Rocket’s Red Glare


As it goes for Israel, it will also be for us.


List of rockets fired against Israel just in 2012:,_2012


Shared history: Death by rocket fire

Americans have been taught their national anthem since childhood, but many forget the story behind the words.

The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry", a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.

Rockets were flying inland from the British warships against the American post.

There was terror, bloodshed, and desolation, and people hung on to their last hope in their help from heaven for their freedom.

Heaven then sends a glimmer of hope:

And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;


Israel has also been experiencing “red rockets” descending upon its innocent civilians for the purpose of desolation and even worse, annihilation. This has been going on for too long.

Do we look the other way?

Should we forget our own history, and ignore the same danger to Israel?

God warns that anyone who would come against Israel will be harmed.

Zechariah 12

V3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

Refusing to help Israel in need is causing indirect harm, by an act of omission.

Americans, and other righteous nations, should remember when “red rockets” almost destroyed their own countries.

It was only for the Lord, and Heaven’s purpose, that they were spared.

They should have empathy for Israel, and not be lax in support or caring.

The same rescue scenario has been true for Israel, for God has shown himself to the protector of Israel.

Psalm 124

If [it had not been] the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

Blessed [be] the LORD, who hath not given us [as] a prey to their teeth.

Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Our help [is] in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.


Report: From the South of the US to the South of Israel

I grew up in the southern region of the US. Once a year, we were trained for tornadoes at school. The emergency siren would sound and we were told to crawl under our desks and put our heads down, backs up, and hands clasped over our necks.

We sat there for 5 minutes, in silence – of course, if you even whispered, you’d get detention: this drill was serious. To the students, it was just five minutes less of math. To the teachers, it was a yearly annoyance. This is how I grew up – in the land of tornadoes.

Jump ahead 20 years, and I am living in the southern part of Israel. The part of Israel the media has been covering for weeks.

The part of Israel that is struck with rockets, grads, and emergency sirens every hour, and sometimes every 15 minutes.

To me, it’s pretty interesting, but it’s more than pretty scary. I was trained to protect myself from tornadoes, not rockets. It’s scary living in a place that is under constant attack from neighbors.

It’s even scarier that they are targeting me – a 25 year old Jewish American who was raised in the suburbs and works 10 hour days, just like the rest of the world.

It’s me who has to run out to the cement shelter every 15 minutes, sometimes in the middle of the night, just to protect myself from large pieces of metal falling from the sky.

The sad part about all this is that Israelis are so used to it.

I am living with an Israeli family who has lived in rocket territory for 10 years, now.

The mother sees how afraid I am when the emergency siren goes off, and she tries to console me every time. “This is normal for us. This is how we live. We haven’t been hurt, yet. It’s okay.”

It’s too bad something like this has become normal. As we walk back inside the house after the 10 minutes of required waiting in the shelter, she says, “This is nothing. I’m more afraid of the tornadoes in the US.”


Palestinian rockets fired at Sderot

Showing your support for Israel during these trying times is not as difficult as you might think:

You can help by

1. Praying for Israel’s safety every day.

2. Staying informed about current events that affect Israel.

3. Vocalizing support for Israel to congressmen

4. Fellowshipping with local Jewish congregations and groups to let them know of your concern and prayers.

5. Learning more about Judaism, to enhance your own spirituality, and understand the deeper meanings of scripture. Appreciate and respect what Judaism teaches and has to offer to the world.

6. Donations to Jewish safety causes, such as the Magen David fund. Sponsor a unit of blood.

7. Purchasing products made in Israel–Judaica to enhance your spirituality or Dead Sea products to experience one of Israel’s natural treasures. Provide financial support for those living in a territory where the economy has been damaged by war and political hatred.

8. Make your next vacation a truly meaningful pilgrimage, and come to visit the Holy Land yourself!



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27 Responses to “Rocket’s Red Glare”

  1. We Americans are weary too. The “rockets” fired against us are economic and spiritual. Many of us are suffering job loss, inability to sell our homes, even hunger. Spiritually we have lost the strength of our churches, many of whom do not support Israel as she now exists. Politicians try to get our interest in refurbishing our land, and we listen. But just basically we think it isn’t going to change no matter what we do, even if we pray. It feels like God is no longer in our sanctuaries, or our homes.

    Some of us are supporting candidates who affirm traditional Christian values, but many of us do not expect to win. We just sit huddled while the rockets keep coming, and hope for God to come in time to save us and our families.

