In 2008, a White House Correspondent named William R. “Bill” Koenig wrote a fascinating and well-documented book called “Eye to Eye.” Bill discussed the ten costliest insurance events in American history, the twelve costliest hurricanes in American history, some of the largest tornado disasters in American history and the two largest terrorist attacks in American history. The thing that caught the attention of many is that Bill tied the timing of these events to American pressure on Israel to divide the Promised Land. He quoted a verse of Scripture that reads, “It shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” (Zech. 12:9). And he warned that the Two-State Solution has placed the world on a collision course with God.
There is another verse of Scripture that has often got my attention,“For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head” (Obad. 1:15). When the Tribulation Period is near those who mistreat Israel will reap what they sow and every effort to harm Israel will backfire. God’s guiding principle will be to do toIsrael’s enemies what they try to do to Israel. For example, in September 2010, America pushed Israel to sign a peace treaty to give up houses and land on the West Bank. About that time, America’s housing industry tanked, bankruptcy filings soared and one out of every seven mortgages became delinquent or went into foreclosure. To cite a second example, for years, the Arab League has caused political turmoil and division in Israel over the Two-State Solution (dividing the Promised Land of Israel). Now, most of the Arab League nations are caught up in the Arab Spring with its seemingly endless political turmoil and division.
With these Scriptural warnings and subsequent literal catastrophes, problems and turmoil in mind, it is important to notice that Prime Minister Netanyahu believes Iran could cross his famous red line on the development of nuclear weapons before the end of 2013. And even worse, Pres. Obama seems to be on the brink of losing what is left of his unchristian, anti-Semitic mind over the thought that Israel could attack Iran’s nuclear facilities in the next four to six months. He appears to be desperate to stop it at any cost.
My opinion comes first from a report that Pres. Obama has enticed the EU to lure Iran to the negotiating table by offering to weaken Israel, if Iran will give up its nuclear weapons program before Israel destroys it. And second, from Pres. Obama’s use of the EU to threaten Israel to accept the Two-State Solution based on the 1967 borders or the West will let Iran go nuclear. He may lure Iran to the negotiating table because Iran would be tempted to stall for time to advance her nuclear weapons program. And he may weaken Israel, but he won’t weaken Israel enough for Iran to destroy Israel unless he can weaken God (and he may think he is). Anyway, there is not a chance in the world that he can do that. He may decide to let Iran go nuclear, but there is not much chance that Israel will permit it. And even if Israel did permit it, based on the Scriptures cited above, it is more likely that those weapons would be used on America than on Israel.
No one can fault Pres. Obama for wanting to avoid war between Iran and Israel, but his offer to weaken Israel and his threat to let Iran go nuclear are a very dangerous turn of events. For one thing, Israel attacking Iran is not the Battle of Gog and Magog (Ezek. 38-39), but a counterattack against Israel by Iran, Russia and others would be that long-predicted war. For another thing, about 2010, a panel of American experts suggested that should Iran and Israel get into a war: 1) The price of oil will surge and gasoline could reach $8-10 per gallon, 2) Fear and panic selling will impact the stock market and possibly cause it to collapse, 3) World trade will seize up and perhaps cause a depression, 4) Military spending will escalate forcing the U.S. to borrow more at a time when we can’t afford it, 5) Inflation will kick in and the price of everything will soar, 6) The price of precious metals will surge, and 7) more.
I am not saying that any of these things will happen in the next four to six months. They could happen before that and they could be delayed a little longer. I have been expecting the Battle of Gog and Magog for several years and it obviously hasn’t happened yet. But I am saying some or all of these things could happen in the next four to six months. And if the Rapture doesn’t remove the Church before then, there is no telling what Christians will face. We always need to have our spiritual house in order, but if we don’t have it in order right now it is high time that we get er done.
FYI: Coming this month “God Has Spoken (And We Know It)” by Daymond Duck.
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