THE OCT. 7th MASSACRE AND THE GOD OF ISRAEL
I am strongly moved to share God’s position on October 7th as well as reveal His call for prayer.
The awful, troublesome question was and is: did God allow the massacre? How could this have happened? Why? Since 2006, Hamas has launched thousands of rockets on Israel but there were few hits and very few wounded. God’s warrior angels were always stationed along Israel’s borders, around cities, towns and settlements. What changed on October 7th? Clearly, the angels were absent. On October 7th, Hamas terrorists broke through border fences and fell upon the settlements unhindered while missiles hit their targets destroying, killing, injuring and traumatizing
Again, how did this happen? Did God “will” this tragedy upon His people?
In answer to my plea, God gave me the following revelation.
No. God never desired nor “willed” October 7th on Israel. God never planned nor gave permission for this massacre upon Israel. But, sadly, Israel brought this upon herself. Please, bear with me.
In Yeshua’s day, the Nicolaitons, Nicolaitanes, or Nicolaites were the ‘New-Agers.’ They contended that one could have one foot in both worlds and that one needn’t be so strict about separation from the world to be a follower of Yeshua, a believer in God. They condoned any sin that was committed in the flesh since according to their beliefs only the ‘spirit’ man was saved and holy. It mattered not what was done in the flesh, whether eating food sacrificed to idols, adultery or bowing to the Roman gods to avoid persecution. In fact, this ‘doctrine’ was the doctrine that provoked Yeshua and which He loathed:
Our Eternal, Holy, Most High God cannot condone nor come into agreement with immorality and idolatry.
Sadly, Israel’s secular society has succumbed to the New Age [♥]. call of total freedom. The call of total freedom has captured the minds, hearts and souls of secular Israel rendering her sinful, immoral and idolatrous. Please bear with me as we look into Israel’s Rave festival of October 7th.
Today‘s raves are characterized by total inhibition. Many rave promoters were career criminals who profited from organizing events tailored for teens. At the beach Rave festival where 260 revelers were killed by Hamas terrorists, the participants were getting high on drugs and alcohol and openly engaging in free sex. If this weren’t enough, and quite horrifying, they added to their pleasure a statue of ‘Zorba Buddha.’ What could be more of an abomination before the Holiness of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
[♥] ♥The two common themes New Age movements built on were self-spirituality and detraditionalisation. Examples of New Age Movements are crystal healing, meditation, yoga, astrology, Tarot reading, reincarnation and belief in UFOs and Earth mysteries.
The Beach Rave Was A Celebration of Zorba Buddha
This Rave party was held on Oct. 7th, one of our holiest days, Shabbat (only Yom Kippur is yet more sacred) and Simchat Torah, the day of rejoicing in God’s Word, the Torah. Simchat Torah has people kissing the Torah scrolls, dancing with the Torah scrolls and singing praises to our God.
How ironic that on that very Holy day, as opposed to dancing in celebration of God’s Word, young Israeli Jews danced to the metallic ‘techno’ sound of trance music, even before an abominable statue, Buddha. How shameful! How idolatrous! How offensive to our Lord! And He did take offense!
Had this been done by pagans, God would not have taken offense as He did; Israeli youth committing this outrage on the day declared holy by God – a very special and sacred day. With a statue of Buddha towering over them, they defied the God Who commanded His people in Exodus 23:13: ” You shall not make mention of the NAME of other gods, nor let it be HEARD from your mouth.”
To Israel’s disgrace, one full month is named after “Tammuz,” a Mesopotamanian idol, known as the Egyptian ‘osiris’ and the Greek ‘adonis.’ For 28 days this idol’s name is in every Jewish mouth and reigns daily in all Jewish affairs. During this month the nation is unashamedly provoking God through disobedience even by the Chief Rabbinate who claims they cannot remove this name.
How else does Israel provoke God? Please bear with me.
