And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
Are we seeing a foretaste of the fulfillment of these verses? It seems all of the world is focused on events in the Middle East. Today's news about air strikes in Libya is actually a foreboding warning of the terrible events the prophets of both Testaments warned about. As was mentioned a few days ago in a post called "Globalization", those unawares are being taught to think globally nearly daily. The news of a UN ratified no fly zone makes me wonder if this same thing will soon take place against tiny Israel. Unlike Moammar Gadhafi, Israel has the Almighty LORD of Hosts commanding their defense. It would be a futile and foolish mistake even if all of the nations of the world gathered themselves together. Isaiah truly understood this as he wrote, "Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing" (40:15).
Every area of life will come under the one world government. From the cradle to the grave, the anti-Christ's policies will control mankind. Even the problem of playground bullies would be monitored by the world governmental agencies. I know! That seems like a silly topic. Or is it? Did you notice the world outcry against bullying in just the last two weeks?
'I've had enough': The moment victim snaps and slams bully to the floor in wrestling move | Mail Online
Before I go on, Bullying is a serious problem. I have seen the effects that bullying has on children from years in public education. It is a situation that needs attention. Yet, when did the playground bully become a world concern? It certainly has never been of international consideration before. That is the point! Even something that normally was a local problem can fall under the watchful eye of the entire world in moments. The above video was found on news sites worldwide and has caused a firestorm of political attention and news room chatter.
Take this to Libya, why are we helping to install a new government? Why is the UN vote about military action seen as necessary? Sooner or later the UN will be voting about the legitimacy of other local governments until men realize that there needs to be one single unified world body of government. You are seeing its birth pains now. The world community is involved in Japan, the Middle East, and even the local playground. You are seeing the formation of a biblically prophesied world government in the making.
The straw that will break the back of this unification is the attempt to uproot the covenant land away from those whom God Himself has given it too. Soon, and very soon the world will understand Isaiah's statement about the nations being a drop in the bucket. Israel, who is constantly asked to cede land to terrorists, is only 8,019 square miles. The land of the earth is 197,359,320.7 square miles. Israel is only around 0.01% of the earth's total land mass. The David and Goliath story has nothing on this. Israel is only a tiny fraction of the world yet it is the center of all the world's attention. Surely, if all of the world joined against this blip called Israel, the outcome is sure! Right! Wrong! Hidden behind this tiny nation is an Omnipresent God who is greater than man's feeble mind can comprehend. It is this all powerful, and everywhere present God who protects Israel with unconditional covenant promises.
The day will come when the world will unite against God. It many ways, it has happened already. The surprise will come when all of the world realizes that they are powerless against the Holy One! That little red dot of a nation in the following picture will prove to be unconquerable. It is not because of her righteousness or worthiness, but because El SHADDAI Himself protects her for His own name and His divine purposes. Look carefully at the news. I think you will begin to notice the world uniting. More specifically, I think you will see it uniting against this tiny nation. If you watch carefully and prayerfully enough, I think you will also see the world preparing itself for under unified destruction. The stone which the builders rejected shall soon strike and fill the whole world and those kingdoms will come crashing to the ground. From the crash will rise one righteous government, but it is that small babe of Bethlehem who sits in the place of universal authority. Jesus is that stone!
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Israel and the Middle East-God's Prophetic Timepiece
Hamas to Israel: Don't test us - Israel News, Ynetnews Hamas--Don't test the LORD. I know--you will soon because of your hard heart and we will see you squashed like flies and embarrassed!