They Won’t Bow to Antichrist
There’s probably nothing Jewish people want more these days than peace. And when the Antichrist offers it in the future, he will deceive them—and most of the world—into believing he is the great hope of humanity: a political leader who can unite mankind in love.
Yet he will be the greatest of liars. When a third Temple finally stands on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem and Israel appears safe, the Antichrist will break a covenant he made with the Jewish people, erect an image of himself in that holy place, and demand to be worshiped.
But if there is one thing Jewish people will not do, it is worship a man. Though people everywhere will consent, Israel will refuse. Just as Mordecai would not bow to Haman and thus infuriated that evil Persian bureaucrat, so will Israel’s steadfastness infuriate the Antichrist. He will then unleash a persecution on the Jewish people that will be unparalleled in history. But they are forever the apple of God’s eye. Christ will return to them, fight for them, rescue them, and plant them safely in their land. That is God’s promise. And He never lies.