The Wedding Ring

by Dr. Karen Colvin on June 23, 2017

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Leaving Babylon pgs. 56-57

The nation of Israel continues to serve as God’s wedding ring to humanity, a symbol of His love for us. And just as a wedding ring tells everyone that we are committed to someone, the presence of the nation of Israel speaks to Babylon that the earth and mankind belong to God. This is why Babylon continually seeks to remove this wedding ring from the earth. Babylon will be judged for this. Once a wedding ring is removed, the promises made are soon forgotten. Married people who chose to commit adultery will often remove their wedding ring first. This act tells them and everyone else that I belong to no one, and I am free to be intimate with another.

Most of the Bible is about this tiny nation that contended with God through thousands of years of human history. Israel’s presence on earth is a constant reminder that the Scriptures are true and that mankind has a covenant with God that can never be broken. However, Babylon continues to try to remove God and mankind’s wedding band. Through thousands of years of war and captivity, as recorded in the Old Testament, to contemporary times, as recorded in world history, about the holocaust during World War II, Israel battled to exist. Today, she continues to battle in the Middle East as Babylon tries to remove the wedding ring. Babylon wants to remove the reminder of our covenant so that she can wipe God’s memory from our hearts and the hearts of our children’s children!

Israel, though physically small as a nation, is all God needed to stamp the earth for His beloved humanity. Wedding rings are small, but they shine bright as a symbol of promise and commitment. I believe God created Israel small, deliberately. So as Babylon, in her arrogance, rises up against this tiny nation and fails to destroy her, there will be no doubt that God is on the throne and will forever protect His covenant with mankind.

Many Christians comment that the majority of Israelis and Jews do not accept Christ as the Messiah and Savior of the world. However, without the faith of the Jewish disciples of Jesus, we would not have the New Testament. Jesus’s prayer for this remnant is recorded in John 17. I am especially moved by verses twenty through twenty-one,

“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father—that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me” (nlt).


June 23, 2017 Headline from “The Times of Israel” story: 

Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, Iranians rage against Jewish state

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