Monday, June 18, 2012

Syria: At The Tipping Point of a Regional War

18 June 2012: Big power jostling has moved the current focus of the Syrian civil war to the Russian Naval Base located at Tartus, Syria (image above).  The Russian sector consists of the top half of the northernmost pier, the northern breakwater/jetty and the several large buildings and grassy area to the immediate right.  The bulk of the port facilities to the south are under the control of the regime under Bashar Al-Assad. The Russian Naval Base is the focal point of Russia's military support for the Al-Assad regime and the finger-in-the-eye of all Western/NATO/UN/Islamist attempts to shape the future of Syria in their image according to their agenda. These are the events occurring the real-world that all watchmen take keen note of. 

However, students of Bible prophecy should be aware that Syria (ancient Aram) is completely absent from even so much as a single mention in the sequence of prophetic wars between Psalm 83 (which began the process of fulfillment in Damascus during November 1947) and Ezekiel 38/39. Therefore, the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 most likely should be viewed as a parenthetical prophecy to the full sequence and, possibly as being the catalyst for the final fulfillment of Psalm 83 (and its related prophecies) and Jeremiah 49:34-39 as a matter of immediate consequence. These prophetic fulfillment's over the course of a very few years will lead to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39 and shortly thereafter to Israel's prophesied 70th Week.

15 June 2012: During the last great World War Winston Churchill said that "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." That's a true statement when faced with fanatical enemies. However, blatant disinformation is something else again.  I have come to learn that the attack helicopters Hillary was crowing about are in reality just spare parts to keep Al-Assad's existing choppers airborne and in the fight against a growing Al-Qaeda insurgency. Secondly, the divisions of Russian troops said to be planning for deployment to Syria is actually just a part of a brigade of Russian naval SPETZNAZ that will be relieving their fellows who have been securing their port facilities at Tartous and Latakia for month now. This is normal rotation. Our forces do it all the time as well. My eyes are open for further developments.

13 June 2012: Within the past 24 hours two developments have occurred and both involve Russian military intervention in the Syrian civil war.  In the first development US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went public yesterday with intelligence information that Russia was in the process of transferring attack helicopters to increase the combat capabilities of Al-Assad's forces. For its part Russia has not issued a denial to Clinton's statement. There are as yet no verified details to report on which type of attack helicopters are being transferred to Syria, but a good guess is that the export version Mi-25/35 Hind the Syrian Arab Air Force pilots are well familiar with are the type being supplied. According to a 2011 Jane's Defense Information Group report the Syrians already have 48 of these attack helicopters (Mi-35 Hind seen below) in their inventory.

The second development of note is a widely circulated report dated 12 June from the independent Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta. The report details how Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed the Russian general staff to plan for a Russian intervention of combat forces into Syria with or without United Nations Security Council approval. The Russian forces are to include the 76th Airborne Division, the 15th Army Division and a brigade of Black Sea Fleet special forces. Details of the deployment are also being coordinated with working groups from the Shanghai Bloc and the post-Soviet CTSO which most former Soviet Republic are members of. These forces are to deploy in support of Al-Assad forces. According to the secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CTSO), Nikolai Bordjusha, “the task in Syria is likely to be to impose peace—primarily against the insurgents.”

10 June 2012: The image at the top was taken from an INN news report dated today by Chana Ya'ar which is headlined as "Heavy Fighting Reported on Streets of Damascus." It is proof positive that Syria's civil war pitting the regime of Bashar Al-Assad and his Alawite/Shi'a minority against a coalition of heavily armed Islamist Sunni militias has been brought by those militias into Damascus itself. This reality highlights the fears of both the West, Israel and the Iranian-led alliance which includes Iran, Syria and Hezbollah of Lebanon.  The West fears the loss of Syrian missiles and their biological and chemical weapons warheads (WMDs) to Sunni Islamists aligned with Al Qaeda's brand of jihadist Islam. Israel fears such a development as well because its would be the most likely target of these weapons. Most of all Iran, Hezbollah and the Al-Assad regime fear their loss because it would definitively tip the military balance of power in favor of the Sunni Islamist militias.



