Thursday, April 02, 2015

Fighting Against God (5) Israel

Israel does not need military power for its protection.
Israel does not need the protection of American military power.
Israel could have God’s protection, which is much better.

God’s covenant with Israel still stands. The covenant promised protection from its enemies (Deut 28:7). God is still capable of fulfilling his covenant. The problem is that Israel has refused to live under their covenant (Num:15-16; Deut 17:16; Deut 20:19). They have deliberately rejected the condition of the covenant, so they have lost its protection. That is why they have had to rely on military power and alliances with evil nations.

God warns that those who trust in military power and alliances will be disappointed.

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
who rely on horses,
who trust in the multitude of their chariots
and in the great strength of their horsemen,
but do not look to the Holy One of Israel,
or seek help from the Lord
But the Egyptians are mere mortals and not God;
their horses are flesh and not spirit.
When the Lord stretches out his hand,
those who help will stumble,
those who are helped will fall;
all will perish together (Is 31:1,3).
Those who rely on an alliance with a superpower will be put to shame.
“Woe to the obstinate children,”
declares the Lord,
“to those who carry out plans that are not mine,
forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit,
heaping sin upon sin;
who go down to Egypt
without consulting me;
who look for help to Pharaoh’s protection,
to Egypt’s shade for refuge.
But Pharaoh’s protection will be to your shame,
Egypt’s shade will bring you disgrace (Is 30:1-3).
Those who rely on military power and nuclear weapons will be embarrassed. They will find themselves fighting against the Lord.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Neturei Karta, an Orthodox Jewish organization that opposes the nation-state of Israel, takes a similar position.