Never give in, never give in, never, never, never! – Winston Churchill

We live in a season of momentous events. As Purim began, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke for the third time before the U.S. Congress.

Those who already favor him received him as a hero; those who do not, see him as a political strategist. I am not surprised.

With growing fervor, the two “sides of the aisle” in America increasingly divide. The same is true in Israel.

Bibi “Channels” Churchill

Netanyahu spoke very directly about the threat from a nuclear Iran, which mirrors the threat of ancient Persia when Haman tried to annihilate the Jewish people. Many people described “Bibi” as “channeling” Winston Churchill. I don’t believe in “channeling,” per se, but I’m hungry for genuine statesmen to take the world stage.

churchillYou have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill.

The Israeli elections have come and gone; the direction for Israel is set, with the surrounding nations still salivating over its potential destruction.

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

The existential threats to Israel remain, and the West still lags behind in acknowledging the reality of global jihad. Somehow, we have a fantasy regarding our ability to fight barbaric terror with academic words and highbrow philosophy.

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Winston Churchill

Israel is a small nation. But it is an island of sanity in the midst of bizarre, dicta- torial, oppressive countries that are full of military proxies for Iran: Hamas in the south and Hezbollah in the north, with a “West Bank” of dubious intentions.

iranWe shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill

So how then shall we live? As believers in the Jewish Messiah, we should be ready and able to stand with God’s people and land, “especially those of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). We can do this in a very practical way by making a pilgrimage, through which we boost the Israeli economy and meet the “living stones”Messianics who are rebuilding the Church where it began.

What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? Winston Churchill

As I see weakness and prejudice in the media, I am convinced that ZLM needs to expand the ministry’s influence and raise our voice. I think Winston Churchill was correct when he observed:

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

 

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