Posted by: cindybythesea | January 8, 2010

Facing the giants, 2010

As the New Years Eve time clock ticked towards midnight, revelers around the world prepared to meet the New Year with fireworks, toasts, kisses and well wishes.  But, in one tiny portion of the globe, the change in calendar was met with much less fanfare.  Jerusalem Watchman in an excellent commentary describes the quiet, if not subdued mood in Israel as the rest  of the world  parties in welcome of the New Year.

2010 brings with it a host of challenges.  The least of which are barely recognized by most of the world who has little time or interest in anything but, American Idol, tweeting and twittering and getting the latest gossip on Hollywood royalty.  But, Israel – Israel, they know better.  They know the imminent and grave danger they face (with ramifications that will spill over to the rest of the world).  They know their Goliath’s, their Haman’s, their Hitler’s and they know, beyond any shadow of a doubt that the threat they face is not an idle one.   With many enemies and few friends, if any, Israel is being pressed from every side.  Israel is becoming increasingly alone in the family of nations and  they know they can expect little or no support from any of them when their time of crisis comes, and it will come.  Israel has been through the fire before.  They are not rookies, when it comes to facing giants.  The question is: will Israel act  preemptively against their enemies or will they wait until the enemy strikes them first.   With the Holocaust little more than a memory and a photograph away, I think that question has already been answered, its found in the book of Judges and its called “the Samson Option”.

What secular Israel may not know or be able to “‘see” yet, is that  God is always at work in these events.  Looking back at Israel’s history, the hand of God can always be  seen  molding, shaping and caretaking Israel even in their darkest days.  Right now, in 2010, a  series of events is forming to create an outcome that only God in his foreknowledge could have seen when the pages of scripture were penned so many years ago.  Pressed on every side, facing certain and total annihilation,Israel will have no one to call out to but, God.  At that time, Jesus, the Lion of the tribe of Judah will come to fight the battle for them and the words of Jesus when he wept over Jerusalem will be fulfilled: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how I longed to gather you as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but, you would not … I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord'”.  Matthew 23:37,38.

On that day, Jesus himself will fight for Israel and that day is coming very soon.  Israel knows it, they sense it, they feel it in their bones.  To read this excellent commentary from Jerusalem Watchman click here:   And, Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!


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