Monday, October 24, 2011

Turkey Struck after Striking Apple of God's Eye

The Bible teaches that Israel is the apple of God's eye (Zech. 2:8). 

Over the past few months, Turkey has been growing increasingly hostile to its Israeli neighbors, with whom they were on good terms.  This coincides with a simultaneous turning towards a more radical form of Islam, and a desire of Turkey's president Erdogan to reestablish the ancient Islamic Ottoman empire.  Turkey was struck Sunday with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Islam sees itself as having a divine mandate from Allah (600 years after the gospels were composed and the New Testament sealed) to spread/enforce through jihad an Islamic Caliphate worldwide.  But as Turkey grows in solidarity with the Muslim nations that are surrounding Israel, they overlook the promise that Yaweh God made to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."

We know that all in the world who believe are blessed in Jesus Christ, through the covenant promise first made to Eve, traced down through Abraham, and on through Isaac and Jacob (Jn 3:16-17).  As tensions mount int he Middle East, and Israel is continually made the scapegoat of the nations' problems, we can expect things to get worse in the Middle East, and soon culminating in a battle spelled out in Is. 17:1 and Psalm 83.

And as these conditions develop in the Middle East, the power and extent of the one-world government continues to extend.  The one-world government is here now, they are merely waiting for the right opportunity to impose it over the world's citizens.  Will it occur through the rapture occurring, which would lead to a global financial collapse?  If it were, military law would be imposed and the new methods of identification and tracking would be enacted for the "safety" of the world's citizens. 

The battle of Psalm 83 being fulfilled, would enlarge Israel's borders, and allow her the building of her temple, and the official reinstatement of the Old Covenant sacrificial religion.  This will set the stage for the battle of Magog, where God Himself will fight for Israel supernaturally (Ezek. 38:19,22).

Should we be concerned for the peoples in the Middle East, certainly, and we should pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Ps. 122:6), and support them as we are able, as responsible citizens.  But we should not live in fear or be in dread of the things coming upon the earth.  If we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and seek to live our lives to His glory, then we should live in joy and expectation (Mt. 24:33).

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