““For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.” Deuteronomy 7:6-8
“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.” Acts 24:14-16
I am a 100% Jewish follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. So I share this message as a Jewish woman with a heart for our Jewish Messiah Jesus above all else along with a heart for my Jewish people beyond measure and a heart for all people. In my heart is a desire to see all human beings turn from their sins and place their trust in Christ as Lord with their lives utterly turned over to Him for forgiveness and the promise of everlasting life. So great is my love for Jesus and for all of humanity that I’m incapable of doing anything as my life’s calling other than to help people to find and forever follow Christ the Messiah as forever Lord. I grieve deep in my heart over the greatest Jewish tragedy ever, and it may not be what you think.
Most of my relatives just a few generations back were killed indescribably heinously in Nazi Germany in ways that we can’t possibly fathom, and understandably to the Jewish people there seems to be no greater tragedy than what happened to my people at the sickeningly evil hearts and hands of Hitler and the Nazis. But with all my heart, as broken as I and my people are over what happened, I believe there is a greater tragedy when it comes to my Jewish people. And it’s this.
The Jewish people are God’s chosen people. Jesus Christ was and is Jewish. Most of the New Testament writers were Jewish. All the Jewish prophets prophesied of the Lord Jesus Christ down to minute details of Jesus’ life, death on the cross, resurrection, heaven, hell, the end times, and everlasting life.
The Old Testament reveals God’s immeasurable love and mercy for the Jewish people that even when they turned away from Him, He still called them to repentance to turn back to Him to be forgiven and enter into His forever Kingdom.
The non-Jewish people, the Gentiles, come into God’s Kingdom by being grafted in. But even their entrance in does not take away God’s choosing the Jews as His chosen people. To this very day, all human beings – Jewish people included – cannot be in God’s forever presence without an atonement being made for our sins. Jesus is the atonement. He died on the cross and was raised from the dead to pave the way for all of us – beginning with the Jewish people – to be given forever life. All beginning with turning from our sins and turning to God and His ways through faith in Christ.
What then is the greatest Jewish tragedy? It is what I have seen time and again with the Jewish people I have known including my own loved ones. A refusal to read the Bible, a refusal to learn of the Jewish prophets and their prophecies, a refusal to see how Jesus is our Jewish Messiah, a refusal to repent and to receive Him as Lord, and a refusal to thereby receive the promise of an everlasting relationship with God almighty that we can’t otherwise have.
And that refusal, should it continue, unless my Jewish people repent and genuinely turn to Jesus as Lord and Savior, shall result in spending forever in torment apart from God in hell and the lake of fire.
Most of the Jewish people I have known, including myself for many years, either observe the Jewish holidays and go to temple and observe the Jewish traditions for cultural and family reasons with no interest in and reverence for and desire and devotion to learn of the Lord and to give their lives over to Him. Or they don’t practice Judaism at all. It has been a rarity that I have met a Jewish person who has humbled himself or herself and dived into the Jewish Old Testament to begin the process of learning of our forever King, our Jewish Messiah, Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Jesus, heavenly Father, wonderful master, Lord forever and ever!
My Jewish people, if any of you are reading this now, may you humble yourself before almighty God, may you open your heart to the Lord and get yourself a Bible, may you find people like myself to talk to you about Jesus, may you pray to God almighty, and, ultimately, may you give your life once and for all to Jesus the Jew, Jesus our Lord, King forevermore, AMEN!
Any human in his or her right mind knows for surety the Holocaust is one of the sickest most evil most horrific most gruesome most terrible most awful most indescribably unbelievably despicable tragedies of all time. We can’t undo the Holocaust. We can’t go back and get rid of it. We can learn from it, most assuredly.
But it’s time for my Jewish people to consider the greatest tragedy of all is one that it’s not too late to change. The tragedy of the Jews keeping their backs turned on almighty God. May my Jewish people throw away all false ideas they’ve heard or read about Jesus, may they get rid of any preconceived man-made, man-taught falsities, and may they, my people, call upon the name of the Lord most high, Jesus who is Lord, and seek His face, and His forgiveness, and place their trust in Christ as Lord forevermore, genuinely, truly, sincerely, turning over their lives, as I have done, to God in Christ forevermore, AMEN!
THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES ARE FROM THE JEWISH OLD TESTAMENT AND ARE THE PROPHESY OF THE JEWISH PROPHET ISAIAH PROPHESYING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
“Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
And they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53