As Hamas continues to rain thousands of rockets and missiles on Israel, people are stunned by the lack of damage that is occurring. A number of reasons are being thrown out. Israel has developed its Iron Dome that is intercepting rockets and destroying them before they land. But it is not stopping all of them.
Israel estimates it intercepts between 30% to 40% of Hamas’ missiles. Many are still getting through, but so far have inflicted minimal damage.
The Hamas strategy has been relatively simple — throw enough rockets into the air and eventually one is going to cause massive damage. That moral victory will be trumpeted around the Middle East. Targets of their barrage have included a nuclear power plant, airports and city suburbs.
According to reports, even the Hamas is starting to notice how ineffective their missiles have been and they blame Jehovah.
Barbara Ordman lives in the West Bank (Palestine). In an article in the Jerusalem Telegraph, she recounted a story of what one Hamas missile launcher said, when he was asked why his missiles were so ineffective.
“As one terrorist from Gaza was reported to say when asked why they couldn’t aim their rockets more effectively: “We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air.”
The fact Israel survives is a testament to God’s divine protection.
Israel and God’s time-table
Israel’s return to the Promised Land was prophesied many times in the Old Testament. Ancient scholars such as Isaac Newton believed the restoration of Israel was a critical piece leading to the second coming of Christ.
“I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring My sons from afar
And My daughters from the ends of the earth, (Isaiah 43:6 NASV)
Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; (Ezekiel 37:21 NASV)
The purposes of God are being fulfilled. However, one promise yet to come to pass is Israel accepting Jesus as their Messiah.
In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul writes:
25 For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; 26 and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written,
“The Deliverer will come from Zion,
He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.” (Romans 11:25-26 NASV)