This is a good reminder that we should not be fearful or fret these days we live in, these last days. It is human nature to fret and be fearful but that is exactly the reason God revealed what these days would look like to us through prophecy in His word. He tells us not to worry that these thing must come to pass before the end can come.
Our attitude should instead be joyful and exhilarated. We can’t stop what is going to happen and neither can any force on earth. Only God can. His will will be done. That is what our prayers and thoughts should be focused on, God’s will! Not on specific events or things we want to occur. We need to be actively praying for God’s will to be done and asking what little part if any He would like us to play in advancing His will.
When you take that perspective, this world looks a whole lot different. God said it, so you can count on Him doing it! He is our Rock and His Son our Savior! God needs us to be calm as things get worst. You will be a beacon to the lost as they scatter to and fro. And hopefully we can plant the seed that will save them from the coming tribulation or more importantly the lake of fire.
Maranatha Lord, come quickly!
Dec 3, 2012
by Jim Fletcher – Israel Watch
I’m working, and not watching the UN speeches regarding the Palestinians’ bid for nation status. I am however monitoring social media, and the reactions from pro Israel folks who are rightly revolted over the unjust speeches, and in the growing discomfort with a legitimized Palestinian entity.
We should not worry, though.
A few weeks ago, while driving near the Golan Heights, I saw one of what I believe were 2-3 tanks Israel had at its disposal during the harrowing months following the declaration of statehood in 1948. No matter how you or any revisionist slices it, the young Jewish state faced overwhelming odds in struggling to survive. (Footnote: the aforementioned tank sits under some trees on a kibbutz, a cool reminder of those momentous days.)
I submit that we are looking at similar odds now, but our perceptions are skewed.
Certainly, the international community—cowardly and immoral as it is—not only will cave to bizarre and unjust Arab demands, but the community actually likes the inversion of the truth, since it participates in it. Global media, political operatives, and religionists fall over themselves in efforts to advance evil in our world.
That’s exactly what they’re supposed to do.
God told us a long time ago pretty much exactly what’s going to happen. Why are we shocked and saddened to see these days arrive? If the Word of the Lord is true, it had to be this way.
Those of us who love and support Israel for biblical reasons should not be weak-kneed and wavering now. We should be exhilarated. I don’t need to stem the tide or try and halt the advance of those who are determined to destroy Israel. First, because they can’t.
Secondly, because I can’t.
God alone writes history. He has written corporate history and your history. He knew how Caleb and Joshua would respond in Canaan. He knew how many Panzer divisions Hitler would throw at Europe. He knew that a gaggle of mendacious, malevolent religionists in the last days would fulfill prophecy by clicking their teeth at Israel and shaking their fists at Zion (see Sizer, Stephen).
He isn’t surprised and we shouldn’t be, either, of all people.
As a matter of fact, as the world collectively loses its mind and individuals prepare to head into an emotional abyss, the remnant should be leaning against a tree somewhere, looking at their nails and watching calmly, lest someone should ask them why they are calm, and be saved.
That is our mandate.
Over a week ago, popular “evangelical” author Donald Miller wrote and published the most tendentious hit-piece against Israel I’ve ever read by someone who isn’t a Muslim. I mean, the whole thing is soaked in anti-Jewish poison.
Miller, after a few hours of the posting, removed a passage that—insanely—alleged that Benjamin Netanyahu is guilty of more deaths than terrorists!
Miller also alleged, with zero documentation, that Israel—please sit down as you read this—controls the caloric intake of Gazans.
Why am I telling you this?
Because, despite the faux-intellectual protests and catcalls from the “careful thinkers” in Evangelicalism (think historian Mark Noll, the editorial staff of Christianity Today, entire publishing houses, Brian McLaren, Tony Campolo, Sojourners, Relevant magazine, et cetera), Bible prophecy is supremely, acutely relevant and upon us, right now.
God told us men would hate Zion in the last days.
In Zechariah, we are presented with an almost unbelievable scenario in which the entire world will throw itself and its hate at Israel.
This attack will be repelled, with cataclysmic results for the invaders.
The issue is this: either one believes this is future history, or one does not.
I believe it is. I also don’t care who thinks I’m a nut for thinking so. It doesn’t matter.
The only thing that matters is that someone is wrong, and someone is right, and we are awfully close to finding out who is right and who is wrong.
Let me add more evidence to the pile.
Earlier this week, British activist Stephen Sizer Tweeted YouTube videos alleging that Israelis dump sewage into Palestinian lands.
I personally checked out this smelly story, and will soon be publishing a report on it. Suffice to say: Sizer is caught with his factual pants down.
Mendacity gazes at Zion.
So, to repeat: if we see the whole world mobilizing against Israel, what should we expect? The UN, terrorists, mass murderers, pagan Europeans, pastors—pastors!—are aligning against the Jewish state.
Was this not supposed to happen?
I would say to you, remember what Moses said to the Israelites as they huddled in fear at the approaching Egyptians:
“Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.”
This mendacity that is causing such fear in the ranks of the remnant is but for a little while.
I for one believe God. I believe Israel’s glory is ahead of her. Some of us will see it.
What a great, great time to be alive!
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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile. He writes:
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5
What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law. But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9
Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved. It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.