Lately, the word “many” has been on my mind for two reasons.
First, the Tribulation period will begin when the Antichrist confirms a seven-year covenant with “many” (Dan. 9:27).
It seems significant to this writer that U.S. Pres. Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have decided that the only way to get Israel and the PA to agree to a peace treaty is to make it part of a regional agreement.
These two leaders have decided that a peace treaty is possible if the Arabs (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and others) are involved along with the U.S., Israel and the PA.
Leaders of some of these nations have already said they think it will work. Some have even suggested that a treaty might be agreed to sooner than many people think.
That would make the Rapture sooner than many people think. Many would be caught unaware (Luke 21:34).
Then the Antichrist could rise to power and confirm the new treaty with “many.”
Second, the beginning of the Tribulation period is near when God gathers a multitude of nations (“many” nations) from the far corners of the earth in the mountains of Babylon (Iraq) to destroy the whole land of Iraq (Isa. 13:1-6).
These nations will assemble with the weapons of His (God’s) indignation, one of the names of the Tribulation Period (Isa. 26:20-21; Zeph. 3:8).
Starting in 2014, ISIS moved into a large area of Iraq.
ISIS didn’t destroy many things when they moved in because the Iraqi defenders often abandoned their weapons and ran. But ISIS settled in and destroyed many things (churches, museums, public buildings and more).
Pres. Obama soon gathered “many” nations (I seem to remember 60) in the mountains of Iraq to fight ISIS (he called them ISIL, a Muslim term).
He didn’t seem to be in a hurry, but the major cities of Tikrit, Ramadi, Fallujah, Qayyara, and many towns and villages were retaken over time.
In some cases, the destruction was great and ISIS troops burned down or boobytrap buildings as they fled.
Candidate Donald Trump arrived on the scene promising the destruction of ISIS. The remains of the ISIS troops are now surrounded in the western part of Mosul.
As I understand it, Iraqis and the forces from other nations that are helping them are recapturing Mosul one building and one city block at a time.
Iraqi forces start moving up to a building or a block; if they are fired upon from a building, a U.S. advisor calls for a U.S. plane to drop a bomb on the building. When the dust settles, the troops move up to the next building or block.
It will take a while and the destruction is great, but ISIS is slowly being destroyed and the U.S. has scheduled a 68-nation meeting (“many” on Mar. 22-23, 2017) to discuss what they are going to do next.
Israel is mentioned more than any other nation in the Bible. Babylon (Iraq) is next. Stay focused on what is taking place in Iraq.
It has been 50 years since 1967 and there is good reason to believe that major things will happen in 2017.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck