January 2015 – France
On the tail end of three days of terrorism in France, radical Islamist Amédy Coulibaly walked into a kosher supermarket on the east side of Paris and took the whole store hostage after killing four Jewish customers. Coulibaly had ties with Al-Qaeda and Islamic terrorism. There is little doubt as to the reason behind entering a kosher store on a Friday mid-day, for all the customers would be shopping for the Sabbath.
There are so many more cases of global antisemitism that could be reported. We are currently faced with the reality that much of the world is against Israel and the Jewish people, wherever they might live. We are finding that Europe is now a hotbed of antisemitism that is bringing Jew-hatred back to levels not seen since Nazi Germany.
Yet the Bible is so clear about Israel in God’s plan. This might be exactly why so many are going after the Jewish people, led by Israel’s and God’s archenemy, Satan himself. But God has promised that Israel will NEVER be destroyed (Jer. 31:35-37) and that all Israel will be saved (Rom. 11:26). In the meantime, Christians have a responsibility to share their Messiah and His message of hope with the original messengers, the Jewish people.