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The Promise Of A Righteous God To His People

“But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!”  (Isaiah 43:1)

There are so many scriptures in the Bible about God’s love for Israel, and it’s people the Jews chosen by God; “For thus says the LORD of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.”  (Zechariah 2:8)  God’s affection for the nation of Israel is so obvious in His word which should make it very clear to us in the body of Christ, the Church. Why believers?  Because if we are truly Christ followers we are mediating on the word of God daily.  How else would we find out what His will is for us, the purpose He has created us for?

Men, this Tuesday March 3rd the Prime Minister of Israel , Benjamin Netanyahu will be addressing congress.  He will be explaining the urgency of acting now, and not continuing these useless negotiations with an enemy that is determined to murder all Jews, and Christians, wiping them off the face of the earth.  While they stall for peace negotiations they continue to build their weapons in secret.  How is it that we are so naïve to think we can negotiate with evil?  In the Qur’an those who believe in the Islam faith are given permission to lie to anyone that is not of their faith, specifically Jews, and Christians.

al-Taqiyya: deception; the Islamic word for concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies.  The Qur’an in a variety of verses (2:225, 3:28, 3:54, 9:3, 16:106, 40:28, and 66:2) establishes the religious legitimacy of breaking oaths, lying, unilaterally violating treaties, and generally scheming against non-Muslims.  These continued negotiations in light of this information in the Qur’an make it absolutely clear these methods are  fruitless.   Jesus teaches us to know our enemy; “Tells us to STAY ALERT!  Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.  Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.” 1 Peter 5:8.   Jesus tells us in His word that you will know them by their fruit.  The context here is about  the true believer versus the unbeliever, as He uses the tree analogy; “So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.”  (Matthew 7:17)

Men, people that are living contrary to the word of God continually producing bad fruit are not of God, but are of this world doing the bidding of the only true enemy we have, satan and his fallen angels; “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  (Ephesians 6:12)… God tells us to be alert, be prepared, be confident, trust in Him, that He is with us always, He will keep our paths strait, He will give us strength, that the enemy has no power over us.  Men, we are at a pivotal time in the world that God created. According to the Biblical signs prophesied in the Bible, in light of current events Jesus will soon return for His bride the Church.

Keep your eyes on Israel. He will not allow that land given to the Jewish people by Him to be transferred to anyone else; “The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. “I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. “Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.”  (Genesis 13:14-17)

Engage In The Battle, Pick Up Your Cross, And Follow Him. Do It With Confidence And Passion!

Seek the Adventure, Strength and honor, Papa Joe!