Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7
K T McFarland, FOX News’ National Security Analyst,this morning called 2012 the year of reckoning for Iran. I agree with her and would expand that pronouncement to include the United States and the Arab states that touch Israel.
First, with President Obama signing legislation on New Year’s Eve blocking Iran’s banking system, Iran is finally going to feel real pressure. Just in the last two days, hyper inflation has begun as a result, according to McFarland. This is in the context of missile tests and war games around the Straits of Hormuz. Forty per cent of the world’s oil passes through that narrow (50 miles wide) channel from the Persian Gulf. Even though Saudi Arabia has agreed to pick up the slack, it will impact world and US oil prices dramatically. Then add in the very real inevitability of a military strike by Israel or the US on Iran’s nuclear program. Yes indeed, 2012 is a year of reckoning for Iran.
Second, we in the US are not out of the economic woods yet, either. With Europe still teetering on the brink of collapse and our recession continuing, we are being weighed in the balances. We deserve the judgments of God for our corruption, immorality, abortion, anti-marriage and anti-family realities, just to name a few. This year’s presidential election may be our last chance to reverse direction. If we the people reject ungodly leadership and vote godly men and women into office for Congress and for President, perhaps God will extend one more season of national mercy. For faithful believers, there is extraordinary favor coming even in the midst of judgment. But for the wicked there will be no rest. 2012 is certainly a year of reckoning for our dear blessed United States of America.
Third, the Middle East is reaching the flashpoint. We have spoken often of the Psalm 83 War, which in one sense began in 1948. However, the end of that war between Israel and her immediate Arab neighbors will see Israel in control from “the river of Egypt, to the great river Euphrates.” Egypt has fallen. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual head of Egypt’s Muslim brotherhood, (and the most influential Sunni Islamist in the world), has declared that Egypt must break its peace treaty with Israel. Syria’s Assad is near his fall from power and will be followed by a Sunni Muslim brotherhood coalition. Jordan has just accepted Mashaal, the head of Hamas from Damascus, relocating to Jordan. As a result the MB has held demonstrations in numerous Jordanian cities which will eventually lead to the overthrow of the friendly monarchy of King Abdullah. Finally, we include the destruction of Damascus prophesied in Isaiah: The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1
Certainly, in 2012, the day of the Psalm 83 reckoning is also near. These are days of anticipation and watchfulness. This is not a time to sleep or bury our heads in the sand. This is the time to rise up and stand for Jesus. Speak up for the truth. Don’t be intimidated by persecution, but embrace it. Remember the word that I said to you, “A servant is not greater than his master.” If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. John 15:20
For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says Yehovah. Jeremiah 33:2-11
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)