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Jerusalem Established

Prophecy Update: Monday, March 26, 2018

God predicted a time on the earth when He would reestablish the city of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. The world would fight against His work and God predicted this fight. The fight would come from the Gentile world that would not give up sovereignty over the city. Luke 21:24 frames the prophecy when it says, “and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” The times of the Gentiles are coming to an end and they do not like it. Satan has inspired the enemies of God to attack and foster an attitude of hatred to all things Israel. Consider this article from the Express from Britain: “World War 3: Turkey’s Erdogan calls for ‘ARMY of Islam’ to ATTACK Israel on all sides.” The President of Turkey, Erdogan, said “Jerusalem, Mr. Trump, is a red line for Muslims.”

President Erdogan fancies himself as the next great Muslim leader who can bring the caliphate to the world. The caliphate is the Muslim rule over the whole earth. The reestablishment of the Ottoman Empire is his goal and it comes at a time that Jerusalem is being reestablished by God as the capital of Israel. To counteract the work God is doing to fulfill His Word about Jerusalem, Satan has raised up Erdogan who wishes to kill all of the Jews in Israel. Less than a month ago the Turkish state’s mouthpiece the daily Yeni Şafak ran an article for Erdogan titled “A call for urgent action” and on the newspaper’s website headlined “What if an army of Islam formed against Israel?” It called for the 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to form a joint army to simultaneously attack Israel from all sides.”

The Turks have published a map with Israel highlighted in red being attacked from all sides by all of the 57 OIC nations. This so called ‘Army of Islam’ is designed for one purpose and one purpose alone, kill all of the Jews. God described this attitude in Zech.12:3, “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.” The nations are injuring themselves today by resisting the work of God regarding Jerusalem and Israel. Be confident believers, that God will accomplish His will regarding Israel and Jerusalem. As God is establishing Jerusalem as His capital city, He will cause the temple to be rebuilt and He will give Israel her capital.

A Google search on, ‘Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel,’ yielded 153 million hits. I think that this is an important subject because the whole world unfortunately feels like it needs to weigh in on the subject. CNN reported on this December 8th 2017 the day after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem. “US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US embassy there, upending seven decades of US foreign policy in a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.”

What President Trump did was to recognize the obvious, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The world still does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because they believe a lie from Satan. They think that they have sovereignty over the world, the city, and Israel. God has systematically moved the world into position to have a fight over what He is doing. Let me now give you a timeline of what has happened over the last 70 years so you can understand that God is in control and He is able to perform what He has predicted.

1947: Nov. 29, 1947 | U.N. Partitions Palestine, Allowing for Creation of Israel. The plan, which organized Palestine into three Jewish sections, four Arab sections and the internationally-administered city of Jerusalem, had strong support in Western nations as well as the Soviet Union. It was opposed by Arab nations.

1948: May 14, 1948, Jewish leaders in the region formed the state of Israel. British troops left, thousands of Palestinian Arabs fled and Arab armies invaded Israel. The armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq invaded and lost the war. Israel doubled in size because of the war. UN Res.181 only recognizes Jerusalem as an international city, therefore, according to the international community, Israel is in violation of the law by declaring Jerusalem her capital. The UN always found a way to curse Israel in its decisions. Here is there decision after the first war:

“The Assembly also called for the demilitarization and internationalization of Jerusalem and for the protection of, and free access to, the holy places in Palestine. Resolution 194 (III) also provided for the establishment of a three-member United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, which was to assume the functions of the United Nations Mediator insofar as it considered necessary. It was instructed to assist the parties in achieving a final settlement on all outstanding questions and to facilitate the repatriation, resettlement and economic and social rehabilitation of the refugees. The Assembly subsequently named France, Turkey and the United States to the Commission.” Notice how they never call it Israel, only Palestine and they still reiterate that Jerusalem is an international city.