For their part the Iranians, who some time ago stood up a joint Iran-Syria-Hezbollah warfighting command post (CP) in Iran, have no intention of allowing a Sunni victory of this magnitude, nor will they allow a Western military or Israeli intervention to secure or destroy the Syrian WMD weapons. These fearful facts were not lost on the Sunni militias. Five days ago in a Rapture Forums discussion thread I predicted that these Anti-Assad militias should be expected to exacerbate the situation for the Al-Assad regime and would bring the war directly to Damascus and these weapons depot sites.  As of this date the militias have begun attacking Damascus and the electrical power infrastructure necessary for Assad's still loyal forces to defend the capital and the WMD weapons depots (click here for a related report and updates). We should now reasonably expect an even more direct intervention in the Syrian civil war by Iranian/Hezbollah military forces to reverse the rebels gains and to establish an on-the-ground fact to further complicate Western or Israeli interventions.



At this point I am sure all of us are aware of the various prophecies (Isaiah 17, Psalm 83, Joshua 13:1-7, Jeremiah 49:34-39, and Ezekiel 38-39 among others) yet to be fulfilled in these pre-70th Week years, as well as which of the aforementioned nations are mentioned and which are not, and at what juncture within a given prophecy. All of that notwithstanding, it certainly seems to my way of thinking that events in Syria will be the focal point, the catalyst if you will, of setting in motion these sequential pre-70th Week wars. That said, and while it is hard to imagine an even higher ratcheting up of the tensions now present in the region, anything is possible including a significant preemptive attempt to draw Israel into the ongoing warfare.



29 comments:

hartdawg said...

It has been a standing question of mine as to what will be the tipping point, or what will cause everything in the middle east to boil over, Iran's nukes or the situation in Syria? so many powder kegs and they're all interrelated

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,
My prayers have changed directions greatly during the past 2 years and this latest news update has altered it again.

Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem is my primary responsibilit and I appreciate your posted prayer on your homepage. But now I feel very convinced that our prayers should be for the souls of all those living in that powder keg region. That the outpouring of the Holy Spirit moving in ever increasing conviction that leads to salvation, no matter by what means.

Praying in the Holy Spirit without ceasing.

GG5

Drew said...

I read a report this morning that Assad is preparing an offensive against the "rebels" utilizing his new Russian toys. The article also said that Russia has told Assad that if this next offensive is not successful, then Assad should be prepared for war in the next 4 to 6 weeks. I wonder if they have somekind of information about a US/UN plan for a no flu zone and "peacekeeps" being implemented? Looks like this has the possibility to excalate onto an international conflict without much effort. Wonder what role Israel would play in any US/UN - Russian/Syrian conflict?

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean, when I first began taking sharp scrutiny of the Is. 17 passage, the impression I had was not anything to do with forces on the ground but instead a God sort of act. Like earthquakes, accidental happening fooling around with nuts. Then the events started to take on a human factor element and the course seems pretty well decided by all of the experts that the passage refers to the current struggles in the Syrian nation.

If this is going to be an armed conflict, won't make an all out war considering the parties involved.? If it once gets started where is the stopping point?

GG5i

SeanOsborne said...

Bible prophecy in this age will be fulfilled exactly in the same manner in which it was fulfilled in past history.

Whereas, in Daniel 9:26b when the angel Gabriel prophecied to Daniel, saying only:

"And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary
"

And came to fulfillment smack dab in the middle of the 7-year long war between the Roman Empire and the Jews (66-73 AD).

The LITERAL fulfillment of these words come in the form of four Roman Legions, Legio X Fretensis, Legio V Macedonica, Legio XV Apollinaris and Legio XII Fulminata who consisted of tens of thousands thousands of soldiers, horses, chariots, seige machines and weapons of war of every description, and the city and the sanctuary were destroyed.

SeanOsborne said...

GG5 wrote:

"If this is going to be an armed conflict, won't make (for) an all out war considering the parties involved.? If it once gets started where is the stopping point?"

Yes, all out war, a sequence of several of them in fact. The stopping point if the return of Jesus Christ.

The FULL AND LITERAL answer was spoken best by our LORD in His Olivet Discourse:

"“Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
"

hartdawg said...

Doesn't Isaiah 17 imply that its Israel and Israel alone (not the u.n, u.s or other nations) that destroys Damascus? this tells me that at some point (probably after asseds fall and syria is destabilized under the banner of "democracy") we will become completely disinvolved and leave Israel to fend for herself. am i in error here?

SeanOsborne said...

The nation of Syria, also known as the biblical Aram, is not even mentioned within the context of Ezekiel 38/39. Period.

