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"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near- at the doors!" MATTHEW 24:32-33(NKJV).

God in His infinite wisdom chose Israel to be His firstborn nation irrespective of what we think. He chose them to use them to model His desire and intention of making the earth an extension of heaven after the Eden project failed in the hands of Adam and Eve. 

In Deutronomy 4:4-8, He gave them laws, statutes, commandments, and judgements that would distinguish them from other nations on earth and their gods. These laws are to be a template for other nations to model for their national life. Remember that Israel is His firstborn not His only son. Nations that have used these laws given to Israel, have built equitable and prosperous societies.

In Matthew 24:32-33, Jesus referered to Israel as a fig tree, and told His primary audience to watch out for its rebudding, that when it does, it is a sign to mark the end of the age. The fig tree came alive on the fourteenth day of May 1948 after almost two thousand years of dispersion, and has blossomed into a politically, economically, and technologically advanced nation. Also, a wave of anti-Semitism is growing astronomically again even among church folks.

Israel is not only God's timepiece for the end of the age, she is also a standard for judgement for all nations. In Mathew 25:37-46, Jesus painted a graphic picture of the judgement of nations, He said that nations will be judged based on their relationship with Israel. What they did to Israel during her dark moments in history. Earlier prophets like Joel painted the same picture in Joel 3:1-3. God called the land of Israel His land, and defends her till date.

You can argue and join the United Nations to fight against Israel, but know for sure that nations will be punished or rewarded on how they respond to Israel. Jesus called them sheep and goat nations. The choice is ours to make. President Donald J. Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the nations went berserk, recently, he brokered what is now known as the ''Abraham Accord'' between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and many other nations are following suit. Could that not be the prophetic timepiece ticking?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love her. Pray always for Israel, her enemies are gathering like never before.

Lord, cause me to align my heart to the nation of Israel and love her, especially the city of Jerusalem, like David, I will not forget her in Jesus name amen.