Sunday, 9 November 2008

THE SCENE IS SET

Hello again folks! Whilst getting ready for church this morning; I had the TV on and listened to an interview on the 'Andrew Marr Show' with David Miliband. Aside from the election of Hussein Barack Obama [he is getting even more mass media coverage now than the 'credit crunch']; Mr. Miliband claimed that top priority for the new President Obama in January will be solving the 'crisis' in the middle east by supporting the creation of a sovereign palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders; provided [of course] that all the arab countries surrounding Israel promise their security. I could feel my blood boiling when I heard this. Even more so when Tzipora Livni is making pre-election speeches in Israel promising to give the palestinians a state in return for 'peace and security'.
Everyone knows that Hamas' charter is the destruction of Israel; Iran's goal is the removal of the 'Zionist entity'; and that Fatah is not the good guy either [they teach and educate even their toddlers hatred against the Jews and the Israeli state - denying it's present existence and parading their kids as suicide bombers as if it were a good thing]; all the while being funded by the UN; the EU ... and us. And most people know the real reason for the troubles in Afghanistan; Iraq et al is NOT Israel but militant islam [being true to it's doctrine and goals].
In any case, my blood stopped boiling when I realized that all of this should be of no surprise. We read in Zechariah 12:3 that "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it" and in Joel 3:2 that the Lord " ... will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for [His] people and for [His] heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my [God's] land".
You can see that God's Word is fulfilled right in front of our very eyes; irrespective of what you or I think of Gordon Brown, David Miliband or president-elect Obama. These things WILL happen because God prophesied it through His prophets. And, very likely, it will happen in our day. The scene is almost ripe for the appearance of the man of sin; the son of perdition a.k.a. the 'antichrist' - who will come on the scene soon and 'confirm' a seven year 'peace and security' covenant between Israel and her enemies. God calls this 'deal' the 'covenant of sheol' or 'covenant of death'. And rightly so. He repeatedly warns in scripture Israel [and us] to not rely on the cavalry of men and chariots when in trouble but on Jesus Christ of Calvary.
The more I've thought on this; the more I realize that I know nothing and that God truly is fully in control. Despite all the mind control 'doom and gloom' being broadcast day and night by the news outlets; It would do me a lot of good to rest in the Lord and to play my part ... by being obedient and faithful. That's all I should be doing anyway ... a watchman blowing the shofar and sounding the alert. Anything else and I'm doing stuff in my own [failing] strength. When we are weak; then He is strong. God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. Please pray for this stumbling soul.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-Nov-2008

1 comment:

sarah p. said...

Pray for this stumbling soul to brother, not long now and we will be face to face with our beloved, untill then let us watch and pray and keep our eye`s on Him.
love and prayers to you and yours
in Yeshua our darling.
Sarah P.