Monday, April 25, 2011

Current Mid-East Rumblings

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As Libya continues to struggle with revolution and freedom from the tyrannical tribal regime of Quadaffi, and Assad, and his forces disperse protestors in Syria... the Islamic revolution continues to line nations up to fulfill Biblical prophecy.

As the powers in Egypt continue to vie for control, it increasingly looks as if Isaiah 19:4 is being fulfilled, and a group of harsh masters will rule over the people.  Could this scripture indeed be referring to the Muslim Brotherhood? 

There are rumors on the news last night, that as NATO struck Quadaffi's conference center, that the ruler has been killed.  Whether or not he is taken out, and another comes to power, scriptures tell us in Ezekiel 38 that Libya (a.k.a. "Put") will align with Russia (a.k.a. "Gog") to wage one of the  greatest attacks in human history against the people living in the tiny nation of Israel.  I like to think of this battle as described by the prophet, as the "Battle to End All Atheism," for YHWH Himself will fight for and defend Israel with terrific and great natural forces not seen since the days Israel first left out of Egypt.

Of course, if my outline of Bible prophecy is correct (and I think it is shared by many), then that battle is going to make for the entrance of the one-world ruler, who will amaze the world with his plan for peace.  But he will ultimately put many to death and oppose the true Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6).

Everything is falling in place for all these prophecies to be fulfilled.  Everything from the apostasy to take place in the last days (is fully underway), to the technological advances required to fit the descriptions of events described, such as the entire world viewing the bodies of the two witness killed in Jerusalem, to the alignment of nations against the people of Israel.

The LORD, speaking of restoring His chosen people in the last days, bringing them back from Egypt, Assyria, Gilead and Lebanon (and we have seen this being fulfilled in our day) says through Zechariah:

11"And they will pass through the sea of distress
And He will strike the waves in the sea,
So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up;
And the pride of Assyria will be brought down
And the scepter of Egypt will depart.
12"And I will strengthen them in the LORD,
And in His name they will walk," declares the LORD.

The present turmoil in the Islamic nations seems to be lining the naitons up in their rage against the tiny nation of Jews living in the Middle-East, to fulfill the prophecy spelled out in Psalm 83, where the author of the Psalm cries out to God to act in justice against all the neighboring lands that are gathering together to destroy Israel, to wipe them off the face of the earth (sound like anyone you know?). 

To borrow the phrase from a great Bible-teacher, Jack Kelley, "You can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah."

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