Grizzling again in Gaza
In yesterday’s edition of Israel Today online a headline read; “Gaza Fence Protests Are Not Peaceful” The article included a short video and concluded with the following remarks; “The mainstream media continues to misrepresent the Gaza border fence protests as peaceful in nature, and, therefore, Israel’s military response as criminally disproportionate. But, as usual, the truth isn’t difficult to uncover if one only listens to what the Palestinians themselves have to say. The Video clips show clearly that those protesting at the fence are engaging in deadly violence against Israeli soldiers, and Gaza’s Hamas rulers openly admit that the agenda remains to breach the fence and destroy Israel.”
Love is Protective
Israelis have a right to defend themselves and in the same way anyone has a right to and should defend his family members against evil men hell-bent on hurting or even killing their loved ones or extended family. Love is protective. Look at how the LORD dealt with Israel’s enemies in the Bible. Will not the Lord Jesus judge the nations when He comes back, not only because of their sin and rebellion, but also for the way they have treated His people Israel and by extension and incorporation the faithful Church? Will whole nations be consigned to the pit? The Bible says that they most certainly will. (Ezekiel 26:20-21)
God’s servant for your good
While we are to love our enemies and pray for our persecutors I understand that this command from the Lord Jesus is primarily given in the context of not retaliating against those who are persecuting us for our faith in Him. However, when it comes to wicked men seeking to harm our families or other innocent people, for no other reason other than acting out of the evil intent of their heart, then they should be stopped and in some cases forcibly stopped! The Bible is clear that law enforcement is ordained by God and that those in law enforcement do not bear the sword in vain. As the apostle Paul writes; “For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the one in authority? Then do what is right, and you will have his approval. For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not carry the sword in vain. He is God’s servant, an agent of retribution to the wrongdoer.” (Romans 13:3-4)
Who is really to blame?
It is not the Israelis that are strapping on suicide belts or sending fiery kites over the Gaza border into Israel. It is not the Israelis that are stabbing innocent civilians in the streets or running down innocent bystanders with a truck. It is not Israeli mothers that are sending their own children on suicide missions. It is not Israelis training their little ones to be remorseless killers for Allah. It is the satanically inspired Abbas and Co of the PA, Hamas and Hezbollah all sponsored and supported by Iran and Saudi Arabia behind the scenes that are goading the Arabs in and around Israel to attack and harass Israelis. Even Turkey is in support of these terrorists fighting against Israel. Last year did not Erdogan, the man from Turkey, call on all Muslims to invade the Temple Mount?
Waging war on Mt Zion
The day is coming when God Himself will come down in the person of the Messiah our Lord Jesus to do battle with Israel’s enemies on Mt Zion in Jerusalem and there will be no reprieve. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah…“For thus says the LORD to me, “As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey, Against which a band of shepherds is called out, And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise, So will the LORD of hosts come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill.” Like flying birds so the LORD of hosts will protect (shield) Jerusalem. He will protect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it.” (Isaiah 31:4-5)
“Babylon cannot be healed”
It also needs to be said that in Israel today there are Arabs working and living and studying side by side peacefully with Israelis. These Arab citizens realise that Israel is the best place to live in the whole of the Middle-East even though Israel is surrounded and threatened by their implacable enemies. It is Abbas and Co and the leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah and Iran and Turkey and even the Saudis behind the scenes that are stirring up the Arabs in and around Israel to harass and kill Israelis. Not to mention most of the media with its bias reporting against Israel. Added to this you have the EU and the UN with their fabricated sanctions of one sort or another against Israel. The problem is the ideology of Islam (of course satanic principalities are also at work). As Jeremiah the prophet writes; “We applied healing to Babylon, but Babylon cannot be healed!” You cannot make peace with Islam. Islam is the modern equivalent to the Ancient Babylonians, Israel’s enemies.
Will he stay the course?
The western European leaders either do not know this or choose not to know it. This is why President Trump must completely scrap the Iranian Nuclear Deal and not seek to modify it any way. On May the 12th will he do this? His decision will also be a decision concerning Israel. If he really loves Israel and seeks the welfare of the Jewish people then he will decide to scrap the deal altogether even if his political colleagues in Europe want the deal modified in some way. This is why we need to pray for President Trump ‘to stay the course’ where Israel’s security is concerned. Also we need to pray for Mike Pence as he may well be ‘the spiritual rudder’ God is using to help President Trump to decide rightly and according to God’s will for Israel.
The winning bet!
Added to this we must always keep in mind that there are Arab and Israeli Messianic believers in Israel today working side by side in evangelism to both Jews and Arabs. Sadly you do have organizations like “Christ at the Checkpoint” that are most definitely Anti-Semitic. Even some so called ‘evangelicals’ are ‘getting into bed’ with this anti-Semitic organization. In the end God will have His way with Israel, with the Church and with the nations. At the end of it all there can be only one winner in this great end-time battle who takes the field and that is the Rider on the White Horse accompanied by the armies of heaven, the glorified saints and the faithful believing remnant of Israel. The only winning bet on that day will be the one that God Himself has placed on the Rider on the White Horse! Added to this it is also written in the prophet Zechariah; “Judah will also fight at Jerusalem!” (Zechariah 14:4)