- maintaining Jewish identity as a race despite almost 2,000 years without a homeland
- making Israel a political nation once more
- regathering the Jewish people back into the land
This will ultimately lead to another holocaust that will be worse than the one perpetrated by the Nazis. Zechariah says that two thirds of the Jews will die (Zechariah 13:8). But, out of that horrible experience, the Jews will be brought to the end of themselves, with no one to turn to for help except God. That's when the remnant will repent of their rejection of the Messiah and will accept Him as their Savior when He returns (Zechariah 12:10 and 13:1).
For that wonderful event to occur, persecution of the Jews will have to sadly increase — and indeed it increases more every day. The Muslim world is united over the Palestinian issue and rant endlessly about exterminating the Jews. For the free world, instead of personal mismanagement and greed, the global financial crisis is increasingly being blamed on the Jews. It will only take another crisis or two to set the whole world on fire against the Jewish people. The murmurs will soon become yelling.
The following exceptional video packs into ten minutes the world's rising persecution of the Jews. It is well worth watching!