Friday, June 3, 2011

Israel Today Online

     Karen, a friend of ours who has lived in Israel for the past 10 years, introduced me to a helpful and insightful Israeli magazine entitled Israel Today.   It can be read online here.  Since our news is so slanted, I find it a good source in helping me discover different perspectives and to hear "the other side of the story."
     I am a strong supporter of Israel and feel that the destiny of the U.S. (and the rest of the world) is linked to our treatment of her.  God specifically tells us that in the Bible.

"On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves," says Zechariah 12:3. 

Obadiah 1:15  says, “The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done (to Israel), it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.” 

In Joel 3:2 God says, "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.  There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land."

     Israel Today helps me to understand how the Israelis see what is happening in the world in relation to their future--and that helps me to see what our future may look like.  As the Bible says, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem."  It also promises that if we bless Israel we will be blessed, and warns that if we don't we will be cursed.  I believe we need to take God seriously when He gives warnings, and that we also can trust Him when He gives promises.  I choose to follow Him into the promise of blessings by blessing Israel, don't you?

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