1967: Between 1948 and 1967 Jordan did some horrific things to the Jews. Upon its capture by the Arab Legion, the Jewish Quarter of the Old City was destroyed and its residents expelled. Fifty-eight synagogues–some hundreds of years old–were destroyed, their contents looted and desecrated. Some Jewish religious sites were turned into chicken coops or animal stalls. The Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, where Jews had been burying their dead for over 2500 years, was ransacked; graves were desecrated; thousands of tombstones were smashed and used as building material, paving stones or for latrines in Arab Legion army camps. The Intercontinental Hotel was built on top of the cemetery and graves were demolished to make way for a highway to the hotel. The Western Wall became a slum area. The Six Day War was the time that Israel captured the city of Jerusalem! Jerusalem was reunited. The barriers dividing the city were demolished, the gates of the Old City were opened to people of all faiths, and the eastern sector was reintegrated into the nation’s capital.

1980: In July 1980 the Knesset passed the Basic Law – Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel, which restated Israel’s rights and obligations concerning the capital. The Law affirmed that the holy places of all religions be protected from desecration, free access to them be guaranteed, and the Government provide for the development and the prosperity of the city and the well-being of its inhabitants. The UN responded with res.478, it condemned Israel’s 1980 Jerusalem Law which declared Jerusalem to be Israel’s “complete and united” capital, as a violation of international law. In remarks made to the Council, then-U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie said “The question of Jerusalem must be addressed in the context of negotiations for a comprehensive, just and lasting Middle East peace.” The battle was on politically and in America, many sided with Israel.

1995: The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 is a public law of the United States passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. The Act recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city. Its purpose was to set aside funds for the relocation of the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by May 31, 1999. As you all know that did not happen. Why? Because the US was having the same fight as the world—it did not want to obey God!

2002: The Foreign Relation Authorization Act, which stated, “Record of Place of Birth as Israel for Passport Purposes.–For purposes of the registration of birth, certification of nationality, or issuance of a passport of a United States citizen born in the city of Jerusalem, the Secretary shall, upon the request of the citizen or the citizen’s legal guardian, record the place of birth as Israel.” Pres. Bush and Obama attacked this provision refusing to list any one born in Jerusalem as having been born in Israel. “President Bush signed a State Department spending bill Monday but said his administration was not legally bound to follow a provision in it that requires the United States to identify Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”

2015: In 2015, Supreme Court sides with President Obama in Jerusalem passport case. The United States Supreme Court, in a majority opinion from Justice Anthony Kennedy, said on Monday that the President, and not Congress, has the power to determine how Jerusalem is listed on U.S. passports. The decision upheld a lower court ruling that the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2002 was unconstitutional. The act directed the State Department to “record the place of birth as Israel” in the passports of Americans born in Jerusalem, if the children born in Jerusalem or their parents requested it. President Obama like Pres. Bush refused to recognize Jerusaelm as an Israeli city!

2017: Dec.6th 2017, “Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Mr. Trump said from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.” The President was right, it had to be done because it is Biblical prophecy! Now the embassy is going to be moved by the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel on May 14th 2018. The world promises war, they vow it will never happen. The modern day Haman’s are spewing hatred on Israel and President Trump for his decision. They vow to do what Haman could not do. God instituted the feast of Purim to prove to the world that you cannot stop God or Israel. Try as they may, they will fail! Jerusalem will be established as the capital of Israel, accept it world or be punished!

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Second look at Psalm 83 war.

