INEVITABLE SURVIVAL OF
by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
For 2,000 years the Jews had been homeless. Their nation dissolved, their temple destroyed, and their people decimated, killed, and sold as slaves. During the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, more than one million Jews were killed and 89,000 were taken captive to be used as gladiators or sold as slaves!
The Jews were called God’s chosen people, but there were conditions to the pact Yahweh made with them. Moses outlines that covenant in Deuteronomy 28. It promised blessings without number if they kept the covenant, but severe judgment if they broke it. The Israelites chose to rebel against God, and history proves to the minutest detail, how authentic the Bible is.
Jesus verified the authenticity of the Scriptures when He prophesied the destruction of Israel and the temple, as well as Israel’s rebirth in St. Matthew 23 and 24.
He spoke about two generations - the one that would crucify Him and the final one just before His return. Jesus said the first would be responsible for all the righteous blood shed from Abel to Barachias.
The symbol of Israel has always been a fig tree, and Jesus cursed a fig tree when He found no fruit on it. He also stated that the fig tree would someday come back to life! Thirty-seven years after Jesus uttered those prophetic words, General Titus destroyed the Temple and the Holy City and terminated the nation of Israel.
But the Jews never lost their faith, language, or their hope of returning to Jerusalem. At 4 PM on May 14, 1948, former prime minister David Ben Gurion hoisted the Israeli flag, proclaiming Israel a free, sovereign, and independent state.
ISRAEL IS GOD’S TIMEPIECE!
Jesus said, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors”.
Then he dropped a bombshell... “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things come to pass”. That “Israel is God’s timepiece” is no doubt. And by the same token, “Jerusalem is the second hand” of the clock.
In 1920, Arabs attacked and partly destroyed two Jewish settlements at Metullah and Tel Hai. Since that day the Arabs have challenged Israel’s right to exist in their own land. God gave the land to Abraham’s seed, according to the book of Genesis. He later confirmed His covenant with Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and Joshua.
In 1967, during the six-day war, Israel recaptured East Jerusalem and last year they celebrated the 3000th Birthday of the “Golden City” as their capital. And this year is Israel’s “Year of Jubilee” when everything is to revert to the former owners. Maybe that’s why Jewish gold - stolen from them by Swiss, and other banks - is being returned by those nations!
Recently, Israel celebrated their 50th Anniversary amid high tensions in their nation, especially on the West Bank, and the deteriorating ‘Peace Process’ which was signed in Oslo, Norway called the ‘Oslo Accord’.
Yasser Arafat is constantly condemning Israel for not carrying out the maximum withdrawal from the West Bank, while simultaneously doing almost nothing to stop Hamas terrorists from killing Israelis!
YASSER ARAFAT: LIAR EXTRA ORDINAIRE!
During an interview on Egyptian television on April 18, Yasser Arafat - the former murderer and terrorist - showed his true colors. His own words prove that a “leopard cannot change his spots” and that he is a deceiver and has not changed!
When asked about the ‘Oslo Accord’, he stated that he respected that agreement in the very same manner as Muhammed who entered into a peace treaty called ‘Hadabijjah Pact’ with the Arabian Qurash Tribe after he failed to defeat them in battle.
The Hadabijjah Pact was to last for 10 years but within 2 years Muhammed completely wiped them off the face of the earth, in a murderous slaughter. The blood-thirsty butcher had broken his word and killed them all!
Yasser Arafat stated that according to Omar bin Katib and others, Muhammed’s peace treaty was only a “Lesser Value Agreement” because he had agreed to sign the treaty without the words, “Messenger of Allah” after his name!
Saladin (Salah eh-Din), following the example of Muhammed, used the same lying trickery to deceive his enemies - namely, signing a peace treaty to be broken when the right moment came! Stalin and Hitler undoubtedly studied Muhammed and Saladin’s treacherous warfare!
A WORD OF CAUTION TO THE ARAB WORLD!
If the Arabs are still intent on destroying Israel and “driving the Jews into the sea”, I would suggest that they read Psalms 89:34-37. God Almighty declares: “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips.
“Once I have sworn by My holiness that I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me. It shall be established forever as the moon and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.”
The BIBLE states: “Thus saith the LORD, Which giveth the sun for a light by day and the ordinance (FIXED ORDER) of the moon and of the stars for light by night, which divideth (stirs up) the sea when the waves thereof roar--the LORD of hosts is His name: If those ordinances (FIXED ORDER) depart from before Me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever.
“Thus saith the LORD: If heaven above can be measured, and THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, sayeth the LORD." (Jer. 31:35-37)
For as long as the sun shines and the moon reflects its light, that is how long God will protect His chosen people Israel, and keep His Holy Covenant with them!
God says: “If you are able to destroy the vast intricate solar system, stopping the functions of all heavenly bodies and measure the ‘ever-expanding-universe’ and x-ray the innermost core of this planet, then you will be able to destroy God’s chosen people!
Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Gamel Nasser, and Ayatollah Khomeini are dead and gone (in the regions of the damned) but Israel still survives, thanks to God!