55 rockets and mortars hits Southern Israel

No injuries reported as Gazans launch 55 rockets and mortar shells at Eshkol Regional Council.‬‬

The Hamas and Islamic Jihad tries to kill Jews is a bid to honor “allah”.

Terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip fired some 55 rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel early Monday morning.

The shells landed in communities in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no reports of injuries, although two buildings were lightly damaged and several goats were killed due to an explosion in an animal corner.

Hamas’ military wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the Ansar al-Quds group have claimed responsibility for Monday morning’s attack on the south. They claimed the attack was a response to the IAF’s airstrike on Gaza on Sunday.

Source: Ynetnews.com

My comment:

There is surely a divine protection over Israel.

While the IDF silence Islamic terrorists in their dozens without harming civilians, the Arab terrorists tries their best to cripple and kill Israeli civilians.

It is a miracle that 55 rockets and mortars are being fired into Israel, without a single soul being harmed.
We all have to give thanks to the Messiah for His mercy and grace.

For all of us who sits safe in our sofa, and do not have to worry about rockets exploding in our gardens.

Keep on thanking Jesus for his protection of the Jewish people, the rock of Zion. And stand up for the Jewish people and the state of Israel.

Written by Ivar  

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36 thoughts on “55 rockets and mortars hits Southern Israel

  1. Isaiah 41:10-13
    King James Version (KJV)
    10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

    11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

    12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

    13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

  2. Thank you, Ivar, for putting the name of ‘Allah’ in quotation marks, just as you would ‘god’.

    You and I have talked before about the use of the Arabic name of God, and I think we reached the understanding that our Arab believing brothers and sisters in Christ ‘Al Masih’, all pray to Allah, and that the Arabic Bible states ‘In the beginning Alla created…’

    So this is something that non arabic speaking believers will have to deal whith.

    However, the ‘god’, och ‘allah’ of the Qur’an is quite a different story… It’s important, friends, that we are aware of this distinction, so we don’t offend our Arab brothers and sisters.

    The god of Islam hates Israel and the Jews, and only on that account it’s safe to say that it’s a different god.
    And that same spirit, which denies Christ, is by no means the Holy Spirit of God.

    (I know, I know…off topic! But the subject keeps coming up in the christian blogsphere.)

    1. Angela,

      You said: You and I have talked before about the use of the Arabic name of God, and I think we reached the understanding that our Arab believing brothers and sisters in Christ ‘Al Masih’, all pray to Allah, and that the Arabic Bible states ‘In the beginning Alla created…

      My Comment: Am I misreading this? Your saying that our brothers and sisters in Christ who are Arab who believe in Jesus Christ Our Messiah, pray to Allah? I thought it was just Muslims who call God Allah.

      1. Yes, Gloria,
        this is a common misconception among non arab speakers. Westerners carelessly portray ‘Allah’ as a ‘desert demon’… but it’s not that simple, and that retoric can be quite offensive to Arab believers.

        Allah has always been siply the name ‘God’ in Arabic. So our dear Arab brothers and sisters all pray to Him as *Allah’, and Jesus is Yesouah – ibn Allah – the Son of God.

        (You should hear arabic praise songs – it’s beautiful!)

        When (arab) muslims and christians talk about God, they all mean the God of Abraham – so far so good – but (arab) muslims then deny Isaac and Jacob/Israel, in favour of their great, great grandfater Ishmael. The Qur’an even states that it was Ishmael, not Isaac, that Abraham was about to sacrifice…

        See – already here, we see a difference – the god of Islam is obviously not the God of Israel…
        Therefore I am glad that Ivar puts ‘allah’ in citation marks – the deity/spirit of the Qur’an is definitely not the same God we find named in the arabic Bible!

        In witnessing to muslims we do both us and them a disfavour by claiming they worship a ‘desert demon’… That will not be very helpful, since they believe they in fact have the ‘final word’ on who God really is, and what He wants…
        (As it stands, there are enough obstacles anyway.)

        Now, we know that they have been fed lies for centuries, But starting on what they at least believe to be common ground makes witnessing to these people, whom Christ died for, a little ‘easier’. In fact, it’s a lot easier to talk to a muslim about God, than a secular Scandinavian, for example…

        Altough muslims have been fed a false gospel, by a false propet, we must never forget, that christ came to save them too. And among them, there are many who seem more interested in God, than even some ‘christians’!

