General Gantz: Israel can handle all enemies

Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, IDF chief says Israel needs to fulfill its destiny as ‘a safe harbor for all Jews wherever they may be’‬‬

General Gantz took The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey to the Holocaust Museum.

“The Shoah was the darkest period in the history of mankind and Judaism,” IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said on Monday, “But we mustn’t forget that even before (the Holocaust) and after it there were those who sought to erase Jacob’s descendents from the face of the planet.”

Speaking at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Gantz stressed that “today the situation is completely different. We are facing these threats with an army that can handle everything.”

Source: Ynetnews.com

My comment:

The Holocaust was the worst racist crime against humanity in modern times. Jews were slaughtered just because they were Jewish.

The Holocaust remembering day is a day for bold political Zionist statements. IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz have to say what he says.

But every Israeli knows that behind the political rhetoric that uncertainty is happening.  The IDF could do nothing to stop 4.000 rockets to be fired into Eretz from Lebanon in 2006.  There is no guarantee that Israel will be able to stop Iran to go nuclear.

The truth is that Israel shall face her darkest hour. All nations shall rise against her. Only the Messiah Jesus can save her.

 Revelation 5:5
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

My Jewish brothers and sisters. It is my heart desire, that you will embrace your Messiah and be saved. Amen.

Written by Ivar

7 thoughts on “General Gantz: Israel can handle all enemies

    1. Hulda and Ellen
      Greetings and peace
      Has God always protected Israelites? When they obeyed and honored him he did but when they disobeyed and dishonored him he did not. His blessings and curses are everlasting toward them are they not? Is Israel’s status presently one of obedience and honor or disobedience and dishonor. To obey is to believe in his son Jesus and to honor is likewise. Is God obligated to protect them now.The writer has already stated that rockets have not been able to be stopped. Fortunately most of the rockets havent been unsuccessful in killing thousands upon thousands of jewish people. Will they be able to stop a nuclear Iran as the writer has stated. if God does protect them it is only because of his grace which is patient. It certainly will not be because they are obedient to him. God will do what he chooses.
      If he pulls his protective hand from them and they suffer another holacaust, what will be said of of him. I don’t know what he will do
      The general places a lot of trust in his military and little in God almighty.
      If God decides to remove his hand of protection from them because of their disobedience the general’s military will be but a very thin string that is trusted to hold a very heavy weight. The General needs to put his trust in almighty God. To put his trust in almighty God means to first put his trust in the son of almighty God. That would be Jesus. To not place trust in Jesus is to disobey. The people of God obey him.

  1. Hi Todd,

    You said: “Has God always protected Israelites? When they obeyed and honored him he did but when they disobeyed and dishonored him he did not.”

    Yes, that is true, Todd. However, there will come a time (and it may already be here) that God will “save all Israel” (Romans 11:26). There is also the matter of the Ezekiel 37 “dry bones” prophecy that must be fulfilled. It symbolizes the return of Judah and Israel to the Land (albeit, at the beginning in unbelief). There are many miraculous events that surround the re-establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948. God’s promises to Abraham were NOT based on obedience and are irrevocable. Yes, the blessings that were to be granted under obedience to the Law of Moses were taken away because of Israel’s disobedience. But the latter prophets all saw a day when the children of Israel would have the Kingdom restored by God and to receive blessing in the Land—not for their own glory, but for Yahweh’s glory. These prophecies have yet to be fulfilled but they are within sight.

    You said: “His blessings and curses are everlasting toward them are they not?”

    No, they are clearly not, as even Jesus’ closest disciples asked the risen Christ about the restoration of the Kingdom. His reply was that the timing on that was determined by God the Father. Surely, if the Kingdom was not going to be restored to Israel, He would have told them the truth at that time. (see Acts 1:6) They have been “wandering in the desert” of punishment for rejecting their Messiah for the last 2000 years but amazing things began to happen for them in 1948.

    You said: “Is Israel’s status presently one of obedience and honor or disobedience and dishonor.”

    It is obviously, the latter. They are back in the Land but they are in unbelief. But God the Father is going to pass over them with His Holy Spirit and a new day will then dawn.

