Thursday, September 16, 2010
Great Balls of Fire
Eze 38:2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. 8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
See also vss 14-23, 39:1-13
There is a time coming in the latter days, before or after the rapture, we are not sure, when a league of anti-Semitic nations will attack Israel and will be slain upon the northern mountains by God Himself. He will employ fiery hailstones to incapacitate this anti-Israeli horde. So great will be the slaughter that Israel will spend vast amounts of time just burying the enemy dead.
Why the attack? I believe the nations which will unite against Palestine; Russia, some of the former Soviet Bloc nations, some EU countries, Turkey, Iran, Ethiopia and Libya will do so for several reasons.
Israel has been provoked mercilessly by the Muslim kingdom. It is only when they act, in self defense, that the world sees them as the aggressor. Europe, and even our own president find no fault with the Islamic aggressors, but are quick to blame the tiny nation of Israel every time.
Perhaps a preemptive attack against Iran's nuclear efforts, or the building of settlements in Arab occupied Israel, or incursions into Syria or Lebanon, or even Jordan, to extinguish missile sites or anti-Israeli terrorists will be the event or combination thereof which will set off the invasion of Israel by her aggressors.
According to the Word, it will happen, touching off cataclysmic events across the globe. In our present political climate, I am not so sure our nation will line up on God's side of these events. Our president has warned that if it comes to it, he will side with the Muslims. In context, his quote had to do with internment of Muslims should the winds take an ugly direction. However, this gives us some insight into his prevailing views and the soft spot he has for his original faith. (page 261, Audacity of Hope")
IF we end up on the wrong side of such a scenario, we are toast, according to the Abrahamic Covenant.
The question is, are you spiritually prepared for the last days?
1) Trust in Christ today. He is our Ark of safety from world turmoil.
2) Win others to Jesus, while there is opportunity. The cometh when no man can work.
3) Support Israel! We are promised that God would bless him that blesses Israel and will curse him that curses Israel.
4) Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
5) Get ready for the trumpet. We that hope for the coming of the Lord are told to prepare ourselves by purifying our lives. Get right and stay right with God. Live for Him, learn of Him, long for Him.
Friend, Jesus is coming soon. Even so, come Lord Jesus!