Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected Prime Minister of Israel!
We aren’t too interested in the details of Israeli politics. Israel is back in the land and will remain there, according to the will of God. But many still need to “turn from transgression” ere their Redeemer come (Isaiah 59:20).
What we ARE interested in is the policy of Netanyahu. He has come out clearly to say there will be no Palestinian State. What does that mean? In the 1967 war, Israel beat her enemies in a resounding victory, taking the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights and the whole of the West Bank, taken by Jordan in 1948. They have since given Sinai Peninsula back.
There has been great pressure to return the West Bank, once part of Jordan. Several past Israeli leaders have announced they WILL give it, or part of it back! Each of these leaders have been taken out of office by the electorate. The last was Ariel Sharon.
Bible Prophecy is clear. At the time of the end at least the southern section of the West Bank must be in Israeli hands. Zechariah repeatedly refers to Judah and Jerusalem which are part of the West Bank (read chapters 12 and 14).
At the time of Armageddon, “all nations will be gathered against Jerusalem to battle.” (Zechariah 14:2). The city shall fall and Jews will be deported (Zechariah 14:2; Joel 3:5,6). The international force will make Jerusalem its headquarters (Daniel 11:45). When all seems lost, the Lord Jesus Christ shall come to Jerusalem and defeat the armies of the world.
He will make Jerusalem his capital city (Zechariah 14:9) and begin to bring order, resettling the Jews, bringing home all Israel throughout the world in the second Exodus (Ezekiel 20:33+) occupying the ancient promised territory, from the Euphrates to the Nile.
In Netanyahu’s re-election, the Word of God is once more assured!