Monday, November 12, 2012

A MUST read from a Very, Very good friend living in Australia.

An Election Report You Sensed Was Still Missing

 By Victor Schlatter
To my friends who knew there was more to the story,
There is...Much more! I have been a tad frustrated with a few of my American friends who thought this recent election was about economics, employment and excesses in immigration.  The political side of the coin of course is always there. Yeshua noted in Jn 12:8  
“You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”
Our end-of-days files are overflowing with facts that fill the cracks in a decadent globe “…as it was in the days of Noah.”  Where do I begin?  No one these days has time to read the volume of reports what we should have already known yesterday—but somehow we missed out!
Well, an editor friend I met in Israel many years ago came to our rescue.  Chris Mitchell of CBN news wrote the exact summary of what I would have wanted to say—only he summarized it far better in: “After the Election: A view from Israel.”
Mitchell condenses the big picture—the global scene beyond the peanuts of party politics with 3 articles—the first by UK journalist, Melanie Phillips, whose honesty over against her peers in the BBC, Reuters, The Guardian or any like-minded Hebraic hostility, is as rare as dentures on a duck--aka hen's teeth.  Without defining it by name, one can’t miss a glimpse of the next pitfall beyond 2012—that biblically forewarned New World Order. Melanie’s closing comment: “a terrifying darkness.” 
Next is a take from the serious side of a vulnerable Israel itself, in an article that author David Weinberg calls “Fill your Sandbags”. While 70% of left-leaning Jews who still cherish their “exile” in the USA voted for “politics as usual”, the polls on those 80,000 US Jews voting from Israel gave an 85% landslide against an American President they dared not trust. Of course, their worst fears were realized—like their ancient ancestor in Job 3:25 who weeps “What I feared has come upon me…”   Weinberg gives us a snapshot of a disheartened side of a God-fearing Israel. What next?
And finally, Mitchell adds a third article of prayer-closet dimensions by the news editor of Charisma Magazine:  
“Does a Romney Loss Mean God Didn’t Answer Our Prayers?”
So here is Chris Mitchell’s article in full. It's not long and includes the three URL's noted above. “After the Election: A view from Israel”, 8 Nov 2012:     
“Tuesday's election is a pivotal turning point for the United States but it will also have a profound impact on Israel and the Middle East.
Here are some vital but as yet unanswered questions:
Will Obama put more pressure on the Israeli government to make concessions for the “peace process.”
  • Will he take an active role in the upcoming Israeli elections in January to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu?
  • Does this make war more, not less, likely in the Middle East?
  • What does this mean for Iran's nuclear program?  Will they get “the bomb” in the next four years under an Obama administration?
  • Does this embolden the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and throughout the Middle East?
  • Despite the campaign slogan that “Al Qaeda is decimated and Osama Bin Laden is no more” is Al Qaeda on the rise as well as other Islamist groups?
  • What did Obama mean when last March he asked Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to deliver a message to Vladimir Putin:  “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense,  this can be solved but it's important for him [Putin] to give me space … This is my last election.  After my election I have more flexibility.”
British commentator Melanie Philips gave some of her answers to these questions in a penetrating analysis today. Here's an excerpt:
“The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party. It is not being felt among the media, who are no longer objective observers but have turned instead into corrupt partisans who ruthlessly censored the truth about Obama and helped peddle his demonizing propaganda about his opponent. It is not being felt among the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition. No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran.
With four more years of Obama in the White House, Iran can now be sure that it will be able to complete its infernal construction of a genocide bomb to use against the Jews and the west. World War Three has now come a lot closer.”
Another Israeli commentator reflected on the election and said, “… start filling your sandbags. We're in for a rough ride.”
"My sense is that Obama's election makes war in the Middle East more, not less, likely. During Barack's first term, Middle East leaders perceived him as a weak leader. As someone commented, “They like him because he's weak, not because they 'like him.'”  Strength not weakness prevents war. Ronald Reagan knew this. Regimes like Iran do not respond to nuanced diplomatic entreaties. They respond to unambiguous and clear “red lines.”
Yet many here in Israel, the United States, and around the world prayed for a different outcome.

Here's one other take on that outpouring of intercession.    My sense is that we're entering into uncharted, potentially turbulent waters. Thankfully, the One who knows those rapids can guide us through":

Indeed in closing, the CBN article above gives us a brief overview, but I strongly encourage every one of you to also download all three URL’s. Far from a mere American event, they give crucial insight that every believer bar none needs to know about surfing turbulent waters from November 2012 on.
Blessings and Shalom,
Victor Schlatter          
South Pacific Island Ministries

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