In spite of the slight chance of the "rightwing" winning that this referendum about PM Sharon's defeatest plan, I would like to point out that the God of Israel has invariably had to operate with faithful minorities of his people - whereas the "will of the majority" (democracy) has always led to disaster. Take the following examples:
Ex 23:2 "Don't join mobs intent on evil. When on the witness stand, don't be swayed in your testimony by the mood of the majority present, and do not slant your testimony in favor of a man just because he is poor. TLB (Tyndal's Living Bible)
Aaron's golden calf: Democracy: Ex 32:21 Then
he [Moses] turned to Aaron. "What in the world did the people do to
you," he demanded, "to make you bring such a terrible sin upon them?"
22 "Don't get so upset," Aaron replied. "You know these people and what a
wicked bunch they are. 23 They said to me, 'Make us a god to lead us, for
something has happened to this fellow Moses who led us out of Egypt.' 24
Well, I told them, 'Bring me your gold earrings.' So they brought them to
me and I threw them into the fire, and . . . well . . . this calf came out!"
God's minority: Ex 32:25 When Moses saw that the people had been committing adultery-at Aaron's encouragement, and much to the amusement of their enemies- 26 he stood at the camp entrance and shouted, "All of you who are on the Lord's side, come over here and join me." And all [only] the Levites came.
Only 2 of the 12 spies sent into the Promised Land having positive reports. Num 13:32 So the majority report of the spies was negative: "The land is full of warriors, the people are powerfully built, 33 and we saw some of the Anakim there, descendants of the ancient race of giants. We felt like grasshoppers before them, they were so tall!" TLB
The devastation king Ahab brought on Israel: 1 Kings 19:13 And a voice said, "Why are you here, Elijah?" 14 He replied again, "I have been working very hard for the Lord God of the armies of heaven, but the people have broken their covenant and have torn down your altars; they have killed every one of your prophets except me; and now they are trying to kill me too." ...18 And incidentally, there are 7,000 men in Israel who have never bowed to Baal nor kissed him!" TLB
It will therefore be a first in the history of Israel should God's people win this refendum. Even then, of course, these evil worldly rulers can still get a cabinet majority to overturn the God of Israel's sovereign ruling that Ishmael and Essau (Esav) were not to be Abraham's heirs, but that it was to be Isaac and Jacob.
Whatever happens, though, I think we've reached the point where the God of Israel is going to bring down the "whitewashed wall" of the "peace peace" schemers - and them with it (Ezekiel 13:10-14). This referendum might, therefore, very well also serve His purpose to separate His sheep from the goats.
The most likely scenario that will elevate the situation out of control of the powerful leftist political rulers could be (a) a collapse of the Temple Mount due to natural phenomena or an attack on it, like a bomb blast (by the Arabs), or (2) a missile attack on Israel by Syria and Hezbollah - no doubt also involving the Palestinian terrorist armies.
The only way Israel will survive as a state and a nation is from an all-out war that will totally defeat her enemies before the world powers can intervene - as in Isaiah 17.
Sincerely for Zion's sake
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Ezekiel 13:10 "'Because they lead my people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash. 11 therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. 12 When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, "Where is the whitewash you covered it with?" 13 "`Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury. 14 I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the LORD.