Monday, July 17, 2006


As Israel fights a war on both of its borders,Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is faced with a moment that defines leaders as great or something far less. Olmert is faced with a war with Iran. Some of you are saying, 'wait a minute I thought the war was against Hamas from Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon'. Technically that is true as those are the declared enemies that are doing the fighting against Israel, but the reality is that both of those organizations are fronts for Iran. Without a doubt this is an orchestrated attack on Israel put together by Iran and its crazed leader,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Today Prime Minister Olmert stepped up to the challenge with these defining words;

"Citizens of Israel, there are moments in the life of a nation, when it is compelled to look directly into the face of reality and say: Enough," he said.
"And I say to everyone: Enough is enough. Israel will not be held hostage, not by terror gangs or by a terrorist authority or by any sovereign state."

What this means is that we are on the verge of World War III. Should Olmert stick to his declaration, he will lead Israel in a war to do away with Hezbollah and Hamas, which brings Iran and Syria into picture. Add to the mix North Korea and their defiant stance on nuclear weapons and you have a recipe for a global war. There is more, consider the fact that Pakistann and India are ratcheting up their bravado with each other.

These are times when great leaders step forward and pretenders are exposed. It is in times like these that we are fortunate to have George Bush as our President.
While I have made no secret of my disagreements with the President on certain issues, I still believe he is a great wartime President. Unlike administrations of old, President Bush has stood by Israel publicly laying the blame where it belongs, on the terrorist aggressors. It is only a matter of time before this powder keg blows up into a full blown World War, which makes me glad that it is President Bush that "reports for duty" each day, as opposed to John Kerry, who by now would have been for Israel as well as against them!

So pray, for Israel, for our President, and that the Lord Jesus Christ would come soon.

blog you later,
pastor tom