9th November 2013, hej,mgh
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1 June Commentary here
2 June Commentary here
3 June Commentary here
4 June Commentary here
5 June Commentary here
6 June On this day Commentary here
7 June On this day- Commentary here Links ot events below
On 5th Jordan shelled Israel, who did not want to fight Jordan. After a Jordanian artillery attack on western Jerusalem, on the 6th Israel organized and attack led by Dayan on Jordan's position, and that afternoon, their Air Force destroyed much of the Jordanian Air Force. Not wanting to damage the old city, the Jewish forces encired it.
Judges 1 "the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand."(1:1-2) "Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire. And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley. And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron:"(1:8-10) which was encouraging, as was these were thea areas Isarel bagan to battle for on that day. "Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof. And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain;.. And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day."(1:18-21) Which as events since have revealed Isarel has been shown to have repeated history.
Isaiah 30 "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!" (1-2) But not withstanding that "For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:"(19-20)
Hebrews 13 As the heart pondered events that day, "Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body." (13:3)"For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come."(13:14)
There was heavier fighting between Israel and Jordan on the 7th June, Jews capturing the fortress of Latrun at daybreak and Mount Scopus was linked to Jerusalem. The Israeli Air Force destroyed the Jordanian reinforcements coming from Jericho to Jerusalem. Dayan worried that the UN would declare a ceasefire decided to capture Jerusalem using paratroopers who entered the Old City appropriately through the Lion's Gate and who first captured the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. These Paratroopers fought the Jordanian defenders street-by-street and hand-to-hand so as to not damage the city. Thus note how the events that day repeated history and fulfilled prophecy that might be read that day,
Judges 2|3"And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, 'I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this?'(2:1-2) Because that this people hath transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice; I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died: That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not." (2:20-22) From this we might note why so many were inherited that became a thorn.. "to teach them war"(3:2)
Isaiah 31 "Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity. Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together."(1-3) Already at that time Egypt was shown to be weak, and Jordan who desired to "help" Egypt had its air force destroyed. "For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey," it was the Lion gate the Jewish Paratroopers entered, "when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice," which was the UN and Dayan was not 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;" first they knocked out Jordan's air force, " defending also he will deliver it;" when the air force removed the Jordanian reinforcements, "and passing over he will preserve it."(4-5) which was fulfilled when air superiority allowed Isarel to maintain their gains, and prevented damage to Jerusalem. The bessign of air superiority was established in the very first part when by miracle Israel could destory Egypt's air force- on the ground. Speaking of things above that 'come down', the New Testament reading,
James 1 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures."(17-18) To be part of the 'firstborn son', the son, by a great deliverence, brought out of Egypt.to top
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