Saturday, April 19, 2008

Valley Forge

"To see men without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lie upon, without shoes ... without a house or hut to cover them until those could be built, and submitting without a murmur, is a proof of patience and obedience which, in my opinion, can scarcely be paralleled."
-George Washington at Valley Forge,
April 21, 1778


During the battle of Valley Forge George Washington and his army were on the verge of loosing the battle to the British. His army was almost out of ammunition, clothing, food. But something wonderful happened that changed history. The Jewish people gathered up thousands of dollars and this money was given to Washington to purchase the things needed to win this battle. They did not ask for it back, no interest was charged, it was not a loan but a gift. This simple act changed the history of our country.

In gratitude Washington showed his appreciation by having the Star of David and the Jewish menorah put on the back to the dollar bill. Look at the back of the dollar in the right side. Above the eagle you will see the six pointed star of the Jewish nation with the Shekinah glory (symbol of God) around it. Turn the dollar upside down and you see the menorah with flames.

The Jewish people saved our nation and changed history. Shouldn’t our nation help them to survive? Yet our government is trying to get them to give their land up to their enemies. Everything that happens in the Middle East is blamed on the Israelites our brothers and sisters in the Lord. God says, “I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and curse those that curse you.” We are on dangerous ground and need to wake up. We need to tell our friends about Israel and the Jewish people. The secular world could care less about them. Just listen to the news when something happens in the Middle East it’s always blamed on the little nation of Israel.

Isaiah 62:1 for Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.

Thanks Ken

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