“Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My Name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
Yahweh’s People aren’t Go-Along, Get-Along Types
The Israeli people’s desire for acceptance by the world is working against them. In particular, they want acceptance from Europeans, but they will never achieve it.
Seeking acceptance from Europeans isn’t just wrong; it’s potentially catastrophic. The Holocaust should have taught them that.
The video below hints at the problem I’m addressing:
Israel’s longing for acceptance by Europeans is difficult for me to understand. Part of the explanation may be that the ancestry of many Israelis can be traced through Europe, but the same can be said for Russia.
The technology boom for which Israel is so famous today is rooted in the migration of Russian Jews to Israel following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Still, Israelis don’t have the same positive attitude toward Russia that they have toward Europe.
By Yahweh’s design, more than any other country in the world, Israel has a destiny that is tied closely to Him. Every country should be seeking Israel’s blessings, not the other way around.
By-and-large, Israeli people don’t know that, or at least they don’t behave as though they know it. Obviously, some do, but most don’t. That’s a serious shortcoming.
Those who do know it are seen as “right-wing” radicals by most Israelis. That’s regrettable.
If being faithful to Yahweh causes problems, that’s the way it has to be. Yahweh’s people have no choice except to follow Him.
Actually, they do have a choice, and they made the right one.
I used to tell my students at UVA that two fears drive most people: 1) the fear of failure and 2) the fear of ridicule. Since great accomplishments come from people who are immune to those fears, learning to reject them is key.
It would be more accurate to say that people who make a big difference in the world are not immune to those fears, but they have made up their minds that those fears won’t cripple them and prevent them from doing what they know is right. That’s what distinguishes them from the pack.
Most people spend their lives trying desperately to avoid failure and ridicule, and as a result, they join the ranks of the masses in the go-along, get-along horde. That’s a tragedy.
In the early 1980s, Tom Peters co-authored a book titled In Search of Excellence. It was a great book for my strategy and leadership students to read. In it, he talked about the kinds of things that separate great firms from the rest.
In a video stemming from the book, Peters talked about a run-of-the-mill firm that was having problems. When confronted with the truth, the leaders of the firm justified by their mediocre performance by saying, “We’re no worse than anybody else.”
They were right. The entire industry was loaded with mediocre firms, and as a result, nothing great was happening. That’s a sure sign that an industry is dying.
Yahweh’s people can’t fit in with the masses. It’s not permitted because they represent Him.
I call Hebrews chapter 11 the Hall of Faith. Take a few minutes and read it. The people discussed there are recognizable to this day because they didn’t fit in. If they had allowed normal human fear to drive them, they wouldn’t be mentioned there.
If this interests you, take a look at What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? I wrote it for Yahweh’s people.
To see videos that explain the importance of God’s Name, click here.
The battle between the FBI and Apple over the unlocking of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook’s mobile phone would have piqued the interest of many in Israel’s flourishing technology industry.
Not least because at the American government’s request, a recent court hearing in the FBI’s legal fight to force Apple to unlock the iPhone was cancelled, with the FBI saying a third party had emerged with an alternative method to get into the phone. According to local media, that third party was potentially from Israel.
Citing ”actors in the sector who know the subject well” Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that the Israeli company Cellebrite, which offers forensic mobile phone services to major law enforcement agencies abroad, helped the FBI in its efforts to crack the phone’s security. It had signed a contract with the US law enforcement agency in 2013, Yedioth reported.
2: Jerusalem Post—Former ICC chief prosecutor talks Israel, the Palestinians and ISIS:
The West is hypocritical for going to war with ISIS.
Luis Moreno Ocampo says that at age 32, he knew he’d just been “appointed to the most important job I’d have in my life.”
Moreno Ocampo became a household name, and for many a beacon of light when, in 1985, he argued the case against the Argentine military leaders who had murderously ruled his country from 1976 to 1983.
But he is better known these days as the first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and as such, the man to whom both Israelis and Palestinians looked, with a mixture of fear and hope, for a possible legal framework for the ongoing regional conflict.
LMO: Palestine’s accession [to the court] should not be construed as aggression. It could have a positive aspect. Palestine is committed to non-violence, and to investigate and prosecute cases of violence, and that should be something Israel could value. OK, Palestine could help to control rockets. And Israel also has to understand that there are issues. If it attacks Gaza, the ICC could intervene. Or the settlements could be reviewed by the ICC. So, in some ways I think it’s better because it’s a legal discussion, not a war.
SnyderTalk Comment: Luis Moreno Ocampo is deluded.
Where truth is concerned, the ICC, LMO, and Europe are serious problems.
Obama and Hillary Clinton fit in nicely with them.
3: The Telegraph—Charity backing anti-Israel rallies has state cash pulled:
The government has ceased funding a British charity which sponsored events accused of promoting hatred and violence against Jews.
The Department for International Development (Dfid) said that it no longer supported War on Want, which helped pay for “Israeli Apartheid Week” in February this year.
The statement comes as the Telegraph obtained undercover recordings of events where anti-Semitism, demands for the destruction of Israel or naked support for terror were expressed by academics and others at meetings in some of Britain’s most prestigious universities.
One speaker, Max Blumenthal, the son of a close adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, praised a massacre by Hamas as sending an “incredible message” and said that taking up arms should be “normal” for Palestinians. He compared Israel to the terrorist group Isil, describing it as “the Jewish State of Israel and the Levant, Jsil”.
SnyderTalk Comment: Regrettably, the same kinds of things are taking place in the U.S., but thanks to Obama and Hillary Clinton, nothing is being done about it.
Islamophobia is on the rise in the United States and U.S presidential candidates have targeted Muslims during the election campaign, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
Erdogan, a pious man who has styled himself as a champion for Muslims in Turkey and beyond, spoke at the opening of a Turkish-sponsored mosque near Washington, reportedly the largest Muslim house of worship in the United States.
“There are still people walking around calling Muslims terrorists. I am watching with bewilderment and astonishment that some candidates still defend this position in the current presidential election in America,” Erdogan said.
SnyderTalk Comment: There’s a reason why the world sees Muslims as terrorists, and you have to be a fool not to see it.
Erdogan lives in a dream world. His dream is a nightmare for the rest of us.
The U.S. isn’t Europe. I hope it never will be.
Turkey would be better off if Erdogan and people like him were not involved in politics. Obviously, that’s just wishful thinking on my part.
5: Washington Post—At rallies, Hillary Clinton’s supporters are looking for logic, not passion:
They began arriving a full four hours early, hundreds of people stretching single file outside a Phoenix high school. It was a hot and cloudless day, but the people had come prepared to endure, preparation and endurance being hallmarks of a Hillary Clinton rally.
They slathered on sunscreen. They popped open umbrellas. They reached into purses and fanny packs for little baggies of trail mix, ignoring the yelling Donald Trump supporters across the street, and the carload of Bernie Sanders fans that kept whizzing by — “Bernieeeee!” they shouted through the window, their hair flying free. Their own hairlines glistened with sweat.
“She’s a serious candidate, and she doesn’t have to entertain me,” said Chris Haggerty, 58, a pastor in her third hour of waiting, of moving in small increments toward the high school doors.
SnyderTalk Comment: Looking for logic from Hillary Clinton is like digging for diamonds in a cesspool. If you find one, you know that it got there by accident.
SnyderTalk Comment: This is Jerusalem.
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
See “His Name is Yahweh”.