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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

60 Years ago today

7"Before she travailed, (S)she brought forth;
Before her pain came, (T)she gave birth to a boy.
8"(U)Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things?
Can a land be born in one day?
Can a nation be brought forth all at once?
As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.
9"Shall I bring to the point of birth and (V)not give delivery?" says the LORD.
"Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?" says your God.
Isaiah 66:7-10 NASB

(S) Is 37:3; 54:1 (T) Rev 12:5 (U) Is 64:4 (V) Is 37:3

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the modern state of Israel. Despite the annniversary, there still are issues to be dealt with. Issues with no easy solutions.

It seems like yesterday, but I went to Israel over twelve years ago. It still remains the best vacation I've ever taken. Once you visit, Israel becomes a part of you forever. There is no doubt that the Land is special, and you can feel God's presence there. I know I did, hard as that may be to explain.

The existence, history and legacy of this great nation is amazing, and so ingrained into the fabric of the Jewish culture. It is amazing to see a nation come together, as Israel does, to observe and celebrate it's sabbaths and religious holidays.

I know I've said it before, and I'll say it again, if you ever get the opportunity to travel to this country, do it. DO. IT. It is a journey that you'll never forget.

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At 14 May, 2008 18:36, Blogger Kayla said...

Baruch haShem Yeshua! :)

At 14 May, 2008 20:43, Blogger Priscilla said...

The Bible I read states that wherever God is, that place is holy, not merely one "chosen" piece of land...

The Jewish religion teaches that Jesus was an illegitimate child and a false prophet, how does that jive with your beliefs as a Christian? I'm not making any statements here (just yet) merely asking questions about your beliefs

At 14 May, 2008 20:43, Blogger scribe said...

my mom says there's a lot of Jews in Israel.

At 14 May, 2008 21:44, Blogger green said...

kayla: Amen!

priscilla: well, since God is omnipresent in spirit, that would technically make every place holy. But I suppose that wherever the actual presence of God is, as it were in the Old Testament, like with Moses and the burning bush and with the Jewish tabernacle and temples, those places would become holy just by His presence.

While I respect the Jewish faith and Christianity's Jewish roots, the Jewish beliefs about Jesus have no bearing on my beliefs as a Christian, because I think they are mistaken.

The most basic belief of Christianity is that Jesus is Christ (fullness of God in human, bodily form) and that Jesus is Israel's long awaited Messiah, they just don't realize it yet.

But they will, eventually because the Bible says that the nation of Israel is intentionally blinded to Jesus identity, so that Gentiles like you and I can be saved "til the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" or something like that. I can't recall the scripture reference right now.

scribe: no way, really? your mom was a smart cookie.

At 14 May, 2008 22:15, Blogger Priscilla said...

Green-do you respect the Muslim faith and it's roots in Judaism?

At 14 May, 2008 22:18, Blogger Priscilla said...

also-i don't believe inanimate objects are holy, i think that could (possibly) be construed as idolatry.
ex: holy water, shrouds, the popes ridiculous hat, land, bushes, buildings, statues, etc.


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