This morning while we are celebrating the freedoms purchased here in America by our fallen heroes of our military. We need to know as a nation that Liberty is slipping away. There are those here and abroad that hate our liberties and want to destroy us. Today we have received an article on the incident off the coast of Israel. Read Aaron’s article, it is brief and to the point. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Look for the world media to paint a dark picture of Israel. What would you do with these people at your border…
Replacement theology has so permeated many denominations that they do not see the relevance of the tensions in the Middle East. Sadly these only echo the mantra of the world. That should be a big red flag when the church sounds like the world.
Here is a video below of IDF Ariel footage of how it broke out against the boarding of this vessel. Very interesting, but I’m sure the world will condemn Israel anyway. It’s the politically correct thing to do. Well, I’m not part of that party. I think this may spill over this summer as Israel needs to deal with terror neighbors. Do your homework. Israel is not perfect, but she has a God given right to the land even if the whole world is against her. And it is. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Demonstrators Use Violence Against
Israeli Navy Soldiers Attempting to Board Ship
I found this already the growing condemnation of Israel. It plays like a script. Way too easy to predict I wish I could by stock like this it always goes up. Note the flavor of the international contempt for Israel trying to defend themselves from these peaceful terrorists.
World condemns Gaza flotilla raid,
Israel says aid convoy ‘had weapons on board’
Pray for the church and get informed about world events that are setting the stage for the coming wars in the Middle East. Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, and Ezekiel 38-39 are all on the horizon. Wake up! This is why our soon Replacement series will be crucial to a proper understanding that God is NOT DONE with Israel. It all pivots on Gods faithfulness to His word. He is NOT a man that He should lie!
Deaths on a Gaza bound aid Convoy this morning.
By Aaron Hecht
This morning, Israeli commandos forcibly boarded a convoy of ships filled with Pro-Palestinian activists who were attempting to bring supplies to Gaza, which Israel has not allowed for the last three years since Hamas took over there.
Over the last several days, the activists have received several warnings that they would not be allowed to approach the coast and that the Israeli Navy would board the ships and forcibly deter them from approaching the Gaza coast.
Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Eliezer Marom
Briefs Forces Set to Intercept Gaza Flotilla
During the boarding the activists on the ships violently attacked the Israeli commandos and a battle ensued which left several activists dead and several dozen wounded, including several Israeli commandos.
Obviously this was a one sided battle since the Israelis had guns and the activists on the boats were mostly armed with iron clubs and knives. There is an unconfirmed report that one activist managed to grab a rifle from one of the commandos and fired at them with it.
Prior to the violence this morning, Israel had repeatedly warned the activists not to approach the coast of Gaza and had offered to allow them to dock at the Israeli port of Ashdod or the Egyptian port of El-Arish and unload their humanitarian cargo so that it could be inspected and then passed on to Gaza under the auspices of the United Nations. They refused this option and insisted on attempting to run the blockade. Therefore, they are the ones who are responsible for this mornings violence.
Hamas is a terrorist organization that has either fired or allowed other terrorist groups to fire thousands of rockets and missiles at Israel over the last ten years. No one in the international community recognizes their occupation of the Gaza Strip, not even the Palestinian Authority. The blockade of the Strip is legal under international law, and Israel sends thousands of tons of humanitarian supplies into Gaza via truck crossings every single day. Israel has a perfectly legal and legitimate right to insist on inspecting anything that goes into Gaza to make sure that cargo does not include weapons or other material that Hamas can use to target Israeli civilians.
These are the bare facts.
I have no doubt that the international media (to say nothing of the Arab media) will use this incident to paint Israel in the worst possible light and make it look like we’re Nazis who brutally assaulted a ship full of perfectly innocent and inoffensive people who were minding their own business.
The truth, as usual, is very complicated and involves an extensive history, whereas most people don’t have the time, patience, inclination or desire to pursue it.
So what I’m asking of all of you is two things.
1) Pray about this. Pray that God will open the eyes, hearts and minds of people who hear about this and make them zealous for the truth, especially government leaders.
2) Call in to local radio talk shows in your area, write letters to the editor of your local paper and otherwise get the facts of the case out into the public eye. This might expose you to physical danger from those who want to tell a different story and don’t care about the truth, but if you feel brave enough to expose yourself to this then please do so.
God bless you all.