The "X" Factor
By Eric Bruni
It amazes me that so many Christians today still
do not support or recognize the importance of Israel in these end times.
Many good Christian writers have done some very well informed
commentaries on this issue and have exposed it for the ignorance that it
is. I’m going to go one step further and say this is not only ignorance
but a suppression of biblical fact and is satanically driven.
Israel is so interwoven all through scripture it is impossible to
discount God’s “great nation”. To do so is rebellion against what God
has decreed to be true.
ISRAEL: WHAT DROVE THE BEGINNING
It was for the establishment of a people for himself that God sent man
throughout the earth. The command to, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill
the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over
the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the
earth.” (Genesis 1:27-29), was because God knew that man would fall and
one day need a redeemer.
He sent man out to populate the earth and, when man attempted to go
against God’s will and began constructing the tower of Babel, God was
forced to intervene and “confused the language of the whole world. From
there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.(Genesis
Why? So that God could set a people “apart from the nations.”(Leviticus
God eventually finds what He’s looking for in a great man, Abram.
Abram wasn’t perfect. He was far from it. But God saw something in him
that even Abram couldn’t see. He saw the man Abram would become. More
importantly, it was something HE would do himself.
"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make
your name great, and you will be a blessing.(Genesis 12:1-3)
“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."(Genesis 12:2-4)
And so God called him Abraham and the nation of Israel had begun.
It would not be for many years after Abraham’s death that it would
happen, but, eventually, through this “great nation”, God would reveal
His message of truth to the people. The law.
ISRAEL: THE LAW GIVERS
“When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he
became her son. She named him Moses, saying, "I drew him out of the
Moses would go from a position of power to humility before God and, in
doing so, would reveal the glory of God through his dealing with
pharaoh. Why? Because he was a man from the “great nation” of Israel .
Not because he was raised by pharaoh or was smart or was a ‘really good
person’. It would be through Moses that the law of God’s heart would be
It is my experience that, in my studies of scripture, God regularly
shows us a blueprint, if you will, in the past, of events that will take
place in the future. One of these events was when God brought the
Israelites to the Red Sea, not to lure them to destruction but to show
them His glory as their only redeemer in a time of apparent total
annihilation. Sound familiar? In a future situation Israel will once
again be surrounded by enemies who look as if they are about to destroy
them. At that moment, God will take over and by his own doing, wipe out
all those who have come against her.
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come
into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. 11 You will say, "I
will invade a land of un-walled villages; I will attack a peaceful and
unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates
and bars. 12 I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the
resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in
livestock and goods, living at the center of the land." 13 Sheba and
Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages [d] will say to
you, "Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot,
to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to
seize much plunder?" (Ezek. 38:10-13)
“18 This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of
Israel , my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. 19
In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a
great earthquake in the land of Israel . 20 The fish of the sea, the
birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves
along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will
tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs
will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 I will summon a
sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Every man's sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute
judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents
of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on
the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my
holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations.
Then they will know that I am the LORD.”(Ezek.38:18-23)
Isn’t prophecy amazing? Through the Red Sea, God eventually brought His
people to their promised land. There was no question who saved them and
in the future there will be no question again. Israel will be forced to
recognize their redeemer again.
ISRAEL: THE MESSIAH
“ But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the
thousands of Judah , Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be
Ruler in Israel , Whose goings forth are from of old, From
“Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the
dead according to my gospel,”(2 Timothy 2:7-9)
It was through Israel that God would bring forth His Messiah, the One
that not only would cleanse His “great nation” but the whole world.
God loved Israel so much that He chose to come out of that nation in the
body of His perfect Redeemer, the Christ.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall
call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”(Matthew
To hold a people in such high regard that He would allow a mere human
woman to bear Him as her child. This is truly love beyond understanding.
And then, to suffer and die for an undeserving world.
“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.”(Isaiah 53:4-6)
Praise God! Victory through our Lord!
ISRAEL: IMPOSSIBLE ODDS
The very fact that Israel exists today is an impossibility. Think about
This nation has been more relentlessly pursued by enemies, attacked more
vehemently, and been more conspired against than all other nations
combined. The only explanation for its existence today can be found in
God’s perfect will.
Take a look at a map sometime. Israel is barely noticeable among its
enemies and yet, despite the advantage of sheer numbers, Israel has
repelled every attempt to destroy it.
Pharaoh couldn’t do it.
The Romans couldn’t do it.
Hitler couldn’t do it.
The whole Muslim world can’t do it.
What makes you think ANYONE can do it?
For man to come against God is pure prideful arrogance. And when we come
against Israel, either militarily or politically, it is spiritual and
national suicide. Our nation should take some lessons from history.
In the days ahead, and I believe it will be soon, God will again return
to His “great nation”. The main reason for the tribulation to come is to
complete Israel ’s appointed time.
Yes, it is also to test the nations, but primarily it's to bring Israel
to its true role on the earth. 144,000 Jewish witnesses will travel the
earth preaching the message of God, sealed and protected by the Creator
during the tribulation. And when the Messiah returns, He will establish
His kingdom, coming through the eastern gate and setting up His throne
in Jerusalem for a thousand years.
All for the glory of God.
Don’t be fooled. God has not forgotten or cast away His chosen people.
To assume so is to reject what God Himself has decreed. And that’s just
not wise from anyone’s perspective.
Israel was past, is present, and will be future.
If you want to know how late the hour is, check God’s clock.
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