by Robert D. Pace
In recent weeks, Hamas has launched thousands of rockets into Israel, yet Israel’s borders stand impenetrable! Remarkably, Arabs are admitting that the Israelis’ God circumvents the direction of their missiles! Inquisitr.com headlined a report, “Israel Miracle? Gaza Strip Hamas Complain, ‘Their God Changes The Paths Of Our Rockets In Mid-Air’” (7-20-14). The story of misdirected missiles is not the only mystery associated with this battle. During July 2014, the course of nature brought a dense fog and provided cover for Israeli troops to advance unnoticed against Hamas. Here is a paragraph from an article written by Rabbi Tzvi Gluckin entitled, “The Hamas Miracle”:
“A lot of my religious friends are talking about miracles. “How can it be?” They say. “Thousands of rockets are raining down on Israel! The number of dead should be much higher! The amount of damage is minimal!” And they are right. It is miraculous. Rockets miss their targets. They miss populated areas. The wind blows them off course. My friends argue about the Iron Dome, too. “MIT said Iron Dome doesn’t work. Too many rockets slip through, and yet – a miracle – they miss their targets. Iron Dome’s failures are a sure sign of God’s love.” They even quote Hamas. “Our rockets are good,” says Hamas. “Obviously their God loves them.”
From a Christian perspective there is no doubt that God defends His Covenant people. And the Lord of Hosts will continue defending the Israelis for years to come. It’s the repeated promise of Scripture! However, the “Lord, mighty in battle” does more than raise a shield of defense for His people. The Bible makes it clear that God actively opposes, even retaliates against, those that impugn His people.(Genesis 12:3; Zechariah 12:1-3). Since Israel regained its Statehood in 1948, God has given the Israelis an unfeigned string of victories against their enemies. Can there be an explanation for this? Let’s investigate:
About 800 BC Isaiah and Ezekiel, and later Jesus, prophesied that the Jewish people would be dispersed from their homeland and driven into the nations of the world. Moreover, in 70 AD Roman troops invaded Israel burned Jerusalem, destroyed the Temple, and scattered the Jews into the nations! But the Biblical Prophets also predicted that the Jews would return to their homeland in the “latter days.” Thus, scattered to 133 nations and without National Statehood for over 2400 years, the 20th Century brought a mysterious re-migrating of Jewish people back to their homeland. Again, in 1948, Bible prophecy proved true when Israel regained its national sovereignty and the United Nations recognized it as a State. With barely a handful of Jewish settlers living in Israel at the turn of the 20th Century, today over 8 million Jews reside there!
Hamas, Hezbollah and terrorist organizations will continue to attack the Israelis. Ezekiel 38-39 even forecasts a vast coalition of nations arising against Israel in the “latter days.” While much of the world opposes any retaliatory action from Israel against its enemies one fact remains certain. God has made up His mind. As the “Lord of Hosts” He will vigorously defend His Covenant people, Israel!