April 28, 2006

The newly agreed to Israeli government has many immediate conflicts to deal with

With the deals made and the agreements signed, Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Ehud Olmert has formed his new Israeli government with a coalition of Israeli political parties that will face some very difficult situations in the short term.

Already there are questions about the appointment of the Labor Party head Amir Peretz as the defense minister, especially in light of the fact that Peretz in his brief and unremarkable military career spent time fixing tanks and lacks experience to handle an Iranian nuclear threat, possible anarchy in the Palestinian areas, and the dismantling of Jewish settlements. The Disengagement program of PM Olmert from the area of Judea and Samaria will be the biggest task for not only the new defense minister, but PM Olmert as well, especially with a divided nation on the issue of settlements and Jewish settlers who say they will not give up their homes and break up their families.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As one observes the new Israeli government coming to power with the major conflicts that they face, it is evident that what is ahead for this government is stage setting for a scenario found in Bible prophecy for the Last Days. Though other Israeli governments have come together at critical times in history, the Olmert government that has just been formed is at the crossroads for Israel's future like never before in history.

Right out of the gate, PM Olmert will have to deal with possible anarchy in the Palestinian areas between the warring factions working to lead the Palestinian people into the future. Bible prophecy reveals the truth in this area that the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority is a page from Ezekiel and Obadiah about the Edomites, the Palestinian people of today, in a struggle to eliminate the Jewish state.

The Iranian nuclear threat will have to be a focus of the new Olmert government, and again, the prophetic scenario in Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 11 indicates that Iran will forge an alliance to destroy the Jewish state. PM Olmert's biggest conflict, however, will be within his own nation and among his own people as the new government will endeavor to dismantle over 60 Jewish settlements and displace almost 100,000 Jewish settlers. This effort may well spawn a second Jewish state called Judah as foretold in Jeremiah 3:18, Malachi 2, and Ezekiel 37:15-23.

Like never before in history, many different lines of Bible prophecy are converging on what looks like the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, or at least the stage setting for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.