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Seven Reasons for Desiring the Lord’s Return: Reason 5
By Dr. David Reagan
5. For God’s Promises to the Jewish People to be Fulfilled
There’s a fifth reason why I want to see the Lord come back and it has to do with the Jewish people. I want to see God fulfill His promises to them, promises of salvation and respect and primacy. Today the Jewish people are hated with a passion all over the world, but a day is coming when they will be treated with respect, and they will receive salvation, and they will become the prime nation in all of the world.
The reason that Jews are hated all over the world today by people who have never even met a Jew is because Satan hates the Jewish people with a passion. He’s placed in people’s hearts Anti-Semitism, even if they’ve never even met a Jew. Satan hates the Jews with a passion. He hates them because it was through them that God provided the world the Messiah. It was through them that God provided the world the Word of God. It was through them that God has promised that one day He is going to bring all of this peace and righteousness and justice. And so, Satan wants to kill off every Jew. That is what the Holocaust was all about. That’s what the Tribulation is going to be all about. Satan is going to try once again to annihilate all the Jews, but he will not be successful.
Let’s see what the Bible has to say about this. It says that on the day when Jesus Christ returns to the Mount of Olives that He will cause a create cleavage in the mountain, and the Jewish people in the city of Jerusalem who are under siege from the Antichrist will come out of that cleavage and up to the Mount of Olives, and there they will fall on their knees before their Messiah. The Jewish remnant will cry out, “Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai,” meaning “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” They will, at last, accept Jesus as their Messiah.
Look how this scenario is described in Zechariah 12: “And I will pour out on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of supplication. They will look on Me whom they have pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son. And they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.”
A day of salvation is coming to the Jewish people, and let me tell you, when that occurs, what a day it is going to be. Instead of the Jews being scorned, instead of the Jews being harassed, instead of the Jews being persecuted, instead of the Jews being murdered, it says in the Bible that the whole world will respect the Jews.
Let me show you a scripture about that. This is what Zechariah 8:23 foretells, “The Lord of hosts says in those days,” meaning the days when Jesus will be ruling, “ten men from the nations, meaning ten Gentiles, “will grasp the garment of a Jew and say, ‘Let us walk with you because we know that God is with you.’”
Oh, what a day that will be! Jesus will reign in majesty and glory from Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
The Bible says that when Jesus returns the greatest earthquake in history will occur. All the valleys will be lifted up. All the mountains will be lowered. It is like the face of the earth is lowered. Jerusalem will be lifted up which implies that the city will become the highest place on planet earth, and the glory of God will go forth from there. Jesus will be King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
David in his glorified body is also going to be the King of Israel. You and I in our glorified bodies are going to be scattered over this earth to reign over those who are in natural bodies. Swords will be beaten into plowshares. The wolf will be lying down with the lamb, and the little boy will be playing with the snake.
These are illustrations of the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ, and I can hardly wait!
In the sixth and last part of our series concerning why we should be desiring the Lord’s return, we’ll end by looking at both the sixth and seventh reasons.