Greetings from the land where the lie is often spoken as truth,
Thanks to the many of you who have written in, and to those who didn’t yet lifted a voice to our Father in Heaven.
From the time that the serpent got Eve and Adam to listen to him over the clear Word of God, we have inherited the tendency to believe lies over truth. And when the lie is repeated enough and taught and passed on as being true, it takes a rude awakening sometimes to open our eyes and ears to reality. I was always brought up to believe that the truth of Jesus was not true — at least not for Jewish people. If something is true, it is true for everyone. Today Israel and Jewish people curses — although not always knowingly — both Jesus and those who believe in Him. And Israel herself finds the nations delegitimizing and cursing the truth of her existence, and her witness to the one true God — even in her unbelief. We reap what we sow; as we judge, we shall be judged.
In the present state of war preparations, Israelis were attacked and murdered. Israel responded by killing the terrorists, and also some Egyptians, who may or may not have been complicit in the attacks near Eilat last week; and the news media, including some of Israel’s own, give a picture that Israel is the aggressor against Gazans and Hamas. I heard a BBC newscast just two days ago, with the story stating that Israel had killed 15 Palestinians, including civilians, in response to a militant raid which killed eight Israelis. NOTHING about the civilians that the terrorists killed, including the injury of two children. NOTHING about all the rocket attacks which had already begun on southern Israel towns and cities. And with all this, Hamas and the other terrorist organizations involved who started the latest salvo during Ramadan, threatened Israel should Israel retaliate during Ramadan!
The terrorists who chose to start the killings and attacks then also decided when the “cease-fire” should begin — 9:00 pm on Sunday. Since Sunday at 9:00 pm (2100), rockets have been fired towards Ashkelon and other Israeli towns near Gaza. Israel, once again, finds itself in a dilemma that no matter what she does, it is wrong. Believers in Jesus/Yeshua, whatever we do or say about the truth of who He is, are never right in Judaism thinking.
Praise the Lord for His righteousness! His thoughts and ways are just and true, and His wisdom is awe-inspiring, and His judgments past finding out!
Here is a link to a pretty amazing video about Hamas tactics against their own people and Israel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUuhw0RpRMY
Here is a very wry response to the U.S. demands for Israel to always apologize: http://yossibarnegev.wordpress.com/ (I do not know who the author is, as far as I know.)
And here is a video of rocket attacks in Beer Sheva this past Saturday night, with most being intercepted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n5ICddnSJk