One of the most obvious signs that we are living in the end times is the existence of Israel. Israel as a country was created in a single day and has existed since, just as Ezekiel prophesied God said it would. It is one of two key prophecies that push me to a premillennial perspective. As soon as they were joined as a nation again, Zachariah’s prophecy 12:3 began to slowing creep toward fulfillment.
Zechariah 12:3 has been amazing to watch it come to pass. I remember when I started reading the Left Behind Series and getting into prophecy that it was one that I just couldn’t get over. I had so many questions, there were so many theories/beliefs to unpack. But Zechariah 12:3 is one I just couldn’t see happening. How could every nation, turn its back on Israel? Surely not the US, the UK, and Canada? But here we sit, everyday our administration continues to take a stronger and stronger stance against Israel and for her enemies. It is simply amazing.
Jim does a great job laying out the stunning nature of this change in the winds we are seeing. Prophecy is in the process of being fulfilled right in front of us, all we have to do is take he time to look.
May 28, 2012
There is a key element of reality in our world today that most entire countries simply don’t get. They don’t get it because they have bought into the propaganda that the Bible is not credible.
Too bad for them.
Whenever someone asks me, “What is the one sign we are living in the last days?” I always answer one word: “Israel.”
It’s obvious. And the obviousness of the painfully obvious is lost on a clueless world.
I don’t think people who ask me this question are stupid; I do think the global community as a whole is stupid for blatantly rejecting the specialness of Israel and the Jewish people.
We have more clues this week that Bible prophecy is true, and the broad lines of the time of the end can be seen.
HonestReporting posted an article exposing the bias of The Guardian, the British paper that printed a “correction,” alleging that Israel’s capital is Tel Aviv, rather than Jerusalem.
(We must understand, “Israel Watch” readers, that appealing to the Bible holds little weight in today’s culture. In what is called a “postmodern culture,” the Bible is derided as an outdated myth.)
The paper’s own style guide says: “Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel; Tel Aviv is.”
This isn’t a surprise, since the British long ago ceased to be a Bible-believing people. It follows that the British media would concede the Jerusalem issue to the Muslims.
HonestReporting submitted a formal complaint, and it is instructive to note the response:
“Irrespective of whether the international community recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it is simply inaccurate to unilaterally confer capital city status on Tel Aviv. Believing The Guardian to be in clear breach of the UK Press Complaints Commission clause on accuracy, HonestReporting submitted an official complaint.
“Ironically received on Jerusalem Day, this was the outrageous PCC ruling:
“The terms of Clause 1 (i) of the Code make clear that newspapers “must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information”, and the terms of Clause 1 (ii) state that “a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distortion once recognised must be corrected promptly and with due prominence.
“In this instance, the Commission noted that the correction published had been a clarification of the newspaper’s earlier claim that Jerusalem was the Israeli capital. The Commission was mindful that while it is correct to say that Israel classes Jerusalem as her capital city, this is not recognised by many countries and those nations enjoying diplomatic relations with Israel have their embassies in Tel Aviv. As such, the Commission was of the view that the newspaper was entitled to refer to Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel. There was no breach of the Code in this instance.”
So, the world continues to bare its fangs to Israel regarding the status of Jerusalem. Sadly, that isn’t the only troubling development, and the one that follows hits even closer to home.
We have just learned that the Obama administration is releasing $192 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority/PLO. Congress had frozen the financial package when Mahmoud Abbas (the Holocaust denier) threatened to unilaterally declare statehood. This after the administration also tried to restore funding to a cultural agency with the UN that recognizes the “State of Palestine.”
(Sounds like much of America’s evangelical leadership, by the way.)
A White House spokesman said that “The P.A. has recognized Israel’s right to exist, renounced violence, and accepted previous agreements, including the Roadmap”—all direct lies. The PA/PLO has done no such thing and continues to agitate for the destruction of Israel.
Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch, told a group of congressional staffers last week just how the cow ate the cabbage:
“This is totally, totally false information. Someone has to get the proper information to the White House” because it is “releasing $192 million based on false information.”
Marcus gave a detailed presentation on how the PA infuses its youth with hatred for the Jewish state.
For many years now, ever since the diabolical Oslo Accords, we have been hearing how compliant the Palestinians are. Not so.
In early May, a broadcast of a Palestinian children’s TV show celebrated a child saying, “Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail.”
Interestingly, the child then goes on to describe taking Israeli land. How fascinating that the left decries alleged theft of Arab land, but never mentions Arab incitement.
There was much more to this report from Marcus, and I encourage you to check out www.palwatch.org.
The thing is, while congressional staffers appeared to be shocked by such revelations, the administration knows full well what the Palestinians are up to—and they don’t care.
Palestinian children are being prepared for a literal assault on the city of Jerusalem, since it is Israel’s capital.
What is described in Zechariah? A global attack on Jerusalem. The two news items mentioned above are yet more bricks in the wall of that story, which is rapidly advancing.
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