War is Coming

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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.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/ 
  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.”  https://www.newstatesman.com/   
  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.” https://www.raptureready.com/  

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.” https://www.reuters.com/ 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.” https://www.forbes.com/   

“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.” https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/i   

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.” https://www.israeltoday.co.il/  

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.”  http://www.prophecydepotministries.net/   

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

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

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

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