Prophecy Update: Psalm 83 and Ezek.38-39 3/15/2018

Last week I wrote about the Psalm 83 war being a proxy war. The members of the Ezekiel 38-39 war are funding and fueling the actors of the Psalm 83 war. Iran, Turkey, and Russia are pouring a lot of money, manpower, and munitions to proxy terrorist groups that are ready to attack Israel. From Lebanon, Hezbollah is ready to attack Israel from the north. From Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula, Hamas, ISIS, and Al Qaida are ready to attack Israel. From the south and the east, the Palestinian Authority is ready to attack Israel.
AN ISRAEL-HEZBOLLAH WAR COULD DRAW IN IRAN, U.S. INTELLIGENCE WARNS: The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Hezbollah is planning on war with Israel soon.
“Iran as the main source of destabilization in the region”, according to US intelligence official. Hezbollah in Lebanon fears Israeli attack, declares state of emergency.” The tension on the northern border of Israel will eventually lead to the war described in Psalm 83. At the same time that Hezbollah attacks, Israel will be attacked by the proxy players described for us in Psalm 83. When that happens and they lose, Iran will enter directly into war with Israel. Today, the war is a proxy war. Historically, Russia has supported the Muslim states who attacked Israel in 1948, 56, 67, and 73. Russia has always been on the side of Muslim states who want Israel pushed into the sea. Turkey is not a friend of Russia or Israel, but Russia has done a good job taking Turkey away from NATO. The Bible predicts that Turkey will be in the alliance that attacks Israel with Russia and Iran. That is why the following article is so interesting.
Will Turkey Lead An End-of-Days Global Islamic Jihad Against Israel And The US?
“A recent study by a Middle East analysis organization based in Washington DC revealed that the Turkish president’s call for 57 nations to join together to form an anti-Israel army of Islam could create the most formidable military force on the planet. One Israeli expert on Islam stated emphatically, “make no mistake; this is war,” and lest the message is missed, he also emphasized that this call for jihad includes a direct threat against the US.” The world is coming together just as the prophets have said. We have seen signs the last few years as God has been getting us prepared for what is about to take place. Look at this timeline over the last year.
In Dec. 2016, the UN passed a resolution #2334, which claimed that Israel had no claim to Jerusalem. God declared that in the last days that Jerusalem will be a major division in the world.(Joel 3:1-3, Zech.12:1-3) When the USA decided to let this resolution stand without an objection or veto—the US betrayed Israel. Then in January of 2017, President Trump entered office and Israel was a major beneficiary of the president’s support. Trump went to Israel and prayed at the western wall. No president has ever done that. He declared that the western wall is part of Israel and Jerusalem is the capital. This gave the Muslim world fits and they reacted with anger. Then, Trump did the unthinkable. He declared that he would move the embassy to Jerusalem to support his belief that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. The UN reacted with a resolution and the vote was 128 for, 9 against, and 35 abstentions. Again, the UN said that Israel has no claim to Jerusalem. Then Trump did the miraculous, he decided that on May 14th of 2018 he would move the embassy to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel founding. The Muslim world reacted as expected, hatred and seething anger has been bubbling up in the capitals. The prophecies regarding Jerusalem are in play!
In 2014-15 were the four blood moons, again God was warning us of coming events. What happened in those two years? Russia entered Syria (OCT. 2015), took the Crimea (Feb.2014), attacked Ukraine, divided NATO, supported Iran taking over the Levant, and successfully negotiated the Iran deal which gave Iran 150 million dollars to continue their march to destroy Israel.(Summer 2015) All of these actions are setting up the Psalm 83 and Gog Magog war. Never have Russian and Iranian troops been stationed in Syria as they are at this moment. All of this took place in a period of time when the US was against Israel and placating the enemies of Israel.
In Sept.2015 we had a strange event—the Bethlehem star showed up and this is a sign regarding the second coming. Get prepared is the message that God is sending. Two years later, the Revelation 12 sign appeared in Sept. of 2017. Again the message to the world is that the world needs to prepare that the rise of the last days world government is on the horizon. The world was putting pressure on President Trump to disregard Jerusalem but in December 2017 he shocked the world! In those two years leading up to 2018 two other actors were at work.