        It may be helpful to think of the muslim version of ‘Allah’ in the same way we would think of, let’s say, the mormon version of ‘God’ (which should also be in brackets)?
        Indeed, there are some famous mormons claiming to believe in ‘God’, but in reality their undertanding of who ‘God’ is, is so way off, it’s miles from the God of Israel and te Bible.

        And, even though we understand that this mormon portrayal of ‘god’ is demonic in origin (just like the muslim version of ‘god’), it will still be more helpful in witnessing, if we, like Paul in Atens, start whith what is known.

        Hope this clarifies some?

        And I hope, dear friends, that you all pray God gives you muslim friends to witness to. They need Jesus Christ, and salvation, just like all other people on earth.

      2. Dear Angela

        Shalom.

        You wrote:

        this is a common misconception among non arab speakers. Westerners carelessly portray ‘Allah’ as a ‘desert demon’… but it’s not that simple, and that retoric can be quite offensive to Arab believers

        My comment:

        Did Jesus ever consider that people might be offended by Him telling the truth?

        Did the demons demand respect?

        Can you drive out demons by living in submission to them?

  3. Seems like God displaying a sample of Matthew 25: 31-46 “…and He will separate the people from another as a shepard separates the sheep from the goats….”

  4. Ivar,
    if you would just take the time to read my comments, you wouldn’t ask me that question!

    I just wrote above, that:
    “…we understand that this mormon portrayal of ‘god’ is demonic in origin (just like the muslim version of ‘god’)”

    Jesus did not worry about offending people whith the truth – that’s right – but He took great care of the ‘little ones’ who believe in Him.

    If you don’t understand that by saying straight off ‘Allah is a demon’, you hurt and offend your own Arab, born again, brothers and sisters in Christ, then I don’t know how I can help you see?

    Do we really believe Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, to be so powerless, as to not make sure, that He is known as ‘God’ even to Arabs? Would He allow His own Word to be corrupt, so that every Arab believer – through their own Bible – is seduced into demon worship!?!

    The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been around in the Middle East much longer than Islam – and Arabic was spoken on the day of pentecost! Surely God [Gud, Dieu, Theos, Khouda, Allah] would want to make Himself known as ‘God’, and surely He would, by now, have let His children know, if they were worshiping Him wrongly, as ‘God’ in their own language?!

    (I have always agreed whith you on your description of Islam’s, and the Qur’an’s portrayal of ‘Allah’.)

    1. Dear Angela.

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      If you don’t understand that by saying straight off ‘Allah is a demon’, you hurt and offend your own Arab, born again, brothers and sisters in Christ, then I don’t know how I can help you see?

      My comment:

      I do not run after Muslims, trying to tell them that “allah” is a demon. They just have to switch on their TV sets and watch their demonized brethren them selves.

      I have lead a handful of Muslims to faith. On their question, I have been blunt and honest.

      I believe that the Holy Spirit follow up a message of truth. If the Holy Spirit tells them that “allah” is a demon, why should I try to block the work of the Spirit?

      Jesus do not like corrupt messages, and bla,bla bla. You might get some religious stuff out of this, but no rebirth by the Power of The Holy Spirit.

      I have met some Zionist Arab believers in Yeshua. It has been refreshing. A lot of Arab “Christians” are anti-Zionists. They have been deceived by replacement theology as most leaders in the Word Council of Churches (WCC).

      Muhammad was a false prophet. His message written down in the Koran is not from God. And if the Koran is not a message from God, it is demonic and from Satan.

  5. Yes, Ivar,

    the ‘Allah’ that muslims have come to know through the Qur’an IS demonic! There is no question about it.

    And the angel who gave the ‘revelations’ to Muammed in the cave, was certainly not Gabriel, bur rather a copycat.

    When muslims come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and receive God’s Holy Spirit, it is obvious to them, that the ‘god’ they were taught to believe in, is a false representation of the One, true
    God, as He is made known to us in the Bible, and in Jesus Crist.

    BUT my question to you has always been:
    What do you tell our precious Arab brothers and sisters in Christ, who all of them worship God of the Bible as Allah? Do you tell them that they worship a demon?

    1. Dear Angela

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      What do you tell our precious Arab brothers and sisters in Christ, who all of them worship God of the Bible as Allah? Do you tell them that they worship a demon?

