Aug 15, 2008

One That Calls For A Response

By Jim Hutchens

The Weekly Standard Editor, Bill Kristol said: "Today, the Vladimir Putins and Hu Jintaos and Mahmoud Ahmadinejads of the world — to say nothing of their junior counterparts in places like Sudan, Zimbabwe, Burma and North Korea — are no more likely than were Soviet leaders in 1924 to be swayed by 'moral influence.' Dictators aren't moved by the claims of justice unarmed; aggressors aren't intimidated by diplomacy absent the credible threat of force; fanatics aren't deterred by the disapproval of men of moderation or refinement. ... The ability of Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas to get away with murder (literally), and above all the ability of Iran to pursue its nuclear ambitions effectively unchecked, are setbacks for hopes of peace and progress."

God says: "This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused ... In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare at that time ... I will execute judgement upon him with plague and bloodshed: I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD." ( Ezekiel 38:18, 22).

The Jerusalem Connection says: As never before, one needs to screen the rapidly changing events of the day through the Scriptures. The alignment of nations opposed to Israel as well as world-wide anti-Semitism is of Biblical proportions. The words of Jesus were never more relevant, "Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man." (Luke 21:36).