I haven’t been posting a lot lately – even though the world seems to be taking slow steady progress toward the fulfillment of prophecy and it’s invevitable date to encounter our Messiah. The past couple days we’ve been holding our breath, praying a lot that we would not be down one dear watchman and friend in our midst as we enter into this season. I’m trying a often to let go and to trust the Lord’s will in all these things, but when it comes to my family, my church, my friends nearby and here on this site – it’s very very hard to say “Your will be done Lord”. I’m so relieved that Vic is getting better, even though our friendship has been exclusively here and via e-mails and posts online – I count him a dear brother in Christ who’s walk beside me as we persevere to the end I cherish. I know it’s better to the be with the Lord – and I pray that for all of us and for the people I encounter – but I can’t help desiring keeping my companions close on this walk who I’ve come to know and trust as brothers and sisters. So keep getting better Vic – take your meds and follow the doc’s advice, we’ve got a ways to go before we’re home and we’d prefer to have your company on the trip.
On to the news of the world today that drove me to my keyboard. It’s frustrating because we seem to be waiting for the other shoe to drop in so many places now. We’ve seen so many signs that would say this is it – but then we seem to wait on the edge of a precipice for the rest of the events to fall into place. The eurozone – is like a terminal patient on life support who just keeps hanging on while the bureaucrats prolong the inevitable. The world’s agriculture is having a horrendous summer – with half the United States counties in a state of agricultural disaster from the drought. I keep hearing more stories that the drought is also getting severe across Europe and Russia – can any of my friends in that part of the world confirm this for us? Syria keeps ever so slowly escalating with the geo-political realities of major powers on both sides of the conflict preventing any substantial intervention to diffuse the situation. How long will it be before Iran and Turkey can no longer sit idly threatening the other side? How long will the Russians tolerate this risk to their strategic port on the mediterranean? Will the American President make a desperate and foolish move to look like a strong leader/throw the country into chaos before an election it looks more and more like he can’t win. Now we see today the ramping up of rhetoric between Iran and Israel. I haven’t been able to find confirmation – but as Debka reported – Khameini is rumored to have had his “final” meeting with his war council (while he continues to be politically at odds with his hand picked President – Ahmadinejad). On the other side we see a former Mossad leader claiming that an attack on Iran could come any day –
Aharon Zeevi Farkash speaks out a day after former Mossad chief Halevy says Iranians should be ‘very fearful of next 12 weeks’
I don’t know how much longer we are going to have to wait – will some of this fizzle out into nothing, I honestly don’t know. I can’t see how the Syrian conflict is going to be resolved easily – and at some point Iran is going to make good on their threats, or at least Israel and/or the US are going to believe that they can and act.
Meanwhile, the world continues to grow darker, the Word refreshes us each day – it’s a really good thing his mercies are new every morning and his compassion never fails.