What is the relationship between The Nations and The Jews?
The historical relationship between the Nations and the Jews has been compared by social scientists to that between a cat and a mouse. There is no explanation why the cat has it out for the mouse, just a fact of life. It seems to be an eternal face-off. Whether it be the Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Germans or The Vatican, every powerful nation or entity has conflicted with the Jews. At the end of days the unexplainable relationship between Jews and Non-Jews has been prophesied to make a dramatic turn. Zechariah 8:23 reads “In those days, when ten men of all the languages of the nations shall take hold of the skirt of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.” The Prophet is speaking of a day when the Jewish people fulfill their destiny.
God gave the rooster the role to distinguish between day and night, and Israel the role to distinguish between light and darkness, right and wrong, goodness and evil. He commanded them to be a kingdom of priests and a light to the nations.
The Jews accepted a yoke that can never be shed. The role of Israel is to inform, make aware, notify and open the eyes of the nations concerning the kingdom of heaven. The plan is for the whole world to be preserved and delivered from the consequences of sin through the children of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. Non-Jews have never been obligated to lead a Jewish lifestyle but they are commanded to trust that God is able to work with the Jews until the plan is fulfilled. On an individual level and ultimately on a national level, Non-Jews can benefit most from Israel by recognizing her priestly role of being a light to the nations, and then by trying to live by that light.
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