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    Jammer....'n langerige engelse plasing oor die Holocaust (in 2 dele) wat se herdenking gister was. Daar is nou nie eintlik iets in Afrikaans nie.

    “…whoever touches you touchesthe apple of His eye.” (Zechariah 2:8)

    Yesterday was YomHaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day),also called Yom HaShoah.

    We want to share with you the story of our family members,and also the amazing stories of Christians who loved theJewish people so much, that they risked their very own lives to savethousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

    Thecrematorium ovens at Auschwitz with trolleys for inserting bodies into thefire. It is believed that Jewish people walking to the gas chambers wouldhave felt the heat from these ovens, which were beside the gas chambers.

    Many of our ministry staff here at Bibles For Israel hadparents, grandparents, great grandparents, uncles and aunts who perished in theHolocaust. Many of them were burned in the ovens of the Auschwitzextermination camp!

    Here in Israel, Yom HaShoah began at sundown (18April) with a state ceremony held at the WarsawGhetto Plaza at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes’ Authority inJerusalem.

    At 10 in the morning, a siren will sound for twominutes all across Israel.

    Israelis will stop whatever they are doing, wherever theyare, to remember the approximately six million Jewish people who perished inthe Holocaust at the hands of the Nazis.

    On Yom HaShoah in Israel, people stop to stand atattention for two minutes when the siren sounds in honor of the sixmillion Jews who perished in the Holocaust. In the abovephotograph, people are standing outside their cars on the highway topay respect to the victims of the Holocaust.

    We will also remember the heroic Jewish resistanceduring that period and the ways in which mutual help, self-sacrifice and Jewishunity saved the lives of many.

    The theme of this year's commemoration is "My Brother's KeeperJewish Solidarity During the Holocaust."

    Israeli Jews and Arabs alike will stand still for a momentof silence.
    It’s a silence which, without even a word, speaks of the unspeakable.

    Under the direction of Adolph Hitler, German Nazis torturedand murdered Jewish men, women and children – called theapple of God’s eye, God’s own segulah’(special treasure).

    “For you are a people holy tothe Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all thepeoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession[segulah].” (Deuteronomy 7:6)

    The Nazis also murdered many other people who theyconsidered inferior to the ‘Aryan race.’

    Israel'sleaders stand silently during the nationwide sounding of the siren on
    Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.

    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    This day was chosen to commemorate the Holocaustbecause it is the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

    On April 19, 1943, the Germans entered the Warsaw Ghetto inPoland to deport the surviving Jews to the death camp called Treblinka.

    A year earlier, in 1942, 300,000 Jewish men, women andchildren had been rounded up by the Nazis and deported to the death camp.

    In January 1943, however, Warsaw ghetto fighters resistedanother attempt to round up more Jews for slaughter. After that theyprepared for future resistance.

    On the morning of April 19, when 2,000 well trained, heavilyarmed German troops entered the Ghetto with tanks and flamethrowers to carryout the final deportation.

    However, 750 resistance fighters armed with nothingmore than Molotov cocktails, 17 rifles, and a handful of pistols fought for thelives of everyone in the Ghetto.

    Warsaw Ghetto burning: Captured Jews inthe Warsaw Ghetto are led by
    German soldiers to deportation. The woman on the left at the head ofthe
    column is holding onto the right arm of her mother-in-law, and herchild is in
    tow. The child's father can be seen to the girl's left. Of the four, only he
    survived the war.

    The Germans were forced to withdraw and returnedwith ever increasing firepower. They were, nevertheless,unsuccessful.

    Several days later, the German commander, General JürgenStroop, gave the order to burn the ghetto to the ground building by building.

    Warsaw’s braveresistance fighters held out for 27 days against this overwhelming force.

    On May 16, Stroop announced that the “the Jewish quarter ofWarsaw no longer exists. (Jewish Virtual Library)

    We want to believe that such events are past and cannever happen again.

    Shockingly, today Israel and the Jewish People stillface Muslim Arab enemies that would like to deport and annihilate them. Sadly, there are Christians who support this ungodly agenda.

    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The German's forciblyremove Jewish men, women and children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Of thoserounded up, who were not murdered on the spot, many were sent to the Treblinkadeath camp.

    Are the Jewish PeopleLost and Cursed by God?

    Today, there are Christians who believe in ReplacementTheology, a errant idea that the Church has replaced Israel, and thatthe Jews are now cursed by God.

    Some people think that the Jewish People deservedwhat happened to them during the Holocaust, and that the Holocaust is evidenceof God’s judgment of their
    stiff-necked, sinful ways.

    The Word of God is veryclear that God has a plan for Israel, and that He isn't finished with the Jews:

    "I ask then: DidGod reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelitemyself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did notreject his people, whom he foreknew.... Again I ask: Did theystumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all!" (Romans 11:1-2, 11)

    "I do not want you to beignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not beconceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the fullnumber of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way allIsrael will be saved." (Romans 11: 25-26)

    Thebest revenge is living well: Young Orthodox boys overlooking a crowded
    holiday event at the Western (Wailing) Wall in Jerusalem.

    How Could the HolocaustHappen?

    How could the Holocaust happen in a modern, democraticcountry? A partial answer, perhaps, could be the prevalence of a spiritof Laodicea in the Church and in people in general.

    In Exodus 23, the Bible warns the reader to not “follow the crowd to do
    evil.” (Exodus 23:2)

    If we look at the European Church, the majority weresilent on the persecution, deportation and murder of the Jewish People. Manywere actively complicit.

    Can you imagine how grieved and infuriated Yeshua, who was aJew Himself (who is seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven), musthave felt to see Christians who called themselves His disciplesembracing His brethren’s executioners?

    Nevertheless, this is the unbelievably sad truth. Ithas been extensively verified, photographed and documented, and is on displayat Yad Vashem (The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem).

    That said, many Christians didrisk their lives to hide and rescue Jews during the Holocaust, and manyChristians perished because of this. This, however, was theexception and not the rule.

    “Comfort, comfort my people, saysyour God.” (Isaiah 40:1)

    Fatherand son at the Western (Wailing) Wall in Jerusalem.

  • #2
    Re: Die appel van Sy oog (Deel 1)

    Originally posted by Johnny View Post
    Fatherand son at the Western (Wailing) Wall in Jerusalem.
    Kyk!!! 'n Bloubul in Israel!!

    sorry, ek kon nie anders nie !!
    The LORD is my Miracle

    G_d was gracious He has shown favor

    Hope is a seed
    God plants in our hearts
    to remind us
    there are better things ahead.
    -Holley Gerth


    • #3
      Re: Die appel van Sy oog (Deel 1)

      Dit moet Jode wees wat onlangs Aliyah gemaak het uit Suid Afrika waarby ons betrokke is. Profesie reg voor ons oe.