Reuters Fri. March 25, 2011: “Canada’s minority Conservative government was defeated in a non-confidence vote on Friday, setting the scene for a federal election in early May.”
American Thinker April 29, 2011: “Next Monday, May 2nd, Canadians are going to the polls for their third general election in five years. Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party have governed Canada since the 2006 election which made that party the largest party in the Canadian House of Commons, although a minority within … (Parliament). In 2008, right before our presidential election, Harper received a larger mandate, though still with a minority in Parliament. Prime Minister Harper governs but he cannot enact real reforms without a majority in Parliament.”
In a 2008 Vancouver Sun article, ‘Why Stephen Harper keeps his Evangelical Faith Private’ explains his dispensational beliefs and why he supports and defends Israel. Harper says he is prepared to suffer any political backlash that comes his way for speaking out against anti-Israel rhetoric. Harper told an audience that while Israel is receptive to fair criticism, Canada is obligated to stand up for its ally when it comes under attack from others. “Not just because it is the right thing to do, but because history shows us, and the ideology of the anti-Israel mob tell us all too well, that those who threaten the existence of the Jewish people are in the longer term a threat to all of us.” Clearly, Stephen Harper understands Genesis 12:3.
Also, this election will decide if Canada will support a Palestinian state. The September UN vote on Palestinian statehood is being pushed by the PA, the UN, virtually all of the ME, 3 of 4 members of the Quartet, the Special Assistant to the President Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice (UN).
In an article in the NY Times on April 2, the PA said “We want to generate pressure on Israel to make it feel isolated. and help it understand that there can be no talks without a stop to settlements,” said Nabil Shaath, who leads the foreign affairs department of Fatah, the main party of the Palestinian Authority. “Without that, our goal is membership in the UN General Assembly in September.” (emphasis mine)
Depending on where we are in the Bible’s timeline, the ancient book of Numbers 23:9 may be telling us the outcome of the September vote at the UN. God describes Israel as ‘a people dwelling alone, not reckoning itself among the nations.’God does not envision Israel integrated into the world. Rather, He has always wanted Israel to be separated from it. This vision has a number of applications, one certainly pertaining to the moral sanctification God intends Israel to display in the Millennium.