have sinned against the LORD … “(Jeremiah 50: 7), and” I am very displeased with the nations that are calm; because I was a little angry, and they helped overcome the affliction “(Zechariah 1:15). I talk about this in my book, Beyond Babylon: the rise and fall of Europe, within the chapter “The destiny of Europe”.

Sometimes God uses our enemies to help us return to our spiritual senses, and then he judges those haughty people and nations and reminds them that they are only mortal (Isaiah 10:12; Jeremiah 51:35). At other times, Israel suffered unjustly in Egypt, Judah faced extermination for refusing to assimilate (Esther 3: 8), and early Christians Aquila and Priscilla were unjustly persecuted for being simply Jews and required by law to leave Rome (Acts 18: 2). ).

God exposes the twisted mindset of those anti-Semites who mistakenly feel that Israel and Judah have too much power and influence and control over their lives and nations, and threaten to rebel against their “oppressors,” but will find themselves fighting a losing battle. against God! (Psalms 2; Revelation 17:14).

Individuals and nations must come to know and recognize who God has chosen (a Chosen, not an elite) for His PURPOSE to ultimately save each individual and nation (Isaiah 49: 22-23; Revelation 3: 9).

So notwithstanding the anti-Zionists, the anti-Semites, the condemnable heresies of replacement theology and genealogy, personal and national sins, “all Israel will be saved, as it is written: Out of Zion will come the Deliverer, and will turn away the impiety of Jacob “(Romans 11:26). Israel will prevail and become God’s light to all nations, blessing others as they have been blessed!

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