Obama and Netanyahu
©May 20, 2009 Asher Intrater
The Obama and Netanyahu meetings ended inconclusively, which is all that could be expected at this time. The United States position seems to be changing from one of staunch ally of Israel to one of neutral moderator between Israel and the Islamic nations. In other words, no nation in the world right now is declaring itself as an ally of Israel. This presents a challenge to the international body of Messiah, those who are true believers in Yeshua (Jesus) and the God of the Bible. They are the only ones who can remain loyal to the biblical covenants.
The essence of Netanyahu's position is this: Israel is in favor of continuing peace talks, but they must be based on real give and take, not just on concessions from Israel's side.
One of the slogans of international pressure on Israel is "Land for Peace": Israel should give up more land in exchange for peace with the Islamic nations. The total land area of the Middle East is 5,200,000 square miles. Israel's land area is 8,000 square miles. The claim that the key to peace is for the group with 8 thousand square miles to give up land to the group with 5 million square miles doesn't make sense to me.
The Earth will be Filled with His Glory
Recently I had a dream in which I saw the beginning of planet earth being filled with the presence of God. The elements of nature – trees and rivers and mountains – all came to life. Biblical Paradise is a restored Garden of Eden.
The spirit of a human is connected to his soul, and his soul is connected to his body. The body of man was originally taken from the earth; so there is a connection between the physical body of man and the land of planet earth. After a person dies, his spirit and soul leave his body, and his body returns to the earth to decay.
Therefore the resurrection of the human race is also connected to the restoration of the earth. The dead bodies of all humans are in the earth. At the resurrection, the power of God will fill those bodies and they will come back to life in a new and glorious form (or unto eternal punishment). The same glory power that fills the earth to resurrect the dead will at the same time fill the earth to transform nature back to its original form.
The earth and the bodies of men are linked in covenant
and in material. When man sinned, his body lost its glory, and planet earth
fell into corruption. When the children of God are given their new glorified
bodies (Philippians 3:21; I Corinthians 15:35-49), so will
nature be restored to its glory. The coming kingdom of God includes a "regeneration" of
the earth (Matthew 19:28; Revelation 21-22). Both the resurrection
and the regeneration are part of the "new creation" (II
Corinthians 5:17; Revelation 21:5).
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