In Daniel 2:20-22 – Daniel said,
“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him.
21 “It is He who changes the times and the epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;
He gives wisdom to wise men
And knowledge to men of understanding.
Many of us believe America is at another fork in the road of our short history. Depending on the outcome of the presidential election, there may be no turning back as we are already heading down the godless path of paganism Europe has taken. Christians have sadly been divided over faith and politics while the liberal media has campaigned hard for Hillary Clinton, and regardless of the level of corruption surrounding her, most people have made up their minds months or even years ago.
Too many Americans have a worldview by default, not by truth and a determined study of God’s Word. Where do America and the present times fit into Bible prophecy?
One major issue we have heard little about is how will the election affect Israel? What if Trump wins? What if Clinton wins? Who will support Israel which, in God’s eyes is quite an important factor – perhaps the most important.
Someone who knows first hand about Israel, America, and Bible prophecy is today’s special guest, Amir Tsarfati. Amir joined the Israel Defense Forces in 1990 and underwent basic training during the first Gulf War. He served for close to a year in the IDF Armored (Tank) Corps and after graduating from officer’s academy in 1992, he was stationed in Jericho. Shortly afterward, the peace process began and Jericho was the first city transferred to the Palestinian Authority. Amir, then 21, was appointed as active Deputy Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, also becoming one of Israel’s military negotiators with the Palestinians.
Via his blog at BeholdIsrael.org, Amir shares his thoughts on the most pressing issues facing us today, and in a very recent message to American citizens, he read Ezekiel 34:1-10, and warned us to “choose your Shepherd wisely.”
In just the first few verses of this chapter, Ezekiel wrote, “Then the word of the Lord came to me saying, 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to those shepherds, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?”
Is our government fleecing its citizens through taxes and other burdens? Are too many church leaders feeding themselves and not the flock? Do these Scriptures contain principles from which we can learn? Amir believes a resounding yes! And we all must reinforce our faith and decide whom we will serve no matter the cost, circumstances or consequences.
“Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
16 The people answered and said, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; 17 for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and who did these great signs in our sight and preserved us through all the way in which we went and among all the peoples through whose midst we passed. 18 The Lord drove out from before us all the peoples, even the Amorites who lived in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God.”Joshua 24:14-18
Not convinced we are living in perilous times and that America is serving other gods just as Europe has been doing for decades? Here’s a message from Amir Tsarfati, “Europe: Ready for the Antichrist” from the October 15th, Understanding The Times conference in Minnesota. Learn much, trust Jesus, and be blessed!
Remember friends of God, not to vote is to vote; not to act is to act, and not to speak is to speak. Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless…”
May we care enough to speak the truth in love, and may true Christians care enough to vote. The out come of this or any election does not change our purpose in Christ and the fact we are still here for a reason. The present is ours to live for kingdom purposes; the future is in God’s hands.
Prophecy Update: America, choose your Shepherd wisely – Amir Tsrfati
Update: A Blessed Hope – Pastor Jack Hibbs
Don’t Be Deceived: Wake Up and Watch Out! – David Fiorazo
Exhortation and Prayer for Church & Nation – Eric Barger
The Death of Christian Thought – Mike LeMay