Prophecy Updates

Land of Israel

Prophecy Update: Land of Israel plays by God rules! 8/23/2023 

The world needs to learn a valuable lesson from the scriptures regarding the land of Israel. No one has the right to give the land to anyone but the Jews. Period. End of discussion! Unfortunately, the church is still debating, and the world is still rebelling against God and His revelation. The scriptures are clear as Leviticus states: 

“The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.”  

Leviticus 25:23 

The Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Syrians, Edomites, Turks, Catholics, Muslims, and many other powers have fought wars over the land of Israel. Many tried to settle the land, but it has been impossible because the land of Israel was made for the Jews, the natural sons and daughters of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God says that while His people Israel is in the land, the land works, and when they are out of the land, the land will be barren. This is what happened in history! 

“I will make the land desolate so that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it.” Leviticus 26:32 

God made it extremely clear to Abraham and to everyone in history that the land of Israel would be the possession of God’s chosen people Israel forever! Genesis 17 reiterates this promise: 

“I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”  


The nature of prophecy causes a sense of anticipation. The land of Israel is an everlasting possession of the people of Israel. Some prophecies are given with no exact timing regarding their fulfillment. Prophecy requires a certain amount of attention to detail. God made certain prophecies complicated so we would have to study book by book to connect the dots. God always connects the dots; Christians are not always diligent to track down the clues and revelation strewn across scripture! That is the case with Ezekiel 36-39. These prophecies include the return of Israel to her land! 

Two main teachings confront us in Ezekiel 36-39, the return of Israel to her land and the war of Gog Magog. The promises regarding the return of Israel to her land are many and scattered throughout the scriptures. God promised to bring Israel back to her land in unbelief. This happened in 1948 as the culmination of many sovereign miracles by the living God. These miracles started as early as 1830 leading to the rise of Zionism, the driving force behind the ultimate return in 1948. Since that day, God has been working in history to prepare the land of Israel for the invasion of Russia and her allies.  

“But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come. Yes, I will cause men—My people Israel—to walk on you and possess you, so that you will become their inheritance and never again bereave them of children.’  

Ezekiel 36:8, 12 

Our text in Ezekiel 36 reveals that God is prophesying to the mountains of Israel, the very mountains that are in dispute every day at the United Nations. The world hates it that Israel is back in her land, and they want them out. Consider this headline: 

“Smotrich calls for IDF to ‘go on the offensive’ regarding Palestinian terror.” Following a deadly terror attack on Saturday that took the lives of Shai Silas Nigerker, 60, and his son Aviad Nir, 28, at a car wash in Huwara, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich wrote a post on social media calling the Israel Defense Forces to “go on the offensive.”  “The IDF must go on the offensive in Judea and Samaria and restore deterrence and security, while at the same time, we are working to intensify the construction and strengthening of settlements in the area.”  

The world calls Judea Samaria the West Bank because they do not recognize any claim by Israel that Judea and Samaria are part of the land God promised Israel. Much of our Bible is about things that happened in Judea and Samaria, so it is no wonder that Satan wants to keep the Jews out of their land. At issue with the world are the groups of Jews who set up homes in their land, who claim the land on biblical grounds, and who are regularly attacked by Palestinian terrorists. I believe that there will be a war for Israel to take her land and for God to fulfill His promise in Ezekiel 36. Here is why, check out these quotes from this same article: 

“Samaria Council head Yossi Dagan blamed the Palestinian Authority for the attack due to its ‘pay-for-slay’ policy of rewarding the families of terrorists.  

The finance minister has begun promoting a plan to increase Israeli authority and presence in Area C of Judea and Samaria by strengthening 155 “wildcat outposts,” according to a local N12 news report. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the spokesperson for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, condemned Smotrich’s plan to legalize the outposts, calling them “illegal.”  

“Attempts by Israeli occupation authorities and their extremist ministers to confer legitimacy upon any settlement established on the lands of the State of Palestine will not succeed,” Rudeineh said.”  

