I choose this picture because it is from as story that I posted several weeks ago. That dynamic, of an Israeli air-strike on Iran, has not gone away, as the Iranians move closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon, with every passing day. The Iranian situation has not been dealt with and at some point the Israeli’s will have to confront them.
Now, war has erupted in Gaza, which is no surprise as the Israeli’s have had enough of the almost daily rocket attacks, that come across the border. They have responded with air-strikes and it looks like we may see a full scale ground operation today.
Here’s a perspective on what is going on. Hamas has repeatedly declared that they will not recognize the state of Israel. They have continually fired rockets into Israeli border towns, specifically Sderot, and have shown utter contempt for the peace process. They have also hidden their rocket launchers in civilian houses, thus using civilians as shields. I could go on, but I think you get the point. As I have BLOGGED about in the past, any other country in the world, being subjected to daily rocket attacks, would have declared war on it’s neighbor and put a stop to the aggression. Can you imagine if Mexico began firing rockets into Texas? Do we think for a minute that the United States would do nothing? Yet somehow there is a double standard when Israel says it has had enough and defends itself. I also find it interesting that Russia has weighed in, calling for the Israeli’s to stop the offensive.
Ayatolah Khameini, the highest Imam in Iran, has issued a Fatwa [decree] calling for Muslims to rise up and defend the Palestinians against Israel. And so it goes. The moment Israel reacts, they are immediately portrayed as the aggressors by the Muslim street. Never mind that for months they have been bombarded by rocket fire from Gaza. This reflects the ongoing mind set, that Israel has no right to exist, therefore any aggression by the Israeli’s is used as an excuse to unite the entire Muslim world against it.
For those of us who follow prophecy, the bigger question we should be asking is this a prelude to the Ezekiel war? Over the weekend thousands of Iranians assembled, in Tehran and shouted the usual, Death to America! Death to Israel! Will Iran enter the fray? What about Syria with its 10,000 troops still amassed, on the Lebanese border? Then there’s Hezbollah with almost 100,000 rockets aimed at Israel, will they too join up in some sort of a coordinated attack against Israel? One thing is for certain, the unmitigated hatred of Israel by Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and others knows no bounds. As I have stated repeatedly there will be an all out war, in the Middle East that will result in Israel using its nuclear weapons to defend itself. This was written in prophetic form almost 2600 years ago. We see the specific nations, Russia and Iran, that are listed in this prophecy lining up against Israel. I’ll pose the question again. Is this the prelude to the Ezekiel war? I will be giving updates in this BLOG throughout the conflict.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem….
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