Democratic Peace?

30 07 2018
Goddess of Democracy

Goddess of Democracy,” in Tiananmen Square May 30, 1989

Some would like to believe that democracy will win the world and the nations will dwell in peace. In the 1989 student demonstration in China, a model of the Statue of Liberty was raised in Tiananmen Square and they called it the goddess of democracy and  “the goddess of liberty.” You can be sure that the God of the Bible will have no other gods before Him including this goddess! No, democracy will not save humanity. American democracy has worked mainly because the founding fathers believed the Bible and structured our government with the presupposition of original sin. They devised a system of checks and balances with three branches of government which has made it much more difficult for a despot to gain control. However, in the time of an economic collapse, people could be so desperate that they would welcome a powerful leader who would promise prosperity in return for total authority. Is this scenario going to happen in America? Is it just a nightmare? I hope so. Will it ever happen? I hope not, but my faith is not in any human government, but in the God of heaven who has everything under control.

We do not know all that will unfold in the months and years ahead, but I strongly believe Israel is a key player in whatever is to come. On December 6, 2017 President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and began to move our embassy there. That historic pronouncement ranks right up there with the Balfour Declaration. Yehovah God will bless the US because of it, but the world is united against us. It is a monumental prophetic turning point of history training the world’s focus on Jerusalem. Make no mistake, Jerusalem is the issue. Jerusalem is not the target, it is the prize.

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it. Zechariah 12:2-3

Here also is the promise of Israel’s salvation in verse 10:

And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication: then they will look on Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10

This mention of “Me whom they have pierced” dates this prophecy to the future time between the time of Zechariah and sometime after the death of Jesus. The prophecy continues:

In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. It shall be in that day, says Yehovah of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered, I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land. Zechariah 13:1-2

What a glorious time of repentance and forgiveness waits for God’s covenant nation. There is no doubt that Israel fell, but there is equally no doubt in the Scriptures of her restoration and salvation in the end. (Today’s blog is an excerpt from my new Kindle book, Speak to the Dirt!)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain. (Watch the entire opening ceremony of May 14, 2018. Watch especially John Hagee’s benediction at about the hour and five-minute mark.)

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)

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