Prophecy Central: God is laying the foundation for fulfilled prophecy. 1/17/24
Caroline Glick had a fascinating article about the unity and disunity of Israel. In the article, she describes the heroism of some brothers who rescued many Jews in a farming community on Oct.7th. The brothers are believers in their God and go to Synagogue and read their Bibles. The people they saved are Jewish leftists and the contrast could not be starker!
“Standing up for national unity, and national survival. On Oct. 7, Elhanan Kalmanzon, a reserve major in the Commando Brigade and a Mossad officer, realized almost immediately that Israel was being invaded. He organized the security team in Otniel (Their religious Zionist community) and messaged his brother Menachem.
“I’m packing up and going south. The nation of Israel needs us. Our brothers need us.”
Menachem joined Elchanan, and with their brother-in-law Itiel Zohar Horovitz, they drove down south, ending up at the gate of Kibbutz Be’eri.
Be’eri was one of Hamas’s primary targets for slaughter. Ninety-seven members of the small farming community were butchered that day. Greeting them at the entry gate were terrified residents.” https://carolineglick.com/
These brave brothers were going to save their countrymen, those who hate the religious Zionists who believe the Bible, who hate these brothers. This was a Kibbutz dedicated to the leftist doctrines that Caroline says:
“Be’eri and the surrounding kibbutzim were founded by hardcore Labor Zionists. They believed that the Jewish people would liberate themselves from two thousand years of exile and powerlessness, build their state and secure their freedom into the future through hard work, hard fighting and collective farming. They aspired to build a Jewish socialist state.
Over the years, as they became prosperous, their socialism dissipated. Zionism, it seemed, had finished its job. Socialism was superseded by progressivism, Zionism by post-Zionism.” https://carolineglick.com/
These leftist Jews believe that they can save themselves, build a socialist state against the will of God, against the Bible, and against the very One who brought them back to the land they cherish! Here is what happened:
“The Kalmanzon brothers and Horovitz found an abandoned armored personnel carrier, and entered the kibbutz. For 14 and a half hours they went from house to house, rescuing families through the windows of their safe rooms, filling their vehicle, driving to safety, and returning to the farming community-turned-killing-field, over and over again.
On their final trip into Be’eri, after having saved more than a quarter of the residents, Elhanan was killed as he entered another home. A delegation of members of Be’eri came to Otniel to pay a condolence call to the Kalmanzon family during their shivah. In the course of their meeting, Menachem praised the heroism and the hardened courage of the residents of Be’eri.” https://carolineglick.com/
It is hard for Christians to understand what is happening in Israel because Christians see Israel as one nation that God has brought back with great unity. Unfortunately, since the beginning of the Zionist movement in the 1800’s, the leftist ideology has dominated their nation, Godless Jews believe that they can establish a Jewish state without God and without those who believe in God. The government of Israel is dedicated to eradicating Islamic terrorists and those who believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Caroline goes on to explain this:
“Like the residents of neighboring kibbutzim, Be’eri’s members believed in coexistence with the Palestinians. They thought the biggest threat to that coexistence was people like the Kalmanzon brothers, who are religious and live in Judea or Samaria. They believed in the founding myth of the so-called peace process with the PLO—that there were “extremists” on both sides. The supposedly “moderate” PLO ruling Fatah faction had its “extremists” in Hamas. The “moderate” Israeli elite, of which the kibbutzim outside Gaza were very much a part, had its “extremist” religious Zionists, otherwise known as “settlers.” To reach peace, the “moderates” on both sides had to defeat their “extremists.” https://carolineglick.com/
To understand the compromises Israel makes with evil leaders thru the years, all you have to know is that the left in Israel think that those living in Judea and Samaria, Jewish farmers, settlers of the Biblical heartland, are just as much terrorists as Hamas. It does not make sense to us, it is not logical, but it is the big lie being pushed by Obiden, Obama, and the UN. Caroline then shares this and this is big, it means that God is setting up Bible Prophecy to be fulfilled:
“Oct. 7 shattered that illusion. Hamas didn’t slaughter the people of Be’eri and surrounding communities on its own. It was joined by Fatah terrorists and thousands of “civilians.” These Palestinian “moderates” were full participants in the atrocities committed that day.