The Muslim Brotherhood was active and taking over influence in the White House. Doing a google search on the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama White House revealed 812,000 articles! Former FBI Assistant Director, James Kallstrom said, “a lot of people do not want to hear this but right after 9/11, Bob Mueller who was then the director acquiesced with CAIR, which is a front group of the Muslim Brotherhood and there are a lot of connections to the White House. The FBI took away from the training materials of the FBI, eliminating the whole history of radical Islamic fundamentalism. Its like fighting the mafia and saying we are not allowed to study La Cosa Nostra. Mueller took away the tools to fight Islam extremism. Comey kept that up and agents training were tainted by political correctness tying the hands of the agents. It made it impossible for the FBI to protect Americans. Look back to the Boston Marathon bombers, they knew it and did nothing.” Mueller is investigating Trump, he follows the Muslim Brotherhood and what they want. This is bad for America. Since Trump became President, “The Federal Bureau of Investigation has suspended all formal contacts with CAIR due to evidence demonstrating a relationship between CAIR and HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.” The problem in our government is the amount of people put there by Obama that support Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood that leads me to Qatar.
Frontpage Magazine, March 9, 2018 has on its cover this headline: Forget Russia, What about Qatar? Is Mueller colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood’s 9/11 backers? The picture on the magazine has a man from Qatar with the words on his clothes, Mueller, CNN, Brookings, and Al Jazeera. Qatar funds the Muslim Brotherhood. “Its close ties to terror have made it a pariah nation in the region even as its support for Islamic Theocracy crosses all factional lines. It’s the main patron of the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Jihadist network and has close ties to Iran. It spreads terrorist propaganda through Al Jazeera while subverting friendly governments. It seeks to influence American policy through think tanks like Brookings while spying on Americans. Russia’s backing for the Shiite axis in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen has been destabilizing but not nearly as destabilizing as Qatar’s backing for the Islamist militias that wrecked Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and much of the region. Qatar’s Iranian allies may be the final winners of the Arab Springs humanitarian catastrophe, but it is Qatari propaganda and weapons that kickstarted the regions unholy wars.”
Qatar and many other money people in the Middle East fund the terrorist infrastructure of the people who want Israel destroyed. This coalition of people are getting ready to attack Israel. Another reason it will happen soon is because of the United States and her threats. Last Monday, Nikki Haley warned the Security Council of the UN that if it did not act on Syria, the US would attack. Russia responded to that threat by warning that they would respond to the US and fight back. Last year, the US did attack Syria and showed Russia that we were serious. Russia foreign minister Lavrov said, “Miss Haley states that the US is a peaceful nation that can at any moment attack the forces of the Syrian government, I have no regular terms left to describe this. A new US strike would have very serious consequences and Miss Haley should realize that using a microphone with irresponsible statements at the UN Security Council is one thing but the communications between America and Russian military is another thing. The evidence of chemical weapons was manufactured.”
What Russia warned America with was nuclear war. President Putin showed video of Russia attacking Florida with nuclear weapons. Putin just warned Britain with nuclear war also. These threats are multiplying and causing people to have pause. The Palestinians want Russia backing in their attack on Israel, I believe that Russia will soon threaten Israel. Using the proxy Islamic groups as a way of attacking Israel is Russia’s way of cloaking their true intentions.
Three weeks ago, Prime Minister Netanyahu held up proof of Iran attacking Israel. Russia who backs Iran and their building of military posts to attack Israel, feigns shock over what Iran does. This is the deception of the enemies of Israel. The greatest threat to Israel today is Iran and Russia! Period! What a war they are going to have in the near future, when God Himself will show up and act with miracle after miracle to destroy the forces of Russia on the mountains of Israel.
There is a false sense of security for Americans, we do not have the promise of protection as Israel does. Since America is not in prophecy, I believe that we are going to be hit by some tragedy that weakens America to the point that the Antichrist system and one world government can rise. America under the Trump vision will not succeed unless God delays the end times. I know that we all hope that the blessing of God will shelter America from the coming biblical catastrophes predicted in the Bible. I share your hope. However, God is clear that all of the nations of the world are going to come against Israel. At the moment, America is on the right side in terms of Israel.
I believe that we are in the times of the birth pangs. I believe that last four years have demonstrated that the birth pangs are increasing and the birth of the last days government, global and led by the antichrist is on the verge of being fulfilled. Jesus warned us of these days, Matt.24:7-8 is clear, “for nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom and various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all of these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.” America has followed idols, killed the innocent thru abortion, made immoral laws, and have not repented. We need to guard ourselves from a false sense of security. Pray that God will lead us in these tough days!

