“I can only urge the leaders of the world not to repeat the mistakes of the past. Not to sacrifice the future for the present; not to ignore aggression in the hopes of gaining an illusory peace. But I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over. We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves. We restored our sovereignty in our ancient home. And the soldiers who defend our home have boundless courage. For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves. Read More
COVENANT MEANS WHAT? Best put:
“TO BIND TOGETHER” – “TO BE BOUND TOGETHER”
-Better still, THE REAL HEART OF COVENANT IS FOUND IN THOSE WORDS OF Jeremiah 31:33,
“AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.”
1. That means A MUTUAL OWNERSHIP, A MUTUAL PARTNERSHIP, A MUTUAL POSSESSIVENESS! COVENANT! Powerful! Stronger than we think.
2. THEIR GOD – that SIMPLY MEANS GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST IS ALL “OURS.” Do we hear that? OUR GOD! He gives Himself completely to us. All that GOD IS, HAS, IS – all OURS, for HE SAID IT – THEIR GOD – OUR GOD, we have Him – OUR VERY OWN! Magnificent! Wondrous! Covenant! Possessive!
ABIMELECH AND SARAH
You may recall the story. King Abimelech of Gerar was about to do something in his life that would have resulted in sure death for himself and for those with him. Abimelech was intent on taking as his wife Sarah who of course was the wife of Abraham. King Abimelech was the type who when it comes to women, when he sees what he likes, he takes it. A grab, reach, or go without kind of guy. If it looks good, go for it. If it feels good, do it. We read in Genesis 20:3 that God appeared to Abimelech in a dream and said to him:
“Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman you have taken, for she is married.”
But God stopped him on his adulterous path. That is most importent to see in this teaching later on. We read in Genesis 20:6 of God’s words to Abimelech,
“…and I also kept you from sinning against Me, therefore I did not let you touch her.”