Sunday, January 3, 2010

An Open Letter to the Nation of Israel

The nation of Israel was created by God. It's borders were pre-determined by God. God promised Abraham that his seed would have possession of that land. The land was conquered by the Hebrew people when by faith, they marched into the land and faced their enemies. They realized that as they raised their swords and attacked their emenies, God was working through their swords to destroy the enemy. Any of the land that was not thoroughly conquered at that time was inexorably linked to their level of faith and God's promise.

Through faith, determination, extreme effort and God's will, you have reclaimed much of your rightful land. Now, it seems as though the whole world is standing against you and your rights to that God-given land. Those who oppose you are your Philistenes; they are your Amalekites, your Hittites, your Jebusites, and your Amorites. The ten spies saw the mighty enemies in their walled cities; but Joshua and Caleb looked through the enemies as though they were mere apparitions, and saw the mighty power of God's promise. Remember Joshua's words to the Hebrew people:..."neither fear ye the people of the land...their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not." Numbers 14:9 (KJV)

As you now face the opposition and the hate of the world, do not fear; do not back down. The world's power and might does not matter. The only thing that matters is your faith in God's promises, and your determination to step out and face your mighty enemies regardless of the odds against you.

Nation of Israel--do not back down to the pressures and intimidation placed on you by the nations of the world. Their power and might is backed up only by human strength and knowledge. Your own power and might is backed up by God's strength and His knowledge. Nation of Israel--protect and defend your currently occupied territories. Surge forward and conquer the remaining portions of your territory that was promised to your father, Abraham. You cannot fall; you cannot fail. You are predestined to be the seat of power from which the whole world will be ruled. Take your rightful place. Become the nation God intended you to be. Read "The Journey."

1 comment:

Vickie said...

I am so proud of this letter. I feel like we have betrayed Israel. I can only apologize to them for myself. But I do so. I wish only for their safety and I for one will always back them to the bitter end if need be. Thank you Mr. Tate for writing this. It is exactly how I feel.
Vickie Harter, (Rodney's co-worker)