Perspective in Perilous Times

We live in troubled times. The European Euro narrowly escapes collapse, Iran claims enough enriched material to deliver an atomic weapon capable of pushing the world into Armageddon, and the American debt exceeds $14 trillion - a number beyond human comprehension. Put another way, if USA were to pay one dollar per second every hour of every day, it would require more than 32,000 years to accumulate $1 trillion dollars! (as stated in Joel Rosenberg's Blog)

Recently, Frank Gaffney [Ronald Reagan's assistant defense secretary] warned that war is on its way in the Middle East as Muslim countries are determined to force a showdown over the future of Israel. "There's a war coming, a very serious, perhaps cataclysmic regional war [over] the existence of the state of Israel [which] may involve the use of nuclear weapons [and] is unlikely to be contained to that region...we must do everything we can to prevent freedom's enemies from thinking they have an opportunity to engage in that kind of warfare."

For several weeks this September, the United Nations focused on one question – how do we make peace in Israel? Everyone seeks "change" which will bring “peace and equality” to our world.

The Scriptures promise such a change. Dave Hunt reminds us: "Indisputably, Israel is the major topic of biblical prophecy, just as it is of the daily news. The word ‘Israel’ is found 2,565 times in the 2,293 verses in the King James translation of the Bible ...‘Jerusalem’ is found 811 times in 764 verses. In contrast, the word ‘Jerusalem’ is not found even once in the Qur'an."

How does a tiny nation of 7.8 million citizens living on a sliver of coastal land at the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea command such global attention? It “owns” huge gas/oil reserves, challenges the deceptions of its neighbors' culture, and claims divine/historic roots for its existence in the heart of Islamic ambitions. But the real issues lie deeper. We are witnesses to the final stages of the battle between "the seed of the woman" and "the seed of the Serpent"... Lucifer vs. Jehovah... Antichrist vs. Jesus Christ. The Bible clearly predicts the course of this conflict and its resolution at Armageddon. Jehovah wins.

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Pastor Jim