What a dramatic election in Israel. The final results have not yet been fully tallied, but we the contours are already emerging and it’s been a stunner. Nearly every analyst said Israel was moving sharply to the right. The early evidence suggests that a massive centrist coalition is emerging.
On Wednesday night, I’m looking forward to being with my dear friend, Ray Bentley, the Senior Pastor of Maranatha Chapel in San Diego, California, to talk about these issues. At Ray’s invitation, I’ll speak about the Israeli elections, what the results are, what they mean, and how they may affect U.S.-Israeli relations, and the future of the Middle East. Lord willing, we’ll also discuss the latest developments in countries like Syria and Egypt, in realm of the Palestinian conflict, and with the Iranian nuclear threat. And I hope to examine events through what I call the “third lens” of Scripture to see what the Lord is doing in the region and what Bible prophecy says about the future.
The event begins at 7pm Pacific time (10pm Eastern) at Maranatha Chapel, and is free of charge. Please join us in person. I’d love to meet you. Or, if you’re not anywhere near San Diego, you can watch it live online by clicking here at http://www.maranathachapel.org/.
Ray and his wife, Vicki, love the Jews and Arabs in the epicenter as much as anyone else I know. Ray has been a keynote speaker at several Epicenter Conferences over the years, including in Jerusalem, the Philippines, and in Germany. He’s been a strong and faithful supporter of and advocate for The Joshua Fund, nearly from the beginning. It will be a joy to be with him and his congregation, and I really hope you can join us.