Ezekiel 28:26-24 predicts that Israel will live in peace with its neighbors:
No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns. Then they will know that I am the Sovereign LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will show myself holy among them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob. They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God. (NIV)
And by neighbours we mean Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt. Egypt, you know they had that 6 day war with them, but that was a total misunderstanding. Really it was.
In Exodus 23:27 God tells Moses that he will defeat every enemy he encounters:
I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run. (NIV)
However, history indicates many defeats suffered by the Israelites. Note that most believers will pull logical fallacy and claim that the defeats happened only at times when the Israelites weren’t pious enough.
A few tweets from one or two of the official Vineyard Cult twitter accounts. Listen now for God’s word to speak to you. Really.
Judges Chapter 8 verses 30 to 31
Gideon had many wives, and even his own concubine. Sounds a little too much like King David.
Genesis Chapter 34 verses 1 to 2
I guess that means by proper OT law, Secham payed her father the 50 minas of silver, and he married her, the rapist married the rapee.
Genesis Chapter 19 Versus 30 to 30.
Lot’s daughters have sexual intercourse with him while he is drunk and both become pregnant by their father.
So poor Daniel, on his twitter account (seen better here as he tweeted it to one of the vineyard church twitter accounts (http://twitter.com/#!/vineyardchurch) , on Jun 12 — About halfway down), Tweeted this —