Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann is back in the news and not because she is running for president again. She is back in the news because of a recent trip to Israel and a half-truth being told by the media.
The uproar began as Mrs. Bachmann gave an interview on Tony Perkins’ “Washington Watch” radio program following a tour of Israel. She was struck by the fact that Israel is a direct fulfillment of prophecy and that the return of Jesus was very near. She made the following comment:
“This week really was about biblical prophecy in many ways, and we’re seeing as events are speeding up — it seems like events are speeding up so quickly right now,” she continued. “And we see how relevant the Bible is, and we’re reading our newspaper, at the same time we’re learning about these biblical events … we’re seeing the fulfillment of scripture right in front of our eyes, even while we’re on the ground.”
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What she was convicted of the most was the need for all people to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, including the Jewish people and that is where the media picked up her comments. Never mind she stated that everyone needs the Lord but it was offensive that she included the Jewish people.
The truth of scripture is that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and that the gospel is specifically given to the Jew first and then the rest of us. The Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all should be saved, even the Jewish people.
Michelle Bachmann is correct to say that Jesus is coming very soon. How soon? Well, that is up to the Father, but we all sense the hour is near, don’t we? The book of Revelation states that when He comes, Jesus will come quickly and everyone I know agrees the days are passing quickly. The question is; are we ready for His return?