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Psalm 83 War

Prophecy Update: The Development of Psalm 83 War.

Psalm 83 tells us about an end time war that will be the precursor to the Gog Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39. I want to explore the developments in the Middle East that are leading to the Psalm 83 war. First I want to emphasize that the coming war will be a proxy war that will come from many fronts.

Psalm 83:1-2, “O God, do not remain quiet; 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.”
The occasion for the prayer is that the enemies of Israel who are enemies of God are making an uproar. That uproar at the moment happens to be over two things that will cause the war. First is the Jerusalem decision to move the embassy to the capital of Israel on May 14th. That decision has put a dagger in the two state solution for peace in the Middle East. Here is an interesting headline with this in mind. Breitbart’s Aaron Klein: “Belief in Two-State Solution Fits Definition of Insanity.” Klein said, “The emperor so very clearly has no clothes,” he continued. “The Palestinians have rejected every state offered to them and the Palestinian Authority openly supports terrorism and rejects Israel. We all know a Palestinian state anytime in the near future will be at war with Israel and Western civilization.”
The Palestinian Authority pays terrorists 350 million dollars a year to kill Jews. The United States will soon pass the Taylor Force Act which attacks the practice of paying murderers. This conflict illustrates the problem with the two state solution. Klein said, “Someone needs to lose contact with external reality to put all evidence aside and believe that the Palestinian Authority, which promotes terrorism and glorifies the killers of Jews, wants peace with Israel.”
The second thing that causes this uproar, it is the settlement movement. The Jews are in Judea and Samaria by divine right, it is biblical prophecy that Jews will again live in their land. They will also take sovereign control of that area because God sees the nation of Israel as one nation on the land He has chosen. So the world says, Judea and Samaria is the West Bank and the Palestinian nation while God says it is not! The perfect storm is happening in the Middle East, all of the stars are lining up for the Nation of Israel to declare sovereign control of all of Judea and Samaria.
Here is how delusional a two state solution is the answer: Klein said, “Like the belief that Abbas’s Fatah security forces, many of whom openly double as members of Fatah’s terrorist organization, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, will serve as the security forces for a future Palestinian state and keep peace with Israel. Are you kidding me? Has anyone watched official Palestinian television lately? It’s pure anti-Semitic propaganda and it incites people to kill. Have you looked at the names of Palestinian streets and soccer stadiums and kids camps? They are named after terrorists who murdered Israelis.”
President Trump is living a delusion also, he believes that taking Jerusalem off the table in peace negotiations will bring peace. I think that it will lead to a big war in two phases. First, Israel will win the Ps.83 war much as they did the Six Day War in 1967, and they will win the Gog Magog war with supernatural assistance!

The delusion of the two state solution was on the docket at the annual AIPAC conference in Washington D.C. The first talk was absolutely out of reality: “AIPAC Chief Opens Annual Conference by Promoting Failed Two-State Solution.” The nearly 18,000 people in the audience seemed to disagree with the delusional speech. Contrast that with this: “D.C. Event Spotlights Israeli Ties to Judea and Samaria, Alternatives to Two-State Solution.” The speakers, mostly from the settlements in Judea and Samaria represent over 600,000 Jews who live in their ancient homeland. “The time has come to embrace the 650,000 people who live in Judea and Samaria,” Fleisher said. “The time has come to find an alternative to the two-state solution … we are not going to give away our land anymore. We don’t believe in land for peace. It’s been tested and it’s failed.”
Do you remember land for peace? It has only brought war—war from Gaza and war from southern Lebanon. That brings me to the next three verses in Psalm 83 that declares war is coming:

Ps.83:3-5, “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.”

