Joab instructs his soldiers in much the same way as today’s soldiers of Israel are instructed. The soldiers must strengthen themselves to go into battle for the People of Israel and to protect the cities of God. God will respond by doing what is right in His eyes. Ralbag notes that in most cases, God expects of humans to do their part and not to rely on His performing a miracle. Once people do what is expected, God may choose to provide miracles and redemption. This is a daily occurrence with the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces who strengthen themselves for battle, and have often been rewarded by God with miracles.
In a stirring address to thousands of American diaspora youth visiting Israel, PM Netanyahu assures the next generation that Israel, a light to the world in a dark region, is eternal despite its many enemies.
Thousands of years ago when Temple stood in Jerusalem, sacrifices were brought as an atonement for sin. The Bible commands these sacrifices to be salted. Today, the Temple in Jerusalem no longer stands. In substitute, Jewish tradition views tables in private homes as symbolic altars at which we can worship God. If tables symbolize alters and bread is considered an offering to God, then it is only right that bread is salted before eating in accordance with Leviticus 2:13.
I pray for the Peace of Jerusalem daily!!! Looking forward to this prophecy conference as prophecy seems to be being fulfilled before our eyes!!! ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM are G-D'S PROPHETIC time clock!!! --Sister Charlotte