As it was in Jeremiah’s day, many in Israel are still in rebellion, without fear of God. In Jeremiah’s day the answer to repentance and redemption was a return to the Law of Moses. Today the only answer is by God’s grace through faith in Yeshua. Only Yeshua is the way to God’s forgiveness. Only faith in Him can end the cycle of rebellion.
Along with God’s promise of Israel’s future deliverance from all oppressors He calls her to spiritual attention. This same call is needed today. Many in Israel have become weary with the spiritual battles. She is also attacked militarily, emotionally, and politically. Because she has rejected Yeshua as her Redeemer, Savior and Deliverer, she has become confused and discouraged.
God shows Jeremiah a future conversation between God and Israel when Israel finally accepts God’s invitation to be brought back into a right relationship with Him, redeemed and saved.
Josiah was one of the most righteous kings of the Southern Kingdom (Judah). He called the people to repent and return to the Lord. He destroyed all the high places where the people sacrificed to false Gods and committed terrible acts against God.
In His love and mercy, God continuously offers Israel and all people a way of deliverance, salvation and redemption. His offer has one condition, by grace through faith in His atonement – Yeshua .
Scripture is clear that there is an eternal life after death – a life with God with pleasures forevermore, or a life separated from Him of shame and gnashing of teeth. The choice of eternity must be made during this earthly life.
To those who love Israel and the Jewish people, it is hard to comprehend that 2/3 of the Jewish people will be “cut off and die.” The tragedy is not that they will die, but that they will die without saving faith in Yeshua.