The Perfect Storm in the Middle East

It couldn’t be setting up more perfectly.

  • Russia “occupies” Georgia and Eastern Ukraine carving a straight path down into the Middle East from the North.
  • ISIS gains control of Northern Iraq essentially taking over the country and controlling the remaining part through fear.
  • America is now partnering with Iran to try and combat ISIS efforts in Iraq.
  • The Presbyterian Church (USA) divests investments in Israel in opposition to their actions in Gaza and the West Bank.
  • American Christians are ignorant of Biblical prophecy, jaded and cynical.
  • The propagation of Calvinist teaching is stunting evangelism efforts and giving a one-sided view of eschatology, methodology and creating a neo-pharisee.
  • Charismatic sensation is leading the Biblically illiterate down an emotional rabbit trail and quagmire.
  • We have an airplane missing.
  • Israel is increasingly alone in geopolitics.

Then to top it all off God puts a billboard in the heavens declaring that significant changes are coming to Israel (Blood Moon tetrad).

The most important marker to keep in mind is that the WWII generation is dying off. This is Biblically significant in that through WWII Israel was placed back in their homeland by the United Nations in 1948 (Ezekiel 37). Once the WWII generation is gone we are open to the next chapter. How long is a generation? Although differing opinions exist as to what defines a Biblical generation I believe that today (AD) a generation is 70 years. The destruction of the Temple in 70 AD suggests this and current life span supports it.

With the 70 year anniversary of this historical event coming in 2018 we have a significant date to pass through.

The next chapter in the Bible literally is the Magog War (Ezekiel 38) which I detail in my blog Magog.

“Get ready; be prepared! Keep all the armies around you mobilized, and take command of them. A long time from now you will be called into action. In the distant future you will swoop down on the land of Israel, which will be enjoying peace after recovering from war and after its people have returned from many lands to the mountains of Israel. You and all your allies—a vast and awesome army—will roll down on them like a storm and cover the land like a cloud.” (Ezekiel 38:7-9)

Can you smell the rain and see the storm clouds forming?

As I have already documented I believe Israel will take full control Gaza and the West Bank. This will create an uproar in the global community. Russia will lead this consortium of Arab and Persian nations to attack Israel. Russia will be going after the Leviathan gas field and will see the partnership opportunity as an open window. All with a passive or neutralized United States.

If you are not familiar with the Leviathan gas field you can do some research on the location and rights dispute HERE.

Israel will win decidedly and Gog (the leader of the Magog consortium) will be humbled by the hand of God.

“Therefore, son of man, prophesy against Gog. Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: When my people are living in peace in their land, then you will rouse yourself. You will come from your homeland in the distant north with your vast cavalry and your mighty army, and you will attack my people Israel, covering their land like a cloud. At that time in the distant future, I will bring you against my land as everyone watches, and my holiness will be displayed by what happens to you, Gog. Then all the nations will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 38:14-16)

How should we as American, Gentile Christians view Israel now and forever?

We support the nation of Israel at all costs.

The land of Israel (land of Canaan) with its physical boundaries was given to the descendants of Abraham and has borders that have been put in place by the Living God. No government on earth can re-design this plan and move their borders. Even though the majority of Jews are agnostic or even atheist this does not remove the Covenant God made with Abraham. What most don’t know is that the Israeli government is conservative, God fearing, being discipled by Christian men from America and they are Zionists.

In June of this year after hearing about the Hamas backed Palestinian unity government, Uri Ariel, the Israeli Housing Minister, said the plans to build more homes in the West Bank were a “fitting Zionist response to the formation of a Palestinian terror government,” adding that the plans were “just the beginning”. You can read more HERE.

What we are witnessing today is not just about Israel protecting themselves, it is about Zionism.

This is a big deal.

Your theology greatly impacts how you view Israel (as we’ve seen from the Presbyterian USA denomination divesting investment in Israeli companies as a way to boycott their actions in the West Bank).

There is a Calvinist resurgence taking place in America and most probably don’t know where their theology stands in relation to eschatology. People today go where is popular based on the pastor and don’t know what their worldview is in relation to Israel. This ignorance will be detrimental and will play heavily into the American Church turning their backs on Israel. I will detail more in the coming weeks.

Jesus died for us all, Jew and Gentile. We are seeing a revival in the Middle East. Arabs and Persians alike are coming to Christ in droves. It appears the Gospel movement has come full circle. But until the day dawns when Christ returns we are to stand with the nation of Israel.

Learn where you stand and be prepared.

“Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.” – Psalm 122:6


About the Author:

Matt Cote is the Founder of Concept Church, a digital media ministry. He is the author of the book, End Game.

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