Palestine or Israel? Just Whose land is It?

Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating places I have ever walked. It is a city of gold when the sun rests upon her at its rising or setting. It is Holy to Jewish people, Christians, and Muslims alike. It has an enormous history dating back to Abraham. In fact, it is the epicenter of the earth. Many people of many faiths all lay claim to her (Zion).

“It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it” (Zechariah 12:3).

There is perhaps no more hotly debated issue than the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, how Israel is an “Apartheid state that stole the land from the rightful owners, the Palestinians.” Well, let us allow for truth to permeate this topic, shall we?

I got this legal book here called “The Bible.” When I opened it to search for a deed to the Holy Land, guess what? Yes, I found it. Not surprisingly, in multiple places. Can you say, “Replete”? Good! It is today’s word of the day. SO Almighty God, the creator of ALL things, ruler of ALL rulers – He is the One that has the final say in this matter. He has spoken, not in some obscure passage you must cryptically cipher, but He has stated repeatedly and quite clearly. So then let us check off all the boxes and see just who has the deed to the Holy Land.

So, who is the owner?

“The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1).

Righto, that scripture tells us that everything there is in existence is rightfully the LORD’s. Therefore, if God wished to give something to someone, He jolly well can. He is, after all, sovereign. Interestingly, in the Word of God, He in his infinite wisdom gave a specific place to a man and his family (a specific people group):

“The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, ‘Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever’” (Genesis 13:14-15).

So then, The Owner of everything just gave a land to a man and his descendants, forever! Aha! You object, saying the Palestinians (Arabs) are descendants of Abraham. In fact, Abraham fathered MANY nations, so there! Ok, granted that is true:

“Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, ‘As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations’” (Genesis 17:3-5).

However, do you recall the word for today? Yes, replete. God has a lot to say concerning this, and unless you are steeped in the erroneous doctrine of replacement theology, whereas you need to twist plain scripture into a pretzel, it will become evidently clear.

Everlasting Covenant

Concisely, a covenant was when two parties would enter an agreement by cutting animals in half, then by walking between the cut parts, vowing “May this happen to us” if they violate their agreement. The Hebrew word for covenant literally means to cut.

“The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him” (Genesis 15:11-12).

God sent birds of prey down upon the carcasses, and thus Abraham likely wore himself out fending them away. We see here that Abraham fell into a deep sleep. Then something interesting happens:

“It came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces. On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, ‘To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite” (Genesis 15:17-21).

Notice in those passages, only one party passed between the pieces. God Himself. Therefore, if God cannot lie, cannot fail, and cannot deny Himself, can he violate his agreement with Abraham? Absolutely not! Thus, the LORD gave the Land to Abraham’s descendants. He also laid out the geographic area so there can be NO discrepancy of what area we are talking about.

But which descendants? Right, let us go there!

“But God said, ‘No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation’” (Genesis 17:19-20).

Righto, that crosses Ishmael and his descendants off the list. Ismael is largely believed to be the father of the Arab peoples.

Thus, God established the Everlasting Covenant with Abraham’s son Isaac and his descendants after him. Indeed, Isaac had two sons, (fraternal twins) Esau born first, and then Jacob second. Therefore, by birthright, Esau is the heir to this promise, right? Well, yes but… “Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived. But the children struggled together within her; and she said, ‘If it is so, why then am I this way?’ So she went to inquire of the LORD. The LORD said to her, ‘Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger’” (Genesis 25:21-23).

The LORD God, in His omniscience, knew that a meddling mother would plot to have her favorite son steal the birthright through deception. “Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob” (Genesis 25:28).

Please read Genesis chapter 27 to learn about this plot and deception. Sadly, for Rebecca, her meddling cost her from seeing her son Jacob ever again.

So then, the blessing of birthright passed to Jacob. Jacob, while fleeing for his life from Esau’s anger, encountered GOD on the way to Haran. God re-affirmed the Everlasting Covenant to Jacob:

“And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, ‘I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed’” (Genesis 28:13-14).

It seems quite clear to me that Jacob and His descendants were given this land forever. God must have REALLY wanted us to know this fact. Since the word for the day is replete…

“then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land” (Leviticus 26:42).

“He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac. Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant, Saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance’” (Psalm 105:8-11).

“He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth. Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac. He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant, Saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan, As the portion of your inheritance’” (1 Chronicles 16:14-18).