Secondly, there is no "great earthquake in the Land of Israel" recorded within the text of Isaiah 17 that would directly associate the prophecy with the great earthquake found in Ezekiel 38:19-20.

Placing Syria/Aram within that context, or vice versa, as Rodney is so very fond of erroneously doing is an unbiblical and baseless thing to do the Lord's Divine prophetic Word.

This false teaching, among other things, are why Rodney's comments are 100% banned from being seen on the Eschatology Today blog.

SeanOsborne said...

hartdawg,

I believe you are referring to Isaiah 17:9

Young's Literal Translation of that verse:

"In that day are the cities of his strength as the forsaken thing of the forest,

And the branch that they have left, because of the sons of Israel,

It also hath been a desolation.
"

Some folks have long believed this passage is a fulfilled prophecy, that it refers to the siege and fall of Damascus in 732 BC (see 2 Kings 16:9) to king Tiglath-Pileser III king of Asshur, and the northern kingdom of Israel to the four different kings of Asshur (Tiglath-Pileser III, Shalmaneser V, Sargon II and his son and successor, Sennacherib) over a period of about 20 years.

However, there are other lines of text within Isaiah 17 which work to deny that this interpretation is correct.

These lines of text are found in verse 12 through 14 and speak to an aftermath of the Syrian-Israeli exchange.

In my view Isaiah 17:12-14 point to a final fulfillment of Psalm 83 as a direct result of what occurs in Isaiah 17.

In particular we should immediately note the similarities in a direct comparison between Isaiah 17:13 and Psalm 83:13-15.


Isaiah 17:13

"The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters;
But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
And be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind,
Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind."


Psalm 83:13-15

"O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like the chaff before the wind!
As the fire burns the woods,
And as the flame sets the mountains on fire,
So pursue them with Your tempest,
And frighten them with Your storm."


After looking at the comparison tell us what you think.

I think you see that the current interpretation that we both hold it is the one that will come to pass, and that Isaiah 17 immediately preceeds the final fulfillment of Psalm 83.

hartdawg said...

Once Syria falls i don't think it'll take years for psalm 83, Jeremiah 49 and ezekiel 38&39 to come to pass (tho it could). I think once the dominoes fall the following battles could conceivably precede in rapid succession. if....if that's the case then the Lord's coming for his church may be near.

Great Grany 5 said...

And that could be the exact reason Israel thinks they are living in 'peace' just as Gog/Magog gets a hook in the jaw from Yahwah! No Syria, no more bothersome neighbors shooting missles and rockets everytime a bug bites.

But I believe the main one to watch is the prophecy against Iran's nuclear sites. It just keeps bugging me, no matter what devices are in play with the world economy right now. Not even the elections here in the USA cause me to pray without ceasing.

GG5

End Times said...

Good series on Syria, Sean. I think the lid is about to blow off the pot in the Middle East. Let's keep watching!! God bless.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,
Why would the Prez of the US turn a deaf ear to the Pres. of Turkey regarding their aircraft being shot down? Syria is being held responsible by many but today, on DebkaFile, the report was made that it was the Russians sea vessel that actually took the plane out.

What gives and is this latest report true or just more smoke screening?

GG5

SeanOsborne said...

GG5,

I think what we're seeing is evidence that Obama is in way over his head.

Domestically, his re-election campaign is dying a slow death. Even democrat supporters are deserting him, which has to be a huge blow to the narcissistic personality disorder he suffers from.

Internationally he all but incapable of dealing with Putin/Russia, Iran, Israel and Syria and Turkey simultaneously. His actions in Egypt have made that nation a basket case of islamic revolution and has caused the re-militarization of the Sinai.

I have no doubt that all of this is precisely within the Lord's plan for these last days. He is in full control!!

Did the Russians shoot down the Turkish jet? I think that's possible because I doubt the Syrians were fully trained on the newest land-based air defense systems they got from Russia like the Buk-2ME (SA-17 Grizzly).

There's so much disinformation floating around that its hard to tell what the facts truly are. Chaotic situations breed wars from the ether, overnight delivery, and this one between Turkey-Syria and the potential Syria-Israel a la Isaiah 17's prophesied overnight occurrence seems made to order at this point.

Great Grany 5 said...

Thanks Sean,
I never had any type of trust for the occupy in DC. but he has gone beyond even my worst expectations of him.

