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Jews, I would like you to know…
I am for you and not against you.
I am for you because I know your Messiah would have me to be for you and because He has given me to be with and for you.
I am not for you because I admire you or because you deserve it, or because I expect you to appreciate it. I am not for you because I expect you will be for me. That does not matter and it is not the issue to me. Indeed, even if you are against me, I am for you.
I know that you can be just as vicious and ugly toward me as any Muslim, Arab, Catholic inquisitor, or anyone else; I know human nature. None have attacked me more than have Jews, yet none has been a better friend to me as well.
God has chosen you for His people and will set you on high.
I expect nothing in return for my support, which I know many Jews will scorn.
I do not support you because I think there is anything special about you, apart from God’s election upon you. His election is also upon me, a Gentile in the flesh, but circumcised in the heart to be a child of Abraham by faith, the only true kind of Jew there is:
“And he (Abraham) believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6 Webster).
I support you nonetheless, for the sake of justice, and because, whether you know it or not, like it or not, and whether you care or not, God has chosen you for His people and will, in the end, set you on high.
He will bring you to believe and to recognize that without Him, you are nothing. You have accomplished nothing without Him, though some of you may think to have such virtue, power, intelligence and various advantage.
You will marvel. We will all marvel, and rejoice together with great joy.
I count it the highest imaginable privilege to stand with your Messiah and for you. However, I do not agree with, or condone, your ungodliness and those things you think, say and do out of that ungodliness. It can be supremely vile and often is; I am not blind to, or ignorant of, your ways. I do not support you naïvely. Neither does your Maker.
Yehoshuah HaMashiach is your Messiah, otherwise known as Yeshua or Jesus Christ, yes, the Name you have hated for many reasons. One is because of all the hatred and murderous persecution you have suffered over two millennia by those who use His Name to do evil, false Christians who have never known Him. Another is because you have determined to do your own thing, to pursue your own desires independent of your Creator, and have suffered the great consequences. A third has been that you have been placed in unbelief by Him, according to His perfect wisdom, which you will see in due time to be perfect indeed. As the Scriptures of God declare:
“Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judging is like the great deep; O Lord, You give life to man and beast” (Psalms 36:6 BBE).
Jews, you will marvel. We will all marvel and rejoice together with great joy.
God will save you from yourself, from darkness, sin, Satan, and all enemies.
As you have been placed in unbelief, so you will be brought out of it and none of it will be your doing. There will be no occasion for boasting on your part. You will be ashamed of yourselves, as we have been, and in awe of His greatness and mercy towards you, in spite of the way you have been. With Job, after your trial, as he declared after his, you will say:
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye has seen You. Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:5-6 MKJV).
While you fear, you have nothing to fear. This is an amazing thing, that in spite of you, He will correct and save you from yourself, from darkness, from sin, from Satan and from all your enemies, both within and without. He will heal all your diseases and bind up all your wounds. Indeed, He will bring you back to life. Many of your prophets have prophesied so by His Spirit, and so it will be. Only He can do so.
We speak to you from Him. We prophesy to the dead, dry bones of Israel (yes, most of you are dead, dry bones – admit it), as Ezekiel has spoken, and we give you life by the living words we speak to you, words many (not all) of you reject and contemn. No matter. His Word is like fire and your sins are like chaff. He will prevail. It is a small thing to Him.
Israel, we love you because He loved you and us first. There is no virtue on our part for loving you. It is all to His credit and glory, praise His Wonderful Name.
Israel, Jesus Christ is HaShem. He is YHWH. He has purchased you with His blood, and has claimed you for Himself. You do not believe. You will see. We speak what we know. You have great and sure cause to hope.
Jews, Why I Am for You
What the God of Israel has done for me, and what He will do for you.
“I, even I, am He Who comforts you: who are you, that you are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass; and have forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who stretched forth the Heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth…?” (Isaiah 51:12-13 HNV)
Israel, your God knows and sees what you suffer. He is not remote, unfamiliar, or unaffected by what is happening with you. There is a reason for your predicament, however, a reason that holds the key to the solution for all. There is an answer from God, which you need to hear and know.
Jews, you have tried everything to be at peace, to have dialogue with, and to appease, the world. You have tried everything, and nothing has worked, because you lacked the simple solution. Here is the key for Israel, the Jew, and the whole world.
We correspond with a professional peace advocate who thinks he is the answer to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Gershon Baskin calls himself “The Negotiator” and claims to be responsible for the secret back channel between Israel and Hamas that traded kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit for over a thousand Muslim criminals and murderers held in Israeli jails. With peace like Baskin’s, who needs war?
Readers response: It is true that Jesus died for all people, especially came for the Jews. But the Bible does not tell us to convert them.
Readers response: Paul, Thank you for your article. How are you feeling? Take care of yourself.