ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 3 Issue 1 January 1, 2009
Topic # 1 Am Israel Chai—The People of Israel Live!
Gaza is aflame! “But I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza,” Perhaps Amos 1:7 could be translated “a wall of fire”. Have you seen the news videos of walls of fire in Gaza? It only reminds me of Amos 1. This fire will devour the palaces or exalted places. The mocking arrogance of Hamas exalts itself against the purpose of the God of Israel. Hamas will fall. May it be soon and may the collapse be complete. Hamas is the actual word for “violence” in Genesis. This is an age old problem of man in rebellion against God. All the demons of hell itself will not block the purpose of God to favor Israel with His mercy in the last days. Am Israel Chai—The People of Israel Live!
Disclaimer: We pray for the salvation of the Gazans and do not rejoice in the death of even one. We pray that they will choose the God of Israel and choose life. For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord GOD. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:32
Topic # 2 The Pro-Israel Two State Oxymoron
Last Friday I preached on the above concept. It is a major contradiction of terms to claim to be a Christian and support the two state solution in Israel. There is no wiggle room in Joel 3:2. The great last day judgment of God will be to gather the nations to the valley of Jehoshaphat because they scattered Israel and “they have also divided up My land.”
Many true Christians are genuinely confused on this point. Clarity comes from letting the scriptures settle it. This is not about tolerance or sympathy, but God’s voice. Yahweh has spoken and He will do it! Amos 1:8 ends with: “And the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,” says Adonai Yahweh.”
Thus says Yahweh:”For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they took captive the whole captivity To deliver them up to Edom. But I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza, Which shall devour its palaces.