      My reply:

      On a direct question, the answer is YES.

  6. You cannot be serious?

    What an offense to all our brothers in Christ, who for centuries have read their Bibles, worhipped, and given their lives for their faith.
    Our faith.

    Many of them – especially converts from muslim background – have payed a very dear price for holding on to the conviction of Who God/Allah of the Bible truly is – as Jesus Christ has reveald Himself to us.

    Please, Ivar, I must ask you to re-read my comments prayerfully.
    Do you realise what you are claiming?

    By one, brash statement, you have just ruled out ALL of the worlds Arab believers in Christ as being idolaters.

    1. Dear Ingeia or Angela.

      Shalom.

      It is wrong to worship “god” in the name of “Odin”, “allah”, “Shiva” or “Buddah”. Even witches believe in God. Satan him self quoted verses from the scripture, trying to deceive Jesus the Messiah.

      Behind “allah” there is a demon. Behind “shiva” there is a demon. Behind “buddah” there is a demon. And I could have continued.

    2. Dear Ingela.

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      By one, brash statement, you have just ruled out ALL of the worlds Arab believers in Christ as being idolaters.

      My reply:

      All Arabs who worship “allah” are idolaters. Either they use the Koran or the Bible as a defense for their falsehood.

      Lie you: All the promoters of the One World Religion will claim that ‘god” has expressed him self in many ways.

  7. I pray that the Lord will reveal the truth about this matter to you, my dear brother Ivar.

    Shall we also start claiming that we Scandinavians worship a false god, since ‘gud’ is a name used for thor, Oden and Freya?

    Or shall we agree, that God in His sobereignty, can let Himself be known by many different languages, an that in fact ALL languages, and cultures, have understood Him wrong?
    Yes, ALL (peoples,cultures and languages) have gone astray. And only by revealing Himself to Abraham and Israel, and later through Jesus Christ, can we know Him as He truly is.

    One day in heaven, we will have the immense joy of hearing the Lamb praised, in ‘every tongue’!

  8. In order to be consequent to your own argument, you should continue, saying ‘behind ‘gud’, ‘god’, ‘dieu’, ‘khouda’ and ‘theos’, there’s also a demon’… Which is totally absurd!

    Can you not see there is a difference?

    This argument is exactly like claiming that the rainbow – God’s sign of promise to mankind – is evil and demonic, just because it’s used by the gay movement, and by the New Age.
    Who ‘had’ the rainbow first?

    But, enough discussing semantic uses of the epithet ‘god’.

    The bottom line is:
    Do we believe in an Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, able to uphold His word through generations, and to bring glory to Himself from the ends of the earth?

    Or do we believe in a weak, powerless god, unable to save certain people groups, or to give them the Truth?
    The arabic Bible uses the arabic term for ‘God’ – Allah – just like my Swedish Bible uses ‘Gud’.

    Are you still persisting in claiming that all the worlds Arab believers in Christ are seduced into idolatry by reading their own bibles???

    Wat does this say about your portrayal of God/Gud?

    1. Dear Angela

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      Or do we believe in a weak, powerless god, unable to save certain people groups, or to give them the Truth?
      The arabic Bible uses the arabic term for ‘God’ – Allah – just like my Swedish Bible uses ‘Gud’.

      My reply:

      I Believe in Jesus being able to save absolutely all human beings. But the large majority of them rejects Him. Curses are passed on from the parents down to their children. All true followers of Jesus will be excommunicated from all kinds of religious communities, and persecuted.

      Jesus Him self spoke about the broad road, and the narrow path. Few are willing to listen and obey. We have the Messiah’s word on that only a FEW will make it through the narrow gate.

      It frankly does not matter what you think or feel about the correctness of the teaching of the Messiah. You can call him “mad” or this teachings “absurd” That is your choice.

      I will obey Him.

    2. Dear Angela

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      Are you still persisting in claiming that all the worlds Arab believers in Christ are seduced into idolatry by reading their own bibles???

      My comment:

      I am not interested in a long and academic debate on theology. Please forgive me if you feel I am not commenting on all your points.

      You have to become like a child, to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus did not choose professors in theology as his students. But simple and childlike fishermen.

      The Pope read his bible. He is not saved. Just like Satan read the Bible, and even quotes from the Bible. Reading from the Bible and worshiping “god” as “allah” is not going to save anyone. Not even people in Sweden who read their Bible, and claim they know “gud”.

