Israel And War Number Two

A past blog I wrote about the three wars and then the end. I or no one else has any time-table. I do not know whether we are in the end times or God is giving us a preview. Israel’s war of 1967 many thought was the first war but that turned out to be more of a skirmish, except for those who were fighting. But Scripture says countries will be devastated and that did not happen. The result was Israel captured Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

The second war is the one that we find in chapters 38 & 39 of Ezekiel. We read in Ezekiel 39:2 & 4 – “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; prophesy against him…..I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords.” Russia leads Iran, Turkey, Libya, Ethiopia and parts of Eastern Europe. It is believed that Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria are defeated in the first battle. Magog is identified as Russia and Meshech is Moscow and Tubal is Tubalsk. (More details can be found on by July 2, 2009 blog entitled: “Are we living in the end times?”)

Turkey belongs to NATO and has a military treaty with Israel. Turkey must line up with Russia for the battle to begin. We have just witnessed Turkey turning on Israel just this past month assisting in the attempt to push through Israel’s blockade of Gaza and the Hamas.

We must keep in mind that this is Biblical interpretation and not everyone agrees. In fact most of the world would not agree. Otherwise, nations would leave Israel alone. It is very clear that God is going to protect Israel and nations are going to try to destroy them. If this does not happen then the Bible has been very misleading and I can’t accept that. We also know this all happens after Israel becomes a nation as it did in 1948, over 1800 years without being a nation.

Also remember that Palestine was never a nation. They last resided in Lebanon and they were kicked out in 1920 and came to Israel’s covenant land. The only claim the Palestinians has is that they got there 28 years before Israel was mandated as a legitimate country, but Palestine had never been a legal nation. They were just descendants of Esau, Jacob’s brother. They were sons of Isaac whose father was Abraham. From Jacob came the twelve tribes of Israel. To some degree Ishmael and Esau, descendents of Abraham are fighting against their relatives that came from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This makes Jerusalem and the covenant land a vital part of each family’s heritage. But other nations having a large population of Muslins want to destroy Israel to prove that the Mohammed and the Koran is correct and Jesus and our Bible is not. Muslims believe destroying Israel will allow the twelfth Imam, Mahdi to come back and rule the earth. Whereas, we believe Jesus will come back to rule the world for a 1000 years. Then comes the new heaven and the new earth. Our present earth will be destroyed by fire according to II Peter 3:7 – “By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of ungodly men.”

For years many have said something had to happen to the U.S., either weakened or losing its super-power status. We have seen President Obama and his administration pro-Palestine and anti-Israel realizing that regardless what happens to Israel they will find a way to not support them. We are then told that a poll showed many Jewish people in America who support Obama agreeing that the United States does not need to support Israel when they are attack.

During this second war God will make Himself known. Ezekiel 38:23 – “And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.” It is starting to make sense. But if this is true we are very close to the end or future presidents will also agree to no longer support Israel. Or, our national debt could be so great that we would be unable to finance any support for Israel. It is projected to reach 20 trillion shortly and that could financially cripple us. Should we not be praying for America?

God waits until the Armies led by Russia touch covenant land before He stops them. That is when prophecy states He must stop them to keep His promise to Israel. The destruction takes place on the Mountains of Israel. Ezekiel 38:21 – 22 – “I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.”

When this happens, Israel and other nations will realize who is God. Even Muslims will recognize that they have been worshipping the wrong God. This is when we will see the great spiritual revival giving everyone one last chance to accept Christ as their Savior. Then comes the antichrist & the false prophet.

Peace comes over Israel for a period of time and this could be right away or in a number of years. Then the final war begins the war of Armageddon. More to come!

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