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The Everlasting Pity of It

The Jaded Jangling of Racial appetites
and the word of god

the dispositions of god
in the earth
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In Ezekiel 36 you find it.

"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country.'

"Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, Thus says the Lord GOD: 'Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have borne the shame of the nations.'

"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:

'I have raised My hand in an oath that surely that nations that are around you shall bear their own shame.

'But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come ...therefore you shall devour men no more, nor bereave your nation anymore,' says the Lord God, 'Nor will I let you hear the taunts of the nations anymore, nor bear the reproach of the peoples anymore.' "

Later (from  37:23-28): "They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, with their detestable things, nor any of their transgression: but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. ... Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant  with them... The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore."

Ezekiel 37 deals with the two phase restoration, first to the land and then to the Lord whom they as a nation, so summarily dismissed, just as the nations have dismissed, and do dismiss them so summarily to this day. In this restoration, there is to come, in phase two, their incorporation in the everlasting covenant (as in Jeremiah 31:31, 3:16), where the preliminary symbols of the temple are fulfilled by the consummatory magnificences of the Messiah in person, who replaced the temple in His flesh, and to heaven brought the testimony of His accomplishment, even where He came from and whence He was sent (John 8:42).

He had offered in His own flesh, as God in man format, the sacrifice which priests had brought.

He had proffered His OWN blood, not in the holy of holies of ceremonial type, in the temple of stones, which could be and were to be dismantled in the rebellion of the people from Him who came for them, but in the open face of heaven. Thence He was received, a living because resurrected testimonial to one, to all, to heaven, to earth, as it were in the holy of holies in heaven, before the everlasting justice and in terms of the everlasting mercy of God, sealing His deeds and opening the doors of heaven to all races by prior payment on the Cross.

There He covered all who would ever come, having foreknown His own (Romans 8:32ff., Isaiah 53). In Hebrews 6:19-20,  7:16,22-26, 8:4-6,7-10, 9:8-14, 23-28, 10:1, 11-1419-21, we see these things. In many nations, sprinkled among their people, we find those so redeemed. Among many Jews such are found, there even being Messianic Congregations. But in the nation of Israel as such, it is not yet found.

Hence although the unconditional promise to Abraham stands, one which included the land (Genesis 17), and is operative, and the resolute undertaking of Ezekiel 36-37 to bring them back to a fulfilment in Christ, which would first have them back in their land, so that this followed irrevocably and without further evacuation:  so does turmoil fall on them. This is as in Zechariah 12-14, where prior to phase 2 of the Ezekiel 37's scenario*1A, there is vast assault on the land by the nations in remorseless profusion. This is rebutted in divinely assured aid.

So it was to be. So, except for the culmination to come and statedly to come later, it has been.

Meanwhile the pressure is on. The UN like the Arabs seems all but incapable of recognising two things:

1) that Israel exists, that the Balfour Declaration had Britain assure them Palestine for their homeland. Yet they were once accorded, by one estimate some 23%  of it, and from what they have gained under threat of extermination,  more is being pressed, as if the school bully had nothing better to do than afflict one whose legs and arm had already been broken often enough!*1

2) that God exists, and has spoken concerning the small part of the earth's surface which He had assigned to this nation.

Certainly the UN might despise the Balfour Declaration. Britain has scarcely honoured it, though for a time she certainly did so. However the existence of Israel, duly and historically confirmed from its millenium before Christ - a time pock marked with trouble as prophesied because of disobedience, but still clearly actual, apart from some 70 years in exile in Babylon - and from its more recent restoration in terms of international affairs: this is a fact.

Perhaps other nations should have ASSIGNED to them things which the international 'community' - is that the word for this invasive insult ? - would like. Perhaps Copenhagen could become international, or Rome might like another slap at London ? it after all, DID have it for a time!

However, the amusingly, and almost terrifyingly obvious reality is this, that just as God said, so the Jews have been harried and harassed, and now the nations seem to be following the follies of Europe during the Middle Ages and beyond, with its pogroms and its persecutions and its despisings of the Jews as if they did not exist, or might not exist, or might be induced not to exist, and certainly not so much!

