A Troubling Truth: My Readership Plummets When the Title Mentions Israel

I can write about just about any other topic; Soros, Obama, Globalism, the Middle East, Islam, terrorism – you name it and many people will read and comment.

I’ve been writing for over 3 years. At first, I thought that it was my imagination, but I now it’s real, and it troubles me.

Why does this trouble me?  Not because I’m a Jew and I want my readers to love Israel because of my people.  It goes so far beyond that.  I want to give you clear cut reasons why your attention on this earth should be on Israel and particularly on Jerusalem.

I prayed that the Lord would give me a sermon from a beloved pastor to help clarify why the Church truly needs to focus on the Nation of Israel in these last days. I believe I found that in a pastor who has been with our Lord Jesus for some years – my favorite pastor – Adrian Rogers.

From  oneplace.com

Israel and Bible Prophecy What Does the Future Hold? Part 1

Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Zion, for the time to favor her, yea, the set time is come. For Thy servants take pleasure in her stones and favor the dust thereof. So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord and all of the kings of the earth Thy glory. When the Lord shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory.”   Psalm 102:13-16

People sometimes ask me, “Pastor, why do you keep going back to the land of Israel?”  Because I love the land and I love her people.  They are God’s chosen people, a people of destiny. I go to Israel for two reasons.

  • One, I love her past. I love to look back and see the land where my Savior lived and walked and talked. I love to study the Bible on location. It causes the Bible to burst aflame in your hands.
  • Two, I want help in understanding the present and the future, because there is Bible prophecy yet to be fulfilled.  Keep your eyes on Zion, God’s holy land. As the Jew goes, so goes the world. The Jews are God’s yardstick, God’s outline, God’s blueprint, for what He’s up to in the rest of the world.

The land of Israel, I believe, is the most important spot on earth. The most important city is not Washington or Moscow, but Jerusalem. The most important land, believe it or not, is not America but tiny Israel, about the size of New Jersey.

Israel: the geographic center. “See, I have set thee in the midst of the nations (Ezekiel 5:5). Israel, called “the navel of the earth,” is strategically located at the hub of three continents.

Israel: the revelation center. From this land, the land of Moses, the prophets and the apostles, came the Word of God.

 Israel: the spiritual center. In Bethlehem Jesus was born. In Nazareth He grew to maturity. In Galilee He walked and taught on the mountainsides and beside the Sea. In Jerusalem our Lord was crucified, buried and rose from the dead. From the Mount of Olives He ascended. And to the Mount of Olives He will return; His feet will first touch down upon the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4).

 Israel: the prophecy center. Prophecy is “pre-written history.” The land of Israel is the only land belonging to God’s people. The details of their future are minutely recorded in the Bible. If you want to know what God is doing, study Israel and her people.

 Israel: the storm center. The Middle East, specifically Israel, is the world’s greatest trouble spot. The Bible says “Jerusalem will be a burdensome stone for all people” of the world[CAP1] [CA2] – (Zechariah 12:3), and indeed we see in the daily news the gathering storm clouds of Armageddon.

 Israel: also the peace center. We’re told to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6). There will never be peace on earth until there’s peace in Jerusalem, until Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, rules and reigns from Jerusalem. When we’re praying for the peace of Jerusalem, we’re praying, “Even so, come Lord Jesus.” We want our Lord to reign from Zion, to sit upon the throne of his father David.

Israel: one day will be the glory center. When our Lord returns, all nations of the world will come to Jerusalem to worship (Micah 2:3). Jerusalem will be the capital city not only of Israel but of the entire world, and the Word of the Lord shall go forth from Zion (Isaiah 2:3). Jesus will reign from Jerusalem (Luke 1:32). Israel is at the center of God’s plan.

FOUR MIRACLE PROPHECIES

(THREE BEING FULFILLED TODAY)

 As we look at Israel, I want you to see four miracle prophecies about this land.

 1. The prophecy of Israel’s miraculous generation (How Israel came to be a nation)

 In Genesis 18:18 God gave Abraham, the father of the Jewish people, the promise of a son—and descendants. He said, “Abraham, through your son all the nations of the world are going to be blessed” (Genesis 12:3, 22:18). When Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90, God gave them a miracle child. Every Jew alive today is the direct result of a miracle birth. Therefore, our precious Jewish friends should have no difficulty believing in the virgin birth because every one of them is here because of a miracle birth. That’s the miracle of the generation of the Jewish people.

Then God promised Abraham a land for His people. God Himself gave Abraham the land we call Israel. And He gave it irrevocably. (Genesis 12:1, 15:16, 15:18-21, Deuteronomy 9:4)

2. The prophecy of Israel’s miraculous preservation

Not only did God bring Israel into being as a miracle nation, but God keeps Israel as a miracle nation. Psalm 89 shows God’s heart on this.

