Monday, November 20, 2023

On ISRAEL's rights

 Zechariah 2:8-9

King James Version

8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; 

After the glory hath he sent me 

unto the nations which spoiled you: 

for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, 

and they shall be a spoil to their servants: 

and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me.

Israel has rights.

As do every nation.

But why is she so hated?

These I found, as SPIRIT guided me early this morning.

He knew I sought to be fair, just, and Biblical.

A born again always looks to the Bible.

GOD's WORD holds ALL the truth we need to know.

Israel is hated, because she is so loved by GOD.

Because the enemy of CHRIST hates GOD.

Anything GOD loves, surely, the enemy will hate.

Wiping the world of GOD's chosen nation won't ever happen.

In GOD's eyes, she is like a "valley of dry bones".

But she is perfect for His divine purpose.

GOD will protect her, as He has always done.

His covenant is with Her, despite her many failings.

GOD has a plan for her, as He has a plan for all of us.

That the faithful may not perish, but the wicked will.

The law of GOD stands.

And these are her rights.

As instituted by GOD, through His prophet Isaiah:

Isaiah 54:1-3

King James Version

54 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; 

break forth into singing, and cry aloud, 

thou that didst not travail with child: 

for more are the children of the desolate 

than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.

2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, 

and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: 

spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; 

and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, 

and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

Isaiah 54:4-5

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4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: 

neither be thou confounded; 

for thou shalt not be put to shame:

 for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, 

and shalt not remember 

the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

5 For thy Maker is thine husband; 

the Lord of hosts is his name; 

and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; 

The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

Isaiah 54:6

King James Version

6 For the Lord hath called thee 

as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, 

and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, 

saith thy God.

Isaiah 54:7-8

King James Version

7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; 

but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; 

but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, 

saith the Lord thy Redeemer.

Isaiah 54:9

King James Version

9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me:

 for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah 

should no more go over the earth; 

so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, 

nor rebuke thee.

Isaiah 54:10

King James Version

10 For the mountains shall depart, 

and the hills be removed; 

but my kindness shall not depart from thee, 

neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, 

saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

Isaiah 54:11-12

King James Version

11 O thou afflicted, 

tossed with tempest, 

and not comforted, 

behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, 

and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

12 And I will make thy windows of agates,

 and thy gates of carbuncles, 

and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

Isaiah 54:13

King James Version

13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; 

and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Isaiah 54:14

King James Version

14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: 

thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: 

and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

Isaiah 54:15

King James Version

15 Behold, 

they shall surely gather together, 

but not by me: 

whosoever shall gather together against thee 

shall fall for thy sake.

Isaiah 54:16-17

King James Version

16 Behold, 

I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, 

and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; 

and I have created the waster to destroy.

17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; 

and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment 

thou shalt condemn. 

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, 

and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Now we know the "heritage" of Israel -- the servant of the LORD.

Who are we to question GOD's will?

Who are we to question His ways?

Who are we to question His wisdom?

We do not have such power to defy the LORD.

Forget such foolish thoughts.

Scripture tells us so:

Isaiah 14:1

King James Version

14 For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, 

and will yet choose Israel, 

and set them in their own land: 

and the strangers shall be joined with them, 

and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

Isaiah 14:24

King James Version

24 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying,

 Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; 

and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

Isaiah 14:27

King James Version

27 For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, 

and who shall disannul it? 

and his hand is stretched out, 

and who shall turn it back?

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