No Shortcuts in Provoking the Jews to Jealousy and Righteousness in the Messiah

No Shortcuts in Provoking the Jews to Jealousy and Righteousness in the Messiah

If we desire to pray for the peace if Jerusalem and lead the Jewish nation to the Messiah by example… One of the scriptures that shows exactly how they will turn is this:

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

2 main things we need to walk in if we want the Jews to emulate us and move history forward:

Grace and Supplication – constant prayer with favor and power
Mourning and Bitterness – emotional repentance from the heart towards Jesus

So in order to move history forward, especially concerning the Jews, we need to model:

1. A spirit of graceful powerful, and consistent prayer full of favor
2. True repentance from the heart for every time we pierce the Messiah – yes even mourning and bitterness at times

(This is the part that the American church resists, so it is resisting it’s own destiny.)

But I thought bitterness was a sin? Well this concept is like 2 Corinthians 10… There is a sorrow of the world that leads to death, and a godly sorrow of repentance. There is an ungodly bitterness against people, and there is a bitterness against sin that brings real repentance. This is the bitterness that we need to model for the Jews.

Romans 11:11
I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy