The July 2014 Israel-Gaza War | VOL. 69 * NEWSLETTER * JULY 2014 |
When at a loss about the death of so far 64 Israeli soldiers, why G-d did not protect them, why He did not intervene and prevent so many precious young men from getting killed, I kept crying to G-d and asking, why?
I told Him that I knew Him to be of the greatest kindness and goodness, full of mercy, compassion, patience, granting grace. I told Him that I knew He hadn’t changed, and that His promise not to deal with our people as formerly, stands. So why would we be punished corporately for the sins of some? Why would these precious young men have to pay with their innocent lives for the transgressions of others? I told Him that I know He is the G-d Who hears and answers prayers, having proven it so very many times, and that He makes a way where there seems to be no way. I told Him that I know He loves justice and righteousness and that His love for us endures forever and His great faithfulness to our people and His covenants reaches to the skies.
Hence, I simply couldn’t understand why the cost to Israel to protect and shield our people from this unceasing barrage of rockets was so very high? I kept asking this for days, under tears and loud weeping. Finally, this morning of August 3, 2014, I got the answer.
He said: “The killing of these precious innocent ones is according to the same principle I have taught you when Satan comes accusing day and night before Me the disciples of My Son Yeshua: the book in the name of the accused is brought before me, and if the accusation of Satan proves true, meaning the sin and the guilt of the accused is not erased by the atoning blood of My Son, then My hands are bound from protecting the accused person. Satan has the right to attack, to try, even to harm or kill that person.”
“However, if the person wronged by the accused forgave the wrong doing and dropped all charges, then the blood of the Lamb of G-d erased that sin, that wrong doing. Nevertheless, if the wrong doer did not repent of the wrong doing nor asked for forgiveness, the guilt of it remains recorded. Satan can still attack in every way possible, he only may not kill the unrepentant wrong doer who is forgiven by the wronged party. It is like what he did to Job except that he did not have the right to kill him.”
“The same principle applies here that even so you pleaded with Me under tears and loud weeping, and so did a multitude of others with you, my hands were bound from intervening. For once again Satan came to accuse you, MY PEOPLE – not merely individuals – of apostasy, of unfaithfulness and disloyalty to Me and the Covenants I have made with Israel. He knows My commandment to Israel:
“You shall not make mention of the NAMES of other gods, nor let such be HEARD out of your mouth.”(Exodus 23:13)
“Yet every year, for 29 days, the name of Tammuz (hated by G-d, see Ezekiel 8:14-15), rules over My people, my nation. It gives Satan the right to attack my people corporately, wherever and however he chooses during this month. I cannot rebuke him because this apostasy witnesses against Israel. This war broke out during the month of that name, and has cost my people – and their enemy and those under their rule – dearly. I am grieved and have great indignation that My people, year for year, bow to this name and do not obey My commandment.”
“Yet I protected and saved my people from a holocaust before this month of 29 days of offense toward Me would begin. I used three innocent lives cut short by their murderers to become a source of salvation for My people, for their deaths led to the discovery of the underground net of tunnels into Israel, intended for an invasion by thousands of terrorists into Israel during the high holidays, to fall upon My people unawares, in their sleep, to kill, mutilate, destroy and take captive.”
“Write, tell what I have told you now, why your prayers for the soldiers seemingly were not answered. Oh, I heard them. But I could not rebuke Satan because his accusation stood against My people who paid for this apostasy laid upon them by their religious shepherds. Nevertheless, many escaped the enemy’s traps and ambushes due to much intercession.”
“Hence, if you want to lay the guilt of it all upon someone, it is not Me Who failed My people and their precious sons. It is your religious leaders who with their interpretations have rendered My commandment null and void, stubbornly insisting on keeping that month under the name of the idol I hate. He is Satan’s counterfeit of My Son Who died and rose from the dead unto eternal life as the Savior and Shepherd of the lost sheep of the House of Israel. Woe to the shepherds who made their ruling to supersede My Word and commandment; they shall surely give account for it.”
“It is a month of frequent catastrophes. For 29 days and nights the name of this idol stands against My people, causing a breach in My wall of protection. Yet more death and harm has been prevented by the many intercessors who made up part of that breach.”
“Tell it, write it, my daughter, perhaps some will read, heed, understand and act upon it. But whether or not they heed and obey, publish My warning and do not fear the rejection and condemnation by some. I have protected Israel from far greater harm and evil but because of this annual apostasy my hands were bound from saving the lives of those soldiers. My heart shares in the sorrow and grief over their death and therefore have sent thousands of My people from throughout the land to comfort the families and bring them some solace from Me.”
My cry of “WHY” has been answered, and hopefully it answered yours as well. Let us pray therefore for Israel’s religious leaders, for the elders of Israel, to repent of their stubbornness, insisting on calling that month by the name of that idol G-d hates and therewith cause a breach in G-d’s faithful protection. There must be an end to Satan’s accusation of apostasy proving true!
As to all the details of this war, read this very informative article, “As it was in the days of Adolp,” by AvnerBoskey of “David’s Tent/Final Frontiers” Ministry; and the insightful letter of my pastor, Howard Bass, “War Against Terror Evil Helps Sharpen Reality – August 2, 2014”; and a broader, educational article to combat ignorance – both literal and spiritual – regarding facts, media lies, myths, twisted truth – with the “Amalek Syndrome”
With a grieving heart but unwavering faith and trust in G-d and in His Son, our Lord and Redeemer, Messiah Yeshua,.
I am yours in Him,
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P.S. In order to put the world’s focusing on Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza in a more balanced perspective, let some pictures of what ISIS does to Iraqis speak, and Assad of Syria to his own people in Syria. Israel acts in self-defense of her people – which includes all Israeli citizens -, being forced into this war by years of unprovoked, relentless rocket attacks on Israel’s civilian population, which is a war crime. Had Israel not finally gone to war against Hamas in Gaza, our Jewish civilians would have become victims of thousands of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists invading Israel through their net of tunnels leading deep into Israel proper. It would have been nights and days of an unimaginable bloodbath, gruesome butchery of civilians regardless of age until our IDF would have been ready to fight the terrorists.
Would there have been a global outcry against these horrific crimes committed against defenseless Israeli civilians, with mass protests against Gaza and those terror organizations? Or would there have been only a mention here and there – certainly not on front pages – of this “regrettable” event while still pinning the “guilt” on Israel?
Why is there no global outcry with mass protests against the horrific crimes ISIS is carrying out against their own people – Iraqis killing Iraqis– and against Syrians like the Nazis killed the Jews? And while Assad’s regime keeps killing and torturing randomly Syrian people irrespective of age – the UN, the world, they all just sit still, doing nothing to bring those horrific crimes to a halt, claiming that “their hands are bound” to save lives from getting killed and tortured in the most atrocious ways. Yet even these horrific deeds are blamed on Jews, some blog sites and Arabic news papers claiming that these acts are being committed by “Zionist backed terrorists.”
Can you believe such a vile, vicious and slanderous accusation???
Israel had no choice but to go to war after thousands of rockets were launched on Israel’s towns. Yet relatively little harm was done except for traumatizing the people, because as a Hamas leader claimed, “Their G-d changes the path of our rockets in mid-air.” I’m sure of it, having prayed (as have others, of course) for G-d to station His warrior angels around our towns, cities, settlements, borders, to divert those rockets into paths where they won’t do any harm, or catch them and send them back to where they came from. Also prayed for strong winds to blow those missiles out of their path of aim. And this is the story of a witness of such a miracle: https://www.facebook.com/elinor.rasco.7 Else there would have been many dead, wounded and great destruction.
Isaiah 41 is still true, especially in our days: verses 8-16, and 17-20 will also see its fulfilment.
“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham My friend. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, “You are My servant, I have chosen you and have NOT cast you away; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your G-d. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous and victorious right hand. Behold, all those who were/are incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing; and those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them and not find them – those who contend with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing at all, as a nonexistent thing. For I, the LORD your G-d will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, you worm Jacob [groveling and crouching before the UN and America], you men of Israel! I will help you,’ says the LORD and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. ‘Behold, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new, sharp and having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains [of world powers] and beat them small, and make the hills like chaff. You shall winnow them, and the [My] wind shall carry them away, and the [My] whirlwind shall scatter them; then you shall rejoice in the LORD and glory in the Holy One of Israel.'”
AMEN and AMEN!
FOOTNOTES: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammuz_(deity) ; http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/582039/Tammuz ; http://www.sacred-texts.com/ane/mba/mba11.htm ; I didn’t think of what the Lord had already taught me concerning this idol and his name heading a whole month in the Jewish calendar: https://ortzion.org/teaching_type/watchmen-prayers/  There are, of course, other apostasies carried out in Israel, one of the worst being the annual gay pride parade, wanting to make of Jerusalem the gay capital of the world. But in this case G-d’s promise in Ezekiel 36:22-32 makes up the breach.  http://blogs.afp.com/correspondent/?post/What-to-do-with-horrific-images-from-Iraq ; http://features.hrw.org/features/isis_photos_satelite_analysis_2014/index.html ; http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/15/world/meast/iraq-photos-isis/ ; Google images of ISIS EXECUTIONS ; Crucifixions by ISIS ; no one will stand up to them, not the world, the UN, or their own government: http://www.news.com.au/world/isis-fanatics-publicly-crucify-nine-men-in-syria-as-rival-militias-in-iraq-prove-just-as-brutal/story-fndir2ev-1226971690908  Of Syrian killing – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/syria-horror-photos-prove-president-3048153 ; http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/world/syria-torture-photos-amanpour/; http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/syria-isis-jihadists-hanging-victims-public-crucifixes-1446675 ; http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2014/jan/20/torture-of-persons-under-current-syrian-regime-report , but hardly any photos made public, can’t find on the internet like the mass of pictures about Israel’s war in Gaza. Jeremiah 31:35-37; 33:19-26