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Psalm 83

Prophecy Update:

This current battle in Israel may lead to the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. So many times in the past Israel was outnumbered when approaching a war. The numbers were not in their favor. Then, miraculously, God intervened! The Egyptians, Philistines, and Assyrians all experienced the power of God in war with Israel. In the last 70 years, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Russia all witnessed God intervening in war with Israel. Three wars that saw the hand of God operating in amazing ways: 1948, 1967, and 1973. The enemies of God found out that they could not beat Israel in war.

Psalm 83 intrigues me because it is such a powerful picture of our day. There is a flow and structural argument to the Psalms and Psalm 83 shows up at the end of the section authored by Asaph the prophet. Generally, if a text is about the end times, it will have a phrase similar to ‘in that day’ or ‘that day.’ We do not find that in Psalm 83 but we do find a scenario that has never taken place in history. For this reason the Psalm looks forward to a day when 10 nations come together to wipe Israel off the map. The motivation for the attack is given in vs. 4 and it can still be heard in our day.

“They have said, “Come, and let’s wipe them out as a nation, So that the name of Israel will no longer be remembered.”

Psalm 83:4

This attitude is on display among the Arab/Muslim nations since 1947. One thing that Satan is so upset about is Israel coming back to her land. Imagine how Satan feels. He did his best to wipe out the Jews in the holocaust (1933-1945), then a few short three years later Israel becomes a nation (1948). When God fulfills prophecy, Satan knows he is in for a fight. Most of the nations of the world oppose Israel being in the land.

Most of the conflicts between Israel and other nations was limited to one nation or sometimes three nations. When Joshua took the land, they fought seven nations. The Old Testament does not reveal a conflict regarding Israel fighting ten nations as is the case in Psalm 83. A coalition of ten nations band together and plan the complete extermination of Israel. This has not happened in history or anywhere in the Bible. The passage is unique in this sense. These ten nations are on the border of Israel and they are determined to wipe out Israel. It does not fit either Armageddon or the Gog Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39. It does fit the conditions we find ourselves in since 1947 and especially after 1967.

Psalm 83 is an imprecatory Psalm meaning that it is a prayer for the destruction of the enemies coming to wipe Israel off the map. An important point to make for all believers is that the enemies of Israel and Christians are also the enemies of God Himself! This is explicit in vss.2+3.

“For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves. They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones.”

Psalm 83:2-3

Why do they hate God so much? God made a covenant with Abraham for the land. All of the land of Israel is for Israel and not for the other nations. This conflict continues until this day. The fact that God had chosen Israel to be the means to bring the Good News to the world has caused a conflict with Satan. If Satan can convince people that the covenant making God is not the covenant keeping God then he will win a great victory. The land also is the most strategic in all of the earth. Israel sits at the crossroads of three continents. It is a threat to Satan to allow Israel to have the land because that signals the final restoration/redemption and return of Jesus! Satan inspires these ten nations to unite in opposition to God and Israel.  

The ten nations make an alliance against God to wipe out Israel. We are witnessing that today. Hamas united with Fatah, Hezbollah, Syria, and Jordan to wipe Israel off the earth. The other five nations are making statements that can only be described as support for the war against Israel. (Jordan includes 3 of the nations)

After the 1967 war the Islamic nations came together to pronounce the “three no’s”: “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” The current war is a direct result of this attitude among the Islamic nations. After the three wars in 1948-49, 67, and 73, the Muslims began a terror campaign against Israel. They lust for the day they can destroy and throw Israel into the sea. After each war, Israel compromised with the world by giving her land away in a land for peace deal. The land for peace deal has never worked! A review of the Hamas charter shows that they are dedicated to wiping out Israel for the sake of Islam. Islamic doctrine includes the teaching that once Islamic land is lost to the infidel, war is the only answer to get the land back. Palestine was part of the Islamic Ottoman Empire, they want it back.

“Islamic nations slam Israel — and each other’s ties to it. May 16, 2021. A league of Muslim nations on Sunday demanded that Israel halt attacks killing Palestinian civilians amid heavy fighting between it and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, even as fissures between countries over their recognition of Israel emerged.” apnews.com 

As of this morning, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Jordan, Lebanon, and Fatah have entered the fight to help destroy Israel. Hamas already dropped 3,500 bombs on Israel. The anti-Israel rhetoric is off the charts! Iran and Turkey pay proxy groups to attack Israel. The Muslim world is pushing the world to unite against Israel.  Consider this press release from the Organization of Islamic Countries. Their statement uses the phrase ‘occupying authority’ in every point made!

