Have you ever heard a person say I love Jesus but, I don’t like Jews? Jesus was born to a Jewish virgin named Mary. Jesus was very God in the flesh.

The Prophet Isaiah in the ninth chapter of his book, starting at verse 6 says: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

In Isaiah 7:14, it is written: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold, the Virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Jesus fulfilled these scriptures. Look at what is written in Matthew 1:21-23: “And she will bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet (Isaiah), saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

And if you read the genealogy of Jesus Christ in the first chapter of Matthew, you will read that He came from the line of Judah. Therefore, He was a Jew.

Norbert Lieth says, anti-Semitism is increasing worldwide, disguised as “criticism of the state of Israel.” This seems to be in connection with the increasing spirit of the antichrist. How will God react to this?

Anti-Semitism is for more than mere criticism of Israel. Anti-Semitism describes the whole hostile attitude toward Jews. This is concealed behind the façade of criticism of Israel. There is characteristically no anti-Germanism, anti-Britishism, or anti-Arabism, although the latter are also Semites.

Anti-Semitism has always been practiced everywhere, and it is directed at Jews all over the world.

Anti-Semitism is depicted for us in the book of Esther. This is surely because history repeats itself and God wanted to warn us. The “Genesis 12:1-3 principle” runs through the whole of world history up to the end times and the return of the Messiah.

Haman the Agagite wanted to annihilate the Jew Mordecai and all the other Jews in the Persian Empire. He is described repeatedly as an enemy of the Jews (Esther 3:6, 8; 8:1-7; 9:10). The extermination of the Jewish people has been the aim of the enemy of God, the devil, throughout history, since God had chosen the people in view of the Messiah. The devil wants nothing more than the destruction of the Jews.

Remember what God promised Abraham in Genesis. 12:1-3 now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family, and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the Earth shall be blessed.”

The nation, the person who thinks they will destroy Israel and the Jewish people will be in for a rude awakening. God’s word is sure and steadfast. Christians, our Savior Jesus Christ was a Jew. We see the increasing hostility toward the Jews today shows us that the time of the end is near.

All scriptures in this column are from the New King James Version (NKJV).

The Rev. Kerry Price Sr. is the pastor at Breath of Life Church at Pine Bluff.

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