ISRAEL IN CRISIS AGAIN..WHAT LIES AHEAD?
SOME SAY the growing Israeli-Muslim conflict is the beginning of Ezekiel’s Gog and Magog invasion because Persia---modern day Iran---is listed as a participant, along with Turkey, Russia and other powers. Many leading rabbis in Israel hold to this position. I do expect the mullahs governing Iran will deepen their already substantial involvement in the escalating regional conflict. However they will not succeed in their threats to annihilate Israel during the war, but will end up themselves badly beaten. They will then yearn for the day (several years later) when they can regroup with other powers (detailed in Ezk. 38) and attack the Jewish state. . . . . . FOR PSALM 83 to be fulfilled, both Jordan and Saudi Arabia must be taken over by anti-American and anti-Israel forces, ousting the current pro-
Western regimes currently governing the two Sunni Arab states. Most of the people groups who are listed as conspirators against Israel in the Psalm 83 plot are located in or near modern day Jordan and to the south on the Arabian peninsula. I suspect Islamic militants will succeed in taking over both Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and probably other Arab Gulf states, either in the midst of, or probably in the wake of, today’s escalating conflict. . . . . .ONE THING is certain---when the great Arab-Muslim city of Damascus is destroyed, the Arabs will rise up with an intensity not seen since 1973, probably strongly backed by other Muslim powers like Turkey and also Russia. The worldwide Antichrist leader may appear either at the end of the Isaiah 17 conflict or more likely after the Psalm 83 war (also described in Zechariah 12:2 (verse three speaks of the final war that I believe will include Ezekiel 38-39 and Armageddon, as I detailed in my END OF DAYS novel and ISRAEL IN CRISIS book). . . . . . . WILL THE BODY of Messiah be raptured away before the final world leader emerges, possibly even in the coming weeks as I’m hearing many expect? As I’ve stated many times before, I would love to think so. Having lived and worked in war zones most of my life, I am more than eager to see the Lord return to earth, either secretly to “catch away” His Bride, or visible to every eye, as the Lord Himself foretold during His Olivet Discourse. I simply do not see a secret rapture spelled out in Scripture, although I would really like to do so. I won’t complain if I’m wrong :-) but I’ll also continue to make physical and spiritual preparations to live through the coming days of tribulation. ONE THING IS CERTAIN...OUR EXALTED MESSIAH IS COMING (BACK) SOON!
DAVID DOLAN is an author and journalist who lived and worked in Israel for over three decades, beginning in 1980.
HOLY WAR FOR THE PROMISED LAND (Broadman & Holman), his latest book, is an overview of the history of the Israel and of the bitter Arab-Israeli conflict that rages there, plus some autobiographical details about the author’s experiences living in the land since 1980. It especially examines the important role that militant Islam plays in the conflict.
ISRAEL IN CRISIS: WHAT LIES AHEAD? (Baker/Revell), which examines the political and biblical prospects for a regional attack upon Israel, settlement in the disputed territories, and related topics, is also available for purchase, along with an updated edition of his popular end-time novel, THE END OF DAYS (21st Century Press).
You may order these books at a special discount price by visiting his web site at www.ddolan.com, or by phoning toll free 888-890-6938 in North America, or by e mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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