Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Israel will be OK.

President George W. Bush, in a speech given yesterday, addressed Iran’s repeated threats of nuclear action against Israel.

"I made it clear, and I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally Israel," said Bush, who was apparently referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for the destruction of Israel.

President Bush has never made any secret that he is grounded in his faith in the Lord. There are those who may be appalled by his steadfastness in the face of such a dangerous foe like Iran.

I believe President Bush’s boldness can be attributed to what the Word of God has to say about the fate of the Holy Land.

This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares:

"I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.

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.

On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD. "I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations.

Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, 'The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the LORD Almighty is their God.'

Zechariah 12:1-5 (New International Version)

I guess the message is pretty clear.

Those nations who choose to wage war on Israel will do so at their own peril.

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