Message from the Founder June 2016
Dear Lovers of Israel,
I am writing to you from the Jerusalem, the eternal capital city of the Jewish people. It is in my heart to share with you in light of the dramatic historical event that took place in the United Kingdom, which has affected the European community and nations around the world. Allow me to share speaking the truth in love from my heart to yours.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.” (Proverbs 2:6-8).
It has been only in the past few decades that globalization has transformed nations and boosted economic growth in all nations, even developing nations. Now we are witnessing the earmarks of nations ending there desire for globalization and returning to their internal national interests first. We are living in historical times filled with dramatic life changing events that are occurring with increasing frequency. The historical events we are watching unfold today surrounding the rise and fall of globalization our future generations will study.
The melt down of the Arab world began when Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and other Muslim countries were torn apart, resulting in the formation of tribal configurations such as Sunni, Shia and others. This historical collapse of so many Muslim countries resulted in 500,000 people killed and millions fleeing to Europe leaving their Muslim nations. This fact alone has changed the demographics in Europe and within 100 years, Europe will hold one of the highest Muslim populations in the world.
The European Union has been under a European Union law since 1999, the Amsterdam Treaty, which provided borderless internal movement among the European community of nations. The free movement of persons was a core part of the original Treaty of Rome from the beginning of the European Economic Community. As the world watched the flood of Muslims from the Middle East into Europe we all witnessed the borderless concept begin to weaken as European nations began closing their borders to immigrants.
Now the United Kingdom has become the first nation to cast ballots to leave the European Union. The United Kingdom now returns to its basic national status, closing their borders, no longer wanting to be a part of European community. Will this be the beginning of the end for the European Union? Will more countries follow the United Kingdom, close their borders, and move away from the tone of politically correctness? Will each nation take its own destiny back into their hands no longer willing to take directives from Brussels, the capital of the European Union? The world is now paying a price for years of EU blindness and naïve ignorance. The diminished status of the United States as a world leader has been the price the United States has paid for its desire to be politically correct.
“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13).
Humanity needs both God’s Grace and God’s Mercy: His Grace of unmerited favor a gift we do not deserve and His Mercy, which is His Compassion, sparing us punishment from something we do deserve. Let us pray God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, will shine His light brightly on humanity to see and know how to live in peace for the sake of all future generations. Let us pray for wisdom for all leadership, especially for the new US President who will take office in January 2017. Let us pray that radicalization stemming from the lack of hope will stop before it migrates to the United States. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem for those who love you will be secure (Psalm 122:6). God Himself will watch over and protect Israel and the Jewish people for they are the apple of His eye (Zechariah 2:8).
In the in the midst of a storm, we CAN experience peace: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3)
Moshe Bar Zvi
Founder of LoveIsrael.com