I believe that God set up a future war in the West Bank so that He could fulfill His promises in Ezekiel 36-37. Part of this set up happened in the Trump Administration. Here is something that happened that changed the trajectory: 

“November 18, 2019, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, signified a shift in the State Department’s policy toward Israeli settlements in the West Bank, when he announced: “The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not per se inconsistent with international law.” The very next day, the United Nations overwhelmingly passed one of its one-sided anti-Israel resolutions that deems Israel as occupying Palestinian territory with no reference to Palestinian responsibility. Surprisingly, and marking its own policy shift, Canada supported the anti-Israel resolution, thus regarding the settlements, including where I was standing in Gilo, illegal.”  

Since the Trump Administration shined a light on the lies of the Palestinian Authority and their evil desire to kill every Jew in the world, the nation of Israel has been moving towards war with all of the terrorist Jihadi groups! Israel has enemies actively calling for her destruction on the south, north, east, west, and within. It is just a matter of time before they make their move. I mention the West Bank and the enemies within because this is exactly what Ezekiel says would happen:  

“Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey. ‘Therefore, prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, “Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations.’  

Ezekiel 36:4,6 

Jordan currently has a peace treaty with Israel and Jordan claims that the West Bank is Jordanian territory. The world agrees with Jordan and not with God. This will lead to the war predicted in Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17. There are countless other scriptures that tell us this war is coming. God will fulfill Ezekiel 36 thru a war that will destroy the Palestinian Authority, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Fatah. These next few articles show how close we are to this war: 

“Defense official: Rockets on northern Israel ‘just a matter of time’… Rockets originating from Palestinian terror groups in Judea and Samaria will soon be launched at communities in northern Israel, including the coastal city of Hadera, according to a senior Defense Ministry official. Lt. Col. Yaron Buskila, former head commander of the IDF’s operations in Judea and Samaria and current secretary general of the Security Movement thinktank, said that the Jezreel Valley near Haifa area is also likely to be in the line of fire.”  

“In attempting to predict the future of relations between societies in conflict, a particularly telling aspect is the education of the younger generation. Hence, the education system of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is of great importance, including summer camps attended by children and teens. A look at the content imparted in these summer camps indeed reveals troubling facts, such as glorification of terrorists. MEMRI has been following these camps, and the extremist indoctrination that occurs in them, for several years. They show that the education imparted by the PA and UNRWA does nothing to lay the foundation for reconciliation and peace with the State of Israel. In fact, it consistently encourages the opposite, inciting the youth to negating the very existence of Israel and encouraging extremism and terrorism against Israeli citizens.”  

“Recently, there has been an escalation in efforts by Palestinian terror organizations, led by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), to establish themselves in the West Bank and set up a military infrastructure to conduct terror attacks and armed struggle against Israel from there. This is evident primarily in a) the cooperation among the various armed factions and the prevalent terror activity in the refugee camps being carried out by terrorist militias such as the Jenin Brigade and Lion’s Den; b) in the significant increase in terror activity emanating from the West Bank, particularly Jenin; c) in explicit public statements by terror organization leaders concerning escalating terror activity in the West Bank, and d) in the undermining of the Palestinian Authority’s control and governance in Jenin refugee camp, which was highlighted by Israel’s July 3-5 Operation Home and Garden military incursion into Jenin.”    

These articles have been written in the last week. The left in Israel is giddy over being able to weaken the Israel Defense Force because they believe they can get rid of those Jews and Christians who believe that Judea and Samaria are part of Israel proper. They believe that Israel needs to lose a war so that they can initiate their leftist dream of unity based on secular humanism. The worst of these traitors is Yuval Harari. He is a traitor to Israel and should be put on trial. Here is a quote by him that summarizes his hatred of God and the Bible: 

“Israeli historian, philosopher and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari has warned that artificial intelligence is now able to compose its own religious texts that would likely attract worshipers. “Of course, religions throughout history claimed that their holy books were written by unknown human intelligence. This was never true before. This could become true very, very quickly, with far-reaching consequences.”  

The enemies of Israel are within and without. God promises that He will respond as He fulfills His promises to His people Israel. One final prophecy comes from the Romans and it is the promise that God is going to save His people Israel. This is consistent with all of the prophets and the establishment of the New Covenant among them:  

“For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, 

God is on the move…get ready! 

