The Eternal Chain :: By Daymond Duck

On May 17, 2024, Joel C. Rosenberg (author, speaker, editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS) posted an article about his recent interview of former Israeli Prime Min. Naftali Bennett (one hour long; recorded by a TBN television crew for THE ROSENBERG REPORT).

Rosenberg’s first question for Bennett was do you believe that modern-day Israel is a fulfillment of ancient Biblical prophecies?

Here is Bennett’s interesting reply:

  • I absolutely see a connection between our ancient past, our biblical past, and our present and future as an ‘eternal chain’ to the Jewish people and the land of the Jewish people.
  • I see a continuity between Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses, Joshua, King David.
  • And then during the First and Second Temple, later in the diaspora for 2,000 years, we were praying for our home three times a day. All the Jews prayed to come back to Jerusalem. And then, indeed, the return of Jews from all across the world. That’s precisely what’s in the Bible.
  • I think that modern-day Israel is the beauty of both modernity that gets intertwined with our biblical roots and our destiny.

Later in the interview, Bennett told Rosenberg he believes Israel is specifically the fulfillment of the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of the “Valley of Dry Bones,” found in Ezekiel 37.

This writer has long known that:

  • God promised to give Abraham much more land than Israel possesses today (Gen. 15:18).
  • That God promised to make an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his descendants after him in their generations to be their God and to give them all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession (Gen. 17:7-8).
  • That God said His everlasting covenant would go through Isaac not Ishmael (Gen. 17: 18-21).
  • That normally God’s everlasting covenant would have gone through Jacob’s firstborn son, Esau, but Esau sold his birthright to Jacob (Gen. 25:29-34).
  • That God said His everlasting covenant would go through Jacob (Gen. 28:13; 35:10:12).
  • That in the days of Isaiah, God said Israel would seek their Messiah after they have been off the land and returned twice (Isa. 11:11).
  • That despite Israel’s rebellion, God said He would never break His everlasting covenant (Jer. 31:35-37).
  • That God would eventually cause Israel to return to the Promised Land, and they would never be put off again (Amos 9:15; Jer. 30:11, 46:28; Ezek. 37:25; Psa. 89:30-37).

Even though I have known these things about Israel’s past, present, and prophesied future, I have never heard it referred to as an ‘eternal chain,’ but that is what it is.

Today, radical Muslims are denying the permanent nature of God’s eternal chain.

They think it is a chain that Allah can break, but God’s eternal chain is unbreakable.

The UN, EU, US, and others also deny the reality of that eternal chain (by ordering the Two-State Solution), but God will feed the bodies of their soldiers to the fowls of the air at the Battle of Armageddon (Joel 3:2; Rev. 19:17-18).

Prophecy expert Amir Tsarfati said, “The push for a Palestinian state illustrates the spiritual blindness of our days.”

I agree and will add that God will intervene in global affairs at the end of the age.

  • He will destroy the armies of Russia, Iran, Turkey, and their Islamic allies with in-fighting, a great shaking, fire, and brimstone on the mountains of Israel (Ezek. 38-39).
  • The archangel Michael will stand up for Israel at the time of the end (Dan. 12:1).
  • Michael and his angels will cast Satan and his angels out of heaven (Rev. 12:7-10).
  • Jesus will personally come out of heaven to defeat the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and their earthly army at the Battle of Armageddon (Rev. 19:11-21).
  • An angel will come out of heaven with a great chain, bind Satan, and cast him into the bottomless pit for 1,000 years (Rev. 20:1-3).

Hear the Word of God:

  • “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

“Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him” (Psa. 2:1-12).

Perhaps God used Netanyahu to give a prophetic message to the world (I don’t know), but on May 23, 2024, Netanyahu said:

  • The days when Jews are slaughtered and are defenseless are gone. They’re not going to repeat. That’s because we always say no more, never again. Well, never again is now.

The heathen (unsaved; campus mobs; paid agitators; godless world leaders; lost Muslims) rage; they are thinking worthless thoughts and planning to do the impossible because the days of a defenseless Israel are gone and never again is now; and Israel’s past, present, and prophesied future is an eternal chain that can never be broken.

(More: On May 29, 2024, it was reported that pro-Hamas groups are calling for an Intifada (uprising; demonstrations; rage) in every capital and city around the world).

Here are current events that seem to indicate that we are close to the end of the age.

One, concerning the coming world government and efforts to break the eternal chain (what God said about Israel’s past, present, and future): on May 24, 2024, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to immediately halt its military offensive and other activity in Rafah.

In essence, the court, which has no authority to enforce its edicts, told Israel it must obey the UN.

CNBC asked Israel’s government for a comment on this, and Israel’s finance minister said, “Those who demand that the State of Israel stop the war demand that it decree itself to cease to exist. We will not agree to that.”

(My opinion: The Bible teaches that the Church will be removed by the Rapture before the Antichrist is handed control of a world government, and there is now a world court that thinks it can order a nation to obey the UN. Incidentally, I believe Israel’s finance minister is right: The court is trying to destroy Israel, but the eternal chain cannot be broken.)

