Friday, June 24, 2005

COVENANTS - God's formal promises!

MOCKING GOD! Various Old Testament; Covenants, Enemies (of Israel), Israel, Promises]

A UN – sponsored Palestinian Authority “tourism” map leaves out all references to Israel. The PA Ministry of Tourism map is called "Palestine, the Holy Land." According to reports, the map includes the entire expanse of present-day Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip but without reference to it. Even a few larger Israeli cities are given Arab subtitles.

Palestinian Media Watch says the message to Palestinians is clear, "Israel does not exist." They add, "None of the official maps show Israel," including those printed in PA school textbooks.

The map is being partially funded by the UN Development Program. Five percent of its funding comes from UN headquarters, with the remaining from donors (including Japan, the United States, and European Union member states).

You can wash a pig and soak him in cologne but he is still a pig; you can play Ostrich if you want – lights out, head in the sand – but the Lion of Judah still roams the hills of Israel and the Ostrich’s rear is still exposed.

God says, "Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help, And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies shall cringe before you, And you shall tread upon their high places." [Deuteronomy 33:29]

Apparently, Israel’s neighbors haven’t learned anything from the past concerning Israel’s strength … her strength is in the Lord [Psalms 68:35; 115:9].

We know, don’t we, that Israel is two: first, their is ersatz Israel … the one we see and hear about; then there is true Israel, the Israel that Paul speaks, the Israel the prophets cried out over … the one God loves.

Isn’t the church much like that, the ersatz church and the authentic Church … one headless, powerless; the other power-filled, with Christ as its head.

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