“Resolution Adopted by The Virtual Open-Ended Extraordinary Meeting of The OIC Executive Committee at The Level of Foreign Ministers to Discuss The Aggression by Israel, The Occupying Power, in The Palestinian Territories, in Particular, Al-Quds Al-Shareef (East Jerusalem) Condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks launched by Israel, the occupying authority, against the Palestinian people and their land and holy sites. Reiterates its rejection and condemnation of the ongoing Israeli settlement colonisation of occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem and the establishment of racial segregation system there, in particular through the building of settlements. .oic-oci.org     

The view of the 57 states has not changed since 1947, their problem is that they have failed at kicking Israel out. They will continue to fail because God put Israel in the land and God will keep them as the apple of His eye. It is disheartening to see how the Biden Administration handles the conflict.

“President Joe Biden’s decision to resume aid — totaling $235 million a year — to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is, arguably, a direct violation of the Taylor Force Act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump in 2018. The Act prohibits American aid to the Palestinian Authority as long as it continues its policy of paying “salaries” to the families of dead terrorists.” raptureready.com    

When the Administration went all in financially with Iran, Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority, the war started. Many of these Islamic nations and Jihadi groups hate each other. They live by the motto, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Although Hamas and Fatah hate each other, they both want the same thing. One thing that unites them is the hatred and desire to destroy Israel. As the whole world is against Israel, I hope that this war does not end until Jesus gives the Gaza Strip back to Israel and releases all of Judea and Samaria to Israel!

“GROTESQUE’: Mainstream Media Says Too Few Jews Have Died in Conflict to Make it Fair, Says Human Rights Lawyer. “What is more terrifying than being shot at is seeing the way the mainstream media and certain influencers and US politicians are justifying terror attacks against civilians,” says Goldstein, pointing to the “absolute Jew hatred.” unitedwithisrael.org    

The main stream media is committed to the destruction of Israel. They constantly take the side of those fighting Israel. The settlements are always called illegal settlements. Jews who live in Judea and Samaria are described as breaking UN resolutions and violating international law. Amir Tsfarti reported that the voice of Hamas (reporter) was killed by Israel. He also reported that the Associated Press building was being used as a terror base for Hamas. Israel blew it up, good for them. The AP lied to the world saying that they did not know that Hamas was using the building. The press has criticized Israel over that attack! Things are heating up:  

“Pakistani MP calls for use of nuclear weapons against Israel.” Did we make atomic bombs to show them in a museum? We don’t need missiles, atomic bombs or a huge army if they can’t be used to liberate Palestine,” says Maulana Chitrali. On Tuesday, Pakistani MP Maulana Chitrali said on camera that his country should launch a “jihad” (holy war) against Israel.” israelhayom.com   

As the Islamic world heats up, they will be surprised when God delivers Israel and gives the land back to Jews! The scriptures tell us that God will judge the people in these nations threatening and killing Jews!

“For Gaza will be abandoned, And Ashkelon will become a desolation; The inhabitants of Ashdod will be driven out at noon, And Ekron will be uprooted. Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast,

The nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, Canaan, land of the Philistines; And I will eliminate you So that there will be no inhabitant.”

Zephaniah 2:4-5

“This is what the Lord GOD says: Because the Philistines have acted in revenge, and have taken vengeance with malice in their souls to destroy with everlasting hostility, therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “Behold, I am going to reach out with My hand against the Philistines and eliminate the Cherethites; and I will destroy the remnant of the seacoast.

Ezekiel 25:15-16

We learn from these passages that God is going to fulfill the prayer of Psalm 83. These verses teach that the Philistine coast, called the Gaza Strip, is going to be wiped out and the land will be given to Judah the rightful owner of the land. In these same passages, God describes how Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia will all lose the land they stole from Israel! God will fulfill Psalm 83 and it might happen very soon! God is fighting for Israel!

