Jim Fletcher ~ Interviewed By Doug Hagmann & Joe Hagmann
Jim Fletcher blogs about prophecy on a regular basis and has his own radio show. Jim was a Christian editor who took a trip to Israel in 1998 and the trip had a profound effect on him. Jim was fascinated how everything in Israel was Biblical. When one visits Israel, they will observe a chain of places and sites from ancient times until now.
Now we observe antisemitism in Europe, Germany, the Middle East and even in America. Why is this? We seem to be advancing faster and farther than we thought we might. Zechariah tells us that all nations will come up against Israel and Jerusalem, hence we should expect this. It hurts us to see America treating Israel this way, yet Bible prophecy tells us plainly that this is what we should expect. There is more persecution recently against Jews, and even vandalism and destruction against their synagogues. Jews are erroneously blamed by many as the great problem in the world, just as they were in Germany in the 1930’s. It is amazing that the Jewish people are blamed for all the problems in the world when they themselves are the ones in the cross hairs.
In the American church, we do not see the leaders stepping up and supporting Israel. Some even cozy up to Muslim groups so these are strange times that we find ourselves in. There is a move away from the support of Israel even among top evangelical leaders. These are peculiar circumstances that have taken us by surprise. Benjamin Netanyahu was recently snubbed by President Barack Obama. President Obama is a totalitarian and acting like a totalitarian. This is unsettling for us to see the president treat Israel this way, and we probably have not seen the last of it. We pray that a friendly administration towards Israel would follow this administration. Nonetheless, Jim Fletcher does see the government of the United States of America one day abandoning Israel. At the end of the day, however, Israel is NOT the nation in trouble- it is everyone else! The Lord has promised to preserve them and fight for them, and He has done that consistently. Israel has won many major battles since their inception as a nation in 1948 that do not make sense in the natural. That trend will continue. Jim Fletcher agrees with Bill Salus, that the Psalm 83 war will pit a confederation of nations against Israel. There will be a miraculous intervention by the Lord. Jim Fletcher expects a coalition to attack Israel just as we are told in Ezekiel. A third temple will be built in Israel. The temple coalition have the materials to do so. It could happen within our lifetime. Once this happens, events will move quickly. Why do the Arabs believe they own the land on the temple mount? The Koran even says the land belongs to the Jews. Still, the Muslims believe they must conquer this land.
Jerry Falwell and Adrian Rogers were staunch pro Israel leaders. Since their passing, a vacuum has been left and filled with leadership that is not pro Israel. Jim Fletcher does not believe we have seen the end of this trend. We are seeing this happen at an alarming rate, and we will be even more separated from Israel. Palestinians bring in propaganda and lies to American churches about Israel.