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ISRAEL AND GAZA Update, and monitoring the Prophetic Timeline; Prayer for ISRAEL AND GAZA, FOR ISRAELITES AND ARABS/PALESTINIANS Negros Island House of Prayer August 01, 2014
OUR PURPOSE: 1. WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GAZA AND ISRAEL IN RELATION TO BIBLE PROPHECY 2. WE WANT TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE NOW IN THE PROPHETIC TIMELINE 3. WE WANT TO KNOW HOW TO PRAY FOR ISRAEL, JERUSALEM, GAZA, ISRAELITES AND ARABS AND PALESTINIANS
ABBRIEVIATED HISTORY OF GAZA The land of CANAAN was promised by the Lord to ABRAHAM in Genesis 17:1-8 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the L ORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty [a] ; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. 2 Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”a 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you:You will be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Abram [b] ; your name will be Abraham, [c] for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. 7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8 THE WHOLE LAND OF CANAAN, WHERE YOU NOW RESIDE AS A FOREIGNER, I WILL GIVE AS AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.”bc
H ISTORY OF GAZA Originally a Canaanite settlement, it came under the control of the ancient Egyptians for roughly 350 years;Canaaniteancient Egyptians Conquered by the Philistines, who made it one of the principal cities of their pentapolis in the 12th century BCEPhilistinespentapolis
Gaza fell to King David about 1000 BCE. The Book of Judges and the Book of Joshua make reference to Gaza. Joshua was born in Egypt and died in the land of Canaan makes an especial reference to the Gaza, giving lands of Philistia (PHILISTINES) to the descendants of Abraham, TO THE TRIBE OF EPHRAIM, but later coming under the effective control and management of Judah, around 1240 BC.  (Judges 6:4, I Chron. 7:28)King DavidBook of JudgesBook of Joshua PhilistiaAbraham   That is for area now known as the 'Gaza strip' to be part of greater Judah-Israel. 
A BBREVIATED HISTORY OF GAZA IT WAS RULED BY A SUCCESSION OF EMPIRES or rulers: ROMAN BYZANTINE ARAB CALIPHATES CRUSADERS MAMLUK RULE OTTOMAN EMPIRE BRITISH RULE EGYPTIAN THEN ISRAELI (modern day – 1967 six-day war)
MODERN GAZA Although the first municipal council of Gaza was formed in 1893 under the chairmanship of Ali Khalil Shawa, modern mayorship began in 1906 with his son Said al-Shawa, who was appointed mayor by Ottoman authorities.  Said al-Shawa  When World War I erupted in 1917, British forces were defeated by the Ottomans in the first and second Battle of Gaza. General Edmund Allenby, leading the Allied Forces, finally conquered Gaza in a third battle. World War Ifirstsecond Battle of GazaEdmund AllenbyAllied Forcesthird battle 
B RITISH RULE Gaza after surrender to British forces, 1918 After the war, the League of Nations granted quasi-colonial authority over former Ottoman territories to Great Britain and France; Gaza was included in the British Mandate of Palestine. League of NationsGreat BritainFranceBritish Mandate of Palestine  The Jewish Quarter of Gaza was destroyed in the 1929 Palestine riots and most of Gaza's fifty Jewish families fled the city. In the 1930s and 1940s, Gaza underwent major expansion, with new neighborhoods, such as Rimal and Zeitoun being built along the coast, and the southern and eastern plains. Areas damaged in the riots also went through reconstruction. Most of the funding for these developments came from international organizations and missionary groups. 1929 Palestine riotsRimalZeitoun 
1948 ISRAEL STATEHOOD As a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Egypt obtained control of Gaza and the surrounding area. Gaza's growing population was augmented by an influx of refugees fleeing nearby cities, towns and villages that were captured by Israel .1948 Arab-Israeli WarEgyptrefugeescitation needed From 1948 through 1959, Gaza was nominally under the jurisdiction of the All-Palestine Government, an entity established by the Arab League during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, purportedly to provide a Palestinian government for Palestine.  However, the members of the Government were removed to Cairo, and had little or no influence over events in Gaza.  Egyptian occupation of the Gaza Strip was interrupted for four months during the 1956 Suez Crisis. All-Palestine GovernmentArab League1948 Arab-Israeli War  Gaza StripSuez Crisis  Upon the withdrawal of Israeli forces, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser issued several reforms in Gaza, including the expansion of educational opportunities and civil services, provision of housing and the establishment of local security forces . As in Egypt, political activity in Gaza was severely curtailed, but the government-sponsored Arab National Union was established in place of the All-Palestine Government that Nasser abolished in 1959, which gave the city's citizens a greater voice in national politics .Gamal Abdel Nassercitation neededAll-Palestine Governmentcitation needed
1967 SIX-DAY WAR IN 1967, Israel was attacked by 6 ARAB NATIONS; Israel defeated them in 6 days Gaza was thus occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War after the defeat of a coalition of Arab armies. Under Israeli occupation, existing structures of administration in Gaza would be maintained and administrative tasks would continue to be executed by Palestinian civil servants. This was called the policy of "government but not administration.” But Arab resistance continued.Six Day War Organized armed struggle against Israel peaked between 1969 and 1971, but was largely crushed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) under the command of Ariel Sharon. Israel Defense ForcesAriel Sharon 
RESULT OF THE 6-DAY WAR ISRAEL GAINS CONTROL OF: 1. The GOLAN HEIGHTS 2. THE WEST BANK 3. AND GAZA
THE GOLAN HEIGHTS Internationally recognized as SYRIAN TERRITORY, the Golan Heights has been occupied and administered by Israel since 1967.  It was captured during the 1967 Six-Day War, establishing the Purple Line.  SYRIANIsrael Six-Day WarPurple Line  On 19 June 1967, the Israeli cabinet voted to return the Golan to Syria in exchange for a peace agreement. Such overtures were dismissed by the Arab world with the Khartoum Resolution on September 1, 1967.  Khartoum Resolution  In the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel agreed to return about 5% of the territory to Syrian civilian control. This part was incorporated into a demilitarised zone that runs along the ceasefire line and extends eastward. THIS STRIP IS UNDER THE MILITARY CONTROL OF UN PEACE KEEPING FORCES.Yom Kippur WarUN PEACE KEEPING FORCES
THE WEST BANK From 1517 to 1917 the West Bank was part of the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, successor state to the Ottoman Empire, renounced its territorial claims in 1923 signing the Treaty of Lausanne and the area now called the West Bank became an integral part of the British Mandate for Palestine. During the Mandate period Britain had no right of sovereignty, which was held by the people under the mandate. Ottoman EmpirerenouncedTreaty of LausanneBritish Mandate for Palestine  In 1947 the UN General Assembly recommended that the area that became the West Bank become part of a future Arab state, but this proposal was opposed by the Arab states at the time. In 1949, Jordan occupied the West Bank and subsequently annexed it.  However its claim was never recognized by the international community.  IN 1967 ISRAEL CAPTURED THE WEST BANK FROM JORDAN IN THE SIX-DAY WAR.citation needed SIX-DAY WAR
THE WEST BANK IS UNDER THE EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF ISRAEL THE WEST BANK IS LINED BY SECURITY WALL
BACK TO GAZA: THE OSLO ACCORDS OF 1993 Palestinian Authorityedit In September 1993, leaders of Israel and the PLO signed the Oslo Accords calling for Palestinian administration of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho, which was implemented in May 1994.Oslo AccordsWest BankJericho Israeli forces withdrew from Gaza, leaving a new Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to administer and police the city.  Led by Yasser Arafat, the PNA chose Gaza as its first provincial headquarters. The newly established Palestinian National Council held its inaugural session in Gaza in March 1996. Palestinian National Authority Yasser ArafatPalestinian National Council 
2005 ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS WITHDRAW FROM GAZA In 2005 the Israeli cabinet withdrew its military and settlements from the Gaza Strip including the Philadelphi Route, a narrow strip adjacent to the border with Egypt, as part of its unilateral disengagement plan.Philadelphi Routeunilateral disengagement plan Since the Palestinian organization, Hamas won a surprise victory in the Palestinian elections of 2006, it has been engaged in a violent power struggle with rival Palestinian organization Fatah. HamasPalestinian elections of 2006Fatah 
H AMAS TAKES CONTROL OF GAZA: THEY START TO FIRE MISSILES INTO ISRAEL In 2007, Hamas overthrew Fatah forces in the Gaza Strip and Hamas members were dismissed from the PNA government in the West Bank in response. Currently, Hamas has de facto control of the city and Strip.  Israel bombarded Gaza and nearby cities in the Gaza Strip in an air and ground assault codenamed "Operation Summer Rains" with the aim to end continued Qassam rocket attacks launched by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and to secure the release of an Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants.  Operation Summer RainsQassam rocketIslamic JihadIsraeli soldier .  On December 27–28, 2008 Israel commenced air strikes against Gaza, codenamed "Operation Cast Lead".  Israel stated the strikes were in response to repetitive rocket and mortar attacks from the Gaza Strip into Israel since 2005, while the Palestinians stated that they were responding to Israel's military excursions and the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Operation Cast Lead blockade of the Gaza Strip By January 3, 2009, Israeli tanks and infantry were invading Gaza with air and naval support. Thirteen Israelis, including ten soldiers were killed, while, according to Palestinian sources, a total of more than 1,300 Palestinians were killed and 5,500 injured. In addition 4,000 buildings were destroyed and 20,000 damaged throughout the Gaza Strip.  