When Israel gave up southern Lebanon, the terrorist group Hezbollah set up shop and attacked Israel. They have more than 200,000 missiles aimed at Israel and are preparing to attack. This time though, Israel is ready and able to defeat them and defeat them quickly. One reason that the whole of Lebanon is going to see war is because it will include the Lebanese army which lies about their ties to Hezbollah. Caroline Glick had an interesting article about this called, “Trump’s Urgent Lebanon Problem.” Since visiting Israel’s borders with Syria and Lebanon late last month, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been sounding the alarm about the growing danger of a devastating war between Israel and Iran’s Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah. Here is the problem on Israel’s northern border, they have Hezbollah backed by Iran on their Lebanese and Syrian borders. Hezbollah is backed by the Lebanese government, the Russians, and the Iranians. The Psalm 83 war will come through the proxy military backed by the Gog Magog states, Russia and Iran! These groups also support Hamas in the Gaza strip.
“Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon years ago, the United Nations was supposed to police the area. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon [UNIFIL] has sat on the sidelines and watched Hezbollah dominate southern Lebanon with missile technology that now threatens every part of Israel. So it’s a matter of time until Israel strikes southern Lebanon.” The anti-Semitic UN has assisted Hezbollah in preparing for war with Israel. “Last month, officers in UNIFIL — the 10,300-strong multinational force charged with preventing Hezbollah from deploying in southern Lebanon — told a French newspaper that the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) blocks UNIFIL from fulfilling its mission. The officers explained that in undermining UNIFIL’s operations, the LAF is acting as Hezbollah’s agent.”
Israel issued a warning to Lebanon three weeks ago, the next war will include the LAF and Israel will reduce Beirut to ashes. This type of talk is war talk as Israel is letting Lebanon know that the government of Lebanon is not innocent. That brings me to something that is heart breaking.
Glick said, “The threat Hezbollah poses to Israel from southern Lebanon is the greatest threat that Israel now faces. And it is made much worse by the fact that through its LAF subsidiary, Hezbollah is the fifth largest recipient of U.S. military assistance in the world.” You heard that right, the USA has supplied arms to the LAF that go right to Hezbollah! This is a tragedy beyond my belief. We are selling arms to the enemies of Israel! Can I tell you how much I hate this.

Two key words in the Ps.83 text are conspire and covenant. The Muslim world is united in its view that Israel must be destroyed. However, some in the Muslim world have made peace with Israel. Namely, Egypt and Jordan; how will these two nations join the confederacy to destroy Israel? They will do it through proxy terrorist groups. Egypt is in a fight with the Muslim Brotherhood that is on a rampage right now killing Christians. Soon they will overtake that government or fight Israel in spite of the government. In Jordan, I believe the king is about to fall to the wacko Muslim groups or he will disregard the peace treaty he has with Israel. Egypt already has Al Qaida and ISIS attempting to attack Israel from the Sinai. Saudi Arabia is also listed as a fighter against Israel in Ps.83 and they just said that Israel could fly its airplanes over Saudi territory. This is a concession sure to enrage most Saudis, especially in the Wahhabi Islamic authority of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia may have a king who is defying the Wahhabi authorities but the Wahhabi will not put up with this for very long. Much like Egypt, the radical leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wahhabi will attack. This has happened before, when Anwar Sadat made peace with Israel, he was killed by the Muslim Brotherhood. The other player is Syria, the Syrian President Bashir Assad has vowed to fight and destroy Israel.

All the players are in place for this war. The covenant for the fight is in their Koran and the confederacy is a loose fitting one at the moment. At some point these groups will all attack Israel and Israel will destroy them. The hook in the jaw I believe is the Jerusalem decision plus the movement to declare Judea and Samaria as sovereign Jewish land. Why does this war need to take place?

Ezekiel 36-37 tells us clearly that Israel will once again occupy the area of the mountains of Israel. Judea and Samaria is that area and Israel needs it practically to expand its population. There is a lot of room for Jews to move into. They do not need to remove the Arab population, they need the Arab population to give up their eternal hatred. I wish I can say I am optimistic that will happen, but I am not.
I can see that the war will start with Hamas and Hezbollah attacking simultaneously from the north and the west, then the other groups joining in. They are feeling powerful at the moment since they shot down an Israeli airplane.

Ezekiel 34:13 says, “I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land.” As many prophecies repeat that God is going to bring back His people from the East, North, South, and West. When Israel conquers Judea and Samaria, then peace will be brief and Jews from all over the world will move back as the scriptures promise. Imagine how this victory will cause anti-Semitism to grow in Europe to even greater hatred? Russia and Iran will be furious. Israel is experiencing astounding prosperity at the moment, their companies are flourishing. They are the leaders of the world in technology and agriculture and water etc. etc. Why would the world reject these blessings? Because it is biblical prophecy!