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War is Coming

Prophecy Update: War is coming! 8/16/2023 

When I saw Issue One fail, I could not help to think about the Lords promise to punish the land that pollutes the soil through shed blood. God, throughout history has brought war on nations to punish them for polluting the land. Issue One gives the abortion industry the chance to make a law in Ohio that will not only kill children up to and at the time of their birth, but also it will carve out room for killing children after they are born.  

“So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.”  

Numbers 35:33 

The Hebrew verb ḥānēp̄ means to be profaned, be defiled, be polluted, be corrupt. God is very clear that shed blood does something to the land, thus God curses the land. No atonement or expiation for the land is possible without shedding the blood of those who take innocent life. Martin Lloyd Jones preached a series of sermons in 1943 at the height of World War 2. London had suffered through nightly bombing from the Luftwaffe, as Germany tried to bomb the Brits into submission. At one point in his sermon in Westminster Chapel, in the shadow of Buckingham Palace, a Nazi bomb went off right above the church and the people were covered with white dust from the damage to the roof. One gal in the congregation said she thought they went to heaven. Jones kept on preaching!  

The topic of his sermons was, “Why does God allow War”? It was made into a book which I read many years ago. His answer is that God is sovereign over evil and uses war for His own good purposes. War brings us face to face with the reality of sin and our need of God’s favor. War comes to nations when personal sin and national sin merge in an evil embrace. This is the case with America, we are going to war. We are in a war for truth that impacts our children and churches. We are in a war for the culture. We are at war with other nations.  

  1. A war for our children: “American Library Association president says being a ‘Marxist lesbian’ is ‘really important to me’ — Emily Drabinski says she has no regrets for embracing an ideology that unleashed 100 million deaths in the 20th century.” 
  1. A war in the churches: “The witchcraft generation: Gen Z is swapping traditional faiths for magic spells. Netty has been practising magic for 16 years. Raised a Catholic, Netty has not completely reneged on the faith, nor does she see any conflict in casting spells and praying to saints. You might call her a Christian witch. You might be surprised to know there are thousands of them. Witchcraft is one form of alternative spirituality in the ascendant: #witchtok has more than 45 billion views on TikTok. Witch influencers proliferate on social media. Eight million #witchcraft Instagram posts detail the how, what and when of magic: moon rituals, hexes, tarot cards, herbal potions, spells. Within the phenomenon, something interesting is happening: increasing numbers are swapping organised religion for witchcraft, or attempting to marry the two.”   
  1. A culture war: Jonathan Brentner wrote a great article regarding this culture war that I would like to quote:  “When I heard about the criminal indictment of former president Donald Trump on matters related to January 6, 2021, and his disagreement with the results of the election, it took over a day to resolve the anger and perhaps even the fear that it stirred within my soul. Disagreeing with election results is hardly anything new in America; why are they arresting a former president for it now? Yet August 3, 2023, will mark Trump’s third arrest in the past few months. I regard the charges as baseless and frivolous, intended to drain the former president of resources in his current election campaign due to the enormous cost of defending himself. Even former Harvard Law professor and liberal Alan Dershowitz complained about the motives for it and declared that the Supreme Court would reverse any conviction should it go that far. Regardless of what one thinks of the former president, the indictments don’t bode well for the future of the U.S. or its citizens. This article is not at all meant to be a defense of Donald Trump but rather a warning of what it means for the nation that I love. It’s because the current occupant of the White House knows full well that he lost the 2020 election to Trump and would surely lose again in 2024 that he has the Department of Justice stirring up charges against the former president. It’s the same thing dictators have done throughout history, but I never thought I would ever see it happen in the country that I love.”  