ISRAEL PROBLEM WITH GAZA: LAUNCHING PAD OF MISSILE STRIKES AGAINST ISRAEL
LATEST STATS – JULY 30, 2014 Latest totals updated July 30 3,577 targets in Gaza struck by Israel 1,328 Palestinian deaths (FROM HAMAS SOURCES) 2,753 rockets launched at Israel from Gaza 59 Israeli deaths
I SRAEL VERSION ( AS OF J ULY 17, 2014) As of today, Israel has conducted 1,653 strikes into Gaza in response to Hamas’s 1,241 rockets launched from Gaza, which have killed one Israeli civilian. The Palestinian death toll now stands at 214. That means that for every 8 strikes carried out by Israel, one Gazan dies—a number which includes combatants.conducted
HAMAS (K HALED MASHAL – L EADER ) Hamas (Arabic: حماس Ḥ amās, "enthusiasm", an acronym of حركة المقاومة الاسلامية Ḥ arakat al-Muqāwamah al- ʾ Islāmiyyah, "Islamic Resistance Movement") is a Palestinian Sunni Islamic  organization, with an associated military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades,  in the Palestinian territories and elsewhere in the Middle East including Qatar. ArabicPalestinianSunniIslamic Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Palestinian territoriesQatar  Since 2007, it has governed the Gaza Strip, after it won a majority of seats in the Palestinian Parliament in the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections  and defeated theFatah political organization in a series of violent clashes. Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States,  Canada,  the European Union,  Jordan,  Egypt  and Japan.  In other states, however, including Iran, Russia,  Turkey,  China  and many Arab nations, it is not.Gaza StripPalestinian Parliament2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections Fatahseries of violent clashesterrorist organizationIsrael         
HAMAS CHARTE R PREAMBLE: 'Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.‘ ARTICLE 6: 'The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine
HAMAS CHARTER ARTICLE 11: 'The land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf [Holy Possession] consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgment Day. No one can renounce it or any part, or abandon it or any part of it.‘ ARTICLE 13: Palestine is an Islamic land... Since this is the case, the Liberation of Palestine is an individual duty for every Moslem wherever he may be.’
H AMAS CHARTER ARTICLE 15: The Call to Jihad: ------------------ 'The day the enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In the face of the Jews' usurpation, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised.‘ ARTICLE 33: 'Ranks will close, fighters joining other fighters, and masses everywhere in the Islamic world will come forward in response to the call of duty, loudly proclaiming: 'Hail to Jihad!'. This cry will reach the heavens and will go on being resounded until liberation is achieved, the invaders vanquished and Allah's victory comes about.’
HAMAS CHARTER – NO TO PEACE ARTICLE 13: '[PEACE] INITIATIVES, AND SO-CALLED PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ARE IN CONTRADICTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF THE ISLAMIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENT... Those conferences are no more than a means to appoint the infidels as arbitrators in the lands of Islam... THERE IS NO SOLUTION FOR THE PALESTINIAN PROBLEM EXCEPT BY JIHAD. INITIATIVES, PROPOSALS AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ARE BUT A WASTE OF TIME, AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY.'
HAMAS AGAINST ALL JEWS AND CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONS ARTICLE 7: 'THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WILL NOT COME ABOUT UNTIL MOSLEMS FIGHT JEWS AND KILL THEM. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: 'O MOSLEM, THERE IS A JEW HIDING BEHIND ME, COME AND KILL HIM.' ARTICLE 22 'The enemies have been scheming for a long time... and have accumulated huge and influential material wealth. With their money, they took control of the world media... With their money they stirred revolutions in various parts of the globe... They stood behind the French Revolution, the Communist Revolution and most of the revolutions we hear about... With their money they formed secret organizations - such as the FREEMASONS, ROTARY CLUBS and the LIONS - which are spreading around the world, in order to destroy societies and carry out Zionist interests... They stood behind World War I... and formed the League of Nations through which they could rule the world. They were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains... There is no war going on anywhere without them having their finger in it.'
U.N. R EFUGEE A GENCY G IVES R OCKETS TO H AMAS W EAPONS FOUND IN A G AZA SCHOOL LAST WEEK WERE TURNED OVER TO AUTHORITIES : H AMAS B Y S TAFF N OTES |J ULY 21, 2014 12:21 PMS TAFF N OTES So, when UNRWA, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, announced THAT IT HAD FOUND A CACHE OF 20 MISSILES BENEATH A U.N.-SPONSORED SCHOOL IN GAZA LAST WEEK, it was hard to credit the usual pro-Israeli line that depicts the U.N. agency as working hand-in-glove with Hamas. Yes, some U.N schools and other facilities have been used to teach hatred for the Jewish state, and for Hamas summer camps and the like. And yes, U.N. officials like Special Rapporteur for Palestine Richard Falk had a long history of making statements that left little doubt about where his sympathies lay. But Falk’s term as Special Rapporteur ended earlier this year, so it made sense that UNRWA might be turning over a new leaf.workingHamas summer campsstatements
T OP S ECRET H AMAS C OMMAND B UNKER IN G AZA R EVEALED A ND WHY REPORTERS WON ’ T TALK ABOUT IT B Y S TAFF N OTES |J ULY 29, 2014 10:30 AM|S TAFF N OTES So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as a command post making headlines? In part, it’s because the location is so un-secret that Hamas regularly meets with reporters there. ON JULY 15, FOR EXAMPLE, WILLIAM BOOTH OF THE WASHINGTON POST WROTE THAT THE HOSPITAL “HAS BECOME A DE FACTO HEADQUARTERS FOR HAMAS LEADERS, WHO CAN BE SEEN IN THE HALLWAYS AND OFFICES.”WROTE
UNRWA FINDS ANOTHER ROCKET STOCKPILE IN GAZA SCHOOL UNRWA FINDS ANOTHER ROCKET STOCKPILE AT ONE OF ITS SCHOOLS IN GAZA, THE THIRD TIME SINCE THE BEGINNING OF OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced on Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza, Breitbart reported. This instance marks the third time since the beginning of OperationProtective Edge that a weapons arsenal has been found at an UNRWA school in Gaza.marks the third time UNRWA has yet to place blame on any individuals or organizations for placing the weapons stockpile within a children’s school. The UN body refused to do so on the past two previous occasions as well. UNRWA spokesman Chris GunnessUNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness condemned those responsible for placing civilians in harm's way by storing the rockets at the school.
