You haven’t heard me say much about Israel, because a huge threat looms over you, and I must direct my writing towards that threat. But, there are moments in time when the threat against Israel and the threat against the Body of Christ coincide.
Just as you are being lied to about what is really going on in the world, you are also being lied to about Israel, and especially Gaza. And, when the truce between Hamas and Israel runs out at 5 p.m. (EST), the war of guns and lies will begin again.
And, we have young, Christian Israelis in the Israel Defense Forces, on the sharp end of this battle. I would like to bring you a word from one such young Christian Israeli who has been fighting on the front lines.
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A Word from a Young Israeli Brother
I’ve spent more than a decade writing articles about Israel and the Middle East – from Jerusalem. The vast majority of my work is lost somewhere in cyberspace, but a little bit of it can be found on IsraelOutlook.com. I no longer update that site, but I’ve managed to keep track of my most recent articles there.
Why is Israel so important?
Well, you’ll find quite a few reasons for that in the Israel category of this website. And, I have another site that focuses on Israel in prophecy – www.ezekiel36-39.com. But, there’s something more than that.
I’ve noticed, over the years, that the battles Israel fights are eventually fought by the rest of the world. For instance, it was the Palestine Liberation Organization that perfected the art of hijacking airplanes and international terrorism. And, the PLO shared their expertise with terrorist organizations all over the world.
And, I saw the corruption of US foreign policy first-hand, as I watched how Washington dealt with Israel.
Israel is country trying to survive in the midst of a sea of hostility and hate – a sea that laps at America’s shores. Israel is not without her faults, but she has been far more humane than any other country that I know of, that is in similar circumstances. Yet, the world refuses to recognize this.
Here’s a great summary of the Arab Israeli conflict:
YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/8EDW88CBo-8
That video is just so true. And, here is some more truth:
- The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war.
– Benjamin Netanyahu, 2006
- We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon — no alternative.
– Golda Meir, 1969
- The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
– Abba Eban, 1973
- Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.
– Golda Meir, 1957
- We are a people that love death for the sake of Allah, as much as our enemies love life.
– Hamas slogan
If you understood the truth of the Arab-Israeli conflict, like I do… you would be a dedicated supporter of Israel. And, I am saying this with personal knowledge that Israel is not a perfect country. But now, there is a growing Israeli Christian dimension.
A Word From Our Brother
On Monday, I received an email from a friend who does aid work in Muslim countries, and it included this link:
It’s a short article, titled:
note: In Israel, Christians are referred to either as notzrim (nazarenes), m’shiachim (messianics) or ma’aminim (believers). The word ‘messianic’ in Israel does not have the extra connotation that it does in the US.
I know young Christians serving in the Israel Defense Forces, and I was particularly worried about one such soldier who recently got married. That soldier is fine, and so is the soldier who will describe his own experience, fighting on the front line in Gaza. And yes, everything that he will tell you is the absolute truth.
YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/dptebR9bV5I
Here’s a quote from the Israel Today article:
Another Israeli believer who fought in Gaza has created a YouTube clip in an effort to dispel some of the misconceptions regarding the war.
“I have a lot to say [about the Gaza war] as a soldier, a citizen [of Israel] and a Christian,” Hananya Naftali opens the video.
“The media around the world says that Israel is killing innocent people, that we bomb hospitals, mosques and lots of other innocent places. And that sounds horrible to a normal person, right? I agree. But because I know the whole picture, it doesn’t sound horrible to me,” he continues.
Naftali thanked believers around the world for their prayers, explaining that God saved his life several times while in Gaza, and concluded by asking fellow believers to also pray for those living under the tyranny of Hamas rule.
God bless you Hananya. Stay safe.
Please pray for Hananya and his Christian brothers who may be called upon to fight again in just a few hours time.
Sha’alu shalom l’Yerushalayim
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. There’s not much time left.)
If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment on the website. Your input is truly welcome.
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