Many of you know that in recent months, Israel has discovered very large quantities of oil and natural gas, and even a new water supply was discovered in Jerusalem. Perhaps this is just the beginning of other “hidden riches “ being discovered in the soil of this land.
As I thought about these events, and in light of Israel being the target of world of hatred, boycotts, threats of annihilation, and the virulent battle to divide and take away this land from her rightful owners, one of the names of the God of Israel, came to mind. El Shaddai. This made me think about the true meaning of this name.
If we think about a breastfeeding mother, the baby she is breastfeeding is totally dependent on her to survive.
The breastmilk is first class, 100% organic, and contains every nutrient needed to cause that baby to be fully nourished, sustained, strengthened, and at the same time given a sense of security, peace, protection, and comfort. It is endless, “on tap” pure milk, the more the baby sucks, the more milk is produced. It is in essence, the baby’s life support. The baby does not need anything else.
I thought about our little grandaughter, Avigail. . What is it that caused her to develop and grow into this chubby, healthy, joyful, satisfied, content little 6 month old ? Her mother’s pure breast milk, and nothing else.
Is the God of Israel setting up the Apple of His Eye, His beloved, His inheritance to truly be El Shaddai to her in the near future. It could be. All nations are going to come against Israel, we will be cut off from every resource that we, at this stage, rely on from other nations. Oil, gas, water, and other important resources. A mother’s milk is not released until the baby is born, at the appointed time. The appointed time for Israel’s survival is just around the corner, and at the appointed time the “divine milk“ will be released.
Israel, I believe is being prepared to come to the end of herself, and for her to sur-vive, we are going to need El Shaddai. The God who will sustain, protect, comfort, and provide. Israel will not need anyone or any of the nations, to depend on, she will have a full and never ending supply of ALL that she needs, from her El Shaddai the “Milk of Life” will never dry up, and will be of a double portion. At the time she begins to “drink” (call upon her God) the sustainer of this nation, the more He will supply and provide.
Maybe, just maybe, there will be a reversal in roles with the nations.. Israel will one day be the leading nation Could it be that be that the other nations will come seeking Israel for resources to survive.? They will hear of all the riches and provision in the land of Israel, just as it was in the days of Joseph (a picture of Messiah) in Egypt, with the famine, the neighboring countries had no choice but to travel to Egypt to get their sustenance to survive.
One thing Israel can be assured of is that He, El Shaddai will not forsake nor forget her. Isaiah 66:13 As one whom his mother comforts,so I (El Shaddai) will comfort you (Israel) She will feed from the endless life giving Milk of the Double Breasted one, called El Shaddai, and SHE WILL LIVE AND NOT DIE. The God of Israel, El Shaddai will be made known to all the nations, that He is the God of His people, Israel.
Israel will drink, from the One Who Pours out, and will be satisfied, sustained and fruitful.
Deuteronomy 13:27 We went to the land where You sent us, it truly flows with milk and honey and this is its fruit.