Would it surprise you to know that rather than face terrorism charges, Danish jihadis who return to the European country from Syria are offered rehabilitation? And would you find it astonishing to know that more Danes travelled to Syria last year, per head of population, than any other European country except from Belgium?
|Flowers line the street outside the Copenhagen synagogue.|
So, let's say we agree with the less offensive first assumption -- that it's all just a sad coincidence; that Jews are dead due to the "random" and irrational attacks of a few lone gunmen. What is Europe doing to make sure another Jew does not become another arbitrary statistic?
I will admit that Europe has a checkered past in regards to their estimation of the Jews over the last 100-plus years. For instance, from the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Europe has been suspicious of the dominance in the world economic (or banking) system of Jews like the Rothschild family. There have long been implications of the control of worldwide financial activity, fanning the flames of World Wars, and an agenda to destroy the power and influence of the Christian Church -- all for the sake of world dominance. These theories are not without substantial merit. But is this reason enough to warrant a century of suspicion and hatred of ALL Jews? Satan has been successful in infiltrating the Jewish line, but as the Bible tells us, God always retains a faithful remnant unto Himself.
Thus, the 20th Century saw the deaths of millions of innocent Jews in the pogroms (massacres) of Russia and the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. Now, in the 21st Century, instead of being embraced as part of the European trend towards multi-ethnic and multi-faith communities, the Jews are isolated and segregated, just as they were prior to WWII.
The truth is, the establishment of their own nation in their historic homeland -- to which millions of Jews have returned since the Holocaust -- did nothing to assuage the hatred or the hostility towards the Jewish people. If anything, it intensified the enmity. The creation of the nation of Israel somehow gave cause to label all European Jews as "Zionist Imperialists". The continued economic crises in 21st Century Europe have given rise to the old associations of Jews and financial control/exploitation; the same bias that ignited Nazi Germany. Together, with the rise of the Muslim population in Europe, who view the Jews from the 21st Century perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you have a two-pronged attack against European Jews. It becomes apparent that both anti-semitism and anti-Zionism fuel the perception of Jews in modern Europe.
So will Europe be able to stem the tide of Jewish murders and persecution? Or is this just a precursor to Isaiah's 2700-year-old prophecy that God would draw His people back to their homeland from the north, south, east and west. Jesus, Himself, in speaking to the Jews, promises wars and rumors of wars; and that "you will be hated (despised) by everyone because [you bear] My name and for its sake." Remember, that Jesus was a descendant of the tribe of Judah by his lineage, and He very clearly states in this passage that Jews will be persecuted and despised. But Jesus also gives a quick little prophecy about a fig tree that "puts forth its buds and comes out in leaf". Is He prophesying the re-emergence of the nation of Israel? Is this a reconstitution of ancient Israel, growing and putting out shoots after a period of dormancy?
And what does the Lord's statement mean in the following verse, when He says that when you see this happening, know that the Kingdom of God is at hand? Could it be that this is just a Cosmic Chess Match, as submitted by author L.A. Marzulli, and the persecution of the Jews today is just an ongoing effort by Satan to try to stay one move ahead of God's plan to redeem the world through His Son, the Jewish Messiah? If so, the words of Prime Minister Netanyahu would seem prophetic in themselves: "This wave of attacks is expected to continue, as well as murderous anti-Semitic attacks. Jews deserve security in every country, but we say to our Jewish brothers and sisters, Israel is your home."
At this time, Denmark and Europe seem to want to categorize the latest murders as an attack on the freedom of expression and free speech. Satan has been clever in deceiving the world into falling for a false narrative. But those of us who see clearly know that we are edging closer to the precipice. The chess match is coming to a close, and neither player is willing to resign from the game or allow it to conclude with a draw. But here's the deal: we know Who the winner is; we know which King will run out of plays and be captured and thrown into the abyss. You see, a Kingdom is the place where the King resides, and the Prince of this world will soon abdicate his position of power and the Kingdom of God will truly reign on the earth! And the world will despair of how they treated the House of Judah. Europe and the world ... take notice!
Click here for a report on the Copenhagen, Denmark shootings as reported by the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
Luke 21:28-32 "Now when these things begin to occur, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption (deliverance) is drawing near. And He told them a parable: Look at the fig tree and all the trees; When they put forth their buds and come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and perceive and know that summer is already near. Even so, when you see these things taking place, understand and know that the kingdom of God is at hand. Truly I tell you, this generation those living at that definite period of time) will not perish and pass away until all has taken place."