The First Biblical War in Gaza and Israel’s War Today

Three thousand years ago, God saved His people from slavery in the land of Egypt. He promised them a land of plenty. The quickest route for their journey from slavery to the land that He promised would have been to travel from Egypt through the Gaza Strip and then through the Negev Desert into the land of Israel. However, this was through the land of the Philistines, and at the time there was war in land. God saw into the heart of His people, and He knew that they were not ready to follow His plans. “When Pharoah let the people go, God did not lead the by the way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer, for God said, ‘The people may have a change of heart when they see war and return to Egypt’” (Exodus 13:17). Thus, He led them into the desert and a time of preparation.

Today that same place in southern Israel is where the brutal Hamas attacks last October originated. Due to these unprecedented attacks, 300,000 brave young men and women have enrolled into reserve duty for the Israeli Defense Force. Many have returned from other lands to Israel to serve. The typical response of civilians during wartime is to run to safe zones. These Jewish people are proving to the God of Israel that they are ready to defend the land. This time, they will not have to go through the wilderness. Jeremy Gimpel from Land of Israel Fellowship shares, “The Jewish people have become strong enough not only to face the land of the Philistines, but to go down there to go and face the evil and be victorious!”

Watch the following link as Jeremy explains how the promises of the Torah are unfolding before our eyes: