To Israel shame the Defense Minister Ya’alon is weak when it comes to the core foundation of the establishment of the Nation of Israel. In a recent article published in Israel National News entitled Ya’alon Criticizes Religious IDF Commander for Invoking God. The carefully worded article shows that the defense minister understood the heart of the Commander, Col Ofer Winter of the Givati Brigade, when he wrote this statement during a media storm. “the terrorist Gazan enemy that curses, reviles and insults the God of the campaigns of Israel” but was sharp in his criticism, Ya’alon spoke about Israel’s military being made up of all factions and groups including Bedouins, Arab Christians, Jews and non-religious Jews. He went on to point out his appreciation for the religious Jews for recently joining the IDF but then condemned “…I think commanders should carefully guard the IDF as the Israel Defense Forces and not the Defense Forces of a particaular group, and speak in a way that connects to all.”
True Christians would have appreciated the Commander Col. Ofer Winter’s comments and so would true Arabs that really stand with Israel. Joshua Ben-Nun, the original commander of Israel’s National Forces had a much different approach than that of the current Defense Minister of Israel, Ya’alon and if we ever expect The God of Israel to stand for our people then we must needs to look back in Biblical History and see what it takes to have The God of Israel in our defense.
“And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.” – Exodus 17:9-12
Joshua, the son of Nun or Ben-Nun in Hebrew was commissioned by Moshe (Moses) in the battle against the people of Amalek. The Biblical account records as long as Moses hands were up Joshua prevailed but when his hands were down then Amalek prevailed, then we see a rather odd statement made in verse 12 “But Moses hands were heavy” it seems the scripture is not implying; from mass or large hands but rather tired, much like that of Yeshua His hands were held up by nails until the battle was conquered, His hands became heavy as well but because His hands are up we are more than conquers.
There are numerous verses where God commands Moses to encourage Joshua the Son of Nun for He would lead Israel to the Promise Land and we see not only does these Words of God get fulfilled but Joshua Ben-Nun is a commander that envokes The God of Israel in all battles.
“And Joshua smote them from Kadeshbarnea even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon. And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.” – Joshua 10:41-42
Mr Defense Minister Ya’alon I ask you to consider what The God of Israel expects of you if you are to lead his soldiers. Only then will you be successful for the children of Israel. In Joshua’s book chapter 10 we see that The God of Israel fought for His people and even Gaza was given unto his hands.
When Joshua fought the battle against the Amorites and at the death of a few men he stopped the battle, he knew something was wrong! And there was something seriously wrong Achan had stolen the Babylonian garment and the gold wedge. Today in Israel we have allowed certain politicians and even our religious leaders to make a covenant with Rome, the Babylonians! For what? A gold wedge for the economy and your Babylonian garments. Shame on our leaders for allowing the spirit of Achan to revive in the land of Israel.