The Christ in Prophecy Journal

The Other Important Election

Today, February 10, 2009, will hold what may turn out to be the most important election in modern world history.

With the scandal-riddled Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s resignation, the nation of Israel is today holding general elections for a new Prime Minister. With as much importance to world affairs as the United States’ Presidential election last November deciding who will lead America through a very critical time in world finance, Israel faces what may be their most important election to lead that nation through its largest array of challenges to date. Who will lead the nation of Israel has to contend with a plethora of threats that could end Israel as a national entity during the next Prime Minister’s term. From an almost nuclear-capable Iran who wishes to “wipe Israel off the map” to jihadist militant nations surrounding their borders to the constant rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza to the United Nations constant censorship to the loss of the Zionist movement which capitulates land for imagined peace — Israel’s very survival hangs in the balance with this election.

Will former Prime Minister and current Likud Party leader Binyamin Netanyahu win and this time follow through on his claims of an Israel for Israelis, not giving up land and appeasing Israel’s enemies that wish them destroyed? Will it be Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, who won her party’s leadership after Olmert resigned, and runs and almost pacifistic platform? Or, will the election go to another former Prime Minister and current Defense Minister, Labor party Ehud Barak, who advocates security and strength?

As Israel is God’s prophetic timepiece, the world will be greatly affected by the decisions the new Israeli leader will make. Let’s pray Psalm 122:6, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure.'”

Follow the election at The Jerusalem Post.

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Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

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9 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • Well said Nathan.

    I agree that this election is very important.

    Whoever is elected to lead Israel will have to make decisions that are going to have enormous ramifications, not just for Israel, but for all nations.

    Roger

  • Critical election? Yes. But remember, God is in control as He laughs at our elections and decisions at shaping the fate of the world.

    So no matter who wins, the will of God and the Biblical prophecies will play out.

    Easy to say but deep down inside my anticipation of the Lord’s return increases with each passing event in a world that is increasingly rebellious toward’s God’s will. I pray that God gives Christians the strength to overcome our fears with faith in these troubling times.

  • It is a most exciting time to live in! I am praying fo Netanyahu, but it really is in the LORD’S Hands.

    Daniel 2:21

  • I would like to think that Biyamin Netanyahu will win for Isra’el, but I can see how Tzipi Livni’s win would make Isra’el weak enough that some terror group or other to start lobbing rockets into downtown Jerusalem or Haifa, bringing on the Gog-Magog invasion.

  • son of thunder keep in mind that psalm 83/damascus comes first and it will most likely require a strong leader who will defy the u.n and sadly the u.s so i’m praying for netanyahu. I could be mistaken

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