From: It Is Time Israel January, 2016
Our Dear Israel,
Most of 2015 occurred during a Sabbath year! Remember it was meant to remind man that he has no blessings, no ownership, no security, no life or breath that did not come from G-d. Man is totally reliant on his creator for all things.
In recent news we read this wonderful piece from JNN, Dec.13, 2015
NEW MOSSAD CHIEF: ISRAEL STILL NEEDS GOD’S HELP: The Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen, who days ago was named as the next head of the Mossad (Israel’s national intelligence agency), gave a powerful speech at his synagogue on Saturday, 12 Dec. 2015, noting how Israel was established with God’s help and needs His help today just as much. “Without Heavenly aid the state of Israel would not have been established,” Cohen said at the synagogue this Shabbat. “That was true then – and today too” In his speech made in honor of his appointment as Mossad chief, Cohen spoke about the weekly Torah portion, which recounts how Joseph became second only to Pharaoh in Egypt, how his brothers came down to him during the great famine, and their emotional reunion after Joseph tested them by accusing them of espionage. “We can see the importance in the strategy that the brothers took in their descent to Egypt,” said the new Mossad head, emphasizing the importance of correct strategy alongside a good cover story and intelligence information. “Where there is no wise direction, a people falls; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety,” concluded Cohen, quoting Proverbs 11:14, which was taken as the slogan of the Mossad. (Arutz-7)
We do not know what this year will bring, but we believe we are in an age for Israel as a nation to come into her own, to return to her G-d nationally in an open unashamed way and, as former allies wane, to begin the process of total reliance on Him. In ignorance, the nations of the world also wait for this not knowing that Israel’s destiny lies at the core of their potential blessings.
I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” CJB
The time has come, actually past, for you to cast off your hope in man and on your reliance on human allies. G-d alone is your focal point for reliable Security!
Human help may at times be sent by Adonai but, cannot replace Him.
Woe to those going down to Egypt expecting help — relying on horses; trusting in chariots, because they have many, and in the strength of their cavalrymen — but not looking to the Holy One of Isra’el, not consulting Adonai. CJB
13(12) Help us against our enemy, for human help is worthless. CJB
Don’t put your trust in princes or in mortals, who cannot help.
4 When they breathe their last, they return to dust; on that very day all their plans are gone.
5 Happy is he whose help is Ya‘akov’s God, whose hope is in Adonai his God. CJB
Here is what Adonai says: “A curse on the person who trusts in humans, who relies on merely human strength, whose heart turns away from Adonai. CJB
A king is not saved by the size of his army, a strong man not delivered by his great strength.
17 To rely on a horse for safety is vain, nor does its great power assure escape.
18 But Adonai’s eyes watch over those who fear him, over those who wait for his grace
19 to rescue them from death and keep them alive in famine. CJB
Trust in Adonai with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. CJB
Search your hearts; do you want help from the nations according to your own strategies and reasoning or from your Creator? Turn to Him and start getting clear strategy and planning that won’t fail.
30 1 “Woe to the rebellious children,” says Adonai. “They make plans, but the plans are not mine; they develop alliances, but not from my Spirit, in order to pile sin upon sin.
2 They go down to Egypt but don’t consult me, seeking refuge in Pharaoh’s protection, seeking shelter in Egypt’s shadow.
3 But Pharaoh’s protection will bring you shame, shelter in Egypt’s shadow will lead to disgrace. CJB
Adonai may even be against ‘help’ coming your way from people having evil motives.
But he too is wise and can bring disaster, and he does not take back his words; he will rise against the house of evildoers and against the help of those who do wrong. CJB
Speaking of help, the kind sent from G-d to actually bless and do good to you, do you think that the Christians (mostly Goyim who have truly accepted your Messiah Who was foretold over 300 times in your ancient Scriptures, the Tanakh) actually love and support you because they have natural affection for Jewish people? No, they love you because your G-d Adonai loves you and He resides in their hearts according to the Scriptures.
Additionally, Jewish Messianic believers, those with natural Jewish blood in their veins, only differ from their natural brothers in the Land in that they also have truly accepted and trust the Jewish Messiah. Now you have Messianic Jews joined in the Spirit to Messianic Goyim. Both groups are aligning themselves with Adonai’s plans according to the Tanakh. They walk this earth with genuine love towards you, possessing both natural and supernatural affection for you. Think about that!
