Oct 3, 2008

One That Calls For A Response

By Jim Hutchens

Gary Kah said: Make no mistake, the current [financial crisis] is very serious and will get worse. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned, "This is a once-in-a-century crisis."

As people increasingly feel the pinch in their pocketbooks, they will look for someone to blame for their hard times. So far, the federal government is getting the most heat. The Federal Reserve, which is responsible for many of our economic policy decisions, is especially feeling the pressure. The last two Fed Chairmen have been Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke -- both Jews. And some of the individuals overseeing our largest remaining banks are also Jewish. One can see the "handwriting on the wall."

I fear that with 8 million Muslims now in America, outnumbering the 5.7 million Jews, and with anti-Semitism on the rise among the general public, the Jewish people could once again become the scapegoat. History has a way of repeating itself. What is happening in America today is very reminiscent of what happened in Germany preceding the rise of Hitler. I believe it may be just a matter of time before Jews are persecuted and forced to return to Israel. The persecution of true Christians could follow on the heels.

Remember that God is still in control and is aware of all your needs. Pursue Him, work hard, plan wisely -- leave the rest in His hands. Expect Him to do great things, even under difficult circumstances.(Check out Gary Kah at http://www.garykah.org/ )

God says: “The LORD has established His throne in heaven and His kingdom rules over all;”… “My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Messiah Jesus;” … “The Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone He wishes;” … “There is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Psalm 103:19; Philippians 4:19; Daniel 4:17; Romans 13:1).

The Jerusalem Connection says: Listening to the debate last night between Governor Palin and Senator Biden I was reminded that elections are merely the means by which God establishes authorities and places in leadership “anyone He wishes.” Having said that, I am also keenly aware that this election, both in the U.S. and Israel, will likely create a political environment that will have Biblical implications. It was encouraging to hear both candidates give strong statements in support of Israel. However, that may be put to the test if Gary Kah’s scenario comes to pass. In any case we need to pray for God’s mercy on His people.