Israel's Lack of Leadership
Jesse M. Hendley
I have in my hand the Jerusalem Post and it speaks on the front page, of the grueling road to nation unity. At the present time, Israel has no particular leader that can form a government to guide that unhappy nation. So now there are two men who are going to share the government together. This is something that has never been done before in the history of this nation since she has been reconstituted a nation. Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir plan to present their national unity cabinet. Peres is due to serve as Premier for the first two years, with Shamir as Foreign Minister. They will then switch roles for two years. Now most people are unhappy about the aspects of this coalition agreement and people wonder if it will ever work at all because they are two different groups. They do not agree. They are backed up by parties that do not agree, they have conflicting ideas and how they can go forward when these two factions can not be understood.
I was reminded immediately as this unusual situation came up in Israel of Isaiah 51:18 where God speaks of Israel saying, "There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth, neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up." So you see this present confusion in the nation of Israel without any clear cut single leadership, and single government is going to continue and down toward the end, God's word says there will be none to guide her among all the sons that she hath brought forth. He says these two things will come unto thee. "Who shall be sorry for thee? Desolation, destruction, famine, the sword. By whom shall I comfort thee?" That is tragic, immediate future of Israel before Jesus comes will be desolation, destruction, famine and the sword and Israel, that little nation will be miserable. Verse 20. "Thy sons have fainted. They lie at the head of all the streets as a wild bull in ...
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