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Why are the peoples plotting in vain?

The rebellion and restlessness of the nations (Psalm 2:1) crash like ocean waves (Psalm 65:7) on the shores of this planet. But YHVH rules the waves: “Do you not fear Me? declares YHVH. Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea – an eternal limit, and […]

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Enemy at the gates

The Jewish people were born for warfare, even as YHVH promised to Abraham: “Indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand, which is on the seashore. And your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies! And in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, […]

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Enduring the insults of the nations (Ezekiel 34:29)

God said it: a day is coming when Israel will no longer have to endure the insults of the nations. In Ezekiel 35:12, 36:6-7,15 YHVH defines what those insults are: false and unjust claims by the sons of Edom and the surrounding Arab countries concerning the Promised Land – specifically, their attempts to occupy Israel […]

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There’s a Man goin’ ‘round takin’ names

YHVH has a long memory. He remembers His friends and makes note of His enemies:   But Zion said, “YHVH has abandoned me, and Adonai has forgotten me.” Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you! Behold, I […]

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Shaking a fist at the Daughter of Zion

Over 2,700 years ago, the juggernaut of Assyria (northern Iraq) marched its military through Damascus and into the Promised Land. Isaiah prophesied that Nineveh’s threatening armies would gather for a deadly assault on Jerusalem: “Yet today he will halt at Nob [modern Mount of Olives]. He shakes his fist at the Mountain of the Daughter of Zion, the […]

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