What a brilliant, brave new world!

But the pity ?


The pity is this, that strong men are contesting this pitifully small remnant of land in which the Jewish people currently comport themselves. They want it to become LESS...and then LESS. They want 8 or 20 or 15 or 18 % of 'West Bank' (in reality, it appears, simply Judah and Samaria of old). As for the other lands, well too bad, did not Britain give back to the Arabs, some 77% of Palestine in 1922, in the name of Transjordan ? and as Ben Gurion pointed out (see above early in Ch. 1), did not Jordan take land which might have been used for the Palestinians who were in the small territory now Jewish, and use it for other purposes! Was this the resolution ? Is this the way...

After all, according to Rachelle Hamilton, New Life, pp. 14-15, Nov. 16, 2000 in a feature article, there are 19 Arab States in the Middle East and surrounds, which have 99% of the land and vast wealth (if somewhat unevenly distributed!). Perhaps 99% then is too little ? Perhaps they are cramped, whose religion (in some cases, this being official, and in most, overwhelming in terms of percentage) is so vital to so many that they fight jihad wars of repossession, for whatever stated reason, in order to embrace the land,  and in some way or other bring glory to some being or other, who, from the words spoken, is made to appear to desire these things. Neither the power nor the logic has any visibility, but this is the conviction.

Perhaps, then,  it is really best that there be NO CHOICE in the arena, and that bitter persecution and vast social displacement (yes and you can look further to Afghanistan, where the social distress for women alone, in the removal from professional life, has been attested on this site before), best that intrusive directions and threats to life, should occur ? Perhaps in actuality, Jerusalem should be ... what is the word ? assigned to Arabs too; for after all, a mere 99% is too little, and one religion is the only one to be concerned about, is it not, UN ?

Is it not for the Arab, the Moslem, too little ?

Should not the nations obliterate the Jewish people, and use planes to scrape off more and more of the little bit of wood remaining, and help things along, for there are so few acres in the 99% and there is so much in the 1% of the Jews, that it would seem shameful, perhaps to some, to ... the word ? ALLOW them (yes, allow, that is it) to keep ALL of it. After all, they are only Jews.

Fine, non-racial, non-discriminatory, open-minded, neutralistic twenty first century diplomacy... do you think ?

Why in East Timor, that devastation from so many assassins, it is almost a better story. Here at least there seems to be SOME awareness of the senseless slaughter, the invasive terror, the harassing of the poor refugees still in large numbers not ALLOWED to come back, as the 'international community' does whatever it is that it does. At least, there seems to be some heart in the matter, even if it be difficult for it to make itself operative in the suspended lives of the captives in the East, held against their own wills.

But do not mistake! It is not the plight of the Jews alone that is the concern. It is indeed sad that dedicated Arabs desire to blow up an armoured Jewish bus and kill eight or so teachers and wound many children. The world news hardly seems to pause at that. It passes on to the 'horrific' - is that the word ? - fact that Israel was unimpressed by this juvenile slaughter. (Again, do not misunderstand: one is not referring to the attempts BY juvenile Arabs to attack and wound or maim JEWS so that the Jews, how horrible we hear, actually try to fend them off. Here the point in view is the slaughter OF JUVENILE JEWS. One has to remind, it seems, some of the media that such a category exists, and that the slaughter of them in shopping centres and elsewhere, by Arabs, is not really very nice.)

It is not the plight of the Jews alone that is here the concern. That is horrific, in their planed slither of land, their ceaselessly affronted mini-base by the sea, into which the Arab peoples have so often desired, and sometimes expressly as with Nasser, to (again the word ? push, propel, deposit) thrust them.

  • It is not merely ... again is that the word ? - that the Jews have been extinguished not in dozens or scores or hundreds, but in millions by a leader in Europe (he was called Hitler), only to be battered by the British, who had given to Transjordan of its former day, so large a majority of Palestine, to be the Jewish homeland, but somewhat in an attenuated form.


  • It is not that they have been ceaselessly attacked since. It is not only that many Moslems are continually displeased that they have only 99% and want Jerusalem as well. It is not just that Arafat was engaged in something which was in nomenclature, a peace process, and then announced that the Jews could go to hell, but that one thing was sure, Jerusalem was to be the capital of the Palestinian Independent State.

