“Tensions in the Middle East are heightening at an alarming rate. Benjamin Netanyahu has been unfailingly sounding the alarm about Persia and the danger of her being a nuclear power. (At this point the alarm has been sounding for so long and so fearfully, I am concerned it will be viewed as ‘the boy who cried wolf’. That would be a dangerous position to take. We must not be made weary in our vigilance.)
There is one there who sees himself as a great prophet. One who loves his own shadow as well as his own perceived place and significance in history. He is planning to do his part to help bring to power the anti-Christ. A believer in abominable jihad; he will seek to destroy all opposed to his version of Islam and Allah. He has already shown his proficiency to murder. A man of war filled with hatred and maniacal beliefs. A man who is a false prophet and is a good example of biblical warnings regarding such men.
“I don’t know what sorts of divination’s go along with his particular brand of megalomania-cal beliefs but, I do know he is listening to strange spirits. I know this because he claims to be following G-d’s directives. I know that G-d is Spirit. I know that G-d is Love. I know that Love does not threaten and does not subjugate in any way, nor does it bring the spirit of fear. And I know we fight not against flesh and blood.”
Therefore Persia; a fear filled nation liberally dispensing fear; hurries after war; having no sense of what love is; likened to a marionette following false teaching and voices in their heads. This is a nation listening to strange spirits and ill advised counsel. Including from those engaged in current nuclear negations. This nation is a portrait in evil.
”Israel; “G-d remembers His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations; the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac and confirmed with Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant. PSALM (105:8-10)
Now, Israel is a Country that is consistently bombarded from extremist factions and Governments. Persia, Syria, Pakistan, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, and a plethora of others one could name. A week does not go by without a bomb falling on Israel somewhere. I can feel the palpable fear coming from her today. (I continually keep her in my prayers for peace and Divine protection against her enemies.)
Israel is under the consistent onslaught of irrational philosophies, beliefs and behaviors that come from many who are following false prophets, spirits, and gods. (And I am not just speaking of the Middle East which is rife but, also of some in the Western world.)
In a way Israel seems to be suffering a similar fate as that of the Cyclops. The Cyclops was a solitary figure who was doomed to know the day of his death each day of his life. Similarly, Israel is becoming increasingly ostracized and seems to be doomed to know the reality of her potential demise each day of her life. What fear this must engender! What defiance it must establish for the sake of survival! Israel is a Nation in shock. Her right to exist is at stake and is challenged continually and forcefully. She is suffering plainly and her fear is permeated throughout.
She feels isolated in her strife and she has reason to. Increasingly painted as the aggressor, she finds moral support waning. Faced with today’s more popular philosophies, she finds even historically faithful allies abandoning her. Faced with seemingly more political expedient views from the World body, she finds her strategy faltering.
She is lashing out with threats of war and that is a Country being driven by fear and not by the secure knowledge of G-d’s promised protection and presence. However understandable the reason for the fear, we know that “fear and moth doth corrupt.” Israel is currently a portrait in fear.
Even though Israel’s right to exist here on earth is being challenged, THE REAL AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUE IS THAT ISRAEL’S RELATIONSHIP WITH G-D IS WHAT IS BEING CHALLENGED. AND IT IS BEING CHALLENGED IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES. FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.””
Now, G-d is Spirit and G-d is Love. Love in the fullness of its majestic goodness; is patient, is kind, is gentle and compassionate in all its considerations, hopes all, is just, trusts all, is merciful, is gracious in all thought, speech and action, forbears all, judges no one, does not prate and is not vain, seeks peace. Those who are to Love must Love in spirit and in truth.
For our part, we are exhorted to acknowledge G-d and, acknowledge Him in all our ways. Then it will be He who will make straight our paths. We are exhorted to Love and that is all. (See description above.)
Father, in His goodness, claims the right to vengeance. Vengeance means; to set that which is wrong, right. Romans 12:19 says, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” This is not a mere request from Father. It is a very clear instruction and directive.
Since He is the only righteous judge then He is the only one who can justifiably claim vengeance. Vengeance means ‘to set that which is wrong right’ He is the only one who knows how to, and can, and will, set those things that are wrong, right. This includes whatever is going wrong with Persia and her offspring. Father is the only one with the sovereign right to vengeance.
“By threatening war, Israel is threatening to kill her fellow man. This goes directly against G-d’s commandment that we shall not kill. Israel has been tricked into believing that she must be the one to set those things that are wrong, right.
She has been blinded from remembering what G-d has spoken to her and she has been made deaf from hearing what He continues to speak to her. Consistent hostile bombardment has led to a fear that has damaged the shield of her faith. This is what we are fighting. Here is the fault that needs repair. Israel dear hearts listen; we are commanded not to kill. This is found in both the Torah and the New Testament. Do not be tricked into taking the matter into your own hands. “VENGEANCE IS MINE SAITH THE LORD! I WILL REPAY!”
Israel you are exhorted to look at whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are good, whatsoever things are lovely, to think on these things. Love is pure and Love is good. Think on Love. Love yourself, Love G-d, Love your neighbor, and pray for your enemies.
Consider what I have reminded you of Father’s faith to perform His Promises and consider your response to Persia. I submit that as long as you are gripped by corrupting fear then you will be led to despise and doubt rather than to love and believe. You doubt Father’s promises otherwise you would not kill.
“Being tricked by the adversary into this trap you will not be availed of the calm seas that will lead to the largest and best revelations for you from G-d. Israel is being spiritually raped while her focus remains on what she sees with her five senses; rather than on what G-d has said and is saying in that still quiet, faithfully consistent voice from within.”
Israel, Father remains. Remember His promises and His commandments. Thou shalt not kill. Do not seek to do so. Follow Abraham’s example. Consider Sarah and her infertile womb. Consider perfect Love. Perfect Love will cast out your fears. Listen and understand and do not remain unawares of the spiritual wiles of the adversary being used against you. You are engulfed in a spiritual war. And this, you very well know.
Israel, consider and contemplate again Fathers promise of Divine protection and guidance. Indeed, if His hand were not protecting you thus far you would no longer be. Remember David and Goliath? Remember the walls of Jericho? Remember Daniel in the lion’s den? ……..Remember Father’s Love. He has promised never to desert you. He has not changed and He is faithful.
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” Isaiah 52:7