The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
NOTE: In keeping with the original names, The Daily Jot uses YHVH as God and Yeshua Mashiach for Jesus.
Thursday, September 28, 2012
Prophetic perspective of Israeli PM's UN speech "redlines" Islam
The prophetic underpinnings of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's UN speech were direct. The first 326 words put in perspective the prophetic history that the world often ignores, forgets, or belittles: "Three thousand years ago, King David reigned over the Jewish state in our eternal capital, Jerusalem. I say that to all those who proclaim that the Jewish state has no roots in our region and that it will soon disappear. Throughout our history, the Jewish people have overcome all the tyrants who have sought our destruction. It's their ideologies that have been discarded by history. The people of Israel live on. We say in Hebrew Am Yisrael Chai, and the Jewish state will live forever.
"The Jewish people have lived in the land of Israel for thousands of years. Even after most of our people were exiled from it, Jews continued to live in the land of Israel throughout the ages. The masses of our people never gave up the dream of returning to our ancient homeland. Defying the laws of history, we did just that. We ingathered the exiles, restored our independence and rebuilt our national life. The Jewish people have come home. We will never be uprooted again. Yesterday was Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Every year, for over three millennia, we have come together on this day of reflection and atonement. We take stock of our past. We pray for our future.
"We remember the sorrows of our persecution; we remember the great travails of our dispersion; we mourn the extermination of a third of our people, six million, in the Holocaust. But at the end of Yom Kippur, we celebrate. We celebrate the rebirth of Israel. We celebrate the heroism of our young men and women who have defended our people with the indomitable courage of Joshua, David, and the Maccabees of old. We celebrate the marvel of the flourishing modern Jewish state. In Israel, we walk the same paths tread by our patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But we blaze new trails in science, technology, medicine, agriculture. In Israel, the past and the future find common ground."
As Netanyahu sees it, radical Islam wishes to end Israel. He said, "They are bent on world conquest. They want to destroy Israel, Europe, America. They want to extinguish freedom." While the occupant of the Oval Office uses esoteric phrases to justify Islam, the Israel Prime Minister exposes Islam. This represents two world views. The one where Islam doesn't really mean what it says verses the one where the actions of Islam are exposed in precisely meeting its rhetoric. Both men try to distinguish between radical Islam and Islam. This is political not practical. There is only one Qur'an, and it calls for the destruction of Christians and Jews. Men's words will soon give way to clear understanding of YHVH's truth as events unfold.
Netanyahu's speech inserts historic perspective in refuting the claims of Islam. The speech also framed the religious underpinnings, moreover to the discerning eye and ear, the prophetic. Amos 9:15, "I will plant them on their own soil, no more to be uprooted from their land, which I gave them," says YHVH." And Ezekiel 36:24, "For I will take you from among the nations, gather you from all the countries, and return you to your own soil." Historically and prophetically Islam has no claim to Israel as YHVH restores His people to the land which He gave them. The anti-christ religion, Islam, lays claim to what it is not entitled. This will not change. It will, however, escalate as we draw closer to fulfillment of end time prophecy.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!