And so it begins…….
The Middle East since 1948 has been a hot spot, filled with attacks on Israel from every direction. The General of the Arabic army? Well, he is behind the scenes. His name is Satan.
The hatred which Satan puts in the hearts of not only the Arabs and unbelieving world; but also in the hearts of the apostate mainline churches all over the world. So-called ministers who preach love from their pulpit – preach this love for everyone except for Israel.
Most of the churches of today in America take part in the satanic BDS movement to attempt to hurt Israel economically. They compare Israel to an Apartheid country, a false and ridiculous accusation.. There are many Muslims in the Knesset. Another lie from the evil one.
From the time in 1948 when the U.N. proclaimed Israel to be the official Jewish Homeland – the people of Israel have had to fight against many foes surrounding them, to keep their homeland safe.
Discovery of Natural Resources Was the Game Changer
Israel discovered that they had been sitting on not only enormous amounts of natural gas, but also (unbeknownst to them) massive amounts of oil. So, the land of Israel is not just the “Land of Milk and Honey”, but it is now an oil rich country. Isn’t it interesting that Vladimir Putin only became interested in talks with PM Netanyahu after the discovery of Israel’s new-found wealth?
Putin cares not for any countries “welfare” – he only cares about money and how he can help Russia’s ailing economy. Don’t forget – this man was a KGB agent during the Cold War. The only think that has changed is his title.
He is a snake in the grass.
Russia, Iran and Turkey
I left out Syria intentionally. That country is merely a pawn on this Middle East game of chess. The battles are being fought there and the war torn country of Syria, for lack of a better word, has become the base for Russia and the other countries who yearn to see Israel wiped off the map. Putin is involved (even when he lies about pulling out of Syria) we all know his presence is there. Putin will lead the Muslim countries in war against Israel, and it may be very soon.
Ezekiel 38 – When God shows the World that He is Lord
Some are wondering why there isn’t a “boots on the ground” presence from America in the midst of this escalation. Personally, I don’t wonder about this. When God fights for Israel, the world will see the supernatural power displayed by Him. He wants the world to know that it was Him who protected Israel and that He IS Lord.
Ezekiel 38 Scriptures: (Ezekiel 38 1-23)
“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them withshield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you. (emphasis added)
Just as our God hardened the heart of Pharaoh when Moses pled with him to let his people go; because God is in full control of history, it should not surprise us that he places “hooks” into the jaws of Russia to bring them against His people Israel.
“Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.” (emphasis added)
The Jewish people were brought back to their land by God Himself. The Scripture says that they dwell “safely.” I have heard others say that the Israelis are not dwelling safely. My thought on this is that comparatively speaking – during the years of the diaspora and the slaughter and exile of the Jews from most lands in the earth – they truly are dwelling safely in their own land – and have sophisticated weaponry to boot.
‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?”
Saudi Arabia, which is not listed among the countries which will attack Israel, is asking whether the armies of those attacking are going there to take a spoil. This Scripture takes on a whole new meaning since Israel and the world are now aware of Israel’s great wealth (great plunder)
“Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.” Thus says the Lord God: “Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?
Once again, God makes it clear that His own hand will bring Israel’s enemies against her, and that He prophesied through His prophets that this war against Israel would happen. I hope that the reader fully understands that God is bringing all of this about. Nothing surprises Him because He is the orchestrater of history itself!
Judgement on Gog
“And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” (emphasis added)
The situation in Israel’s northern arena is continuously escalating. The incident that took place on Saturday is another step in this process. In my opinion, the way Israel handled the incident proves that the IDF is unquestionably capable of responding quickly, based on accurate intelligence. The downing of the Israeli jet needs to be thoroughly investigated and I’m sure this will be carried out. Nonetheless, the Israeli public needs to understand that sometimes when there is fighting, casualties occur.
Israel has made it absolutely clear that it will not allow Iran and its cohorts to control land that touches Israel’s border, and rightly so. The major powers that can stop this process are the Russians and the Americans, However, the diplomatic efforts that have been made so far with the Russians and Americans have not borne any fruit. I personally have met with Russian officials three times over the last 18 months as a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. At the most recent meeting, we made it clear to them exactly where our red lines lie, and warned them that if the process of Iranization doesn’t stop, the result will be an escalation of violence that will lead to an all-out war on Israel’s northern front. This would not be in the best interests of Israel, Russia or the US.
At the same time, the State of Israel must prepare for battle. The IDF is doing a great job with preparations, but the civilian populations – especially Israelis living in the north – are nowhere near ready. The government called for all homes in northern Israel to be equipped with security rooms a mere three weeks ago.
The incident on Saturday is a reminder that we need to move quickly to protect Israeli citizens. – source
In an attempt to appear a “reasonable party” in this heated conflict, Putin pleads with Netanyahu to not go to war with Iran.
Here is the article:
Vladimir Putin PLEADS with Israel’s Netanyahu not go to WAR with Iran
VLADIMIR Putin has begged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid actions that could fuel further conflict following Israeli air raids in Syria, it has been reported.
The news has come after Israel yesterday shot down an Iranian drone which was launched from Syria and has also struck Iranian targets in the region as tensions between the two countries rise.
The alleged drone infiltration into Israel’s airspace led to the Israeli Air Force launching it’s biggest retaliatory strikes in Syria in more than 30 years.
As the cross-border escalation ensued, one of Israel’s F-16 jets was downed by Syrian air-defence systems.
Putin urged the Israeli Prime Minister to “avoid any steps that could lead to a new round of confrontation dangerous to everyone in the region,” according to the Kremlin.
However, at a press conference yesterday evening, Mr Netanyahu said: “I reiterated to Mr Putin our right and our duty to defend ourselves against aggression against us from Syrian territory.
“We agreed the security coordination between our armies will continue.”
Mr Netanyahu insisted that “Israel seeks peace”.
He also claimed Israel would continue to defend itself “with determination against any attack against us and against any attempt by Iran to establish a military presence against us in Syria or anywhere else”.
The Israeli Prime Minister added: “I have been warning for some time about the dangers of Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria.
“Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel.”
The Syrian regime has called Israeli’s actions an “aggression”.
Iran has dismissed claims that one of its drones had made an incursion, rubbishing the allegation as “ridiculous”.
Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry has stressed that Moscow remains “concerned” that new tensions could affect zones of de-escalation that it argues have become “an important factor for the reduction of violence on Syrian soil”.
Throughout the course of Syria’s civil war, Israel has carried out a number of raids over the border against alleged Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah.- source
Putin does not realize that no matter what he says or does at this point, God will indeed place those hooks in his mouth, and he will be dragged into the great war.
Brethren, aren’t we so incredibly blessed to know what is going to happen before it happens?
Prophecy is really being fulfilled at breakneck speed.
Keep looking up, for our redemption does draw near!