18 For the Lord is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king…. 20 I have found David My servant; with My holy oil have I anointed him: 21 With whom My hand shall be established: Mine arm also shall strengthen him. 22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. 24 But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted….27Also I will make him My first born, higher than the kings of the earth. 28 My mercy will I keep for him forevermore and My covenant [an unbreakable promise] shall stand fast with him. 29 His seed also will I make to endure forever and his throne as the days of heaven.”

God declares the descendants of David shall endure. Looking down through the tunnel of time, He foresaw (v. 30) that if David’s descendants 30 “forsake My law and walk not in My judgments [and by the way, they have forsaken God’s law and not walked in His judgments] 31”If they break My statutes and keep not My commandments,” [they have broken His statutes, they have not kept His commandments], then God says, 32Then will I visit their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with stripes. 33Nevertheless,” [highlight the word “nevertheless]“My lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer My faithfulness to fail, 34My covenant will I not break nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips, 35Once have I sworn by My holiness that I will not lie unto David. 36His seed shall endure forever and his throne as the sun before Me. 37It shall be established forever as the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky. Selah.” [Selah means “pause and think about that.”]

God has said:

the Jews would be disobedient—and they were,

the Jews would be disbursed—and they were,

the Jew would be discredited—and they were,

but you could no more destroy the Jewish race than you could destroy the sun, the moon and stars. They may be chastised, they may suffer, but God said, “I will keep My word to David, his seed shall endure” (v. 29).

Jeremiah 31:35-37 confirms this.

35 Thus says the Lord, Who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, Who disturbs the sea, And its waves roar (The Lord of hosts is His name): 36 “If those ordinances depart from before Me, says the Lord, then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” 37 Thus says the Lord: “If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done,” says the Lord.

If you want to get rid of the nation Israel, you will first have to get rid of the sun, moon, and stars. In other words, God is saying, “I’ll tell you when I’ll cast off Israel: the same day you can tell Me how high is ‘up.’ I’ll cast off Israel the same day you can show Me what this earth suspended in space is resting upon. You’ll have to pluck the sun, moon, stars from My heaven before you can annihilate this nation.”

They exist as a miracle nation. They stand beside the graves of their persecutors.  They live on. When they returned, the land was a rock-filled desert. Zion now is blooming as a rose.

Every Jew is here today because of God’s keeping, preserving power upon His chosen people.

Throughout history, Satan, Israel’s ancient foe, has tried to eradicate this nation and obliterate this promise, but he could not do it.

Egypt’s pharaoh could not diminish God’s chosen people.

The Red Sea could not drown them.

Jonah’s whale could not digest them.

Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace could not burn them.

The gallows of horrible Haman could not execute them.

The dictators of this world have not been able to annihilate them.

The nations of this world have not been able to assimilate them.

When other peoples have been taken from their homelands, when they have been scattered, soon they’ve been absorbed, assimilated—swallowed up, so to speak—into the culture of their new location and cannot be traced.

But for nineteen centuries the Jewish people, wherever they were found, kept themselves together, maintaining their traditions, laws, statutes and even language. God preserved them as a nation, an identifiable people.

God said He would “visit their iniquity with stripes” and indeed He has. They suffered unmentionable atrocities under Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great and the Greeks, Nero and the Romans, under the Turks, and Hitler. Under Russia they have and are now suffering. Under the Arab nations they have and are suffering. But they have endured because God’s Word prophesied they would endure. – source

Brethren, if you do not love Israel, then I fear for you, spiritually. Get on your knees and ask the Lord what you have missed. Perhaps you have been attempting to enter heaven by some other means than the Lord Jesus Christ.  It is not too late.

Repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. He will place in your heart an abiding love for the Jewish people and for Israel.

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA

 

14 thoughts on “A Troubling Truth: My Readership Plummets When the Title Mentions Israel

  1. I don’t comment much but I read a lot. Personally, I am MORE drawn to the articles on Israel. You’re right that one is in trouble spiritually if you don’t love Israel. I was just chatting with a fellow Christian on how much we’d like to have coffee or better yet, work for Bibi.

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  2. marilyn dykeman

    So so sorry to hear this.. I love the Jewish people and I think the safest place on earth is Israel. I would loved to have been able to walk the land Jesus walked and some day I will.God Bless you and keep up the great work as it is needed and we do appreciate it Shalom Mar

