Unmanned Israeli Vessel Makes Groundbreaking Voyage into Arab Waters
The end of November saw the US Navy carrying out a first-of-its-kind exercise in the Arabian Gulf. Called Digital Horizon, the mission was to enhance the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and mesh networks through the employment of unmanned vessels in order to better determine the deployment of manned assets in problem areas. While the technology was cutting edge, it was not the only element that was groundbreaking. As part of the exercise, for the first time, an Israeli unmanned vessel, called “Shahaf” (Seagull), entered the Arabian Gulf sailing to within just 200 km from the coast of Iran.
The key word for this celebration is “Immanuel” – God with us. This name is the representation of the Father’s great plan for the redemption of the world through sending His Son to us. As John wrote:
John 3:16 KJV – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Jesus came to be our atoning sacrifice, so that through faith in Him we may receive eternal life. But “God with us” doesn’t just refer to Jesus’ proximity by coming to the earth. God is with us because of the reconciling relationship that comes through receiving Jesus the Messiah as our Lord and Savior. As Jesus Himself said:John 14:20 KJV – “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.”