On the other hand, the people who arrived at the scene to save them, unbidden, were the Kalmanzon brothers from Otniel who were supposed to be their enemies. Since the ground operation began in Gaza, 45% of the soldiers killed in action have come from the religious Zionist community whose members comprise only 10% of the overall population.” https://carolineglick.com/s
Caroline said this and I believe this is the start of something only God can do. “And just as Elchanan told Menachem “our brothers need us” and drove to Be’eri, so the people of Be’eri now realize that religious Zionists are their brothers, not their enemies.”
God told us that when He sends Jews back to the land, the Jews would have to possess the land and believe in the Lord who gave it to them. This is the first step towards their redemption. Believing God’s Word over the feelings and ideology of the world is the first step in all evangelism. For Jews, they must believe in why God calls them the elect nation, must believe that God is giving them the land, and must believe that there is a Messiah coming to fulfill all of His promises to them. When a Jew believes those things, they will see Jesus! Israel has for 75 years refused to take all of their land because they refused to believe in their God. Jesus talked about this when He said:
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!’”
Jesus is very clear that there is a day coming when the Israel that He set aside at His first coming is going to believe in Him and bless Him. This will happen in Jerusalem! One day soon they will see Jesus but not before something happens to make them believe. What will happen? War!
The Bible is very clear that there is a host of wars coming in the last days and all those wars have one overriding element to them, they will serve to wake up an unbelieving Israel to the truth. Once Israel believes that the land is theirs, Satan will do everything he can to bring Armageddon to destroy Israel and thwart God’s plan. God has a plan to open their eyes, and He has already dealt with this problem of them not wanting the land when they came out of Egypt.
God dealt with this very thing in Numbers 13-14. An unbelieving generation of Jews coming out of Egypt refused to believe in the Lord and did not want to go into the promised land. Ten spies convinced the people to rebel against God and God judged their unbelief. He made this generation of Jews march around for 40 years until they all died off, and then God could send a believing people. Jude and Hebrews gives us a summary of this:
“Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.” Jude 1:5
“TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS, AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME.” For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses? And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.”
In both cases, the problem was unbelief. You cannot be saved by works, you must be saved by faith and in both cases, most of Israel did not believe. It is this unbelief that is fueling the civil war of ideas in Israel. The nation of Israel has been at each other’s throats since December 2022 when Benjamin Netanyahu won the election. The left wants complete control to push away any who believe the Bible or who believe that the nation of Israel consists of all her land. They have used the judiciary to act as a totalitarian dictatorship. Netanyahu vowed to reign in an out of control Supreme Court. Here is an example of the left’s hatred:
“Former IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. (res.) Dan Halutz, who oversaw the 2005 expulsion of all Jews from Gaza and the destruction of their communities in the framework of Israel’s withdrawal from the Strip, and then led Israel to military defeat in the Second Lebanon War in 2006, declared last week that Israel has lost the Hamas war. He called for the left to wage a civil war and promised that victory will come when Netanyahu leaves power.” https://carolineglick.com/
So, the war goes on and most in Israel have forgotten that the God of Israel never sleeps or slumbers when it comes to fulfilling His promises to Israel. The Israeli population is changing though, most leftist among the farming community in Israel have turned to love and accept the Bible believing Jews. This is a huge change and I see God at work in this war. What Hamas meant for evil God meant for good.
War will begin in Lebanon, Syria, and Judea and Samaria because it is Biblical prophecy. If the Hamas war opened the eyes of many on the left, these next few wars are going to rock their world. God is going to use the wars of Psalm 83, Jeremiah 49, Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 38-39, Zephaniah 2, and several more that are all intended to wake up the Jews to the need for God and His messiah Jesus. It is coming fast, and the next few weeks are going to reveal Gods intent.
“And the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God from that day onward.”
I love being alive currently because we see God at work all over the world! The International Court of Justice at the Hague, they are prosecuting Israel for committing genocide. Another demonic move by Satan to destroy Israel. South Africa brought the charges and God is destroying the argument from the evil ones. I believe God is going to destroy the left in Israel in the next few months through these wars. Ministries like Jews for Jesus and One for Israel are going to see more Jews come to Messiah and Israel moved into a position to win these wars. This war just went to a new level when Iran hit Pakistan and Iraq, Pakistan being a nuclear state. Pakistan now is threatening war with Iran. Security agreements between these countries have been suspended. Wars and rumors of wars! Once again, Jesus is turning the evil of the evil ones on themselves, Iran and Pakistan are two of the most antisemitic states in the world! Pray for open eyes!
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