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  3. Adrian Rogers, thru’ AFR hosting his archived sermons, is my favorite pastor/teacher, also. He never backed away from Truth!
    I do not see how one cannot love and support, and pray, for Israel, Jerusalem, and God’s Chosen people! They are all thru’ HIS HOLY WORD!! From Genesis to the end of Revelation! God gives us several Commands to pray for them. HE made Cut/Blood Covenant With themm!! Not, Abraham with God,…but, God With Abraham/Israel! God cannot lie. HE does not change.
    Yet, the devil is making great inroads in attacking God’s Covenant with Israel…and, since the devil Is the father of lies and confusion…pastor’s and others are regularly taking Scripture and interpretating it incorrectly. They are also attacking other Believers for following God’s commands towards Israel.
    I would say that most Christians do Not read, study, ask The Holy Spirit for Guidance in i,yerpretation, regarding God’s Holy Words. They cannot be bothered. Many of them just listen to whatever is told them and believe what is said is truth. This is not Godly, but, it is what seems to be happening…and, has been going on for 100+years. Seminaries regularly turn out pastor’s that state, “I don’t believe…I want the salary and perks.” Seminaries began, in the late 1800’s, to alter Truths of the Bible in their teaching and classes. It has only continued, and we are seeing the apostasy and heresy, and hate, for Israel and God…now.

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  4. Thank you for keeping us informed, I do pray for and love Israel and I love the Hebrew language, although I only know a little . Shalom is my favourite word and I often hear it when I am praying in the Spirit! I do not always comment but I will make an effort to tick like more often because it is important that you are encouraged and know we are here and reading them,

    Maranatha!
    Chrissy

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  5. The bible is very clear about those who either bless or curse Israel…

    “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” – Genesis 12:3

    As a nation we can’t afford to go against God’s commands. The Lord’s promises are eternal. If there were ever a time that we need to support Israel, the time is now. History shows God has dealt harshly with those who cursed Israel… Where is Babylon? What happened to Pharaoh who resided over Egypt? Where did the Roman Empire go? What happened to Hitler’s Third Reich? All of them destroyed and turned to dust with only remnants of historical annotations remaining as a reminder of God’s promise to Israel…

    “I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.” – Isaiah 62:6-7

    I stand with Israel.

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  6. Prophetic word given me years ago which should bless you: “The duty is in the action, not the fruit of those actions.” We should not focus on WordPress stats, but on the Lord. As we minister to HIM in the Holy of holies, He will accomplish His purposes and bear His fruit through our branches… 💕

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  7. Hello, dear Geri! I read your articles and wait for them! Thank you very much.
    My name is Alla, I am Jew from Ukraine, 61 years old, live in Germany with my family, believe in Christ. I had a difficult path to the Lord. My husband, father and adult son say, that they are believers, ohter relatives are unbelievers. I have the same thoughts and feelings as you. I am weak in English, but I learn and read articles and Bible. I can’t find a proper church, and we are the small church, three ladys, study the Bible regular together. I had difficult conversations with some pastors. Sorry if I write wrong grammar. I don‘t quite understand the sermons on the ear. I am waiting for the Lord eagerly, as you are! I have translated some of your articles into Russian (my mother language) and gave to my relatives and friends. I wish you blessings and pray for you! Alla

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    1. Dearest Alla….. all of my people are from Ukraine – Kiev. I think that it is so precious that you are studying the word with your friends! That IS church!! I can’t wait to meet you in heaven with our Lord Jesus! Much love to you 🙂

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  8. It does not in way surprise me that your readership drops when you post about Israel. Israel seems to leave a bad taste in many people’s mouths including many who ought to know better. I have heard the argument that there is no reason to support Israel because it is largely secular, and much other foolishness. Bottom line is: Israel belongs to God, always has and always will. God will bless all peoples on the earth through the Jewish people, that ought to be reason enough to support them. How many times does Paul say: to the Jew first and then the Gentile? The wild Olive tree was grafted into the natural branches? Hmmmm, the Jewish people must be important. Those who think to curse Israel had best adjust their thinking, or they will have an unpleasant surprise coming.

    Keep writing Geri – don’t let this get you down. Continue to be the voice of reason, God will bless your efforts.

    God bless
    Greg

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  9. Interesting observation–and quite revealing. This is one of my daily stops to stay informed on happenings, especially with respect to Israel. I don’t know if I can add anything meaningful that hasn’t already been posted on this thread. One thing I constantly tell my friends is, “Watch Israel….” Some of them seem to ignore it. But with all the recent happenings (especially in the last 6-8 months), and looking through the third lense of Scripture, it’s hard not to see that things (at least to me) are becoming very much Israeli-centric. I can only speak for myself when I say that I include Israel in my prayers.

    Please don’t be discouraged. The message is vital, especially now as we see the Rapture and final events of this age are right at the doorstep….

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  11. “The land of Israel, I believe, is the most important spot on earth. The most important city is not Washington or Moscow, but Jerusalem. The most important land, believe it or not, is not America but tiny Israel, about the size of New Jersey.”
    Amen and Amen

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  12. great article . Adrian rogers is my favorite preacher also. still listen to his wonderful sermons. I post lots of things related to Israel on facebook. war/ terrorism related, goofy u.n. propagands, temple preparations, fake peace talks….prophecy,, archaeology discoveries. I get very few comments though?

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