WORDS OF A HAMAS LEADER: The following is the full text of the comments by Hamas representative Fathi Hammad months before the war, articulating the Hamas ideology to use civilians as human shields for Hamas fighters: "For the Palestinian people death has become an industry, at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: 'We desire death as you desire life.'"
A RAB L EADERS S ILENT CAIRO — Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not this time. After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states — including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip. That, in turn, may have contributed to the failure of the antagonists to reach a negotiated cease-fire even after more than three weeks of bloodshed.
FRIENDLY ARAB STATES “The Arab states’ loathing and fear of political Islam is so strong that it outweighs their allergy to Benjamin Netanyahu,” the prime minister of Israel, said Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington and a former Middle East negotiator under several presidents. “I have never seen a situation like it, where you have so many Arab states acquiescing in the death and destruction in Gaza and the pummeling of Hamas. The silence is deafening.”
ZEPHANIAH 2:1-7 "Gather yourselves together, Yes, gather together O undesirable nation Before the decree is issued, Before the day passes like chaff, Before the Lord's fierce anger comes upon you, Before the day of the Lord's anger comes upon you! Seek the Lord, all you meek of the Earth who have upheld His justice Seek righteousness, Seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of the Lord's anger."
Z EPHANIAH 2:1-7 "For Gaza shall be forsaken, And Ashkelon desolate; They shall drive out Ashdod at noonday, And Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the Cherethites! The word of the Lord is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines "I [God] will destroy you So there shall be no inhabitant."
A CLUE FROM NOAH "But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be...” (Matthew 24:37) GENESIS 6:11-13 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. (The old Hebrew word for violence is “hamas”.)
ISRAEL ESCALATING GAZA CAMPAIGN (J ULY 28, 2014) Israel's leaders said they were escalating the military campaign in Gaza and told the country to prepare for a prolonged operation, defying international demands for an immediate cease-fire after Hamas militants broke a Muslim holiday lull. The military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, said Israel's assault on Gaza's Hamas rulers was being "intensified" after three weeks of fighting that have cost more than 1,100 lives.
T HE WAR OF PSALM 83 1 O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. 2 See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. 3 With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. 4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
PSALM 83 5 With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you— 6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, 7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. 8 Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants. [b]b
AN ESCALATION INTO THE WAR OF EZEKIEL 38 14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign L ORD says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.
WHO WILL BE WITH GOG? E ZEKIEL 38 1 The word of the L ORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of [a] Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign L ORD says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of [b] Meshek and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia, Cush [c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.abc
INTERESTING CURRENT MID EAST DEVELOPMENT THE NEW TURKEY: A RIVAL TO THE WEST IN THE NEAR EAST? 8/6/14 | 1 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 830 εμφανίσεις1 σχόλια 0 απαντήσεις Kubilay Yado ArinKubilay Yado Arin, Jun 5 2014 Debate on Turkey in the West is sharply divided between those who see Turkey moving away from the West and toward a more Oriental and Islamic orientation THERE ARE THOSE WHO SPECULATE TURKEY WANTS TO REVIVE A NEO- OTTOMONAN EMPIRE
WHAT IS THE TRANSITION FROM PSALM 83 TO EZEKIEL 38 WAR? In the Psalm 83, ISRAEL WILL WIN AGAINST THE ISLAMIC ALLIANCE Psalm 83:9-18New International Version (NIV) 9 Do to them as you did to Midian, as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon, 10 who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, 12 who said, “Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God.”
P SALM 83 NIV 13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind. 14 As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze, 15 so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm. 16 Cover their faces with shame, L ORD, so that they will seek your name. 17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace. 18 Let them know that you, whose name is the L ORD — that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
HOWEVER, THE WAR OF EZEKIEL 38 IS QUITE A DIFFERENT STORY! 1 The word of the L ORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of [a] Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign L ORD says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of [b] Meshek and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia, Cush [c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.abc
E ZEKIEL 38 7 “‘Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. 8 After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, (note: war of Psalm 83???) whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. 9 You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.
E ZEKIEL 38 10 “‘This is what the Sovereign L ORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. 11 You will say, “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. 12 I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land. [d] ” 13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages [e] will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?”’de
E ZEKIEL 38 14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign L ORD says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.
E ZEKIEL 38 17 “‘This is what the Sovereign L ORD says: You are the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel. At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them. 18 This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign L ORD. 19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.
E ZEKIEL 38 21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign L ORD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the L ORD.’
