I am in the middle of my trip back home from having spent a week in Israel, taking part in a three-day event to honor the parents of the heroes of Israel—IDF soldiers who have been killed in action while protecting Eretz Yisrael [the Land of Israel] from the enemies aligned against Jehovah God. Vice Prime Minister Moshe “Boogie” Ya’alon was scheduled to address the group, but due to the Turkish-Hamas flotilla conflict [I reject the notion that it was a “peace activist” group] taking place while PM Netanyahu was out of country, Minister Ya’alon was the Acting Prime Minister.
When Minister Ya’alon’s Personal Assistant, Anat, called Dr. Vineyard Tuesday, June 1, to inform him that the Minister would not be able to keep his appointment with us, Dr. Vineyard asked Anat to tell the Minister, “Jim Vineyard and Boogie plus God Almighty is a majority.”
I am reminded of the Scripture out of Isaiah where God promises Israel:
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2
The God of Israel Who promised to be with Israel in the Old Testament is still alive and well in 2010. He has assured the whole world that He will never slumber nor sleep in His efforts to watch over, protect and preserve Israel. He has promised through His prophets that He will never again allow the nation of Israel to be destroyed.
It doesn't matter how small or weak Israel may seem compared to other nations. The power of all other nations combined is only like a drop in the Mediterranean compared to the power of the God of Israel. As our friend Caroline Glick said yesterday, “If that insults you, then you need to be insulted.”
The nations of the world are united against Israel. When Dr. Vineyard and I met with Raphael Ben-Hur, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Tourism, in Jerusalem a week ago, Minister Ben-Hur expressed the need to strengthen Israel’s friendship with Evangelical Christians worldwide. Dr. Vineyard spent a good 45 minutes sharing Scripture with Minister Ben-Hur concerning the end times and our unwavering support for Israel.
The Prophets revealed that one day a large coalition of armies will gather on Israel's land with plans to attack and destroy Jerusalem and the rest of the nation. This coalition is coming to fruition already today. But God will meet them on the plain of Megiddo and wipe out their armies.
Keep your eyes on this area of the world, and view current events through the prism of the Scriptures. And stand in solidarity and loyal friendship with the Nation of Israel! According to Psalm 83:5, anyone who has aligned himself against Israel is confederate against her God!
This post can also be found on David's blog.