Israel has no intention of fulfilling Bible prophecy. Even if most Israelis believed it (they don’t) they would not want to make it happen, since Bible prophecy speaks of a world in violent opposition to a newly-reborn Israel being in possession of Jerusalem, and to its very existence. How can these two facts be true at the same time, except by incredible coincidence, or by actual fulfillment of Bible prophecy?
I’m able to comment on this matter with a little knowledge and personal experience. I spent six months in Israel, and when one day my wife and I walked from where we were staying to the coast, we were told that we had just walked the width of Israel as it was before the six-day war. “Peace” advocates, including President Barak Hussein Obama, want Israel to go back to those same borders-borders which would be indefensible against a number of nations and peoples whose stated goal is to see Israel driven into the sea.
Why is it that the world has for years turned its back while Hamas and other groups have fired rockets into Israel, day after day, year after year, in the hope of killing some people-any people, but when Israel finally decides that enough is enough and it’s time to defend its citizens, the world writhes in a frenzy of anti-Semitic scorn and condemnation?
THE SOUND OF GNASHING TEETH
At the more extreme end of the anti-Israel rhetoric the Turkish Prime Minister has told CNN that he thinks Israel has “surpassed what Hitler did” (1).
Of course, Hitler only murdered six million Jews in an effort to extinguish the entire race, while the Israelis, terrible people that they are, have killed a few hundred in an effort to safeguard their own survival.
Iran’s supreme leader has stated that the only “solution” for the mid-east crisis is the destruction of Israel, and until then Hamas and others must be supplied with more weapons to fire into Israel (2);
Hamas’ charter has not and will not cease to call for the ultimate destruction of the state of Israel:
“Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, May Allah Pity his Soul) (3);
The charter of the Palestinian leadership, which until recently feigned “peaceful” intentions does not recognize the legitimacy of any Jewish state:
Article 17: The partitioning of Palestine, which took place in 1947, and the establishment of Israel are illegal and null and void, regardless of the loss of time… (4).
ISIS, or ISIL, is threatening the destruction of Israel (5), and all this on top of the UN’s continued condemnation of anything Israel does, and of its continued existence in most of the tiny piece land Israel inhabits.
But what about all those civilian casualties? Exaggerated numbers or not, the fact of civilian casualties is a terrible thing, and no nation, including Israel, will escape judgment when the time comes. But the Israelis have documented how Hamas hides behind its own civilians-women and children-by installing its weapons among them-among those just wanting to live their lives in peace- and compels them to go into the very places where the IDF has called ahead to warn that there is going to be some shelling and shooting:
How many military forces get on the phone to warn their enemies of an attack as Israel does? It’s a Hamas propaganda war-they are no more interested in the safety of their own people than they are in the safety of Israelis. And world opinion expects Israel to back off so that Hamas can begin firing rockets and digging tunnels again.
The world is actually angry that Israelis have suffered less casualties than the Palestinian population has: They wish that more Israelis were killed to make the battle more “fair”. The “Iron Dome” missile defense system has foiled the plans of Hamas to kill large numbers of Israeli civilians.
No other nation in the world would accept their land and their population being fired upon for months and years without taking action, but world opinion wants to see Israelis lay down and die.
PEACE IN OUR TIME?
Peace accord? Israel worked with the Palestinians for many months towards an agreement, when the Palestinian leadership backed out and sided with Hamas, committed to Israel’s destruction. The rockets began to rain down upon Israel, and only “Iron Dome” prevented a large number of civilian casualties. Israel accepted the Egypt-brokered ceasefire just before the latest hostilities, but Hamas did not, and continued firing missiles. If I were an Israeli, I would want to go into Gaza and route out the men who want to murder my family members and my countrymen.
THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
Among Bible warnings of last-days events are those concerning the coming attempt to wrest Jerusalem from the Israelis, and the invasion of Israel by what is currently known as the “International Community”:
“I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah (the “West Bank”) will be besieged as well as Jerusalem” (Zechariah 12:2);
“I will gather all nations to Jerusalem to fight against it…half of the city will go into exile” (Zechariah 14:2):
…not, by any chance, East Jerusalem…?
ARMAGEDDON IS A PLACE http://www.bibleplaces.com/megiddo.htm
“Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon” (Rev 16:16). This is a call to the “kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle” (verse 14).
Those believing last days prophecy see this as a reference to the plain of Megiddo, which I have seen with my own eyes, and which is not far to the north of Jerusalem. The reference fits with other prophecies of the future invasion of Israel and the assault on Jerusalem.
Please note that I am not claiming the current trouble to be the start of the battle of Armageddon, but that the battle is probably not far in the future.
Wake up Christian and non-believer! Either these matters are an amazing collection of coincidences, or they are a warning of the coming fulfillment of Bible prophecy.