Saturday, November 11, 2023

D.L. Gardner: Suddenly All Nations Hate Israel

A lot of people have been talking about how the Bible’s predictions regarding the end times appear to be coming true today. For example, around 625 B.C. Zephaniah prophesied that Nebuchadnezzar would capture Judah and take the people to Babylon. He wrote, “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.” (Zephaniah 2:3)

Zephaniah continued, “For Gaza will be abandoned, and Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod will be driven out at noon, and Ekron will be uprooted. Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of the Lord is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you, so that there will be no inhabitant.” You may recognize these cities from recent news reports out of Israel. “Philistines” are the biblical ancestors of the Palestinians.

It’s common for Bible prophesies to pertain to two separate events coming centuries apart. Some scholars believe Zephaniah’s prophesy may also refer to events today.

Speaking of prophesies, around 100 years after Zephaniah’s prophesy, Zechariah prophesied, “Behold, a day is coming for the Lord when the spoil taken from you (Judah) will be divided among you. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city will be captured; the houses plundered; the women ravished; and half of the city exiled; but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.” (Zechariah 14:2)

Notice in Zechariah’s prophesy that God said, “I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle….” Some scholars believe this will be one of the last battles at the end of the tribulation before Jesus returns to reign on earth. Nevertheless, this prophecy has not been fulfilled yet. The rest of the prophecy in chapter 14 paints a much brighter future for Israel and the world after Jesus returns.

Today’s map of Israel shows a small nation surrounded by enemy states, many of which have declared their goal of wiping Israel off the map and killing all Jews. This is not the first time enemies of Israel have threatened genocide. Nevertheless, this time nations around the world appear to be united in denouncing Israel for “genocide” against the Palestinians.

How many times have surrounding nations begun conflicts and wars against Israel since May 14, 1948? The last “big” war against Israel was the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War. Hezbollah attacked Israel July 12, 2006. That “war” ended August 14, 2006, when the UN brokered a ceasefire.

The Israel-Palestine conflict has flared up many times since 1948. Essentially Israel and her neighbors have irreconcilable differences. Hamas, the civil and military authority ruling Gaza, instigated this latest war on October 7 when soldiers broke through barriers and fences into Israel in a surprise attack on civilians. Palestinian citizens did not attack Israel, and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu did not blame them. He blamed primarily Hamas and other terrorist organizations and nations like Iran for the attack.

Israel has been a prime ally of the United States who has supported Israel with financial and military aid since 1948. Today’s war is different in that widespread protests in the U.S. and around the world against Israel have generated unprecedented antisemitism.

Daniel L. Gardner is a columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at


Anonymous said...

Suddenly? The innocent Jews have suffered persecution and antisemitism for the entirety of their miserable impoverished existence.

Anonymous said...

Gardner, you are mistaken. All nations do not hate Israel. Certain people have persecuted the Jewish people in horrific ways for many many years. But "all nations" claim is ridiculous. Many nations and many people respect and admire Israel and the Jewish community. But that doesn't play into your never ending game of writing the end is coming! the end is coming! Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

It seems so easy and politically convenient for some to make the distinction between their opposition to Hamas or Iran and their attitude towards the Palestinian people but those same people find it impossible to recognize the distinction between opposition to the policies of the Netanyahu regime and hatred for all Israel. Even ardent supporters of Israel recognize that Netanyahu equates peace with absolute Israeli domination.

Anonymous said...

The end times are coming soon but they aren’t what DL an his similarly-minded people think it will be. It will be the end of American global hegemony. It will be the end of the US petrodollar as the de facto reserve currency. It will be Americans in line to buy moldy potatoes and toilet paper because our debt-based economy has finally collapsed.

Israel will survive though. Why? Israel is allied with China. They sold a lot of our military technologies to the Chinese and guaranteed their seat next to China after we are gone.

Such great allies!

Anonymous said...

It is poor journalism to use such terms as "everyone is..." or "all nations..."

Anonymous said...

You all have lost your minds. All that happened BC was a precursor to the coming and the horrific execution of our Lord and Savior in AD 33. At that time, the Word went out to all peoples, Jews & Gentiles. Many devout Jewish people today are still waiting for the King to arrive. Those folks don't believe in the New Testament and are still living in the O.T.
Read your Bible. The Israel of today is simply a nation state, nothing more. God's people are all those who accept Christ as their Lord & Savior and willingly give their lives over to him and allow the Holy Spirit to consume their being and, thus, change their life and behavior. All Bible believing Christians are already citizens of Heaven. The Bible is clear on this.

Anonymous said...

