While the Gentile leaders consider their economic imprisonment and ponder the possibility that a “global society” may be the only way to post bail, the Jews find themselves helplessly stuck between the proverbial rock and the familiar Anti-Semitic hard place.
Surrounded by ancient Arab and Persian enemies that want to destroy their fledgling Jewish State, and a world spun out of financial orbit, Israel’s desperate pleadings once again fall upon deaf international ears.
What is on the prophetic horizon for this peculiar “Chosen People” that long ago proudly paraded about in the Promised Land? Have they survived a history riddled with genocidal attempts only to square off with a future filled with more of the same?
In this post September 11th era, whereby the world wonders if the new American President is the Messiah, as Louis Farrakhan has previously suggested, or the Antichrist, as the article posted in the 11/15,2008 Newsweek edition asked, the temperament of humanity has risen to fever pitch. Even the newly appointed vice president Joe Biden chimed into the apocalyptic rhetoric on October 20th when he said “mark my words” “gird your loins” “a generated crisis” is coming “within six months” that will “test the mettle” of an Obama presidency. He subsequently suggested that among the possible mettle testing scenarios might be a serious conflict in the Middle East.
Could he be referring to a strategic pre-emptive Israeli air strike upon Iran’s nuclear facilities? The Jerusalem Post reports on 11/18/2008, that according to the Israeli Air Force Commander, Major General Ido Nehushtan, Israel is ready, willing, and able to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities upon political command. To complicate matters Fox news reported two days later that Iran has produced enough Uranium to produce at least one Atomic bomb. This report did little to dispel the widely held concerns in Israel that by February 2009, Iran will have assembled their first nuclear weapon.
Such a powerful arrow put into the quiver of the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s already dangerous arsenal threatens the very existence of the restored Jewish State. Ahma-“genocide”, as famous Christian author Joel Rosenberg refers to him, believes himself to be the instrument of Allah’s choosing to bring about the apocalyptic conditions that will invoke the return of the Islamic Messiah, the “Mahdi”.
Joseph Farah of World Net Daily suggests the easy way to pronounce this crazed leader’s name is to say, “I’m in a Jihad” rapidly. More than a quaint way of remembering a difficult name, this “I'm in a Jihad” phrase adequately depicts this Iranian president’s radical Islamic Fundamentalist mindset. He has publicly declared that he wants to “wipe Israel off of the map”, or perhaps better translated in his native Persian language, “vanish Israel from the pages of time”
Additionally Ahmadinejad’s dangerous terror inspiring friend, Hassan Nasrallah, and his Hezbollah bad boys, allegedly now have 40,000 rockets aimed at Israel. Reports filtered through the Kuwaiti Daily July 14, 2008 suggest that these rockets may be chemically equipped with mustard gas supplies that were exported out of North Korea.
To intensify matters, Iran’s anti-Israel partner Syria, has recently deployed their 10th and 14th military divisions along the Lebanese borders, and on November 22nd the DEBKAfile reported that these divisions along with the Hezbollah, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were engaged in a concerted series of serious war drill interchanges and communications.
Further fueling the fire, Hamas promptly heralded Obama’s election as a “historic victory” implying that their terrorist cause has achieved a powerful American presidential sympathizer. Aaron Klein of World Net Daily’s Jerusalem Division, has recently reported a possible Barack Obama connection with this radical Gaza Strip based organization.
Is some nation or terrorist entity about to put another in checkmate in the age old, seemingly never ending struggle, of the Middle East chess match? Has Joe Biden unknowingly predicted a mettle-testing event of Biblical proportion to come against the administration of his newly elected boss? After all his words “gird your loins” were uttered 2000 years ago by the apostle Peter in 1 Peter 1:13, and Ahmadinejad's desire to destroy Israel brings to recollection the 3000-year-old ominous prophecy, whereby the author of Psalm 83:4 says They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” (NKJV)
Asaph, the author of this ancient prophecy, goes on in the following Psalm 83 verses 6-8 to identify the “they” of this prophecy as listed in the order below. In my book Isralestine, The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East, I explain who the ten populations are today, which are listed below alongside their ancient equivalents.
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