    My family, including now the grandchildren, scoff at the idea of God. The child who affirmed God’s existence has finally been brought down to his dad’s level, so there is more peace in the family. Deadly peace in God’s eyes? Are we no longer worth saving?

    • understood. I have rockets of different sorts firing at me too.

      since the focus here is Israel, I hope that by saving Israel from attacks, we save ourselves.

    • My family speaks rarely of God. I got my grandchildren baptized and my grandaughter First Communion…but now I often miss church to cook or go out with them.

      I try to bring creation and God up in conversation and wear a necklace…have some holy pictures around. Since their father has abandoned them and my daughter works and goes to college and dates…the children are with me most of the time. So, in these times, showing love and giving Thanks at meals and other times makes a big difference. They will remember your eyes and confidence in God all their lives.

      • deanna where did you get “HOLY” pictures from? There is only one that is Holy and that is God the Father!! No other thing can be holy, it is just a dead object with no life no spirit in it, if it has a spirit it is a evil spirit that has taken over the object for his own purpose to mislead and to further it’s mischief. God warns us not to make any object that sets itself on the same level as Him. Exodus 20:23 “Do not make any gods to be alongside me” Ex. 20:4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth etc”. Be warned!! don’t be misled by a church that tells you these things are holy.

  2. yes they will. they are waiting for their messiah now, but do not recognize who it could be yet.

    • their messiah is the age of aquarius, what brought this times of informatization, so everybody should find the truth between the many lies here on the internet as well.
      Is this what God wants???

      • they did this to themselves.

        they are a hateful group, and have spent the last 60 years doing terror attacks against Israel

        they teach their children to hate and commit murder.

        their claims are exaggerated.

        They only get retaliation, once they attack Israel, so they deserve anything that happens.

        Israel is the victim, not them.

        someday, God (the real one – YHVH) has promised to remove them from the area, and all gaza will then belong to the Jews.

        • Bye, Marianne…this superstitious exclamation is unworthy of a Christian. It is pure vengeance.

          The Chinese say “When you go out seeking vengeance, first dig 2 graves.”

          • This is established history, as well as prophecy, not vengeance.

            God promised to do away with Gaza. it is written in the Word. I would not make up anything like that.

            Zep 2:5 Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD [is] against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.

            Zep 2:6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings [and] cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.

            Zep 2:7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.

            Isa 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit [shall be] a fiery flying serpent.

            *** Philistinia or Palestina is the Gaza strip.
            *** they are told not to rejoice if Israel is punished for some reason, and they think they have won the victory. This is because what comes next is much worse for them.

            Isa 14:30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

            Isa 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, [are] dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none [shall be] alone in his appointed times.

            see post

  3. Israel gets help anyway android because it is our Heavanly Father that drew Israel from the four corners of the earth. He it is that protects them and will remove the veil from their eyes when the number of gentiles is full and when He removes the Last of the abomination of desolation from off the Holy of Holies. Blindness has happened in part until the time of the gentiles is full. We already see many Jews eyes uncovered, but, do not ever think that He has abandoned them because He has not. There is a lot of repenting to be done on the part of Christians as much as the gentile nations for the evil done to our elder bretheren, root and tree, the Jews, that we gentiles have been grafted onto. Much Repentance for evil done to they that have succoured us.

  4. Before the Exodus, the hardship of the Israelites came to a breaking point and they cried out bitterly for help. YHWH heard and took immediate action upon their cries.

    Exodus 2:23 Years passed, and the king of Egypt died. But the Israelites continued to groan under their burden of slavery.
    They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to YHWH.

    Exodus: 2:24 YHWH heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    Exodus 2:25 He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act.

    History will again repeat itself very soon… During the horrors of the tribulation the Israelites will bitterly cry out again and only then YHWH will hear them and He will return in all His Glory!!

    Mat 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.

    Mat 23:38 And now, look, your house is abandoned and desolate.

    Mat 23:39 For I tell you this, you will never see me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the one who comes in the name of YHWH!

  5. I was amazed that mention was made of the King David Hotel bombing. I might add the horrible loss of American sailors on the Liberty and the assassination of Count Bernadotte and his staff in cold blood on the street by Menachim Begin (Sterne Gang).

    Of course to some the only blood that concerns them is Jewish blood and with such superstition there’s no arguing. St. Paul had his argument, but 2000 years later some Christians disagree with him totally.

