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PROPHECY UPDATE: Prophetic Conundrum 2 1/6/2024 

The last time I wrote, before Christmas, I focused on the prophetic conundrum that exists in the world today. God keeps giving back His land to His people Israel, they keep giving it back to the Muslims, and the world keeps telling Israel that they do not own the land. The people of Israel are divided between those who believe the land is theirs and those who don’t. This is more than a civil war of ideas. It is a spiritual battle that is at the heart of the conflict we face today in world politics.  

There is a promise in Deuteronomy 33 that I would like to explore with you. 

“There is none like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to your help, And through the skies in His majesty. The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, ‘Destroy!’ So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew. Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you, And you will tread upon their high places.” Deuteronomy 33:26-29 

God has been very clear in hundreds of verses that Israel, national, ethnic, and territorial Israel, is forever in the plan of God. Nothing in history has changed this fact. This passage starts with the declaration by God that He is the God of Jeshurun. Jeshurun = “upright one” a symbolic name for Israel describing her ideal character. God gives promises that defy the current news reports coming out of the White House. God says that the land of Israel is for Israel and the rebellion coming out of the left in Israel and America will not change the fact that God will have His way! What is God doing?  

God is riding the skies in His majesty, meaning that the creation itself is declaring the glory of God. In this case however, God will move in a direct way and that will shock the world. What is God going to do? He will drive out the enemy! God promises in Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zephaniah, Zechariah, and many other prophets that the day is coming when God will drive out the Muslim people who have lived a lie, that the land of Israel is Muslim land and that every Jew must be killed. Consider this article from the leftist publication Mother Jones: 

“The Dangerous History Behind Netanyahu’s Amalek Rhetoric: His recent biblical reference has long been used by the Israeli far right to justify killing Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israelis were united in their fight against Hamas, whom he described as an enemy of incomparable cruelty. “They are committed to completely eliminating this evil from the world,” Netanyahu said in Hebrew. He then added: “You must remember what Amalek has done to you, says our Holy Bible. And we do remember.”  

The biblical view that Israel is going to face enemies that do not want her to have her land is unacceptable by the world. This leads the world to say that Israel cannot fight to gain her land and when she does regain her land, they are not allowed to stay on that land. That has been the narrative since 1947. This contest between God and the world is going to lead to a war that God will initiate to fulfill His will.  

This contrasts with “One for Israel” a ministry by Jews for Jews, and they believe the Bible. This is what they said:  

“ISRAEL’S WAR WITH HAMAS AND THE SPIRIT OF AMALEK: In Hebrew the word Hamas (חמס) means violence. It could not be more fitting. To date some 1400 Israelis have been slaughtered in cold blood, 2500 wounded, and it’s estimated that more than 160 have been captured and taken back to Gaza as hostages. An 85 year old grandmother was paraded through the streets of Gaza as a trophy, unaware of her dire situation because she has dementia and is now without medication. Just one example of the inhumanity of the Hamas terrorists. They have taken young men and women, little children and even babies, and the elderly and frail. Just like the Amalekites did as ancient Israel escaped from Egypt. They picked on the weaker ones trailing behind, the children, the infirm, and the elderly… and God did not forget it. We see that same spiritual hatred of Israel, the Amalek spirit, raising its ugly head once again in our days. We are not fighting against flesh and blood. 

“Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you came out of Egypt, how he attacked you on the way when you were faint and weary, and cut off your tail, those who were lagging behind you, and he did not fear God.” (Deuteronomy 25:17-18) 

This ancient hatred goes way back. It’s satanic. The murderous Amalek spirit rises again and again to destroy Israel in the Bible and continues throughout history until this day. Indeed, it is prophesied that it will only come to an end in the last days, when Balaam speaks God’s words about the end times: 

Then he looked on Amalek and took up his discourse and said, 

“Amalek was the first among the nations, 
but its end is utter destruction.” (Numbers 24:20)  

You can see the contrast in the news everyday. The news focuses on Israel committing genocide and Israel is an apartheid state. God says that He drew lines around Israel, made the borders of the nations, and created nationalism for the purpose of bringing salvation to the world. Satan always attacks the truth calling it a lie. Calling good evil and evil good, calling right wrong and wrong right, and calling truth lies and lies truth are part of the prophetic conundrum we face.  

Deuteronomy 33 says that God is going to destroy these nations, and He will bring a final judgment on all the nations that have come against Israel. The lie being pushed in the church is that God does not love Israel, He stands against Israel because they are not Christians. This is what we call replacement theology. God is standing firm on His promises, His promises do not depend on the belief or unbelief of Israel. In fact, God predicted that He would bring Israel back to the land in unbelief, and still He loves them enough to fulfill His Word!  

