Israel and Bible Prophecy
Is Israel preparing for their next move? Something really interesting happened in Israel that is unprecedented, and one cannot help but wonder if another piece on God’s prophetic stage is being moved into place. An article on the Global Times website (see link below) Sunday told of a major strike affecting Israel’s Foreign Ministry workers that is “effectively shutting down all diplomatic services in Israel and around 103 foreign missions abroad.” This kind of shut-down has never happened, and one cannot help but wonder if something significant is about to happen. The strike will bring all diplomatic activities to a halt. There will be no official visits abroad, and no passports or visas will be issued. It does kind of make you wonder if the mother hen is gathering all her chicks so they will be safe when Israel launches a war against Iran.
While some say it is speculation that Israel will go to war with Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has basically guaranteed it to happen if Iran is not stopped from pursuing nuclear arms. The world community has slapped Iran on the wrist, but no one has stopped the Uranium enrichment process and other steps the Muslim nation is taking to prepare the means necessary to “wipe Israel off the map” (as was stated by former Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad). While the world looks on Iran’s initiative with apathy, Israel has been preparing to go to war.
How does all of this fit into Bible prophecy? It is difficult, and really impossible, to look at Bible prophecy in advance and pinpoint with accuracy a particular event as being a definite fulfillment of Bible prophecy. We can, however, study the Bible and watch current events unfold knowing they are probable fulfillments of ancient prophecies. I think we can even predict probable actions and reactions based upon what the Bible says. We must acknowledge up front that while these events will happen, we do not know when they will happen. We can predict a certain outcome based upon Bible prophecy only to discover our predictions may end up being fifty years too early. With that said, it would do us well to consider Bible teaching as we seek to understand what is going on in our world. I really believe this kind of study will lead us to understand that Christ’s return is closer than we may think.
I am planning to share my thoughts in a couple of days as to what this means as it relates to end-time prophecy. Before I do so, I would love to hear from you. While this move in Israel could just be a strike of discontented workers, it could also mean something else. Does it make you wander if something is going on? If so, what do you think could happen? Share your thoughts below under the “Leave A Reply” section. I’ll share your thoughts for other readers to enjoy.
I’ll share some of my thoughts on Thursday, 4/3.
Very informative. I do believe things are taking place for end time events, although no one can say for certain, when. However with everything taking place, there is no reason anyone should be caught off gaurd. Now is time to watch and pray, I watch the news now more than before, not sure when or how things will play out, but it does seem as if something is brewing.