Saturday, December 1, 2012

Iran, Israel, & heavenly intervention

Here is some Israel news. Most remaining prophecy, at root, is about Israel. God has unfinished business with His nation.

Israeli Defense Chief Sounds Ready to Hit Iran, Thanks in Part to Iron Dome
"Israel’s retiring defense chief thinks Iran needs to be “coerced” in 2013 from building an atom bomb, despite any U.S. hopes that sanctions will bring Tehran to the negotiating table. And the recent success of his new, U.S.-funded missile defenses seems to have convinced him that Israel is better able than ever to deter its Iran-backed foes. “Of course, we would love to see some heavenly intervention that will stop them, to wake up some morning and learn that they’ve given up on their nuclear intentions,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday during a joint press conference with Leon Panetta, his American counterpart."

I had mentioned yesterday that Israel's current military success is a wonderful thing, culturally, in that the citizens of the nation have a bit more reassurance that they can live through the day without a terrorist rocket falling on them. But in the long run it is actually counterproductive spiritually, because as long as they rely on themselves they will not rely on the Holy God of Israel. You see the Defense Minister's next statement:

“You cannot build a strategy based on these wishes or prayers."

Oh, yes you can. Elisha did.

"When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (@ Kings 6:16-17)

God is the protector of all who are His servants and of His holy nation.

"What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

God will use the Gog Magog war that's prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 to show His people and His nation once again that He is their protector.

"And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let my holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is coming and it will be brought about, declares the Lord God. That is the day of which I have spoken." (Ezekiel 39:7-8)

Heavenly intervention WILL occur. It will happen exactly as He said and n in His timing. Keep watching. It seems that it may be sooner rather than later.

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