Answer Facet No. 3
That’s a good question. It’s not only a good question, it is a question that deserves an answer. Because the question is so important, it follows that the answer must be also. But, if the question is simple, the answer is not. Rather, it is multifaceted. There is no single answer. But, when all of the facets that comprise the answer are presented, there is no longer a need for the question to be asked.
This, then, is the third facet of the answer. Please continue to follow this series of articles from beginning to end. Somewhere along the journey you may find the answer for yourself, even before we finish.
Facet #3 – Because God Always Keeps All His Promises
Jehovah God has given many great and precious promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants. Israel has, over the centuries, seen many of those promises come to pass. But the LORD is not finished. There are other promises that are being kept and others that are waiting to be fulfilled. As so many TV infomercials have proclaimed, “But wait! There’s more!” To that, we would add the colloquialism, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”
As Journalist Mike Evans noted in his book Why Christians Should Support Israel, “The fact that the Jewish people exist is a miracle. The rebirth of the Nation of Israel is a miracle. The restoration of the Hebrew language is a miracle, as are the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the reunification of Jerusalem.” He put it succinctly when he added, “You either support Israel or you oppose Israel. It is that simple.”
We know that, while Israel has been established and continues to prosper, its greatest glory is yet to come when Messiah defeats the enemies of Israel, ushers in His kingdom here on Earth and rules from Jerusalem. One thing that unites every God-fearing Jew and every God-fearing Christian is that we believe the Jehovah is God and there is no other God besides Him. We also share the knowledge that, “God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent: Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good (Numbers 23:19)?” But it is more than just knowing. It is believing.
The author of the New Testament book of Hebrews describes faith as the “substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).” He is specifically addressing the Biblical truth that “without faith, it is impossible to please Him,” in verse 4. To further substantiate that, he includes a very important phrase – “this is what the ancients were commended for.” In other words, men like Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Joshua fully expected that God would keep all of His promises.
We believe that too.
The psalmist reminds us that, “He remembers His covenant forever, the word He commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel an everlasting covenant, saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance (Psalm 105:8-11 NKJV).””
Jehovah continues to keep all of His promises. We believe that there has never been, nor will there ever be, a promise that He will not keep. Since His promises to Israel are clear, therefore, we embrace those promises and stand with Israel in the expectation and certainty that God will do what He has promised to do.