The distinct difference between the Jews and the Gentiles

Arno Froese

But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt” (Deuteronomy 7:8).

The distinct difference between the Jews and the Gentiles is based on God’s choice, and this choice is unconditional. It is the result of God’s love, which He transferred in an oath to the fathers of Israel. That is the primary reason for the Jew being different from all other people on the face of the earth.

What is the purpose? To demonstrate God’s sovereign power of election to make Israel a nation above all others on earth. We read in verse 6b: “the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” These and many other statements in Holy Scripture uncover the error of comparing today’s Israel, for example, with other nations. It doesn’t work. Israel was, is, and always will be different from all other nations of the world.

Since 1948, many Jews have gone back to the land of Israel, with one source stating they originate from over 80 countries. What they have built during these 75 years is nothing short of miraculous.

Take the world’s population—approximately 8 billion—of which 16 million are Jews, representing less than 0.2%. Yet, when checking intellectual achievements, a good barometer is the Nobel Prize, which began in 1901. From the 930 Nobel Prizes awarded for extraordinary achievements, 208 recipients were Jews; that represents 22.4% of all Nobel Prizes awarded.

An article published by Israel21c, authored by Abigail Klein Leichman, reports:

The energy sector is one of the world’s fastest-growing tech verticals, given the global challenges and growing need to reduce total emissions.

Israel’s place in that sector is growing fast, totaling more than 230 companies developing technologies in energy production, distribution, storage and cybersecurity; hydrogen solutions; waste-to-energy; and carbon capture.

The EnergyTech Landscape Map—just released by nonprofit organization Start-Up Nation Central, Ignite the Spark Israeli energy community, and the Israeli Export Institute—includes 130 of those companies, up from 100 in 2022.

“With our global outreach to multinational companies and investors, we are advancing the Israeli energy sector and its technologies as an important and viable solution to the world energy challenge and a solutions hub for reducing global carbon emissions,” said Start-Up Nation Central’s Head of the Climate Tech Sector Yael Weisz Zilberman.

Ignite the Spark CEO Shon Dana added, “The remarkable growth of the energy tech ecosystem demonstrates its dual nature: not only does it tackle the toughest sectors to decarbonize, but it also embraces a rapidly expanding business landscape.”, 12 June 2023

Thus, we see the dual factors leading to Israel’s dominance: 1) They are God’s chosen, based on His love for His people, which is irreversible. 2) When it comes to intellectual might, this small nation of less than 10 million people, leaves a much greater footprint on planet earth than any other nation.

In the meantime, the Diaspora is seeing a reduction in Jewish marriages, dissolving the identity at an alarming rate.

In Israel, for instance, only 5% of Jews are married to non-Jews, while the figure jumps to 42% in Jewish communities outside Israel. The country with the highest level of intermarriage is Poland, where 76% of Jews are married to non-Jewish partners., 3 August 2023

In plain words, the Jew who desires to keep his Jewishness will find a significantly higher chance of doing so when returning to the land of his fathers, the land of Israel.

The Good News
Israel Today has identified 273 functioning churches (fellowships) in Israel. In some cases, space for meetings has become a major issue.

There are 280 confirmed fellowships in the country. Of the 273 fellowship the authors managed to reach, there were 15,323 people who worshiped there, including 8,125 adults over the age of 18 who believe in Jesus., 19 February 2022

The Church Jesus authorized with the words, “I will build my church,” is being established in a very practical way in the land where it all began, Israel. In the meantime, hundreds of thousands—if not millions—are being added to the Church around the world, and that despite sometimes severe persecution of Christians in various countries. The Church is being built, the Church will be completed, and the Church—the light of the world—will be taken out of this world in the Rapture, we pray in the not-too-distant future.

Midnight Call - 10/2023

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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