Israel threatened on all sides … a signpost of end-times prophecy coming true
Late last week, in less than 24 hours, two brief attacks erupted along two separate border areas in Israel:
One attack targeted Israel Defense Force (IDF) troops stationed in the south along the Gaza strip. An attacker, identified as a Hamas terrorist, armed with grenades and a military grade assault rifle, infiltrated the southern border in Israel and injured an officer and two soldiers before being killed by the IDF.
- The second attack, just hours later, saw a missile strike a Syrian Army base in the Golan Heights. While Israel hasn't claimed responsibility, the strike was likely meant to disrupt Iranian-backed Hezbollah positions along the northern border. These positions could be used for future attacks and missile strikes into Israel.
While these types of incidents aren't uncommon, they are continual reminders that Israel’s enemies surround her borders and her people on all sides.
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Both Iran and Hamas have threatened to mount relentless attacks along Israel’s southern border, especially if war breaks out in the north along the Syrian and Lebanese borders.
It’s critical for Israel and her military to protect herself on multiple fronts – which could break out with unpredictable, explosive violence at any moment.
End-times signpost: Israel surrounded by conflict
There has never been a time when Israel and the Jewish people have not been victimized by the enemy’s savage attacks against them. Even today in America the Anti-Defamation League reports the highest level of anti-Semitism since World War II.
Because Israel and the Jewish people play a major role in the last days, the enemy has always been hard at work opposing God’s plan using hatred against the Jews and anti-Israel sentiment, rhetoric, and violence.
The enemy cleverly disguises each campaign with a compelling lie that blames the Jews for some kind of ill. In the book of Esther, the villain Haman told King Xerxes that the Jews refused to obey the law and should be wiped out. In medieval Europe, Jews were commonly blamed for poisoning village wells, among other things. Hitler promoted many lies in his attempt to annihilate the Jewish people worldwide.
Today the world has been told and has almost mindlessly accepted, that all unrest in the Middle East is Israel’s fault. If the Jews would give the Land “back to the Palestinians,” there would be peace in the world and terrorism would end.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
The presence of so much conflict, with Israel as the epicenter, is merely setting the stage for the final showdown in the Middle East.
Bible prophecy tells us that one day the entire world will stand against Israel. Zechariah 12:3 (NIV) states, “On that day when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.”
Is peace possible?
Is peace even possible? In truth, is that even the right question to ask? We have to believe that peace is possible and will happen when Jesus returns.
As Believers, we serve the Prince of Peace. God commands us to pray for the “peace of Jerusalem.” It doesn’t matter what any of us think about the potential chance for peace. We have no choice but to pray…
- For God to change the minds and hearts of those who hate the Jewish people…
- For God to stop the efforts of Israel’s enemies to bring death and destruction upon Israel…
- For God to bring understanding to world leaders about the importance of standing with Israel…
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