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Dividing The Garment of Christ:
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By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst
WASH—KIN—Dec 13—Like the Roman soldiers beneath the cross of Christ dividing his belongings, the world is casting lots for the covenant land of Israel.
It is obvious on the world stage that the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France and Germany are pushing hard for Israel to relinquish the land it gained in the 1967 and 1973 conflicts. And Russia, in a thirst for oil and Middle East influence, is applying a different, but lethal pressure through arming Iran with nuclear technology and missile delivery capacity.
The European Union continues to flirt with the destructors of Israel by having discussions with terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah—something the Israeli government says is illegal. Crying foul, the Israeli Foreign Ministry believes that the E.U. has violated international law by talking to Hezbollah and by planning to make contact with Hamas.
"Several countries have adopted a policy that includes entering into official talks with representatives of Hamas and Hezbollah, or refraining from taking harsh measures against their involvement in terrorism," states an internal Ministry document obtained by Haaretz. "From a legal standpoint, such political considerations cannot justify activity that is contrary to international law."
Meantime Iran continues to support Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist insurgents in Israel at the same time they prepare their nuclear options against Israel. The Zionist entity's days are numbered, former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said in a meeting with senior Hamas member Khaled Mashal, according to an Islamic Republic News Agency report. Rafsanjani said Iran would continue with its fundamental policy of supporting the ‘oppressed’ Palestinian people, adding that resistance is the only option left for the Palestinians in order to restore their rights.
And the United States, working in league with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, presses forward with its insistence of a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently leveraged her political clout in negotiating a deal whereby the Palestinian Authority controlled who could travel from Gaza into the West Bank (Samaria and Judea). Israel objected because it knew Gaza had become a hotbed for terrorist activity, but buckled under the pressure of the U.S. State Department. Since, it has been revealed that tunnels were built from Gaza into Israel to smuggle weapons and the Israeli Defense Force has had to attack terrorist installations in Gaza on a regular basis to defend the country.
Even within Israel is severe division among secular Jews and religious Jews about the covenant land—Judea and Samaria—which will be abandoned under the “land for peace” plan. So harsh is the division that a survey showed that the liberal Jews hated the religious settlers more than the Palestinians. The poll taken by Professor Dalia Mor of The College of Management in Rishon Letzion, aimed at examining the attitudes of 500 Jewish respondents toward the different sectors in Israeli society: Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardic Jews, secular Jews, settlers, ultra-orthodox Jews, rightists, leftists, Israeli-Arabs, Palestinians, new immigrants, and foreign workers. It showed that liberal Jews by a 67% majority hated Jewish settlers far more than they hated the Palestinians (55%).
Shocking are the results of this poll that among liberal Jews the Jewish settlers were more hated than Palestinians. The settlers are those who believe they are occupying the covenant land that God gave His chosen people.
Indeed, there is great division in Israel between secular Jews—those who are Jewish by culture—and religious Jews. And this is a big part of the problem in Israel where the secular politics of so-called “disengagement” clash with the religious covenant Jews. Enter into the mix that the European Community leans toward supporting the Palestinians’ claim to the Holy Land. Russia is neck deep with billions of dollars invested in Iran. And Iran is financially supporting Hamas and Hezbollah in the fight against Israel as well as threatening that Israel should be wiped off the map.
Jesus said in mark 3:25, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” We know that the components of the Ezekiel 38 battle are coming together at a faster pace. Israel is also divided against herself in many ways. America is even responsible for part of the division in Israel. While Jesus said that neither kingdom nor house divided against itself cannot stand, the Lord also said in Zechariah 12:3 that He would make Jerusalem a burdensome stone and all that burden themselves with it “shall be cut in pieces.” Look at what happened to the Romans.
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