Everlasting Covenant. When, pray tell, does that end exactly? Everlasting means without end maybe? So then, the Holy Land today still belongs to the Jewish people, the descendants of Jacob. It did not expire, nor was it given to other people. These are literal words commanded from Almighty God, stating QUITE clearly who the land belongs to.

No, the Jewish people were not cast off and the promises given to the church. In fact, God Himself answers the question of the Jewish people being cast out and cast away:

“Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name: ‘If this fixed order departs From before Me,’ declares the LORD, ‘Then the offspring of Israel also will cease From being a nation before Me forever.’ Thus says the LORD, ‘If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done,’ declares the LORD” (Jeremiah 31:35-37).

Well then, that seals that. I am certain all those calamities have not happened. I am no genius, but I think I can tell that the sun and stars are still there. Therefore, God has not forgotten His Covenant, His People, or His land.

Long before May 14th, 1948, God said the Jewish people shall return to their own land. The modern State of Israel was born in a single day, before the pains and trials of birth. Most nations are birthed during or after a struggle for independence. Israel was an exception, being born with no pain; then the struggle came afterwards. Just as Isaiah foretold:

“Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy, Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?’ says the LORD. ‘Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?’ says your God” (Isaiah 66:7-9).

“Then it will happen on that day that the Lord Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, And from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up a standard for the nations And assemble the banished ones of Israel, And will gather the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth” (Isaiah 11:11-12).

For a second time. That rules out this prophecy being attributed to Babylonian exile. What other time were the Jewish people uprooted? Indeed so, I believe this refers to the scattering by the Roman empire after The Bar Kokhba revolt. Oh, yes… “Replete”:

“Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 43:5-6).

“Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit. I will also plant them on their land, And they will not again be rooted out from their land Which I have given them,’ Says the LORD your God” (Amos 9:14-15).

These prophecies have been and are currently being fulfilled to this day. The scattered remnant is going home. I also believe it is a matter of time before God even pries His people out of America and back home to the land given them by God.

Brethren, I know this has been a concise treatment on the subject. I hope this sheds some light on just who has deed to the Holy Land. God’s word is quite clear on the Jewish people being the rightful owners of the land. I earnestly challenge that you examine all the scriptures I quoted in totality. Knowing these scriptures will help arm yourself against those who try to assert the Jewish people have no right to the Land they inhabit. I highly recommend a good reading of Jeremiah chapter 31 as it will summarize this EVERLASTING COVENANT.

Also, I challenge you to think on these questions:

If God changed His mind about His promise to the Jewish people, what is to stop Him from changing His mind about the church and salvation through Jesus Christ? Where is your security if God can lie, fail, and deny Himself?

Food for thought…

Shalom,

Brian

The NYT Calls Soros A “Holocaust Survivor” – Biggest Rag News Source On Our Planet

I cannot remember ever being this angry before writing an article. Just the first paragraph of this NYT trash made my blood pressure skyrocket. Before you read what the NYT wrote about George Soros and Israel, I want to refresh the reader’s memory regarding Soros. I will be posting the MOST damning excerpt from my numerous articles on this monster (Soros) who calls himself a man.

from grandmageri422.me

Turned on his own Jewish people during the Holocaust:

During the Holocaust, George Soros (a Jew) collaborated with the Nazis to confiscate all material wealth from the Jews in Hungary, before he led them to the trains which took them to the death camps.

Here is what Soros says about that “happy” time in his life:

Now, keep what you just saw and read in mind when you read this dreck (Yiddish for excrement) from the New York Times.

From nyt.com   (my comments indented in blue)

Israels War Against George Soros

JAFFA, Israel — As a Holocaust survivor, a successful financier who embraces free market capitalism and a philanthropist who champions liberal democracy, George Soros should be a darling of the Israeli establishment. But Mr. Soros has failed the only litmus test that seems to count for Israel’s current leadership: unconditional support for the government, despite its policies of occupation, discrimination and disregard for civil and human rights. (emphasis mine)

He survived the Holocaust because he turned in thousands of Jews to the Nazis. He does NOT embrace free market capitalism and he is NO philanthropist. He is a globalist monster and NO friend to Israel!

For years Mr. Soros largely avoided Israel-related philanthropy, but he became involved in 2008 when he contributed to J Street, a moderate pro-Israel, pro-peace lobbying group based in Washington, after it was founded. Through his Open Society Foundations, Mr. Soros also contributes to the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem and the anti-occupation group Breaking the Silence, which have been subjected to a growing delegitimization campaign by the Israeli government.