Doesn’t everyone know that Tel Aviv is considered THE city of the Gays? Each year Israel celebrates Gay Pride month with municipality buildings lit up in rainbow colors that Satan stole from God to profane His Name. And if that weren’t enough, Jerusalem, the city of God, hosts the Gay Pride Parade with particularly profane and detestable performances and displays, spitting the Holy One of Israel, blessed be He, in the Face. Of course, they also march in Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva and other cities of Israel, reveling in and glorifying the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Just as appalling are Israeli women bowing down to a goddess, Ishtar/ Astarte, as they gather in a forest to menstruate on a ‘sacred’ stone in honor of that filthy idol. It seems that Israeli provocation of God knows no limits.
Divorce, abortion, bribery and fraud are all common practice.
This is Israel today, much like in Moses’ day when they attached themselves to the Ba’al of Peor and provoked the Lord who then sent a plague among them. (Numbers 25:1-9)
It was Pinchas who stayed the plague that broke out in ancient Israel. Where was today’s Body of Messiah to stay the horrible massacre before it broke out upon Israel?
Apart From The God Of Israel There is No Israel
The Eternal, Most High and Holy God does not shield those engaged in immoral activities and idolatry. No, our God did not want this massacre to happen. But the sinfulness of our nation allowed for a breach in His Divine Protection.
What grieves me in particular is that good, innocent, God-fearing people of faith were massacred and kidnapped along with the idolatrous and immoral.
How come? Why?
I have asked this of the Lord more than once and He answered me with Ezekiel 18:23 –
“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked…and not rather that he should turn from his wicked way and live?”
And Ezekiel 33:11:
“…..turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?”
And 2 Peter 3:9 –
“….He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but all to come to repentance.”
Yeshua’s parable of the 99 sheep that needed no rescuing came to mind, because they were safe in their fold. It was the 1 sheep gone astray somewhere the shephered went after. I.e., the godly ones have their future in God’s Kingdom secured, but not the wicked ones, the sinners. Peter’s words give the answer to why God gives undeserving sinners yet another chance, while the righteous are going through undeserved suffering.
Furthermore, God has good promises for His People:
Ezekiel 36:25-27 – “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”
Therefore the time will come when Israel will come to loath themselves for their abominations and provocations of the Holy One of Israel. They will repent with broken hearts and contrite spirits and God will receive them and say to them: “My people”, and they will say to Him, “Our God.”(Ezekiel 6:9 NIV; 36:23, 25-28, 31 KJV)
I felt strongly prompted to exhort everyone to pray for Israel from God’s point of view, from His perspective. Don’t glorify Israel as being God’s people; don’t elevate Israel beyond what she is.
Yes, Israel is God’s people, but they were still His people when He drove them into exile because of their sinning. And they were still His people when the final punishment (Ezekiel 35:5) for all their rebellion broke loose upon them with the Nazi Holocaust – which God did NOT allow, the Church did, mainly the Cath. Church, in Judaism equal with Esau contesting Jacob’s inheritance. Reading the whole chapter of Ezekiel 35, and Obadiah, verses 10-14, we see God’s wrath and judgment against Mt. Seir, also called Edom, i.e. Esau. Today, Mount Seir is in the country of Jordan. It is known in Arabic as Jibāl ash-Sharāh. Ezek. 35:10-13 describes how Jordan acted toward the fledgling state Israel.
He has brought Israel back and in less than a century she has backslidden, once again committing abominations of every kind that would provoke God to great anger if we don’t stand in the gap and make up the breach, not giving Him any rest in reminding Him of all of His Good Promises to His people.
Israel does not deserve His mercy and compassion just because they are His people. He makes this quite clear in Ezekiel 36:22 and 32. It is His covenants we need to remind Him of, and of His oath in Isaiah 54:4-10 [RSV], as well as His promise in Zechariah 8:11 not to deal with His people as He did formerly, lest His wrath overtake Him and He send the curses of the law upon them for their iniquities, punishing them for their sins.
Let us not focus on what Israel deserves but on God’s goodness toward her and His steadfast love that endures forever, despite her rebellion and sinfulness.