IN OTHER WORDS ( A POSSIBLE SCENARIO ): THE PSALM 83 WAR, which was Israel against a small Islamic coalition, will result in Israeli victory. ISRAEL will have LULL (a short period of peace). “living securely, all of them.” (38:8b). THEN A SECOND WAR HAPPENS (the Ezekiel 38 War), this time A LARGER ISLAMIC COALITION LED BY RUSSIA. AND THE LORD WILL INTERVENE IN THIS WAR WITH SUPERNATURAL MOVES! (earthquake, hail, lightning…)
W HAT WILL HAPPEN TO G OG ? Eze 39:1Eze 39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. 4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that [is] with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and [to] the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD. 2 3 4 5
W AR OF G OG AND M AGOG Eze 39:6Eze 39:6 And I will send a FIRE ON MAGOG, AND AMONG THEM THAT DWELL CARELESSLY IN THE ISLES: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD. 7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not [let them] pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I [am] the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this [is] the day whereof I have spoken. 7 8
W AR OF G OG AND M AGOG Eze 39:9Eze 39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: 10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down [any] out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD. 10
FUEL FOR FIRE There have been articles in the news that describe certain Russia weapons being made out of a chemical that can be used for fuel and for fires. This material I believe is called lignostone and it is in a lot of the heavy weapons like tanks, etc. that would be used in any invasion of Israel.
WHAT IS THE POINT? IF THE GAZA WARS IS LEADING TO PSAM 83 WAR (AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT BECAUSE OF THE NATIONS INVOLVED), WHICH WILL LEAD TO THE EZEKIEL 38 WAR, WHICH SOUNDS LIKE THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON, THEN IT MEANS THAT… WE ARE VERY, VERY NEAR TO THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
LOOK AT THE BIBLICAL PROPHETIC TIMELINE AND WHERE WE ARE NOW: THIS IS THE “ LONG VIEW ”: 1. World Wars I and II - Matthew 24:1-8 In our view, WW1 and WW2 are considered part of the end times events as they are referenced in the Book of Matthew. The world wars are referred to as "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom". While this might sound like a typical description of war, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum notes that in the context of Jesus' day that this was a common Jewish idiom for "world wars". As we know, WW2 was considered by many historical authorities as simply a continuation of WW1. The significance of WW2 for Bible prophecy is that it provided the motivation for the Jews to re-establish a state for themselves fulfilling the prophecies of Ezekiel 20.Matthew 24:1-8
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 2. The Re-Birth of Israel - Ezekiel 20:33- 38; 22:17-22;Zephaniah 2:1-2 As mention in event #1 WW2 served as the motivation for the Jewish return to their ancient homeland exactly as the Bible described in Ezekiel 20. Israel must also be in the ancient homeland so that many other prophecies can be fulfilled and today we can see the modern miracle of Israel. No other nation in the world has been essentially erased from the world map only to be "reborn" hundreds if not thousands of years later. But the Bible made this astonishing prediction long before it happened.Ezekiel 20:33- 3822:17-22Zephaniah 2:1-2
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 3. Jerusalem Under Jewish Control - Daniel 9:27Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; II Thessalonians 2:3-4;Matthew 24:15II Thessalonians 2:3-4 Revelation 11:1-2Revelation 11:1-2 The re-capture of the city of Jerusalem in the 6 day war of 1967 has laid the foundation for the eventual rebuilding of a Third Jewish Temple in the city.
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 4. Psalm 83 war - Israel destroys surrounding enemies and reaches temporary "peace and safety" setting up Stalemates in the Middle East peace process and other influences result in the fulfillment of the ancient prophecies in Psalm 83. Israel is forced to deal with the modern day terrorists and "Palestinians" who refuse to make peace with her. Jerusalem becomes an object of contention.
P ROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 5. The Russian (Gog/Magog) Invasion of Israel - Ezekiel 38:1 - 39:16Ezekiel 38:1 - 39:16 The "Gog/Magog" war is another name for the Russian led invasion of Israel in the end times. The Bible predicted that Russia followed by her islamic allies will attempt to come from the north parts for a "spoil" but are soundly defeated when God suddenly intervenes for Israel. God states in Ezekiel 38-39 that he intervenes in order to sanctify his Holy name and as a result saves Israel from what would be certain destruction.
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 6. The One-World Government - Daniel 7:23 In Daniel 7:23 we are given the exact sequence of the next three prophetic events in chronological order. Many people have missed this and as a result have misplaced other end times events. But the scriptures are clear that as a result of the defeat of Russia and her islamic allies in Ezekiel 38-39, a power vacuum will exist that will provide the perfect opportunity for the rise of a one world government.Daniel 7:23
PROPHTIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 7. The Ten Kingdoms - Daniel 7:24Daniel 7:24 After the formation of a one world government, the Bible is clear that the world government will split into ten "kingdoms" or regions. There are numerous high profile groups like the "Club of Rome" who have already broken the world down into ten regions. With the rise of the European Union, African Union, etc. we are slowly but surely seeing the prophetic puzzle pieces move into place for this prophecy to be fulfilled.
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 8. The Rise of the Antichrist - Daniel 7:24Daniel 7:24; II Thessalonians 2:1-3II Thessalonians 2:1-3 Once the world has been divided into ten regions, the "Antichrist" or "man of sin" will begin to rise. The Antichrist will be the most wicked man ever and will be indwelt by Satan himself during the Tribulation period. The Antichrist will be one part of the unholy satanic trinity of Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet. It is likely the Antichrist will be revealed sometime shortly before the Tribulation period starts and before the signing of the covenant for seven years.