But perhaps it does not matter if one of the nations should have its capital removed ? and if one nation which has one place for its one site and its one former occupancy, should lose its capital with its sacred history, in order that other peoples who have large numbers of sacred places and several deemed very sacred elsewhere, should possess this one. After all, it is a matter of UN and human (again the word ? justice ? no it cannot be that, surely) judgment, that this would seem the sort of direction to take.

It is certainly the case that all this is far more than deplorable. It would be a comic type of the ludicrous if it were not so painful, so agonising to so many, so that one Jewish mother on TV recently, asked (with the remains of the juveniles passingly mentioned on the program), yes, one of the Jews who had been wounded in her mind by these atrocities, asked: WHY ?

WHY ? she asked, do they have to have more and more of Israel, which is so small. They, she said, they have so much!


However the pity one has in mind, though it assuredly includes these maximal tragedies, is rather pointed in another direct ion, as to emphasis here. It is another element in the tragedy which is our present concern.

It is sad, horribly sad, poignant almost past measure to find all this kefuffle, all this consternation and sagacious planning, and incendiary attack, and jihad consciousness, and children trained up to hate from youth in order to REGAIN from the JEWS the land which they have TAKEN (actually it was accorded, and much of that appears to have been reneged upon!). All this is quite in vain. That, that too is sad, amongst the self-inflicted griefs and the mesmeric clashes of so many of the Arabs.

It is a mischief without glory. It is a battle without triumph, a crusade without wisdom, an assertion without God. After all, it is He who made the land, and the Jews currently have far less of it than what would be in view! only a small portion of the internationally promised 'Palestine'.

One feels tenderly for the misled juveniles among the Arabs. They cannot gain the objective.
They should not gain the objective. It is an harassment, an invasion, and though they may have been brought up to conceive that

  • ANY place for the Jews,
  • ANY place including the temple site -
  • theirs with one short intermission for a millenium is
  • WRONG in principle, ghastly in nature, to be remedied at ANY cost to blood and pity and humanity:
  • yet they cannot have it.

Doubtless there will be more diplomacy. Daniel 11 speaks of an abode for an antichristian figure, between Jerusalem and the Mediterranean, which of course would possibly be in the 'West Bank'. However the land is for the Jews, NOT because of their merits (Ezekiel 36:22), but because of the word of God. It is also rather nice to let them exist, though some might not, for various reasons, feel this to be so. Hitler was another such, and he too took serious and (the word ... dedicated, consecrated, intense? ) vigorous measures to inhibit their existence.


It is the Arabs at this point for whom one is concerned. It is not at all that one is NOT concerned for the Jews. One is profoundly stirred and concerned for the Jews, as should be quite obvious.
But this facet of the case is our current concern: the Arabs.

It is not at all that they should dispossess the Jews of their pitiful seeming slither of contested land, and so remove all of the appointment of the Balfour Declaration, made when Britain had powers of mandate in prospect or to maintain. It is not at all that they will dispossess them. It rather this, that in this crusade, pogrom, invasion, jihad, whatever name it may have or obtain in the future, they are flinging their precious lives, their so important lives, their human lives, their physiological provisions, their arms, their legs, their futures, into a drab destiny.

What did Ezekiel say (and see SMR Appendix A for more detail on these chapters in Ezekiel):

  • "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country.'


  • "Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, Thus says the Lord GOD: 'Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have borne the shame of the nations.'


  • "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:


  • 'I have raised My hand in an oath that surely that nations that are around you shall bear their own shame.
  • 'But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come ...therefore you shall devour men no more, nor bereave your nation anymore,' says the Lord God, 'Nor will I let you hear the taunts of the nations anymore, nor bear the reproach of the peoples anymore.' "

GOD is against this Arab desire, yes and to the extent it is internationalised, as at the Teheran Conference of 1991, this Muslim desire. . If there is one thing that the history of Israel, in the days before this prodigious and prophesied discipline for their spiritual delinquencies occurred, that stands out, it is the fact that God takes an interest in them. Battles were constructed, kings removed, impossible seeming circumstances multiplied from the days of their evacuation from the massive, world Empire of Egypt in the very midst of the wrath of their exploiting Pharaoh, onwards.

