Friday, September 28, 2012

Dear Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu

I listened with great interest to your recent speech at the United Nations.  There was much of it with which I agree.  I especially liked how you referred to King David who 3000 years ago led Israel militarily to regional dominance and how you seized on the promise given to Abraham that the land would belong to his descendants forever.

I also noticed that you made no explicit mention to the name of the God of Israel.  True, the name "Netanyahu" itself contains God's name and means "a gift from God."  Yet the name of God did not proceed from your lips and you did not acknowledge the land as a gift from Him.  Why is that?

Is not the God of the patriarchs more precious than the patriarchs?  Is not the Creator of the land more precious than the land?

Yet today, Mr. Netanyahu, the nations possess the God who was formerly the God of Israel.  That is why in your speech you could refer to David as well as to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and we knew who you were talking about.   Moreover, we posses as our king, the Son of David, the seed of Abraham.

Are you not even a little jealous of this?  Right now you are like a divorced woman whose husband has left her because of her unfaithfulness.  Yet you brag of the things your husband gave you before betrayed him, as though you and we both did not know that they came from him.

Why not return to your husband?

Have you not read what Moses wrote long before David was born?

Deuteronomy 32:21
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

Be provoked with jealousy over the fact that Yah is our God, not yours - and we are not even a nation! The King of Israel is not Israel's King. Turn to your King, the Son of David, the Promised Seed of Abraham. And receive from Him, the promised land of heaven, of which your Mediterranean acreage is but a meager shadow.


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