Skip to comments.Whose Land Is Israel?
Posted on 04/04/2009 7:41:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
While getting a new clutch installed on our Ford pick-up in Petach Tiqvah, the garage accountant, wearing a kippa, noticed the B'nai No'ach bumper sticker and asked, "What is B'nai No'ach?"
"You are a religious Jew and you have to ask me 'what is B'nai No'ach?'"
"I know what is B'nai No'ach, but I want to know what B'nai No'ach is to you."
In a few words I gave him an answer that satisfied him. Then, he asked, "Who do you think this Land of Israel belongs to, the Jews or the Arabs?"
"This Land belongs neither to the Jews nor the Arabs. I have a title deed here that shows to whom it belongs." I took out a photograph of the above satellite image and pointed out the perfect Hebrew words "Ki-Luz-HaShem-Efraiyim."
The accountant was aghast. "How did you make that?" he inquired.
When I had to explain that these were just the shadows of the mountains and that the words were written there since the creation, he was dumbfounded. He took the picture and showed it to everyone in the garage.
These words can stand alone or have a combination of connotations. The point is that the shadows form Ki, meaning because or for the sake of. Luz can mean to turn, to coil, to bend or to twist. Luz is also the name of the top vertebrae of the spine, sometimes called the "resurrection bone" because it remains even after all the other bones of a body have decomposed. Luz was the name of the place where Jacob had his vision of the ladder reaching into heaven [Genesis 28:18-19]. Jacob called the same place Beth-El. The name Luz is formed in the shadows precisely over the location of present-day Beth-El.
Beside and just north of Jerusalem, is that majestic, holy, ineffable, unutterable Name of HaShem, YHVH. Coincidental is it not?
"Rather, only at THE PLACE that HaShem, your G-d, will choose from among all your tribes TO PLACE HIS NAME shall you seek out His presence and come there." [Deuteronomy 12:5] This commandment was given to Moses 449 years before the Shechinah filled the Holy House of Solomon in Jerusalem.
Yet, etched forever in the hills and valleys just north of Jerusalem is the name of HaShem, YHVH, existing there since the day of creation. Although the name of HaShem was forever written there, no one has ever noticed His name inscribed there until our generation. Living in the space age, HaShem has granted us the privilege of looking down upon the earth from HIS perspective and seeing the spectacular marvels of HIS creation.
Were this, the holy name of YHVH, the only inscription seen on the ridges in the land of Israel, one might say that was sufficient. Dayenu! At that moment each day, in HaShem's time, the quill of the sun dips silently into the inkwell of shadows between the hills and inscribes that unspeakable name YHVH on the face of the earth. "The rocks cry out! The hills clap their hands! They leap like lambs! They shout together!" Yet, all their sounds are inaudible and imperceptible to the deaf ears of mankind.
The final word seen by the satellite imagery is Efraiyim, or Ephraim. It appears at the lower left, below YHVH. Just as Luz is located exactly over present-day Beth-El, which was originally called Luz, the name of Ephraim begins precisely where the borders between Benjamin and Judah on the south and Ephraim on the North were located. Ephraim is the name designating the ten northern tribes that broke away under Rehoboam. The Holy Name of the G-d of Israel forever rests between the northern and southern kingdoms. They had forsaken Him, but He never forsook them.
Will try and get to this tomorrow.
God has made it abundantly clear that Israel ‘owns’ significantly more land than the borders now encompass.
ALMIGHTY GOD’S OPINION
is the ONLY one that counts . . . in all matters . . .
and particularly in this one.
The Jews, of course.
From the Nile to the Euphrates.
END TIMES PING LIST A LEVEL . . . A BEAUTIFUL THREAD ABOUT GOD’S HANDIWORK . . . Interesting how it is now revealed in these . . . END TIMES!
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!
I THINK THE AUTHOR IS QUITE RIGHT.
SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE SOMETHING ALMIGHTY GOD WOULD DO.
He kind of has a ‘thing’ for doing that sort of . . . uhhh thing.
And using the ‘foolishness’ of God to confound the best of man’s ‘wisdom.’
*nod* - And the picture is interesting.
I just had to chuckle once I really looked at the pic and read the article.
That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO like something ALMIGHTY GOD WOULD DO.
He seems to love that kind of stuff.
Cutesy synchronicities abound in Scripture and life with clearly HIS FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER THEM.
What is the English translation of these words?
Which of the two groups owns Israel? The one with the WILL to possess it exclusively.
THANK YOU for posting this SunkenCiv, and thanks Quix for the ping!
I’m in awe...
(my shower woke me up! LOL)
God will take care of that issue in His time and His ways.
That needed to be said. I meant it sincerely.
I’m not often speechless, and I have no words for this...
This is a pretty neat story and an interesting thing that few of us know. It's brief, so please read. (FROM A DOCTOR)
A couple of days ago I was running (I use that term very loosely) on my treadmill, watching a DVD sermon by Louie Giglio... And I was BLOWN AWAY! I want to share what I learned.... But I fear not being able to convey it as well as I want. I will share anyway.
He (Louie) was talking about how inconceivably BIG our God is... How He spoke the universe into being... How He breathes stars out of His mouth that are huge raging balls of fire.. . Etc. Etc. Then He went on to speak of how this star-breathing, universe creating God ALSO knitted our human bodies together with amazing detail and wonder. At this point I am LOVING it (fascinating from a medical standpoint, you know.) ..... And I was remembering how I was constantly amazed during medical school as I learned more and more about God's handiwork. I remember so many times thinking.... 'How can ANYONE deny that a Creator did all of this???'
Louie went on to talk about how we can trust that the God who created all this, also has the power to hold it all together when things seem to be falling apart...how our loving Creator is also our sustainer.
And then I lost my breath. And it wasn't because I was running my treadmill, either!!!
It was because he started talking about laminin. I knew about laminin. Here is how Wikipedia describes them: 'Laminins are a family of proteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding of basement membranes in almost every animal tissue.' You see.... Laminins are what hold us together.... LITERALLY. They are cell adhesion molecules. They are what holds one cell of our bodies to the next cell. Without them, we would literally fall apart. And I knew all this already. But what I didn't know is what they LOOKED LIKE.
But now I do. And I have thought about it a thousand times since (already).....
Here is what the structure of laminin looks like... AND THIS IS NOT a 'Christian portrayal' of it.... If you look up laminin in any scientific/medical piece of literature, this is what you will see...
Now tell me that our God is not the coolest!!! Amazing.
The glue that holds us together.... ALL of us.... Is in the shape of the cross.
Immediately Colossians 1:15-17 comes to mind.
'He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible
And invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;
All things were created by him and for him.
He is before all things, and in him
All things HOLD TOGETHER. '
Call me crazy. I just think that is very, very, very cool.
Thousands of years before the world knew anything about laminin,
Paul penned those words. And now we see that from a very LITERAL standpoint, we are held together... One cell to another... By the cross.
You would never in a quadrillion years convince me that is anything
Other than the mark of a Creator who knew EXACTLY what laminin
'glue' would look like long before Adam breathed his first breath!!
Read that before.
I love that fact/story.
I honestly think God has a sense of humor... it explains me, right? :/
Have felt that myself . . . about myself.
Thanks for the ping!
Have you noticed such . . .
what . . . habits of God???
Do you have any favorite examples?