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December 26th, 2018

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End Time Lessons from Israel’s Iron Lady – Golda Meir

After reading, “My Life” – the autobiography of Golda Meir, I have grown in appreciation for the founding fathers and mothers of the modern state of Israel. They faced incredible challenges and yet helped “birth a nation in a day.” (Isaiah 66:8) I believe Golda’s story has prophetic significance for the final years before Yeshua returns. Here is the pattern I see:

Golda was born in 1898. She grew up in harsh conditions in Pinsk, Russia. In 1906 her family immigrated to America in search of freedom and a prosperous life. During her time in America she was influenced by her older sister’s politically active friends. One topic they often discussed was Zionism, which awakened a deep desire in Golda to one day move to Palestine. 

Her dream of joining other Jewish pioneers in Palestine came true in 1921 when she and her husband left the comforts of America behind. Her account of crossing the ocean by boat, and arriving into Tel Aviv by train over a month later is an absolute nightmare (pg. 52-55).  

The Tel Aviv she first set eyes on compared to the Tel Aviv of today point to one massive miracle of perseverance and development. They joined a Kibbutz in the Jezreel valley and worked the land day and night in unbearable conditions. Her husband’s health deteriorated so quickly that after three years they were forced to leave. During this time, her political connections expanded.

As they began to raise children in Jerusalem, Golda struggled to stay home. Because of her zeal for the settlement of Jews in Palestine, she was given numerous leadership roles in the pre-state Jewish government. Her responsibilities required her to travel often which put great strain on her marriage and family life. She admits that the cooling of her marriage was due to her not being around enough. 

Cornered

By 1934 she had moved her way up into the core leadership team of the pre-state government. The challenges they continually faced were overwhelming. Hitler was murdering Jews in Europe. The British government was forcefully opposing immigration of European Jews fleeing to Palestine for safety. Arab aggression against Jews was increasing across Palestine with the British doing very little to stop them. They had no formal combat training and no funds to adequately construct their own army in order to defend themselves. 

Ben Gurion, Golda and the rest of the leaders of the government firmly agreed that they could no longer let their future be determined by occupying powers. They needed to fight with all they had for the establishing of their own independent state. 

Golda was an atheist, but clearly God’s hand was upon her. She and the other leaders discerned that a great attack from the surrounding Arabs in the Middle East would come when they declared statehood. They urgently needed to raise millions of dollars in order to purchase arms to defend themselves. By a vote, Golda was chosen to travel to America in early 1948 to raise funds from the Jewish community. They doubted they could raise more than 8 million dollars. But miraculously, in just six weeks, Golda managed to raise 55 million dollars! The American Jews wept as she described the urgent situation in Palestine and many even took out loans in order to give. 

The day following the Israeli declaration of independence, the neighboring Arab countries attacked Israel as they had suspected. Not only did Israel manage to stop the assault, but went on the offence and defeated those armies.

Coming Take Over

According to end time scriptures, I see this pattern repeating again before Yeshua returns to establish His kingdom on earth. Unprecedented pressures and challenges will come before the kingdom of God on earth will be “born in a day,” the day of His return. This will be so for Israel and true followers of Yeshua. Satan will rage (Rev 12:12-17). The anti-Christ will overcome many saints (Rev 13:7). Deception and lawlessness will abound (Matt 24). 

Yet the body of Messiah will know the signs of the times. Like the prestate leaders in Golda’s day preparing for the birth of the nation, the body of Messiah will be fixated on doing everything possible to prepare the way for Yeshua’s return and “global take over.” The unity Yeshua prayed for in John 17 will be seen and felt. 

Like the kibbutzim, Finances and possessions will be shared in unprecedented selflessness (Acts 2:44-45). Even when darkness covers the earth the wealth of the nations will come to Israel (Is 60).  A people will have prepared themselves like John the Baptist (Luke 1:16-17, 80). The purified bride of Yeshua will be trained and ready to take her place ruling the nations with Him (Rev 20). 

Let’s stay focused on growing in love and doing all we can now to get ourselves and other ready for what’s coming!

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By | 2018-12-26T14:24:30+00:00 December 26th, 2018|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Blue Ballinger December 28, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Thank you Cody for this very informative and interesting commentary. It has inspired me to learn more about Golda Meir and Ben-Gurion.

  2. Dave December 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Interesting article Cody,

    Golda Meir famous in her own time, I remember reading about her as a young guy having nothing but the deepest respect for her as a champion of Israel, by the way gentile here who’s always had love in my heart for Israel. I can’t say why in particular. My dad was anti Semitic though not openly and aggressively, but he let it be known to me his feelings toward the Jews. So anyway your concluding line here:
    Let’s stay focused on growing in love and doing all we can now to get ourselves and other ready for what’s coming!
    What’s coming, I’ve made some noise on Revive Israel site here about AI coming. So now here’s an article about another famous Israeli Jew in these times, quite likely you’ve heard of him: Yuval Noah Harari, a young provocative Jewish thinker and writer who I would say quite well represents Israel’s young secular intellectual leadership and here’s a bit from the article I’ve just read about him in the online publication Nautilus: Then he wrote Sapiens, a sweeping, cross-disciplinary account of human history that landed on the bestseller list and remains there four years later. To understand what we’re really up against as believers you might find it interesting to read this Nautilus article about Yuval entitled: Yuval Noah Harari Is Worried About Our Souls … now that’s interesting, isn’t it though? About what’s coming or I should write, already here as a infant not grown up yet but the baby is growing fast-er and faster … how do we get ready for this? A brave new world of mind boggling proportions … so I’ll make this assertion in the office of the prophet … we can outfox it and use it to our advantage if … and only if we truly understand what it’s all about … You know prophecy is like math in that any equation has only one correct answer or otherwise you’re off on your math …right?… Do the math … very carefully! … Your last section here entitled ; Coming to Take Over is very prophetic indeed … I take it to heart.

    http://nautil.us/issue/67/reboot/yuval-noah-harari-is-worried-about-our-souls

  3. H Michael Weiner December 28, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Thanks Cody. This was very well done. With your permission, I plan to redistribute it to a list of readers to whom I write daily. Let me know if that is okay to do. Thanks, Michael.

  4. Fiona Beazley December 28, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Wow! Loved reading this. Thank you

  5. Murdina Wright January 1, 2019 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    I am by Grace a follower of Yeshua. I am a wiman of color from the hinterlands of a small island in the British West Indies upon whom a concern/burden for salvation of Jews and the continued existence of Israel has fallen.
    I did not ask for this awareness of G*d’s promise and purpose. It came to me as I played barefoot and carefree in the red dirt of the small dry homestead on which I was born.
    This article has revived my interest and increased my zeal.
    I shall acquire and read the autobiography and continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

  6. Monique January 30, 2019 at 5:51 am - Reply

    I read her book in 1998. What a woman Without her ISRAEL would not exist. A new day is coming for Israel because my GOD says so SHALOM TO ALL

  7. Fabio February 3, 2019 at 3:13 am - Reply

    I am a zionist by my beliefs and my love for Israel.
    I was thrill to visit this beautifull country, full of love and wonderful people.
    Shalom Israel.
    “Har ha-Bayit be- Yadenu”.

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