One of the first clues to his real person is the need to hide everything about his background.

The climate change for Is. 17 is rightfully noted. The hardest thing for me to do is 'patiently wait' for the next shoe to drop.

Shalom

SeanOsborne said...

The other shoe will drop with little or no warning IMHO.

And it will probably occur while we're fast asleep in the early morning hours here in the Western Hemisphere.

Syria and Iran (plus Hezbollah) have promised to rain missiles on Tel Aviv and Israel if NATO intervenes. Turkey is a member of NATO.

Great Grany 5 said...

And the Lord God will rain terror on them like nothing they have ever had before.

I noticed in Jer. 49:26 and 27 this
'Therefore, her young men will fall in her streets, and all the men of
war will be silenced in that day,’ declares the Lord of hosts. ’I
will set fire to the wall of Damascus, and it will devour the
fortified towers of Ben-hadad.’”

It is the Lord that does all of that and all the men of war will be silenced in that day. That is pretty pointed and IMHO it states clearly who does the fighting. So, my prayers are going to be pretty pointed: Wake me Lord for the Call to pray for all of your purposes and care not for the hour in which it comes. Use this old Grany for whatever is needed but give me the courage to rise to the summons with praise and worship in my mouth and heart that will overcome all the weapons of the enemy.

Praying without ceasing and listening, always listening for His call.

GG5

Great Grany 5 said...

I can't answer for anyone else but no, I don't believe the timing is ripe for Ez. yet. However, with the days that we are in, all of this will begin to quicken very rapidly because that is just the nature of the times.
My reason for saying Nay is related to this passage in Ez. 38:7b "In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, (THAT WOULD BE WW2)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."
If Israel is living in safety it will have to be after the threats from Hamas, Hezbullah, and the PA are all taken care of. That would include Syria, Lebanon, West Bank, and Gaza. Those are the places that are a daily threat to Israel living in safety and peace.
Magog and comrades are going to move most assuredly but a little later. IMHO.
Sean is the expert on all of that but the puzzle pieces have an assigned location by Yahwah, not us.
I am interested in what Sean has to say about it though.
GreatGrany5

hartdawg said...

Anon and great granny...for ezekiel 38&39 to be imminent it has to be an "unwalled village" a situation not currently present. after Isaiah 17 and psalm 83 that situation could easily come to pass therefore its my view that ezekiel38&39 tho rapidly approaching is not imminent just yet. its also my view that once it starts (Isaiah 17) the dominoes will fall in rapid succession. we may or may not be here to witness these things. the rapture could occur 1st then these battles take place within weeks or months or that rapture could occur just prior or in connection with gog/magog. be ready always

Great Grany 5 said...

Amy, if Israel is living in peace and safety like you say, then I don't understand rockets, suicidal bombings of buses, schools, offices, places of worship, government buildings, homes, and the list goes on. The only safety is what the IDF has provided at the point of a gun. Now we have missiles, rockets and the threat of WMD.
Have you ever been to Israel? It is a breath taking experience and one that I have had the opportunity to make several times.
On the day that Israel was declared a Nation, they were attacked viciously by Arab neighbors that are demanding the complete extermination of the Jewish people. Their whole history since 1948 has been nothing but killings, wars, torment and giving up land for peace. Yet they have no peace and will not until Jesus Christ is called for by the Jews.

1 Thes.5:3 When people are saying, "Everything is peaceful and secure," then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman's labor pains begin. And there will be no escape."

That is the verse that preceeds Ez. 38 and 39. But in order to get to Ez. 38 and 39, Magog (Russia) will have to have a big excuse to begin preparations for the attack. In the news just a few days ago, after Putin visited the PM of Israel, it was reported that Russia wants to be part of the great gal and oil discoveries that Israel has just found.
That could be a part of the temptation. But again, time will reveal it and all we can do is keep studying to be able to discern the Times.
It is great discussing God's Word with you.

GG5

Great Grany 5 said...

Oops, should be Gas and Oil instead of Gals and oil. I didn't proof read my comment. Sorry!

Great Grany 5 said...

I just finished reading and studying the rest of Isaiah 17 and what I have discovered is very upsetting. It does sound like Ez. 38 and 39 will follow almost immediately due to the destruction that will come upon Israel during the Is. 17 conflict.
I read it first in King James Version and then, at the request of a very dear friend, I read it again in the New Living Translation. What a revelation that was.

