Aug 6, 2010

Tensions Rising in the Mideast

Jim HutchensBy Dr. James M. Hutchens
The Jerusalem Connection

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “We will reach, and hit with great force, anyone who shoots at Israeli citizens, no matter from where. … “I want it to be clear to Hamas, as well as to the Lebanese government, which we hold responsible for the violent provocations against our soldiers: Do not test our determination to protect Israeli citizens and soldiers.”

“For years, many in the international community have remained silent when rockets have been fired at Israeli civilians, and when unprovoked attacks have been launched against our soldiers. Expressions of outrage have largely been reserved for Israel’s response to those attacks. Firing missiles on civilians is a war crime, and unprovoked attacks on soldiers are blatant acts of aggression. Israel expects the international community to condemn such attacks in the strongest possible terms.”

God says: "See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him. If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you…" I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.” [Exodus 23:20-22, 27]

The Jerusalem Connection says: Hamas and Hezbollah have been spoiling for a fight for months. They have built up their arsenal of advanced weaponry and they think they are ready to take on Israel again. However, that fight will start only when Iran gives the command. Which could be very soon because Iran believes it stands a better chance if Israel has to fight a battle on three fronts – Hamas in the south, Hezbollah in the north and Iran from the east. The question remains whether or not the U.S. will be engaged in what appears to be shaping up. The saber rattling is increasing and the tensions are rising in the region. The good news is that the God of Israel is in control, “Yahweh has established His throne in heaven and His kingdom rules over all.” [Psalm 103:19]. Still the worst is yet to come before Messiah comes and “out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.” [Revelation 19:15].

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