is a question by a born-again, Spirit-filled believer concerning Israel's
"siege" of Gaza. She utterly separates the Land of Israel and Jerusalem
from the Gospel, from the Lord Yeshua and His Return, placing it into the
category of "political issues" which, in her eyes, are insignificant. However,
the people, land and capital of Israel are extremely significant in regard
to the Lord's Return. Moreover, the Bible is full with stories about "political
issues", only then it was not called "politics".
I have to ask you, how does all of this fit with Jesus' command to love
our enemies and to give them something to eat and drink? It just seems
to me that if Israel actually followed that policy that the Arabic people
would find less to hate about Jews and become more willing to try to live
together in peace. I'm sorry, but I don't see much happening in the Middle
East that reflects God's heart. It all seems to be about LAND and He always
seemed to me to be all about PEOPLE.
Thanks, Diane Bahler
It is not food and drink the Arabs want from Israel. What they want is
for Israel to disappear off the face of the earth. For the proud Arab Muslims
in their midst is unacceptable, an intolerable "injustice" that turned
their world order upside-down. Jews are to be "dhimmis", subservient subjects
ruled over by Moslems. Western Christianity felt the same for most of its
history as being "predestined" to rule as superior over the "inferior"
Even if all
the food and drink in the world were to be given to the Arabs by Israel
it would not appease them nor make them more willing to live together in
peace with sovereign Jews. The only thing that will "appease" them to accept
Jews is the destruction of Jewish sovereignty. Even if only the city of
Tel Aviv were to remain a sovereign Jewish enclave, the Arabs would not
rest until they destroyed it.
This is the
reality of the Israel-Palestinian "conflict". If people like Diane, who
to be a born again and Spirit filled believer in Yeshua of Nazareth can
be so ignorant of the facts on the ground, how then should secular people
know the truth and understand the true nature of the "conflict"?
This is my reply
Israel actually followed that policy..."
in Yeshua. If you would be in contact with people who LIVE in Israel and
not go by what the anti-Isral world Media reports, then you would know
that this is PRECISELY what Israel does. We literally supply them with
everything, including their hospitals, without which they could not treat
their patients. The doctors there know this very well but do not speak
up for fear for their lives, if they would tell the world the truth about
how Israel is sustaining their hospitals and provides the services needed
for daily life, while the "Palestinian" leadership has robbed the people
by stealing millions of $$$ from the donations by the UN, the EU, etc.
Until this day they have not located all the accounts where Arafat stashed
away the millions he took for himself. His widow lives in great luxury
in Paris while "her" people live in squalor, whom she does not even want
to visit because "they stink".
always seemed to me to be all about PEOPLE..."
are one of many who have asked and are asking me this question. Many confuse
the commandment of "love your enemy" with referring also to G-d's enemies.
The commandment is to our PERSONAL enemies, to those who slander and malign
us, who trick and backstab us, who lie about us and speak evilly of us,
who do us harm, even seek our destruction. THESE - our PERSONAL enemies
- we are to love, to forgive, to return their hatred and ill will with
kindness and goodness and compassion, praying for them as well.
But we are
not commanded to love G-d's enemies, for then we might as well love the
devil and those who are his! There IS a distinction between the House of
Israel and the Jewish people and the "goyim/Gentiles/nations", meaning
those who are not joined to the Commonwealth of Israel through their faith
in Yeshua. Reading in Ps 83, for example, you will find that the nations
mentioned there who have made a pact for the sole purpose of "wiping Israel
out as a nation so that she won't be remembered anymore" are referred to
as "G-d's enmies who have raised their heads... who want to take possession
for themselves OF THE PASTURES OF G-D." These nations mentioned (their
root origin) are today's nations of the Arab League, to which belongs also
the PA (Palestinian Authority).
G-d shouts triumphantly (Ps 60:8; 108:9), and in Joel 3 He speaks to "the
'regions' of Philistia/Palestinians" asking, if they are "paying Him back
in context with "dividing up MY land". He does not ask if they are paying
people back for something, but if they are paying HIM back for
something, namely that He has brought His people back into their OWN land
which He covenanted to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and to their descendants.
In Ezekiel 25:15-17 the Palestinians are described in detail to how they
act toward Israel and why: "Because the Philistines/Palestinians acted
revengefully and took vengeance with malice of heart to destroy in never-ending
enmity; therefore thus says the Lord G-D, behold, I will stretch out MY
hand against the Philistines/Palestinians, and I will cut off the Cherethites1
and destroy the rest of the seacoast. I will execute great vengeance upon
them with wrathful chastisements. Then they will know that I am the LORD,
when I lay my vengeance upon them."
You may also
want to read G-d's words of judgment against Philistia/ Philistines/ Palestinians
in Isa. 14:29-31; Amos 1:8 - "... the remnant of the Philistines shall
perish." Zeph. 2:5-7; Jer. 47:4. The Palestinian entity is challenging
the covenant of the Holy One of Israel, and defying His oath. They want
to usurp the whole land of Israel, always lying and saying that the Jews
are occupying their land, Palestine. However, there never was a sovereign
entity by that name occupying the whole covenanted land of Israel. Before
the Jews returned the land was but barren, rock-strewn wilderness and swamps,
renamed "Palestine" by the British after the example of the Roman occupiers.
The first Jews
who escaped the Russian pogroms and returned to the land BOUGHT the seemingly
worthless land from Arab landowners who lived in Baghdad, Damascus and
Cairo, and were NOT Palestinians nor ever identified themselvs as such.
It is a modern invention. Now they want to take over the whole infrastructure
the Jews have built, their cities, their agriculture, everything, claiming
the Jews "stole" it. Why did they not build cities and infrastucture before
the Jews returned, if that land was indeed theirs and they were a sovereign
If you fly
over the area you will understand what the "green line" means: on the Jewish
side you see a flourishing agriculture, much green, on the Arab- "Palestinian"
side wilderness. Why? Because the land does not yield itself to the "invaders"/"plishtim/Palestinians",
but only to the rightful heirs who have returned to their own land, the
Jews. Read Ezek. 35:10-15, you will come to realize that coming against
the Land of Israel, wanting to usurp and plunder it, is literally defying
and challenging the Almighty, Who has chosen this land for His own heritage,
sort of like a "tithe" from all the earth. Read also 36:1-15, and onward,
where G-d makes it clear He will do this NOT for Israel's sake because
the Jews are so righteous, but for His holy Name's sake; hence, wanting
to give the Palestinians the land of Israel is like spitting G-d in the
Face and on His holy Name.