I hope that none of this surprises you. The last fifty years we have been in a war with the fascists, communists, and socialists for the hearts and souls of Americans. Our current troubles are best defined by the truth that when a nation forgets God, God will punish that nation. (Psalm 9:17) America has forgotten God. But you say to me, my church hasn’t, my friends haven’t, my family hasn’t forgotten God! We live in a culture with a government as anti-God as it has ever been. They are not happy with letting Christians believe what they want, they want us out of the way. Survey after survey highlights the truth that most in our land have left the Judeo-Christian worldview many years ago. Surveys are clear that many do not believe the Bible or read the Bible.  

“Now consider this, you who forget God, Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.” Psalm 50:22 

God is angry at the evil being done in our country and what our country is doing to other countries. We have blood on our hands in the Ukraine Russia war. Our government has spent billions of dollars to keep that war going and sending Ukrainians and Russians to their deaths unnecessarily. The Ukrainians do not have the infrastructure to build their own weapons to keep a war going with the Russians.  

“Russia’s Shoigu says Ukraine depleted, war showing weakness of Western weapons: The war has sown devastation across swathes of eastern and southern Ukraine, killed or injured hundreds of thousands and triggered the biggest rupture in Russia’s ties with the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of war crimes and cast Moscow’s invasion as an imperial-style land grab. The Kremlin casts the conflict as an existential battle with a hostile West which it says wants to tear Russia apart.” Ukraine may join NATO if it agrees to cede the territories it refuses to recognize as part of Russia, Stian Jensen, Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General. The West is already giving up in Ukraine!  

These wars are just the start of the last days wars promised by God. The current wars are birth pangs for something coming which is much worse than what we are seeing today. God says that the wars are going to lead to the battle of battles, Armageddon! Israel will be the center of this war because it will be the final attempt by Satan to destroy all that God is doing and saying on all the earth! God is even now preparing Israel to fight these wars.  

“A Manufacturing Minnow, Israel Rises As Industrial Technology Power: A new report shows that venture-backed financing into Israel’s I4 industry grew 223% in 4 years, from $113M in 2014 to $365M in 2018. The 2018 financing figure accounts for 5% of global VC-backed financing into the I4 industry, according to Pitchbook. This might be a small percentage, but only the US and China are ahead of Israel, a nation of just 9 million people.”   

“Having to fight five major wars in its first four decades, Israel built a comprehensive standing army – the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) – and furnished it with an arsenal of highly advanced military hardware. The government, which owns three major defense firms, also encouraged the formation of private companies to equip the IDF. The development of a sophisticated defense industry inevitably led to exports, which today account for a majority of its revenues and allows the country’s defense industry to compete against some of the largest companies in the world for foreign contracts, in addition to producing many of the arms needed for Israel’s own defense.”   

These articles highlight the way Israel has the manufacturing and technological base to conduct war. As the news comes out that Israel has struck Damascus again and again, the prophecy of Isaiah 17 comes to the forefront.  

“Mystery blasts in Damascus ‘destroyed Iranian weapons depot’: The warehouse is said to have contained missiles intended for transfer to Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon. Unexplained “violent explosions” that rocked Damascus in the early hours of Sunday destroyed an arms depot belonging to Iranian-backed groups, according to UK-based group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. In a rare interview which aired on Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Sky News Arabia that Iran was only a pretext for Israel’s strikes in Syria. 

“The truth is that the Syrian army is mainly targeted under the title of the Iranian presence,” he said, adding that the strikes “will continue as long as Israel is an enemy” according to a translation of the interview provided by SANA. Israel has reportedly struck hundreds of targets in Syria in recent years as part of an effort to prevent Iranian military entrenchment in the country. However, it rarely acknowledges these incidents.”  

In 2007 Israel clandestinely bombed a Syrian nuclear facility that was being operated with the help of North Korea. If Israel blew up this nuke plant to protect itself from Syrian nukes, how will they not blow up Iran for the same thing? As Iran keeps shipping missiles to her proxies through Syria, they keep getting bombed by Israel. One day, the city of Damascus will cease to exist because Israel will blow it off the face of the earth according to Isaiah 17. The tensions between Israel and Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, and Iran are at an all time high. War is not just in the air, it is openly being talked about in the press. Prime Minister Netanyahu canceled his vacation to have an emergency meeting for the war in the north.  

