Thursday, February 10, 2011

Art of New Wineskins Calls It, I believe.

Watch Saudi (For Reasons You May Not Expect)

In Ezekiel 38, God reveals how most of the nations of the Middle East, as well as Russia and its allies, will come up against Israel. Familiar stuff to this crowd, I expect. What often gets overlooked is v13:

Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its leaders will say to you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?’

Basically, those two national-ethnic groups, the Sheba-ites and the Dedan-ites, plus the various merchants of faraway places say to the rest of Israel’s enemies:

What on earth are you doing? Are you nuts?

It should be noted that these groups, and the merchants, are not Israel’s natural philosophical, theological or political allies and their comments aren’t even aimed in that direction. Yet they take exception to events which are driving towards the rest of the nations coming against Israel. Why?

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