Reading the Signs of the Times: Increasing Hostility Toward the Jewish People
Our Reading the Signs of the Times series has been inspired by my friend and author Steve Miller. Steve’s book, "Foreshadows: 12 Megaclues That Jesus' Return Is Nearer Than Ever," shares greater detail on topics included in this series. We are exploring the signs of the times before Jesus returns. In addition to seeing persecution in Christianity, another sign on this road trip we are on is increased hostility toward the Jewish people. The explosion of hatred toward Israel and the Jewish people will come with greater intensity and frequency as we move closer to the end of the age. Throughout history, the Jews have been the most persecuted people on the face of the earth. It could arise from Genesis 3:15, the Bible’s first prophecy, where God states that a woman, whom God has chosen, from the nation of Israel, would give birth to a child. As a man, that child would die on a cross and have his heel bruised, but he would subsequently be raised from the dead and crush the head of the serpent (Romans 16:20). This child's name is Jesus. Satan knows this prophecy. It's partly why he hates the Jewish people. Throughout human history he has tried to destroy them. Through Haman in the book of Esther. Through Herod when he tried to kill all the boys under two years of age when Jesus was born. Through Hitler in Nazi Germany. Take note: antisemitism is increasing with a new virulence all over the world. This is just more evidence that Jesus is coming soon. Look up! The day of our redemption draws nearer and nearer.