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26 September, 2011

Beginnig of a Conflict.....

It is common place these days to hear a daily commentary on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The latest is Israel should relinquish it borders back to pre 1967 borders which cuts Jerusalem in half. If they have to do this, then maybe the USA should give back its 13 original colonies to England? It is not reasonable and won’t happen, and Israel should not have to give up her borders either.

But when did all this conflict start? Who were the original players in this world changing conflict? To get to the bottom of this, we need to visit the book of Genesis and chapters 16 on. Abram and Sarai were promised by God to have a son and that that son would become a mighty nation. Well, Sarai was barren and figuring she knew better than God, gave her handmaid Hagar to Abram to bed with and she conceived Abrams first son Ishmael. Abram was 86 years old. However this son was not the one God promised would become a mighty nation. That would be the son bore by Sarai at 99 years of age named Isaac. He would be the recipient of the covenant of God.

Although Isaac would become rightful heir to God’s sacred covenant to Abram, (later changed to Abraham), Ishmael was not left out in the cold by God. An angel of the LORD appeared unto her with a promise from God that Ishmael too would be a mighty nation. And so he did become the father of twelve (12) sons that would become the Arab nation. Isaac would become the nation and people chosen by God Israel.

For more than 4000 years the Arab nation has stood against Israel and has suffered major defeats. Israel will one day claim the Arab land as her own and there is nothing the seed of Ishmael can do about it. Gods tells us that Israel is His chosen people, the apple of His eye. Whoever stands wit her would be blessed, those who stand against her would be cursed.

As a nation the USA has stood side by side Israel and was blessed. Recently, due in part to taking God slowly out of this country, our elected officials are standing against Israel by asking her to give up what was promised by God and they have fought for.

Where do you stand? Are you on Israel’s side and are you aligned with God? If not you are running out of time. All one has to do is look at what is happening in this depravity filled world to see that Jesus’ return is imminent. Are you ready? Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, he CAN NOT, (emphasis mine), see the kingdom of God”. He said further, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the father but by me.”

No one or nothing except the blood of Jesus can get you to heaven. If you do not know Him as you personal saviour, you will spend eternity in a place called hell burning in a lake of fire, separated from God. Won’t you come to Jesus today? All you have to do is call on Him and believe He died for you and rose again proving He is God. Ask Him into your life today and then start living for Him.

Until next time;
Mr. Bill

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