Alan Clark (15 Feb 2011)
"Maranatha! – by Dan Stolebarger –  "

Maranatha! – by Dan Stolebarger –
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.”
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” – Zechariah 12:2–3
The vice is being tightened. Envision this picture. To the South – Egypt in turmoil and the Muslim Brotherhood biding their time. To the North – Lebanon and the new leader handpicked by the Hezbollah – Nijid Mikati. The “peaceful” folks in Hevron who murdered Kristin Lukin, thinking she was Jewish because she was wearing a Star of David. Then we have the Hamas in Gaza who have now held Gilad Shalit for close to 1700 days. Jordan and Syria are ticking, watching carefully the newest developments in Tunisia and Egypt.
The common denominator in all of this is that the new power people have one thing in common – a hatred of Israel! What better time to promote a two-state solution that will bring true and lasting peace as well as security to the Middle East!
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.” – Psalm 122:6–8
But, if I am right and the Lord’s return is imminent, then what should we be doing?
“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.” ~ Matthew 24:45-46
What is the Master’s business?
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” ~ Isaiah 61:1-2