Friday, July 31, 2009

Panels Institute Survey: 64% Percent of All Israel Want the Temple to be Rebuilt

Survey: 64% want Temple rebuilt
Almost two thirds of Israelis, including half of seculars would like to see Temple rebuilt, believe it is important to commemorate Tisha B'Av

31 July 2009: YNet reported in yesterdays edition that a survey conducted by the Panel Institute for Ynet and the Gesher organization reveals that almost two-thirds of all Israel want to see the rebuilding of the Temple on the mount in Jerusalem. Incredibly, the survey also revealed that 47% of secular Israeli's also want the Temple rebuilt. What this survey should reveal to believing Christians is that the Jewish people who will actually do the rebuilding are desirous of beginning the project.

As all prophecy students of the Holy Bible know, there is no doubt, no question whatsoever, that the Temple will be rebuilt. It will happen, al-Aqsa mosque or no al-Aqsa mosque. The prophetic Word of God clearly declares that the Temple will be standing in the 'last days.' Period. Hopefully the commencement of the rebuilding of the Temple will serve a significant "wake up call" for the world's secular and skeptics. This is also a magnificent witnessing tool for all believing Christians.

Pay a visit to the Temple Institute to learn more.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

America, Listen to the Lord thy God and Leave Jerusalem Alone!!!

22 July 2009: The Evangelical Christian community has been warning American leaders to steer clear of all efforts to remove Jerusalem from Israeli control since at least 1996. The repercussions of an American participation in such an effort to push Israel out of the city will without question bring disaster upon this nation. We believe that the Lord has prophetically and specifically warned ALL nations through the ancient prophet Zechariah to steer clear from such actions which are to occur in the 'last days' of human rule on this earth. In Zechariah 12:2-3 (NKJV) it is written:
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it."

Behold indeed, this is exactly what the present Obama Administration, an un-Constitutional usurper administration, is currently doing with their unfounded demands of Israel concerning Jerusalem settlements. From the Lord's perspective there is no such thing as East or West Jerusalem, there is only Jerusalem. When Israel re-entered the whole of Jerusalem just 19 years after the re-birth of Israel in 1948 (see the Parable of the Fig Tree (i.e. Israel) in Matthew 24:32-35) following an absense of nearly 1,900 years imposed by the Roman Empire, this was not by accident, nor earthly power or any other random occurance. Israel is back in the land simply because it is the will of the Almighty God. It is highly advisable for all nations to heed His warnings, particularly America, lest this nation be swept away as so many were in the days of Noah.

By the Word of God we know that Jerusalem will not be relinquished from Israel's control, even though as the Lord warns that ALL nations will be gathered against it. We know that according to the Lord's prophetic word in 2 Kings 19:34 that He will defend Jerusalem. According to the prophetic words of Daniel, Ezekiel and the Lord Jesus Christ, we know that Israel will soon be in the position to rebuild the Temple on the Mount as seen in the image below. America dare not stand or act against the God whom we pray the Lord's Prayer, and have always declared our trust in and revere on our currency, and whose Ten Commandments we have enshrined upon the edifices of our institutions across the breadth of this land. I believe that We The Christian People of the United States of America have a responsibilty to the Lord our God to defend Jerusalem and the whole of Israel irregardless of the political positions of our ursurper president and his toadies and lackies. So Help Us God.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Will Israel Strike Iran? ~ Bible Prophecy Today

Will Israel Strike Iran? ~ Bible Prophecy Today

The above is a link to Hal Lindsey's take on the current situation at the Bible prophecy Today blog. In this article you will see that Hal Lindsey is focused like of coherent beam of light upon an Israeli strike on Iran. I agree with all of the factors Hal cites as being indicative that a strike is probably imminent.

However, the difference between Hal's article and my Eschatology Today article below is that mine provisions for a potential preemptive Iranian strike by regional proxies against Israel, and that either scenario could lead to a literal fulfillment of both Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83.

As stated previously regarding this issue, while it is not necessary for there to be Bible prophecy about an Israeli-Iranian military confrontation, we do have explicit Bible prophecy about a war which PRECEDES a confrontation detailed by Ezekiel between Israel and a host of nations to its north of which Iran is a principle actor. The PRECEDING war to Ezekiel 38/39 is the focus of my article, and this Iranian adventure is subsequent to the warfare described by Psalm 83.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Is Israel About to go to War?

6 July 2009: Of course the banner for this Eschatology Today entry is a rhetorical question, one that prophecy students know is but a matter of time. That time now appears to be upon us.

As I see it, the burning question for the moment is whether squadrons of IAF F-16I 'Sufa' strike aircraft, as seen above, will go "wheels up" enroute to Iran, or will some form of military pre-emption occur where Iranian allies (Syria, Hezbollah, HAMAS) strike Israel first?

Either scenario could lead to the next war, a war most cutting-edge Bible prophecy students understand will lead to a literal fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83. As most of you know I have viewed both of these prophetic chapters as imminent real-world events for the past 3 years, and for the rest of this summer, especially as we approach the third anniversary of the Israel-Hezbollah War, this subject will have my full and undivided attention once again.

Let's review some recent developments:

A little over a month ago Egypt rejected a gradual normalization of Israeli-Arab relations, leading to conditions that would permit normal commercial air corridor traffic in the region.

Israel completed a military exercise which tested different vignettes that could very conceivably develop during a multi-front war with its Arab neighbors and terrorist proxy forces in Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza. This exercise will likely have its 'lessons learned' applied to a real-world Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 scenario. The next war of this multi-front type will send the Arabs reeling in a defeat to the extent that the War of Independence of 1947-48, the Six Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973 will pale in comparison. There can be no doubt that Israel is fully prepared for any eventuality, even WMD, even going all the way to Tehran, even turning Damascus into a radioactive pile of cinders. Sampson won't bluff in matters such as these.

In mid-June both Egypt and Syria rejected Israeli PM Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel's right to exist as a state for Jews. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said such statements were "ruining the chance for peace." If Hosni knew what was really good for his nation and the rest of the Arab world he'd reconsider such tomfoolery immediately. There will be "hell to pay" for such bellicosity in the not-to-distant future. Not surprisingly, the EU essentially agreed with the Arabs. So did the Obama Administration. Stupid is as stupid does.

Now, most recently, the Assad regime in Damascus once again threatens war with Israel over the Golan. Hint to Bashar: you'll be sorry.

To make its sovereign position clear to the whole world the Israeli cabinet has published what I would say are its own non-negotiable conditions for peace with its Arab neighbors. Those conditions are as follows:

  1. “The need for explicit Palestinian recognition of the State of Israel as the national state of the Jewish people.

  2. “The demilitarization of a Palestinian state in such a manner that all of Israel's security needs will be met.

  3. “International backing of these security arrangements in the form of explicit international guarantees.

  4. “The problem of refugees must be resolved outside the borders of Israel.

  5. “The agreement be an end to the conflict. This is to say that the Palestinians will not be able to raise additional claims following the signing of a peace agreement.”

Any guesses as to what what happens next?