Does it mean we are in the last days when the leader of the largest Christian nation loses patience with Israel's prime minister?
When Secretary of State Colin Powell visited Morocco on his peace keeping mission, King Mohammed bluntly asked him, "Don't you think it was more important to go to Jerusalem first?"
As Israeli's troops continued to move troops into Palestinian territories, an angry President Bush plainly said, "I meant what I said to the prime minister of Israel. I expect there to be a withdrawal without further delay."
So, is the prophecy of Revelation being fulfilled?
Dale Graham, minister of Crittenden Drive Church of Christ, doesn't necessarily believe that when everything is pointing to Jerusalem or added focus on the conflict there means that the end of time is upon us. Graham, however, added that Jesus is definitely 2000 years closer to appearing again, though.
Graham added that readers of Revelation must realize the book was written in a far different style than the rest of the Bible. He doesn't know if people understand the symbolism of the book such as the reference to the evil forces being led by three frogs.
"Israel has always been a place of conflict; it even goes back to the son of Abraham," Graham said. He believes people's focus should be more on God's word rather than trying to connect Revelations with conflict in the Middle East.
"The bottom line is that a person needs to have their life right with God and not focus on the counting of days," Graham said.
Morris Fuller of True Vine Gospel Church does believe the escalating problems in Israel is symbolic that we are approaching the end of time.
He believes we are seeing some of Revelation being fulfilled such as the coalition and one world government.
Fuller says the leaders of the United States should stand close to Israel because they are against terrorism.
After launching its largest West Bank offensive in 35 years on March 28, Israel's Prime Minister Sharon told his Parliament that Israel's occupation is open ended. "Israel will continue until it has dismantled Arafat's terror infrastructure and the murderers have been arrested," Sharon said.
Pastor of Second Baptist Church Ron Wells says it does say in scripture that nations that turn against Israel will be judged. Wells, however, does not see Bush's actions as turning against Israel. He sees the U.S. as the one that has always stood beside Israel and has helped guide and hold its hand.
Wells said one shouldn't ignore the Enrapture where God's church will be taken to be with Him. The world as we know will stand 1,007 more years after this, he believes.
The world today is living in the dissipation of grace but once God shuts the door with the Enrapture, the door will be shut. As Wells said, the Holy Spirit is here now without measure, but after the Enrapture, the Holy Spirit will not be among the people as freely as He is today.
After the church is taken, God's attention will be turned toward Israel.
Wells made reference to the "Left Behind" series. He noted one of the scary things to watch for is when Palestine aligns itself with China because in the end Israel will be invaded from the North and God will protect Israel.
All three ministers agreed, though, the promise of tomorrow is given to no one, whether life ends today or a 100 years from now, each one should have be ready to meet God at any time.