Israel’s Beautiful Tomorrow
This world is not a pleasant place. Between global pandemics, social unrest, sky-rocketing costs, and rampant hatred, it’s easy to want to toss in the towel and give up.
Many people try to look on the bright side but can’t find one. And the Bible teaches that the closer we get to the return of the Lord Jesus, the more everything will degenerate, particularly for the Jewish people and Bible-believing Christians.
Anyone even vaguely cognizant of today’s political climate sees that antisemitism is now the norm and the tiny State of Israel struggles to survive in a world growing more pagan, more anti-Jewish, and more anti-Christian each day.
But everything will change when Jesus, the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world, reenters our atmosphere. When this monumental event occurs, the world will find itself in chaos. At the battle of Armageddon on the plains of Megiddo in Israel, God will retake His earth and end the Times of the Gentiles, a historical period of Gentile domination of Israel that began with the destruction of the kingdom of Judah and the Temple in 586 BC. (See Daniel 2:44–45.)
For most of its history, Israel has endured hatred and satanic attacks simply because God chose that nation to bring His Word, His blessing, and the ability to enjoy a personal relationship with Him to a lost world. Consequently, Satan has worked tirelessly to eradicate the Jewish people.
But Israel will endure forever because God has declared in His eternal Word, “Israel shall be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be ashamed or disgraced forever and ever” (Isa. 45:17).
Today Israel is criticized, condemned, censured, and attacked daily. But the day is coming when Israel, the whipping boy of the United Nations, will become “the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath” (Dt. 28:13). Jerusalem, a burdensome stone to the world, shall be “beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth . . . the city of the great King” (Ps. 48:2).
These blessings will occur because Jesus will return physically to reign and rule from Jerusalem over a world restored to Edenic conditions. What joy that day will bring for Israel and for Christians, as the true and rightful King will be ensconced on His throne in a rebuilt Temple on the Temple Mount (Zech. 6:13); and the Jewish people will enjoy peace and security in their own land, the land God gave them.
As for Church Age Christians, both Jewish and Gentile, we will be part of the administration of King Jesus as we “reign with Him a thousand years” in glorified, immortal bodies (Rev. 20:6). Until then, we must keep our eyes on the Lord and continue to trust Him and His promise that a great big, beautiful tomorrow will arrive at the end of a dismal and depressing today.