“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts”

Arno Froese

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6b).

Bible-believing Christians throughout the world admire Israel’s great achievements, almost supernatural success when it comes to high-tech defense technology, water conservation, medicine, etc. We love Israel, we pray for Israel, and we always rejoice when positive news arises from that nation.

However, we must realize this is only the beginning. The prophetic Word, in its full force, cannot be fulfilled unless the Jews are back in the land of Israel. Reading Ezekiel chapter 36, it speaks mainly of the topographical land of Israel. This has been in the works for about 2,000 years, and is still in process. The Jews always wanted to return to the land of their fathers, to Zion. Then, in the late 1800s, the world’s first Zionist Congress took place in Basel, Switzerland. It declared that the Jews should have their own land in Canaan, the land of their fathers. Fifty years later, the State of Israel was proclaimed in 1948.

During the last few decades, millions upon millions of tourists have come to the land, witnessing the fulfillment of Ezekiel 36:35: “And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.”

There is much more: Israel is probably the only country in the world that is threatened with immediate destruction by its enemies. While the Arab world has learned not to tangle militarily with Israel, Iran continues to publically proclaim that Israel is a cancer in the Middle East and should be eradicated. Thus, defense is a reality for Israel, while for most countries, it’s just a pro-military word.

A recent article in the Jerusalem Post proclaims that Israel’s aerospace industry has closed a deal valued at $160 million with communist Vietnam. Here is an excerpt:

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) has agreed a deal to sell three drones to the Vietnamese government for $160 million. The Heron type 1 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be used by the Vietnamese military for a range of routine missions including maritime patrols.

The Asian media reported that the UAVs will be equipped in such a way that they can take off and land automatically and will be capable of operating in extreme weather conditions.

The Heron UAVs being supplied to the Vietnamese will be able to operate up to a range of about 350 kilometers over periods of up to 50 hours and be able to carry payloads of up to a quarter of a ton—all according to the mission on which it has been sent.

The deal has finally been agreed after a protracted period of uncertainty and delays. According to one of the reports, the deal has been achieved after the personal intervention of Ministry of Defense director general General (res) Udi Adam.

-www.jpost.com, 10 December 2018

Communist Vietnam has successfully defended themselves against foreign invaders. Several generations have grown up being taught what happened in the past during their academic years, and to be prepared for the future. Thus, defense is a major item in the curriculum.

Defense for Israel, as we have already mentioned, is a brutal reality. While the people in Israel are rather relaxed and counted as one of the happiest people in the world, the military is fervently at work to be ahead of potential enemies. But, from the prophetic Word, we know nothing will help in the end except the supernatural intervention of God on behalf of His people: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”

Midnight Call - 02/2019

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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