At one time, the Israelites were the Creator’s chosen people. They typified the things that were to come in later times. Jesus came through the Jewish line, and the message he preached was first directed to them. Later, it was extended to everyone, because he died for all of Mankind. But, the Jew’s rejected Christ. He had interrupted their traditions, and more so, took away the power they possessed over the people. Him coming as a Teacher that displayed miracles, and his profound knowledge left them feeling displaced in God’s order of things; so, they conspired to get rid of him. But, are they cursed? No.
All of the things that happened to Christ were foretold by the prophets beforehand. His birth, ministry and death on a torture state, etc. So, the Jews actually fulfilled the prophecies with Satan’s help; although Satan helped unintentionally. He did not understand the ramifications of what that sacrificial death meant to him.
Today, God’s people are the Spiritual Israelites – not the nation of Israel. It is the heart of each person, whether he is Jew or Gentile, determines whether or not he or she will be with Christ. Non acceptance of him at present does not constitute a permanent death sentence. What will do that is after the Rapture if they do not open their hearts to him. Those that don’t believe Christ is the true Messiah will be left behind. During that time many will come to realize that Christ did indeed come to take back those he promised he would. But, a second chance for Salvation will be extended. Some will follow the anti-Christ, while others will have a change of heart and seek Christ. Those are the ones that will survive Armageddon and be accepted into Christ’s Kingdom with those that had already previously left at the Rapture.
It all boils down to each person’s heart condition. It is better to be in the first resurrection (Rapture) than to be in the second, because of the hardship that awaits those during the current Tribulation period.
There have been millions of people that have crossed over that were not of Christian faith; yet, when counseled before entry into the Light, they accepted the truth of Christ and his Kingdom. That and a good heart is all it took to get them through the Light. And, you cannot fool the Creator or Christ. They know the true heart condition. So, it will be the same for those that live up to the time of Armageddon.
Regina, Light of Life Minister