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Israel and the Truth - What the World Does not Understand About Israel's Survival

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 4, 2008 at 14:05

As we move past the observances of Israel's sixtieth year celebration, in the exchanges that have been posted here we see one irreconcilable circumstance that overtakes all others, that of Israel's fact of existence and permanency and how that will affect the world today, and in the future. Ancillary to that is why this is so, and why that bothers so many, even to the point where we read of the President of Iran yet again proclaiming Israel's demise, contrary to all that can be demonstrated in Israel's favor. And yes, this can go nuclear before the world tries to sue Israel for peace.

Israel's existence and reason for being comes from that document, or series of documents known variously as the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, the Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim, along with (for those who regard Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ as the Promised one of Israel) the later additions known as the New Testament, or collectively as the Holy Bible. This is singularly the most contested collection of writings the world has ever known and is the central source of controversy for all of humanity. They are designed to be that way.

This post has become a debating agency for those who may hold a believers stance in the veracity of the Holy Bible as it is taken in comparison to the principal writings that seek to controvert all that is contained in the Holy Bible, the Quran. Were it not for the intervention of the Almighty God of the Holy Bible, such a debate could go on ad infinitum, but thank the same Almighty God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob that it will not. Six or so thousand years (the Biblically accountable length of existence of the world we know today) are enough.

So we read the back and forth discussion of those holding to the Biblically based references to Israel and its place in the land and the misguided prognostications of the countering points of view and come the inevitable conclusion that it is all a matter of choice what one wants to believe. Whether based on the facts on the ground (Israel is in the land and will remain) and grounded in the Holy Bible, or in speculation of a worldview promoted by an unwillingness to believe that Israel does have its destiny written by the Word of Almighty God, choices are made and consequences for those choices will be paid in the wages of the realm that wins.

On the individual level, those choices made regarding believing in the Holy Bible or not are made under the auspices of the only free choice a man woman or child can make affecting their destiny. After that, all other choices will have the cost of consequences, whether good or bad, such results being eternal. They are the same from the beginning when the first man made his decision that affected the rest of humanity until today and beyond, when decisions being made now have the very same types of results.

How this works can be seen in the very way people who were present when Jesus Christ made His first visit to Israel perceived Him at that time, the Pharisees (Chief religious rulers) refused to accept Jesus Christ's Messianic credentials (the miracles, the fulfillment of Scriptures relating to Him) and in that rejection suffered Him to be put to death, the blood atonement being poured out on the people of the time, even in their unbelief. Yet, people who believed were there and their message is the same one we carry to all today, that Jesus Christ died to pays for the sins of those who believe and accept Him as Savior.

We read that in Israel today there are those who have adopted the same attitude of the Pharisees and are calling for rejecting the message of Jesus Christ today, some of them not even being followers of the Prophet of Islam. Believers after the time of the crucifixion were given the command by the risen Lord Jesus Christ to spread the Gospel message in Jerusalem, and now the message is come full circle. It begs the question, what can possibly be next in the Biblical schemes of things. By many accounts, nothing is left.

So Israel is the center of controversy, and Jesus Christ is expected by the faithful to enter Jerusalem in some future frame of time. Many will refute this; many are rejecting the probability, but only in disbelief. Celebrating sixty years from being re-established in the land may seem like a significant thing, but it pales in comparison to the things that are expected yet. Remember, in the lifetime of the majority of this generation are people that would have never believed Israel could be a nation again, and yet there Israel is, just as the Holy Bible says.

Many would ignore this significance, but not for long. The issues of those that would see Israel destroyed are ready to burst forth and, like so many who follow the fundamentalist Islamic mindset, they are ready to bring forth their version of the Middle East destiny. Little is it understood outside the Biblical wisdom that such things are part of the prophetic scheme surrounding Israel, and what is being seen today are the precursors spoken of by the Biblical prophets.

It comes down to what one believes, in the Savior, Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ for salvation, or in another's vision of unbelief in Jesus Christ. Just as Moses posed the question, one choice is to decide for life, or for the consequences. As is said and written in the Holy Scriptures, Israel is the sign, so it is not hard to see that the Holy Bible is right when it comes to the future of Israel and those who understand her true destiny through Jesus Christ her Lord.
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