Today, Israel is acting like Jacob — caring for the things of God, but seeking them by their own abilities in their own strength, rather than by the Spirit of YHVH, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac. (Gen 31:42; Zech 4:6)
Jacob received his new and spiritual name, Israel, only after he had struggled with the Man all night, the night before he would meet again his brother Esau after deceitfully obtaining the birthright and blessing from … Continue reading
Israel and her supporters will be disappointed with the results of the vote in the United Nations scheduled for September 20 regarding either a mere upgrade of Palestinian status at the UN, or else the recognition of an independent Palestinian state. This vote is despite, and in spite of, all international agreements previous regarding rules of war and of guarantees for a sovereign Jewish nation. It will mark a significant retreat of human support for Israel.
Should believers in Yeshua/Jesus … Continue reading
Published in Messianic Times June/July 2011 Issue
Persecution of believers in Yeshua as Lord and Messiah, the Son of God, is not a new thing in Israel. Rather, it is a phenomenon that has returned to Israel, for opposition to the gospel and persecution against those who believe the good news began in Israel already from the days since Yeshua was born. (Mt 2) Following this attempt to destroy the messianic hope in Israel at its inception, it surfaced … Continue reading
Ezek. 11: 14-16 – pride of circumstances Zech. 12: 7 – pride of election Rom. 11: 25-32 – pride of man
God works in mysterious ways, but always with wisdom and perfect understanding in all things. He has a plan which He conceived before time began, and He will fully display its perfection when time is no more. Meanwhile, a major objective of all His activities is to resist the pride which is in … Continue reading