While Barack Obama bats his eyes in rapid fashion against the natural expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Iran continues to be unthwarted in the pursuit to manufacture a nuclear bomb. Not only that, but developments are taking shape that lead us to focus on prophetic fulfillment.
Many prophecy buffs believe that before Ezekiel 38 and 39 can come to completion, another war must first take place. I lean toward the same position when it comes to Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17. I call it the first of two compressions, groups of nation that will unite to attack Israel.
The first compression is an inner ring of nations, all worshipping Allah, who refute Israel's right to exist to one degree or another. According to Psalm 83, those nations include: Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Gaza Strip. Israel will feel a definite threat, perhaps as a result of an IAF attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. Perhaps something else. These nations will eventually be destroyed by Israel according to Ezekiel 25, Jeremiah 12, Isaiah 17, and Obadiah 15-18. A sense of security will be the result, thereby offering the outer ring of nations found in Ezekiel 38-39 to form a plan and attack. God will do the destroying at that point.
How close are we?
Only God knows, but there are indications that we are moving rapidly toward the first stage compression. First, something must be done about Iran and its nearing nuclear capability. The world knows it. Israel knows it. Only Obama misses the fact. Second, Syria is exacerbating the treat against Israel again. READ the following from the Debka Files.
Hizballah deploys chemical and biological weapons near Israeli border - Arab, European sources
DEBKAfile Special Report
September 3, 2009, 10:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa reported Thursday, Sept. 3, that chemical weapons were stored in the hidden Hizballah arms warehouse which blew up at Hirbet Salim near the Israeli border in mid-July. Of the 11 Hizballah operatives killed in the blast, 3 died of chemical poisoning. Hizballah denied any members had been killed or even that it maintains a weapons store in breach of UN resolutions.
DEBKAfile disclosed at the time that the Lebanese terrorists had lost five men and more were missing.
On July 21, we reported that the explosion heard on both sides of the border refuted Israeli military claims that the Lebanese border was secure and revealed that the destroyed arms dump was one of 35 Hizballah had lined up within 20 kilometers from the border.
European intelligence sources reported on Sept. 1, that Hizballah had recently boosted its military capabilities with a supply of chemical shells and short-range missiles with chemical warheads and was about to receive biological weapons as well. One source said that the Lebanese terrorist group is now one of the most sophisticated and best trained military forces in the Middle East, describing them as "bad guys with good strategic vision."
The source quoted an Arab official as predicting that Hizballah is gearing up "for something big" and there is little doubt that Iran and Syria will be helping them to obtain biological and chemical weapons.
"You're going to be reporting a lot on Hizballah in the future," he said. "They already have people on the ground in Europe and elsewhere. They are just waiting for orders to act - they are not in a hurry."
Those WMD have already been delivered, according to al Siyassa. DEBKAfile's military sources add that deliveries began some time ago. In the 2006 war in which Israel fought Hizballah, chemical defense systems were discovered in the Lebanese group's bunkers and observation posts.
We are certainly living in perilous times, but we are also approaching a moment that will usher in the greatest days of outreach the Church has ever experienced. Fear is not the answer. Faith and boldness are the keys to usefulness. Christ will win it all.
Jimmy Root Jr
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