Two, concerning deception: on May 27, 2024, the great Hal Lindsey wrote:

  • For the people of Gaza, the present war is a total disaster. But for top-level leaders of Hamas, it is going extremely well. While their people suffer, the highest-ranking Hamas leaders sit in luxurious accommodations far from the violence in Gaza. Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas, has been living in Qatar since 2016. He hasn’t set foot in Gaza since 2019. Yet, from Gaza, he has accumulated a net worth of $4 billion.
  • Take a second to let that sink in. The terrorist leader of Hamas is a billionaire four times over. How did he accumulate such wealth? He leads some of the poorest people in the world. Other nations, including the United States, see the Gazan’s great need, and they send money. Hamas leaders use that money to strengthen their military infrastructure and to line their own pockets.

Here is a link to his entire article:

Three, concerning world government: on May 22, 2024, it was reported that 2 dozen governors of Republican states in the U.S. sent a letter to Pres. Biden, saying they are opposed to the International Pandemic Treaty because:

  • It could undermine national sovereignty and states’ rights.
  • It seeks to elevate the WHO from an advisory body to a global authority in public health.
  • It allows the WHO to establish a global surveillance infrastructure and force participants to censor free speech.

(Update: The WHO has admitted that it could not get enough votes to approve the International Pandemic Treaty. Passage of amendments to the International Health Regulations also appears to be in trouble. This is great news, but we are living in evil times, and there is fear that there could be another created pandemic to revive these issues.)

Four, concerning the willful ignorance of world leaders, hatred, and false accusations against Israel at the end of the age: on May 21, 2024, it was reported that a veteran analyst at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy reported that Hamas has taken in the equivalent of about $500 million since attacking Israel on Oct. 7, by seizing and selling humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.

According to the analyst, “We (the Biden administration) need to start creating reality instead of this fruitless discussion about what will happen the day after” (the day after the war with Hamas ends).

(My opinion: Just days after Iranian Pres. Raisi’s death in a helicopter crash, the UN General Assembly is preparing to pay tribute to him, but it ignores the fact that many called him the Butcher of Tehran, that he headed a death commission that killed thousands of Iranians, that he supported Hamas’ kidnapping, torturing, and killing of Jews on Oct. 7, 2023, etc. The UN remains silent about Raisi attacking Israel with about 400 drones, rockets, and missiles. The UN makes it easy to believe that world leaders will select a Satan worshipper – the Antichrist – to head up the coming wicked world government.)

(More: Following Raisi’s funeral on May 23, 2024, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei vowed to keep his promise to destroy Israel.)

(More: On May 27, 2024, it was reported that Hezbollah said it does not intend to stop attacking Israel from Lebanon because they believe the Biden administration will force Israel to stop the war before the upcoming U.S. presidential election.)

Five, concerning the Biden administration’s betrayal of Israel, on May 23, 2024, prophecy expert Amir Tsarfati wrote:

  • From various sources, we’ve received confirmation that the US administration gave a green light to the ICC to move forward with asking for an arrest warrant against Hamas and Israeli leaders as if they are equal. If that’s not enough, the US administration is conducting talks with Iran in Oman where both sides agree that Netanyahu must be removed. The most failed US administration is causing internal chaos and outside attacks on its best ally in the Middle East. Insane!

(My opinion: Insane, yes, but also unchristian, evil and hypocritical.)

Six, concerning who the land of Israel really belongs to, a pro-Israel group recently held a meeting (called the Israel Summit) at the Dave Ramsey Center in Franklin, TN, to show support for Israel in its war with Hamas.

Many in the media were present, and several Jewish politicians, entertainers, orthodox Jews, and Messianic Jews participated.

Some attendees were given 2 patches that Israeli soldiers are wearing on their uniforms in this current war.

One patch has a crown on it and the word “Messiah” in Hebrew (the crown represents the King of Israel; some Jews believe their Messiah will be their King).

The other patch has a portion of a building on it and the word “Temple” in Hebrew (the building is a symbol of the rebuilt third temple).

The Jewish soldiers are showing a lot of religious fervor as they fight for their coming Messiah and the right to rebuild the temple on the Temple Mount.

(My opinion: I love the fact that Israeli soldiers are willing to fight for the Messiah and to gain full control of the Temple Mount, but I am also saddened by this because I believe the Jews will accept the Antichrist and resume the animal sacrifices at the rebuilt temple before they realize that their Messiah and King is Jesus who was crucified on the cross for all who believe. Nevertheless, it is a significant move along God’s eternal chain.)

Seven, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: on May 27, 2024, it was reported that Hezbollah expects to soon have new long-range precision missiles that have been made in Russia and modified in Iran.

They also expect to receive new surface-to-air missiles to shoot down Israeli planes.

(Note: No weapon that is formed against Israel shall prosper; Isa. 54:17.)