The Arabs, the Muslim hosts, inflated with oil money and with zeal, will do much to afflict the Jews, but they will not prevail in gaining their land. It was lost by divine pronouncement as in Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 32-33, and has been restored by divine pronouncement as we have seen in earlier chapters, and now see in Ezekiel, preliminary to the mass national conversions noted by Paul and Zechariah 12, when the repentance at the PIERCING of GOD IN FLESH, the ancient prophet indicated, would be the criterion.


That is one of the things which is infinitely intriguing about the word of God. It is just like the word of God. It is beyond it all. It tells you 500 years BEFORE the Messiah (and tells you in Daniel 9, when that will be also, SMR pp. 886ff.), that the Jews will reject Him (as a nation, that is), and how they will treat Him, and that they will be without their land for a long period before His recognition in their midst (as in Hosea 3, and Ezekiel, where their return is to "the mountains of Israel, which have been always desolate" - Ezekiel 38:8).

The word of God is teaching the world, from 500 B.C. or so, that

  • the Messiah is going to come,


  • that the Messiah will not be well received by His land,


  • that the Lord in flesh will be bruised and His beard pulled out, His face conformed to the regions of mutilation, unrecognisably human,


  • His disfigurement will an atrocity,


  • His lèse-majesté with which He is received of the most monstrous,


  • that He will arise,


  • that His people will find themselves without their land,


  • that they will be famous for being taunted, hissed, despised,


  • just as they despised their King


  • (but He is YOUR king, whoever you are of this earth, who reads, for He is Lord of all, and the Jews are not alone in their treatment of Him, rather in their breach of covenant and the murder at the physical level; for many act as murderously at the spiritual to this day, who are no Jews at all, but Arabs, or Americans, or French or of the nations at large).


The word of God taught from that ancient time in the millenia that are past, that the Jews would return, would be confronted by multitudes on a continuing basis, would overcome in an amazing fashion, and that they would be in their land again, only thus to be treated.

The word of God likewise affirmed from millenia past, and half a millenium before Christ so much as CAME to the earth, let alone was mutilated by His people (with the full support of the ROMAN, that is Gentile governor), that the Jews on their return would come to the time, in the midst of the wars, when there would be a massive wave of repentance FOR the murder which at the time of the prophecy was hundreds of years ahead.

Before it happened, they were told that long after it was so, after they had both left and returned to their land, they would in large measure repent of the action, yet to occur at the time of Zechariah, hundreds of years ahead.

That of course is the scoop of all time.

NOW is the time near.


But the everlasting pity ? Well perhaps one could amplify the point. It is only that the Arabs, however misled, are still human, and that they are people, often young, whose breasts are still capable of feeling, whose lives could still be accommodated in so many other places in the 99% of the land at the disposal of their (usually) co-religionists, who are the subject of such pity. One must feel for them, for they are misled and actively encouraged in this murder business. One has no desire to make plaster saints of the Jews. It is just that the whole scheme of their removal is not only unfeeling, unnecessary and absurd on the basis of peoples and places and cultures and minimisation already; it is contrary to the word of God. Yet into this fray as if it were some sort of glory, go the 600 as it were, if one may borrow from British history. It is of course not only 600, or 6000, for the hinterland of Muslim passion may number in scores of millions.

One must then lament for those young Arabs who with courage amiss, vigour misused, feelings inflamed contrary to their Maker, hurl themselves uselessly at the already highly disciplined Jewish nation. As we have seen before, God does not approve of people adding to His disciplines, and assaulting those whom He has already corrected. For this, see Ch. 1, End-note 2, and consider this.

Thus in Isaiah 47:6ff., we read:

"I was angry with My people,
I have profaned My inheritance,
And given them into your hand.
You showed them no mercy;
On the elderly you laid your yoke very heavily,
And you said, 'I shall be a lady forever,
So that you did not take these things to heart,
Nor remember the latter end of them."

There are numbers of such references, available at end-note 2 as above.