Study the Scriptures, not traditions, and know what is going on!
Remember the document called B’rit Chadashah or B’riyt HaHhadashah (New Testament), the book that Jewish folks have been warned to stay away from all their lives? You may want to check this out along with the Tanakh. It is totally Jewish, written only by the hands of Jews, and explains with wonderful clarity what G-d meant in the ancient decree that He would make a ‘New Covenant’ with Israel!
30(31) “Here, the days are coming,” says Adonai, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Isra’el and with the house of Y’hudah.
31(32) It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers on the day I took them by their hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, violated my covenant, even though I, for my part, was a husband to them,” says Adonai. CJB
Your importance in this world and to this world is of the utmost. Why, He even assigned the nations’ borders according to you and decreed that you were His share!
“When ‘Elyon gave each nation its heritage, when he divided the human race, he assigned the boundaries of peoples according to Isra’el’s population;
9 but Adonai’s share was his own people, Ya‘akov his allotted heritage. CJB
Since 1948 the last and final Land of Israel has been established and G-d has proven that it is here to stay. Isn’t it time to wake up and do what one of your own Prophets cried many ages past? Honor Him openly as a nation as the Goyim nations take note. Then all Israeli’s will experience the assurance of a secure life and all will come to know Adonai the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
“Adonai Elohim says, ‘Once I have gathered the house of Isra’el from the peoples among whom they are scattered, once I have shown my holiness in them as the Goyim watch, then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Ya‘akov.
26 They will have security when they live there, building houses and planting vineyards; yes, they will live in safety, once I have executed judgments against all their contemptuous neighbors. Then they will know that I am Adonai their God.’” CJB
Will this stop the enemy’s attacks? Not immediately. Remember David’s prayer that if you kill off all of the enemies at once, then the people will forget their G-d. Enemies need to be brought down slowly keeping His people relying on Him until He is firmly established in their hearts.
Don’t kill them, or my people will forget; instead, by your power, make them wander to and fro; but bring them down, Adonai our Shield, CJB
Even so, Israel will then have assurance and the hearts of the people will be at peace and void of fear.
Read chapters 38 and 39 of Ezekiel and see how G-d is in control of your attackers, how He causes those from the North to come down on your land, to a nation at peace without walls (Ezekiel 38:11
You will say, “I am going to invade this land of unwalled villages; I will take by surprise these people who are at peace, living securely, all in places without walls, bars or gates. CJB), and without any mention of allied help from any nation! G-d alone will utterly destroy your enemies in your own back yard and the world will come to know Who He Is!
Read chapter 37 of Ezekiel and see how G-d will cause the dry bones of Israel to come to life!
Think about your marvelous and miraculous survival in a part of the world with so many lethal enemies that no other nation in the same situation would stand a chance! You do not stand because of America or anyone else, but because of Him Who loves you, and chose you to lead the nations in the last days.
Read Isaiah chapter 60 and see what He has in store for you. Among these are:
- Her (Israel’s) light has come and kings will be drawn to her
- Sons and daughters are coming home
- The wealth of the nations will come to her
- Foreigners will rebuild her walls and kings will be at her service
- The nations or kingdoms that won’t serve her will perish
- Violence will no longer be heard in her land
- Adonai will be her light forever and God her glory
- All of her people will be righteous and inherit the land forever
Do you deserve this distinction? No. He planned it this way for His own sake.
Then you will remember your evil ways and your actions that were not good; as you look at yourselves, you will loathe yourselves for your guilt and disgusting practices.
32 Understand,’ says Adonai Elohim, ‘that I am not doing this for your sake. Instead, be ashamed and dismayed for your ways, house of Isra’el.’
33 “Adonai Elohim says, ‘When the day comes for me to cleanse you from all your guilt, I will cause the cities to be inhabited and the ruins to be rebuilt.
37 “Adonai Elohim says, ‘In addition, I will let the house of Isra’el pray to me to do this for them: to increase their numbers like sheep —
38 like flocks of sheep for sacrifices, like the flocks of sheep in Yerushalayim at its designated times, in this degree will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am Adonai.’” CJB
I, yes I, am the one who blots out your offenses for my own sake; I will not remember your sins. CJB
You may not naturally desire this, but it is your destiny and G-d will have an Israel nation and its leader (not the religious elite) who is wholly Israeli and solely devoted to Him.
