Friday, February 20, 2009

Why Bless the Jews?

The Jews are the people of Israel. They were made the Jewish nation. God’s glory belongs to them. So do the covenants. They received the Law. They were taught to worship in the temple. They were given the promises. The founders of our nation belong to them. (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob). Christ comes from their linage.
In the book, ”Promised Land”, Derek Prince devotes an entire chapter on how we as Christians should respond to the Jews. We are to praise, proclaim, comfort and pray. How is this done?
Genesis 12 is where we see the promise of blessing upon the people of God. God speaks to Abram and tells him from his loins will come a great nation (the Jews) and great prosperity and the ability to do well to others. This is stated throughout the Bible.
“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you and all the nations shall be blessed through you.”
Genesis 12:3
Deuteronomy 14:2
“You only have I chosen among the families of the earth.”
Amos 3:2
“... But from the stand point of election, God’s choice, they are beloved
for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.”
Romans 11:28-29


  1. Russell, I can't wait to read more! I love this type of history. One of my good friends is a Messianic Jew and she is so knowledgeable about the context and nuances of the bible that I love hearing her talk about it.

    This strikes me as a similar type of read. What a spirit-inspired idea:-)