Israel’s right to exist has been made non-existant by its own people. We have watched and commmented on the current bid to reduce Israel’s borders both by the USA and by the Palestinians themselves. All Europe watches with baited breath as they behold Israel destroying herself from within. Stan Goodenough of the JerusalemNewsWire in an article titled Farewell to the Land spoke of Olmerts pushing his plan. He writes"Candidly, and with no hint of an apology, Olmert described his plan – which he termed an Israeli “concession" – as a “farewell to the land of our forefathers."
It was a sacrifice that had to be made for the greater good - for the sake of a principle.
“Even if the Jewish eye fills with tears, and the heart is torn, we must safeguard the principle – we must keep a solid and stable Jewish majority in our state," he said.
What happened to Sharon when he pulled from Gaza? Can you tell me? Many were horrified when Sharon had a stroke. He now lay, as if he were dead. Was the Lord telling Israel and their politicians something? Do not divide my land, perhaps? I think so. The problem is the Jewish leaders are so stubbornly blind they probably think they made their state. That by their own hands the nation of Israel was raised. If they do think this they are wrong. The Lord is the Governor of the Nations. The heart of the King is in the hands of the Lord. Howbeit, man is allowed to follow their foolish ways.
Moreover, it this is not enough, another voice is also warning Israel. This time it comes from Jan Willem van der Hoeven, who is a Dutch Christian and 40-year resident of Israel, who in 1981 founded the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and today directs the International Christian Zionist Center. He is quoted in an article titled You have been warned saying of the proposed withdrawal:
“convergence" plan will “explode in [the] faces" of Olmert “and those who have chosen, often out of personal ambition, to sit with you in your government."
Going further Van der Hoeven states that Israel and its leaders have been warned by:
“been warned by many – by military experts, by political strategists, by deeply, deeply concerned leaders, both Jews and Christians – not to allow a Palestinian (Muslim) state to be created between Israel and the Jordan not to divide this land."
To add to all this mix is the ungodly secularism that seems to pervade Israel. In the mix of things in Israel is the “Slave prostitution". We ran an article on this some time ago, stating the rings of women are imported into Israel by Jewish and Gentile crime rings. Israel also has an open Gay policy. The corridors of Jerusalem are seen as an obvious win for the World Pride groups who want to have their next party in the city of David. Can you think what David would say to this, not to mention the Lord himself? In this Van der Hoeven also says:
“Follow their goyish ways. Be afraid to say no and let them parade their lustful pleasures when, by the tens of thousands, they come here to your destined holy city this summer, parading in your Jewish capital their filth-ridden abominations, all with the permission of an Olmert-led government which now includes SHAS [the ultra-orthodox party], the great upholders of G-d’s sanctity!!"
“Do it all – and see what the Divine answer will be. When it comes, and it will surely come, it will not be peace so that, as you said, Mr. Olmert, Israelwill be a place that will be FUN to live in."
It will be the opposite, unless Israel turned back now.
For all who support Israel, I urge you to pray. They need prayer, salvation, and help from the Lord to do anything at all. They are surrounded by enemies. Even in Israel, ultra-Orthodox Jews distrust christians and persecute them. Too bad. For the only friends Israel really has outside of Jews, are Christians. That is to say, not all Christians, but some. For even within the brand of Christianity is fomented hatred for the Jews.
As for The Watchman Institute For Biblical Research, we stand with the Lord and His dealings with Israel. He is not done with them according to Romans 11, Revelation, and O.T. passages. We therefore, support them in prayer, and call for salvation of the Jew. We do not condone there vile passions, homosexuality, prostitution and other things they do. We pray the Lord to deliver them.
Make no mistake, all the world will gather around Jerusalem.
Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20 ¶And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains and let them which are in the midst of it depart out and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity the sea and the waves roaring
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh.