Will Islam Attack Israel?

At this moment the whole world is in a state of complete disarray so severe that only Divine intervention could rescue it from total ending. Fortunately God has foreseen this End Time confusion and has prepared and predicted His program in the Bible. Zechariah portrays this amazing plan in chapter twelve.

 Zechariah 12:3 (NLT)  Jerusalem will be attacked with the intention of  capturing Israel and transforming it into an Islamic capital. But God has an alternative plan!
 On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves. 


1.     This attack will be convincingly defeated as the Angel of the Lord who achieves an amazing, supernatural victory for Israel. God will also equip the citizens of Israel making them as the Angel of the Lord who goes into battle before His ancient covenant people. They will actually become like God Himself and will bring His Divine power against their enemies.

 2.     Immediately after this amazing victory, the people of Israel will discover that it was their promised Messiah who has won this supernatural victory. When they recognize this amazing reality the whole nation will begin to repent, bowing low before Him and acknowledging that He is the Only Begotten Son of God. As such they will gladly receive Him as their LORD. The whole nation will undergo astounding spiritual transformation. (Zechariah 13:1)

 Zechariah 12:8-10 (NLT) 
 On that day the LORD will defend the people of Jerusalem; the weakest among them will be as mighty as King David! And the royal descendants will be like God, like the angel of the LORD who goes before them!
 For on that day I will begin to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10  “Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son.

The whole world is currently under enormous stress and severe tension concerning the extremely uncertain future. So many threats are being made by nations that obviously possess powerful weapons of potential massive destruction. Iran for instance already has sufficient weapons to annihilate millions of people both in Israel,  and numerous other parts of the world. The most serious of these threats are coming from Islamic countries that are enthralled by their belief that their Mahdi (Islamic Messiah) will soon appear with the determined  objective of ruling the whole world.  Iran, China and North Korea are   nations which also threaten world peace.  Only the Bible accurately predicts what the prophetic future holds for all humanity. However the world is currently in extreme  confusion, regarding the immediate future. Several nations are predicting a massive war that will affect the whole world. Although greatly despised, the Bible is the only source of reliable information concerning the End Times and the great battle predicted.  One prophetic thing that will certainly happen will be an Islamic attack on Israel that will be finally defeated by the Lord of  Heaven’s armies that is foretold in Zechariah 12.

 Islam is a two headed monster. The first head is  religious, by which it seeks to be known to the world. It  actually seeks to be known as a religion of peace. However, the second head is political and military and is determined to conquer and rule the whole world by this means. The method by which Almighty God will break the power of Islam and end its bid to rule the world, is therefore by supernatural power and also by spiritual transformation. This is vividly illustrated in Zechariah 12, when God will first defeat and destroy the Islamic armies, and then pour out His Holy Spirit, first on Israel and then on all flesh. Islam is presently preparing to launch the attack on Israel predicted in Zechariah 12.

 This  message is meant to be a positive penetrative look into the world’s prophetic future from a Biblical perspective, and an attempt to  discern what may happen in the very near future. It essentially concerns the prophetic destiny of Israel, Judaism, and   Christianity, plus the whole world. You may entirely disagree with this yet unprovable position, but I ask you to prayerfully search and diligently examine  the scriptures involved.  Only time will tell the accuracy or otherwise of this particular article. Either way it would be better to prayerfully prepare unnecessarily, than not to prepare at all.  The article clearly differs from the popular traditional Christian perspective of a pre Tribulation Rapture and suggests a very different possibility. I submit in this message  that Jesus will initially return to the Jews in Jerusalem, but what does the Bible actually say?

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Israel’s Victory

There are presently numerous ideas about how Christ may return to earth. Strangely, the apparently most popular one has been called the “Post Tribulation Rapture”. I say strangely, because in this particular version, Christ does not return to earth. He actually descends to the clouds and the saints would rise to meet Him in the air. So when will He actually return to the earth and where one earth will He return to?  In this brief article I am sharing my own expectation of when, and where He will actually return to. Obviously my belief is based on numerous scriptures, but these are not the scriptures that most people base their belief on concerning Christ’s return. I humbly invite you to read the article that includes the scriptures I have quoted, and share with me the feasibility of my anticipation of what may soon happen. The theme I suggest is that an attack on Israel in the End Times, by Islamic forces will be powerfully defeated by God. After this amazing victory God will pour out His Spirit on Israel which will cause Israel to embrace their Messiah through national repentance and prayer. Most commentators on Psalm 83, predict that after the victory that God obtains for Israel, the next major event that would happen would be the war described in Ezekiel 38 and 39. However in this prophecy, Israel is described as a nation without walls (defenses).

 Ezekiel 38:10-12 (NLT) 
11  You will say, ‘Israel is an unprotected land filled with unwalled villages! I will march against her and destroy these people who live in such confidence!

 Obviously this is NOT a description of Israel at this present time but it will be after the victory that Israel wins after Zechariah 12:10.

