When the Magi arrived in Israel, they eagerly sought the presence of a new-born king. With prophetic insight and enlightened wisdom, these special dignitaries from the east went especially to Israel’s capital Jerusalem to inquire the seat of Roman provincial power in search of a Jewish king. Notice the words of these Middle Eastern non-Jews: “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” They were led by divine guidance to the place where the young child Jesus lived. The Bible says they rejoiced and prostrated themselves before Him in reverence and awe, worshipping the ‘King of the Jews’ and honouring Him with treasures of gold, frankincense and myrrh – items representing kingship, offering and sacrifice. Christians across the world worship Jesus Christ as King, but there are some within the church that have forgotten that Jesus was King of the JEWS. By describing Jesus as a Palestinian, they fail to identify Jesus as Jewish, unlike those Middle Eastern non-Jews who visited Jesus that had a revelation that Jesus’s Jewishness was key to their understanding of who is was and why he was born. Pray against this false teaching that is having a dangerous effect in some sections of the church in the UK and is being capitalised by those who are already against Israel. It seems particularly apparent at this time, especially as those who have embraced replacement theology attempt to exploit this false narrative for politicised motives against Israel. Describing Jesus as a Palestinian is historically inaccurate and theologically corrupt, but more significantly it is an insult to the character of Christ, the special relationship that Jesus had with His people, and the important connection that Jews AND Christians have with the Land of Israel. It also undermines the application and fulfilment of Bible prophecy about Jesus and is a dangerous disregard to the authenticity of the full gospel message. Jesus is the Lion of Judah. He is King of the Jews, and He is the One whom we want to worship with reverence and awe as our Lord and Saviour. AMEN!

“From this man’s seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Saviour—Jesus”
(Acts 13:23)