In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry.

Joseph Shulam: Israel at War and God’s Reset [2023]

These are dark days in Israel, yes, Dark days, but we are waiting for the sun to shine again over the land of Israel, the Land that God Himself gave to Abraham and to his seed as an everlasting inheritance. Israel was attacked by the Hamas from Gaza in the Southwest and from the Hezbollah in the North. It was a long planned major attack on Israel by radical terrorist forces of Islamic super cruel murderers.

In the last 6 days Israel has over 1300 dead and 3000 wounded and many of the wounded are civilians that were attacked in their homes by murderers with axes and knives and guns. People were slaughtered in their beds and babies were shattered against walls.

The question is why did these murderers succeed in launching such an attack? Why did Israel’s intelligence services, some of the best intelligence services in the world, fail to know and fail to understand and fail to see such a program? It took at least one year to plan, and thousands of people were involved in and prepared to launch an orchestrated attack against Israel and succeed to catch the Israeli army with the britches down!

There is only one answer to this question, and it is a very sad answer. The Bible teaches us the following lesson, a lesson that is hard for us to digest! Here is the Biblical answer taken from Israel’s prophets. Here are the words of Amos the prophet that teach us that nothing happens to Israel that is in the natural. All that happens is from God and God is always righteous.

Amos 3:2,

“You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore, I will punish you for all your iniquities.” 3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? 4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den if he has caught nothing? 5 Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it? Will a snare spring up from the earth if it has caught nothing at all? 6 If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it? 7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. 8 A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?”

I am forbidden from publishing the horror pictures that the terrorist took and published in their media of how they are cutting the throats of our young recruits in a military camp where these young soldiers were doing boot camp. Yes, as a believer in God, the God of Israel, the only explanation of why God would allow this kind of thing to happen to Israel is one! WE, our leadership and our religious leadership have forgotten that they are not gods and that they are not kings, they all only servants of the people given an opportunity to serve the people and preserve the freedom and the democracy and equality of all citizens in this country!

Now Israel is in the middle of a battle for survival against an enemy that has one goal; only the total destruction of Israel! This is their declared and clear goal in this attack. Netivyah and the Roeh Israel Congregation has three men in the Army now! Among those already in is Yuda our leader and the son of one of our faithful families and two more that attend our congregation. All need your prayers and intercession.

We have received messages from some of the elite units that need essential equipment that the Army has not supplied them. One member of Netivyah in an elite unite said that they have helmets that are 50 years old.

They need modern helmets that have capability to have a light installed in them, and that have the possibility to have to install the cellular phones for communication. This equipment is also much more protective than the old plain helmets that the army supplied them. Each of these helmets can be supplied to this elite unit for 300 US$ each. They need, for that one unit, 100 helmets. Yudah’s unit needs four drones that each cost 6200.00 US dollars.

Yes, it seems like some of our politicians and military leadership were sleeping in their post. Or maybe the government gave funds to political opportunists to buy their votes in place of supplying the soldiers with the much-needed equipment for the battle.


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