Holocaust Remembrance Day is today.
We pause to reflect on the destruction and the devastation that filled the lives of the world’s Jewish population during the 1930s and 1940s.
My own father grew up in a very anti-Semitic neighborhood of Boston during those terrible years and told me of the struggles he and his family faced even here in the United States.
It’s hard to believe that in the Land of the free and the home of the brave, that this demon from ancient times could have any air to breathe during our own lifetime, but there it was, and…
…here we go again!
The bold red line that President Obama drew in the sands of Syria, but never enforced, has now been filled and armed by Iran and Russia, and now China is saying they will back up their new friends as well.
Israel is threatened on every side with complete annihilation, and the only nation saying anything in her defense is the United States of America.
Where’s the U.N., the League of Nations, the Church?
I would wager that most Christians don’t even know that today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, because it doesn’t touch them in any real way.
In Matthew 25, Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel and the Head of the Church said,
“what soever you do for one of these, the least of my brethren, you do it to me.”
I would suppose that the negative of that is also true, that whatsoever you didn’t do for the least of these my brethren…
Because I live in both houses, the House of Israel, and the Church, I have the responsibility to speak to both about where we fall out of alignment with our Creator and Redeemer.
And because the Church claims to live in the greater revelation of the God of Israel, she bears the greater responsibility to act upon what She knows and believes!
Our Jewish friends and family are supposed to be provoked to jealousy by our faith and compassion, not provoked to anger by our ignorance and complacency.
Are we living in the last days?
Are these truly the days of Elijah?
…or are these just fun songs to sing?
Can you hear it…thunder in the distance?
The Lion of Judah is preparing to roar like never before.
“Raise up an army of worshipers who are not ashamed, not afraid, and who love the King of the Jews more than they love their own lives!”
This is my prayer during Holocaust Remembrance Day. Enlist now while we still have a voice and a strong arm to wield the sword of His Spirit!