Monday, April 12, 2010

The Impending Invasion of Israel

Nathan JonesMP3 PDFBy Nathan Jones

I almost never read the newspaper. Yuck! It leaves grime all over my hands. My wife says I only get the newspaper to read the funnies, which is true. I instead get all of my news from the Internet.

Part of being the Web Minister for a Bible prophecy teaching ministry is reading up on the news everyday trying to see where current events are fitting into the overall biblical picture. With so many events today fulfilling Bible prophecy, finding those events is as easy as catching a raindrop in the downpour of a rainstorm. There is just so much going on right now that tells us that Jesus Christ is returning very soon.

Here are just a few of the many events that have happened over the last few months that together combine to form a bigger prophetic picture. See as you read through the titles and article snippets if you can piece together just what that picture is.

1) Iranian leaders pave way for the Messianic Mahdi
"Iran last week held a multi-day conference... to plot what can be done to hasten the coming of the messianic, endtimes personage known as the Mahdi. Shiite Muslims believing the Mahdi is a messianic figure who will return after an apocalypse to elevate Shiite Islam to the status of the only true religion, with the consequence that all false religions, including Sunni Islam, will be vanquished... Israeli military intelligence experts are convinced that Ahmadinejad's expressed religious devotion to the Mahdi is genuine."

2) Famous quotes by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic Nations fury."
"The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land. As the Imam said, 'Israel must be wiped off the map.'"

I would say that Ahmadinejad is pretty serious about his convictions, wouldn't you? If actions are louder than words...

3) Five more Nuke Plants Found in Iran
"Deep-cover MI6 agents who found the previously secret underground uranium enrichment plant near the Iranian holy city of Qom have discovered a staggering five more similar plants."

4) Iran has Enough Uranium to Build at Least Two Bombs
"The IAEA indicates that Iran now has at least 1,508 kgs of low-grade uranium. Thus, Iran now appears to have the essential materials to move steadily towards building two atomic bombs as soon as it makes the political decision to do so."

Let's move South to Gaza.

5) Violent Rockets can now Reach Tel-Aviv
"The head of Israel's Military Intelligence warned that Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip now possess missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv."

Is Iran threatening just Israel or the whole world?

6) Iran Threatens Oil Transport Route
"With the prospect of Israel bombing Iran's nuclear facilities looming, Tehran has renewed its threat to shut down the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which up to 40 percent of the world's oil supplies pass."

Most of that oil is shipped to the United States. This one just boggles the mind...

7) Sudan Wins a Seat on the UN Human Rights Commission

With the Sudan's massive human rights violations, putting them on the rights commission is like placing Pol Pot in charge of a daycare!

8) Turkey An Ally No More
"Turkey has taken a radical turn in their international policies, abandoning almost overnight its two decades long relationship with Israel. On October 13, 2009, Turkey cancelled a joint military exercise with Israel and instead signed a treaty with Syria that includes plans to strengthen military ties and to end visa requirements for each country. Syria is one of Israel's most aggressively hostile border enemies."

What about the little country of Armenia up next to Turkey?

9) The Armenian-Turkish Accord
"In the news is the historical geo-political establishment of protocols for full diplomatic relations between the Armenian and Turkish peoples. Armenia is also full member of the Russian-led military alliance known as the Collective Security Treaty Organization."
(Thanks to Sean Osborne for catching this in what may have been lost to the rest of us.)

10) Large Quantities of Natural Gas Found off Haifa Coast
"Israel has found the mother lode of natural gas deposits. Noble Energy and a consortium of exploration and drilling companies have after 5 years of drilling at the Tamar site 56 miles west of the northern port of Haifa discovered an estimated 3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas."

11) Russian-Syrian-Iranian Axis
"Russia, Iran and Syria have entered a defense pact that is in the process of altering the balance of power in the entire Middle East. The facts reveal a long, steady Russian commitment to the Iranian nuclear program and arms supply to Syria."

Iran, Russia and Turkey have become allies. Fundamentalist Islam is uniting old Middle Eastern enemies against Israel? Russia is supplying rockets and weapons to those very same nations. The Sudan has become part of a UN group that accused Israel of committing war crimes during their last operation. Israel has the means to become exceedingly wealthy.

To the student of Bible prophecy, these events combined form a very familiar scenario. I'm pretty sure I've read about today's quickly forming development amazingly somewhere in the ancient texts of the Bible. Do you know where in the Bible it can be found?

In the next part of this "Impending Invasion of Israel" series we will find out.

20 comments:

DrNofog said...

I like the part where the Mahdi vanquishes all false religions, rules the world for exactly "seven years" and then "judges" the world...
And I also like the part where the Illuminati Messiah, the "Light-bearer", Lucifer vanquishes all false religions, rules the world for exactly "seven years" and then "judges" the world...
What an amazing "coincidence"... Der Fatherland zecurity and the Army paper blames us Christians, millenarians for blocking world peace, New-Agers hoping and praying we get expelled into space...
With the light of the Word and the testimony of the saints [concerning the coming tribulation] it is truly a spiritual battle where the logic of man does not reign supreme.

Mark said...

I would like to buy a vowel Nathan.

