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A Note From The Pastor

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A Note From The Pastor

We all know Israel is fighting for its existence against Hamas, a terrorist group that governs the Gaza strip, a tiny sliver of Israel in the S.W. corner of the country on the border with Egypt.  Israel needs to eliminate Hamas leadership to help ensure the safety of its citizens going forward.

As the war continues, the danger is other nations getting involved.  There’s the Hezbollah terror group ruling Lebanon.  There’s Syria, Turkey and most importantly, Iran.  Iran funds Hamas, Hezbollah & the Houthis in Yemen.

Bible prophecy tells us that events will happen in the future.  That’s why you should always keep one eye on Israel.  We know the Battle of Armageddon will be fought there and Christ will return there to establish His Kingdom.  Keep your eye on Israel.

There’s a prophecy in Ezekiel 38 that I believe has not been fulfilled in the past.  I believe it has a future fulfillment.  I also believe it is not the Battle of Armageddon mentioned in Revelation 16.  Ezekiel 38:1-6 lists the nations who will come against Israel in the later years (vv. 8, 16) Gog, a future leader & Magog, the land he rules, is mysterious and enigmatic.  Meshech and Tubal are places in modern day Turkey, a country outspoken against Israel and who has recently threatened them.  Turkey’s leader is Erdogan.  He’s someone to keep an eye on.

Persia is the ancient name for Iran, who we know is openly hostile against Israel vowing their destruction.  Cush is Ethiopia which is a Muslim nation.  Put is Libya, also Muslim.  Gomer is either Turkey or the ancient Cimmerians who lived north of the Black Sea.  Beth-togarmah is also a region of S.E. Turkey and Syria.  Uttermost parts of the north could refer to Russia.

The very nations outspoken against Israel right now are included in the Ezekiel 38 prophecy.  It bears watching and praying which is what Jesus said we must do.  We’re living in perilous times and we must be ready.  This is no time to ignore God and His Word but be walking closely with Him.

I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!