This monster HATES Israel and has funded the HATE on college campuses across America. He is directly involved with BDS and funds its protests against Israel.   He calls Israel “Occupiers.”

But Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, raised the stakes in this feud last week when his foreign ministry issued a statement that, in effect, backed a Hungarian government propaganda effort against Mr. Soros and joined its denunciation of him. This contradicted earlier remarks by Israel’s ambassador to Hungary, Yossi Amrani, who had expressed dismay at the $21-million billboard campaign by the ruling party of Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, that has targeted Mr. Soros for his support of services for refugees and immigrants. The poster campaign, which has also attracted explicitly anti-Semitic graffiti, “evokes sad memories but also sows hatred and fear,” said the ambassador, referencing the fate of Hungarian Jews in the Holocaust.

My article on the courageous Viktor Orban of Hungary:

PM of Hungary Makes Historic Speech Against Forced Migration

The foreign ministry spokesman denied that the Israeli ambassador’s comments “meant to delegitimize criticism of George Soros” by Mr. Orban’s government. Instead, the spokesman went on to attack the billionaire philanthropist for “continuously undermining Israel’s democratically elected governments,” by his funding of organizations “that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself.”

The billboards are also only the latest episode in a monthslong, concerted effort by Mr. Orban’s government to demonize Mr. Soros. In April, Hungary passed legislation that threatens to close the Central European University in Budapest, an American-accredited graduate institution that Mr. Soros founded in 1991 and that was geared toward students from post-Soviet countries and authoritarian states. (In 2009, I received a degree there.)

And to demonize this demon is appropriate 

Because of his reputation as a philanthropic bulwark against repressive regimes for pouring millions of dollars into post-Soviet countries, Mr. Soros is essentially persona non grata in Russia. He is also regarded as an enemy by the Republican Party in the United States for being a benefactor of Democratic candidates and liberal causes. He was featured alongside other prominent Jewish financial figures in the final television ad of Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, which was widely considered to contain an anti-Semitic subtext.

Well of course he is an enemy to the free world – he is for GLOBALISM!

Mr. Soros’s humanitarianism and universalism represent an expression of post-Holocaust Jewish identity that is anathema to the hard-line nationalism of Mr. Netanyahu’s governing coalition, which adheres to the classic Zionist mission that sought to end anti-Semitism and diaspora existence by gathering all Jews in the historic land of Israel. As in this case with Hungary, Mr. Netanyahu is increasingly aligning Israel with illiberal, autocratic states like Russia, Turkey and Egypt. The ultimate cynicism of such alliances is visible in Mr. Netanyahu’s willingness to tolerate the anti-Semitism of the global right-wing nationalist camp if it will bolster the Greater Israel movement.

Humanitarianism?   Surely they jest  (but sadly no, they don’t)

This explains why, for instance, the Israeli government stayed silent when the Trump administration made no mention of Jews or anti-Semitism in its International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement this year. The strategy was also abundantly clear when Mr. Netanyahu told French Jews after the terrorist attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris in 2015 that Israel was their home. Mr. Netanyahu sees little value in safeguarding Jewish communities outside Israel, since he would prefer that Jews immigrate to Israel.

Indeed – European Jews should be making Aliyah

For Mr. Netanyahu, ideally there would be no daylight between Jewish identity and Israeli identity. Mr. Soros represents an obstacle to this project because he is such a high-profile figure among the communities of the Jewish diaspora that do not necessarily have a strong identification with Israel — or worse, that are critical of it. In pursuing his strategy, Mr. Netanyahu has repeatedly alienated a majority of American Jews on both political and religious grounds.

Oh, definitely!  George Soros is the hero of self-hating Jews across the globe!

The Israeli prime minister’s willingness to endorse Mr. Orban’s attacks on Mr. Soros is not only a direct affront to Hungary’s Jewish community, but also a dangerous assist to anti-Semitism on a continent once more roiled with extreme nationalist, anti-immigrant sentiment. Although he regards himself as a leader, even a savior, of world Jewry, Mr. Netanyahu is anything but. – source

New York Times flunkies – I would hate to be you when you stand before the Great White Throne judgment of Almighty God if you do not repent!

Brethren, things are moving at breakneck speed.  We must be in prayer for the lost, and that even includes the deluded writers of the NYT.

Jesus died for them too.

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

THE STAGE IS SET FOR A WAR UNLIKE ANY WAR IN HISTORY

psalm-83-confederatesAll the actors have taken their places. Satan feels victorious. Does he actually think that he will prevail over God’s perfect plan for the world and His people Israel?  Perhaps he thinks it, but that does not mean it will happen.

