Saturday, February 9, 2013

Things On My Prophecy Radar Screen

9 February 2013: A couple of things have popped up as blips on my radar screen.  Both have some relationship to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, but exactly what that is I do not yet know exactly, but I do have an idea.
The first blip is seen in the above image. As most will recognize this is an atypical map illustration of the Ezekiel 38/39 prophecy. There are many variations of this map that I am sure we have all seen, yet despite those variations all of the maps have one peculiar thing in common. This peculiarity never registered with me before just a few moments ago, and when it did it set me back to consider how such a blatant oversight was possible given the number of decades I have involved in the study of or have written about Ezekiel 38/39.

The allies of Gog that come against Israel from the continent of Africa are named in Ezekiel 38:5 as Kuwsh (modern-day Sudan located immediately to the south of Egypt) and Puwt (modern-day Libya and northern Africa located immediately to the west of Egypt). And therein lies the blip that is on my prophecy radar. The nation of Egypt lies smack dab in the path of both of Gog's allies most direct land approach to Israel, yet as we all know Egypt is utterly absent for the prophecy God gave to Ezekiel.
In verse nine God tells Ezekiel this invasion will be an airborne invasion that will cover the land like a cloud, and therefore neither the Mediterranean Sea nor the Red Sea nor the Suez Canal constitute any type of natural barrier between Gog's African allies and Israel. However, as the maps all indicate, they will have to overfly Egypt and the Egyptian Sinai in order to reach Israel.
Egyptian non-participation in Ezekiel 38/39 to the point of total irrelevance as made clear by this prophecy also makes several very important eschatological points, not the least of which are the high likelihood of either or both Isaiah 19 and Psalm 83 coming to fulfillment prior to Ezekiel 38/39. Indeed, no matter how we look at this something extraordinary will have occurred prior to Ezekiel 38/39 which would preclude a major Islamic nation of about 90 million people and the 14th largest military force on planet earth to be so completely absent and its territorial sovereignty so grossly violated as described by the prophetic texts.

The second blip on my radar screen is seen in this 20 December 2012 image of five American aircraft carriers lined up like ducks in a row in port Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. From bottom to top are the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). What is not seen is the stealthy modern-day "Zero" which is picking them off as Japanese Zero's picked of "Battleship Row" in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii going on 72 years ago.

In less than a week four of America's ten carriers have been idled at their docks due to the irresponsible, reckless and unpatriotic fiscal policies of the Obama Administration. These city-size, floating, nuclear-armed airports are the primary instrument of America's global power projection, a "global force for good" as the U.S. Navy television commercial very recently attested. Thanks to Obama our fleet's readiness to defend the nation from foreign threats to our homeland and our troops deployed abroad during wartime as well as our allies and international commitments and alliances has been placed in jeopardy.

Due to  budget shortfalls and the sequestration of military funding the USS Abraham Lincoln's required nuclear refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) has been scuttled. The USS Enterprise's defueling and the USS George Washington's pending RCOH are also up in limbo. Yesterday (Friday, 7 February 2013) the USS Harry S. Truman's scheduled deployment to the Persian Gulf did not occur due to a lack of funds. Later this month the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower will sail to the Persian Gulf to relieve the USS John C. Stennis instead of joining forces with that Carrier Strike Group in containing Iran, protecting the free navigation of the Straits of Hormuz and other operations in support of our forces in harms way within the CENTCOM Area of responsibility.
No longer will the apocalyptic Iranian regime have to face the prospect of the overwhelming power of at least two U.S. Carrier Strike Groups sailing in the region. Moreover, at a time of unprecedented crisis in the Middle East the policies of the current U.S. administration have increased rather than decreased the probability of unrestrained regional warfare. I suppose the Iranian Ayatollah will shortly be sending a 'thank you' note to the American Commander-In-Chief for his efforts and able assistance in the destabilization of the entire region by idling one half of the U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers.

One can imagine the prophetic consequences of this new paradigm in the Middle East.

7 comments:

Great Grany 5 said...

Thank you! You answered my previous reply on your previous posting. Didn't see this new article and I do thank you.

Shalom, GG5

Sean Osborne said...

My pleasure GG5.

By the way... if you do not already have it, I would like to send you a free signed copy of Bill Salus' new book (see my blog item of 28 JAN 13)"Psalm 83: The Missing Prophecy Revealed."

I happen to have an extra copy free for the taking, and I believe the Lord is telling me He wants me to give it to you.

Just send me a mailing address and I will send the book out immediately.

Sean Osborne said...

GG5,

Thanks for the address, your book will be on its way first thing tomorrow morning.

This blog is my "book" and it is free to all who will read it.

Sean Osborne said...

Scipio wrote:

"Sean, THX so much for pulling these seemingly unrelated things together; the Israel/mid-east developments and the inexorable fall of the USA, from within."

Scipio,

I am of the mind that everything happening these days is related in some manner.

I also do not think the US will fall in the same sense as many do. I think think the US becomes an integral part of the Antichrist's global dominion.

Great Grany 5 said...

SEAN,
GOT MY BOOK this a.m. and I am going to start it as soon as I get my hubby fed, and the dishes done up. I am so excited about it and I thank you for your wonderful generosity and also, for your dedication to God's word. As you know, I have so greatly enjoyed your postings but the manner in which you take care of all the details.

I just read your response to Scipio and I believe we have the beginnings of that fact already in place. I have several wonderful African/American friends who loudly proclaim that will indeed be the legacy of our current administration. At first when I heard them say it, I couldn't imagine the citizens of this nation tolerating anything of that nature. Now, I am convinced they are right. This group of people are not slanders or trouble makers by any stretch of the imagination but they love the Lord God with all of their being. When they say 'look up' I immediately Look up because they don't call things as they see them, they call things that God shows them.

Anyway, getting to work on the meal at hand and then it is off to the reading chair, far removed from the computer.

Thanks again and great,

Shalom, GG5

Sean Osborne said...

GG5,

Enjoy!!!

Sean Osborne said...

Dallas Carter wrote:
"The Obamanator has done a masterful of working his fifth column to cripple America. The stage is being set for Israel to be surrounded by the nations. It is in this context that a great end-time revival will occur."


Dallas,

I think your current mindset is just slightly "behind the curve" and the events of these last days just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ have been overtaking your interpretation of prophetic events.

The State of Israel has been surrounded by enemies since the nation was born in a single day in May 1948 AD, in partial fulfillment of the larger prophecy found in Isaiah 66, a prophecy that will remain in the process of fulfillment until God literally creates a new heaven and a new earth and all flesh worships before Him.

Therefore, we are not about to enter this period of great revival, to the contrary, the Bride of Christ has in the last days of this age existed within the ongoing great revival for the past 65 years.

This is simply due to the fact that the Psalm 83 prophecy IS the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the revival of Psalm 118 has been ongoing since June 1967 and will mark its jubilee year (50th year) in the first week of June 2017.

That year, perhaps not so coincidentally, is just one year shy of an 80-year long generation of strength according to Psalm 90:10.

In the final battle of Psalm 83, in Isaiah 17, and in Ezekiel 38/39 which are soon to be fought, the prophecy of Isaiah 41:12-14 will come to its fulfillment and the Daniel 9 prophecy of the angel Gabriel concerning Israel's 70th Week will commence.

I have also disallowed the hot-linking your website to my blog because I will will not allow a direct link to the false teaching of "Joel Richardson" to appear here.