It is Friday afternoon; we are still monitoring what is happening in Israel. Unfortunately, Israel is going along with the fiction that there is a cease-fire. Hamas is planning to kill everyone in Israel. Why call a cease-fire when you have them on the ropes. Once again, Israel proves that God is the one who will do it eventually. They listen to the world and not God. The left who believe that they can make peace with the Palestinian Authority dominates Israel. These leaders are determined to kick every Jew out of Judea and Samaria. The biblical oriented Orthodox Jews are the minority. They believe that God called them to settle all of the land of Israel. There greatest supporters of Israel in the world are evangelical Christians.

“Evangelicals, Not Jews, are “Backbone” of US Support for Israel. The tectonic change in the Jewish world, which reveals a shift in support from Israel to “Palestine,” has been evident for quite a while now, particularly through the progressive crowd associated with JStreet, most of whom are either Reform or secular Jews. Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer “people have to understand that the backbone of Israel’s support in the United States is the Evangelical Christians. That’s the backbone. And it’s true because of numbers and also because of their passionate and unequivocal support of Israel.” israeltoday.co.il 

“Israeli ambassador rips UN: The hypocrisy in this institution knows no bounds. “We will never apologize for defending our citizens, even if some here might be happy to see a higher number of dead Jews,” Gilad Erdan, Israel’s ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, tells the UN General Assembly on Thursday.” israelhayom.com   

One last point, Turkey has announced that they will not rest until they take Jerusalem from Israel. God will fulfill His Word, that we can be sure about. This conflict will not end this summer, more fighting is in the cards. Stay prayed up and keep looking up! Maranatha.

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Israel in a Fight

Prophecy Update: The Battle for Jerusalem                          5/13/2021

Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel and will be forever. This is the reality in spite of the world’s rejection of the claim. God made specific promises regarding Jerusalem; prophetically fulfilled in David and Solomon’s day. God prophesied through Moses that Jerusalem would be chosen as the eternal capital city of Israel and the world.

“You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, The place, O Lord, which You have made for Your dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.”

Exodus 15:17

This prophecy is clearly speaking of Jerusalem and of the Temple. God clearly kept promising one-day King David would establish Jerusalem.  The Temple is also clearly in view and was built by Solomon. The world has been trying to destroy Jerusalem from the time God established the ancient city. After Ezra led the people back to Jerusalem and built the temple, God spoke of the next temple.

“And I responded the second time and said to him, What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves? So he answered me, saying, Do you not know what these are? And I said, No, my lord. Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth.”

Zechariah 4:12-14

God took this verse and explained to us that Elijah and Moses will be the two anointed ones who stand before the temple, rebuilt in Jerusalem during the Tribulation.

“And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.”

Revelation 11:3-4

 After the two witnesses are killed and raptured, antichrist will rule for 3.5 years and Jesus will come and put him down! One day, Jesus will come and fight the nations over Jerusalem.

“And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

Zechariah 12:9

The battle over Jerusalem will extend into the Tribulation Period. Since that is true, we will see times when the world will utterly reject Israel claim that Jerusalem is their capital city. The Bible makes clear that this battle will continue until Jesus comes back. That is why this week is so important. Hamas and Iran launched a plan to kill and maim Jews in Jerusalem so that they could take the city back from Israel. Part of their confidence was boosted by the American administration.   

“Biden Administration Sides with Muslim Rioters in Jerusalem. Muslim rioters, incited by the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas terror organization, have been rioting on the Temple Mount and in other areas in Jerusalem in recent nights. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone on Sunday evening with his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat to express “serious concerns about the situation in Jerusalem, including violent confrontations” at the Temple Mount during the last days of Ramadan. Jerusalem did not publish a readout of the conversation, but according to Israeli journalist Ariel Kahana, Ben-Shabbat rebuffed the Biden Administration’s intervention in Israel’s internal affairs and his apparent support for the Muslim rioters in Jerusalem. Israel celebrates the reunification of its capital and its victory in the 1967 Six-Day War on Jerusalem Day, marked this year on Monday, but has encountered significant violent Muslim resistance to the celebrations.” unitedwithisrael.org 

Tensions have been rising in Israel because of two things happening at the same time. First, both Israel and the Palestinian Authority had failed elections. Secondly, the Biden Administration has given the green light to Iran and her supporters to attack Israel. The Biden Administration put the most anti-Semitic people in government that we have ever had. The weakness of America supporting Israel has emboldened the enemies of Israel. Israel told the White House to shut up about Israel. When Biden gave millions of dollars to the PA for pay to slay, this encouraged the terrorism.

