Several weeks ago, I read an article by a Jewish rabbi who said the events in the Middle East are turning Biblical.
I agree with him, but would say that it is a global issue, not just a Middle East issue.
First, based on Psa. 83 and Ezek. 38, many prophecy teachers believe Israel will get into a war with her neighbors in the latter days and latter years.
Pres. Trump has stopped giving millions of dollars to the PA, their economy is near collapse and demonstrators are becoming more aggressive, violent and dangerous.
On Oct. 4, 2018, Israel moved more Iron Dome systems and troops to the border and placed those troops on maximum readiness for all developments.
On Oct. 7, 2018, Israeli Prime Min. Netanyahu sent out a warning that Israel will not hesitate to launch a full-scale invasion of Gaza if the situation keeps growing worse.
Second, based on statements by Jesus, many prophecy teachers expect an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters at the end of the age.
On Sept. 28, 2018, a 7.5 earthquake and a tsunami with 20-foot waves struck a city called Palu on one of the islands of Indonesia; and on Oct. 3, 2018, a volcano erupted on that same island.
So that one island was struck by a 7.5 earthquake, a tsunami with 20-foot waves moving at 500 mph and the eruption of a volcano in one week.
On Oct. 8, the death toll was approaching 2,000 people, and approximately 5,000 people were still missing; houses, businesses, ships and boats were destroyed along several miles of coastline.
Third, based on statements by Jesus and by John in the book of Revelation, many prophecy teachers believe pestilence is a Tribulation-Period sign.
In late Sept. 2018, the east coast of the U.S. was struck by Hurricane Florence that killed several people, flooded large parts of the Carolinas and damaged many homes and businesses.
On Oct. 3, 2018, it was reported that people that have suffered from all of these things are now being attacked by mega mosquitoes 20 times larger than normal.
Fourth, based on prophecies in the books of Daniel and Revelation, many prophecy teachers believe there will be a world government during the Tribulation Period.
For many years, prophecy teachers have warned that globalists want to surrender the sovereignty of the U.S. to a world government, and they have been accused of promoting a conspiracy theory.
On Sept. 24, 2018, Pres. Trump stood before the UN (seat of the wannabe world government) and said, “We will never surrender American sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. America is governed by Americans.”
He said, “We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”
He also said, “America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control and domination.”
The coming world government is a Bible truth, not a conspiracy theory.
Fifth, regardless of what Pres. Trump said, on Sept. 30, 2018, he got an agreement to replace NAFTA with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
It has been reported that most of the people that negotiated the USMCA are career diplomats and known globalists from the Obama Administration, and most of the language in the USMCA was copied from the TPP, a globalist trade agreement that was written to cause nations to surrender their sovereignty.
I encourage people to pray that the U.S. Senate will refuse to pass this if it surrenders U.S. sovereignty and that God will guide Pres. Trump to do His will.
I also encourage people to pray about the upcoming election and that the U.S. will abandon the two-state solution in Israel.
We should also thank God that the attempt by the globalist George Soros to buy a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court by hiring mobs of protestors failed.
Sixth, the Bible teaches that Gentiles from all nations will visit Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles during the Millennium.
On Sept. 27, 2018, 7,000 Christians from the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia and other places marched through the streets of Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.
Seventh, according to the Bible, the area where the Dead Sea is located was a well-watered valley before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah in the days of Lot, but the fire and brimstone that fell on that area turned it into a wasteland (Gen. 13:10; 19:24-28).
Nevertheless, the Bible teaches that there will be fish in the Dead Sea at the end of the age (Ezek. 47:10).
On Oct. 4, 2018, it was reported that the water level in the Dead Sea is unusually low and sink holes are being exposed that are being filled by underground fresh water; and scientists are discovering fish and vegetation in some of them.
Some believe that a future system could be developed to send desalinated water into streams that could reach the Dead Sea and cause the fish to thrive even more.
Israel has already appropriated the money to build two more desalination plants.
Eighth, the Bible teaches that God will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel, and what people do to Israel when the Tribulation Period is near will come back on them (Gen. 12:3; Obad. 1:15).
During the Obama Administration, two leaders in the Democrat Party, Pres. Obama and Mrs. Clinton, used taxpayer money in an effort to prevent the election of Israeli Prime Min. Netanyahu.
But Mr. Netanyahu was elected, and the Democrat Party has now lost control of the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court.
On the other hand, Pres. Trump has given Mr. Netanyahu and Israel incredibly strong support; and despite unprecedented opposition, he keeps winning.
But people need to pray for America, because the chair of the Democratic National Committee is seeking revenge and calling upon people to make the Republicans “pay a price” (a house divided against itself cannot stand; Matt. 12:25).
Ninth, the Bible says no weapon formed against Israel will prosper (Isa. 54:17).
On Sept. 17, 2018, Syria mistakenly shot down a Russian plane and killed 15 Russian soldiers.
Russia blamed Israel and used the incident as an excuse to build up her missile defense and satellite communications systems in Syria.
Some believe this Russian military upgrade threatens Israel’s ability to defend herself.
On Oct. 5, 2018, it was reported that Pres. Trump has ordered the U.S. military to immediately transfer some of America’s F-35 stealth planes to Israel’s military.
These planes may not be impacted by Russia’s new weapons.
Tenth, a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof is a sign of the last days (II Tim. 3:1-5).
A group of sanctimonious U.S. Senators (people that should be examples of honesty and moral integrity) lying and blinding themselves to the facts so a woman can abort her baby (a sin as bad or worse than sexual misconduct, drinking too much alcohol or throwing a piece of ice) and denying what the Word of God teaches – if that isn’t a form of godliness, I don’t know what a form of godliness is.
Those pious hypocrites demonstrated that people can sin without guilt and shame.
There are many reasons to believe that current events in this world and especially the Middle East are turning Biblical.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck