GERMANY TELLS JEWS TO TAKE OFF THEIR YARMULKES

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JPost: In a stunning and stark warning on Saturday, Felix Klein, the federal government commissioner for Jewish life in Germany and the fight against antisemitism, told the Funke Media Group: “I can no longer recommend Jews wear a kippah at every time and place in Germany.”

It was a reversal of his previous stand on the issue, and a brutal admission that the fight against antisemitism in Germany has failed. Eighty years after the start of World War II, the European country with the most troubled history regarding the Jewish people said it cannot protect its own Jews. This was stated as elections for the European Parliament were taking place.

Germany’s neo-Nazi party, Die Rechte, which is running in the elections, emphasized how anti-Israel hatred is a continuation of classic antisemitism in a new guise, by turning the Nazi slogan “The Jews are our misfortune!” (Die Juden sind unser Unglück!) into “Israel is our misfortune!” more …

Opinion: This story broke on our last day in Jerusalem. It was displayed on the  newspaper rack in the lobby of the David Citadel hotel and it just laid there practically ignored in the hustle and bustle of a typical Wednesday morning in Jerusalem.

The writer, Felix Klein, says the fight against anti-Semitism in Germany has failed. I submit that the global fight against anti-Semitism has failed, and the US, the last bastion of safety for Jews, is now in the mix.

I was right in the middle of writing the Two Trains study when 11 Jews were massacred in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. I realized that day that I would dedicate this blog to the fight against anti-Semitism, and try to use this small platform to warn anyone who will listen, that the rise in global Jew hatred is the clearest sign yet that the the tribulation, the time of trouble for Jacob, is rapidly approaching. It is not a popular position. Many Christians think God is finished with the Jews.

“Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it” Jeremiah 30:7.

Jeremiah prophesied from Jerusalem at the time of the captivity in Babylon, that a time of trouble was coming that would be far worse than what Jews were experiencing then. Jeremiah said there is ‘none like it’, a stark warning unlike Babylon, where the Jews lived in relative safety, the coming persecution by anti-Christ will be worse than anything that came before it.

Zechariah 13:8 gets specific:

 “And it shall come to pass in all the land,”
Says the Lord,
“That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,
But one-third shall be left in it”

How stunning that only one-third will survive, paralleling the holocaust of the 1930’s/40’s when 1/3 of all Jews on earth perished in Hitler’s death camps.

Zechariah 13:9 brings redemption:

“I will bring the one-third through the fire,
Will refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
I will say, ‘This is My people’;
And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ” 

God never leaves His people without hope.

See Doctrines that Divide Christians in BP 101 chapter 3 here. See introduction to “Two Trains” for global headlines tracking the growth of anti-Semitism here