“IDF chief sends 3 additional battalions to Judea and Samaria in wake of escalation.  In the wake of the ongoing disturbances by Palestinian rioters in Jerusalem and the increased tension with Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces will increase its troop presence in Judea and Samaria. The decision to bolster the troops in the area was made by Kochavi following a meeting with senior commanders at the checkpoint where three terrorists tried to kill the Border Guard troops on Friday. The incident ended with two terrorists dead and the third wounded.” israelhayom.com 

Israel will always respond to the terrorism. As missiles fell on Jerusalem, the Biden Administration told Netanyahu to be careful about his response. What if missiles were falling on Washington D.C.? The American press corps has censored news out of Israel. They refuse to talk about the Jews who were attacked in Judea and Samaria because they side with the Palestinians!

“Netanyahu on Arab Riots: ‘Struggle is Now Being Waged for the Heart of Jerusalem’ “It is the struggle between intolerance and tolerance, between law-breaking violence and law and order,” the Israeli prime minister said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the Arab rioting in Jerusalem is part of the organized Palestinian campaign to cancel Jewish presence in the city.” unitedwithisrael.org 

This is very serious, on the level of the war in 1948 or 1967. Israel needs to act with force or they will lose their capital city. I disagree with Netanyahu though. This is not being waged for the heart of Jerusalem, this is a war for the survival of Israel. The message out of Turkey for instance is fight for Jerusalem until every Jew is killed. Iran is begging people to kill the Jews and take the land. The world press is complicit. Israel is alone! Only God can save them now! Save them He will!

“Ignoring rocket fire, most foreign media focus on Israel’s airstrikes. The coverage of the clashes in Jerusalem and the rocket fire that followed has focused disproportionately on Israel’s actions, either on the airstrikes that occurred or the threatened evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and clashes in Al-Aqsa mosque. This may not be surprising, but it also has helped frame the current conflict as largely a product of Israel’s alleged aggression, as opposed to a cycle set in motion partly by Hamas.” jpost.com    

I was in Israel during August 2014 during the last war with Hamas. I watched CNN lie about what was happening. The world is in lockstep against Israel. Won’t they be surprised when Israel annexes all of Judea and Samaria as the Bible prophesies? Won’t they be surprised when Russia leads a coalition of nations against Israel and they lose?

“Last week, Hamas’ leaders announced their detailed plans to open a new campaign against Israel on May 9. May 9 was a conflation of three events: Jerusalem Day – Israel’s national holiday celebrating the unification of Jerusalem in 1967; Muslims marked the holiest day of the month of Ramadan, and Iran marked its own Jerusalem Day, whose purpose is to call for the destruction of Israel and end Jewish rule in Jerusalem. Hamas’ leaders put everything on the table. And events progressed precisely according to the plans the terror bosses set out in their public announcements. Despite that fact that everything was on the table, and despite the fact that only one side has been rioting, violently attacking and trying to lynch innocent civilians, Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser found it appropriate Sunday night to phone his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat and read him the riot act. In the course of their conversation, Sullivan parroted the libelous narrative being spewed by Hamas and the PA/Fatah which blames Israel and Israeli Jews for the premeditated violence that Arabs – instructed by Hamas and Fatah – are conducting against Israel and Israeli Jews.” israelhayom.com    

The Biden Administration has shown its true colors regarding Israel. They are working hand in hand with Iran to bring down Israel. For some strange reason, they believe that Iran can be a better friend to America than Israel. Cursing Israel is always a bad idea!

“Israel should thank Hamas for choosing to launch rockets at Israel’s capital at the height of Jerusalem Day. Maybe this onslaught will restore Israeli passion for the redemption of Zion and Jerusalem. Palestinian spokesmen in recent days have blamed the escalation in Jerusalem on Jewish settlers. They were assisted in their efforts by interviews with Israeli proponents of Jerusalem’s division, among them former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and IDF Maj. Gen. (res.) Gadi Shamni, who emphasized that the neighborhoods of “Issawiyya and Shuafat are not Jerusalem.” israelhayom.com   

Iran, Turkey, and Hamas used the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood as a reason to start the intifada. Israel is going to remove Arabs who stole Israeli land. This will be a test whether Israel will recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital or will they give up part of Jerusalem to the Palestinians? God made a promise in Amos 9 that I think needs repeating:

“I will also restore the fortunes of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the desolated cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit. I will also plant them on their land, And they will not be uprooted again from their land Which I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.”