Sean, what is your take on all of this?
GG5

SeanOsborne said...

I do not find any eschatological connection between Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38/39 excepting only that Isaiah 's prophecy precedes Ezekiel's prophecy by some unknown number of months or years and is one of those which lay the groundwork for Ezekiel 38/39 fulfillment some unknown number of months or years later (after the recovery is fully complete, obviously).

I believe there is a much closer connection and inter-relation between Isaiah 17, Isaiah 18, Psalm 83, Joshua 13:1-7, and Jeremiah 49.

Some points to note in recent history in forming a sound exegesis:

1.) With acute specificity Ezekiel 38:8 defines the time, the geographic location and the physical "real-world" conditions that will exist for this prophecy to come to its fulfillment.

2.) At this point in history, Israel's dwelling safely in the land REMAINS AN UNFULFILLED SPECIFIC CONDITION.

3a.) The specified "AND NOW all of them dwell safely" condition (emphasis added) will be present only after Israel has recovered from war while it is resident upon the land of Israel; therefore World War II has only a minor bearing on the fulfillment of these prophecies (an an impetus factor), whereas the fulfillment of Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, Jouhua 13:1-7 have a direct and major bearing upon the fulfillment.

3b.) This condition of "dwell safely" is further amplified by verse 8 defining a re-populated Israel as "THE LAND OF THOSE brought back from the sword."

3c) The key to verse 8 defining "the land of those" is the next word which follows. That word is the Hebrew "shuwb" meaning brought back, returned or restored as Eretz (the land of) Israel is what has been returned by the sword.

This part of the prophecy is currently in the process of fulfillment since Psalm 83 commenced in of November 1947 to May 1948, and will continue onward until to total defeat of all the "inner ring" peoples (i.e. Muslim Arabs today) identified in Psalm 83. These people are nations which comprise the modern-day "inner ring" that are Lebanon, Syria ('Aram), Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the Egyptians and Sinai, as well as Judea/Samaria and Gaza.

These very latter peoples (a/k/a 'Palestinians') will cease to exist entirely because of what they have done to the restored Israel between 1948 and the time of total fulfillment according to the Word of God.

Israel will recover fully from these wars that precede Ezekiel 38/39 and that full recovery contains a lot more than the condition of "dwell safely", it includes a condition of great prosperity, abundance and tangible wealth for all those living in Israel. These are the spoils that the Gog Confederation seeks to plunder and loot.

SeanOsborne said...

Amy,

I need to say something here. My "thinking" has nothing to do with the Biblical exegesis I write about. I do not "think" about these eschatological issues, nor do I "see things" and then write about them.

On the contrary, everything is done through prayer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. All insights written about regarding these prophecies are through the Holy Spirit.

Things of a secular nature, which are occurring in real-time in the Middle East that I write about as an opinion are based upon comparing prophetic texts with what is actually occurring in this region. Those reports are from a variety of well-connected sources above and beyond what the so-called Main Stream Media (the enemy media IMHO) report on a daily basis.

Yes, your point #1 is true, and has been stated many times over in this blog. To say it again, there will pass some time of an unknown duration between the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and the start of Ezekiel 38.

That time is occupied with the final fulfillment of Psalm 83, Joshua 13:1-7 and several other directly prophecies, as well as the time required for Israel to fully recover from this warfare, which without question is a war fought with WMD (nukes, biological and chemical weapons) and then to develop her new found physical size and natural resources in order to become the spoil, plunder and booty that Gog of Magog seeks to exploit.

Your current view is not a "big picture" panorama of the end times wars as it is focused only on Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38. Your current view avoids any reference to the additional and directly related prophecies that lie in between the prophecies of isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38. No exegetical view can be complete without inclusively accounting for them.

Item #2. There is nothing in the texts of Isaiah 17, Psalm 83 or Joshua 13:1-7 which speaks to God directly or physically intervening in these pre-70th Week military actions. Aside from the obvious spiritual elements, they will be won by Israel via the efforts of the IDF just as they have all been won since 1948. The overwhelming military defeat of these "inner ring" nations will result in the same conditions that you will find referenced in 1 Kings 5:3-5.

However, God does intervene directly and physically in Ezekiel 38/39.

Item #3. Israel does not receive the Lord's pouring out of His Spirit upon them until Ezekiel 38/39 have been fulfilled. See Ezekiel 39:29.

The fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39 leads directly to and precedes the rise of the Antichrist, his confirming a 'covenant among many' which is the start of the 70th Week.

This "pouring out" of the Lord's Spirit upon all Israel (Romans 11) occurs between two other prophetic events of great importance:

1.) the Harpazo of the Bride of Christ

and

2.) the start of the 70th Week as prophesied by the angel Gabriel.

These are all issues that are discussed at length in the posts throughout this blog. Happy reading!

SeanOsborne said...

Amy wrote:

"I need to state that my total view of prophecy wasn't the topic, so I didn't intentionally "avoid" discussing any other prophecy with you on purpose. I just stuck with Isa.17 and Ezek.38."

Amy,

I need to reiterate what I wrote above:

At a minimum, Psalm 83 and Joshua are directly related prophecies that will come to their total fulfillment in between the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38, respectively. No exegetical view can be complete without inclusively accounting for them...

i.e. they are a mandatory part of any end time discourse. If they are lacking or excluded from that discourse then any understanding of how the Pre-70th Week years are to progress is inherently flawed. More directly, an exegesis that does not include them is flat out incorrect. This I KNOW DIRECTLY from the Holy Spirit.

And yes, I am very dogmatic about what the Lord says to us through prophecy. Every jot, iota and letter of it. This I KNOW DIRECTLY from the Holy Spirit.
And this is why I totally reject and dismissed the uninspired prophecy views you expressed.

Pray the Lord to baptize you in the Holy Spirit to increase your understanding of His Word.

----

One last item and I am moving on from here to more current events, which is THE TOPIC of this Eschatology Today blog entry. This is a re-statement of what it a key part of this blog since it was started, and is intended to remind all readers

The wars the Jews have fought and won with angelic assistance since 1948 - The 1947-1949 War, The 1956 War, the 1967 War, The 1973 War, the 1980 to the Present War with Lebanon, and the 1947 to Present War with the so-called 'Palestinians' - are each an integral part of the process of fulfillment for the prophecy of Psalm 83.

The final aspect of the ongoing Psalm 83 War will occur as a result of the events of Isaiah 17.
We are watching 3,000 year old Bible prophecy come to fulfillment before our very eyes.

Keep watching intently...

Great Grany 5 said...

YES, Sean, YES!

I have been spending too much time listening to Uninspired, unHOly- SPIRIT teachers who have managed to plant a seed of doubt, or should I say, weakness, in my mind regarding what 'thus saith the Lord' regarding Israel and prophecy. I was convinced by a youngman who claims to be a prophet, self proclaimed that is, that what I was believing was because I am old. Well, I am old by his standard, but that doesn't not mean I have not been a dedicated student of Bible Prophecy for decades. I forgot that and just this morning, as I awoke, the Holy Spirit reminded me that all of these decades of learning and cherishing God's Holy Word has not been in vain.

I have not followed after Strange Fire, false teachers, self grandising prophets sent from hell itself and it has been a very lonely time most generally. The deceitfulness of Man has hounded and even chased anyone who desired the true inspired word of God and only by God's protection and his precious Holy Spirit can any true believer escape the snares that are constantly being placed before us.

I thank God for you Sean and I pray for you constantly. That no weapon formed against you will prosper and that you will finish your race that has been set before you. Thank you for banishing the flies that try to pollute God's word and that HE reveal the meaning and purposes of this time in the Church Age through our daily lives.

GG5

SeanOsborne said...

Amy's request to have all of her comments to this blog entry deleted have been executed. Subject matter integrity has been assured. However, all responses to Amy's comments are going to remain as part of the blog record.

SeanOsborne said...

GG5,

Thank you Sister, I very much appreciate your prayers and please rest assured that I will continue until the Lord says the mission is completed.

Gramma from Canada said...

To GG5,
I would just like to give you a bit of encouragement today regarding you Husband's much needed Salvation.
My father didn't even allow us to speak about Jesus in our home when I was growing up and he was totally against going to Church....BUT at the age of 84 yrs he met Jesus.....He allowed Jesus to be His Personal Savior. Approximately 3 months later my father had Dementia and then 1 year later he passed away and went to be with his Lord...
My Grandmother was a life-long Catholic and at the age of 93 made Jesus her Personal Savior...she passed away 3 years after that..and also went to be with her Lord...
God Bless you GG5
Gramma from Canada