This week, more than most, that motto was spot on.
The prophet Zechariah tells us that in the Last Days the attention of the world would be zeroed in on the city of Jerusalem.
"As the world watched, the United States officially moved its embassy to Jerusalem Monday and many believe the event was the fulfillment of Bible prophecy," writes Talia Wise, of CBN News.com. "But according to Bible scholars that is not the only world event that points to the end times and Jesus' Second Coming."
Very true--prophetic events world-wide have increased dramatically--but Israel is still the key. Students of Bible prophecy agree that the Jews back in the Land is the most significant prophecy in modern times. Why? Because the fulfillment of so many other prophecies hinge on it.
For instance, the war of Ezekiel 38, scheduled to be fulfilled in "the time of the end" or "the latter days" can't happen if Israel doesn't exist. (Ezekiel 38, 39).
Psalm 83 predicts Israel's closest neighbors will call for a confederacy to join forces to "wipe Israel off the map." Israel was reborn on May 14, 1948. On May 15, 1948, armies from the surrounding countries invaded with the declared purpose of "extermination". Israel won. Two more wars followed. Same players, same purpose, same outcome.
Despite its tiny size, Israel miraculously prevailed even though they were outnumbered 100 to 1.
The Bible predicts Israel will always prevail.
"I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them, says the LORD your God" (Amos 9:15).
"Hear the word of the LORD, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands; He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over His flock like a shepherd," (Jeremiah 31:10).And now Turkey's Erdogan is calling for an "Army of Islam" to attack Israel on all sides.
Good idea? (hint: we wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole.)
A wise man once said: "If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel." -- Benjamin Netanyahu
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- MAARIV online: Hamas confirms 53 Hamas terrorists members among the 63 killed in Monday's Gaza protests
- The Jerusalem Post: IDF strikes Hamas position in Gaza in response to fire on Israeli forces.
- The Bottom Line Radio Show: UN General Assembly drafts resolution condemning Israel for border violence; U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley vetoes.