Don't allow the present appearance of calm in the Middle East lull you to sleep. Three years after Israel fought a bloody war in Lebanon against Hezbollah, there are growing fears that hostilities could erupt again this time with the militant group better armed than ever.
According to Israeli, United Nations and Hezbollah officials, the Shia Muslim militia is today stronger than it was in 2006 when it took on the might of the Israeli army in a war that cost the lives of 1,191 Lebanese and 43 Israeli civilians.
Hezbollah has stockpiled up to 40,000 rockets and is training its forces to use ground-to-ground missiles capable of hitting Tel Aviv and anti-aircraft missiles that could challenge Israel’s dominance of the skies over Lebanon.
Brigadier-General Alon Friedman, the deputy head of Israel’s Northern Command, told The Times from his headquarters overlooking the Israeli-Lebanese border that the current stability was “in danger”.
He added that the peace, which has reigned over the rolling Biblical landscape for the past three years, could “explode at any minute”.
The fact is, Ezekiel 25, Jeremiah 12, and Psalm 83 all indicate that Israel will soon be forced to deal with the danger mounting against it. God said he would use his people Israel as an instrument of retribution against nations that have been arrayed against it since its inception. To think that things have improved simply because there hasn't been much news to report from the Holy Land totally misses the facts. We are in a calm before the storm moment. What does that mean for us? It means we must be interceding like never before on behalf of the lost, both Jew and Arab, in that region. We must also be praying for the peace of Jerusalem. Peace is more than just a state of being. Peace is an individual...the Prince of Peace...the only Redeemer...the only hope for Jerusalem. Pray with eyes wide open. Pray with a heart that reflects God's great passion for people. Pray, and pray hard.
UPDATE ON PUMP UP YOUR BOOK VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR FOR DISTANT THUNDER
Distant Thunder hit the NEWEST MOST RECOMMENDED BOOK on the USA Today List.
It is rising up the Amazon.com recommended list.
Internet Radio shows are calling to set up live interviews.
Reviewers who were ambivalent toward the book and its unknown author are signing on to do "expedited" reviews. Things are happening.
Help out by clicking on the daily tour sites and making a comment. Comments are read, and orders are placed. Help get an important message into the hands of as many people as God has appointed. That is the point! Here is the next few day's tour stops.
Aug. 5 – Let’s Talk Virtual Book Tours (interview) http://letstalkvirtualbooktours.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/talking-virtual-book-tours-with-prophetic-fiction-author-jimmy-root-jr/
Aug. 6 – First Chapters (book spotlight) http://firstchapters.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/distant-thunder-by-jimmy-root-jr/
Aug. 7 – Broowaha (interview) http://www.broowaha.com/article.php?id=5032
Thanks for getting the ball rolling.
Jimmy Root Jr
Author: Distant Thunder, Book One of the Lightning Chronicles
A Prophetic Fiction Thriller
Distant Thunder, Gog and Magog, Israel, Iran, Radical Islam, Ezekiel 38 and 39, Jimmy Root Jr, Rapture, Nuclear Weapons, Bible Prophecy, Russia, European Union, Lightning Chronicles, Terrorism, Ahmadinijad,