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The Flock Desperately Needs the Good Shepherd

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 16, 2011 at 16:39

In a book penned long before Israel became reinstituted by the United Nations (a process authored by a much Greater Source and by which the United Nation acted not of itself), H. G. Wells titled this work, "Things to Come," a futuristic tome that pretended to delve into a future not readily understood by humanity for its pretense to peace; humanity preferring instead to pursue what it always does, taking a false peace at the mortal expense of others. Skipping to the closing question of the previous author's post and providing an answer that is in context with the subject of Dr. Pipes' post, it is asked, again: why? But before answering, let us come to a preface that needs little to show the cause, but an explanation might be necessary. What is seen is a pretext. Virtually all of what is happening in, near and around Israel has been proclaimed, centuries ago.

Ezekiel, one of the more telling prophets of Israel, has this to say: Ez34:10) "Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves anymore; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them." From the time of the retaking of the Temple Mount during the 1967 war, Israel found itself in unfamiliar territory evidently, for the captors did not fully appreciate the full context of the victory they had in hand, summarily turning over the heights to the Waqf, presumably to preserve the 'dignity' of the Islamic artifacts that had been raised after the fall of the City, both from 71 CE to the loss by the crusaders a thousand years later. But what of the Hebrew artifacts gleaned from the debris found and discarded by the al-Aksa authorities. Yet Ezekiel addresses that; and so does the Holy One of Israel. From the time of the prophecies until now, their words were cloaked in history's progress of other civilizations gaining control of Jerusalem.

All is different now. In the lifetime of this generation (baby boomers in America), Israel has not only been rebirthed as a nation, but has flourished in spite of all the obstacles set before them, to the everlasting dismay and chagrin of the world, and of the leaders in Israel who fail to seek to honor the promises of the WORD of the LORD, the Hebrew Holy Bible. It is asked: why? Because it is quite evident that the mentality that kept the children of Israel circling 40 years in the Sinai because of a faithless leadership survives to this day, swirling in the winds of the Negev in uncertainty. The rockets from Gaza, the border incursions yesterday stemming from a 'Palestinian' absorption of the events in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and others, all signal 'things to come.' Bigger things are not far behind. Israel needs to be prepared for this coming fall, before Tisha Ba'av; before Rosh Hoshanah. Even as we know that the Eternal Sovereign of Israel has made sure His promise to Abraham to keep Israel in the land for ever, just as sure we know that the world is ready to sacrifice Israel for its false peace, thinking that appeasing Islam will bring some modicum of calm to the rest of the world. Yet we have a more sure promise in the Hebrew Holy Bible that those plans are never going to supersede the true plan for Israel.

Unfortunately, the current leaders in Israel willing to concede anything like Sharon did to Gaza (Zephaniah 2) will be making the greatest mistakes of their lives, the only good from this being that they will be held accountable for their failure to honor the WORD of the LORD concerning the people and the land. In the final analysis, Israel must return to an active national relationship with her Almighty Sovereign to bring about the full restoration, the sooner the better. Then the Eternal Sovereign will deal with the faithless shepherds in His own good time.

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2old war [64 words]Dan FriedmanMay 15, 2011 19:43185241
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