Chaim starts out by saying that Shabbat has ended and with it the opportunity to rest. He says that some of his comrades didn’t get to rest on the outgoing sabbath but he has a feeling that they’re at the midpoint of their journey, that a corner has been turned. He says that the IDF WILL finish their mission, but not by their own strength but by they strength of the God of Israel.
He next asks God for help against he backdrop of scenes from Jerusalem where people had to run for shelter from incoming rockets as they were attempting to pray at the Western Wall.
He also says the nation is in mourning after hearing the news that the IDF accidently killed three hostages who were trying to escape Hamas captivity. The circumstances surrounding this accident are not entirely clear and an investigation is ongoing, but Chaim says that anyone who has ever been in battle knows that it’s very confused and disorganized and accidents happen.
He quotes Psalms 20:7; Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
Chaim says, “we trust in chariots of fire” in a reference to 2 Kings 6:17 ;And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
He says that some are wondering why Israel is hitting a UN school, and he explains that the school was being used as a weapons storehouse by Hamas and otherwise no longer being used for innocent purposes and so in order to put a stop to the threat emanating from that facility it was hit.
He then quotes Daniel 12:5-7; Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank. And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?” Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.
He says he knows this means the power of the Jewish people will be completely exhausted at some point, and that’s when God Himself will directly intervene in human affairs and punish those who have come against His people and His land.
Chaim concludes by saying he knows that US President Joe Biden and many others don’t want Israel to finish Hamas off completely, but Chaim thinks the IDF can and should do that exact thing. He also encourages his viewers to do a deep dive into what “the time of Jacob’s trouble” is all about in the Bible.