Today we hear many things out of the Middle East, some exciting and some not so exciting. But, why support Israel at all, any ways?
While David casually mentions that we should pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the Psalms, the Biblical support of Israel stems from God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis: “I will bless them that bless thee”.
As far as Christian support of Israel, along with the command to preach the Gospel to every creature, including Jews, Israel is also key to the last times. Jesus said to keep an eye on Israel in the last days. Israel in paramount to the seven years of the Tribulation, as the last of Daniel’s Seventy Weeks involves them. God picked Abraham and Israel to show His power, mercy, and grace to the world, and will finish this plan during the seven years. Thus support of Israel stems from a study and correct interpretation of end times events.
While some tend to push the idea that God has replaced Israel with the Church. Paul disputes this idea in Romans 11, as well as God’s promises to Abraham, David, Isaac, and Israel itself that are “eternal”, “everlasting”, etc. And no, there are no “twelve lost tribes of Israel”.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”—Psalm 122:6