“The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1 

This war is more likely today because the enemies of Israel are as confident as I have ever seen them. The current division in Israel, the chaos being fostered on the military by the left is giving the false impression that the God of Israel will not protect His people. When we are faithless, God is always faithful to His promises. God will use all of the end time wars to lead Jews back to Himself as they will come to see Jesus as their true Messiah.  

“There are currently 340,000 dunams of Olive trees planted across Israel, producing over 15,000 tons of oil and over 24,000 tons of edible olives annually. The Olive trees in Israel have been around for centuries if not millennia.”[i] (A dunam is approximately nine hundred square meters, which is equivalent to about .22 acres). 

Isaiah 17:6 says that after the severe shaking caused by the conflict there will only be, “Two or three olives at the top of the uppermost bough, Four or five in its most fruitful branches.” So, instead of the annual production of “15,000 tons of oil and over 24,000 tons of edible olives,” it seems that as a result of this war there will be no olive harvest at all. 

These agricultural scenarios depict how Israel’s glory fades and the fatness of the nation grows lean. This is a picture of how the Syrian-Israeli war devastates Israel and provokes the nation to destroy Damascus.”   

The imageries provided in Isaiah 17:4-6 do not present a good outlook for Israel in its war with Syria. The conflict, which will likely also involve Iran and its proxies, seems to push Israel to the brink of its extinction. This devastating war compels Israel to destroy Damascus and other major Syrian cities. According to the verse below, Damascus gets destroyed overnight. 

“Then behold, at eventide, trouble! And before the morning, he (Damascus) is no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, And the lot of those who rob us.” (Isaiah 17:14; emphasis added) 

The plundering and robbing that occurs suggests that the Jewish state is being invaded, not only by missiles from the air, but also by boots on the ground. Air strikes destroy plunder and booty, but foot soldiers capture these things. The picture portrayed is a full-scale war whereby Jewish cities and neighborhoods are being attacked, plundered and robbed by the Syrian army and their allies. 

Therefore, we discover that Israel is not the aggressor in this conflict, but they are forced to act aggressively to defend the nation. In order to fight off an existential threat from Syria, and probably a coalition of Iran and its proxies, the Jewish state resorts to destroying Damascus overnight.”  God is going to save His people and it will be used to open their eyes. Pray that God opens the eyes of Americans for their need of Jesus! 

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Russia and Gog!

Prophecy Update: Gog and the rise of Russia 8/10/23 

The war between Russia and NATO on the territory of Ukraine has prophetic implications. God gave a vision to Ezekiel about a future war that would include primarily Russia, Iran, Turkey and Israel. A coalition of nations led by Russia will attack Israel from the north and attempt to take over Israel and steal her rich resources. Israel is very rich in gas, oil, and agriculture. The Dead Sea has been a treasure trove of minerals and material important to modern technological advances. Today, Russia suffers the same intolerance of Jews that it did when they wiped out Jews in the 1880 pogroms. A pogrom is a Russian word which means to wreak havoc.  

“Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.” Ezekiel 38:2-3 

Gog is a specific title to a leader that God mentions several times in the scriptures. “The prophetic prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and Magog. Josephus says, “Magog founded those that from him were named Magogites, but who are by the Greeks called Scythians” (Ant. 1:6, 1).” Vladimir Putin is the leader of Russia, and he acts as he might be the man who will fulfill this prophecy. Having a close relationship with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has also afforded him a place as a Christian leader. Some newspapers have also printed the fiction that Putin is the savior of Christianity in Europe. Unfortunately, that fiction comes with an intolerance of Jews. The Jews suffer as the least tolerated religious minority in Russia.  

Here is a brief history of the intolerance of Jews in Russia: 

1727: Catherine I expelled all Jews. 

1742: Elizabeth I reorders expulsion of Jews but makes an exception for those Jews who convert to the Russian Orthodox Church. 

1790-1917 Jews are not permitted to live where they want but are assigned areas by the government. This leads to murder and stealing of property. The territory would be in what is Ukraine and Belarus primarily. Remember the movie ‘Fiddler on the Roof’? It highlights the time when Jews were kicked out of their homes. 

1880-1890: Pogroms broke out leading to the murder of Jews all over the Russian territory and especially in Kiev, Belarus, Minsk, Lithuania, and Poland.  

Odessa: The pogroms started in 1821 and did not let up until after the holocaust of the 1940’s. In 1942, over 34,000 Jews were massacred. The Greek and Russian Orthodox churches showed hatred and evil intent towards the Jews which was fed in the city for over 100 years. For over 1000 years, since its founding in 990, the Russian Orthodox Church went along with the government’s decision to execute antisemitic law. During the Holocaust itself, the Catholic, Orthodox, and Lutheran churches supported and or decided to not protest the evil treatment of the Jews.  

During the Nazi invasion into Russia, the Germans, Ukrainians, and Belarussians, murdered over 1.5 million Jews. After WW2, the Russians had to recover from the war and in 1948 they started a new wave of antisemitism. From 1948-1952, Jews were targeted in businesses and the universities and were fired from their jobs. This led to the execution of 24 Jewish leaders by the communists in 1952. Stalin planned a new wave of pogroms.   

That brings us to the current war in Ukraine. It is difficult to work through all of the disinformation from both sides. The pro Ukrainian side says that the Russians are losing, and the pro Russia side says that Ukraine is losing. I have tried to pay more attention to military assessments that talk of the reality of the positions each nation finds itself. One thing is sure, and I put this out there for your own consideration; The Biblical view of these lands says that they will be used to launch an attack on Israel in the future. Half of Ukraine, at least, is Magog territory and that means it must be under Russian control before the biblical war commences! Currently, Russia controls 27% of Ukraine. Neither Russia nor Ukraine have given up their antisemitic attitudes! 

On Russian state TV, today they are saying that the Russian army is advancing 10 kilometers (about 6.21 mi) each day. They pronounced that Berlin and Paris will be ours. They also said that they will reclaim Alaska as their own. The Russians are growing in confidence. Why?  

My theory is that Russia must gain in confidence because God says He will put a hook into their jaw and drag them down into Israel. The hook has to include confidence of military success. Russia must have some victories in its current war to gain the confidence they need to unite other nations in the attempt to take out Israel. It will not be hard to convince the Muslim nations to go to war with Israel. However, the Muslim nations have lost four wars against Israel in the last 75 years, starting in 1948. God is giving Russia more success so He can drag them down to Israel and judge them there for all the evil they have done in the earth!  

“I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords” Ezekiel 38:4 

“After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them.” Ezekiel 38:8 

Here is a confidence building thought for you. Twenty Five percent of reservists in Israel said they will not fight for the country because of the judicial reform. I do not think this is true because in the end these guys will fight. But, if you are an enemy of Israel, you will be jumping with glee. The Russians are pushing a narrative that says, Russia can unite nations better than the USA or NATO. The latest attempt at this messaging is Africa. Several African nations are turning to Russia and seeking to kick the Americans and French out. Niger is a case in point. There was a coup in Niger and the people of the country were flying the Russian flag and burning the French flag. Russia is gaining in popularity for their anti-western posture.  

“On Aug. 3-5, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) lost 2,040 additional men, bringing Ukrainian casualties to over 45,000 since the beginning of the “Counter-Offensive” June 4. The AFU has approx. 200.000 combat soldiers, 36.000 of which were trained at NATO bases like Grafenwöhr, Germany in the past months.”  

I did a study on the German attack on Russia in WW2. The operation was called Barbarossa and Germany sent 3 million men to invade. They were divided into three army groups to invade on three different routes. The southern attack went through Ukraine and conquered Kiev on their way to Odessa, Army group north went to Leningrad and Army group center went to Moscow. Of course, as you know, Germany failed. I bring this up because who thinks that an army of less than one million can conquer Russia as our generals proclaim on American news. Napolean could not defeat Russia, Germany could not do it with three million men, and now we can do it with 200,000 Ukrainians? Do not be blinded by the Ukraine war, the real war is coming in Israel. 

