Why this Israeli does not celebrate Israeli Independence Day
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?"
Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word. I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you do what you have heard from your father."
"Abraham is our father," they answered.
"If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do the things Abraham did. As it is, you are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. You are doing the things your own father does."
"We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
Israel Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37) No Breath Slaves to Sin
fun! Sukkot (Tabernacles), for example, is a
fun holiday – marching through the streets of
thought is given to the fact that most of these verses are relevant to the time
when King Messiah will be physically sitting on a throne in
It does no good to ask forgiveness for past acts of past generations without giving the good news. All the emotional contrition in the world will not bring one soul to the Messiah. Only the Living Word empowered by the Holy Spirit can give life to the dead! Without the resurrection power of Y’shua who shed his blood for us, we are the walking dead – nothing more.
The reality is that Israelis are heading, no, rushing headlong into hell every day! And the Christians are dancing……
not the time for celebrating
Y’shua said, “I am the Truth and the Truth shall set you free!”
This is wonderful news, but unless we get it to the people, what good is it?
My fellow believer
– this is not the time to celebrate
Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.”
I believe Independence Day should be declared a (voluntary) fast day among believers. Not a rule – We have been set free – let’s break the yoke of oppression for our brothers and sisters in the Name of Y’shua. See Isaiah 58:6-12
“…who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?"
Lura Maiman Beckford