 There are many scriptures in the Bible that predict the eternal existence of Israel in the purposes of God. No nation on earth will ever conquer this city that God has so frequently declared as “His city” eternally. In the eternal ages is will remain as His from where the Messiah and His Saints will reign over all nations on earth forever.

Isaiah 45:17 (NLT) 
17  But the LORD will save the people of Israel with eternal salvation. Throughout everlasting ages, they will never again be humiliated and disgraced.

What in the World is Going On?

Hurricane Harvey drops 33 trillion gallons of rainfall drop on the U.S. Experts say the floods are a once-in-1,000-years event. Now Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida. 185 mile-per-hour winds. Experts say the devastation could be “catastrophic.”

At the same time, Mexico experiences the worst earthquake in a century. Record-breaking floods are devastating Asia. Half of Bangladesh is underwater. 100,000 homes are destroyed. Forty million people face severe and potentially life-threatening food and water shortages. Russia is preparing to mass upwards of 100,000 troops on the borders of three NATO countries for a massive series of war games some fear is the prelude to war. The genocidal slaughter continues in Syria. Terror attacks around the globe. North Korea threatens to nuke the United States, then tests a hydrogen bomb and long-range ballistic missiles. And tensions over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem spike and then settle, and then spike again.

People have all kinds of theories as to what is happening, but the answer is quite straightforward — God is trying to get our attention.

These events are not random. The God of the Bible is allowing these events to shake us, to wake us, to get our attention, that we might turn to Him and ask Him to have mercy on us and help us.

The Lord said through the ancient Hebrew Prophet Haggai that He would shake the nations in the last days. “For thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. I will shake all the nations….I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations.” (Haggai 2:6, 7, 21, 22)

In the New Testament, the Lord reinforced that theme. “See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven. And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven’….Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:25-29)

The Scriptures are clear: the Lord shakes individuals and nations that we might let go of all of the flawed political, philosophical, intellectual and religions notions that we cling to that won’t give us true peace, that don’t give us real hope, that can’t bring us any security, that can’t provide forgiveness from our sins much less eternal life for our souls. The God of the Bible wants to shake us loose of such things that we might turn to Him, and to the life He offers through faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord isn’t letting America and other nations be shaken because He hates us. He’s letting us be shaken precisely because He loves us and wants us to repent and turn to Him and call out to Him, as individuals, as families, as leaders, and as entire nations.

This is a 2 Chronicles 7:14 moment, for the Church, for America, for Israel, for everyone. “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 

May we humble ourselves and seek the Lord while He still may be found.

Iran is Coming Closer to Israel

Amongst all the things that  are  currently happening around the world, I believe that the attack predicted in Zechariah 12 might well be the next huge event to happen. Zechariah  12 clearly predicts that in the End Times, a powerful Islamic attack will be launched against Israel with the intention of completely destroying Israel, as a giant essential step toward the ultimate Islamic domination of the entire world. However, the prophecy of this attack, also includes a clear description of what Yahweh, the God of the Bible, will do in response to this attack. It is predicted that God will personally intervene to defend and rescue Israel.  It is also predicted that in the aftermath of this  supernatural victory, God will reveal Himself to the citizens of Israel.  All the citizens of Israel, while  gazing on the One who has achieved this amazing victory will recognise the supernatural hero as the Holy One of Israel in the person of the “Angel of the Lord”  who is in fact the eternal Lord God. This amazing climatic event is vividly in verses 9 and 10 of Zechariah in which, immediately following the miraculous victory, God will pour out His Holy Spirit on the entire  nation.  The people of Israel, after witnessing the astounding victory, and recognising their deliverer will mourn over Him with mourning appropriate for the death of an only Son. We see too how God will open a great fountain for cleansing of the entire nation. (Zech 13:1) (The following item has been posted by  a very reliable news agency).

The Islamic Republic of Iran seems to be working overtime to increase its influence in the Gaza Strip on Israel’s southern border and in Syria and Lebanon in the north.

It’s not as if much has changed; rather, the rabid hatred of the Jewish state by Islamists appears to be reshaping what has been brewing below the surface for decades.

The passage of the Iranian nuclear deal in July 2015, supported and promoted by former U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration, provided Iran with a financial windfall that has greatly benefitted the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime in Syria and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas fell out of favor with Iran temporarily when it threw its support behind “rebel groups” opposing Assad’s regime. When Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal moved his base from Damascus to Qatar in 2012, the rift with Iran widened.

That relationship has been revitalized, according to Gaza-based Hamas chief Yahya (Yehiyeh) Sinwar, who replaced Ismail Haniyeh when he filled Meshaal’s position after he stepped down last year.

