What is my responsibility toward Israel?
Every individual and nation has a responsibility toward Israel.
Yet Israel is the most hated nation living on the most contested land in the entire world. The Jewish people, who are known to God as ‘Israel’, are much more than an ethnicity, race, or religion. Their very origin is divine. They are a gift from God to the entire world with a very peculiar DNA. Israel is a strong and brilliant people. If Israel were to cease to exist, then God’s covenant with them and all who believe on Him could be broken as well — which is absolutely impossible. God cannot break covenant. He is true and faithful to His covenant word and promises. Everything He’s spoken about Israel will absolutely come to pass and prove true in its appointed time.
The question is, will you be a part of that?
As believers in Jesus Christ (the Messiah) we have an obligation to support Israel, through whom our salvation came. Through Christ Jesus, Israel is our covenant brethren. Our responsibility is to love the Jewish people, to bless Israel, to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel as a nation, and to lend practical help in whatever manner we are able. That means the spiritual, social, economic, political, and humanitarian support of Israel is the responsibility of all peoples and nations for one sole purpose: to ensure the survival of Israel and the fulfillment of God’s holy covenant promises for the sake of all the world!
The Church is at the forefront of this responsibility.
As believers in Jesus Christ we are bound to Israel in holy covenant as their brethren (as engrafted branches), with whom we share the covenant promises of God. That unity we share with Israel is part of the miraculous covenant work of Jesus Christ, which He accomplished on the cross (see Ephesians 2:11-21). Paul refers to this as the ‘mystery of the Gospel’. When we obey God in blessing Israel, we in turn receive a very special covenant blessing from Him that is reserved only for those who are obedient to this covenant. For those who support and bless Israel, God will also bless, support, and uphold them as well — despite their most adverse circumstances.