Just like in heaven, before Lucifer was cast out, along with 1/3 of the angels who followed him; his pride and arrogance continues to drive him to change history. History is in the hand of God – He knows it from its beginning to its end. God owns history.  He knows every detail. God uses what Satan means for evil, and takes it and makes it useful to further His prophetic Word.

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive” (Genesis 50:20).

Does Satan not realize that no matter what he does, God is ultimately in control? I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know that Satan knows the Word of God better than you or I know it. So he he must see that it’s futile to think that he will conquer God and Israel. Satan is the rebel of rebels.  He knows no other way to act. His quest for power over the universe will not allow him to acquiesce. He is steadfast in his lust to be “like God.”

Satan is watching as all of the major nations now stand against Israel. Canada was the last major nation on earth to be supportive of Israel.  But now that is gone. Canada has voted in a man who not only hates Israel, but he has become a Muslim.  Whether that election was rigged, only God knows. Since George Soros was involved in this man’s election, the likelihood of it having been rigged is very probable. I believe that George Soros is filled with demons.

Now, the Arabic world has proclaimed that the holiest sites to the Israelis are in actuality – Islamic sites!   The Arabic nations are emboldened by the United Nations rabid hatred for Israel.

PM Netanyahu made an accurate statement about the Grand Mufti and his relationship with Hitler during WWII. Bibi said that Hitler’s intention was to expel The Jews from Germany. But the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem told him that the Jews would then come there. Hitler asked him what then should be done. The response from the Grand Mufti was “Burn them.”

BHO scolded Netanyahu for these words. He doesn’t want truth to be told.

So, what is the war of which I speak? I believe that it’s the war spoken of in Psalm 83. That Psalm even speaks of the Palestinians, calling them by their true name “The Philistines.”

For those who are not familiar with Psalm 83, here it is:

“Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar,
And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
They make shrewd plans against Your people,
And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
 They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
For they have conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant:
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites;
 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Assyria also has joined with them;
They have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah.
Deal with them as with Midian,
As with Sisera and Jabin at the torrent of Kishon,
Who were destroyed at En-dor,
Who became as dung for the ground.
Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb
And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Who said, “Let us possess for ourselves
The pastures of God.”
O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like chaff before the wind.
Like fire that burns the forest
And like a flame that sets the mountains on fire,
So pursue them with Your tempest
And terrify them with Your storm.
Fill their faces with dishonor,
That they may seek Your name, O Lord.
Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever,
And let them be humiliated and perish,
That they may know that You alone, whose name is the Lord,
Are the Most High over all the earth” (Psalm 83) (Emphasis mine)

Some believe that Psalm 83 is not a war, but an imprecatory prayer to God to destroy the enemies of Israel. They believe that this will ultimately lead up to the Ezekiel 38 & 39 war.  This very well may be true. Soon, the world will see. As I said – we are at the doorstep of one of the most amazing displays of the power of our God.

Brethren, I believe that we are so very close to this war.  The whole world will be astounded.  I pray that many will see the power and majesty and love that God Almighty has for His people Israel. I pray that the eyes of many people will be opened and that they will want to know this mighty God who saves Israel. I pray that many will be saved!

MARANATHA!

SHALOM B’YESHUA

WILL ISRAEL’S NEW FOUND OIL IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS POSSIBLY LEAD TO WWIII?

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In this world,  everything is about money, isn’t it?

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:10).

But in the Middle East, hatred for Israel ranks right up there with lusting for oil and money.  It seems that the whole world stands against Israel, but now with Israel’s new found oil, the hatred may certainly turn to war. After all, the abundance of Israeli oil was discovered in the Golan Heights. The United Nations still consider that territory to belong to Syria and call Israel an occupier.

If you know your history, you will remember that this piece of real estate became part of Israel after the 6 day war in 1967 – a war in which Israel was under imminent attack, but miraculously emerged victorious against insurmountable odds.

For those who do not remember the 6 day (miraculous) war, here is a timeline of the events leading up to, and during the war.

Events leading up to the Six Day War

Mid-May: Egypt begins troop movements in Sinai.
May 18: Egyptian President Nasser orders UN Emergency Forces to leave Sinai.
May 23: Nasser closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping and moves an estimated 130,000 troops to Sinai.
May 30: Jordan signs a defense pact with Egypt, enabling Egyptian command of the Jordanian Legion.
June 2: Israel forms national unity government.

