4,000 YEARS OF CONTEXT

All wars begin at Jerusalem. All wars will end at Jerusalem.
– Kerry Johnson

As I write, July 30, 2014, Israel and Palestine are exchanging rocket fire. Israel’s Iron Dome is holding. Palestine’s human shield, is also working as intended. International media are hard at it spinning heart-wrenching pictures of the Palestinian civilian casualties and, right on cue, Anti-Israeli protests are erupting across Europe and popping up in a few hot spots in America as well.
Last month, three Israeli teenagers went missing. Eighteen days later, the bodies of Eyal Yifrach, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Fraenkel, 16 were found under a pile of rocks. The boys had been shot to death. Their kidnappers/murderers were thought to be two men with close ties to the Palestinian terrorist organization, Hamas.
Within days, Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khudeir was abducted and burned alive. Khudeir’s horrific killing was believed to have been in retaliation for the 3 murdered Israeli boys and was immediately denounced by Israeli officials.
So begins the latest round of violence between Israel and her hostile neighbors.

The first rule of natural law is the right of self-defense.

Terrorists dropped our Twin Towers and flew a plane into our Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Soon after, we took the fight to various Jihadists in Iraq and Afghanistan where we are fighting to this day.
Over the past few years, Israel has shown enormous restraint as various acts of hostility are regularly carried out against her. The kidnapping and executions of the three boys formed the tipping point.
Just when you think American officials, under the disastrous middle-eastern policies of Barak Obama, have finally found the bottom of the hypocrisy well, they drill past the center of the earth in condemning the actions of Priminister Benjamin Netanyahu for defending his tiny country and his shell-shocked people.
Have Hillary Clinton or John Kerry ever looked at a map? In all the vast lands now under the dominion of the people of the Koran, why can’t tolerance be found for the tiny speck under the dominion of the people of the Torah? Surely, if the Islamic world felt any genuine compassion for their Palestinians brethren, they might be able to find a corner of their immense real estate holdings to offer those poor people.
Instead, The Palestinians are kept like an abused pit bull, caged, starved, and routinely poked. They are maintained as the guard dog to keep the Jews contained and the rabid hostilities alive while the rest of Islam gets to go on with their lives.
As if that’s not enough, the privilege of letting their children be “martyred” goes along with this great deal. Their small, bloody, bodies are digitally reproduced all over the earth to inspire outrage against Israel. Rest in Peace, young Muslims. The filthy secret the international news media keeps so well is that the Israel government maintains a policy of telling the inhabitants of Gaza precisely where their next bombs will hit. They then give the Palestinians time to gather their children and leave. Who does that? What other nation has ever done that? So, why do you suppose Hamas leadership sometimes fails to get the memo to someone’s children? Hmmm?
After the ravages of 9/11, it is puzzlement to me; how my countrymen, or any Infidel Nation for that matter, could side with a people whose holy scriptures openly call for the murder of our civilian populations. Why are conflict, violence and bloodshed routinely found in Islamic strongholds? If you still believe Islam is a peaceful religion, I must bring you the bad news that you have not the faintest flicker of intellectual honesty and not the thinnest grasp of the political state of the globe. Have you seen the headless victims of Isis’ march to Bagdad? Those gruesome corpses were fellow Muslims of the wrong stripe! What do you think they intend to do to outright Jews and infidels? Ask the widow of Daniel Pearl.
The mere existence of the country of Israel is tangible proof that The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the One True God. Never before or since has a nation had its people disbursed over the face of the earth and then reconstituted as a nation, in the same location. Need proof of the validity of the Bible? This miracle takes zero faith. And hundreds of years before Israel was reborn in 1948, the prophet Ezekiel told us it would happen.

Ezekiel 39:25-29 (NIV)
25 “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will now restore the fortunes of Jacob and will have compassion on all the people of Israel, and I will be zealous for my holy name. 26 They will forget their shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed toward me when they lived in safety in their land with no one to make them afraid. 27 When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will be proved holy through them in the sight of many nations. 28 Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. 29 I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the people of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

If you are thinking of saying a word against “the apple of God’s eye’” or lifting your hand against Israel, I suggest you take your hand and cover your mouth instead. Then remember these words with fear and trembling:

Genesis 12:1-3

1The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”

This covenant is still binding.

And if you ever wonder why all wars start in Jerusalem and all wars will one day end there, consider this:

I Kings 9:1-3(NIV)

1 When Solomon had finished building the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do, 2 the Lord appeared to him a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 The Lord said to him:
“I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

God picked Jerusalem as the site for His temple. He put His name on it. His heart abides there and His eyes are always on it. One day dominion over Jerusalem will be settled once and for all. Consider carefully which side you choose.
And if you are unsure of things you have not studied or do not understand, for heaven’s sake, bite your tongue. On the chance that there is a Living God, why would you wish to offend Him?