What are the Last Days? After Genesis, Noah and the Flood, the Patriarchs, Israel’s kings and the appearance of Messiah (exactly according to the Daniel 9:25 timeline), the “last days” began at Pentecost (Acts 2:17-21) and will end at the regathering of Israel prior to the Second Coming of Messiah (Luke 21:24).
Conclusion: we are living near the end of the Last Days. Because many institutional Christians despise and reject the miracle of regathered Israel, I can only conclude that these unbelieving believers have no clue that we are living in the last of the Last Days.
Many also brazenly mock the important Biblical doctrine of the Second Coming (just as 2Peter 3:4 predicted).
It’s shocking, and deeply grieves me, how hearts have become hardened toward the Jews. Many Christian leaders are openly enemies of Israel. Much discernment is alarmingly lacking among mainline Christians. Somebody emailed me this week, very upset that an international Christian leader was on London’s Premier Radio decrying the Jews and making Israel appear to be the perpetrators of the “cycle of violence.” But “cycle of violence” is a deceptive journalistic phrase. Columnist Caroline Glick wrote brilliantly on this recently. The phrase suggests a moral equivalency between Israel and terrorists.
Every day I read and hear increasingly the most vile anti-Semitism. Tragically, history IS repeated itself. In Paris on Sunday the Jews who were worshipping in a synagogue said, “We were on the verge of another Kristallnacht,” as an angry pro-Palestinian mob went wild.
Serge Ben Haim, a Jewish community leader, told Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Radio that the event was a watershed for the Jewish community: “What existed in the past can no longer continue. We could have had something like Kristallnacht,” he said, referring to the infamous “night of broken glass” in 1938, when Nazis swept through Jewish towns and neighborhoods in Germany and Austria, murdering some 500 Jews, burning homes and synagogues, and destroying shops.
The Paris riot last Sunday began with a demonstration: “They decided to advance in large numbers toward the synagogue, and that was where they met our youths who volunteer to protect Jewish places, and then the police,” Ben Haim said. “The Palestinians had rocks, glass, axes, knives… they were armed and I made sure that no one would leave the synagogue, in order to protect the lives of our people.”
According to Ben Haim, police lost control: “Security forces accompanied the pro-Palestinians’ demonstration; they thought they had things under control, but the groups there dispersed and one of them got away and reached the synagogue.
“On our side there are five lightly injured…We skirted a true catastrophe yesterday. Today is not yesterday. We must analyze what happened. There are some very red lights going on lately.”
Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah, etc., etc. build their entire raison d’etre around hatred of the Jews. These terrorists are full of darkness who teach innocent children to hate, and they are desperately in need of the Saviour; but the Church is supposed to be full of light. In fact, the Last Days church is divided and characterized in Revelation 3 by either the church of Philadephia or the church of Laodicea. The church at Philadelphia was marked by faithfulness, and notably is spared from the hour of tribulation that will test the entire world; but the church at Laodicea was marked by lukewarmness and is about to be rejected by the coming Messiah unless it repents.
In what category are you?
For your information, this is the Good News: Jesus, descended from Israel’s King David, was crucified for our sins, dead, buried, resurrected on the third day, ascended to Heaven, presently seated at the right hand of the Father, and is coming again soon to judge the world. Are you ready? Receive Him now as your Saviour King to escape the wrath to come.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)