God Still Fights for Israel
And the pattern seems to be continuing. Israel has developed an anti-rocket system called Iron Dome that has been defending major cities such as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. A commander in charge of one of the Iron Dome batteries watched a Hamas missile on target to land in central Tel Aviv. Two of his interceptor rockets missed it. As he watched, the Iron Dome (which calculates wind speed) picked up a strong east wind that diverted the missile into the sea. The commander said that all he could do was stand up and shout, "There is a God!" When one Hamas terrorist was asked why their rockets were aimed so poorly, he was quoted in the Jewish Telegraph complaining: "We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air."
One Israeli senior officer reported that a planned predawn raid on Gaza was delayed until sunrise exposing his men to the enemy. However, a heavy fog suddenly appeared shrouding their movements while they finished their mission. "It really was a fulfillment of the verse 'For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to give you victory,'" he said, quoting Deuteronomy 20:4.
From Abraham to today, a parade of stories illustrates that Jehovah has not abandoned His people. God promised the Jews that, when they strayed into idolatry, they would lose the land and be scattered throughout the earth. For nearly two thousand years, they have suffered almost universal hatred in dozens of countries.
But He promised that afterward, to gather them back from the ends of the earth. In our generation we have watched that happen. Now, as Zechariah predicted, Jerusalem has become "...a burdensome stone for all people," when "...all the people of the earth be gathered against it." (See Zech. 12:3.) But the God of Israel promised, in that same verse: "All that burden themselves with it [Jerusalem] shall be cut in pieces."
Books could be written of nations and whole empires that have offended God by persecuting His chosen people. None retained their glory and power for long. One nation stands out in its history of welcoming the Jews: the USA. But that is not without periodic relapses. In much of the 20th century, and even today, US policy became increasingly ambivalent toward the Jews and the new nation of Israel. Many have watched the pattern of God's swift rebukes when Israel is offended.
In his book, As America Has Done to Israel, author John McTernan reports story after story of disasters in America coinciding with some insult, betrayal, or failure to bless Israel. His 320-page book will convince you that God has not abandoned His people and that we Americans must not either.
The tract, Somebody Angry? carries the same theme, making it easy to open the eyes of other people. Another tract describes what our attitude should be: Love the Jewish People. God's promise to the children of Israel still stands: "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:" See Deuteronomy 12:3.
Let the rest of the world beware!