The way I see it from this vantage point.
Daily I am asked when the war will start in Israel. If you want some predictions I am going to stick my neck out and give you my thoughts . But first I should make it known that possibly the right question to be asking is: "When will it stop?" As of yesterday Hamas fired over 50 missiles into Israel injuring many and causing a lot of property damage. My guess would be that your news media did not give much, if any, news coverage of that act of war - and I might add "war crime".
I know that this is not the war we are speaking about, so I will now do what I never want or like to do, and give you my scenario of soon coming events. In order to understand my logic you need to first understand the situation that Israel finds itself in today.
Israel alone simply is not capable of destroying Iran's nuclear capabilities for several reasons. One is the distance between here and there. The other is the fact that these facilities are for the most part buried deep underground and scattered around the country. There are however other reasons as well. If Israel sent it's fighters so far from home, in the kind of numbers needed, it would leave the homeland unprotected from Hezbollah, Hamas and Syria - and now the added threat of Egypt.
On the other hand if Israel keeps sitting on her hands and doing nothing but a little retaliation to the Hamas terrorists in Gaza things will keep building in Southern Lebanon. The weapons will keep flowing into Gaza as will Hezbollah. It is imperative that Israel do something instead of just sitting and waiting for it's destruction to begin.
With Iran out of reach and no help from the US, Israel needs to find other ways to put off this coming mass invasion. The one thing Israel could do to put enough pain on the Islamic terrorist organization Hezbollah (arguably our greatest threat at this moment) would be to deliver a fatal blow to southern Lebanon. Now that Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese Government, all of Lebanon is a legal target. This of course would only be effective if that blow was very decisive and with much violence. So I am going to tell you that I believe this is the only real option Israel has at this time. And if they don't do that some time soon, even that option will evaporate.
You might ask: "why has, or is, Israel waiting?" Well for one thing, Israel knows that the US and all of Europe would like to do to them what they are doing in Libya today. Now, once again, the US and Europe will find themselves fighting on the side of Islamic "jihadis" and the enemies of not only Israel, but the whole Western World.
But Israel in my opinion, for what that is worth, without a strike on Lebanon she has no other option other than to wait to be attacked on all fronts.
The real question is: how quickly can the IDF take out Hezbollah, Syria and deal with Hamas at the same time before other nations decide to help the poor "Palestinians?" Any way you look at the possibilities it doesn't look good for Israel. But to sit still and wait will in the end be much worse, and once again we will see the Nazi "final solution" in action.
One thing is certain. The near future doesn't look so peaceful around here. But the longer Israel waits the worse it will be in the end. The ramifications of all this are very far reaching. Books could be written on obvious possibilities - but I will let you work on some of them in your own mind.
In the meantime God has given us a ministry and I pray that God will speak to you about your part in this work.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this ministry and your part in it.
Shalom, Jerry Golden