Obadiah 10

10For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.

Edom committed great atrocities against Israel, Obadiah 11-14.

11In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them. 12But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.  13Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;  14Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.

The Edomites rejoiced at Israel’s destruction.  They took advantage of Judah’s distress and pillaged the land.  When Judeans tried to escape, the Edomites either killed or delivered them to the Babylonians.

Today, the modern Edomites are doing the same things.  They do not live in mountains.  Yet, they have the same strategy.  They sneak in and attack Israel in its weakest points.  Israel builds a wall and the Edomites of today claim that Israel is taking away their rights.  The Edomites of today dance in the street when an Israelite is killed.  They will take a Jew’s body and dismember it in public.  Just like the Edomites of past, they sneak in to destroy the people.

Physical Babylon does not exist today, but who supports the Edomites of today.  It is the rich Arab counties and many others.  Yet if they were really concerned, they would give them land and supply their needs.  They will build schools and raise their standard of living.  However, they do not do these things, because the truth is they use the modern Edomites to justify the conspiracy.  They hold up the Edomites of today and claim the inhumane treatment by Israel.  Yet, they themselves of the conspiracy want nothing to do with the modern Edomites in their own lands.  What they really want is Israel, a small sliver of land, God’s land to evaporate.  This is not a battle between the Arabs and Israel.  It goes far beyond that, God stated in Deuteronomy 7:6-9.

6For thou art an holy people unto Yehovah thy God: Yehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. 7Yehovah did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: 8But because Yehovah loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath Yehovah brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9Know therefore that Yehovah thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

God has chosen the Jews.  Through them He proves His enduring love.  The devil hates this.  As long as the Jews are alive, it proves the existence of God.  If the Jews were some how exterminated or kicked out of the land again, it would disprove God and much of the Bible.  It would repudiate the unconditional and permanent love of God.

Look hard at the Palestinians today and much of the world.  It is Edom and Babylon all over again.  It is the natural man in confusion.  It is the Natural Man challenging the Spiritual man.  It works vs. God’s Grace.  It is a force other than God that drives these people.

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