Edition 138: November 7th 2012
Syria / Lebanon/ Jordan and Turkey in prophecy
News events and commentary:
My comment begins with ***
●Israel’s Netanyahu says that by the time his term is over, Iran will not have a nuclear weapons program. “I will attack Iran even alone if I have to.” - Debka Files (6th November)
●Israel goes ahead with construction of 1,200 new homes in so-called occupied territory.
●Obama tells Israel that Iran is accumulating enough fissile material for 4-6 nuclear bombs. (US intelligence) Obama also tells Netanyahu that “sanctions are not working” and that Iran has doubled enrichment centrifuges to 6000. But he says he is still opposed to a pre-emptive strike by Israel. – Debka File.
●Netanyahu warns that Israel will attack Syria over chemical weapons proliferation.
●Egypt’s President Morsi says “amen” to prayer by Iman praying for Allah to destroy the Jews and their supporters. ***And the deceived world thought the Muslim Brotherhood came in peace!
●Iran has just developed a new 2000 km range stealth attack drone.
●Syria uses UN-outlawed cluster bombs on civilians in Damascus and surroundings. (UN report 6th November)
►The Obama win: Since his re-election, Abbas calls for Obama to end the “occupation.” Obama has a history of flip flopping on Israel, just like a true politician (all liars) When the pressure is on he will side with Islam and the pressure will be on, big time soon!
America is in grave danger now. She is in the hands of spiritually dead and blind liberal humanist. He has no understanding or insight into any aspects of Bible prophecy at all. He is like a blind and deaf man standing on a rail track in the face of charging locomotive!
Because of the size of the US economically the whole world will be affected.
Obama has little hope of avoiding the January-coming “fiscal cliff” He has already said that he will let the Bush tax cuts expire if no agreement is reached with the Republicans. He has no hope of reducing government debt no over $16 trillion and growing fast.
On the subjects of the approaching “fiscal cliff” an almost unknown component of it is huge defence cuts. This alone will push unemployment a lot higher. But large defence cuts in the face of many soon coming wars?!!
We must understand that Obama is completely and completely unprepared to handle what is coming upon this world soon. He may have experience in handling many things, but he is a gullible unprepared zero in the face of God’s coming judgements.
When the pressure is on from God he will go with the devil!
There are numerous excellent studies available on the judgement of God on a nation because of the mass murder of the unborn and the promotion of homosexuality.
Syria / Lebanon/ Jordan and Turkey in prophecy
If you look at the map you’ll notice that Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt surround Israel. Only Syria has no existing peace contract with Israel. Lebanon has had a long-standing peace deal with Israel, which has been broken and tested by militant groups in Lebanon a number of times. Since Hezbollah rolled into town the peace agreement is in tatters.
Jordan has also had a long-standing peace deal with Israel as has Egypt. The various Palestinian organisations hate this and have tried to destroy these peace deals since they’ve been in force.
Now we have a consolidated power in the form of the Muslim Brotherhood that is trying to bring down these peace agreements, contrary to their public statements. Storm clouds are gathering.
Israel is in grave danger. Just looking at the map alone spells it out. Amazingly, the Bible says, “all nations will be gathered against Jerusalem.” That’s not far away or hard to imagine now is it?
We are now entering a critical phase in Bible prophecy. This will be a deadly time indeed. We are about to witness the violent deaths of multitudes of people in and around Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel. Turkey and Egypt may be involved to some degree as well. This will be a precursor to the soon-to-follow Great War of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, also referred to as WW111.
Iran could be brought into the situation anytime, but it is likely to meet its fate after these events.
That war spoken of in Ezekiel against Israel will involve Russia, Iran, China and numerous nations of Europe. But before this war we will see an enormous, terrible and deadly series of events in and around Syria. I’ve shared some of these things in previous editions, but much of this is new and it’s all on the doorstep right now.
Most people have no idea about these things. The Biblical description of it all is shocking indeed and will rock the world!
Damascus is the oldest continuing city in the world that has never been destroyed before. This means that the prophecies of its demise are still future. In fact that future is now!
Isaiah 17:1 “Behold Damascus will cease from being a city and it will be a ruinous heap.”
Isaiah 17: 9-12 “In that day (destruction of Damascus) strong cities will be forsaken and an uppermost branch will be left because of the children of Israel; and there will be desolation. Because you have forgotten God…In that day your harvest will be a heap of ruins in the day of grief and desperate sorrow. Woe to the multitude of many peoples who make a noise like the roar of the seas...The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters.