Their leader will be one of their own; their ruler will come from among them. I will cause him to come close and let him approach me; for, otherwise, who would guarantee his heart enough to approach me?” says Adonai.
22 “You will be my people, and I will be your God.” CJB
Your calling and duty is not to be just another nation adhering to a religion called Judaism competing with all the worthless religions of the world, full of traditions and ceremonies but void of knowing the living G-d. No, you, of all the nations of the earth, are called to have a relationship with Him, thanking Him, and exalting and praising Him openly before all the other nations!
You are to know your G-d, not just know about Him.
2 Those who act wickedly against the covenant he will corrupt with his blandishments, but the people who know their God will stand firm and prevail.
33 Those among the people who have discernment will cause the rest of the people to understand what is happening; nevertheless, for a while they will fall victim to sword, fire, exile and pillage. CJB
All of the Scriptures, laws, feasts, and ordinances were given for this purpose; to point you to a love relationship with Adonai. A relationship as real as those you have with your spouses, children, relatives, and friends. Search the Scriptures and you will see this everywhere as He cries to you out of a broken heart because you left Him and remain hard to this day. He is not after religion, He wants you!
Adonai didn’t set his heart on you or choose you because you numbered more than any other people — on the contrary, you were the fewest of all peoples.
8 Rather, it was because Adonai loved you… CJB
6(5) But Adonai your God would not listen to Bil‘am; rather, Adonai your God turned the curse into a blessing for you; because Adonai your God loved you. CJB
For what I desire is mercy, not sacrifices, knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. CJB
18(16) For you don’t want sacrifices, or I would give them; you don’t take pleasure in burnt offerings.
19(17) My sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; God, you won’t spurn a broken, chastened heart. CJB
“And,” says Adonai, “in those days, when your numbers have increased in the land, people will no longer talk about the ark for the covenant of Adonai — they won’t think about it, they won’t miss it, and they won’t make another one. CJB
Yes, in times past you were struck and suffered, but He swore that He would bring you back home and be you’re G-d.
Adonai, your eyes look for truth. You struck them, but they weren’t affected; you [nearly] destroyed them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than rock, refusing to repent. CJB
…for in my anger I struck you, but in my mercy I pity you. CJB
All your friends have forgotten you; they no longer seek you out. I have struck you down as an enemy would, punished as a cruel man would, because of your great wickedness, because of your many sins.
15 Why cry that your wound and pain are past healing? I have done these things to you because of your great wickedness, because of your many sins.
16 “But all who devour you will be devoured, all your enemies will go into exile, those who plunder you will be plundered, those who pillage you will be pillaged.
17 For I will restore your health, I will heal you of your wounds,” says Adonai, “because they called you an outcast, Tziyon, with no one who cares about her.”
18 Thus says Adonai: “I will return Ya‘akov’s captives to their tents; I will take pity on his dwellings. Cities will be rebuilt on their own tels, with palaces where they’re supposed to be. CJB
While the Goyim will know that the house of Isra’el went into exile because of their guilt, because they broke faith with me; so that I hid my face from them and handed them over to their adversaries; and they fell by the sword, all of them.
24 Yes, I treated them as their uncleanness and crimes deserved; and I hid my face from them.’
25 “Therefore Adonai Elohim says this: ‘Now I will restore the fortunes of Ya‘akov and have compassion on the entire house of Isra’el, and I will be jealous for my holy name.
26 They will bear their shame and all their [guilt from] breaking faith with me, once they are living securely in their land, with no one to make them afraid.
27 This will be after I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, thereby being consecrated through them in the sight of many nations. CJB
Oh Israel, ask yourself if you are a nation consciously dedicated to Adonai? It is time to return to your
G-d, asking Him home and honoring Him openly before the nations!
A fallen and troubled world is waiting, albeit unaware, for some light to shine on the mystery of G-d, to reveal His deliverance in these times. Please consider what you, Israel, must do to fulfill your part? Turn to Him as a nation and He will show you His salvation and plan for this planet.
Adonai-Tzva’ot says, ‘When that time comes, ten men will take hold — speaking all the languages of the nations — will grab hold of the cloak of a Jew and say, “We want to go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.” CJB
With sincere tender love and respect, we honor God’s people and the Land of Israel in 2016.
May you have a very happy New Year and may the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob recapture your hearts and bring you genuine happiness, prosperity, and safety. May He show you that it is you that He wants, not religion, or ceremony only, but you!
It Is Time Israel