We are often too short-sighted when analyzing Israel

Arno Froese

Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee” (Jeremiah 32:17).

It is heartbreaking when one reads the prophet Jeremiah. Israel—as well as Judah—deliberately, purposefully, intentionally, and consciously continued to violate God’s given law. That was a success for the great deceiver, the god of this world. Under any and all circumstances, he wanted to avoid fulfillment of the prophetic Word. If Israel and Judah were to be 100% rejected—totally annihilated—then Bible prophecy could not be fulfilled. For example, Jeremiah 31:35-36: “Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.” Some six centuries later, the words of Jesus would not have been fulfilled, “Salvation is of the Jews.”

We are often too short-sighted when analyzing Israel. Decisive is not what is happening in our days, nor what happened many centuries ago. Decisive is what will happen in the future. There, Scripture makes it crystal clear; nothing is impossible with God.

In the meantime, we see Israel racing ahead of many nations, some of which are Muslim. Azerbaijan, for example, a country of 10 million—and 97% Muslim—has established a good relationship with the nation of Israel. Why? Wikipedia states:

Many Azerbaijanis express the hope that friendship with Israel may help to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and expedite Azerbaijan’s integration with the West. The Azerbaijan-Israel Friendship Society facilitates and promotes bilateral diplomatic and business links. In October 2001, President Aliyev pledged to open an embassy in Israel and send his Foreign Minister to visit the country. Although neither has occurred, Azerbaijani-Israeli strategic cooperation continues to grow.

A recent report in the Jerusalem Post announces that Israel’s Aeronautics defense company has had their license reinstated to export their high-tech drones.

The Defense Ministry has reinstated the export license of a defense company suspected of testing one of its suicide drones against the Armenian military in violation of Israeli law, allowing it to once again sell the unmanned aircraft.

Defense contractor Aeronautics Ltd. had their export license suspended by the ministry in 2017 after a report by The Jerusalem Post’s sister newspaper Maariv that a team belonging to the company arrived in Azerbaijan to finalize a contract for the sale of its Orbiter 1K UAV when they were asked to strike the Armenian military position.

The Central Asian country, which borders Iran, has become the main supplier of crude oil to Israel and has become a major recipient of Israeli military hardware in recent years, with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) placing Azerbaijan as the third largest consumer of Israeli arms, having bought $137m. worth in 2017.
-www.jpost.com, 5 February 2019

Israel is ready to deal with virtually any country. Some Arab nations that do not recognize Israel as a Jewish nation are developing a deep friendship with them, although not publicly. It is self-evident: Israel’s high-tech know-how is one of the many keys to their increasing importance on the world stage; and, according to Bible prophecy, one day they will be the leading nation of the world.

Midnight Call - 04/2019

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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