... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

23
January
2013

War on Israel: children the specific target!

I often find interviews, depending on the subject of course, a little bit boring. That's why most of the time I don't watch full interviews. But, November last year I actually stumbled on an interview that I found interesting enough to stay tune to watch all of it. It was an interview with ...

... Shimon Peres the president of Israel. He gave an interview in the BBC programme Hardtalk on the 22 of November 2012.

During this interview Shimon Peres also spoke about how the Israeli children were specifically targeted by attacks from Gaza on the children going to schools and kindergartens. This was something I didn't know and what he said was shocking to me. He said that every day about a hundred missiles were fired on Israel. About thirty five were fired in the morning around seven to eight o'clock when the children go to school and another thirty five were fired around two to three o'clock when the children are going back.
That would be about seventy of the total of about a hundred missiles, seventy percent, which is more than two thirds were meant to kill Israeli children. We are talking about a systematic attempt to murder Jewish children while the enemy tries to disguised their deaths as casualties of war.

The president's questions, and I quote:”My God what do they want? What are they winning?” Indeed what does Israel's enemies want. And with enemies I don't mean the population of Gaza that lives under the weight of those who oppress them up to the point of killing them one by one in the streets for all to see in the media, but I mean their oppressors and murderers. There is a difference between the institution/organization that terrorizes their own population and the population itself which in this case seem to be of a different opinion. Otherwise, why the oppression?!

Well, this time isn't the first one that certain leaders, people are out to kill the Israeli children. When we look back in the well documented history of Israel we will find more examples of orders given to kill Israelite babies and children. At the time of Moses birth the Pharaoh of Egypt gave orders to the midwives to kill the new-born children of the Jews, Exodus 1:1-21. When this didn't work out for him because the midwives were God fearing and didn't do what he asked, he ordered the Israelite children to be thrown in the Nile by the Egyptians, Exodus 1:22. Their reason for murder? They feared them! 

9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and,
if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and l e a v e  the country.” Exodus 1:9-11 (NIV)
So, the Egyptian leaders in those days were afraid of them not only as a war-enemy but also of them leaving Egypt. What, Egypt's economy dependent on the presence of the Israelites in their country?! Isn't it the same case today? All be it this time Israel's enemies want them to leave their own homeland Israel instead of staying, while they actually do depend on the Jewish state for their economy and welfare. 

In Moses days God intervened even more by providing a suitable leader for his people, the Israelites. He gave Moses' mother the wisdom to act, which she did in faith - Hebrews 11:23 - with her daughter Miriam's help, while God himself made sure the right person would find the three month old baby boy. Whom later would become a leader to God's people to lead them out of Egypt under his guidance. The Pharaoh failed! And so did other leaders in the more recent history - 19th century Shoah, Holocaust - of the Israelites.

Although sometimes, God does take a different decision in how to intervene concerning children, like his choice to let David and Uriah's wife Bathsheba's newborn son to die, 2 Samuel 12:14-15. This may seem harsh, but what about the way Uriah was treated by David, which ultimately led to his death? David had Uriah killed in battle so he could take his wife Bathsheba whom he had got pregnant, 2 Samuel 11. God didn't agree with David's actions, 2 Samuel 11:27. God is righteous and wise when he intervenes where man-made problems are caused.

But, in contrast to this story there is another that tells us of King Salomon judging a difficult case concerning a stolen newborn baby boy, 1 King 3:16-28. The real mother had so much love for her son that she was concerned with him staying alive and his well being that when confronted with the choice she was prepared to give him away. But, God who gave Salomon the wisdom to set up the trap in the first place intervened to prevent the mother from loosing her child.

By the way stealing babies and children can happen in many different ways. Nowadays generally speaking children sometimes are given for adoption without the approval of the other parent. Or babies, and with them their future children, get stolen in the hospital. An example is the organized way and large scale on which thousands of Spanish newborn babies were stolen over a period of forty years during and after the Franco regime in Spain. With all the technology available to people how many babies are being stolen even before conception as women's eggs for in vitro fertilization and even parts of their ovaries for transplantation are being taken without the patients consent or with their consent stocked in certain medical facilities and there for can be stolen. And how reliable is our medical system and personnel - one of the many medical scandals in Europe - in a world where integrity isn't as strong as we would hope it to be? What could possibly be the solution for all these evil-influenced man-made problems? God's righteousness and wisdom. No one can beat that!

Today it's clear there are still orders out to kill the children of the Jews, Israelites. The attack on a Jewish school in France and the attack on a Jewish family from Ittamar in Israel are also examples of this. Personally I forgive these people for their actions. Again and again God the Creator and Almighty Father intervenes on behalf of his first-born, that is eldest son, the Israelites. Why? His promise,

... Jerusalem ... 22 “As the  n e w  heavens and the  n e w  earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. ... Isaiah 66 (GNT)

God bless you,

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Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Columns