Deuteronomy 33:28 predicts that Israel will dwell in security. This is the future promise for Israel that will be fulfilled in the future wars described in Ezekiel 38-39, Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, and Zephaniah 2. Before I talk about the Gaza strip and the prophecy regarding this land, let me give you a brief history of the last few years. When Israel conquered the land under Joshua, certain parts were not taken fully. Some of the cities of Gaza were still under the Philistines and they were a constant irritant to Israel. David had to fight them several times. When Israel became a nation in 1948 in fulfillment of biblical prophecy, the Gaza strip remained part of Egyptian territory, but Egypt did not want it. The Arabs called this Al Nakba, or the “Catastrophe”: the fact that Jews are on Islamic land cannot stand for Muslims. In the 1967 war, Israel conquered all of Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula which they gave back to Egypt in 1979. In 2005, horror of horrors, Israel left the Gaza strip and gave it to the so-called Palestinians who are Arabs and Egyptians. It is a lie that Israel is occupying any land, it is theirs! Gaza is theirs and all of the Sinia Peninsula is theirs, and all of Judea Samaria is theirs! God is going to move and destroy those who are in the Gazan cities, He will do it because He is giving this land back to the specific tribe He designated it to: Judah.  

“For Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod will be driven out at noon 
And Ekron will be uprooted.” Zephaniah 2:4  

First, God is going to destroy His enemies in these specific cities according to the prophet Zephaniah.  

“Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; And I will destroy you So that there will be no inhabitant.” Zephaniah 2:5 

Next, God is going to eliminate the people who are occupying His land. He will cause a fight to happen, and it will not go well for those intent on keeping the land God rules.  

“So the seacoast will be pastures, With caves for shepherds and folds for flocks. And the coast will be For the remnant of the house of Judah, They will pasture on it. In the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down at evening; For the LORD their God will care for them And restore their fortune.” Zephaniah 2:6-7 

God will restore His land to the tribe of Judah. This time they will keep their land according to Biblical Prophecy!  This is important to know because Israel announced that they are fighting this war on 7 fronts.  

“Israel has warned they are in a war on seven fronts as attacks recorded in a handful of neighbouring countries in the last 48 hours spark fears of the conflict escalating to the wider region. In an address to the Israeli government on Tuesday, Yoav Gallant, the country’s defence minister and one of only three members of its war cabinet, said they were coming under attack from Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, Iraq, Yemen and Iran.”  

These seven fronts represent the battle plan of Iran and the desire of the Shia branch of Islam to destroy Israel. Iran wishes to add Jordan to this list! They have a belief that they must cause a world war to bring their savior, the 12th Imman. First up in this war is the destruction of Israel. Iran and the IRGC, the Iranian Revolution Guard Corp, the military wing of Iran dedicated to eradicating Israel from the map. This is consistent with biblical prophecy when God said what these people would do in Psalm 83. Imagine the greatness of our God when He told us nearly 3000 years ago through the prophet Asaph that these people would say,  

“Come let us wipe them out as a nation that the name of Israel would be remembered no more.”  

Psalm 83:4 

Since the 1970’s the settler movement in Israel dedicated themselves to obey the Word of God by settling the ancient cities. Satan raised up enemies in the Israeli government who took the side of the PLO, the Palestinian Liberation Organization. This led to the Oslo accords in 1993 which essentially laid the groundwork to kick Jews out of Judea and Samaria. The decision led to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin. This is why you heard Clinton and Obama say that Israel had to go back to the 1967 borders, no Jews in Judea and Samaria, the biblical heartland. Since 1993, this has been an epic battle with God winning. Israel has filled Judea and Samaria with 700,000 Jews and this ticks Satan off. This current battle in Gaza, will lead to the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. When? That is anyone’s guess. Why? God said it would happen! The Iranians are not going to stop the enveloping military strategy of attacking Israel from seven fronts. As time goes on, they will become more and more severe. At some point it will lead to the great clash of Ezekiel 38-39. God gives this promise for that war: 

“My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”  

Ezekiel 38:7 

Be confident in the promises of God they never fail! At some point God will send Moses and Elijah and they will turn the hearts of the Jews back to their true savior, Jesus, and thus all Israel will be saved! 

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We live in the last days and the Bible commands us to watch for the Lord’s coming. I have a keen interest in history, prophecy and current events. I read widely about political and military developments and write a weekly blog from the things I follow. My special interest is in Middle Eastern affairs.

Since I was in college, I have also studied how God judges nations. It all started in Buck Hatches’ class at Columbia Bible College in 1979.

I fell in love with God’s word and especially the prophets. The results of this interest led me to writing The ‘I’ Judgements: Four Sins that Bring about the Fall of Nations. It serves as a warning to the United States, showing biblically of what we need to repent.

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