Israel was chosen by Yehovah God for a reason. It was His choice. To question the choice is to challenge God. Here is the shocker. He chose Israel as His means of blessing all the other nations of the earth. God did not choose them as a way of excluding the nations, but as His method of inclusion. How did the nations react? They were jealous, resentful and covetous of the blessing. He did not choose them because they were better, they were better because He chose them.
Yet God’s original plan is clearly spoken in Genesis.
“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
“Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.“ Genesis 28:14
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of Yehovah’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Isaiah 2:2
What motivates Yehovah? Did God bring Jews back to Israel from all over the world to just destroy them? No, that is the mantra of Iran. Did God originally choose Israel as a means to reject the world? No, His motive was to pave the way for all the nations to be blessed through Israel. Did God later choose the Church so He could find a way to completely and permanently reject Israel? No! He never gave up on them. He vowed to restore them and we have seen it in our lifetimes. Blessing Israel Ch. 13
After the fall, God kept His promised seed of the Messiah passing from generation to generation from Adam through Seth and on to Noah. However, the rest of mankind had become so wicked that the flood took them all away except righteous Noah and his family. After the flood, God singled out Abraham who was in the chosen lineage. Yehovah blessed him and narrowed the favor to Abraham’s son Isaac and his son Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel). He even narrowed it further by declaring the seed would come through David’s lineage.
It is at this point in God’s redemptive story, that an interesting phenomenon surfaces. As God chooses Israel for special blessing, the other nations become resentful and jealous. Never mind that in God’s heart Israel would become the salvation of the nations. The Gentiles could not see that far down the road and began attacking Israel to destroy her, an intent that continues into the 21st Century! Remember John 3:16 tells us God loved the world so much that He gave His Son.
Rather than God’s choice of Israel eliminating salvation for the other nations, in God’s heart it was the means of saving them. He intended to bless all nations through Israel! Blessing Israel Ch. 3
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)