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Caught in the Cross Hairs

November 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Focus On Israel

As Americans go about their very busy, very merry ways preparing for the holidays, the world seems to be on a collision course with destruction. Should we be alarmed?  Well, as I see it, we can keep our heads in the sand and think: it’s so far away it doesn’t really concern us. Or, we can be on our knees, praying and interceding for a situation that is clearly prophesied in God’s Word.

Iran is close to having nuclear weapons. Hamas is in control of Gaza, and Fatah is seeking to unify its territory and government with them. (These are Arabs who call themselves Palestinians and deceive the world into believing their claims to Israel’s land.) Egypt has under gone a dramatic change in its leadership, aka, The Muslim Brotherhood, and is very hostile toward Israel. There are several other Arab/Muslim countries surrounding this tiny nation who, for lack of a better phrase, want to see every Jew driven into the Mediterranean Sea. Even Turkey, once allied with Israel, has turned against her and has aligned its foreign policies with Russian and China. And to top it all off, European countries have sided with the Arabs who occupy Judea and Samaria in Northern Israel…Arabs who are demanding the world recognize them as a sovereign state on land that isn’t even theirs.

But of all the nations surrounding Israel, Iran is the one most feared. Its hostility toward Jews and Americans makes it a formidable enemy, even against Arab states and European countries. In fact, the whole world is now cringing at the thought of this government having nuclear bombs by spring of 2012, with the intent to destroy Israel, America and any other country foolish enough to challenge them.

The only solution being considered is for Israel to strike soon and take out Iran’s nuclear installations before they get a chance to outfit their missiles with these warheads. But while Israel is capable of attacking Iran, the dilemma is that it places itself in jeopardy of being counter-attacked. To get a perspective of what this would mean, look at Israel’s barely noticeable territory compared to Iran, and then look at the distance between them. And did I mention the hostile countries of Jordan and Iraq in between?

An attack on Iran could mean all out war with at least Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Turkey and Egypt…and perhaps, Russia and her allies. This brings to mind the prophecies in Psalms 83 and Ezekiel 38 and 39. The outcome of a war of this magnitude is almost unimaginable…but remember, Israel is at the heart of God’s plan for the world, and God says He will come to her rescue with an earth shaking, furious anger in the latter days…(dare I say, our days?) Ezekiel 38:17-22.

Israel may be in the cross hairs of the Arab nations, but God says in Psalms135:4. “For the Lord has chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure.”  He will take offense against the nations who come against Israel:  Joel 3:2 and Isaiah 34:1-8.  And if those verses don’t convince you, Zechariah 12 will erase any doubts you might have as to how God views those who would seek to destroy Israel.

I would have to say to everyone, including those who are called Christians: Don’t Mess with Israel. And lest you think it is only about Israel, when all is said and done, God will reveal His deeper purpose. Verse 23 of Ezekiel 38:  “Thus I will magnify Myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord!”  And verse 7 of Ezekiel 39: “So will I make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let them pollute My holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.”
And to that I say, Amen!
Shalu Shalom Yerushalayim~Shalu Shalom Yisroel!

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One Response to “Caught in the Cross Hairs”
  1. I say Amen, too! And thanks for breaking the situation down for easy understanding.

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