Thursday, November 17, 2016

When You Fight Against Israel, You Also Fight Against This - RABBI CHARLIE KLUGE CHARISMA NEWS


When you fight against Israel, you fight a major uphill battle. (Flickr )

When You Fight Against Israel, You Also Fight Against This



It has always been Hashem's (the Lord's) purpose that Israel would stand united with one mind and one heart. That happened when in one day Israel re-emerged as a nation on its God-given land, as Scripture foretold:
"Before she was in labor, she gave birth; before her pain came, she delivered a son. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she brought forth her sons. Shall I bring to the point of birth and not cause delivery? says the Lord. Shall I who cause delivery shut the womb? says your God. Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice exceedingly with her, all you who mourn for her" (Is. 66:7-10).
Israel was brought together on the land, but unfortunately our sinful souls, minds and emotions have kept us apart since then. Jerusalem has and always will be the capital of Israel, but many want to divide up the land.
All who fight against Israel's right to possess its land are fighting against the God of Israel. Those who are boycotting, divesting from and putting sanctions on Israel are doing this to the God of Israel. It doesn't matter the church, synagogue or denomination to which you belong.
It doesn't matter what your intellectual or political opinions are telling you. What matters is how obedient you are to the Word of God.
Adam and Eve made the same error, and it has affected humankind for nearly 6,000 years! Did God really say that? This is the same question the adversary asked back in the garden. Remember, "There is nothing new under the sun" (Eccl. 1:9)!
Do you really think you can win a battle against Hashem? His Word never changes. It is the same yesterday, today and forever! When you fight against Israel, you are fighting against His Word; when you fight against His Word, you are eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and consequently fighting against Him!
Hashem said, "I will bless them who bless you and curse him who curses you, and in you all families of the earth will be blessed" (Gen. 12:3).
It is no accident that the tallit is reflected in the flag of Israel. It has a blue Star of David on a white background between two blue stripes. The color blue reminds us of the color dye traditionally used for the tekhelet. As I again think about the painting of Mount Sinai, with its image of divine light, the clouds of glory and the fire by night shining upon the Israelites along with the people bridged together under His wings (His tallit), both Israelites and "resident outsiders," I can imagine the flag of Israel waving proudly over all those standing there in one mind and heart. How glorious that would be! That kind of unity is possible because Yeshua has already defeated the adversary in the spiritual realm and has become the bridge that will cause Israel and the nations to enter into the chuppah, the tallit of Yeshua HaMashiach (the Messiah), together as His bride. 
Rabbi Charlie Kluge serves on the executive committee of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America as its vice president. He is also the Southeast Regional Director of the MJAA and its annual Regional Conference Chairman.
The preceding is an excerpt from Rabbi Charlie Kluge's book, The Tallit (© Charisma House, 2016, all rights reserved).
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