March 18: Purim

– God’s Unique Relationship with Israel

Almost from the beginning of recorded history the Jewish people have faced more enemies than any other people. One nation after another, one leader after another has tried to cause their total annihilation. But not one of them has succeeded. Israel has always won the victory. In a few days the Jewish people will be celebrating yet another victory, this one from the annihilation planned by Haman, the advisor to the King of Persia. In view of this unique history we must ask ourselves “Why?”

  •   Why is Israel so hated?
  •   Why does God always give Israel the victory?
  •  Why do all Israel’s enemies ultimately perish?

The answer to each of these questions is- because of God’s unique relationship with Israel. God chose Israel to be His witness and be the vessel through which to bring the Redeemer. God tied His reputation and plan of redemption to the people of Israel.

Obviously if God chose Israel to manifest His glory, then she would also become the focused enemy of Satan. Satan’s pride reasoned that if he could destroy Israel, God’s plan of redemption would be thwarted. Thus Israel became the battleground between God and Satan.

Of course, God warned Satan that although Satan would appear to win the victory, ultimately Israel’s descendant, Jesus the Redeemer, would destroy Satan.

 Genesis 3:14-15

So the Lord God said to the serpent:

“Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”

PROCLAIM ISRAEL’S VICTORY OVER ALL HER ENEMIES THROUGH THE ULTIMATE DESCENDANT OF ISRAEL – JESUS THE MESSIAH.

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