I would like an E

hartdawg said...

there is no E in psalm 83 mark.

son of thunder said...

Huh?

DrNofog said...

son of thunder said... Huh?
Huh? times 2x?!?

Ok Mark, what's your game here?

Anonymous said...

Don't ask questions. I got an E I can sell. For a price.

rg

son of thunder said...

E? E?! I don't get it.

Mark said...

E as in Ezekiel!

Expected Imminently said...

Phew! thank goodness for that, I thought you were trying to get rid of me!!
EI

son of thunder said...

Well, that makes sense. I'd've bought the "I" as well.

EI, it's a reference to a game show over here called "Wheel of Fortune" (I'm assuming you've never heard of it) where people spin a big wheel and try to solve puzzles by getting the letters right. In the game, if your stumped, you can take some the "earned" money and buy a vowel. That's what Mark was referencing.

I knew that, but I didn't understand what the reference was referencing.

son of thunder said...

It's also one of my favorite game shows, but I like Jeopardy better.

Jewel said...

The events in the Middle East point precisely to the Ezekiel 38-39 scenario. I believe that Israel will not sit around and wait to be attacked by Iran but will likely strike first, which will set off the larger conflict. Russia will no doubt come to the aid of its ally, and others will be compelled to join in the fray. Of course since the US had abandoned Israel, the US will stand by and do nothing, or even back the Muslim coalition! All of this is imminent.

DrNofog said...

Oh, EI, we would never think of ridding of you!

We need to quit ragging on our good brethren and cistern in the UK...
;-D
ROTF! Sorry, but I jest love that line whenever I can pull it!

Dan B said...

If the Mahdi is the Antichrist he does not honor Allah as he doesn't honor the god(s) of his fathers or any God/god. He will probably have their respect has he is called the Assyrian.Russia involved with the invasion of Ezekiel 37 is after it's being conquered by the Antichrist. If Russia is involved with an invasion before Daniels 70th week.It may be what precipitates the set up of the 10 nation confederation that leads to the rapture and then revelation of the Antichrist. What think ye?

Nathan Jones said...

Dan, I'll jump ahead a few entries and say the greatest amount of textual clues points to the Gog-Magog Battle occurring before the Antichrist comes into power. The defeat of the Gog-Magog nations will shatter Islam and make it a non-player during the Tribulation. Therefore, the Antichrist will not be a Muslim or the Mahdi.

With Russia's defeat and America's absence from Bible prophecy showing it's fallen (probably due to the Rapture), the only world players left will be China, a greatly enlarged Israel, and the EU. The "beast from the sea" can then only rise from the EU, which fills the power void after the removal of Russia and the U.S. as world powers.

Expected Imminently said...

Nathan
For what it is worth, I am convinced that Islam will have it's 'back broken' when it is destroyed 'on the mountains of Israel'. With its power base greatly weakend,I fully expect a huge number of Muslim's worldwide to reject their enforced religion and turn to Christ Jesus and be saved. These could be the 'last of the Gentiles' gathered into the invisible Church if the Rapture hasn't happened by then. Otherwise they will be part of the Tribulation saints.
EI

Anonymous said...

Nathan,

Interesting articles, ideas, and comments. References and links to your article sources and quotes would be appreciated. Please consider adding them in the future.

Thanks.

jesussavedme said...

the bible says: (It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.)
DEAR ALL CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS MAYBE THOSE SIGNS THAT NATHAN TALKS ABOUT ARE RIGHT BUT THIS IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING "TO LOOK THE TIMES AND SEASONS" THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE JESUS WITNESSES FOR EVERYBODY ,EVERYTIME AND EVERYWHERE BECAUSE JESUS SAID:Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
WE HAVE TO LOOK TOWARD THOSE SIGNS AS IF IT IS A SIGN FROM GOD TO LIFT OR EYES AND LOOK THE FIELDS IN ISLAMIC CONTRIES ARE READY TO HARVEST PRAY THAT GOD SENDS MANY WORKERS TO THESE FIELDS PLEASE PRAY FOR THE ISLAMIC PEOPLE SO THAT EVERY ONE OF THEM BECOMES A FOLLOWER OF JESUS BELIEVE ME THEY REALY NEEDS CHRIST.GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Anonymous said...

Although I know the times of tribulation will be horrible for those left behind, I look forward to the end of times and the peace that follows. I pray that all of my friends and family are taken in the Rapture.

Anonymous said...

JESUSSAVEDME,

I just found your message. This is the same one I have been given. Maybe I am a nut. Lord, I pray we are all Almonds. Almond Nuts for you! ...Aarons rod, Jeremiah 1:11.

Heavenly Father we come before you with thankful hearts for our salvation, with prayerful hearts, we give you all honor. Thank you for the blood of your son Jesus that cleanses us from ALL sin and your Spirit that leads us into ALL truth. We ask you to send harvesters into the middle east, and the entire world, rescue our brothers and sisters in Christ. O' Lord, we cry, plead, beg for rain, ...rain, bring sweet rain. Have mercy on us. Please forgive us for we have rebelled against you. Set your captives free by your mighty arm...thru your workers we pray. Yes, works prepared for us in advance. In the mighty name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Jill