One can see the point. If a teacher disciplines a student, it is not to the point to have the school bully, or a gang of ... children, kick and harass him afterwards, or worse, try to make his life so intolerable that he leaves, must leave, the school.

The Temple that is Christ
and the
broken temples of misled youth

Hence they are fighting against God who want to seize more and more, and reduce Israel to less and less, and remove its capital and take over the holy site. Now let us be clear. It is not that the temple site SHOULD BE so important to the Jews in their CURRENT religion. As their OWN prophet Isaiah made so very clear, their failure to receive the Messiah would become a ground of their dismissal from their post as a show-piece and centre for people to see the will and word of God (Isaiah 43:21, Isaiah 65:13-15). This was presented in the most intense fashion, with the most elaborate scrutiny and force. OTHERS would rejoice in the Lord, but they would inherit sorrow. They had foregone (as the prophet foresaw and famously predicted) the time of their appointment, the opportunity of wonder. The Gospel would surround the Messiah and the word of God would continue remorseless in its pity, concentrated in its power, in the very thing that they did.

  • But until they repented, it would not benefit them! This too has been full of poignancy, that of self-will.

The crucified Messiah would be a cornerstone (Isaiah 28:16, 52-53). In fact, Christ wept at their foolishness in failing to receive the day of the divine opportunity in Himself, noting that Jerusalem would be destroyed (Luke 19:42ff.). Indeed, earlier many had cried, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!" indicative of His being the Messiah (cf. Psalm 118:20-27). And when Christ was accosted on this point by His enemies, He declared, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out." And that ? It implied that the whole earth as His creation, could not abide the defamatory fraud of removing His name from its heights and His glory from declaration.

It was Christ, not the temple, who held the essence. The temple symbolism issued in Him, from whom it came. In destroying His body in the crucifixion, so long planned by the mighty, they rendered their own temple therefore doubly worthy of destruction.

Hence the reason the Moslems are permitted to have the site is simple. The errors of Judaism are that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, is not recognised. Hence the ANACHRONISM of the temple, in that Christ is the temple, is not seen.

The Moslem cannot touch Christ, for the crucifixion is over, once and for all (Hebrews 9:23ff.). There is no room for any improvement on the treatment of that particular ... Jew, as He was via Mary, in the flesh.

They therefore can, in scathing divine irony, be permitted to flaunt themselves even with a mosque, an appalling horror for Judaism, itself also far off from the Lord as He indicated. They can have the husk. The wheat lies elsewhere. In fact, Christ is in heaven from which He is, by ANOTHER DIVINE APPOINTMENT, in terms of Luke 21:24-28, shortly to come. We do not know when; it is forbidden (Acts 1); but we know the index to the arrangement, and it is all but fulfilled to the last point. When this happens, we are authorised to look up, knowing that the day is near.

Thus encouraged, many instead of seeing the realities of the Jews' plight, may imagine that having so much, they can take still more. Oil rich nations can be treated with profound courtesy, and even rescued, as with Kuwait, from one another. But it is sad.

Think of all those thousands of Arab youths and even children, putting their lives in the midst of violence with violence. Those who live by the sword, die by it. But they are so young.

It is horrifically piteous, to see them, courage amiss, eyes flaming with false fire, taught amiss, directed amiss, to be savaged, flinging themselves not against the Jew alone, but against the Lord.
Doubtless they are but an advance guard, harbingers of the fateful approach of the end, leading in judgment, to the new and millenial beginning with Christ as King.

After all, in the end, Egypt and other nations will be brought to the place where ONLY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST will be King (cf. Isaiah 19:23-25). It is sad that so many with so little ground fight so much and so groundlessly for ground that is allocated elsewhere, for a deity whose reconstruction is in defiance of the Lord God who made us, as has been shown so often on this site (see Index Moslem).

Passion has a flower. To see humans alight with purpose, clear-eyed with determination, fearless in hope, this can be a lovely sight, like a yacht in full sail. But it is not so gorgeous when they sail at a reef.

