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 together against it. (Zechariah 12:3)
Do you not see how the world is being conditioned for the return of Jesus? Just look at the recent news reports and you can see it afoot. The current war with Israel and Hamas should be a wake-up call. Of course, the prevailing media coverage of the conflict paints Israel as the bad guy. All you see being reported is how innocent women and children in Gaza are being targeted. I watched a Sky News reporter grilling the Israeli Ambassador over “Disproportion response”. How Israeli civilians have not suffered like the Palestinian’s have. Here is the interview, try to gag your way through this media drivel. Then if you are bold read the comments on the video.
The vast majority applaud the reporter for being hard on the Ambassador. Hmm, I wonder if this guy (Sky News Interviewer) had the same issue when the UK and Allies bombed Dresden killing between 25,000 and 35,000 civilians not counting the unknown numbers of German refugees some estimates put the figure at over 100,000 killed. Sir Arthur Travers Harris planned/ordered the bombing not for military targets nor industry. He ordered it to kill civilians. I personally think Dresden was unethical, but I understand why it happened. Harris wanted to kill civilians to demoralize Nazi Germany and deprive them of manpower for the war effort. I personally think it was revenge for the Blitz (the bombing of Britain by the Nazi’s killing 43,000 civilians). How about this: The US dropped two atomic bombs on Imperial Japan. As terrible as that was, it actually saved millions of lives, Japanese included. Consider this; We waged horrific warfare upon our enemies to end WWII. A war we DID NOT start. Nevertheless, we targeted civilians intentionally to bring the conflict to a close. That was the UK and the US….
Now Israel DOES NOT target civilians at all. They painstakingly go further out of the way than any other nation in history to avoid any loss of innocent life. And yet, the world decries Israel as an apartheid state. The IDF (Israeli Defense Force) even warns its enemies that they are about to bomb the area and urges them to vacate. Not to mention Hamas is using civilians as human shields and media bait to turn the world against Israel. It is Hamas that is evil. It is they who put innocent Palestinians at risk. It is on their heads that the blood of innocent Palestinian’s is. This picture sums it up and is worth a million words:
They (Hamas) after all are the ones raining thousands of rockets into Israel targeting civilians. How upside down and idiotic the world is… Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
Look I have been to Israel. I have many friends living there. Israel is not a perfect place by any stretch of the imagination. As all nations do, Israel makes blunders and mistakes. ~And~ as all nations, Israel deserves criticism when guilty. Let’s be honest here. Israel is OVERWHELMINGLY slandered by the UN and the world as an occupying aggressor continually in public forum and media. It is ridiculous! The very same world bodies will not denounce China for occupying Tibet nor for their brutal treatment of the Uighurs who happen to be Muslims actually being persecuted. Nope, not a peep about Turkish brutality of the Kurds, who happen to be, you guessed it, actually persecuted Muslims. Enough is enough!! To quote my brain-dead communist President “Come on Man…”
If you all dig a little, you’ll see the truth behind this conflict. You’ll see Iran’s fingerprints all over. You’ll see instigation and media lies to facilitate a civil war within Israel between Israeli Arabs and Jews. You’ll find that the evictions in east Jerusalem were because the PA told the tenants to not pay rent. Yet for what it’s worth you’ll see that this conflict was started in and over Jerusalem. But, more importantly. What does God’s Word tell us?
According to God’s Word, Jerusalem is the epicenter of the world:
“Yet I (the LORD God) have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel” (2 Chronicles 6:6)
“For the LORD has chosen Zion (synonym for Jerusalem); He has desired it for His dwelling place: ‘This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it’” (Psalm 132:13-14)
”Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations and the countries all around her’” (Ezekiel 5:5)
We know from scripture that Jerusalem be in constant turmoil until the King (Jesus) returns.
“For I (the LORD) will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled (or plundered) and the women ravished (or violated) …Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. …And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths. …And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts…” (portions from Zechariah 14)
The nations are in an uproar to be sure. The World and its unfettered hatred of God is spiraling. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. (Psalm 2:4) That is correct. God scoffs at man’s vain efforts to oppose His will. You may want to be on the right side of HIS-tory concerning HIS Holy Land and its rightful inhabitants according to HIS Word. Because He promises this:
“For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. (Joel 3:1–2)
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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. (Psalm 122:6)
Therefore, we should pray continually for the Peace of Jerusalem. When praying for this you are praying for Jesus to return. Only when He comes will there be peace in Jerusalem
Pray hard for the folks in the region. Arab and Jew alike