Earlier this week, Sinwar announced that Hamas has renewed its formerly close ties with Iran, again enjoying all the benefits that entails. Before the rift, Iran had trained, armed and financed the Gaza-based arm of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Sinwar told journalists the relationship with its “largest backer financially and militarily” has been restored to its former glory, saying today it is once again “very excellent,” AP reported after the press briefing.

Iran has been very upfront about its desire to erase the Jewish state, an ideology it shares with its proxies.

Israeli government and military leaders are keenly aware of the security threat posed by increasing Iranian presence in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.

The Netanyahu government’s most challenging task will be to convince leaders in the West, including Washington, that this is no time for faint-hearted responses to an existential threat. 

The Imminent Prophetic Future

The following  message is meant to be a sensitive penetrative look into the world’s prophetic future from a Biblical prospective, and an attempt to  discern what may happen in the very near future. It essentially concerns the prophetic destiny of Israel, Judaism, and   Christianity, plus the whole world. You may entirely disagree with this yet unprovable position, but I ask you to prayerfully search and diligently examine  the scriptures involved.  Only time will tell the accuracy or otherwise of this particular article. Either way it would be better to prayerfully prepare unnecessarily, than not to prepare at all.  The article clearly differs from the traditional Christian perspective of a pre Tribulation Rapture and suggests a very different possibility. I submit in this message  that Jesus would initially return to the Jews in Jerusalem, but what does the Bible actually say?

Islam is not merely a religion. In  every way it is unlike every religion on earth. It is  actually a political power which fanatically believes and ardently seeks for total world domination. As such it uses weapons and strategies of war in addition to its religious ideas that seeks total dominance  over all the nations on earth. Therefore to thwart its fanatical ambitions will require  both military power and spiritual  conversion. I wonder how many Christians and particularly Christian leaders, realize how  extremely serious and imminent the present situation is in the world today? Do they truly understand the tremendous forthcoming threat that Islam is to the population of the whole world? Do they fully understand that the threat which  is constantly reiterated by the rulers of Islam is not an empty one, but is actually already in the process of imminent fulfillment? Islamic growth is spreading rapidly in the Middle East and also throughout Europe and America. It’s obvious influence is suddenly appearing throughout much of the world.    How many Christians realize that Islam is not merely a religion and certainly not a religion of peace as Islam would has us believe?  If the Church worldwide does not quickly wake up to the fearful imminent danger of Islam, the whole world could be overthrown into an horrific  reign of terror. Does Zechariah 12 say that God will use both military power and spiritual conversion to powerfully overcome the threat of Islam?  In the early verses it describes an attack on Israel by all the nations. The chapter then goes on to describe a supremely powerful victory achieved for Israel led by the Angel of the Lord. Zechariah declares that God will destroy all the armies that  launch the attack.

There presently appears to be no nation on earth that has the will and determination to stop the threat of Islam. No earthly power seems to even recognize the ultimate reality of its threat or its  stubborn intention to  ultimately conquer the whole world. The persistent expansion of Islam  is  insidiously spreading in the most unlikely places on earth.  Perhaps Canada is one very clear example of this. Until very recently Canada appeared to be a bastion of  Western freedom, but with the change of her Prime Minister,  the country has apparently changed completely in its  attitude to Islam  and is now in complete favour of accepting huge numbers of so called refugees with Islamic beliefs.  Sadly the USA has also been transformed by Obama from a nation that was the leader of the free world, into a country that is riddled with ISIS training camps that are dedicated to the overthrow of political freedom replacing it with Islamic government and Sharia law. So many Churches and Christians in the Western world are acting as though all is well with the world and there is nothing to fear or to specially prepare for in the future. Their Church programs and activities are no different now than they have been for the past 100 years. Although horrific things are transpiring in the Middle East and are beginning to happen in numerous places in the rest of the world, no serious alarm is being sounded in the Western world and little is changing there. I fervently wish that someone would blow a powerful  trumpet blast that would awaken the West to the imminent danger that is presently threatening the world. It is a danger that only God is capable of defusing and conquering. Suddenly it seems very apparent that only a direct powerful intervention of Almighty God can turn the tide of this disastrous situation to solve both the political and religious intentions of Islam. This is precisely what God intends to do according to Zechariah 12, Psalm 83 and various other  Biblical prophesies. In the initial verses of Zechariah 12 is predicted a fierce attack that will be launched on Israel in the Last Days in order to demolish and completely conquer  Israel. Following this is described a powerful victory in which Israel experiences a supernatural victory that will also totally humiliate the Islamic armies. (Zech 12, Psalm 83)

 

The amazing nature of this victory will prove to all the world that Jehovah God has a remarkable relationship with Israel which He will defend against any and all adversaries.  In addition to the effect the victory will have will be the unavoidable realization that the victory was achieved only because of this unique relationship that the almighty God has forged with Israel.  This relationship will convince all Muslims that Yahweh, the God of the Bible is the true creator of the universe and Saviour of all who trust in Him.  This realization will bring a multitude of Muslims into a living relationship with Yahweh.