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Editorial
The All-Seeing Eye

"...the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He pondereth all his goings" (Proverbs 5:21).

When I was a child the church group my parents attended sometimes sang, "There’s an all-seeing eye watching you. Every day, mind the course you pursue." This awareness had a lasting effect on me! No one gets by! Read Proverbs 15:3; 22:12; Psalms 34: 15&16 (quoted in I Peter 3:12); and in Psalm 139 where God’s omniscience (all-knowing) sovereignty shines with such brilliance it over-rides our natural intellect (I Corinthians 2:14).

This is an eye and mind dazzling truth. But "when once we grasp God’s sovereignty in simple child-like faith, it will forever settle most other questions and bring deep solid peace of mind that resists all frustration, whatever the conditions and circumstance of life may be. Therefore, it would be logical to assume that all the satanic forces of heaven and earth would set themselves against this truth that is the true ‘key of wisdom and knowledge’." (Page 295 of Israel, God’s Key to World Redemption)

Future Floodlights: As we Americans are largely entertaining ourselves with "the good life", there is world-threatening biological, chemical and nuclear weapons being stock-piled by enemies of Israel. Attempts are made to dim the lights, but Jerusalem is world-center stage. Our president likened the lack of understanding between Arafat and Netanyahu as "being too close to the painting to see the art." CORRECTION, Mr. President: Rather you (and most Americans) are not close enough to what God’s Word says in the matter to get the picture straight. We need to see as God sees and that is such a clear view one can’t read His Word and go on stumbling in eye refraction.

We need to come to the Lord and get fitted for glasses so we can read properly. He says about this land, that it is: "A land which the LORD thy God careth for: THE EYES of the LORD thy God are always upon it from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year" (Deut. 11:12). His Word declares: "When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. For the LORD’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance" (Deut. 32:8,9); "...he that touches you touches the apple of his eye" (Zechariah 2:8). This means He has plans for this people and nation; if we interfere, we are poking our finger in God’s eye. True, His eye is over ALL: He sees ALL nations, but He sees Israel as "the apple" of His eye – the most sensitive part, the core, the pupil. He has His reasons for this. We need to look through God’s eyes, and learn. Departing from the "eye" of God plunges into great darkness and brings a:

Foot-Crushing!

The Gentile prophet, Balaam, had an eye-sight problem. He wanted the reward of Balak, the King of Moab who hired him to curse Israel. So he went up on a mountain to look down upon Israel, but found instead of cursing, words of blessing came out of his mouth, "How shall I curse whom God hath not cursed? Or how shall I defy whom the LORD hath not defied? For from the top of the rock, I SEE him, and from the hills I BEHOLD him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. . . let my last end be like his!"

Look Again

Balak was furious and said in effect, "You’re not seeing them like I do; come with me to another place and take a fresh look." Balaam trotted along but hit another brick wall and declared: "God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them. . .surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought! Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion. . . ." After three attempts to "see things differently" Balaam finally had to admit that his "eyes are open" and declared: "Blessed is he that blesseth thee and cursed is he that curseth thee," and he told Balak "what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days." Read the whole enthralling story in Numbers 22-24, which includes the foot-crushing Balaam received by the Angel of the Lord. We dare not regard these "Bible stories" as ordinary classic fairy tales. We are looking at the Word of God - and doing so under His all-seeing EYE.

How can we miss seeing that today the Prophets’ Words are coming to pass as God raises up "the tabernacle of David that is fallen...build[ing] it as in the days of old . . . saith the LORD that doeth this...and I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel and they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant...and eat the fruit...And I will plant them upon their land and they shall NO MORE be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God" (Amos 9).

Do we need more to convince us this is God’s highway and if we don’t "get with it" we’ll be left in the dust wondering what happened? We echo the words of my late husband, Elmer Josephson, who said, "If I were a Jew, I’d take the next plane to Jerusalem and dig myself out a place in the desert." Scripture is replete with promises to those who will help Israel in this restoration. This is the purpose of Bible Light publications. Call or write us today for ways and means of blessing Israel.