Shalom from a Land at War…

Published: November 1, 2023 | Maoz Israel Reports
Above Photo: Flash 90/Avishalom Sassoni

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Shalom from a land at war,

As a Jew, there has never been a moment in my life where I doubted that someone out there—a bunch of someones—wanted me dead. It’s a given. A fundamental understanding of my identity. That the God of the universe chose to use us as a key role in His plan, goes hand in hand with His sworn enemy’s efforts to do everything to thwart that plan by taking us out of the equation.

That’s the picture in the spirit. In the natural, it looks much simpler. Every generation will have a force that will try to kill the Jews. And every generation will be given the opportunity to embrace or fight against that force.

Jewish history remembers well those who fought against her and alongside her. They also remember those who silently watched as the lives they knew were eradicated.

I don’t want Christians today to be remembered as being silent.

I want it to be told that Christians fought for our homes as if those homes were theirs.

And the reality is, if we don’t eradicate this evil here, it will only spread.

Being in Jerusalem, only a dozen or so rockets out of the thousands fired have reached us. Still, not a day passes that we don’t hear explosions in the distance and warplanes flying over our house.

No one is asking you to save the world. This war is too big for any one person to even digest. This is a massive clash of good and evil. There are civilians, hostages, terrorist networks, cultures, religions, families, international alliances...the list is unending.

What I’m asking is, “Will you do your part?” Whatever your abilities. Whatever your sphere of influence. Whatever your position among friends or believers in authority who don’t understand the severity of the hour. Speak up.

I will tell you what Mordechai told his niece when the test of her generation arrived at her palace doorstep—because this is your Esther moment:

Do not think because you are far away that this danger will not be able to reach you.And perhaps, this is why you are where you are at such a time as this.

Israel has been invaded by terrorists from the north and the south who seek her destruction. Over a thousand Israelis were killed in just one day. Thousands were wounded and hundreds remain kidnapped or still missing.

God promised Israel will never be destroyed—but how much suffering the enemy can inflict will depend on whether or not she fights this war alone.

Israel Needs You. Israel Needs Me.

Kobi and Shani Ferguson

What Maoz is Doing

> Left Photo - Working with Beresheet congregation to bring personalized supplies to affected families

> Middle Photo - Equipment and clothing Maoz dispersed to families and soldiers on both the northern and southern border

> Right Photo- Kobi receives a hug from IDF Captain for warm clothing and equipment provided for his soldiers


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