Syria is one of three arms of an anti-Israel, anti-West confederation. These are Syria, Iran and Hezbollah /Lebanon. This threesome is Islamic Shia led. They really hate the Islamic Sunni majority. The two sects have been at war for ages and will continue at war with each other.
They are united only in their hatred for Israel and the major western nations.
Syria is predominantly Sunni, but the Assad family are Shia. You may have wondered why the Syrian government is so vicious, violent and murderous against their own people and the so-called opposition. It has nothing to do with Israel. It has everything to do with Islam’s own murderous hatred for their own denominations.
The Assad government of Syria has a major ally in Russia who supplies $150 million worth of arms per year to Syria. China is also allied with Syria’s government. This is the reason why the outnumbered Shia Syrian government will be able to prolong the conflict. It has almost unlimited military resourses, while the opposition forces are very limited.
The entire focus of the conflict will change in a flash once Israel enters the fray.
The West is sitting back and watching Syria disintegrate!
The western powers think that they’re doing the right thing by staying out. What they are doing is shooting themselves in the foot, because this whole lot will soon go bang, and have dramatic consequences for the world economy!
It’s not just oil from the Middle East that will be used as a weapon against the West, but oil from the Far East and Far North!
I’ve mentioned this many times before, but here it comes again. We’re on the verge of a world economic melt-down and stock market crash to end them all and a terrible depression resulting in worldwide poverty, famine and disease. Don’t think that these things will take many years to develop. And please don’t be fooled by the current world stock market rally. The world is blind to all these things from a prophetic point of view.
Now with Obama in again, we will see trouble.
Amos 1:3-13 speaks of God breaking the gate of Damascus, sending punishment on Gaza and sending fire on Tyre (Lebanon) He brings punishment on Edom (Jordan) and brings destruction on the Philistines (Palestinians) because they tried to expand their territory.
Jeremiah 49:24-27 “Damascus has grown feeble and turns to flee, and fear has seized her, anguish and sorrow have taken hold of her like a woman in labour. Why is the city of praise not deserted, the city of My joy? Therefore her young men shall fall in the streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day says the Lord of hosts. I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus.”
Joel 3:19 “Egypt shall be a desolation and Edom (Jordan) a desolate wilderness, because of violence against the people of Judah...Judah shall abide forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation, for I will acquit them of bloodguilt.”
Jordan in prophecy
Zechariah 11:3 ...”For the pride of Jordan is in ruins.”
Jer 49:2 “Behold the days are coming says the Lord that I will cause to be heard an alarm of war, in Rabbah of the Ammonites (Jordan); it shall be a desolate mound and her villages shall be burned with fire, then Israel will take possession of his inheritance.”
In fact this whole chapter deals with the judgment and destruction of Jordan! It has also never happened before. Jordan is now at rest. Things are about to change! The Hashemite kingdom will disappear.
Zechariah 9:2-8 “Tyre built herself a tower …behold the Lord will destroy her power and cast her out; He will destroy her power in the sea, and she will be devoured by fire. Ashkelon and Gaza shall see it and fear; Gaza shall be very sorrowful…and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines (Palestinians)
This entire section of prophecy deals with the following cities and nations. I’ve included their modern names.
Edomites = Jordan / Parts of the West Bank.
Ishmaelites = The Arab people.
Moabites = Jordan / Parts of the West Bank.
Hagrites = Jordan / The Arab people.
Gebalites = Lebanon.
Ammonites = Jordan.
Amalekites = Southern Israel / Gaza.
Philistia = Gaza.
Tyre = Lebanon.
Assyria / Assur = Syria / Parts of Turkey and Iraq.
Above is Damascus in better times and now on the way to becoming the “ruined heap” of Isaiah 17
The nations of the world:
The Bible is clear on two things. The Jews will be gathered back to their land from the nations of the world and the nations of the world will gather against the Jews in the last days!
It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant people are of these things, believer and unbelievers alike! Just last week I was chatting with the CEO of a large listed company. His comment on these things was, “O this situation has always been around and will continue for ages to come.”
Imagine the stupidity of going to war when God sealed the outcome thousands of years ago. You can trust your life with Bible prophecy! Please don’t trust the opinions of man especially in the form of the modern media.
As a veteran journalist, if you don’t know it already let me tell you that your worst enemies are all of the world’s media. Satan is the god of this world and the media is his voice. If you don’t believe me, you will when we step into eternity!
The great Tsunami!
