Deuteronomy 30:6-10

Deuteronomy 30:6-10

6 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love Him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. 7 The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you. 8 You will again obey the Lord and follow all his commands I am giving you today. 9 Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as He delighted in your ancestors, 10 if you obey the Lord your God and keep His commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 30:6-10

Continuing in chapter 30 where Moses describes what will actually happen to Israel in the future as given to him by God. Yesterday we ended with the restoration of Israel as a nation on May 14, 1948 and the number of Jews returning to Israel or gathering continues to this day. However, as meaningful as this is, Moses prophecy on the restoration of Israel is clearly not finished.

It is not finished because the hearts of many Israelites are not focused on the Lord, but on the world. Israel in many respects is simply a modern secular nation. A Gallup survey in 2015 found 65 percent of Israelis say they are not religious or convinced atheists. Also only 2 percent currently see Jesus as their Messiah. Thus the need to circumcise their hearts when the time comes and that would be the end-times.

While there has been some fulfillment of the prophecy The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you, especially with the Six Day War in 1967. Still, as a secular country Israel has yet to embrace obeying the Lord either as religious Jews or as Christians. Nonetheless God has begun fulfilling His prophecy of making you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land and has been doing so for decades.

As Christians it is incumbent upon us to pray for Israel and its people, that they might come to see and accept Jesus as their Messiah. Perhaps support organizations such as Hope For Israel which is a discipleship and service-oriented ministry in the heart of Jerusalem whose main aim is to bring the hope of Messiah back to Israel, where it went forth over two thousand years ago and One For Israel which believes there are many ways to bless Israel, but we are convinced that the best way to bless Israel is with Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). One for Israel has many online testimonies on Youtube that are very interesting and worthwhile.

As we follow Jesus and do our best to walk with Him in our daily lives, it is important to remember those who do not know Him throughout the world and to pray for them. While we do not know when Jesus will return, we know He will.