A warning to the world
His message to world leaders assembled at the United Nations General Assembly was a warning of deadly deception. Addressing the Assembly on 1st October, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu drew their close attention not only to the track record of Iran’s modern regime but also to that of its ‘new’ President Rouhani’s personal activity in developing that nation’s nuclear weaponry.
Reporting from Jerusalem (not The White House) William Koenig’s perspective is that:
Netanyahu zeroed in on the danger Israel faces. Many of us were blessed to hear him speaking about Bible prophecies and quoting the book of Amos. The leftist media in Israel didn’t like the speech because they for some reason can’t process danger, whether it is a Syrian and/or Hezbollah threat or the dangers of a nuclear Iran. (Watch.org)
The full text of this speech, in my opinion, deserves careful consideration by all political and religious leaders at every level because this PM has been put into position for such a time as this. The Lord God is well aware of all the complexities of the Middle-East’s situation and has given prophetic words (as here) about Netanyahu’s service to Israel. One of those to receive that word, Dr Mike Evans, consequently recommended him to PM Begin for his first government post and has since remained a close Christian friend. In referring to this month’s address to the UN, Mike writes:
When I anointed him with oil more than 30 years ago and prophesied that he would one day be prime minister (he wasn’t involved in politics at all back then), I also declared that he would lead his nation during the most dangerous days Israel would ever see. Today, that prophecy has been fulfilled. [Find out more about this in The Bridge Builder]
After spelling out the historical facts about Israel’s ancient friendship with Persia and its modern regime’s opposite stance of hatred, this scripturally informed Prime Minister closed by referring to the prophetic nature of events.:
In our time the Biblical prophecies are being realized. As the prophet Amos said, they shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them. They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine. They shall till gardens and eat their fruit. And I will plant them upon their soil never to be uprooted again. (Emphasis added)
Joel Rosenberg remarks upon this.:
I don’t personally recall a single other Israeli leader in the modern era who has spoken so clearly of the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Perhaps David Ben Gurion did, for the first Israeli premier had a great interest in the Scriptures. But Netanyahu’s own interest in the Scriptures has been growing significantly in recent years, as I have noted on the blog, and increasingly pronounced in his public statements…
Netanyahu also alluded in the speech to the Biblical prophecies of a Persian king named “Cyrus” would rise up one day and set the Jewish people free from captivity.
As ever, I recommend Joel’s consideration of these prophetic aspects in his blog.
10th Annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem
The Times of Israel reports upon Sunday’s international DPPJ, as seen in Israel:
“The scene would have been unimaginable throughout the vast majority of Jewish history. Row upon row of Christians shouting and swaying, fervently proclaiming their faith right in the heart of Jerusalem. But these Christians, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, were not denouncing the scattered Jews in the room, or preaching of a time when control of the holy city would be wrested from Jewish hands.
“They were cheering the Jews in the audience, singing in Hebrew, and proclaiming God’s love for the Jewish people and the Jewish state…”
For an insight into evangelical Christian appreciation of the Jewish, and Arab, people read the Times’ interviews with organiser Robert Stearns, and others by clicking here. He is quoted as saying,
“God has a blessing not only for Israel but also for Ishmael”