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 9. A Period of Peace and False Security – I Thessalonians 5:1-3 The period of false peace will come upon to the world as the one world government and Antichrist arrive onto the world stage. The period of false peace and safety is used in I Thessalonians in reference to happening before the "Day of the Lord" which refers to the Tribulation period or the 70th week of Daniel.
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 10. The Seven Year Covenant (permission to rebuild the Temple?) - Daniel 9:27Daniel 9:27; Isaiah 28:14-22; Acts 15:14??Isaiah 28:14-22Acts 15:14 The seven year covenant with the "many" is likely to be the event that formally allows Israel to gain permission to build the Third Temple. However, there is much debate about whether the Third Temple is built during the Tribulation period of before the Tribulation period. I believe that this is a detail that will have to be revealed when it happens. But it is the seven year covenant that will kick-off the Tribulation period. Some people have mistakenly thought that it was the rapture that started the Tribulation period, but this is simply not correct. It is the "confirming" of the covenant with many that starts the Tribulation period.
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 11. The Abomination of Desolation - Daniel 9:27; 2 Thes. 2:4; Matt. 24:15-16 This event takes place at the middle of the Tribulation period when the Antichrist stands in the newly rebuilt Third Temple and proclaims that he is God on earth. This is the event in which Israel is specifically warned about and that when they see it happen to flee to the hills.Daniel 9:272 Thes. 2:4Matt. 24:15-16
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 12. Armageddon - Revelation 19 The campaign of Armageddon is the event where the Lord Jesus returns to earth and makes his way from Bozrah to the valley of Jehoshaphat where he defeats the armies of his enemies.
PROPHETIC TIMELINE ( LONG VIEW ): 13. The Second Coming - Revelation 19 The Second Coming of Jesus Christ will occur at the end of the Tribulation period. Israel will finally mourn for the one that they pierced and they will accept him as the Messiah. 14. The Millennium Kingdom - Revelation 20 The Millennium kingdom is the 1,000 year period of peace and prosperity where the Lord rules from Jerusalem with an iron rod. Satan and his evil sidekicks the Antichrist and False prophet will be confined and the earth will be renovated.
T HE FOLLOWING IMAGES ARE 4 OF 24 PHOTOS OF THE 13 TH AND FINAL S TAR OF D AVID P LANETARY A LIGNMENT. T HE 5 P LANETS J UPITER, V ENUS, S ATURN, N EPTUNE, P LUTO, AND THE M OON LINE UP IN A PERFECT ARRAY OF 2 INTERLOCKING TRIANGLES THAT FORM A S TAR THAT LOOKS LIKE A “ CROSS ” THRU THE HEART OF THE M OON. T HESE PHOTOS ARE A DEVELOPING PROGRESSIVE PHENOMENON OF OUR L ORD ’ S C OSMIC C OUNTDOWN OF H EAVENLY S IGNS FOR THE COMING B LOOD M OONS. (P HOTOS ARE APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES APART, BEGINNING AROUND 10 P.M. J ULY 22,2013 AND ENDING AT 2:00 A.M., MST OUTSIDE H ELENA, M ONTANA.) H E IS TRULY COMING BACK SOONER THAN WE MAY THINK. (“I JESUS HAVE SENT YOU MY ANGEL TO GIVE YOU THE TESITMONY FOR THE CHURCHES. I AM THE ROOT OF DAVID, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.) R EV. 1:20 – STAR IS AN ANGEL
BUT THERE IS ANOTHER VIEW: THE SHORT VIEW The “short view” is THE WAR OF EZEKIEL 38 IS THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON!!! See the amazing correlation:
AN UNCANNY CORRELATION: War of Gog & Magog Ezekiel 38/39 Battle of Armageddon Revelation 16:14-21 Notes, References and Comments 1 A war in the Mountains of Israel (Ezekiel 38:8,21, and Ezekiel 39:2, 4,17) “Armageddon” in Hebrew literally means “a mountain rendezvous of troops” (Rev. 16:11) The conflict takes place at Mount Hermon (Deuteronomy4:48, Psalm 133:3) in northern Israel whose highest peak is Mt. Zion (Revelation 14:1) (NOTE: A CAMPAIGN IN THE VALLEY OF MEGIDDO CAN CONTINUE AND END IN THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL) God will rain upon Gog and those with him pestilence, great hailstones, fire and brimstone (Ezekiel38:22) And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent – 75 to 100 pounds (Revelation 16:21) NASA has photographed a cloud of hailstones the size of basketballs surrounding Comet Hartley 2. http://christi annewswire.com/news/4010715546.html In the ancient world “fire and brimstone” was typically associated with comet impacts. Some scientists believe that comets can carry pestilence causing bacteria.http://christi annewswire.com/news/4010715546.html
EZEKIEL 38 AND ARMAGEDDON “in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel” (Ezekiel38:19- 20) “There was a great earthquake (Revelation 16:18) Only cosmic impacts can generate earthquakes over 10 on the Richter Scale. Fault- generated earthquakes cannot produce earthquakes over 10 on the Richter Scale 4 God calls for a sword Against Magog (Ezekiel38:21), and God to send a fire on Magog (Ezekiel 39:6) The great earthquake (Revelation 16:18) and the 100 pound hail stones (Revelation 16:21) tell of a comet impact In the ancient world, the word “sword” was a Euphemism for a comet with a long tail; “Sending fire upon an area” referred to a god, such as the queen of heaven, using a comet to attack an area as in the Sumerian/Akkadian story, “The Curse of Akkad.”
