HOW COME ?

The Palistinian Authority has decreed that any Arab selling, or assisting to sell, any land in Israel (including West Bank, Gaza & Jerusalem) to a Jew shall be executed; and a 70 year old man has been the first victim.......without a trial ! Where is the hue and cry for a special session of the United Nations to deal with this Nazi-like human rights violation? If Israel had passed such a law the UN would be in session already, condemning Israel for being racist and inhumane!

Which leads me to examine some of the crises Israel has faced in the last 50 years, and to examine the world's reaction:

1) Modern Israel was sanctioned under international law in 1947 by the United Nations, yet the UN has turned out to be the mouthpiece for the anti-semitic nations on issue after issue; in 1975 going so far as to pass Resolution 3379 declaring "that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination". Just a few years ago the UN had to cancel the same Resolution in order to save face; and without comment, apology or repentance! How Come ?

2) After Israel's victory in the 1948 War of Independance, and in the 1967 Six-Day Wars the UN assembled to condemn Israel by way of Resolutions 242 and 338; depriving Israel of sovereignty over Judea & Samaria (the new "West Bank",including east Jerusalem) despite inter-national law sanctioning Israel's gains in a defensive war. How Come ?

3) During the same time span (1948 to 1967) Jordan illegally not only occupied, but annexed the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) to Jordan.....without a complaint from the world's capitols. Britain and Pakistan, denying Israel's claim,gave Jordans claim recognition. How Come?

4) In 1957 that great UN "peace keeper", then separating Egypt from Israel (including Canadian troops) simply abandoned it's duty, took down it's signs and withdrew in order that Nasser of Egypt might "finish off" Israel. How Come?

5) In 1973 the United States knew that Syria and Egypt were planning the Yom Kippur surprise attack on Israel's most Holy Day; yet they did not warn Israel. How Come?

6) In 1982/83 in Lebanon, Israel was falsely accused for the massacres in the refugee camps, but they were in fact carried out by so-called Christian and Muslim malitias settling old scores after a ten year civil war over turf, power and the drug trade in the Bakka Valley. How Come?

7) Jumping forward to more recent events, Israel in 1996 extended a former Hasmoneon water tunnel a few yards to create an exit for tourists onto the Via De la rosa (thereby providing the Arab vendors with a multitude of new shoppers); the said tunnel being entirely outside the the Temple Mount; yet "sponantaneous" riots broke out throughout the region. How Come?

8) Most recently Israel, having an unbroken historical/religious claim to Jerusalem going back at least three millenium, declared Jerusalem to be its Capitol, and decided to build some residences on a piece of property (Har Homa) entirely within Jerusalem) its boundaries. 75% of which property had been expropriated from Jewish owners. It allegedly caused the collapse of the so-called Oslo Accords (although not contrary to those Accords).and has resulted in a UN Security Council Resolution (enforceable by Nato) which was vetoed only by the US. Said resolution being replaced by one which passed in the UN General Assembly (unenforceable); and even a May 14, 1997 WHO (World Health Organization) Resolution opposed by only the US, Palau, and Papua New Guina. How Come ?

"The woman brought forth a man child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.. And there was war in heaven..........and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, Now is come salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethern is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.

Woe to the inhabitants of the earth....for he knows he has but a short time....so he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man child......and went to make war with the remnant of her seed." (Revelation 12: 5-17 abbreviated)

In this account the woman is Israel, the man child is the Messiah; and it describes Satan's last and final assault upon the Jewish people and others who have come to the God of Israel through the Messiah..

Psalm 2 contains another revelation as to the hostility and hatred of this world, and the kings and the nations, towards godliness, righteousness and truth. The World is in a cosmic war between Light and Darkness; not just theoretical, or theological, but worked out in and through flesh and blood!

It is in the Bible, and in the history of God's elect, through His love, mercy and justice that we find the answers to the otherwise unanswerable questions of life, ......and even death. God's people emerge victorious. All else is consumed in the final fire of God's righteous Judgment.

With this comprehension firmly in mind we can understand how it is that Satan can, and has, "deceived the whole world", and why Jesus pronounced judgment upon his kingdom: "Now is the Prince of this world judged". Satan has been judged and is powerless against those effectively under "the blood of the Lamb"; while waiting in "deaths row" for his final annihilation.

There are two kingdoms; the spiritual kingdom of Darkness, and the spiritual kingdom of Light. Every human being is enlisted in one kingdom or the other.To believers Jesus said: "For now the kingdom of God is within you" (by the Spirit of God).

But surely, with increasing acceleration, the days of the kingdom of darkness are numbered; and soon the pronouncement of Revelation 11:15 shall announce "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever. As suppoters of Israel and the Jewish people we need to understand this reality thoroughly, in order to persevere on their behalf.

Not only that, we need this understanding in order to explain why the nations of this World so consistently, so hypocritcally, without regard for history, facts or truth, accuse Israel literally "night and day" of being the "problem" in the Middle East; just as the same spirit in Hitler's Germany accused the Jews falsely of being Germany's "problem." Israel can never forget that another holocaust is possible, not in the Diaspora, but in Israel itself !

This evil world is not our home. We are already citizens of another Kingdom....a righteous kingdom ruled by a Righteous King Who shall soon return to rescue true believers, and save Israel from destruction, judge the nations specifically for their attitudes, conduct and cruelty to Israel.(Joel 3:1-3). This being God's scales of Justice, Canada may not even be around for the Millenium ! In the meantime we can stand firm, "apply our hearts to wisdom", soberly "number our days", and "be found about our Father's business", when He soon appears ?

"When the Lord builds up Zion He shall appear in His glory" (Psalm 102:16). Maranatha. Even so, come Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)

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