Jun 16, 2009

Prophecy Clock Ticks Forward with Reaction to Netanyahu's Speech

Bill Wilson
By Bill Wilson

The world appears to be gathering itself together for a showdown with Israel, which either could be a type and shadow of the various prophecies of actions against Israel or the actual entering into the pre-tribulation time frame as described in many books of the Bible. In either case, leaders of the United States and other countries around the world should heed strict scriptural warnings. Zechariah 12 speaks of the "Day of the Lord" brought on by all the nations coming against Jerusalem. Verse 3 says, "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered against it."

The warning is repeated in verse 9, "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." Chapter 14 speaks of how the nations will attack Jerusalem and how the Lord "will go forth, and fight against those nations". Ezekiel 38 and 39 prophesies of a time when modern day Russia, leads Iran and Northern Africa against Israel in a colossal end times battle and the Lord destroys Israel's enemies. Isaiah 17:1 prophesies, "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." The response of nations regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent speech has prophetic undertones.

The White House chose to ignore Netanyahu's conditions, saying he is in step with the man who occupies the oval office - a statement that could not be farther from the truth. The Administration vowed to continue to work on diplomatic relations with Iran, whose re-election of anti-Israel hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will continue to fund terrorist entities against Israel. The Syrian response charged Netanyahu with apartheid. Egypt's dictator Hosni Mubarak said the Israeli position "aborts" any chance of peace. A Lebanese newspaper, meaning another voice for Syria, said the speech was "like a declaration of war".

King Adbullah of Jordan, after meetings with Bashar Assad of Syria, warned on May 15 that war was a likely outcome if Netanyahu did not form a Palestinian state. He said, "missing the opportunity to end the conflict will threaten the security and stability of the entire region." The Russian foreign ministry said, "it does not open up the road to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" and the conditions were "unacceptable for the Palestinians." Iranian-backed Hamas said the speech was racist. The players who control the actors in an end time conflict with Israel - Russia, Iran, Egypt, Syria - all view Netanyahu's words as justification for aggression. With that, the prophecy clock ticks forward.

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