E ZEKIEL 38 AND A RMAGEDDON “the mountains shall be Thrown down” (Ezekiel 38:20)Ezekiel 38:20 “every island fled away and the mountains were not found (Revelation 16:20) Only a very large cosmic impact that penetrates The earth’s crust could heat the earth’s mantle high enough to cause crustal melting and in turn cause the islands to flee away and the mountains to melt. The day of the Lord will involve the heavens and the earth and the works being burned up with fervent heat as we look for new heavens and a new earth (II Peter 3:10-13). God promised to shake the heavens and the Earth once more (Hebrew12:26). This would take a cosmic impact large enough to also move the earth like a cottage and cause it to reel to and fro like a drunkard in that day when the Lord punishes the Kings of the earth (Isaiah 24:19-21).
E ZEKIEL 38 AND A RMAGEDDON 6 Feathered fowl shall eat the flesh of the mighty and drink the blood of the princes of the earth. (Ezekiel 39:4 and 17-19) The Kings of the earth and the whole world gather to the battle of that great day of God Almighty (Revelation 16:14). The bodies of the leaders of the world and the armies who were killed in the battle by the “fire and brimstone” and the 100 pound hailstones provide a sacrifice for all the fowl on the migration over northern Israel. “… so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass (body) is, there will the eagles (bird of prey) be gathered together” (Matthew 24:27- 28). “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18)That ye may eat the flesh of kings, ‘”and of all men (Rev. 19:17-18). Also see Zephaniah 1:7-8 “the day of the Lord is at hand” where he has prepared a “sacrifice” and he punishes princes and kings.
E ZEKIEL 38 AND A RMAGEDDON 7 “… this the day whereof I have spoken (Ezekiel39:8). That Great Day O f God Almighty (Rev. 16:14). “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger to lay the land desolate, and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it (Isaiah 13:9). Also see Isaiah 2:10-22 regarding “the day of the Lord.” 8 “in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel (Ezekiel38:19). “…the fierceness of his wrath.” (Revelation16:19). “For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies; he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to slaughter … 4) and all the host of heaven (comets – Deuteronomy 4:19 and 17:3,and Isaiah 40:26 and 45:2) shal l be dissolved and the heavens (atmosphere) shall be rolled together as a scroll (atmosphere roll back after comet impact) and all their host (comets) shall fall down …” (Isaiah 34:1-4). “For behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots(co mets) like a whirlwind (comets) to rend his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire (comets). For by fire and the sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many (Isaiah 66:16). “For behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots(co mets) like a whirlwind (comets) to rend his anger with fiery, and his rebuke with flames of fire (comets). For by fire and the sword will the Lord, plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many (Israel 66:16).
E ZEKIEL 38 AND A RMAGEDDON 9 Jesus reveals himself to man and will be known in the eyes of many nations and they shall know that I am the Lord (Ezekiel 38:23). “And I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse, and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True and in righteousness he doth judge and make war (Revelation 19:1 1). Jesus returns as the conquering Messiah, Ma shiach ben David to judge and make war (Revelation 19:11), using comets, his “mighty ones” as the “weapons of his wrath” (Isaiah 13:3-13), and “his ministers of flaming fire” (Psalm103:21 and Psalm 104:4).
WHAT IS THE POINT? IF THE WAR OF EZEKIEL 38 IS ALSO THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON (WHICH IS ACTUALLY A SERIES OF WARS OR A CAMPAIGN) – which means that the “short view” is correct – THEN THAT WOULD MEAN THAT WE ARE EVEN MUCH, MUCH NEARER TO THE COMING OF THE LORD THAN WE HAVE EVER THOUGHT BEFORE! WHAT SEE NOW IS THE FORMATION OF THE FIRST WAVE OF THIS WAR – PSALM 83. ONCE IT STARTS – AND IT ALREADY HAS, IT CANNOT BE STOPPED, IT WILL LEAD TO THE WAR OF EZEKIEL 38, WHICH (if it is also the Battle of Armageddon) CULMINATES WITH THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
IF THE WAR OF EZEKIEL 38 IS ALSO ARMAGEDDON, THEN JERUSALEM WILL BE RAVAGED Zechariah 14 1 A day of the L ORD is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be plundered and divided up within your very walls. 2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. 3 Then the L ORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle. READ THE WHOLE CHAPTER!!!
HOW ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PEACE?: "Because, even because they have seduced My people (Israel), saying, "Peace", and THERE WAS NO PEACE...“ (Ezekiel 13:10) "For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, 'Peace, Peace; WHEN THERE IS NO PEACE!" (Jeremiah 8:11)
PEACE AND SAFETY? "For you yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord (the coming 'Apocalypse' and Armageddon) so comes as a thief in the night. FOR WHEN THEY SAY, "PEACE AND SAFETY!" THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMES UPON THEM, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.“ (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3)
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PALESTINIANS/HAMAS IN GAZA? Z EPHANIAH 2 4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, And Ashkelon desolate; They shall drive out Ashdod at noonday, And Ekron shall be uprooted. 5 Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines: "I will destroy you; So there shall be no inhabitant." 6 The seacoast shall be pastures, With shelters for shepherds and folds for flocks. 7 The coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; They shall feed their flocks there; In the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening. For the LORD their God will intervene for them, And return their captives.
Z EPHANIAH 2 8 "I have heard the reproach of Moab, And the insults of the people of Ammon, With which they have reproached My people, And made arrogant threats against their borders. 9 Therefore, as I live," Says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Surely Moab shall be like Sodom, And the people of Ammon like Gomorrah-Overrun with weeds and saltpits, And a perpetual desolation. THE RESIDUE OF MY PEOPLE SHALL PLUNDER THEM, AND THE REMNANT OF MY PEOPLE SHALL POSSESS THEM." 10 This they shall have for their pride, Because they have reproached and made arrogant threats Against the people of the LORD of hosts. 11 The LORD will be awesome to them, For He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; People shall worship Him, Each one from his place, Indeed all the shores of the nations. 12 "You Ethiopians also, You shall be slain by My sword." 13 And He will stretch out His hand against the north, Destroy Assyria, And make Nineveh a desolation, As dry as the wilderness.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ISRAEL? (I F E ZEKIEL 38 IS ALSO A RMAGEDDON ?) ZECHARIAH 13: 7“Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the L ORD Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones. 8 In the whole land,” declares the L ORD, “two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it. 9 This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The L ORD is our God.’”
REMEMBER THE PROPHET JOEL’S WARNING AND SIGN!!! Joel 2:31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the MOON TO BLOOD before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the L ORD. Joel 3:1 “In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. [e] There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.e 9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
PRAY FOR JERUSALEM/ISRAEL 1. PSALM 126 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. 7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.” 8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.” 9 For the sake of the house of the L ORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.
H OW TO P RAY FOR I SRAEL /J ERUSALEM Father God, remove the veil You have sovereignly placed over the eyes of Israel, that they would recognize Jesus as their Messiah. (2 Corinthians 3:14) Cause the church to fulfill its commission to preach the Gospel to the whole world, so the full number of the Gentiles would come into the Kingdom. Then all Israel will be saved. (Romans 11:25- 26)
P RAYING FOR I SRAEL /J ERUSALEM Raise up intercessors for Israel. Put more watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem, who would give You no peace day or night until You establish Jerusalem and make her the praise of the earth. (Isaiah 62:6-7). Lord, show Your mercy and favor to Israel in this set time. (Psalm 102:13)
P RAYING FOR J ERUSALEM /I SRAEL Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. Let them be as grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up. (Psalm 129:5-6) Lord, deal justly and swiftly with Your enemies. We pray that You would remember your covenants and promises towards Israel, especially when others rise up against her to swallow her alive. When their wrath is kindled against her, the waters will not overwhelm her. God will not give her as prey to their teeth. (Psalm 124)
P RAYING FOR J ERUSALEM /ISRAEL Sanctify Your great name which has been profaned among the nations, which has been profaned in the midst of Israel. That nations shall know that the Lord is God, when He is sanctified in Israel before their eyes. Sprinkle the clean water of Your Word on Israel and cleanse her from her filthiness and from all her idols, including abortion and the occult. Give Israel a new heart, and put a new spirit within her. Remove her heart of stone and give her a heart of flesh that can respond to the Holy Spirit, and cause her to walk in Your statutes, keep Your commandments and do them. (Ezekiel 36:23-27)
WE MUST ALSO PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF GAZA, THE PALESTINIANS!
THE ARABS ARE ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN TOO: 1. Sons of Abraham through Hagar 2. Sons of Abraham through Keturah (Arabic wife of Abraham after the death of Sarah) Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah AND MOSES’ CHILDREN AS WELL!! 1. Zipporah the wife of Moses was a Midianite, an Arabic tribe
SOMEDAY ARABS WILL COME TO KNOW AND WORSHIP THE LORD TOO: (ISAIAH 60) 1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. 4 "Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5 Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. 6 THE MULTITUDE OF CAMELS SHALL COVER YOUR LAND, THE DROMEDARIES OF MIDIAN AND EPHAH; ALL THOSE FROM SHEBA SHALL COME; THEY SHALL BRING GOLD AND INCENSE, AND THEY SHALL PROCLAIM THE PRAISES OF THE LORD. 7 ALL THE FLOCKS OF KEDAR SHALL BE GATHERED TOGETHER TO YOU, THE RAMS OF NEBAIOTH SHALL MINISTER TO YOU; THEY SHALL ASCEND WITH ACCEPTANCE ON MY ALTAR, AND I WILL GLORIFY THE HOUSE OF MY GLORY.
WE PRAY IN THE POWER OF GOD’S COVENANT: (G ENESIS 12) 1 Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS YOU, AND I WILL CURSE HIM WHO CURSES YOU; AND IN YOU ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED."