The next federal election may well see Stephen Harper replaced by a pretty face. The Liberals would vote for Justin Trudeau if he still played with dolls and believed in ‘The Great Pumpkin’. All the Liberals really care about is the return of political dominance. Substance in their leader is irrelevant.

If Stephen Harper is gone from the world stage, Israel will have lost a strong friend. This tiny country is almost friendless now, with Barack Obama being a most wishy-washy American president.

See Rex Murphy:

and Charles Krauthammer:

Nothing can explain the hatred displayed towards the Jews, except for this,….These are the chosen people of God. While they still look for their Messiah, we know that Jesus, the Messiah has come to redeem the world from sin. But when we see this people, ‘the apple of His eye’, so isolated, and so surrounded by hatred, ….. hatred freely expressing itself, with no approbation from cultured, enlightened, well-educated, well-fed thought leaders around the world, we have to see that something beyond mere earthy explanations is at play here.

I am no prophet, and not even inclined to focus on Armageddon theories,… nonetheless this weird obsession with hating Israel can only be understood in the light of Scripture.

Satan is the enemy of our souls. He is the father of lies, and he seeks only to hurt and destroy human beings, for whom Christ died. For a time, and for reasons that only God can tell, Satan is allowed freedom to roar in our midst. And he is wreaking havoc. God has not forsaken us. It’s in deep affliction that people can see eternal truths more clearly, as we see in every major catastrophe. The name of God was invoked everywhere after the Twin Towers attack, and in every earthquake, flood and hurricane. And in between those events society rushes to implement ever worse depravity and godlessness, as their societal norms.

Israel has been almost unbelievable, astonishing! They could have kept the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, territory won during an attack by neighbouring countries. But they gave away control of most of it, to their own serious hurt.

Israel exchanged a breath-taking number of vicious enemy prisoners, in exchange for ONE, young, ordinary soldier. What an amazing contrast between this democracy that cherishes the life of all its sons and daughters, to the way their neighbours degrade the lives of women and children.

I don’t believe Israel will ever allow themselves to be shoved into furnaces and buried in the world’s mass graves again. And they will not be fighting alone. The King of Heaven will fight the final battle with them.

Haman got hung on the gallows he’d made for Mordecai the Jew, and then, “……..the king allowed the Jews who were in every city to gather and defend their lives, to destroy, to slay, and to annihilate any armed force of any people or province that might attack them, with their children and women, and to plunder their goods, upon one day throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar. A copy of what was written was to be issued as a decree in every province, and by proclamation to all peoples, and the Jews were to be ready on that day to avenge themselves upon their enemies.”

Seen in the light of Scripture, this conflict will end alright. Just not the way Israel’s enemies planned it