Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rabbis: Flotilla Clash Similar to Gog and Magog Prophecy

Rabbis: Flotilla Clash Similar to Gog and Magog Prophecy - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News
The Rabbinical Council of Judea and Samaria issued a statement Thursday in which it said that the results of the incident in which Israel intercepted a flotilla trying to break the naval blockade of Gaza seem like the Biblical description of "the beginning of the Gog and Magog process where the world is against us, but which ends with the third and final redemption."

The statement explained that while secular Zionism always wants Israel to be beloved by other nations, “the legitimacy of our people is not derived from the nations of the world and their poisonous traditions, rather from the Torah of Israel which teaches us that [Israel] 'is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations'" (Numbers 23:9). They emphasized that there is no reason to be alarmed by the world's condemnation as it is a predicted result of fear of Israel's success.

Comments: Interesting? Rabbinical reasoning similar to some Christians in America. The Christian right, like the Zionists, want to grab political power. The "faithful" predict persecution and understand the world will hate them. My Bible says it anyway. Patterns and parallels are a favorite tool of the Bible's author - would that be the Holy Spirit?

Here's another pattern I don't hear talked about. Jews were looking for a kick-butt political leader as Messiah when Jesus showed up. What good was a suffering servant under the oppression of the Romans. They missed Him. Some Christians today are looking for the Church to become a conquering hero. She will be a powerful, miracle working, demon casting bride of Christ without spot or wrinkle. The key words are will be. That church will take over in some way and rule the earth. Are they missing the suffering, servant church, still working miracles, casting out devils, and powerful in the way that Jesus (another suffering servant) was powerful. What is it with the bride of Christ becoming without spot or wrinkle? I thought we were cleansed and made new overcoming creatures by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony? Jesus made and makes the bride without spot or wrinkle through His perfect sacrifice. The bride has nothing to do but accept the proposal. Is someone missing the parallel point? Just say "yes".

Oh, and "they loved not their lives unto death". Sorry friends, a takeover is not imminent.

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