HAMAS CELEBRATED BY PASSING OUT CANDY TO CHILDREN IN GAZA, LAUGHING AND DANCING IN THE STREETS.
NOW A "TRUCE"?
OH, YES, WE'VE SEEN THIS BEFORE. WHEN HAMAS RUNS OUT OF AMMUNITION, THEN A TRUCE. DURING THE "TRUCE" HAMAS SMUGGLES MORE ROCKETS INTO GAZA FROM EGYPT, AND THE ENTIRE NIGHTMARE BEGINS ALL OVER AGAIN.
THE LIBERAL NEWS MEDIA'S POSITION: "IF THE DOG BITES YOU IT IS NOT NEWS; BUT IF YOU BITE THE DOG THEN IT IS BIG NEWS."
THE PRESS NEVER SEEMS TO THINK IT IS BAD WHEN JEWS ARE KILLED OR INJURED. BUT IT JUST GOES WILD WHEN THE IDF "MURDERS" PEOPLE IN GAZA.
HAMAS USES SCHOOLS AND CIVILIAN HOMES AS STAGING AREAS FOR THEIR ROCKET ATTACKS. SO IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR ISRAEL TO RESPOND WITHOUT KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE.
BUT HAS WAR EVER CHANGED? THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A WAR WHEN CIVILIANS WERE NOT INJURED.
MANY AMERICANS DO NOT REALIZE THAT THE AREA CALLED "GAZA" WAS GIVEN TO THE ARABS IN 2005. THIS GIFT WAS SUPPOSED TO END ALL ATTACKS ON ISRAEL.
BUT GUESS WHAT?
NOTHING CHANGED! HAMAS IMMEDIATELY BEGAN USING THE GAZA STRIP FOR ITS MILITARY BASES.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID, "IF THE ARABS LAID DOWN THEIR ARMS THERE WOULD BE PEACE. IF THE JEWS LAID DOWN THEIR ARMS THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY JEWS."
THERE IS GREAT WISDOM AND INSIGHT IN THIS STATEMENT.
WE HAVE ALL HEARD ABOUT SAMSON IN THE BIBLE.
BUT MANY PEOPLE DO NOT REALZE THAT IT WAS THE PEOPLE IN GAZA WHO TORTURED SAMSON, GOUGED OUT HIS EYES, AND MADE HIM A SLAVE (JUDGES 16).
THE WORD "GAZA" MEANS "THE STRONG", AND IS MENTIONED 19 TIMES IN THE BIBLE.
THE PHILISTINES WERE THE DESCENDANTS OF MIZRAIM (FROM CAPHTOR), AND THEY WERE IMMIGRANTS. THE MODERN-DAY PALESTINIANS ARE ALSO IMMIGRANTS AND NOT NATIVES OF THE GAZA STRIP.
THE HATRED THE ARABS HAVE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE IS CENTURIES OLD. I HAVE AN ENTIRE ARTICLE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT ON MY WEBSITE, #37, (http://flc7.com/news.html). SO I WON'T ADDRESS IT HERE, EXCEPT TO SAY THAT THIS HATEFUL SPIRIT HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE BLOODLINE TO THIS PRESENT DAY.
"THIS IS WHAT THE LORD SAYS: 'THE PEOPLE OF GAZA HAVE SINNED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND I WILL NOT LET THEM GO UNPUNISHED! THEY SENT WHOLE VILLAGES INTO EXILE, SELLING THEM AS SLAVES TO EDOM. SO I WILL SEND DOWN FIRE ON THE WALLS OF GAZA AND ALL ITS FORTRESSES WILL BE DESTROYED. I WILL SLAUGHTER THE PEOPLE OF ASHDOD AND DESTROY THE KING OF ASHKELON. THEN I WILL TURN TO ATTACK EKRON, AND THE FEW PHILISTINES STILL LEFT WILL BE KILLED'" (AMOS 1:6-8).
|"For when they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape" (1 Thes. 5:3).|
Just in from a friend in Israel:
"This is Israel Channel 2 prime time news. Our prime minister, Bibi Netanyahu is on the right and our foreign minister, Avigdor Liberman is on the left. The writing in Hebrew with white background reads:
"Cease fire begins". The writing bellow with the black background read: " Siren in Beer Sheva".
So it seems to me that this cease fire has a different meaning than the standard meaning. It means: We cease and they fire….
It's 1 hour and 20 minutes since the cease fire was declared and there have been 12 rocket launched into Israel already.
What else can I report? Well, Thee was a bus blown up in Tel Aviv today. And 21 people were injured. Yesterday more rockets were launched towards Jerusalem, landing between two Palestinian villages near Bethlehem. The rocket count is over 1200 by now. Iron dome has been able to intercept over 400 and the other have landed, in some cases hitting homes, schools, cars, a bus, parking lots, greenhouses, cow sheds, playgrounds, factories, shops, apartment buildings, and open fields…. 2 Israeli men were killed yesterday from mortar shells in the area closest to Gaza. One is a young soldier, 18 years old. The other is a 29 year old Bedouin man from a village near Beer Sheva.
The Palestinian media is excellent at promoting their agenda through exhibiting very upsetting images of injured and dead, especially children. Although you may be aware, I want to make a point of saying that although, sadly, civilians in Gaza have been killed, many of the images being used are false images. Images of injured and dead from the conflict in Syria are being presented as recent pictures from Gaza. On the other hand, the Jewish faith and world view does not worship death, but rather life. We raise our glass of wine and say: "Lehayim" (to life! ) . Also, we honor the dead and therefore do not parade disturbing pictures of our wounded and dead. Also, although there have been casualties, compared to the number of rockets fired and the places they hit, the casualties were few. I am sure that if we were able to see spiritual dimensions, we would be seeing so many angles around our southern cities and towns.
On a personal level- since I last wrote I spent a couple days down in Beer Sheva, while my kids were up with their wonderful, faithful, fantastic grandparents in Jerusalem. Monday and Tuesday were days with many sirens and rockets. Since the kids were not with me I decided to venture out to try and get some things done. This meant I found myself outside during a few sirens. In one of them I ran into an art supply shop, near my home and when the booms happened the shop shook! Up on my 12th floor I hadn’t felt this shaking before. During another siren I ran into a little kiosk/ café. I stood in the back of the shop with the shop owner, his wife and daughter. Through the glass window in front I saw for the first time, the rocket flying through the sky, like a torch. When I left the kiosk a few minutes later after we heard all the booms, there were several little white clouds in the sky. These were where the iron dome missile intercepted the missile from Gaza. The picture, which I took a few minutes later, shows the top of the Beer Sheva court building, lit up by a street lamp, above and to the right is the moon. Then, higher up to the left of the moon, very faintly, you can see one of these little "clouds" of smoke."
Who, like Samson, will "carry away Gaza's Gates"?
Victory comes first in the Spirit realm!
Even though you may live many miles from THE LAND, your faith, prayers, and intercession play a powerful part in helping to protect the Israelis.
"Our Lord is greater than any other god" (Psalm 135:5)!