For those who think very little takes place in Israel, think again! While Prime Minister Netanyahu is making speeches at the UN, meeting with world leaders and promoting the State of Israel to other countries, plenty is going on at home!
Rosh Hashanah commenced on Wednesday evening and Jews around the world celebrated the New Year. (Biblically speaking, we know that one day Jesus will fulfill that feast when He returns to “snatch us away” (rapture) to meet him in the air. The Bible says the trumpet will sound and we shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye! 1 Corinthians 15:52)
Amidst the celebration, however, Israeli fighter jets took care of business near the Damascus airport by destroying an arms shipment from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel has warned they will not be “spectators on the sidelines” while Iran arms terrorists in order to attack Israel.
On the other side of the globe, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) sent 71 reservists to Mexico to assist in search and rescue, medical and construction needs following the latest earthquake to shake Central America. Consistently a first responder to natural disasters, this relief effort happened only days after PM Netanyahu’s visit to Mexico in which he promised to offer any help necessary to bolster the growing relationship between the two countries.
Just as Ezekiel 36-37 promised, Israel is alive and well in their own land. They are thriving, and are reaching out to nations all over the world in the spirit of tikkun olam (“fixing the world”). We are seeing prophecy of those chapters being fulfilled right before our eyes.
That means one other thing: the prophecies of Ezekiel 38-39 (War of Gog and Magog) are next on the prophetic agenda God revealed to Ezekiel, and we are seeing the stage being set for that. These are exciting times in which we live, because we know our Redeemer is coming soon!
We’re studying the “False Prophet and the Rise of One World Religion” tomorrow in our Bible study, What in the World is Going On? Come join us at either campus of Calvary Community Church (9:00 am in the NW Prayer Room or 11:00 am in Room 403 at Central). Directions and more info here.