When we think about end times prophecy our mind goes straight to Israel, the Holy land; because a great majority of the prophecies that are given to us for this time are centered around the nation of Israel. Are the winds of change blowing again?
Excerpts from original blog by Joel C Rosenberg’s Blog
Political earthquake in the epicenter raises question: Is “King Bibi” about to be dethroned? 60% of Israelis don’t want Netanyahu to be next PM. New elections are set for March 17th. Latest election news & analysis.
On May 17, 2012, Time magazine ran a cover story on “King Bibi.” Today, there is a real possibility the “king” will be dethroned. Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s political future is suddenly in real doubt. A new Jerusalem Post poll finds that 60% of Israelis don’t want him to remain as head of the government. Only 34% want him to remain in power.
This week, amidst growing political turbulence — but also amidst rising threats from Iran and ISIS — the Knesset (Israel’s 120-seat parliament) voted to dissolve itself and hold national elections, now slated for March 17th. The nation will then choose a new parliament and our next Prime Minister.
The big questions are these:
- Can Netanyahu maintain the leadership of his center-right “Likud” party, or will he be unseated?
- If Netanyahu retains the leadership of Likud, can he and his party garner enough votes on March 17th to once again be Israel’s leading political party?
- Would Netanyahu be able to build a new governing coalition despite frayed relations with many of his current partners?
- After three terms as Prime Minister, has Netanyahu lost the country’s confidence? And if so, who would emerge as the next Prime Minister? What direction would that leader take the country in both in terms of national security, foreign policy and the economy?
As Christians, let us be praying for the Lord to give wisdom to all of Israel’s current leaders — especially the Prime Minister — and to raise up the right lead to guide the nation going forward. Modern Israel needs leaders like the Biblical sons of Issachar, “men who understood the times & knew what Israel should do.” (1 Chronicles 12:32). Above all, Israel needs leaders who know the Lord God of Israel personally, who faithfully read His Word every day, will obey His Word, seek the Lord’s direction in every situation, and govern according to the Scriptures.
Given the enormous threats facing this country, nothing less will do.