Amos 9:14-15

“At the height of the siege on Jerusalem in 1948, before Israel declared independence, the man who would become Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, demanded a concentrated effort toward the battle for Jerusalem. Explaining the reasoning behind this decision, he said, “If the land has a soul, then Jerusalem is its soul, and the battle for Jerusalem is crucial, and not just militarily … That oath on the rivers of Babylon [“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning …” (Psalms 137)] obligates us now as it did in those days, otherwise, we will not be worthy of the name people of Israel.”  israelhayom.com     

The secular leader of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, recognized that Jerusalem is special to every Jew in the world because God declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Jesus said that Jerusalem is the “city of the great King” and the Lord commands us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Israel is at war and let us pray for the land, the people, and that many will come to believe in the Jewish Messiah Jesus who alone can save them from their sins.

“After Arab rioters torched portions of the Israeli city of Lod on Monday, they continued threatening Jewish residents on Tuesday night. Israel’s Channel 20 interviewed eyewitnesses, including former Israeli lawmaker Amit Halevy, who called what he saw in Lod nothing short of “war.” unitedwithisrael.org   

The city of Lod is a suburb of Tel Aviv. This lets you know that the war is in the most populous area for Jews in the nation. I talked to a Major General from the IDF, responsible for counter terrorism in 2014 while in Israel. He said that Israel grows between wars and operations while her neighbors are stuck in 1948. We see that on display today, Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Hezbollah, and Palestinian Jihad all live in the fiction that they will drive every Jew out of the land. God has made promises to Israel and they are being fulfilled even as I write. This war will end in Israel gaining more sovereignty over her land, which will drive the UN and the Biden Administration crazy. The nation of Israel never completely took possession of the land God promised Abraham. The land God promised Israel is approximately 300,000 square miles. Remember that God promised Israel that her land would stretch to the Euphrates River.

The unconditional promise of land to Israel means that ownership of the land is not based on obedience. Obedience to God was the basis of staying in the land not owning the land. Ezekiel 36-37 and Jeremiah 30-33 teach that God owns the land and He gave it to Israel and only Israel. That truth is still in force today.

“For behold, days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel and Judah.’ The LORD says, ‘I will also bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers, and they shall take possession of it.”

Jeremiah 30:3

“But as for you, mountains of Israel, you will grow your branches and bear fruit for My people Israel; for they are about to come.”

Ezekiel 36:8

Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Palestinian Authority, and Islamic Jihad all do not recognize Israel right to exist. This will be taken care of by the Lord at some point. War is ongoing in Israel at the moment, but eventually, God will fulfill His promises. Thank God that He fulfills His promises in our lives. Have a blessed weekend.

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P.S. I want to say a word about Psalm 83. I see this current war in Israel as a possible fulfillment of Psalm 83. If we see God begin to drive Hamas, Fatah, and Hezbollah out of the land for good. You will know that the Lord is doing a great work. I don’t have room here to exegete Psalm 83 for you but suffice it to say that this prophecy has not been fulfilled yet. I am excited for what the Lord is doing. Pray for us while on vacation please.

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Convergence!

Prophecy Update: Convergence of signs in Fig Tree Generation.

Fig Tree Generation

There are two key words in the Scriptures that help us to understand the days in which we live. The two words are ‘signs’ and ‘seasons.’ Signs precede the prophetic seasons. When driving on the highway you see signs telling you how far you have to go to reach your destination. When you arrive at the city, you are in the season, the geography that leads to your street and address. God works this way when He fulfills prophetic predictions. Jesus brings this up in the Gospels when He criticizes people for reading the weather signs but not analyzing the time in which they live.

“You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you do not know how to analyze this present time?”

Luke 12:56

Our passage points out the need for all Christians to recognize the time in which they live. We live in the fig tree generation. That means that we live in the last days because one of the great signs of the end times is the fig tree. In Matthew 24:32-36 God links together two words, generation and fig tree. When you link those two words together with the year 1948, we live in the time the fig tree (Israel) has begun to sprout it’s leaves!

