Message from the Founder: May 2014
Dear Lovers of Israel,
God Bless you from Zion! I am writing to you from Jerusalem, the Eternal and Undivided capital of Israel. Today Israel is mourning in remembrance of the loss of 23,169 soldiers who lost their lives in the battle for Israel’s independence and the many wars and battles since. We remember the fallen heroes every year – one day – before we start the celebrations of our year of Independence. Our tears of heartbreak are mingled with tears of joy and happiness. We in Israel are celebrating our 66th “birth-day!”
The great miracle of rebirth of the Nation of Israel can be explained through God’s Holy Word. God’s Holy Word was fulfilled the day the British mandate was terminated and the Nation of Israel was established. Israel’s declaration proclaimed that day was that the State of Israel would ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex, and guaranteed freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture.
“Who ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Is a country born in one day? Is a nation brought forth all at once? For as soon as Zion went into labor, she brought forth her children.” (Isaiah 66:8)
Freedom for the Jews from centuries of persecution came in the establishment of the State of Israel, but at a high cost. In 1945, we lost 6 million Jews who were murdered by the Nazi regime. Then in 1948, Israel who was only one day old was forced to protect herself against six different armies during the war of Independence. The young Israeli nation lost 6,000 soldiers during this war, which at the time was about 1% of the total population that lived in the Holy Land. By God’s divine destiny, Israel prevailed and miraculously survived and now 66 years later I am happy to share with you that 8.2 million Israelis are currently living in Israel, their eternal homeland, with Jerusalem as its capital.
“I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel; they will rebuild and inhabit the ruined cities; they will plant vineyards and drink their wine, cultivate gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant them on their own soil, no more to be uprooted from their land, which I gave them,” says the Lord your God. (Amos 9:14-15)
Today, Israel has one of the best armies in the world with its Israel Defense Forces (IDF). It has one of the strongest high tech markets in the world and within the last few years discovered gas in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Israel, that would contribute tens of billions of dollars into the Israeli economy in the near future.
On this year’s great day of Independence, I kindly ask you all to keep praying for Israel and to always stand with her. This would be the strongest and best response to all our enemies.
“I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:2-3)
I send you Love and Blessings from Zion and I pray that our God will richly bless you, your family and your Nation according to His Word always remembering to Love Israel.
Until I write you again, Shalom, Shalom.
Moshe Bar Zvi