It looks like things are continuing to fester in the Glorious Land. While the Palestinians claim that the reason for the push for statehood is due to the bogged down “peace process” with Israel, it’s hard to overlook the dynamics of the Arab Spring without seeing some relevance to the situation between Israel and the Palestinians. Understandably, Israel is feeling more and more isolated with the sudden changes in the political atmosphere throughout the Middle East and abroad. Especially in Egypt and Turkey, who were not so long ago at least somewhat cooperative, even if they weren’t truly allies. The situation with the Palestinians is most certainly adding to the unease.
Israel seems to be between a rock and a hard place… they can either give the Palestinians what they want and most assuredly reap missiles upon their citizens for their cooperation. OR they can refuse and continue to have the rest of the world turn against them while they still deal with the threat of terrorism in their land.
God said that before He returns to claim Jerusalem, He would make it a place where there is no peace, a cup of drunkenness and a burdensome stone that cuts in pieces those who try to heave it away (Zech 8:10; 12:2-3). It’s no coincidence that the issue of who gets Jerusalem is brought to the table of the UN.
What is the future of the Middle East? God warns His people events in the Middle East would signal a time of great trouble… we need to watch and pray! Events are continually building up around the world to produce the last act of this present evil age.