    “To obey is to believe in his son Jesus and to honor is likewise. Is God obligated to protect them now.The writer has already stated that rockets have not been able to be stopped. Fortunately most of the rockets havent been unsuccessful in killing thousands upon thousands of jewish people. Will they be able to stop a nuclear Iran as the writer has stated. if God does protect them it is only because of his grace which is patient. It certainly will not be because they are obedient to him. God will do what he chooses.
    If he pulls his protective hand from them and they suffer another holacaust, what will be said of of him. I don’t know what he will do
    The general places a lot of trust in his military and little in God almighty.”

    I think God will finish what He started. In the end, God will not forget His original covenant people—“all Israel will be saved.” We know from the Book of Revelation that there will be 144,000 Israelites who are instrumental in the last days—and to make sure that we know who they are, John enumerates 12,000 from twelve tribes of Israel. (see Rev. 7) Interestingly, there is no Dan and no Ephraim listed. Perhaps they have been permanently disqualified because they were the first tribes to set up golden calf worship. The reason is not clear, but just the fact that they were excluded indicates that these are all real people of the future that are being spoken of—not symbolic.

    You said: “If God decides to remove His hand of protection from them because of their disobedience the general’s military will be but a very thin string that is trusted to hold a very heavy weight. The General needs to put his trust in almighty God. To put his trust in almighty God means to first put his trust in the Son of almighty God. That would be Jesus. To not place trust in Jesus is to disobey. The people of God obey him.”

    I agree but their days of disobedience are drawing to a close. There are more congregations of those who believe in Jesus in Israel today than ever before (and more each day—many who believe in secret). There will be a “tipping point” at some time in the future when Israel will openly embrace their Messiah Yeshua. It may be coming soon—-and what a glorious day that will be. Hallelujah!

    1. Hi again Ellen
      You said; However, there will come a time (and it may already be here) that God will “save all Israel” (Romans 11:26).
      Is this saving in regards to their being saved from their enemies (as the article is about) or is it in regards to a personal relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ.
      I believe it is the latter. Which would then of course have no guarantee of protection from enemies. So that verse you cited has nothing to do with being saved from their enemies. Does faith in Christ give a gaurantee of not having enemies who hate you. I believe you would agree that it does not. Jesus did say to his disciples that I will never leave you or forsake you,and I am with you aways even unto the ends of the earth. This is not a gaurantee of protection. It only means that he is with them no matter what comes their way, and that can only be in spirit because we know that he is not here physically with us He said to his disciples that the world hated him and they will hate you as well. There salvation will cause them to be hated more. They will be a Jew and a Christ follower. Thats a double wammy. Jesus said through the words of Paul” for it has been granted unto you on behalf of Christ Jesus to not only believe in him but also to suffer for him.

      1. Hi Todd,

        You said: “Is this saving in regards to their being saved from their enemies (as the article is about) or is it in regards to a personal relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ.”

        I believe it is primarily the latter but in the history of Israel, as you have pointed out, their obedience also resulted in being saved from their enemies.

        You said: “Does faith in Christ give a gaurantee of not having enemies who hate you.”

        No, in this world, it is customary for God’s people to be hated by His enemies.

        You said: “This is not a gaurantee of protection. It only means that he is with them no matter what comes their way, and that can only be in spirit because we know that he is not here physically with us He said to his disciples that the world hated him and they will hate you as well.”

        I would agree that, for the Church (comprised mainly of Gentiles) the promises never included physical protection for being faithful and obedient. In fact, in the history of the Church, it does seem that the more faithful and obedient were more or less guaranteed to be persecuted by the enemies of the true Church. HOWEVER, this has not been true in the history of God’s first covenant people. Physical protection and blessing have always been a feature of their faithfulness and obedience.

        You said: “There salvation will cause them to be hated more. They will be a Jew and a Christ follower. Thats a double wammy. Jesus said through the words of Paul” for it has been granted unto you on behalf of Christ Jesus to not only believe in him but also to suffer for him.”

        No doubt true. They will likely be the most hated people on earth, in that day. I think it will make Satan’s people twice as furious with them.

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