God Makes History

Weekly Sabbath Survey
God Makes History —  2015
We often speak of people making history, like the brave men of the Alamo in Texas/U.S. history. But when we look closely at many historical accounts, we can perceive easily by faith, that God Himself writes the history of the world! The following piece was written by an American Messianic Jewish man who lives in Israel with his wife and two children. Watch the pieces fall together as the Lord makes His promises to be Yea and Amen. It will bless your heart and boost your faith! On the calendar today, it is the 6th day of Hanukah. A very important feast for the Jewish people (and we Gentiles, if we are paying attention). Nothing is insignificant to the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Yeshua. Every little “coincidence” is there to show us that YHVH is working on Earth in the affairs of men! What a marvelous time for us to be alive on Earth!!  ~crm
We have heard “History repeats itself.” And so it is that we are living in such a time as once again, Israel finds herself surrounded by enemies with few friends willing to stand with her. So often we wonder how things will turn out here…we’ve found it’s usually foolish to try to predict. But one thing is absolutely certain: the God of Israel is watching over this tiny nation!

I want to share a brief history lesson about the liberation of Jerusalem after WW 2. Early in 1917, John Hilton, a mechanic in the British Royal Flying Corps, attended church one Sunday morning. Noticing Hilton’s uniform, a clergyman approached and told him, having read Isaiah 31, he believed that airplanes would be used by the English air force to deliver Jerusalem into British hands. He was right…but only partly…

Months later, General Allenby was seeking advice from London as he prepared to liberate Jerusalem from 400 years of Turkish rule. He received a wire from London. The wire quoted Isaiah 31:4-5, “For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem, defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.”

After receiving the wire, Allenby called for planes to fly low over Jerusalem, dropping leaflets warning the Turks of his coming. When the Turks picked up the leaflets and read the name Allenby, they heard, “Allah en Nebi”, which, in Arabic, means “Prophet of Allah”, so they surrendered Jerusalem without firing a shot! A Tenth Century Islamic poet with which they were familiar, had written, “The man who will conquer Jerusalem and redeem it from the infidel for all time to come will enter the Holy City humbly on foot, and his name is God’s prophet.” In respect for the city of his savior’s death and resurrection, Allenby dismounted his horse and walked into Jerusalem on foot. The liberation of Jerusalem took place the first day of Chanukah, the feast of dedication, in 1917.

The creative providence of our God is astounding in its details, and sometimes even reveals His sense of humor. He is not asleep, and His resources are far beyond our ability to comprehend. Who could have imagined that the name of an English general and the verse of an Islamic poet, would be the combination for a bloodless victory which would also fulfill an ancient Hebrew scripture?? So, we believe, in our present situation, again, God’s deliverance will come in the most unexpected ways. How He will do it this time? Watch for the unexpected ways He will work…even in your own situation!

(If this story has peaked your interest, I urge you to read O Jerusalem. You will be gripped and fascinated by the things that have taken place, the good and the bad, to bring the Nation of Israel back from the dead and into modern times.)
Behold, He that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4

 

Charlene Reams Manning, Believer in the Lord Jesus Messiah                                                     
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