For the record, I don't believe we're in the time of those prophecies Mr. Gardner used. Even, if all the signs pointed to the return of Jesus, it means nothing.

Jesus said when you see all these things come to pass, the end is not yet. He also warned about those that seek signs. He said an evil, and adulterous generation seeks a sign. I'm not looking for a sign, I'm listening for the sound.

November 11, 2023 at 1:27 PM, as for the first part of your post, it was revealed several years back that China would take the place of the U.S. on the world stage. It was hard to believe, and even harder to accept, that such a fall could happen to the U.S.

Then after watching for a number of years as the manufacturing base was moved to China by Wall Street, with the blessing of our patriotic leaders in D.C., it became all too real. Now, with the BRICS alliance pushing for their own currency, it's a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

What would anyone have to do to excite the antipathy of everyone around them? I don’t know. Hey, what time’s the game come on?

Anonymous said...

6:38 nailed it.

Anonymous said...

This is the Psalm 83 war

Anonymous said...

D.L. Gardner, the "Baghdad Bob" of Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy for everyone to enjoy religious freedom.
I would remind you all to read the Bill of Rights. It's in the Constitution and yes the same folks who wrote The Constitution needed to do the basic documents to operate as a government and had already been discussing "rights". 
It specifically says that your right cannot be forced on me or disparage my rights. I have as much right not to be an evangelist but to embrace mainstream religious doctrine. And,I put more emphasis on The New Testament than the OLD Testament.
Know the history of our Nation. Read our Founders actual words and their religious beliefs, not sentences lifted out of context by political operatives.
Our Founders came from families who suffered from the excesses of Knox and Cromwell and the Catholic hierarchy. They watch burnings at the stake and mutilations.
They were influenced by the Age of Reason and English Common Laws that protected those who weren't powerful.
They feared " political factions" and " a state religion". They said so. They said it often and loudly.
But, you believe the factionalists who seek power for themselves not YOU!

Anonymous said...

There's no question that too many people these days " pick sides" without knowing either the history, the causes of the grievances.

Most born today don't even know there was a country, mapped out without a great deal of thought, by the British Empire called Palestine. No do they know how the Zionist movement started or why those who lived in Palestine had objections to the influx of Zionists who claimed all the land, even when some had owned their parcels for centuries.

Anytime politics and religion combine, bad things happen and those seeking power use the religion to inflame the masses. Of course, they are ignoring their own " prophets" and Deity in the process and every caution given about the dangers of picking sides or remaining " just" as a leader of any group.

Blessed are the Peacemakers and "vengence is Mine saith the Lord" but too bad peacemakers are being shouted down and the One God is being "cherry picked" rather than thoughtfully considered these days.

Anonymous said...

10:28, the link below best explains my position on the constitution;

Anonymous said...

Too many dispensationalists think the modern state of Israel is mentioned in the Bible. Then they insist we support Israel with everything we have and to any end, because of their poor understanding of the Bible. If you're a Christian, you should know Netanyahu's allies introduced a bill to ban the preaching of the Gospel. You should also know Christians face frequent harassment, vandalism, and hate under the Israeli government.

Nikki Haley said "Israel doesn't need America; America needs Israel." This is delusional, and I would think it a joke if she didn't repeat it in both debates. Israel has done little to deserve the unconditional support it enjoys from America. We should remember they sold our military secrets to China, and destroyed the USS Liberty.

America should pick her allies carefully, and pledge unconditional support to no one but herself. Christians should ally with Christian nations. In far away foreign conflicts where America has little interest, she should encourage peace and reconciliation, not take sides in an old blood feud. Our undying, irrational fealty will just cost more American money (we already don't have any), further stain our reputation (it's already more stain than not), and it may even take more American blood (God forbid it).

Anonymous said...

We shouldn't based alliances on other than mutual strategic and security reasons and our best interests.

NO nation or their leader, if sane, thinks being personally " liked" or " admired" or "loved" is a part on international decision making. Even if the dictator wants you in his bed, that won't be anything if you can't make him more powerful or more secure . And only a fool enters a one sided relationship.

What the hell has happened to common sense in the country. Is it the lead in the water or holes in the brain from covid? Too many concussions???

Anonymous said...

So..all those who live in Gaza aren't even Palestinians and certainly not Hamas anymore than all Mississippians being ignorant rednecks.
It's just the ignorant rednecks make all the headlines.


People, please read Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39 with a Strongs concordance bible dictionary or Google the names in those books. You will see what is really going on! Israel IS NOT back in the land! They are still scattered! Those are imposters, those other nations ( germans, polish, khazars, etc) that are living in the land are phony zionist! Ezekiel prophesied this in those chapters!

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