Every day, Russia flies its planes towards the Golan Heights where the war will take place. Russia is joined in its flights by Iranian and Syrian fighters. Israel still bombs in and around Damascus to protect itself from the buildup of troops in Syria. Those troops are designed for war with Israel. Russia is so confident of its abilities that it openly talks about taking over Istanbul. This is the capital of Turkey and Russia wants it back.  

For a thousand years, Russia has had a vision of Constantinople as the centre of Russian power.  Can any parallel instance be found, in which a nation has held fast to one great idea for a thousand years, through all vicissitudes of fortune, and all changes in government, religion, and civilization? It has been called the dream of Russia, — is it not a marvelously prophetic dream?  

A big reason for the Russian dream is a church called the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. The Turks call it Istanbul and they have angered the Russians by what they did with the church.  

“Turkish Council of State decided to change the status of Hagia Sophia from the museum to the mosque, as requested by Erdogan’s AKP Government.  The Russian Orthodox Church expressed dismay at Turkey’s decision to revoke the museum status of Hagia Sophia, accusing it of ignoring voices of millions of Christians. Built in the 6th century in honour of Christ the Saviour, this church is of great importance to the whole Orthodoxy. And it is especially dear to the Russian Church. Prince Vladimir’s envoys stepped across the threshold of this church and were captivated by its heavenly beauty. Having heard their story, St. Vladimir received baptism and baptised Rus’, which followed him into a new spiritual and historical dimension – Christian civilisation.’    

Putin threatened Turkey at that time in 2020 and he has vowed that the Hagia Sophia will be in Russian hands before he leaves office. Putin is friendly towards Iran who is on opposition to Turkey. As Turkish forces have entered parts of Syria in the north, there have been very sensitive meetings so that Turkish forces do not get entangled with Iranian forces. Iran is the number one ally of Russia in the Middle East. This next article sheds some light on how this war can start: 

“The chief of Iran’s Islamic Guard Corps Quds Force, Esmail Qaani, arrived in Lebanon for talks with Hassan Nasrallah, the Iranian-backed terror group in Lebanon.The Quds Force, named after Jerusalem in Arabic, is the ayatollah regime’s elite force for international operations in the Middle East and beyond. Much of the IRGC’s Quds activities focus on expanding and strengthening Iran’s vast network of terror proxies such as Hezbollah, the Houthis in Yemen, Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and pro-Iranian Islamist militias in Iraq and Syria.”  

When I was in Israel in 2014 we were told that the war would start in the north with Hezbollah. Today, that is a reality because Hezbollah has started laying the foundation for the attack. The reason for the meeting between Iran and Hezbollah is to coordinate the attack. Here is how the article paints this picture: 

“Hezbollah is violating all previous agreements pertaining to the border. We’ve seen katyusha rocket fire, tents being erected inside Israeli territory and members of the Lebanon-based terror group attempting to disrupt the military in its operations. The defense of our residents is compromised at the moment,” warned Moshe Davidovitz, a regional council mayor in northern Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, who recently visited the region, warned Hezbollah against further provocations and said Israel would send Lebanon back “to the Stone Age.”  

The war of Ezekiel 38-39 will take place when God drags Russia down to Israel with a hook in its jaw. God is very clear that Russia thinks that it will gain riches in this endeavor. I believe that Israel will win a war with its neighbors, and this will bring Russia into the mix. The Russians are still to this day showing disdain for Israel and Jews, soon they will try to complete one of their other dreams, to destroy the Jews. They will fail! 

“In the last eight months, opposition to the aid that Israel receives from the United States has grown. The burgeoning movement to go ahead with it is rooted in contempt for Israel’s democratically elected government and the majority of its citizens, and as a way to exert pressure on the Jewish state and downgrade the long-term and crucial alliance.”  

The antisemitic forces in America are at work in the congress to shut down aid to Israel. I think that America is at a crossroads on a lot of issues, least of which is our relationship to the God of Israel. God does not like it when nations attack the apple of His eye. There are repercussions for such behavior. Add to that the immoral filth spewing from Washington D.C. Which they push around the world, and we have the perfect storm of God’s judgment on America. Pray for our nation! 

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