"On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a fire on a pile of wood and like a burning torch among freshly cut straw. They will burn up all the surrounding nations to the right and to the left. But the people of Jerusalem will remain safe in Jerusalem. (Zec 12:6)
God has a covenant with the people of Israel that will come to complete fruition in the near future. The nation of Israel is always in today's news. Many nations around the world have a tremendous hate towards them and will do anything to see their annihilation. Most of the nations which hate Israel are close to it's geographical area and share their borders. Israel has the land mass of about 8,012 square miles and is home to over 8.2 million Jews. No other nation on the planet has experienced so much animosity. No other nation on Earth has been fought over for land and national existence.
The reason the world hates Israel is because they are the conscience to everyone. Without the nation of Israel, there would have never been the Law of the Lord. The Ten Commandments would have never been declared from the top of Mount Sinai which means the world would not fully understand sin and its destruction. When sin is revealed, evil gets angry. Jesus came into the world not to get rid of the moral and ethical nature of the Law , but to fulfill it.
(17) Do not think that I came to annul the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to annul, but to fulfill.
(18) Truly I say to you, Until the heaven and the earth pass away, in no way shall one iota or one point pass away from the Law until all comes to pass.
Israel's existence keeps the world in check and shows us all that there truly is a Divine Being who has created all things. The Prince and the power of the air, Satan, hates this truth more than anyone. He continues to manipulate the unbelievers in the world to do his bidding. Satan will try to spread is evil and lies against Israel but will miserably fail.
Until the Lord returns and even after His return, Israel will continue be the fire on a pile. They will continue to show God's existence and His promises. The world will continue to hate Israel until the very end, but God will continue to project this nation.
What can we do as believers? Pray for the nation of Israel and Pray for the return of Christ.
What else can believers do? We need to become a fire on a pile for the world as well. As we share the truth and the message of Christ, the world will feel the heat from the Fire of God within us.
Why is this so important? Christ is returning soon and the world is moving closer to the abyss of destruction. Believers should more than ever stand up and declare God's truth. It is our destiny.
Be the Fire on a Pile......