6 Days in June 1967

June 5, 1967
Morning: Israel attacks Egyptian air force. Jordan bombs Jerusalem and center of country. Iraq and Jordan try aerial bombardment of Tel Aviv. Israel infantry crosses southern Gaza. Syria attacks Haifa by air.
Midday: Israel bombs Iraqi air base.
Afternoon: IAF attacks Cairo airport and destroys combat aircraft hidden along with civilian planes. Israel captures UN headquarters in Jerusalem.
Israel armor reaches El Arish in northern Sinai, finishing operation there. Israeli armor crosses border near Ta’anch settlements in Jezreel Valley. Meanwhile IAF destroys most of the Syrian air force.
Israel Navy reaches Alexandria and Port Said. IDF captures several Jordanian positions. Syria bombs Rosh Pina in Israel’s north.

June 6, 1967
Morning: IDF captures northern Gaza Strip. Ground forces capture police outpost in Latrun (between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv) and closes the road from Jerusalem to Ramallah. Syria continues bombing the north and tries to attack several northern settlements. Jordan attacks the Dotan Valley north of Shechem.
Midday: IDF completes Gaza operation. Amunition Hill captured in northern Jerusalem. Jenin surrenders. Dotan Valley fighting ends. Qalqilya, Abu Tor and Ramallah are captured by IDF.
Evening: Egyptian army retreats. Jordanian Arab Legion retreats from West Bank.

June 7, 1967
Morning: Fighting on Egyptian and Jordanian fronts. Syria continues bombing northern border. Jerusalem’s Old City is liberated.
Midday: Israel Navy reaches Sharm el Sheikh (southern tip of Sinai). Tulkarem (east of Netanya) and Shechem conquered. Jordan issues final general retreat. Bir Gafgafa airfield (east of Suez in central Sinai) captured.
Evening: Mitla Pass (east of Suez) is closed. IDF captures Gush Etzion (south of Jerusalem) and Jericho (east of Jerusalem). Egypt rejects UN ceasefire initiative.

June 8, 1967
Morning: Egyptian armor attacks IDF at Bir Gafgafa. IDF takes Hebron. Syrian bombing continues in the north. IDF Central and Southern commands meet west of Hebron. Fighting continues in Sinai.
Midday: Israel destroys bridges over Jordan River.
Afternoon: Egypt accepts ceasefire.

June 9, 1967
Overnight: IDF armor reaches Suez Canal. Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan orders attack on Golan Heights.
Morning: IDF advances toward Syrian lines in northern Golan Heights. Heavy fighting results in IDF victories. In Egypt President Nasser blames US for loss and resigns. Resignation is reversed.

June 10, 1967
Fighting continues in Syria. Kuneitra (southwest Syria in Golan Heights) and Massadeh (Druze village between Mt. Hermon and Sea of Galilee) fall.

June 12, 1967
Mt. Hermon and village of Majdal Shams captured by the IDF. [1]

So, Nasser blamed the U.S. for Israel’s victory. That’s humorous to me, since the U.S. declined to help Israel, when the world was sure that she would be annihilated.  Nasser should have been wringing his hand at God, for Israel’s victory was certainly a miracle from Him!

Since that war, most of the Israel hating world have called her an “occupier” of territories which became part of Israel because of that war.  Any other country which is attacked and emerges victorious, would never be questioned about the outcome of the war;  any lands conquered and acquired. But not so Israel. The United Nations have agreed with the world that Israel is an “occupier.”  This is ludicrous.

Back to Israel’s new found wealth.  Putin and now China have gone into Syria to fight ISIS and to help Assad remain in power.  Many Bible prophecy students have been discussing the possibility of this war being fought right next to Israel, might evolve into a larger war – possibly the war described in Ezekiel 38 and 39.

Now I believe that the chances of Syria’s conflict morphing into a full scale attack on Israel are that much greater. Russia’s economy has been faltering for  years, and I’m sure that Putin has his eye on the oil in the Golan Heights.

If this becomes the great war of Ezekiel 38 and 39, then the world will see another miracle by the hand of God.

“Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?” (Ezekiel 38:10-13).  (Emphasis mine)

“And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;  So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.  And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord” (Ezekiel 38:18-23). (Emphasis mine)

We will watch to see how this unfolds. God is ALWAYS in control, and He loves his people Israel!

We read our Bibles to know what will happen. The world reads the headlines from news sources.  These are exciting times, brethren. PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem!

MARANATHA!