Wars that the Jews have gone through beginning in 1948 through 1973 are minor compared to what is to come. People will see that God intervenes to the point that in the end there will be little doubt that there is a God and the Jews are His covenant people. If not, people will lose faith in the infallibility of Scripture. The destruction that is about to come will be so catastrophic that some nations will become somewhat uninhabitable.
Those who have studied the Bible realize that Satan is behind what is about to happen. Two biological Jewish men are in the headlines striving to promote a one-world government. They are George Soros an American and a Jew by birth and President Ahmadinejad of Iran. According to London’s The Daily Telegraph, President Ahmadinejad was born a biological Jew and his family converted to Islam when he was 8 years old. Both want to see what Revelation says will happen in the end times, a government ruled by the antichrist. Soros is promoting a one-world government with open borders. President Ahmadinejad is striving for an Islam Caliphate.
The term Caliphate refers to the first system of government established in Islam and represents a form of government that governs according to an existing constitutional law whereas the government has power to rule over people according to Islamic law. Sunni Islam stipulates that the head of state, the caliph, should be selected by Shura (a method by which Islamic leaders select a leader) and elected by Muslims or their representatives.
Both men believe that Israel must be destroyed before the ultimate goal can be reached. These two biological Jewish men are working behind the scenes to promote the destruction of Israel. Never underestimate the power of Satan and evil. There are many interpretations of Scripture and this is what I believe.
I believe Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, Israel’s neighbors, will launch an attack. The Old Testament tells us in Obadiah 1:15 & 18 – 19 – “The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head….Jacob will be a fire and Joseph a flame; Esau will be stubble, and they will set him on fire and destroy him. There will be no survivors from Esau.” The LORD has spoken. People from the Negev will occupy the mountains of Esau, and people from the foothills will possess the land of the Philistines. They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria, and Benjamin will possess Gilead.”
Many believe that Esau’s descendants are the Palestinians. There are others who believe the tribe of Esau has already been destroyed. So we cannot say for sure that this Scripture applies. However, it seems to fit what is happening. The ruling party of the Palestinians is Hamas. Their constitution states that they are not allowed to negotiate with Israel over peace. They must continue to fight until Israel no longer exists. I believe an attack will be instituted by the Palestinians and the other nations will join them. We have recently seen private citizens from these nations try to force their way into Israel but were repelled.
One reason we believe Syria will be involved is found in Scripture. Isaiah 17:1 – “A prophecy against Damascus: ‘See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.’” This is the oldest continuous city in the world. It has never been left in a heap of ruins.
Muslims nations have hated the Jews for centuries. One reason they want to destroy Israel is to prove that Mohammed and the Koran or Quran is correct and Jesus and the Judeo/Christian Bible are not. Muslims believe destroying Israel will allow the twelfth Imam, Mahdi to come back and rule the earth as the messiah.
There are other reasons. Each Muslim nation and their form of government have been complete failures when it comes to democracy. Their people have had no hope for individual freedom or prosperity. In fact, unemployment among young people has always been unusually high. Over the centuries, the only way they could respond to their nation’s population’s disappointments is to generate anger against an enemy. They picked Israel, then the United States and non-Muslims to hate. The U.S. is one of the few nations that has helped and aided Israel in their defense. Musharraf, the president of Pakistani said: “Today we are the poorest, the most illiterate, the most backward, the unhealthiest, the most unenlightened, the most deprived and the weakest of the entire human race.”
To keep their people under control it is necessary that they create chaotic times. Some of these North African countries are financially broke. For example, Egypt is being ruled by the military. They are running out of food and cannot afford to buy fuel and are close to running out. Similar situations are happening in other Middle-Eastern nations. How long can Libya last with no money coming in from the production of oil? Read the headlines about Syria. These countries are in worse shape now than they have been for years. What can their leaders do to divert the people’s minds off of hard times? Attack Israel and blame her for all of their problems. It is my belief that this will happen shortly because hungry, oppressed people wanting freedom, will stand to be patient only so long. These nations are in no position to provide hope that better days are ahead.
The war with Russia, Iran and others will come later after the first attack fails. God says He will allow Biblical prophecy to be fulfilled in order to prove that He is God and give each individual a chance of obtaining salvation before the Day of Judgment. However, Satan will blind most people spiritually just as He has blinded many Jews. This we know because there will be a time when Israel will make a peace treaty with the antichrist thinking he could be their Messiah.