      To be saved, you need to obey the Messiah. You have to surrender to Him. If you do, you shall receive Power from The Holy Spirit. You will be baptized with fire, and surely obey the Spirit of truth.

      1. Ivar,
        believe me, neither am I interested in a teological debate.

        I am one of the ‘little ones’, that God has had mercy on.
        And it as been my privilege to live for a number of years in the Middle East, and I have met the truly ‘little ones’, who have forsaken much, and yet won so much in Him.

        I am totally aware that not all who say ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter.
        But I wish to be a voice for the ‘little ones’.

      2. Dear Angela.

        Shalom.

        I feel this is a fruitless debate. You accept followers of “Christ” who claim God is “allah”. I do not. Absolutely not.

        You have to ask your “Christian friends” among the Arabs two simple questions:

        1. Do “allah” have a Son, who is equally God as Him self?

        If the answer is yes, this is not “allah” of the Koran.

        2. Is the Messiah a servant of God of Abraham, Israel and Israel?

        If the answer to both these questions are “Yes”, I will be willing to debate this topic further.

  9. Ivar, I am NOT saying that the god of Islam and the God of the Bible are one and the same!

    How rude of you to even suggest this, when in fact I say the very opposite!

    I am saying that the use of the arabic word ‘Allah’ in the arabic Bible, is nothing more or less, tan the Swedish use of ‘Gud’.
    And, just as in any Bible translation, ‘God’ makes Himself known to us by specifying who He is: the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…

    In Arabic that would be: Ilaah Ibrahiim, wa Ishaaq, wa Yaaqoub…

    And in Swedish: Abrahams och Isaks och Jakobs Gud…

    It really seems to me as if you don’t read my comments properly, but only catch one phrase, and then charge? Otherwise you would never have suggested that I am one to promote the one world religion! (?!)

  10. Ivar, you wrote:
    “It frankly does not matter what you think or feel about the correctness of the teaching of the Messiah. You can call him “mad” or this teachings “absurd” That is your choice.”

    Where have you ever gotten the idea that I call Jesus’ teachings absurd or mad??

    I have said that your argumentation, Ivar, is absurd, when you say that our precious Arab broters and sisters in Christ are in fact idolaters, by reading and believing in their own Bible?!?

    Now, i know that te largest percentage of ‘christians’ in the Middle East come from traditional church backgrounds, i.e. catholic, orthodox, coptic, maronite, and so on.

    They are all born into their respective faith traditions, and as you have so faithfully exposed here, the traditional ‘churches’ do not have much in common whith the true church – the body of Christ-followers, walking the narrow way of the cross.

    Just as muslims do, these ‘traditional christians’ also must come to a saving knowlege of Jesus Christ, and must eventually ‘come out of’ the harlot ‘churches’ that they were born into. If they are truly followers of Jesus Christ, he will lead tem out – never fear.

    But when I refer to ‘Arab brothers and sisters’, I talk of genuinely born again believers, walking the narrow way, and often paying quite a high price for holding true to their faith.
    Take for example our dear brothers in the underground churches of S–di Ar–ia, or Yemen. We have precious saints here, and God knows them by name.

    In these countries, native believers almost exclusively come from muslim background. And – they all still use the Arabic name for God…

    Would you say that all these ara idolaters, when they have found the truth of Jesus Christ by reading the (arabic) Bible?

  11. Ps. One of the fruits displayed in the lives of these ‘little ones’, who love Jesus (and yet call God ‘allah’) is that you can see a new-found love for their jewish brothers. That, to me, is if anything a strong proof of the work of God in their lives.

    I will never forget seeing one Arab brother, and one Jewish brother, walking off whith arms over each others shoulder, to sit by temselves, and pray for each other, and break bread together…

    That is one of the most touching moments of my life.

  12. Ivar, you write:
    “1. Do “allah” have a Son, who is equally God as Him self?
    2. Is the Messiah a servant of God of Abraham, Israel and Israel?
    If the answer to both these questions are “Yes”, I will be willing to debate this topic further.”

    Yes, and yes – of course!

    It is all tere, if you really read my comments…

    I do not represent ‘christian palestinianism’, or replacement theology – in fact, one of the things you and I share, is a genuine love for the jewish people!
    (And this is something that God has done in my life.)