Moreover, the light of the world, killed by the Jews, despised by not only Muslim but many world powers and peoples, is available. It is that, for THIS! There lies the everlasting pity of it. Oh that the Muslim could take pity on himself. In the end, it is God who determines things by His word, and He has determined at all times, does determine and will determine.

As noted above, He declares,  "Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant  with them... The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore."

It is this covenant that needs to be sought. Alas and alas, for it is very grievous, to seek land and not the Lord is a fatal error.



The scenario which would lead to a mercy not to be lost, a restoration not to be rebelled against further, in Ezekiel 37 was this. First, like dry bones, seen in a vision, scattered about the earth, the Jews are summoned by command to assembly in Israel (37:12). This they do. Later, they are addressed in this preparatory phase, and the spirit is commanded to be in them. Then they come to life, a massive consignment of living people restored to mercy, to God, in their land. "I will put My Spirit within you…"




In fact, the Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 by Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, to Lord Rothschild, a Zionist leader, not merely made provision for a Jewish national home in Palestine on the part of Britain. It came to be ratified by the allied governments and was basic in the League of Nations mandate for Palestine, assigned to the British at San Remo in 1920. As to the percentage of "Palestine" accorded to Israel by the UN after World War II, see Red Alert ... Ch. 10,  *2  and Regal Rays from Revelation Ch. 1. The percentage depends on the definition of 'Palestine', but even of the British mandated territory following World War I, a large fraction of it is missing in the UN 'resolution'. It is not only a gap, but a gaping hole. Indeed, it is far worse than that, as shown in the above reference.

It is true that, by the endorsed Balfour Declaration,  there had to be safeguards for the rights of non-Jewish communities in Palestine, but this it not to say that it would not be a specifically Jewish homeland. In fact, Israel has allowed the mosque to continue in the prime, ancient historic site, which is rather more than merely safeguarding rights, for it abolishes what might be seen as central to their having a homeland at all. They have also provided for Arabs who wish to be citizens in ways which can be of considerable economic advantage. Grievous indeed is the constriction into the miserable pittance of a place, which is the minor area WITHIN Palestine which they have been accorded, and from which still more is sought.

Some agreement! Some League of Nations. Is it then to metamorphose radically, to become a league against Israel, which presented the credentials of its homeland, denying even the little they took, and seeking more removals from the current fragment!

The current concept that ZIONISM is racism, apparently dear to some in the UN and desired for discussion, is actually in essence, a desire for HUMAN RACISM, the deliberate, determinate, relentless, remorseless if not pitiless procedure to excise what God, with much discipline, has provided, to exclude what He has included, and it speedily tends to make a mockery of any nation having any claim or involvement in its own parameters. That evil is evil remains true, for and from any race or city or nation or group of nations; but that this means, what in a universal principle of similar disregard, would be implied,  that all peoples are now virtual expatriates, free to be governed from beyond, is absurd. It is to seek to gather them, as in the tower of Babel, to themselves by their own authority with multi-national or international disdain for localities and apportionments; and this invites an exquisite disaster, as we have seen in recent autocracies of man, and hideously exposed in Escape from Red China (Robert Lo with Humphrey Evans - see Pitter-Patter of Prophetic Feet Ch. 9).

There is of course an element of truth in the proposition that mankind has a proper and happy relationship, but not in these terms. It IS true that all peoples and all individuals, not having made themselves, and being on God's earth and required to show forth good fruit, are invited into the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. It is true that in this kingdom there is neither Jew nor Greek, in that spiritually, there is entire brotherhood, under one King; and ONE KING WILL REIGN ON THIS EARTH, whose mind is His own. His dispositions are His own likewise, and His plans and demonstrations of this and that, they too are His own.

One of His intentions meanwhile, however, for an alienated earth (Romans 1:17ff., Ephesians 4:17ff.) is as in Ezekiel 36-37, relative to the Jews. He is a teacher as well as the LORD and only SAVIOUR. The lessons TO the nations are there outlined, in the return, so long foretold, of Israel; and TO ISRAEL NO LESS!

