Shanah Tovah—A Good Year Week of 9/10/2018
Jews around the world are celebrating one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar—Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). It began at sundown on Sunday and ends at nightfall on Tuesday. This event is filled with good deeds (mitzvahs), special foods and listening for the blowing of the shofar (the horn of a kosher animal). Some have speculated that blowing the shofar heralds God as King of the world. Why listen for the shofar? The loud blast of the shofar may awaken slumbering souls that have grown complacent. It echoes the cries of the prophets who urged Israelis to mend their ways and return to God and His commandments—among other meanings. However, not everyone hears the shofars blow, or, if they do hear the horns they are void of its warnings.
It does not take a Rabbi to know that Israel has been flirting with sins that in the past have banished the Jewish nation from their homeland and caused many problems for the Jews. Most recall the events of Genesis 19 when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah by raining brimstone and fire out of heaven. But today, Israel holds one of the largest and most colorful gay prides in the world.
Speaking of pride, there is not only gay pride in Israel, but also the pride of Israeli inventions. As we have covered in past blogs, the advancements Israeli technology has provided to the world (ranging from household products to life saving devices, not to mention the advancements they have made in the world of security) when the nation begins to pride itself on these things (instead of looking to God and thanking Him for His protection) it formulates into an equation for disaster. God warned, But if ye will not hearken unto Me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise My statutes, or if your soul abhor My judgments, so that ye will not do all My commandments, but that ye break my covenant…I will break the pride of your power‐Lev 26:14,15,19. It appears they (as a nation) have forgotten God's Word, Pr 8:13‐The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I (the Lord) hate.
God also promised the Jews that if they did not follow His commandments, they shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy‐Lev 26:25. An example of this is the Israeli Supreme Court that has taken itself from, “interpreting the law to one responsible for policy.” They call this, “Lawfare”—the use of law as a weapon of war. It is “the abuse of (Israeli) laws and judicial systems to achieve strategic military or political ends.” It is, “the negative manipulation of international and national human rights laws to accomplish purposes other than, or contrary to, those for which they were originally enacted.” The folks at thelawfareproject.org express a concern to protect the civil rights of Jews around the world litigating and “advance(ing) human rights by combating extremism”. Sounds really good on the surface, and they have accomplished some noteworthy achievements for the person that is Jewish. However, there are some (as explained above) who have taken this “lawfare” to undermine currant legal statutes that stand in their way for a political means. And it is going on all over the world—people in high political positions that work to create an atmosphere of chaos, mayhem and disorder.
Most in Israel desire to have Shanah tovah—a good year. They do not desire the constant war on all borders. Some, due to long continuances with war would make concussions that are not in the interest of the Israeli people. Because they want peace so badly, they have become deceived into believing, If only we gave the Palestinians what they want we will have peace. They say, If Israel would stop being the aggressors we would have peace. They no longer want truth; they no longer look to Adonai, their God to protect them. The sad reality is—they are deceived.
It is a command for every believer in Christ to pray for the peace of Jerusalem‐Ps 122:6. Those that bless Abraham′s seed, will God bless‐ref Gen 12:3. Prayer is a powerful weapon in the Christians armor. Unfortunately, most Christians don't know how to use this weapon which they should be utilizing continually. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds‐2 Cor 10:4. Not sure how to pray? Check out this resource.
They Say They Want Peace, But Pay For Violence Week of 9/03/2018
As Jews around the world gather at the Wailing Wall to pray for forgiveness and ask for God′s mercy in the days leading up to the high Holy days (Rosh Hashana until the day before Yom Kippur), Hananya Naftali has a really interesting video. In this video he ask a question, Why doesn′t the Palestinian Authority condemn Palestinian terrorism against Israeli′s? Instead they have a terrorist budget that runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Click here to check out the video for yourself.
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