Here is the audio of yesterday’s message. Israel is the fig tree Jesus told us to watch and understand in relation to His second coming. Israels restoration over the last seventy years is truly amazing, God at work in fulfilling His promises in Ezekiel 36 and 37. Events in the Middle East recently should awaken us to the subsequent prophecies of Ezekiel 38 and 39, events such as the recent alignment of Russia, Iran and Turkey, their presence in Syria and Iran’s continued threats to destroy Israel.
Here are some recommended links for further recent information and background study.
Middle East Update (with intel from IDF forces) Video from Major Amir Tsafati, (who served as Deputy Governor of Jericho and was part of the negotiating team which was tasked to turn over the area to the Palestinians. He is also an international speaker on terrorism.)
The Days of Ezekiel, Video. Amir Tsafati
A study of Ezekiel 38 and 39 by Derek Walker, Oxford Bible Church.
I’m pleased to be able to report the UK refused to be a signatory to the Paris summit statement issued yesterday, January 15th.
Whilst we all want peace in the Middle East, we know from the Bible peace will not come as a result of a conference of 70 nations which did not even include Israel, a one day conference which had at best questionable motives and timing.
Read the brief article on Christians United For Israel website here.
Massive Dust Storm Forms ‘Hand of God’ Over Israeli Border to ‘Protect Nation From ISIS — Just Like in Old Testament’
A very interesting article with the above title appeared on the website of Christian Today recently. A weather phenomenon occurred recently on the Golan Heights, on the border of Israel with Syria, that it’s claimed helped to quell an ISIS attack on Israel.
It does indeed bring to mind events in the Old Testament where the God of Israel physically intervened on behalf of Israel against her enemies. The story of the pillar of cloud by the Red Sea is quoted in the article, but I’m also reminded of the time when Hezekiah pleaded with God against the attacking Babylonians in Isaiah 37. There are other examples too. There’s also the story from 1973, when a group of Israeli soldiers were caught in a Syrian minefield, dramatised here.
This all remind us that God still does intervene in human affairs, and that His promises in Psalm 121 still stand.
“Behold, He who keeps Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.”