Friday, November 04, 2011

Israel (10) - Lost Protection

The Zionist movement wanted a homeland, because they believed it would give them peace and security. This has not happened. After sixty years in the land, they still do not have security and many live under fear. Unfortunately, Jesus prophecy makes peace and security impossible (Matt 23:38,39).

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain (Ps 127:1).
A desolate house can never have peace and security, no matter how strong its defence forces. Israel’s war of independence and declaration of independence in 1948 were not God’s plan for the restoration of Israel. The timing was premature, because the Times of the Gentiles were not complete.

Returning to the land ahead of God’s timing was dangerous, because during the Times of the Gentiles, the Jews are kept safe by being scattered among the nations of the world.
(The dragon) pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach (Rev 12:13-14).
When Jesus ascended into heaven, the devil was outraged and turned on Israel. The Romans (an eagle) scattered the people of Israel among the nations. This was the devil’s first plan to destroy Israel, but God worked everything for good and turned dispersion into protection. He has guaranteed to “take care” of the Jews during the Times of the Gentile. This promise has been fulfilled. The Jews maintained their identity and culture for 2000 years, while scattered among the nations.

When they gather together in one place, the Jews lose God’s protection and make themselves vulnerable to the enemy’s attack. History will eventually prove that the Jewish state is a terrible mistake. It will become a dangerous place for the Jewish people.

Christians who have encouraged the Jews to return to their land before the Holy Spirit has moved are doing them harm. They have encouraged them to go to a place where they are not safe and many will eventually suffer terribly.

2 comments:

Gene said...

Do you discount the seemingly supernatural interventions in the defense of and conquering of Jerusalem during the battles in recent years? I won't recount them here. BUT...they are available. You have undoubtedly heard of them.

Wouldn't that have some implication of how Father sees all this?

Blessed Economist said...

Gene
Things get dangerous when the prophets start to see God doing what they want to see him doing, before he has spoken.