By Nathan Jones
Is there a moral reversal going on in Western society?
In this "The Truth Will Set You Free" TWave Radio episode, Pastor Vic Batista of Miami's Calvary Chapel Aventura and I will discuss the end times war found in Psalm 83.
The Moral Reversal of Society
Vic Batista: Nathan, I pray for our politicians to understand what the Bible foretells so they can maybe make better decisions.
Nathan Jones: I hope so. When a country fears God and obeys His commands and reads His Word, then law makes sense. We have a sound foundation for judicial decisions. The world then makes sense. But, when you destroy the biblical foundation, then the judges rule whatever they feel like and government runs based on popularity polls and not the Word of God. We make bad decisions when it comes to our treatment of Israel and our own people. Persecution of Christians starts coming as well. We are certainly seeing more persecution of Christians in this country. The whole nation starts unraveling. By cutting God out of our system, we are seeing our nation unravel. But, if we turn to God and the Bible, God's Word will give us an accurate view on how to handle world politics.
Vic Batista: You hit on a very good point. We must turn to God. Everything important to life begins with a relationship with Jesus Christ. All of what we are seeing happening is because people are void of a relationship with Jesus, and so therefore the decisions they are making, whether they are personal or in government, we see the disastrous effects of them.
Nathan Jones: Exactly! Unfortunately, good becomes evil and evil becomes good in society's mindset, because they don't have the Bible to turn to. Without God in our lives, without the Holy Spirit directing us, our sin nature takes over and we want to do anything that will satiate the lust of our sin nature. That's when we start calling good evil and evil good. We are seeing that very reversal in society today. When people are marching all across the country in support of thugs who kill cops, we've got a problem here in this country.
Vic Batista: The Bible says that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but our war is spiritual. Therefore, a lot of this societal angst is a ploy of the Enemy to shift our focus from what is really going on. The strategy is to keep us distracted by other things.
Vic Batista: Islam and the Gog & Magog War are going to come eventually, but in the end, we know that the Lord is going to destroy both Islam and all these coalition nations. Before their destruction, Ezekiel 38 & 39 also tells us about all those Islamic nations that surround Israel that are going to try to engulf in a sense the people of Israel?
Nathan Jones: Yes, there is a hatred of the Jews that goes beyond sound reasoning. Islam hates the Jewish people with a passion. This push for a Palestinian State by those very same people who were actually the invaders of Israel back in 1948 and then were left behind by their countries and not allowed to go back to Syria and Jordan, these are the people who are calling themselves Palestinians. In truth, the Palestinians are really Syrians.
The Palestinians are the ones who want to push for a country within Israel's borders. They know that if they can get Israel back to its pre-1967 borders that Israel would become defenseless. Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv would only be about nine miles away from the Palestinian State, an easy target where the Palestinians could shoot down Israel's planes with missiles. Israel would become defenseless. That the Palestinians real strategy behind the call for a Palestinian state.
If you remember former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he was before the current President Rouhani, all the time Ahmadinejad was declaring that he should wipe Israel off the map. The whole world is focused on Iran building a nuclear weapon. The leaders of Iran, the Ayatollahs, on a daily basis say they plan on destroying Israel. And so, we know that Islam wants to destroy Israel, because just like you said, it is principalities and satanic powers behind these events.
Satan hates the Jewish people and he wants them destroyed. If he feels he can destroy them, then he can thwart Jesus' return.
Vic Batista: That is why I think it is so good to study Bible prophecy. When we do, we begin to get a glimpse into what is really going to happen and how things are going to end up. We see the world players are lining up, and the prophetic events are lining up, right before our eyes.
In the third segment of our survey of the Psalm 83 War, Vic and I will look at the "crafty counsel" of those who want Israel destroyed.