Israel is the apple of God’s Eye

 Zechariah 2:7 “Up, Zion! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.”
 8 For thus says the LORD of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.”

If we understand the true nature of Israel, and what role Israel plays in God’s redemptive history, we will be a lot less concerned with Middle Eastern politics and a lot more concerned with how we treat the local church and the believers in that church.  The church is Zion, the Israel of God, the seed of Abraham by faith. He who attacks or neglects the church does it to Christ, to the apple of God’s eye.

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