This Thursday, January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day to remember and reflect, and commit to do our part in ensuring that something like the Holocaust never happens again.
Who we are, is not always who we claim to be or what we believe about ourselves. Who we truly are is revealed by the way we live our lives, our actions, and the sacrifices we are willing to make because of what we believe.
This week, the nations stop to remember the 6,000,000 Jewish men, women and children murdered in Europe. But do we just remember the past for its own sake? Or do we also take a stand and say: “Never Again, Not on My Watch!”
Today, antisemitism is increasing by leaps and bounds, it’s prevalent on social media, at the United Nations, in Muslim countries, and in the European Union and the United States. But most shockingly, antisemitic positions are promoted by many churches and people that call themselves Christians. Many of them openly condemn the Holocaust, but at the same time redecorate their hatred of the Jewish people by slandering Israel as a land-stealing oppressive, apartheid state. Their goal is to drive the Jewish people from the land of Israel one community at a time, claiming that the Arabs are the rightful owners, dividing the land, giving it to the Arabs and renaming it as Palestine.
Standing on the Promises of God
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD…. I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them…. and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God. Amos 9:13-15
This Word of the Lord is coming true right before our eyes. The Lord is keeping His promises and we—as sons and daughters of God Most High—have a job to do! It’s time to stop and ask ourselves, do we really believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the foundation of all truth? If we say that we believe it is, but do not live our lives in agreement with His Word, we are deceiving ourselves.
The community of Itamar, in Samaria
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
Let our lives truly reflect the person we believe ourselves to be by living our lives in a manner worthy of the calling we have been given so that when the Lord comes, He will find us diligently serving His people and establishing His Kingdom! Come and let us worship and serve the Lord together!