Eight, concerning wars and rumors of wars: on May 26, 2024, it was reported that the U.S. is planning to lift its ban on the sale of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks (to help Saudi Arabia in its war with the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen).

Nine, concerning a potential Psa. 83 war, Egypt is one of the nations mentioned as an enemy of Israel in Psa. 83.

Some prophecy teachers reject the idea that Egypt is an enemy of Israel because they have a peace treaty.

On May 26, 2024, highly respected commentator Carolyn Glick wrote:

  • It has become clear that Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has been playing Israel for a fool.
  • Since Oct. 7, Egypt’s role in Hamas’s build-up of its forces and military capabilities has come into sharp relief. Indeed, as the months have passed, the conclusion has become unavoidable that far from acting as a restraint on Hamas’s military and economic power as it did a decade ago, Egypt in recent years, and still today, is a major state sponsor of Hamas.
  • Beginning in February, el-Sisi began a practice of repeatedly threatening to cancel Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. He threatened to end Egypt’s peace with Israel and rejoin the pan-Arab war to annihilate the Jewish state if the IDF seized Rafah or took other measures required to defeat Hamas. In other words, el-Sisi has tied Egypt’s peace with Israel and its posture in the region to the survival of the Hamas regime in Gaza and Israel’s defeat in the war.

Here is a link to Glick’s entire article:

(More: On May 27, 2024, there was an exchange of fire between Israeli and Egyptian troops near the border crossing at Rafah. A member of Egypt’s security forces was killed. Israel is investigating the incident.)

Ten, concerning a digital ID, a digital currency, tracking all buying and selling, etc., the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block the Federal Reserve from creating a CBDC.

But it may not pass in the U.S. Senate, and if it does, Pres. Biden may veto it.

(Note: Here is a link to an excellent video about the coming digital ID and more – 46 min – that I highly recommend:

Here is my daily update on the Israel-Hamas war.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 (Day 230): The one hundred-seventy-fourth day of the resumed war. Day 16 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israeli troops have reached the outskirts of a refugee camp in central Rafah, and the Biden administration is unhappy.
  • Israel said its troops have killed another Hamas commander.
  • Israel agreed to resume the stalemated Hostage release talks.
  • Egypt threatened to withdraw from being a negotiator in the Hostage release talks.

Thursday, May 23, 2024 (Day 231): The one hundred-seventy-fifth day of the resumed war. Day 17 of the attack on Rafah.

  • With approval from the families, Israel released video of 5 females that Hamas took for hostages from an Israeli base on Oct. 7, 2023. The women can be seen handcuffed, bleeding, and being questioned by the hostages. The bodies of male Israeli soldiers can be seen at the base.
  • Israel found a terror tunnel with living quarters beneath a cemetery in Rafah.
  • Israel assassinated the man in charge of several Hezbollah drone production sites in Lebanon.
  • Israel assassinated the deputy commander of Hamas security forces in Gaza.

Friday, May 24, 2024 (Day 232): The one hundred-seventy-sixth day of the resumed war. Day 18 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israel told the U.S. it will continue to attack Hamas in Rafah despite the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering them to stop.

Saturday, May 25, 2024 (Day 233): The one hundred-seventy-seventh day of the resumed war. Day 19 of the attack on Rafah.

  • A missile fired by Hezbollah in Lebanon made a direct hit on a Messianic Jewish congregation building and destroyed almost everything in it, but there were no people in it at that time.

Sunday, May 26, 2024 (Day 234): The one hundred-seventy-eighth day of the resumed war. Day 20 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Hamas fired a barrage of rockets from Gaza into Israel. Two people were injured.
  • 8 rockets were fired at Tel Aviv from Rafah.
  • Israel launched an attack that killed several Hamas commanders at the UNRWA compound in Rafah. Palestinian sources claimed that Israel killed about 45 people, including civilians. 2 of the commanders headed up Hamas terrorist groups inside Israel.

Monday, May 27, 2024 (Day 235): The one hundred seventy-ninth day of the resumed war. Day 21 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israel located and destroyed a tunnel about 6,000 feet long and 60 feet deep in the Gaza Strip.
  • S. jets shot down two Iranian-backed Houthi drones over the Red Sea that appeared to be headed toward Israel.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 (Day 236): The one hundred eightieth day of the resumed war. Day 22 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Several Israeli tanks rolled into the center of Rafah today.
  • Israel said the explosions that killed dozens of civilians in Rafah on May 26, 2024, came from secondary explosions of Hamas munitions near the people.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 (Day 237): The one hundred eighty-first day of the resumed war. Day 23 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Turkey’s pres. Erdogan called Israel a threat to all humanity and urged the Islamic world to unite and act against Israel.
  • A preliminary vote on a bill to designate the UNRWA as a terrorist group and strip it of all immunities easily passed in the Israeli Knesset.
  • Israel said it now controls the entire border between Gaza and Egypt; it continues to find tunnels and entrances into tunnels to Egypt.

FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).

Finally, are you Rapture Ready?

If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.