How Will God Protect Israel?

Maybe you will help me.  Occasionally I will read other blogs.  Sometimes there will be 10 to 20 comments or replies made on that one blog.  I have posted 192 and in total received 148 comments, less than one per blog.  On average there will be between 100 and 200 who read the blogs each week.   On June 7, 2010 I wrote: “God must protect Israel”.  More people have read that blog than any other.  There have been two comments and one just recently on a blog that should have drawn many.  Please feel free to agree or disagree or whatever.  Let me hear from you.

A sequel to “God must protect Israel” is “How ‘will’ God protect Israel?”  With what is going on in Egypt and the Middle East I thought an update would be appropriate.

For years I have read and studied chapters 36 through 39 of Ezekiel and have read enough about these Scriptures to know that this war has not yet taken place.  History has also indicated that Iran and Russia have been bitter enemies for centuries.  This is the first time in history that they have become true allies.

Scripture tells us that (Magog) Russia and (Persia) Iran and others will be led to invade Israel.  Ezekiel 38:4 – “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.”  Ezekiel goes on in 38:9 – “You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.”

I have often wondered what would be the hooks that God would put in their jaws to bring them to invade Israel.  I recently wrote Israel has located a huge amount of gas off the Israeli coast that is capable of supplying many European countries for many years. (Isaiah 45:3 – “I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”) This new find could supplant the supply that is now coming out of Russia.  Russia has been using gas to blackmail some nations. Russia’s loss of supplying gas to other nations could cause the Russian army, with Iran and others, to attack Israel as described in chapters 37 – 39 of Ezekiel.

On the front page of the December 30, 2010 Wall Street Journal is an article that Israel has located a large reservoir of gas that could last 100 years.  It has now been confirmed how gigantic this discovery is.  The WSJ article states: “The field contains 16 trillion cubic feet of gas—making it the world’s biggest deepwater gas find in a decade.”  In addition, they have located 1.7 billion barrels of oil.  (According to the WSJ, same story, A U.S. Geological Survey says there is 122 trillion cubic feet of gas.  That is equal to half the proven gas reserve of the U.S.)

This discovery is causing diplomatic furor with other nations.  For example, Lebanese politicians are asking oil companies to explore off their coast.  Israel and Lebanon, still at war, are now fighting over offshore resources.  Money makes people crazy and that is what is now happening in the Middle East.

Should this war as prophesized happen no one will come to Israel’s rescue, as America has always done.  Scripture says that God will destroy the armies from the north.  Everyone will know that it was a “God Thing”.

If you follow current events you may be aware that Moscow has aggressively pursued political, economic and military ties to Iran in defiance of U.S. and European protests.  Russia has authorized the sale of nuclear technology to Iran.  They are training nuclear scientists and are providing them with the latest in armament.

Since May 14, 1948 when Israel was established, Middle-Eastern nations have tried to destroy them.  The Bible says that before the Russian and Iran led war, Israel will live in a time of calm and will accumulate great wealth.  Great wealth hasn’t happened yet but could be in their future.

As we look behind the “iron curtain” Russia has hugely increased their defense budget, including new aircraft, rockets and the size of their army.  The Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes it is his duty to prepare the way for the Islamic messiah by destroying the Jews and Christians.  Thus, he has vowed to annihilate the U. S. and Israel and is preparing his military and nuclear weapons to accomplish that.  As we continue in Ezekiel 39:2 & 4 – “I will turn you around and drag you along. I will bring you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel. On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals.”  How close are we getting to the time when Ezekiel’s vision will come to pass?  Couldn’t the oil and gas discovery be the hooks that Ezekiel predicted?

Ezekiel 38:18 – 22 – “This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD.  In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.   The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.  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.”

Ezekiel raises many questions: Will Russia supernaturally be destroyed?  The Bible says the devastation will be like something we have never seen before.  It is believed that we will see a resurgence of religions worldwide.  We assume this will give the world one last chance for salvation before the War of Armageddon that will follow later.  Is Egypt the beginning of the resurgence of religions worldwide?

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5 Comments

  1. Don,

    Your blogs are normally and inspiration to me. This one however is hitting the nail on the head and it is not something I really want to think about however, I truly aspire to see God, and his rath, that others will come to know him.

    I have decided to return to the Music Ministry to share to the masses that they might have a joyful noise in their hearts.

    Pat Roberson on cbn has been telling us for years that we should support Israel. And I think with the President we have he will not let us get involved and help Israel when the time comes. How great that is because then we will be able to support Israel as Russian and the East begin to rebuild. Could this be the end of terrorism?

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  2. I am pretty sure this topic was presented on CNN

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  5. samuel1018

     /  December 10, 2012

    A lot of people are trying put there finger on it!

    Well we can see clearly God wants all the glory, so man does not try to claim he knows what God is going to do!
    All the examples of God making sure man does not know:
    Job and his friends could not figure out what God was doing;
    The whole world didn’t know what God had Noah do, until they were sinking;
    Sodom and Gomorah didn’t know why God sent Lot there to preach to them every day;
    Esau and Laban never knew what God was doing with Jacob;
    Skip to Judges:
    Gideon had a struggle with how the plan can work, from his perspective;
    From Saul’s perspective Goliath was insurmountable, someone from Judah took care of it!;
    David’s kids had some challenges with Asayia (assyria) & babalot(Babylon) or blabalot
    Deliverence was extraordinary, never ordinary!
    In these coming days we will see OUR EXTRAORDINARY CREATOR, UNCREATE SOME OF HIS CREATURES, on televised media, they will try to explain their perspective, JUST LIKE EGYPT, after plague, after plague, they adjusted their perspective, and said YOUR RIGHT HE IS THE ALMIGHTY!

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