“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: as soon as its branch has become tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near.”

Matthew 24:32

Sometimes fig trees are used as symbols or pictures of Israel like Jeremiah 24:1-10 and Hosea 9:10. The fig tree generation is the generation that will not pass until all things are fulfilled according to Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. According to Psalm 90, a generation can be 70 or 80 years. That would put us in the season of the rapture because we are 73 years from the start of the nation of Israel.

“The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they be eighty years, yet is their labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”

Psalm 90:10

A generation can be anywhere from 30 years to 100 years according to the Bible. The word generation is used in a number of ways. Sometimes it defines the character of an age. Sometimes it defines a long age like Matthew 1:17 when it says there were fourteen generation from Abraham to David. That would be over a thousand years making each generation over 70 years. Sometimes a generation is the lifespan of the person. Adam lived 930 years and Moses lived 120 years making their own generation very long or longer than usual.

If we use Psalm 90:10 as a template, we are definitely in the season of the end time’s rapture of the church. In the year 2021 we will be 73 years old from the founding of the nation state of Israel on May 14th of this year. If you add 7 years to this year, the time period of the Tribulation, then you come to 2028, 80 years from 1948. You can see how this can be a very important year! I want to examine the signs of the times and see if they lead to the season of the rapture as I am proposing. Do the signs lead us to such a belief? I can’t include everything so I will list several things in each era that are the most important. We will add more detail at a later date.

Signs of Fig Tree Generation

From 1947 to 1967 we see four distinct biblical signs.

  1. The establishment of the nation of Israel, May 14th 1948. This came on the heels of the November 1947 vote at the United Nations to partition the Promised Land into two states.
  • The Benelux Union a union of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg became operative in 1948. This is the birth of the European Union and the first step towards world government. “The three countries therefore foreshadowed and provided the model for future European integration, such as the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Economic Community (EEC), and the European Community–European Union (EC–EU).”  en.wikipedia.org  Many other world organizations started in or near 1948. The World Council of Churches, UN Human Rights Declaration, Doomsday clock, General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT Treaty), World Trade Organization, and transistors to unite all banks together thru computers, (begun by Bell labs). It is interesting that a one-world globalism became so important at the same time Israel became a nation!
  • The Arms race. At the end of WW2, Russia and the USA were the only nations with nuclear weapons. By 1967 that number grew to 6 nations and would grow very quickly after 1967. Weapons of mass destruction became a major part of military doctrine alongside the fear of another world war. The nations that could not make nukes started making biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction.
  • Israel capturing Jerusalem in 1967. This is a major development in fulfilling Bible prophecy. The way they won the war patterned biblical prophecy. In six days they won a decisive victory and rested on the seventh. They disobeyed the Lord however in giving land back to their enemies. This sets up future conflicts the Scriptures detail. With Israel having sovereignty over her capital city, the world would now come against Israel claiming that Jerusalem is not Jewish. Zechariah predicted this 2500 years ago.

From 1967 to 1991 we see four distinct signs.

  1. 1973 Yom Kippur War. Israel was attacked by Egypt and several Arab states that almost led to nuclear war. When Israel took the first blow in the war, they were very close to losing the nation and threatened the nations with the Sampson Option. The Samson Option represents the last line of defense for Israel. They will never again be the victims of a holocaust so they will use nukes if they have to. The USA and Soviet Union went to DefCon One and nuclear war looked very likely. Thank God it did not happen! The fall of America began in haste during that time with the passage of the Roe Vs. Wade abortion decision.
  • Cry peace when there is no peace. Since 1967 there have been 8 peace treaties with Israel and the world. All of them have failed. 1967 – U.N. Security Council Resolution 242, 1978 – Camp David agreement, 1979 – Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, 1991 – Madrid summit that failed, 1994 – Israel-Jordan agreement, 1993-1995 – Declaration of Principles/Oslo Accords, 2002-2003 – Bush Declaration/Arab peace initiative/Road Map, and 2020 Trumps Abraham Accords.
  • Israel moved from a socialist country to a capitalist country in 1985 under the direction of Ronald Reagan. The President encouraged Prime Minister Menachem Begin to move away from socialism. This has fueled one of the most dramatic economic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. This is also fulfilling Biblical prophecy Israel becoming one of the most prosperous nations in the world.
  • In this period, the Gog Magog war could not happen because there was no way that Russia and Iran could unite. In 1979 Iran fell to Shiite Islamic fundamentalism under the Ayatollah Khomeini. In 1991, the Soviet Union fell apart, thus giving the first chance of a union to happen between Russia and Iran!

