Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Pressure Increases to Divide Israel

The pressure continues to mount for Israel to back off and finally acquiesce to shrinking back to the 1967 borders. The pressure is coming at a frenetic pace, and is being applied by the Obama administration.
Somehow, according to Obama, Israel is the one at fault for all the Palestinian/Arab/Iranian/terrorist unrest. Shoot, if Israel would only pull back, "America wouldn't keep getting sucked into regional (Israeli) conflicts where it is losing its blood and treasure." Funny thing is America has yet to have fought beside Israel in ANY of Israel's regional conflicts. Israel has shed the blood and treasure, while American administrations have always found a way to wag the finger and force Israel to the concession table. But now, the effort to shrink and divide Israel, including Jerusalem, is practically breathtaking.

David Horowitz made this clear observation in the Jerusalem Post:
This Israeli mind-set has also been made publicly evident – in the open rejection of the notion of a widened building freeze, and in ministers’ complaints that America’s disproportionate pressure on Israel is actually keeping the Palestinians away from the peace table. It was also strikingly clear in Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s interview with The Jerusalem Post last week, when this member of the septet took direct aim at the administration: “Those who want to continue the Oslo process, who want us to continue to give and give and give, without a Palestinian willingness to recognize our right to a national home,” he charged furiously, “are cooperating with the phased plan for Israel’s destruction.”

AND SO we find ourselves in today’s debilitating and dangerous mess. Day by day, despite the flurry of assertions from Obama and others that the relationship is unbreakable, Israel, or at least its current leadership, sees itself becoming increasingly ill-loved by Washington, and perceived to be increasingly ill-loved by the watching American public, by the international community and by a delighted Arab world.

Day by day, in America, the sense is deepening that support for Israel is becoming a more partisan issue – that this Israeli government is an irritant to the Democratic presidency for its perceived obduracy on settlements and its stubborn complication of Obama’s efforts to rebuild America’s relationship with the Muslim world. Opinion polls still show remarkably high American public support for Israel, and Capitol Hill is still robustly in Israel’s corner, but the presidency does set the tone for much of the wider American mind-set, and the presidency, not the Hill, determines the conduct of foreign affairs.

Further afield, the United States seems to be coming into line with an international leadership community that, again as Olmert correctly pointed out, has been peppered with men and women who see themselves as true friends of Israel – people like Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel – but who nonetheless see that Israel as being legitimate only within its pre-1967 dimensions, give or take a limited, Palestinian-sanctioned land swap or two.

Will the land be divided? If you look at the situation as it is, the land is already divided. Israel voluntarily withdrew from the Gaza Strip, and pressure is mounting for a complete withdrawal from the West Bank. The prophet Joel states that the dividing of the land will set the world on a course to Armageddon in chapter three. Are we there? The following is a short list of what I believe is soon to happen. Again, remembering that prophetic events are given to bring about repentance and the advance of the Kingdom, look at what is coming through the lens of sharing Christ in greater opportunities than ever before.
Here's my short list.
a. Israel will be forced to act alone, and in defiance of the world, against Iran.
b. Though the Arab world is in fear of Iran at the moment, an Israeli attack will bring the world of Islam together. The nations surrounding Israel will mount up to push Israel into the sea. Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, Jeremiah 12, Obadiah 15-18, Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 3.
c. The war will be quick and ultimately destructive to the nations that attack Israel and the Jewish national borders will be expanded to the boundaries of Solomon's Empire. At that point, the world will fear Israel, yet Israel will live in security for a short time believing that its enemies have been subdued.
---An International Harvest for Jesus Christ will take place. Short and powerful!
---I believe, though no man can know, the RAPTURE of the Church will take place in this
d. A coalition of nations will rise as found in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Led by Russia, the coalition will include Iran, Turkey, Libya, the nations of the Horn of Africa, and the nations allied with Russia that are Muslim in orientation.
e. God will destroy these armies, and the seacoasts of the sending nations. Ezekiel 39
f. In the ensuing chaos, a leader will arise who will make a covenant to defend the world from Israeli aggression, yet will gain Israel's favor by rebuilding the Temple. The Jews will think this man is the Messiah. He will set up his imagine in a wing of the Temple and the Jews will understand their great mistake. A 3 1/2 year period of intense persecution of the Jews will begin, but God will protect his covenant people.
g. The Anti-christ will again divide the land possessed by greater Israel.
h. The march to Armageddon will commence and culminate in an unprecedented gathering of armies against Jerusalem. Rev. 19, Joel 3
i. In the midst of the battle, Jesus will return to the planet. Rev. 19
k. Everything after that is pure frosting. Zechariah 14

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1 comment:

  1. Things are getting increasingly dangerous for Israel. Obama's policies towards Israel are certainly weakening Israel's position and making the entire Middle East more dangerous. As I explain in my website on prophecy for the end times, both Israel and the United States are going to face disaster if our nations do not repent of their sins.

    It will be interesting to see what happens with the Iran situation. Israel is caught in a dilema. It is clear that Obama will do nothing effective to prevent Iran from developing a nuke. Israel can try to take out Iran's nuclear program on its own, but that will be difficult militarily. Iran is a military power that has prepared for an Israeli attack for years. But if Iran develops a nuke, Iran will be able to threaten not only Israel, but Europe and the United States as well.


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