We are now witnessing the slow destruction of Damascus into the dust of death. It may still take some time before the prophetic destruction is complete.
Bible prophecy centres on the ruin of Damascus, Syria’s capital, but there are some indications in various prophecies that Syria, Lebanon and Israel may be flooded after being hit by a giant tsunami.
The prophecies may be speaking allegorically, using floods as a general description of the destruction. This is highly unlikely and is not in character with the rest of the prophecy.
Over much time Israel has given away much land in exchange for peace. Peace remains elusive simply because God says you will not divide My land (Joel 3:2) Dividing the land brings war and not peace. It brings punishment from God on all involved.
Lebanon in prophecy
We must bear in mind that Lebanon today is not like it was just a decade ago. Today Lebanon is inextricably merged with Israel-hating Hezbollah.
Ezekiel 26:2-3 “Because Tyre (Lebanon) has said against Jerusalem ‘Aha! She is broken who was the gateway of the peoples...Therefore thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I am against you O Tyre and will cause many nations to come up against you as the sea causes its waves to come up.”
The rest of this passage continues with the prophesied destruction of Lebanon. You don’t want to buy property in Lebanon!
Isaiah 10:33-34 “Behold the Lord will lop off the bough with terror; those of high stature will be hewn down, and the haughty will be humbled...and Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.”
The severity of the judgments of destruction against Lebanon in numerous Bible passages seems extreme and out of character for a somewhat peaceful nation just a few years ago. We must remember that with Hezbollah now firmly planted in Lebanon the story is completely different. Hezbollah has alliances with Syria, Iran, even Russia, and it is pro-Palestinian to the core. Most of the people of Lebanon are peace loving, but we now have an Israel / Jew hating, controlling force in Lebanon. They are doomed, according to many prophecies.
Ezekiel 38 and 39 speaks of a great war which will soon unfold and be called, WW111. Ezekiel 38:6 speaks of the nations of Gomer and Togarmah. These are the names for modern day Turkey. Its doom together many others is spelt out in these chapters.
It’s interesting that the end time scenario is compared to the “days of Noah”. Noah’s ark came to rest on Mount Ararat in Turkey. Revelation 2 calls Pergamum the place where Satan’s throne is. This is also in Turkey.
Turkey today is pro-west and has had a half-hearted positive leaning towards Israel. It all matters nothing! At the end of the day Turkey will fulfil its fateful role revealed in many prophecies.
One very important section of prophecy:
Psalm 83:2-8 “O God your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, ‘Come let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.’ For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you.”
“The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagarites; Gebel, Ammon and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria has also joined with them...”
These incredible apply perfectly to all of Islam, the Palestinians and their friends, the United Nations, the Interfaith Movement and all those in replacement theology.
Edom is present day Jordan. The Ishlaelites are many Arab peoples. Moab is present day Jordan and the Hagarites are Arab peoples from Dead Sea area. Amman is still the capital city of Jordan. Philistia is the Palestinians and Gaza. Tyre is a large city in Lebanon and Assyria includes Syria.
Please note that all of these nations are called “enemies of God”. These will all fulfil their fateful role in prophecy very soon. In fact we are already in the “Damascus phase.”
Here are the nations on the map:
The book of Obadiah contains only one chapter, but it is very important prophetically. It speaks of the coming destruction of Lebanon, Jordan Egypt and others. It speaks of the final victory of Israel. It is most certainly a parallel to Psalm 83 above.
A Surprise ending.
Some of these present day Islamic nations have a wonderful future. Not as Islamic nations but as nations serving the Lord after being crushed and destroyed by war. Obviously it will be a remnant in these lands and not all who will be saved. Now, right at the end of the era we see a great surprise, as some of these peoples become our brothers and sisters in the Lord!
The Islamic nations spoken of in the verses below include: Egypt, Lebanon Syria and perhaps parts of Iran.
Isaiah 19:24-25 “In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts will bless saying, ‘Blessed is Egypt My people and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.’”
Isaiah 29:17-18 “Is it not yet a little while till Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field and the fruitful field be estimated a forest. In that day the blind shall see and the deaf shall hear the words of the book...”
The one big single common denominator behind the destruction of all these nations in this edition is their anti-Israel position.
Its’ never a good idea to side with God’s enemies!
I took this picture early in the morning as the mists rolled in over the Etosha Pan in Namibia. This is one of the most beautiful, inspiring places on this earth! This is a place of still, calm, sublime serenity!
Shalom and grow in grace!