When you were a little kid, you punched your friend and then said: “Truce, no hitting back.” I remember that anyway. We call that juvenile or childish humor. But what is happening in Israel today is no joke. Hamas has a terror cell planning to kidnap Israelis during Passover (which starts Monday night). Israel attacked the cell a couple days ago killing three. Hamas called it “a crime” and called for the world to condemn Israel.
Today, Hamas shoots an advanced, Russian-made Kornet-type anti-tank missile at a school bus which is the exact target and within eyesight of the terrorists. A sixteen year old student is critically injured and the driver is also injured. Within hours Hamas claims responsibility for the attack and also declares a ceasefire for all parties to commence at 11pm. Are you kidding me? You can’t make this stuff up. Can they be so perverse as to think they can fire missiles at children and then just stop and insist that Israel not hit back? They intentionally target civilians and believe it is their religious duty to kill every Jew eventually. It is stated clearly in their Charter.(What part of obliterate don’t we understand?) Yet, they continue to demand that the world punish Israel. If you wrote a novel with such a storyline no one would find it credible.
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? Psalm 2:1
You may have heard about some Muslim group or other calling for a “day of rage”. It happens a lot in Israel. Lately it has been all the rage, if you will excuse my pun, in places like Egypt, Jordan, Syrian, Libya and half a dozen more countries. (Try Googling day of rage and count the countries.) It is an expanding phenomena that is spinning out of control. So, Psalm 2 clearly sees our day. The nations rage because they hate Israel.
It is a vain thing on two levels. One, it is in vain, because the plot will fail. Second, it is vain in the sense of vanity. The arrogance and self importance of the enemies of Israel is breathtaking in its scope. As we have pointed out many times from Psalm 83, the plotters’ real enemy is God Himself. They can’t get to Him, so they try to kill His people. Remember that this will include Christians just as much as Jews. Israel is the little satan and America is the big one. There is a common saying among the terrorist Muslims: “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.”
Open your eyes America; wake up and stand up and speak up!
Oh, and you might want to read the rest of Psalm 2….
The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Yehovah and against His Anointed, saying, ”Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; Yehovah shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: ”Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: Yehovah has said to Me, ’You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve Yehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)