May 1: Israel Holiday: From Death to Life

The Dry Bones

For the next 10 days emotions will run deep in Israel as we consider Israel’s modern history.  In this brief time, we will observe two Memorial Days and then celebrate our Independence Day.  Our emotions will go from the depths of pain and anguish to the heights of joy.

Tomorrow we remember the 6 million Jewish men, women and children who were tortured and murdered in the Holocaust. Six days later (May 8) we remember fallen soldiers and victims of terror. But then the next day (May 9) our mourning turns to joy as we celebrate Independence Day, commemorating that awesome day May 14th, 1948 when the State of Israel was reborn.

 

Throughout this week we’ll look at the prophecy God gave to Ezekiel. Perhaps no other chapter in Scripture better reflects God’s plans, purposes and unique relationship with Israel. Only He can bring life out of ashes.

Ezekiel 37: 1-3

The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”

Although the word “holocaust” is applied to many horrifying and horrendous situations, there has never been anything in history that can really be compared to the Holocaust. Cold, calculating and emotionless, demonically inspired and motivated brilliant minds, scientific and technological advancements were used to annihilate the Jewish people. Sadly other people likewise got caught in the madness, but the primary target was Satan’s primary enemy – Israel.

The world will never understand the soul of the Jewish people without trying to plumb the depth of their pain.

PRAY THAT THE WORLD WILL UNDERSTAND AND MOURN ISRAEL’S LOSS.

The dry bones of what had once been healthy men, women and children. A prophetic image of Israel before its rebirth in 1948

 

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