I ran into an old friend today on my early morning three mile run. He was on his bike and we waved and grunted out the obligatory, “good morning.” I finished my run and was huffing and puffing, pleased that my 58 year old body was dripping with sweat from my efforts. I was getting ready to stretch out when ‘Art’ pulled up alongside me on his bike. Still be winded, I asked, “How’s….. it….. going. He told me that his mother had passed away two weeks ago at the age of 96. I noticed a tear gather in the corner of his eye and spill unchecked down his cheek. He then switched topics and asked me about prophecy being fulfilled. (Art is the same person that I’ve BLOGGED about previously) Before I could answer, he proposed that there have people waiting for these prophecies to be fulfilled, in every generation. He pointed to the Jehovah’s Witnesses that have predicted, wrongly, I may add, the end of the world, at least a half a dozen times. I told him that I was very familiar with this line of reasoning and I’m asked about this all the time.
I then launched into a diatribe about how all prophecy, or at least what concerns us today, hinges around the gathering of Israel, from the four corners of the earth and the reestablishing of it, in it’s ancient homeland. Of course this is what happened in 1948. Israel became a nation, in a single day, as the United Nations voted to recognize the nascent state. What is even more incredible, is that several prophecies were then fulfilled in 1967 during the Six Day war. Israel regained the old city of Jerusalem, thereby fulfilling the prophecy that, Jerusalem would be trampled over by the gentiles, until the times of the gentiles were finished. The 67 war also fulfilled the prophecy of Psalm 83, that lists the same nations that fought against Israel in that war. All of this is set up the following.
We are seeing the stage being set, as the nations that are listed in the Ezekiel 38 & 39 prophecy are now all in place. According to the DEBKA file, Iran is now closer, to creating a nuclear bomb, than previously thought. Added to this is the realization the United States just sold the Israeli’s 1,000 bunker busting bombs – I wonder what for? The Russians – MAGAOG in the Ezekiel prophecy – have also entered the fray, not only with their recent military engagement in Georgia, but by selling the Iranians an advanced antiaircraft defense system, the S-300. This is a surface to air missile that ups the anti, for any aircraft that might attempt a strike on Iran’s, nuclear program. Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, has recently threatened that, “If anyone allows themselves to invade Iranian territory and its legal interests… our armed forces will break their hands before they pull the trigger…” (Iran is the 2nd nation listed in the Ezekiel propehcy) So the saber rattling continues and most folks don’t even know that when this breaks loose it will be far greater destruction than what the world witnessed at, Hiroshima, or Nagasaki.
One morning we will wake up, turn on the news and to our horror we will learn that the Middle East has erupted in war. The prophecy was written for our behalf. It was not written to create fear, but to warn us of coming events. In my opinion, it points to a being that is outside our space time continuum that has written what will happen as, He knows the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end. As we watch these events unfold, we should not have a spirit of fear but of, power, love and sound mind.