    • It does not matter how many Christians dissagree with Paul in Romans and Christians may dissagree with Paul until the cows come home but, the fact is Paul wrote the book of Romans which is a caution to Christians to not be high minded Deanna because the gentile branches grafted to the true root may also be removed; Pauls’ word is true and he was known as the apostle to the gentiles though I have not often met Christians who want to discuss Romans, they mostly tend to discard his letter of Romans by casting scriptures taken out of context and cast aspersions on the Jews.

      Jes this is true and Paul says that blindness has happened in part to the Jews UNTIL the fullnessof the gentiles is come in and that He will lift the veil over the Jews eyes in His time. It was His purpose that they have been covered and not because of the false teachers of the Jews in his day for not all Jews did these things but usually it was the leaders as it was the Papl order of the Popes and many priests who did the same over the ages.

      I alwasy notice when scriptures are pointed out they are the demeaning of Jews whose judgement is past and that the numbers of the dissident Christians slaughtered by the Catholic church which numbered more than the first and second world wars put together (these numbers are phenomenal and Islam has slaughtered even more in its hundreds of millions, 400 millinon in India alone) are rarely ever mentioned and they did kill the prophets of the last 2000 years and of our age and they outlawed to the world all the Bible and the book of Enoch for a thousand years. It took the burnings and beheadings of many Christians to bring the book back to the people. This is a terrible legacy of Catholicism and because no more scriptures are written of this evil it does not mean that this lukewarm church is not to be judged for its’ terrible evil. The first seven churches were judgted and lost their light to Islam which is now in its’ beginning of judgement to be followed by Gods’ wrath. Just read Foxes book of the Martyrs and you will see Catholicism did far worse than the Jews. Even William Tyndale, one of many martyrs who was burned at the stake for publishing scripture for the common people it was said ‘ there was fire in them bones’ a pun that means it started a fire for the truth and scripture that would go all over the world and put to nought the Catholic churches policy of forcing the people to go to the priest to have scripture read to them. Because millions of Christians and their priests burned and beheaded dissident Christians does not mean they are let off because they are not written in scripture with their names written as the Jews.

      The crimes are not just the same but even greater and worldwide when our thoughts only think one people does them worthy of judgement something is wrong. Even the Anglican church in many countries that marry the adherants of Homosexuallity which the bible says is an abomination are guilty of a terrible crime. He does not gather Israel to their ancient and restored homeland to judge them, though they shall weep each house alone, but, God gathers Israel to judge the Nations for she is a sheaf of fire in His hands! This is almost missed entirely by Christendom of our day except for but a few who themselves in fact read scripture and not just doctrines of men based on replacement theology.The Lord in fact says of the last day church, the Laodicean Christians that He will (not MIght) but wil, spew them out of His mouth if they will not repent.
      Though Christians have found it easy to say this of the Jew I have found they get upset and say we are supposed to say loving things to Christians to prove we are kind and loving people. This is not true. for the letter to the Laodicean church was written for our day as much as Laodicea. It is our warning from God to take care to open the door to Him to cleanse our hearts. But we all know this don’t we?

      • Hi Marie Jean,
        Before I respond to your above comment would you kindly answer my following questions?

        a) Do you follow the Passover or is it Easter you follow?
        b) Do you follow Channukah or is it Christmas you follow?
        c) Do you strictly follow the 7 feasts of Yahweh also called (feasts of Israel or feasts of the Lord or do you follow all the feasts of Christianity or maybe both Christianity and the 7 feasts as most Christians do nowadays?

        I’m not accusing you of anything but just curious. Thanks in advance.

        • Hello Jes,
          Your questions bring up things that have been a difficult, I’m notsure I should say transition because we are in it, and that blending seems mostly in our hearts and understanding these last 30 years though there are many differences in our lives and keeping of celebrations. Because so many Protestants and Catholics come from Western countries we have been exposed to many custums and religious practices from both. So I raised on a mountain top in a home without electricity, running water and where everything we wore was sewn by my mother and her treddle machine and by hand and everything was hand made and canned and cooked or baked ourselves I was not exposed to much but survival and a little book of scriptures our mother read to a family of eleven. My parents were of Catholic background though in heart though not able to attend because of where we lived. I rejected Catholicism as did all of my siblings and being raised in more Protestant circles I found it a much happier and healthy understanding of the Lord than had Catholics though I know many Catholics that love the Lord yet cling to Catholic saints and things.

