We all have our images of Jews, pictures formed by our beliefs. For the longest time they have been suffering God’s judgement for their apostasy, the nations’ opinions of them. This was prophesied to be the judgement for apostasy.
“But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.” (2 Chronicles 7:19-20 NASB, Deuteronomy 28:37)
“You make us an object of reproach to our neighbors,
Of scoffing and ridicule to those around us.
You make us a proverb among the nations,
A laughingstock among the peoples.” (Psalm 44:13-14 NASB)
It is time for Gentiles, who claim the name of the Lord, to view those judged by the light of God’s word. Perhaps God’s judgement will soon be over.
“I will heal their apostasy,
I will love them freely,
Because My anger has turned away from them.
I will be like the dew to Israel.
He will blossom like the lily,
And he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon.
His shoots will sprout,
His majesty will be like the olive tree,
And his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.” (Hosea 14:4-6 NASB)
Imagine Abraham’s promised land, Jesus living in Jerusalem and King David ruling over the tribes of Israel once again. God’s chosen people “will blossom like the lily” for One greater than Solomon will dwell in their midst. Imagine that!