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Ancient or Modern - Israel's Almighty Eternal Sovereign Reigns and His WORD Rules

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 30, 2011 at 19:31

An unfortunate (depending upon one's point of view) circumstance of Israel's place in this world is that it is subject of a variety of opinions, many antagonistic and downright hostile, some nominally supportive but with reservations, and then there is the group that hold to the idea of Israel's special place on earth under Divine Providence. Let us be clear that this writer holds to the last, that it is no supposition that Israel holds the keys to the world's future and the future of the world will not be decided by humanist irrationality directed against Israel.

Having read through the previous exchanges of "wish it were that simple," "when messiah comes," Redemption of Israel," and "Moses did not redeem," this reader, while still holding that the Holy Hebrew Scriptures in their original form and intent is nothing less than the inspired WORD of the LORD, finds the original intended recipients of the message in the Holy Scriptures are having issues understanding how they apply to Eretz Israel, STILL! But having had discussions with various modern sons of Israel over the past decades, the reason why has become plain. It has been, as it has always been, a matter of belief; and of faith: or the lack of it.

Now, from a decidedly fundamentalist evangelical disciple of Yeshua HaMashiach's point of view, what we see in the world, and in Israel, is following EXACTLY as the WORD of the LORD prescribes. Having understood that Israel is KEY in understanding all that is happening makes for compelling viewing of all the events unfolding before our very eyes. It is written that Abraham saw the time of Yeshua HaMashiach transpire and was glad; and these times are no less compelling.

Having come further in the study of the WORD of the LORD and its recent fulfillments, it has been made quite plain that the world's fortunes have risen and fallen dependent upon how Israel holds to the written promises. We are told in the pages of the messages; pray for the peace of Jerusalem. But what does that entail? Jerusalem, while out of Israeli hands prior to the 1967 defensive action brought about by the Arab antipathies, by many appearances, did not have too much peace except during the times it was ignored by the Jewish diaspora. Only when the there was the idea of a fulfilling appearance of Jewish people filtering back (such as those prompted by Hertzl) into the land did the Arab and others of the indigenous population feel the need to subject the returnees to the hatred that one can only attribute to the dogma of the contravening culture, fundamentalist Islamism.

In 1947-48, one may have thought the Arab world was going to fall apart as the Jewish people reclaimed that which was written as the land of the promise. What was happening is that the Arab world enjoyed holding on to the land of Israel under the mistaken belief they were entitled to it through some misunderstood reasoning of the words written about Ishmael. The Arab response then is one of ancient envies of which son of Abraham is going to come out on top. The Hebrew Holy Scriptures has the only answer to that.

Still, what we read in these exchanges prompts a thought. Much of how Israel is viewed by the modern sons of Abraham lends to the premise that when Rome was the overlord of the ancient times before the Second Temple was destroyed, the same attitudes appear prevalent then when we read of the exchanges between the rulers of Israel under the subjective control of the Pharisees (Perushim) and Sadducees (Tzedukim) and how they viewed the one who was called Yeshua HaNatzri. According to Yeshua, this is not going to change except prophetically as shown in Zechariah, among other places in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures.

Now when this observation was first started, the exchange about the ancient and modern Israel had not been seen by this reader yet; but the content was compelling enough to include here. What this reader has derived from the Hebrew Holy Scriptures is that Israel was a theocracy until Shaul, after which time it remained a kingdom until the Babylonian deportations. After 70 years determined in Jeremiah, the return allowed people like Nehemiah and Ezra to begin the rebuilding, leading up to the Roman occupation during the time of the first appearance of Yeshua HaMashiach. After that, its history was spotty until 1948. Now we know the rest of the story, contemporarily and prophetically.

One might ask: what does this all lead up to? Simple: based upon the re-emergence of Israel in 1948 (I'll not recount that history considering those who live there would have it down better than this reader); the Scriptures are running hot, straight, and true to the inevitability of its conclusion; that Israel emerges ready to serve her LORD according to those same Scriptures; and that based upon the fulfillment of a variety of current Scriptural applications, it is likely to begin quite soon. Zephaniah is a good place to review that type of contemporary reading.

Israel does not need to 'purchase' that which is already theirs. Whether one makes a determination that Israel's possession of much of its ancient holdings or whether they regained the same by the battles they endured against all odds, they are, by Hebrew Biblical proclamation, there for GOOD. Take it up with the Author of the Hebrew Holy Bible, both the Tanach and the Brit Hadassah and see how far a human can stand against the Eternal Almighty Sovereign of Israel.


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