Rabbi Dr. Steven A. Bernstein
According to Judaic thought, there is a theme that runs through the entire Tanakh. The accomplishing of God’s plan occurs through a partnership of Israel and God. This idea is brilliantly summarized in the text Shir HaShirim Rabbah (Midrash Rabbah on the Song of Songs.) To many of you who do not have an extensive Jewish background, this idea may seem strange and foreign. The Besorah, According to Covid 19 is an excellent book that outlines this partnership. Rabbi Shapira goes on that. Not only does Israel partner with God, but the nations partner with God, and Israel must partner with the nations. These partnerships are the process outlined in Scripture.
Being in partnership with God demands that we do our part. Being in partnership, whether you are of Israel, or of the nations, demands action on our part. God’s plan is not a spectator sport. We as believers in Yeshua the Messiah are not in a position to sit back and watch God’s plan unfold, rather, we are in a position of responsibility and there are actions, we must take to hasten the Day of the Lord. All through Scripture, we see individuals and groups of people making choices to act. We see that God’s plan unfold because these people chose to act. Through their actions, God’s plan unfolds.
If this concept is unfamiliar to you, it is imperative that you read this book. If you’re familiar with this concept. It is imperative that you read this book, in order to see how this concept is playing out currently. In summary, everyone needs to read this book.