Wednesday, June 24, 2009


(Daniel 8:25)

Yes, everyone wants peace, and there has probably never been a time when so many false messiahs and so-called peacemakers have come to the front of the stage, proclaiming the change towards a new world order in which all humans will be treated fairly and with equality. Who would not want such a world?

Barack Hussein Obama is doing this masterfully, reaching out to all religions, to the young and the old, the poor and the rich. 'No more walls of separation and discrimination,' he promised the crowds that gathered to hear him in Berlin, and thus he has continued, stretching out his hand to the whole Muslim world in Cairo, and later standing with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and Eli Wiesel at the horrendous site of Buchenwald, to proclaim that what was done there is not the way human beings should act. In his speech, Wiesel asked the question: has the world of today really changed and learned this lesson? Of course not.

The Holocaust survivor could only make this historic speech at the 'grave of his father,' in freedom and respect in a changed Germany, because there were allied forces that, under God, set Europe - including Germany - free once more. Nor did they do it through well-meaning speeches for peace and change - as Neville Chamberlain tried with Adolf Hitler, but yes, by brutal strength and unrestrained military might the world was given another chance; through the sacrifice of thousands upon thousands of US-led soldiers Europe got back its freedom and some Jews - among whom was the boy Eli Wiesel - survived.

It was done, not by appeasing words, but by the liberating military force of the Allies.

Equally today, there are Jews living as Israelis in the land of their fathers - the land promised to them by God Almighty - because they were willing to fight, against all the odds; not because they were on a warpath, but because they had to, against the overwhelming forces of fanatized Islamic Arabs who were intent on finishing off those Hitler had left of the Jewish race.

By peace, Chamberlain enabled the destruction of Europe, and six million Jews died as a result.

We still live in a very evil world, as Wiesel correctly presented it before us when he spoke of Cambodia, Darfur, Sudan, Uganda and other places of mass killing. We live in an evil world with extremely evil-minded men who will not be changed, not even by the most brilliant and charismatic speeches about change and peace.

A great deal more is needed for this world to really become a new place where nations will turn their swords (or nuclear arsenals) into plowshares, as the Jewish prophets foretold will truly happen.

But this change will not come from Washington DC or from any other capital of the Gentile nations. It is destined to come only from one place: the eternal city with a heavenly mission: Jerusalem.

As God's Word so clearly proclaims:

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isaiah 2:1-4)

The amazingly irony about all this, is that God's very key to peace for all the nations of this world - Jerusalem - is increasingly held to be the obstacle endangering the utopian state of affairs heralded and sought after by all the globalists in our present world!

The only city through which mankind will one day live in true peace, equality and justice together - the nations not making any more war with one another: this city will be equally hated and have war waged against it by those arrogant enough to think they know what is best for this world, which is: No ancient, biblical Jerusalem in the hands of God's people - the Jews.

All those nations will dearly wound themselves. For those that choose to go against God's plan with His people, His land and the city of the Great King choose for war, even in the name of their utopian peace!

As God's Word already announces: The Lord "will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." (Zechariah 12:9) Actually it is He Who allows and draws them all into this confrontation, that they may know that the God of Israel and no other is the one true God.

Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center

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