Tomb is Empty

I frequently meet Christians who react to a Born-Again Jew by exclaiming, “How awesome and special it must be “, they say “I wish I were one of the Chosen people!”  While I appreciate their love of the Jewish people, I always point out that if you know Jesus, the Bible says you are one of God’s chosen people.

Then I might add, just remember that being chosen has its burdens as well as its blessings.

If you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof, you will remember Tevye the dairy man.  Tevye dryly suggested that maybe “for once, just for once God, could you choose someone else”. From Tevye’s perspective, being the chosen people had a high price …persecutions, wanderings and broken dreams…while the benefits of being chosen remained elusive.

Others have struggled with the concept of “chosen people”. Some have gone so far as to ask, “What makes the Jews think they are so special, that God would choose them over all other people?”

Such questions thinly disguise the resentment that has often boiled up into vehement anti-Semitism.  That resentment provoked a poet to write, “How odd of God to choose the Jews, but not so odd as those who choose the Jewish God and hate the Jews.”

The Jewish people are not the only chosen ones. The Hebrew word for chosen, bachar reflects the more familiar New Testament concept of election. The Church of Jesus Christ is the elect of God (2 Timothy 2:10). If you have received Him as your Messiah and Savior, that means that God chose you!

God keeps His promises to both of His “Chosen Peoples”, Israel and the Church…for His names sake.  Both of us also experience the same resentment the world feels toward God’s chosen people.  All you have to do is tell the average person that Jesus Christ is the only way to have a relationship with God. People will resent you for being narrow-minded, just as they resent my Jewish people for being exclusive.

Israel and the Church both represent the blessing of God’s choosing.  Both demonstrate the truth of God’s love and faithfulness, His mercy and His grace. Both Israel and the Church may experience deep and abiding failure. Both may be resented, hated even persecuted by the world. Yet both are people of great destiny with a hope filled future.

That future is secure ONLY for those who name the name of Christ, not because of the strength or the goodness of those who were chosen, but because of the faithful, loving and all-powerful God who chooses, so that He Himself might receive the glory. God chooses those who will believe in Him!

There is no Jew, no Gentile at the foot of HIS Cross. Only Born Again Jews and

Born Again Christians. Together we share a new family, formed to Worship and Praise only ONE KING…the Coming King of men and angels. No longer the lamb who was slain; now the King of Kings, the LION of the TRIBE of Judah. KING JESUS, THE KING OF ETERNITY.

Because JESUS Lives

Because JESUS Cares

Because JESUS Call’s


It’s happening again, but for the last time !

In life whether we are a believer’s or not, we each make choices, that bring consequences to others at an unbearable cost to us. But as believers the Lord is with us in our storms. HE Alone is our HOPE.

The clouds of war blocked the sun over Europe. Evil given permission by God was now going to have its day. This day of shadows was to last 4 years. The master planner of this horror, satan, was going to get his fill of souls for a short time. For satan, like an unruly dog is on a leash, held by the Hand of Almighty GOD !

During this time satan would destroy millions upon millions of people branded by Hitler unfit to live; including 6 million Jews. Many Jews in the thousands escaped by leaving Europe in the years before the doors were shut. But not my parents.

They could not believe nor envision the evil that human beings with black hearts were capable of doing to their own kind. And so they stayed, and were ensnared. They not only lost things they cherished, but the precious lives of loved ones.

When you hear the word Holocaust you immediately think about Nazi Germany and the atrocities committed to multiple millions of people let alone 6 million Jews.

But the Old Testament speaks of other Holocausts. What about the entire population of the world prior to the Flood of Noah? Scientists speculate upwards of a Billion people died in that flood. Scriptures tell us that every imagination within the heart of mankind was evil and so GOD destroyed civilization with the exception of Noah and his family; a total of only 8 human beings. I would say that holocaust was the greatest ever in human history, would?t you agree?

But there is coming two more Holocausts’, within our lifetime. One for the Nation of Israel (you can read about it in the Book of Zechariah) and the other for ALL MANKIND on Planet Earth (you can read about it in the Book of Revelation.

JESUS will bring this Final Holocaust of humanity at HIS SECOND COMING. HE comes with Fire in HIS EYES and JUDGMENT for every human being on this planet that has not accepted HIM as their SAVIOR and LORD.