    My – our – Arab, believing sisters and brothers all believe in God of the Bible – wich of course means ‘Yes’ to your questions! 🙂

    1. Dear Angela

      Shalom.

      If an Arab believe in the Messiah of the Bible, He will accept the existence of the state of Israel with a Jewish majority. If this man still say “yes”, I will question why He still will call God for “allah”.

      I sometimes encounters saved and truly born again “Catholics”. The first thing I question them is why they still call them selves “catholic”, and not “Christian”. If they refuse to pray the Rosaries and claim the Pope to be fallible in matters of moral and interpretation of scriptures, they are doctrinally no longer Roman Catholics.

      1. Ivar,

        This is very puzzling to me. I do not comprehend how a true Christian can remain catholic and still take communion there, have a divided heart praying to all kinds of deities, give their mind/intellect over to men/their traditions before the Word of God.

        When I did the above, I did not have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within me. So it is possible to be born again yet practice Catholicism?

        Kay

      2. Dear Key

        Shalom.

        It it is puzzling to you, it is surely puzzling to me.

        I feel Christians in the Catholic Church are either secret agents, or fool them self. If they claim Jesus has told them to stay put, they need to be pretty sure that He gave them this instruction.

    2. Angela,

      I just don’t see how it would make any sense or show that they believe in the true Jesus that a Bible Believing Jesus Christ Saves Arab, would call God Allah. When all Allah stands for is violence, and hatred.

      Upon doing some searching, I have found that some Christian Arabs call Jesus Christ Yasu.

      1. I understand your question, Gloria.

        Most westerners have only heard of ‘allah’ as the god of Islam. And most western Christians aren’t even aware that there always has been a Christian minority present throughout the Middle East.

        They are still there – and they still read the Bible.

        In my Swedish Bible, it says ‘Gud’, in my Italian Bible, it says ‘Dio’, and in my Arabic Bible it says ‘Allah’.

      2. I have a feeling this debate can keep going in circles. That there are christian monorities in the middle east is obvious, as well as other parts.

        But here, you shout Allah and it equals muslim, terroist and violence. I am sure that muslims repent, and turn Christian do not call Jesus this.

        And that will be my last comment on the subject.

  13. There ARE true Arab believers, who use the Arabic name for ‘God’,(just like I use the swedish name) and who also love the jews…

    When Arab muslims come to faith in Jesus Christ, they will still continue callin God ‘God’ in their own language!

    But one thing that will immediately change, is what they call Jesus Christ: No longer will they call Him ‘Isa, the son of Maryam’, but they will know Him as ‘Yesoua, the Son of God’.

    1. Angela

      Shalom.

      I find it strange that Arabs what to call their “father” for “allah”. The Father is God of Israel.

      God has to be addressed in plural, like Elohim. The God Head in plural, and this is important. Elohim is a plural word. ‘Allah” is not. Arabs who use the term “allah” contradict them selves. Father, Son and Spirit is not singular. The trinity and the tribune God must not be denied.

    1. Angela.

      Shalom.

      Yes, many Norwegian contradicts them selves, and do not even accept the very nature and character of God. That someone claim to know “god”, do not impress me. I need to know which “god” you are following. Satan is at his most deceptive mode of operations, when he sends his children around reading a couple of verses from the Bible, and say: “Here it is”.

  14. That is true, Ivar.

    And in the same way, we need to allow our Arab brethren the chance to specify that, just because they speak Arabic, they by no means believe in the ‘Allah’ of the Quran.

  15. There is a wonderful example in Israel,of an Arab brother, who loves the Jews, and he is, in fact, pastor in a jewish, messianic congregation! (So he speaks hebrew to them.)

    And in his Arabic Bible, it still says ‘Allah’. 😉

  16. Yes, Gloria,
    sadly it seems this conversation is going in circles…

    You write:
    “I am sure that muslims repent, and turn Christian do not call Jesus this.”

    Well, Gloria, I have actually lived in the Arab world for a number of years, and I witnessed this all the time!
    When muslims come to believe in Jesus Christ, and are saved, they still use the arabic word for ‘God’, which is ‘Allah’.

    Believe it or not.

    And when Italians come to a saving knowlege of God, through Jesus Christ, they still call God ‘Dio’ – even though the Catholic church has misportrayed Him (as having a ‘wife’ who sits as ‘queen of heaven’)!

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