Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Prophecy In The News

The past ten days or so many things have been in the news
from different parts of the world. For those of us who are
looking for the Lord's coming, events in the Middle East
are certainly heating up. Syria has within its borders: Iran,
Turkey and Russia. The areas surrounding Damascus have
been hit in recent weeks by rockets from Israel. The city is
only 35 miles from the Golan Heights, Israel's border, and
Iran is arming the southern area of Syria but particularly the
areas around and within Damascus. This city is mentioned
many times in scripture beginning with Genesis 14:15. It is
the oldest continuing city in the world. Isaiah 17: 1 says this:

The oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus 
is about to be removed from being a city, and it will 
become a fallen ruin.

Last Saturday a Drone was sent into Israel from deep in
Syria. Israel took it out and then sent four F-16's to bomb
airstrips, and weapons etc in specific areas that they had
been watching. One of the F-16's was shot down, but the
pilots ejected over Israel and are recovering in a hospital.

Are we seeing events leading up to the Ezekiel 38 war
when nations will come into Israel for its destruction but
God will intervene? It is not my purpose to go into detail,
but I will highlight some of the verses from the beginning
of Ez 38.

Behold, I am against you....And I will turn you about, 
and put hooks in your jaws, and I will bring you out...
many peoples with you...In the latter years you will 
come into the land...of unwalled villages, whose inhabi-
tants have been gathered from many nations...

Consider that these nations--Persia (Iran), Gog, Magog
(Russia and perhaps Central Asia), Tubal, (Turkey),
Ethiopia (Sudan) and Put (Libya)--in this chapter are
currently in the Middle East or in North Africa. Sudan
has recently invited Russia in to help them; Russia is
still very involved in Syria. Ezekiel 38 is coming alive
for something in the near future. Hours, days, months,

If you watch only the regular news channels in the US,
you will miss a lot of what is taking place in other parts
of the world. The world does not circle around memos!
Here are three sites with videos on You Tube to give you
a perspective of what is going on not just in this country
but especially in the Middle East with Israel at the center.

The first one is a report from an Israeli who lives just
15 miles from where the F-16 came down. Amir Tsarfati
is a Messianic Jew who looks at the news and then looks
at scripture. His informative update came out on
Saturday.  Start at 4 minutes

The second report was given on Sunday by JD Farag who
is a Christian Palestinian and a Pastor in Hawaii. (So, you
see, we have a balanced report!) Start at 2 min.

The third report was posted on Sunday also and it is given
by a lawyer, John Haller, and is an hour long--of course--
but he covers some misconceptions about the indictments
and a few other things locally and towards the end of the
video, he gets into the Middle East.

(These videos had from 20,000 to 40,000 hits in the first
48 hours.)

But when these things begin to take place, 
straighten up and lift up your heads, 
because your redemption is drawing near.
Luke 21:28

Hallelujah! Come, Lord Jesus

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