From 1991 to 2014 we see four distinct signs.

  1. Russia began a relationship with Iran, building a nuclear power plant, sharing military hardware, and developing economic ties. This relationship will grow to a military conflict with Israel in the future fulfilling Ezekiel 38-39.
  • September 11, 2001 the Islamic war came to the American shores. As the twin towers came down, many in America knew we were going to war. This would not be a war against a country, but against terrorism. This sets up the lawlessness we see among the nations today. Jesus said that the world would experience wars and rumors of wars, a war on terror intensifies this prophecy. It also began the process of judging America. Israel has learned that it cannot trust America. Bush and Obama stabbed Israel in the back.
  • September 2005: Katrina and the land for peace fiction. America once again pushed Israel to give up land for peace when Pres. Bush convinced the Israelis to abandon the Gaza Strip. “Close to 10,000 Jews were expelled from their homes in the Gaza Strip and parts of northern Samaria. Katrina’s death toll is now expected to reach at least 10,000. America’s population ratio to Israel is about 50:1. Ten thousand Jews who lost their Gaza homes is the equivalent of about 500,000 Americans who are now reported to be displaced as result of Katrina.” jewschool.com  
  • Election of Barack Obama, the most anti-Semitic president in our history. “Rubio: President Obama Cements Legacy as Most Anti-Israel U.S. President in History.”  rubio.senate.gov  That brings us to 2014. Things became very intense starting in 2014!

From 2014 to 2021: There are nine specific signs of the end times leading to the season of the rapture:

From 2014 to 2015 there were (1) four blood moons that God sent on four feast days to warn the world of the last days. During those two years, God would pattern the sins and judgment coming from Him after 2015. The USA abandoned the Middle East, opening the door for (2) Russia to move its military to Syria. Iran quickly followed Russia and now two major players of the Gog Magog prophecy are on the northern border of Israel. In August of 2014, Israel had a war with Hamas and the (3) USA did not support Israel in that war under Obama. This will mirror the Gog Magog war when all of the nations take a back seat when Russia attacks. (4) The passage of the JCPOA deal with Iran gave Iran 150 billion dollars and fueled the expansion of their military and missiles production for the Gog Magog prophecy.

In 2016 God showed the world that He is in charge. This will be a lesson for everyone to learn in the Tribulation period and something for all of us to remember. God is in charge of the rise and fall of leaders. (5) He placed Donald Trump in the Presidency, the most pro-Israel and pro-Christian president in our history. (6) Before Obama stepped away though, he had his last attack on Israel by abstaining from the UN vote to curse Israel on Dec.24, 2016.  President Obama aided and abetted radical, anti-Semitic forces at the U.N. and cemented his legacy as the most anti-Israel U.S. president in history. The date is 12/24/2016, the date that Jupiter entered the belly of Virgo and stayed there until Sept.23, 2017…nine months later. First time this has happened in history.

(7) This is called the Revelation 12 sign and “the odds are about 1 in a HUNDRED BILLION for it to happen. You see folks, in fact this is a VERY RARE alignment. It’s about the CONVERGENCE of all of the signs that have been given to us including the blood moons, the eclipse, the special dates and so on.” redmoonrapture.org God was basically telling the world that He is not done with Israel and that Obama, representing the antichrist system,  will not be able to destroy Israel.

(8) President Trump declared Jerusalem to be the eternal capital of Israel to the dismay of everyone in the world accept Christians and orthodox Jews. On May 14th, 2018 the USA embassy was moved to Jerusalem and God was fulfilling Isaiah 62. The last sign actually mirrors what antichrist will do when he rises to power. In January of 2020, President Trump finally revealed his attempt to bring peace to the Middle East. This led to the Abraham accords. At the same time this was happening, the globalist launched the plannedemic to mirror the coming mark of the beast! I will talk more about this in the future, it is very important to understand that the rapture of the church is imminent. Get ready to meet the Lord in the air. The excitement is growing each day! You were chosen to live in this time for a reason, it is very special! Maranatha

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