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Monday, September 26, 2011

The next war against Israel is coming

Prophecy Sign: The Psalm 83 and Gog/Magog end-times wars.

Does it seem like nearly everyday we have more bad-news headlines indicate war in the middle-east is imminent?  And doesn't it seem that we have been warning of these conflicts for several months now and yet no wars?  Well congratulations.  Your prayers for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel are reaching God's ears.  God does not wish war on this region, nor do we.  It will likely result in many, many deaths.  However, bible prophecy will be fulfilled.  That is most assuredly true.  We just don't know God's timeline as to when events will occur, or what our prayers do to forestall these events.

Many writers in the mainstream media and many geo-political observers are seeing the events stack up in the Middle-East, (just read the article titled "Middle East teeters on the brink" for more on that).  Israel is now in perhaps the most peril it has ever seen in it's existence as a nation since its national declaration in 1948.  Nations through the Middle-East and North Africa are becoming more radicalized with a hatred towards Israel that is almost palpable.  These nations wish nothing more than the outright destruction of Israel and its replacement with a new Arab state called Palestine, with Jerusalem as its capital and under Islamic rule. 

Good to know that God has other plans for the apple of his eye, and the land which belongs to him and him alone.

I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them," says the LORD your God. Amos 9:15 NIV

For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye. Zechariah 2:8 NIV

From the article:
Will Israel survive? That question hasn't really been asked since 1967. Then, a far weaker Israel was surrounded on all sides by Arab dictatorships that were equipped with sophisticated weapons from their nuclear patron, the Soviet Union. Now, things are worse for the Jewish state. Egyptian mobs just tried to storm the Israeli Embassy in Cairo and kill any Israelis they could get their hands on. Whatever Egyptian government emerges, it will be more Islamist than before - and may renounce the peace accords with Israel.

The so-called Arab Spring was supposed to usher in Arab self-introspection about why intolerant strongmen keep sprouting up in the Mideast. Post revolutionary critics could freely examine self-inflicted Arab wounds, such as tribalism, religious intolerance, authoritarianism, endemic corruption, closed economies, and gender apartheid. But so far, "revolutionaries" sound a lot more like reactionaries. They are more often retreating to the tired conspiracies that the Israelis and Americans pushed onto innocent Arab publics homegrown corrupt madmen such as Bashar al-Assad, Moammar Gadhafi, and Hosni Mubarak.
The Middle East and North Africa are on the brink of risky sabre rattling that could erupt into armed conflict as the region's ten-month old wave of anti-government protests converges with stalled efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

All in all, there is no lack of flashpoints and sufficient interest across the region in escalating tension. To prevent increased brinkmanship from getting out of hand, progress in Israel-Palestinian peace talks is a sine qua non. The Quartet’s initiative may be a first step but with doubts that its tight timetable can be achieved it may at best temporarily delay escalation of tension in the Middle East but unlikely to pull it back from the brink.

The next war against Israel is coming

Middle East Teeters on the Brink

Senior Palestinian Official: Bringing Jerusalem Back Under Muslim Control Is Main Objective of Islamic Awakening

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