Genesis 2:9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
As I sat on my balcony in Jerusalem this afternoon, I was looking at the two trees that are in my neighbor’s yard. One of them is dead and has been dead for a long time. The other is alive and thriving and they are rooted right next to each other. (The photo above is the two trees without the dwelling and roof litter visible.) As I looked, I felt that the Lord was speaking to me about the situation we find ourselves embroiled in here in Israel with the two people groups who live side by side. We have the Jewish people and we have a ‘so called’ Palestinian people. The one people group, Jewish, celebrate life, the other, the Palestinian people group, who celebrate death. The one group wants to see the other dead and is attempting to do this one death at a time. The other group is in the process of trying to cause the other to live and thrive. This in essence is the issue here in Israel as I and the Jewish people see it. The one says they want a two state solution which in reality is a lie as they really want a one state solution without the Jewish state in existence. This was evident from the very day back in 1948 when Israel became a state.
But, you see, we have a third problem, the God of the Muslim and the God of the Jew. The one is a God who celebrates death and the other celebrates life. Satan, Lucifer, the devil was thrown out of God’s presence because he wanted to be exalted higher than the God of Creation. He is determined to take as many of Elohim’s people with him as he will eventually be thrown into that lake of fire for his eternal damnation.
As I look at the world today, I can see so very clearly that broad road that leads to death and eternal torment and that narrow road that leads to life and eternal happiness. The gate to that narrow way is in non-other than Yeshua Ha Machiah, Jesus the Christ. He is the only one who can validate our ticket to Heavenly joy. There are many who will try to seduce us into another false gospel, do not be deceived; there is only one Yeshua, son of the living God who has the ability to carry us into eternal salvation.
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