Day 249 Swords of Iron – “Happy Shavuot Pentecost”

Chaim begins the video by informing his viewers that the festival of Shavuot/Pentecost is beginning that evening. This is the 50th day of the “Omer Count” that he has been sharing with his viewers for the past seven weeks.

He says that as he’s serving in the IDF during this war, hearing explosions and going on missions, he thinks about what Israel’s future will be like and he thinks that part of the answer lies in looking at what the past has been like. He quotes Exodus 19:2; For they had departed from Rephidim, had come to the Wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness. So Israel camped there before the mountain.

Reminding his viewers that he is the Executive Director of the Aliyah Return Center, Chaim says that this verse describing this ancient Aliyah of the Children of Israel to the Promised Land is relevant to the current situation. It describes the different tribes of Israel in the plural as they make their way, but when they arrive “before the mountain” they are suddenly described in the singular tense.

This implies the unity of the tribes at that moment, which was the first Shavuot. This is the moment when God gave His people the Torah, and on this current Shavuot, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the need for unity amidst all the challenges we’re facing.

Chaim then gives several examples from other passages of Scripture as well as non-Biblical books of Jewish history which speak of important events in the life of the Nation happening at this time of the year. He says that unity was a key part of what got us through all those challenges and opportunities we faced in the past and it’s badly needed now in this time of great challenges and also great opportunities.

He adds that he remembers how divided the country was in the months before October 7th, when the judicial reforms were being debated in the Knesset and massive protests both for and against them were happening in the streets and in the media. He expresses his deep hope that we don’t return to that atmosphere of division.

There’s an expression that Chaim says he often hears and repeats himself in the Army “together we’ll have the victory.” He believes that this unity is necessary not only between different factions within Israel, but also between the Jewish people and God and between Israelis and their allies around the world.

He says that this also includes all those who believe in a prophetic destiny for Israel, including the massive Aliyah that is just beginning as Jews around the world flee the rise in anti-Semitism. Those who believe in the promises of God for the future of Israel must be prepared to be about the business of helping these new immigrants as they arrive in Israel.

 Chaim says that he and his comrades are risking their lives for the future God has ordained for Israel, and he asks his viewers to honor that sacrifice by making sacrifices of their own to help bring that future into focus.

He then switches to speaking about a recent book by Joel Richardson which posits that Mount Sinai was in what is today Saudi Arabia, not the Sinai Peninsula as has long been believed. Chaim asks his viewers to put a note in the comments section of the video telling what they think about this intriguing possibility.

But then he switches again to talk about Mount Moriah, in the Galilee, and the events which occurred there. He quotes Joel 2:27-29; Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. God’s Spirit Poured Out “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

Chaim says that he believes those days are coming soon, and it’s time for the people of God to unite and receive the blessings that these verses speak of.

He concludes by wishing his viewers and happy Shavuot and invites them to continue supporting Israel and the Aliyah Return Center.


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