          So we never kept or recognized Halloween and neither did my children. We still don’t though it was called by many all saints day t(he day after) and was a strange combination. The Passover with the teaching of Christs death and resurrection is what we keep but Easter we do not recognize though we have family gatherings with our children and all of our families know we do not keep the Catholic holidays they are aware of our beliefs. The first Rosh Hashana we kept was in a Messianic congregation of mostly Jewish people and it was the most beautiful and solemn week I remember. That was many years ago and since we realized what the difference between the worldly celebrations were and what the Lords’ celebrations were we have changed more though we only ever prayed the New Year of our country in now we recognize the Jewish new year. The truth is that like so many gentiles like us, there has been a removal of the Catholic tainted and by this I mean the celebrations that are rooted in so many other religions, Romish etc. There has been in our hearts a learning and an increase in understanding of Judaiism and what the Lord really means and wants for us His Saints, Jewish or Gentile Christians; and that has been effecting so many others we see over the years that we have fellowshipped with in helping Jews making aliyah and helping victims of terrorism in Israel that it is changing us.

          I know this is a rather absurd way of answering your questions but the fact is that when we realized we shall be keeping Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles when the Lord comes and as we have learned about the meaning of the feasts, we are hungering more and more to have our hearts cleansed of so much of the world in the Christian teachings. So we keep, because of our children the celebration of our Lords’ birth so they learn from us, but everything is changing. You might say Coming out of Babylon my people is a spiritual journey that we have been learning these 30 years. The Sabbath I know is and should be on Friday evening to Saturday evening but here it is a Sunday in the churches and of course I won’t even discuss the seventh day adventist. in the last ten years there are many Christians that are doing the same. Many are not obviously, but that doesn’t matter any more, the aloneness is going and fellowship is increasing, and there are changes that are difficult to explain . I suppose we are putting off the old man that isn’t just in us but in the churches and putting on the new is difficult to explain.

          We seem in many ways to be in transition because so much has been tainted in the Western world and Christianity has followed things they should not have, so we find ourselves outside spiritually but inside in what the Lord seems to be doing in opening our hearts to His children Israel, our root and tree we are grafted on to. You might say though in some ways we keep the nature of the apple our branch is, and the branch Israel we are grafted on to keeps its own nature and apple type, we gain the succour of Judaiism and learn much more in our learning how we are to keep the days Jews do and they are playing a huge part in teaching and our learning to keep the Lords’ Feasts for Him His way and this succour comes from His people, tree Israel. Pauls description of the grafts to the tree Israel, is perfect because it describes what many of us gentiles are experienceing in our nurtureing of Israel as Christians should have long ago. The Branch Christ has made the way for all of us I see.

          So the celebrations or recognition of the birth, passover and death and resurrection are so different today than they were when I was a child, and I am 62 today and this has been going on since I was 23. Though we have never kept Easter because it is so tainted whereas keeping the Feast of Passover with the death and resurrection of Christ somehow blend in our hearts and keeping it as we must I would never dream of altering Passover for the Jews. The heart of it is how the Lord took us out of sin and slavery in the world and took us on this journey into a new land with Him. How could I want to change the Passover? It is identical. My being a gentile Christian or actually Messianist is just what I am and that thanks to the faithfullness of the Jewish nation and Yeshua Jesus and our Faithful Heavanly Father with the Comforter guiding us all the way.

          I probably didn’t answer your questions properly or distinctly but life is so different for us because it is difficult taking part in things in the Church we do not agree with or looking for things that are not in the Christian churches or Jewish Synagogues, but, so did Christ when He was here. We just try to follow Him the same as the early disciples did but less and less like our forebears did and do in the Church. Though we learn much from the holiness preachers we see we have so much to learn. Thanks for your patience with this strange description of our faith.

  6. I do not know if it any of your have heard of Christians for Israel or the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, but I suspect you might appreciate it, but they published a paper long ago Who can hear the shofar blowing in the Church?


    Many Christians have heard it as a great trumpet sounding in their ears pointing to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful to always have a remnant that sees the signs of their times and cries out to Him for mercy. Israel is a great sign of God’s faithfulness to His covenants, therefore, iti s a great sign of hope for the Church.

