Thursday, November 13, 2014

God & Israel, A Documentary Spanning Nearly 4000 years


I continue to marvel at the hand of God concerning Israel. In fact, I heard myself say something yesterday that summed up what I have been saying for eight years.

In 1948 the country of Israel was "Born Again" in one day. Her actual borders have yet to be restored.

Isaiah 66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? shall a nation be brought forth at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

Season of liberation
The war ended on the fortieth day of the, Counting of the Omer or May 8th, 1945. (The same day that Jesus, Yeshua (God in the flesh to me personally) was lifted from the earth) 

Acts 1:3 To these he also showed himself alive after he suffered, by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking about God's Kingdom.
At the time and dare I say three years after the death of over six million Jews a nation was resurrected.

I continue to witness people wanting to understand these, "Jewish" customs, and traditions. What I find even more remarkable is that these are not Jewish customs or traditions but rather what God specifically poured into this nation, into these people (centuries ago) in order that they be set apart. God commanded the Calendar, the Festivals and many of the practices found with in the history of the Nation of Israel. Just as was the nation of Israel born again in a day so too are all of the Statutes, Commandments and Law or Torah of God filling the earth and drawing people back to the root of not only the God of Israel but also to Israel itself. I have heard numerous Jewish people marvel at what is happening.

God is connecting the Jewish people back to the land and he is connecting people from all over the world back to why he told Israel to do very specific things.

Exodus 12: 1-2
Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, "This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you.

Leviticus 23:1-3
Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'The set feasts of Yahweh, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts.

The improbability of Israel surviving several major conflicts (Click Here) is beyond remarkable. The loss of life, antisemitic hatred, and world condemnation of Israel has not stopped what God is doing nor has it crippled the thirst that people continue to experience as many are drawn back to the things God poured into this nation.

For me watching what God is doing, through Israel has me sitting on the edge of my seat....I remain, AMAZED! I am not looking at Israel's imperfections but rather YHWH's absolute promise to Abraham of which Isaiah wrote about:

Isaiah 11:11-12 It will happen in that day that the Lord will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

The restoration of the Kingdom of unstoppable. What I heard myself say is "The miracle of Israel is not religious but rather purposed by the Creator of all that is created who brings the Kingdom of God to the City of David." Nuff Said!

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