Israel is hot. Not only the sumer. But also peoples temper.
Many people look on Israel, and say: “Oh, the Israelis are like this”.
What foolish talk. They simply do not know what they are saying.
Israel is a mosaic. There are more differences inside Israel, than probably in any other nation. And the Israelis them selves, can simply not agree on what it means to be “proper Jewish”.
A year have passed, since last time I visited Israel. What I can see, is that the the divisions inside Israel have become gross. And what is alarming: People on all sides of disagreements, do no longer address each other with dignity and respect. The debate has been turned into a war of words.
Let me give you some examples:
Deeper division between Israelis in regards to Zionism:
Let me first underline, that the large majority of Israelis support Zionism. But that the different viewpoints are many.
Earlier, you found equally strong Zionists in the secular camp, as in the religious camp. And even more fascinating. In the religious camp you find equally strong anti-Zionists, as there are anti-Zionists among the secular. The call to force Orthodox Jews to serve in the IDF, the Israeli Defense Force, is the last hot topic. It creates anger on all sides.
Some of my Messianic Jewish friends told me that what they can see, is a greater divide between the ungodly people, and those who fear God. No longer always the split is between the historically defined secular or mainstream religious camps. Even inside the Messianic camp there are divisions that disturbs the brethren. As the debates gets hotter, the willingness to forgive gets lost. The spirit of reconciliation do not move in this kind of environment. Many display refusal to agree to disagree.
Are you a secular, atheist Israeli?
Than you probably do not care about any of this stuff. Hedonism and materialism is more then enough for you. Just like if you had lived in New York or Paris.
But if you are a secular anti-Zionist Israeli, you have now started to support calls to boycott products made by your own brethren in Judea and Samaria.
If you are a secular Israeli, who support Jewish settlements in Samaria, you will probably be excommunicated by your friends, and branded “religious”. That is is worst word they can use to defame you and make you feel guilty.
If you are religious and a Zionist, you are also in for trouble. Because supporters of building new settlements in Judea and Samaria are now called “fascists”. Inside Israel. The “F” word is slowly getting into the mainstream debate. Even “political expert’s” in secular media will no longer brand you only a “right winger”, but rather an “extreme right winger”.
If you are a Messianic Jew, who believe Yeshua is the Messiah, you are branded a member of a “Christian cult”. You will surely be attacked for telling Israelis, true Jews are called to bless and help even Arabs. Few are willing to listen, when you tell them you are a Zionist too.
You are singled out as “the worst possible enemy of the state of Israel”. Some feel it would be better if you were gay or a Israeli Buddhist, even a distributor of Heroin in Tel Aviv.
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
Strange, for all who do not believe this is fruits of a spiritual war between life and death. The true believers are ignored or excommunicated. Surely true followers of the Messiah is persecuted also in Israel. Like they were 2.000 years ago.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
For most of the young adults of all colors, the month ends with a minus inside their bank account. To be able to pay the bills, they have to ask their parents for help. The Thatcherism of the present government is hurting the social fabrics of the Jewish communities. The 12 tribes were not called to become materialistic and self-seeking lovers of money and wealth.
A small spike in Tel Aviv, can lead to tens of thousands joining the street protestors, who rally against the government. The Israeli police have started to use anti-riot tactics to split the crowed.
Welcome to the last days of Israel.
There will surely be chaos in the days ahead.
Till the last false Messiah comes and bring unity, by mighty signs and wonders. He will come to Jerusalem, and fool the people of Israel into a “false peace agreement”. In Christian terminology, this is the last anti-Christ.
Also the pretenders and false “believers”, who do not preach he gospel, are getting ready for the false Messiah to come.
2 Thessalonians 2:2-4
.. not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing.
The ungodly will never understand. Those who long for and wait for the true Messiah, will not accept this falsehood. They will be saved.
Written by Ivar