British Example

Arno Froese

“And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses” (Exodus 14:31). 

Based on the Chronological Bible, Moses was called by God in 1447 B.C., and the Exodus took place in 1446 B.C. If we consider this as one year, then we have to understand that the people of Israel had experienced unprecedented miracles, as no other people in history. They were witnesses when water turned into blood, frogs plagued the land, then the biting lice, the flies, disease upon livestock, boils, thunder and hail, locusts, darkness, and finally, death of the firstborn in Egypt. There should not have been a shadow of doubt that the God of Israel, whom Moses proclaimed, was the God of creation. These supernatural interventions of God could not be denied.

Particularly with the fourth plague, God declares: “And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth. And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be” (Exodus 8:22-23). Even the most hardened atheist would have been convinced of the presence and working of the God of Israel, the Creator of heaven and earth.

They also remembered the willingness of the Egyptians to share their riches, to give them away as God had promised to Moses: “And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians” (Exodus 3:21-22).

Finally, after Israel moved out of Egypt, they were pursued by Pharaoh and his mighty army. How does Israel react? Exodus 14:11-12 reads: “And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.”

The Israelites were witnesses of the coming of Pharaoh’s forces and, instead of believing the God of Israel, who intervened on their behalf with ten mighty, supernatural miracles, they complained that they would rather be slaves and serve the Egyptians than be a free people serving the Lord.

Next, another astounding miracle took place: the drying up of the Reed Sea. The Bible says, “But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left” (Exodus 14:29). When the Egyptians attempted to cross the Reed Sea, they all perished. Later, the Psalmist proclaims: “But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 136:15).

Israel saw the works of God but did not believe. Although our introductory Scripture says, “…the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses,” it is quite apparent that this belief was only temporary, based on what they saw with their eyes. David reveals this contradiction between believing and seeing: “He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel” (Psalm 103:7).

Thus we see, seeing is not necessarily believing. True faith, genuine belief, is defined in Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Modern Disbelief
Israel, for believers, is the great end-time sign. They are unique and different from all the people on the face of the earth, but the nations of the world do not believe. Consider three important facts:

1) The United Nations Security Council has issued 97 resolutions against Israel, but only 4 against all Arab states combined.

2) While the Middle East is in turmoil, Israel is the only democratically functioning nation in the region.

3) Jews comprise less than 0.2 percent of the world’s population, yet 20% of Noble Prize winners since 1969 are Jewish.

We could list pages upon pages, even books of the many achievements of Jewish people and their contribution to improving the lives of people on earth, but all the facts and figures mean absolutely nothing to those who do not believe.

Would anyone have believed that Israel could establish their own nation on 14 May 1948, and continue to exist, even prosper? That was all but impossible. The Arab world, particularly Israel’s neighbors, well-armed and trained, were ready to crush Israel and throw the Jews into the sea. But each attempt by the Arabs ended in embarrassing failure and the virtually unbelievable victory of the Jewish people of Israel.

The facts and figures speak for themselves. One only needs to check the curriculum of educational institutions of Arab countries—and, by extension, the Islamic world—to discover unbridled hatred of Israel. In the Arab-occupied Israeli territory (West Bank and Gaza), terrorists who have murdered innocent civilians are greatly honored; even streets are named after these murderers. Also, the Palestinian Authority (government) continues to praise the suicide bombers; those who use knives to kill are called heroes, liberators of Palestine—a land that has never existed as a political identity.

British Example
AI16 1121Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn rejects an invitation to visit Yad Vashem.

The most horrendous atrocity recorded in human history is the Holocaust, committed in Europe under the leadership of Adolf Hitler’s Germany.

Google writes: “Yad Vashem—World Center for Holocaust Research, Documentation, Education and Commemoration. Containing the world's largest repository of information…” The names of those Jews who disappeared and the names of those whose lives ended in the concentration camps are clearly recorded. There is no denying the facts. So, why does Jeremy Corbyn call terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas his “friends”?

It is of interest that Jeremy, his Hebrew name, means “Yah will rise” or “Yah creates.” His mother’s name, Naomi, means “my pleasantness or delight,” and his father’s name is “David Benjamin”: David, the “beloved,” and Benjamin, “the son of my right hand.” As a child he attended the Christian Castle House School, a charitable organization; later Adams’ Grammar School, founded in 1656 by the Church of England. Knowledge of Scripture should be but natural, yet hatred for the Jews and Israel is self-evident, as the following excerpt from a recent article on virtualjerusalem.com shows:

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn turned down an invitation by Israel’s opposition chief to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, a British newspaper reported.

The invitation from Herzog came in April after former London Mayor Ken Livingstone said Nazi leader Adolf Hitler supported Zionism. Already suspended from Labour for the remarks, he doubled down on them as he awaited a decision on whether he will be permanently expelled from the party.

The chairman of Labour Friends of Israel, British lawmaker Joan Ryan, told the Guardian that visiting Israel should have been a “priority” for Corbyn.

“I’m very disappointed Jeremy turned down the invitation to visit Israel from our sister party. Given the deep concerns about his commitment to a two-state solution, his labeling of terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah as ‘friends,’ and the allegations of anti-Semitism which have occurred on his watch, such a visit should have been a priority,” Ryan said.
-11 September 2016

So, the question again: how is it possible for a person with a Christian education, to embrace a terrorist organization and dismiss the Jewish nation? It’s all about faith; what’s hidden deep down in the heart comes out in the end. This is not only true for Jeremy Corbyn, but also all people everywhere. Believe a slightly twisted lie and, you will eventually confirm it as a fact: in the end, there is no turning back. The Bible says: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:11).

Midnight Call - 11/2016

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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