First, in 2014, a powerful Islamic terrorist group called ISIS (Pres. Obama called it ISIL or the Levant) captured several cities and towns in Iraq.
The original Levant was a geographical area near the Mediterranean Sea in the Middle East that included Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, part of Saudi Arabia, part of Turkey, part of Egypt, part of Iraq and all of Israel.
Other Islamic terrorist groups quickly joined ISIS, and the group soon started calling itself a Muslim Caliphate (a Muslim kingdom).
God promised to bless those that bless Israel and to curse those that curse Israel.
He also promised that Israel will not be defeated at the end of the age.
In mid-March 2019, the ISIS Caliphate came to an end, and Israel still stands.
God’s Word is being fulfilled.
Second, the Bible says the nations around Israel will claim the mountains of Israel, slander Israel and make God angry at the end of the age (Ezek. 36:1-7).
God added that He will be on Israel’s side; Israel will possess the mountains and grow crops on them.
Israel captured the Golan Heights in 1967, annexed them in 1981, and is growing crops on some of them.
On Mar. 21, 2019, the U.S. recognized the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory, and God’s Word is being fulfilled.
Third, a Syrian official said, “The Syrian people remain committed to the liberation of the Golan Heights by all means at its disposal.”
The Word of God says Syria and Israel will get into a war at the end of the age; and Damascus, Syria, will cease to exist in one night (Isa. 17).
Syria would be wise to consider what has happened to ISIS and to read the above about the nations around Israel claiming the mountains and making God angry.
Syria won’t liberate the mountains of Israel because God has already liberated them and permanently returned them to His people Israel (Ezek. 36).
Fourth, on Mar. 22, 2019, Russia, Iran and Syria condemned U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and Turkey quickly did the same.
A large deposit of oil and natural gas has been discovered in the Golan Heights, and some think these nations will try to take it.
It is clear that these nations will be part of a group that will attack Israel from the north in the latter years and latter days to take a spoil and a prey. This will anger God, and they will perish on the mountains of Israel (Ezek. 38:12, 15, 18-23).
Fifth, on Mar. 24, 2019, it was reported that the U.S. and Israel are anticipating a breakout of violence along Israel’s border with Syria and Lebanon at any moment due to U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
As a result, the U.S. has sent reinforcements to six U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria.
Sixth, on Mar. 21, 2019, U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo was in Israel when Pres. Trump recognized the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory.
It was the day before the Jewish holiday called Purim, and he was interviewed by Chris Mitchell of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
Mr. Mitchell said, “Jews worldwide and here in Jerusalem are talking about the fact that Esther 2,500 years ago saved the Jewish people with God’s help from Haman” (a Persian or Iranian official that wanted to destroy the Jews).
Mr. Mitchell added, “And now, 2,500 years later, there’s a new Haman here in the Middle East that wants to eradicate the Jewish people just like Haman did: the state of Iran.”
Then, Mr. Mitchell asked, “Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?”
Mr. Pompeo replied, “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.”
Israel will survive because God promised to protect her, and it is not too far-fetched to believe that God raised up Pres. Trump for Israel’s sake.
First, it was AOC. Then, it was Bernie Sanders. Now, it is Beto O’Rourke.
On Mar. 13, 2019, former Texas Rep. and candidate for the U.S. Senate, Beto O’Rourke, launched his campaign to become president of the U.S.
He used the event to say, “We have 12 years to fix the planet or we suffer the extinction of the human race.”
It is too early to know who the globalists will endorse, but we can be sure that they will put big money behind their candidate, get their candidate favorable coverage in the media, have illegals voting where they can, etc.
On another subject, it was recently reported that the president of the Mormon Church, Russell M. Nelson, and Pope Francis held a relationship-building meeting at the Vatican in Rome.
The Bible doesn’t reveal the identity of the False Prophet, but I have to admit that the theology, words and actions of Pope Francis sets off alarm bells.
On another subject, it was recently reported that all international passengers will undergo a face scan at the 20 largest airports in the U.S. by the end of next year.
The above three stories have implications for world government, world religion and tracking everyone (things that will happen after the Rapture of the Church).
On another subject, Jason Greenblatt, Pres. Trump’s special assistant that is working with Jared Kushner on Mr. Trump’s peace plan, held a 4-hour meeting at the White House on Mar. 7, 2019, to brief Mr. Trump’s faith advisers and other well-known guests (John Hagee, Joel Rosenberg, etc.) on the issue.
Mr. Rosenberg recently blogged that after the meeting broke up, he had lunch with VP Mike Pence, and then they met with Pres. Trump, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser John Bolton in the Oval Office where they discussed Israel, Jerusalem, Iran and No. Korea.
I don’t know if anything good will come out of the meeting, but I am pleased to know that these issues were discussed with a reliable expert on Bible prophecy at such a time as this.
Our leaders need to know what the Bible says, and we need to pray that God will guide them and use them to accomplish His will.
Concerning Pres. Trump’s peace plan, I have the impression that Joel Rosenberg believes that the plan will be released; it will be loaded with good things for the PA; the PA will probably reject it; at least a few Arab nations will decide that the stalemate has gone on long enough; some will establish diplomatic relations with Israel; and ultimately there will be a peace treaty.
No light was shed on what was said about Jerusalem, Iran, etc., other than the fact that the Iranian threat is causing some Arab nations to rethink their position on Israel.
Concerning Arab-Israeli relations, on Mar. 13, 2019, Prime Min. Netanyahu revealed that Israel is holding secret meetings with about half a dozen Arab and Islamic nations to expedite the process of normalization.
The motivation behind these meetings is the Iranian nuclear threat, and one of the most significant points is the need to speed up the recognition of Israel.
These nations know that Iran’s immediate goal is the destruction of Israel, but Iran’s ultimate goal is the establishment of a Shiite world religion and government.
Their continued existence of Sunni Islam depends on stopping Iran, and it must be soon.
Concerning Bible prophecy, many church members have their fingers in their ears and their heads in a hole in the sand, but it is being discussed in the White House, significant events are taking place on a daily basis, and Jesus is coming soon – ready or not.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck