Pensive Reality of Tension

Ive never stood in a geographical spot that yielded such vivid perceptions of the past, present, and future – simultaneously – as I did today. On the northeast border of Israel sits a lookout that yields a visible lock on the nation of Syria. This “buffer zone” has been dormant since the last battle in 1978 but is never relaxed. The Golan Heights holds the key to understanding past struggles with tribes and peoples who coveted the land God promised Abraham as a land flowing with milk and honey (Deuteronomy 8:7-8). It reveals the present tension of one neighboring country’s objective for taking control diplomatically or militarily of a land only once given to theme by France following World War II. But most importantly, it unveils the eschatological reality of a strategic onslaught of magnificent proportions. According to Ezekiel 38:1-6, Daniel 11:40-45, and Psalm 83:5-8 there are at least 13 neighboring countries whose ultimate goal is to control the land promised to God’s chosen people, the Jews. After understanding this in a fresh perspective, I’m resolved to increase my own prayers and voice for the continued security of Israel and eventual peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122). Will you please join me?

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