To try to call divine apportionments racisms, however, is beyond the ludicrous. It soon bids fair to become that human racism, that inward if not autistic racism, which seems only the power of the flesh to determine with the very implements of divine majesty, what the Lord will have to 'suffer'. It is in short no wonder that Armageddon has peoples declaring war on God, nor that it is in the due territory of Israel that it occurs (Rev. 16:16, 19:9). The almost indescribable folly of making war on God as there declared to be coming, it would be delicious in its folly were it not of gravest moment and deep in tragedy for those concerned.

It is of course true that any race may exalt itself, and seek to expand imperially with crazy philosophies, naturalistic, in that ditch of confusion now openly rejected, Darwinism (cf. A Spiritual Potpourri Chs. 1-9, SMR Ch. 2, Wake up World! Your Creator is Coming Chs. 4,  5,  6 and Stepping out for Christ, Chs. 2, 7-10, Spiritual Refreshings for the Digital Millenium Ch. 13 etc.) or spiritistic as in the case of the Japanese ideas before World War II.

However Zionism is not exaltation in this, that it is

  • the people who seek the divinely appointed land (1 - cf. Galloping Events Ch. 4),


  • one held by them for a millenium (2), from which they were evacuated for a breach of divine law and truth, including murder of the Messiah (something wrought, along with Rome),


  • one to which they have been appointed to return for millenia (3),


  • one where they have such a minimal modicum of land as both to be an insult following the World War I promises internationally, and in terms of living room at all (4).

Indeed (5) there smallness is such that their land is only with all but miraculous assistance (and sometimes with it as predicted in Zech. 12 and seen since 1948 repeatedly) able to be defended at all.

From this sliver, there are many who seem to seek to exhume more of this little Israeli island from the graveyard many seem to have conceived it to be for Jews: and things of this order Arabs have repeatedly, with various others such as Egypt under Nasser, declared or implied  the matter to be, in prospect.

That such desire by Jews to be in their land, Zionism if you so conceive it, that this should be accorded the name 'racism' is an elegance of witticism or a disaster of irrationality and inhumanity. Lands are vast and wealth no less, for the many who embrace Islam, on all sides of the country, if it could be called that, of Israel. Racism to return to our inheritance, and to seek to maintain some small part of what has even been internationally promised with a liberality of word far removed from the paucity of deed !

If, then, it be an 'elegance', so verbally to attack this Jewish desire as racism with the term Zionism used as if one of abuse: then it is an unseemly and shameless, an immoral and unfounded taunt; and if it be merely a 'disaster', then no less is it a shambles. Such verbal concoctions cannot stand. It appears that failing in logic, there are those internationally who would like to see Israel even less than it is: on the one hand, by violence, blowing up women and children as an inveterate form of war, or on the other, by chilling diplomatic amputations.

What a charming international excursion!

As for Israel, it is time that it returned to the Lord; for autonomy in this world, their own or anyone else's, when it comes to the point of the self-declaration of God, is not merely unwise, but in the end justly unworkable. There are greater things than land to be concerned about, and though the LORD has graciously returned the nation as He SAID He would do, yet He has also provided for their return to Him, even to that self-same Messiah the world of the United Nations seems set on ignoring, and from whom they also departed.

It is only in Him the world will find peace: for the world is HIS! Theft is not before God a wise operation, nor is it just!

In Israel there will be large numbers shortly do this - how soon we do not know - as provided (cf. SMR Ch. 9, Answers to Questions Ch. 5, Romans 11, Ezekiel 36-37, SMR Appendix A).

It should meanwhile be carefully noted that the thunder is coming, the direct, fearless fiasco of the nations climbing up on their band-wagon, using powerful megaphones and telling God that this is THEIR earth, and His word can be forgotten. Unfortunately for them, it is not their earth, a fact they do not seem to have noticed; and His word will not be forgotten by Him, nor will it, as always is the case, fail to be seen implemented in history, in whatever it has said.

The day may soon come when those who seek to rule this world without the God of the Bible, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ,  may wish their tune were more harmonious with the happy blessedness of the will and word of God Almighty, whose Son Jesus Christ has paid for sin, but does not accept rebellion that rejects mercy and declares man god (cf. Ezekiel 28:9, Psalm 2).

At such pompous parodies of truth He laughs, as in Psalm 2 He declares.