    All the nations are turning against Israel and God is calling those in the Church with ears to hear to stand with Israel and the Jewish people. He is calling us to repentance for the history of anti-Semitism in the Church. He is also calling us to repentance concerning His purposes with the nation of Israel and the Jewish people today. The time has come for the Church to understand that there is a God ordained speck in the Jewish eye. Our urgent need is to let God take care of it as He has promised and concentrate on the beams in our own eyes….The Day of Atonement has to be observed before the day of Jubilee….

    David Sudlow Spokesman for Christians for Israel, USA

    This was written in a paper I received in 1998 when Israel celebrated its’ first Jubilee in a few thousand years. Isn’t it amazing that it occurred in our day and I remember how excited we all were that we were part of the celebrations in our day and in our hearts through this group of Christians and Jews. Imagine what joy is coming for us all together.

  7. Marie Jean,
    A comment above struck a chord with me. “The day of atonement has to be observed before the day of Jubilee.” Can you take the time and comment on the discussion alienated and myself are having on the “Church is stuck inside” page, and give your opinions on them, regarding the elect, and the bride of Christ. Especially where I was led to the levitical requirements regarding the day of atonement. I would appreciate it.
    God bless.

  8. Israel does not exist for the sake of the Jews, but to show G-d keeps his agreements.

    Those who come up against Israel will be destroyed. Those who help their enemies will be cursed.

    See stroms, eathquakes, floods, etc…

    • Leatherneck: You are on the right track with your comment, God made a promise to Abraham and He is going to keep it till the last title has been fulfilled. I know there is much to be said about the promises but lets not get legalistic about that, all I say is that I agree with leatherneck.

  9. You use current events like those in the 1970’s did and nothing came of that either.

    It’s not what you ‘see’ that makes you truly spiritual, it’s what you see that is ‘unseen’ that does.

    • hi david

      Well, current events still happen, and they happen to us and others, so we need to become sensitive to our world around us.

  10. The notion that God has favorites under the New Covenant is an error. There is no Jew nor Greek, etc…. we are all one in Christ. There is no door to God but Christ and the Jews will have to come through that door just like all humanity. Jesus walked outside the walls of their temples and in their envy of Him, unfortunately they were vessels of destruction –like Judas for whom it is said that it would be better if he had not been born. Unfortunately, what we sow we reap; and the Jews have an accountability to the light that they were given both from Moses and Jesus. There were 400 years of spiritual darkness for the Jews between the Old and New Testaments and Jerusalem was under the occupation of Rome–the Jews were being punished because they did not keep the law of Moses. I think it is a “romance in error” to idolize the Jews over and above any other people. It is a respect of persons that needs to be corrected.

    • hi kay

      this was not meant to make Israel the exclusive favorite of God.

      It was just meant to bring an update on the current situation in Israel, which affects all of us, and provides a time clock by which we can see prophecy unfold.

  11. I think the “Jerusalem” reference in relation to the future is the “New Jerusalem” which is a spiritual place and might also be an actual place when Christ returns. Too much effort and funds are being thrown at a misguided “romance with Israel.” if they turn back to God and find their way through Christ–that is a different story. But at this very time that we live, they designate our Jesus as an illigitimate child, a lying prophet, a deceptive person who made Himself out as “God”. The Jews have shown no “change of heart” about Jesus or even their part in the crucifixing of our Lord. Would it be too much to ask for an apology? I’m not on any soap box against Israel–quite the contrary– I think that TRUTH sets people free, not the lie or the compromise. I have no more time to touch on this topic and I feel that I have made my statement based on my experience in the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. God bless you as you search out His unsearchable Truths that unfold for us throughout our lives as we seek Him with our whole hearts.

  12. ps. All of God’s Promises both to us as Christians and to Israel are conditional– the promises of God are always prefaced with AN “IF” — an action step is always required. A “covenant” is the same as a contract wherein the parties both agree to do something. There is no such thing as a one-sided contract. Behold I stand at the door and knock, IF any man opens (the Action Step required), I will come in, etc…. IF my people who are called by my name….” The Jews have breached their covenant with God by abandoning the Words given by Moses. Hence, they are presently and were in spiritual darkness when Jesus came; how terrible to have been the vessels to kill your own Messiah. Revival needs to happen worldwide. America has also breached her contract with God and moved from her foundations of Jesus to the vines of Sodom and the fields of Gomorrah. I would say that the entire planet is in spiritual trouble right now and not just Israel.

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