* Editor's Commentaries - #41  Trojan Horses & Israel 

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.  Beware of ------- bearing gifts!

" Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!" - ancient saying attributed to Helen of Troy (by the editor).

"If you can't defeat your enemy via direct attack & traditional warfare, try subtlety." - "ancient Greek saying" (coined by the editor).

.  Did anyone say Trojan Horse? 

.  Once upon a time, long ago, in antiquity, the epic account goes, the armies of the Greeks led by seemingly mythical warrior greats could not overcome the Trojans in direct warfare; after failing in their long-protracted attempts to overthrow Troy and slaughter its inhabitants, they hit upon a clever ruse, they would play to the vanity and idolatry of the Trojans (which the Greeks were also subject to, you've heard the old saw "it takes one to know one") and would leave a parting "gift" behind for the Trojans, while they feigned to cease and desist from warring against the Trojans, and to depart from the area.

Can you comprehend the Trojans imagining that their mortal enemies the Greeks would create a fabulous "parting gift" for them after trying and failing to utterly destroy Troy for years!  Imagine it, the people of Greece are so incensed with Troy that they form an army of armies to march to distant Troy and spend years of gruesome combat to annihilate the Trojans; but finally they determine the hated foe is too mighty to conquer, so they give up, and before retreating back to Greece, they craft a fabulous gift for their hated enemies (as if to apologize for the trouble they have caused)!  And this in the context of a Grecian force which is devoid of any fear whatever that the Trojans will seek to invade Greece.  Amazing, to say the least!

The "gift" the Greeks purportedly left behind for the Trojans was a beautiful, and huge, carved Horse Statue, which hid a squadron of the Greeks' most valorous and elite troops.  The Trojans were delighted with the peace-offering trophy left by the Greeks, and though there was no need to protect the bauble from anyone, they took the prize inside, into the heretofore impregnable city-state fortress of Troy.  The Trojans celebrated their "victory" with drunken revelry.  But during the night the Greek army returned to await the opening of the Trojan fortress by their covert commandos; the elite Greek squadron crept out of the Trojan Horse, overcame the token force of keepers of the fortress-gates, and opened the unconquerable Trojan fortress to the Greek's slaughtering army.  Troy fell!  What the Greeks had failed to do over many years was accomplished in a night by craft & subtlety, thanks to the vanity, foolishness, and paganism of the Trojans, which the Greeks used against them (fatal weaknesses which the Greeks ironically shared).

If Israel's leaders and people persist in blindly, vainly, foolishly clinging to the lie that they can (and must) obtain peaceful coexistence with their mortal enemies by continuing to be compelled by number one ally USA into making further wholesale suicidal concessions to their mortal enemies, they will one day wake up to find a gun at their head, and no opportunity to attempt to defend themselves and their families and loved ones; they will be as safe as the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games (and you know how that turned out, don't you?)!

.  Today the United States of America is host to millions, yes I did say MILLIONS of people who claim foremost and ultimate allegiance not to God the Father, God the Son - Jesus Christ, & God the Holy Ghost, nor to the United States of America, but instead to something in diametric opposition to God the Father, God the Son - Jesus Christ, & God the Holy Ghost, and the USA; this is a fatal problem!  The United States in the near future will decide whether it will side with the pagans, the heathens, the infidels, the worshippers of false gods, worshippers of demons...in the pursuit of a pluralist, secular humanist  agenda (which has been in the works for many decades now).

If the United States stays the wayward course it has pursued for so long, it will become a party directly participating in the attempted overthrow and utter destruction of Israel!

If Israel stays the wayward course it has pursued for so long, it will find itself violently overthrown and utterly destroyed!

If Israel wakes up, i.e., if a significant minority of Israelis wake up and act to cause Israel to refuse to make any further utterly ruinous concessions to the surrounding peoples, all of whom are enemies of Israel, bent on the destruction of Israel, then and only then, can Israel expect to survive.*  However, the only way Israeli Jews will reach such a steadfast position will be if they come to faith in Christ Jesus.  I should hasten to add that the overwhelming majority of professing christians in the USofA do not agree with such a steadfast non-negotiable position/policy by and for Israel!

* By survive, I mean endure until Israel is invaded and overthrown, per Zechariah 14, immediately prior to the triumphant return of the Lord Jesus the Christ, the Messiah.  The Bible is true, but the majority of Jews today (in Israel and abroad) are secular humanist pagans and are devoid of faith in God and his holy Word.  As for those Israeli Jews who are less or more religious, e.g., "reform," "conservative," "fundamentalist," "ultra-fundamentalist" (Hassidim), a common denominator is that they reject Jesus as Christ, they reject Jesus as Messiah, they reject Jesus as Lord and Saviour.  In other words, their religion is vain, it is dead religion.

The only Jews that are not dead spiritually are those who have come to faith in Jesus Christ, and if they have come to faith in Jesus Christ, then they have either left Jewry, or they have been cast out.  That being said, a minority, but nonetheless a great number of Israeli Jews, will be spiritually saved immediately before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (according to the Old Testament, which all Jews should be familiar with and concur with).

.  He doesn't really believe that old Trojan Horse story, does he?  

  Occasionally I think while standing up, walking, or even chewing gum, though I can't say I necessarily do my best thinking while exerting myself in these ways - Editor/Ed.

Boys are so silly, I prefer to do my deep thinking, reflection, ruminating, and meditation, while I am reclining at length in the tub, preferably with several servants to attend to my every whim and need.  [One must be careful to only think in moderation while soaking, though, lest one should turn into a prune!]  Umm, I wonder if those silly hunky stone-age boys are thinking about me?  If they think they can use me like I'm some worthless disposable thing, they've got another thing coming! 

{No, bathing beauty.  If I had a lady like you to think about (but a little less "hard-bodied"), I wouldn't manage to think of anything else.  It is true, God does work in mysterious ways.}

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Al's secret to his superior thinking - sitting down.

 Ah yes, now I see the resemblance between Albert Einstein and CBM's Editor, they are both hard-bodied hunks (almost as if chiseled out of stone) and undeniably dreamers.



what's a hunk, am i a hunk too?  boy, i think that lady has the right idea, a relaxing soak in the tub home (toc)

ok you little feller, but while you are splashing around, pretend you are winston churchill, and not a seal.

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