Greetings in the name of the Father of all creation, the One who knows the end from the beginning, and His Son, Jesus. October of 2023 could be one of the greatest accelerations of Bible prophecy we have seen in some time. The Iranian puppets, Hamas and Hezbollah, around Israel, are having their strings pulled. Hamas in Gaza launched a major attack on Israel on October 8th, and Hezbollah in Lebanon has followed suit. The terrorist attack has caused over 1,400 deaths as of the writing of this letter. If you consider the total population of Israel and the total population of the United States, the percentage would be comparable to somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 deaths in the U.S. Israel has answered with a strong hand in Gaza: “You sow the wind you reap the whirlwind” (Hosea 8:7).
These attacks come after President Biden released upwards of 90 billion dollars worth of sanctions against Iran and paid a ransom of $6 billion dollars for U.S. hostages on September 11th. This move gave Iran financial security. The weak leadership of the United States gave them the confidence to carry out attacks through their proxies; however, I’m glad to see the Administration is standing with Israel and supplying them with everything they need. In response to President Biden releasing funds and paying Iran, former President Donald Trump stated, “That money will be used for terrorism. To pay for hostages will lead to kidnapping, ransom, and blackmail against Americans across the globe.” Twenty-six days later, it began. However, this is not a Trump prophecy; God has said the descendants of Ishmael (the Arabs) would be wild men, and their hand would be against every man (Gen. 16:12).
Activity is also taking place in Syria. All of these entities that have become confederate against Israel are funded by Iran. In Syria, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is being moved towards the border of Israel. There has already been enough threat from Iran in Syria to cause Israel to bomb the airports in Damascus and Aleppo, leaving Iran unable to bring in more weapons. When the Syrian front heats up, we know Jesus’ Appearing is closer than ever. Allow me to point out two prophecies from Scripture:
The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.” —Isaiah 17:1
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, They shall see the glory of the LORD. The excellency of our God. —Isaiah 35:2
Many know the prophecy from Isaiah 17:1 that the very oldest city in the world, Damascus, will be totally destroyed. However, they may not know that Isaiah 35:2 tells us that Lebanon will belong to Israel. These lands were deeded to Israel in Genesis 15.
On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying:“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates.” — Genesis 15:18 (emphasis added)
The river of Egypt is the Nile, and, of course, we know the river Euphrates runs through Iraq up into Turkey. In Ezekiel 38:18-23, we see God defending Israel in another war from all those aligned under the leadership of Russia. Verse 19 says that within God’s wrath, “Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.” Take note that God is defending Israel with his wrath, not destroying them. God’s wrath is meant for his enemies (Nah. 1:9). The earthquake is in Israel, says the Scripture, so how could it defend them from their enemies yet not destroy them? We now know that earthquakes can be directional. The greatest force of this attack will be coming from north of the Euphrates. When Irsael’s biblical border is the Euphrates River, an earthquake in a northern direction would destroy all Israel’s attackers.
Iran’s Foreign Minister said, “If the efforts to stop the aggression on Gaza do not succeed, then the expansion of the war fronts is not something that should be ruled out. The chance of this increases every hour.” This means that Israel is also facing attacks from the Iranians through Iraq.
What we are seeing is not the Ezekiel 38 war, as many will say. However, this war will most likely lead to an Israeli victory, resulting in them obtaining Lebanon, Syria, and a large part of Iraq, which would restore some of the biblical borders of Genesis chapter 15. This will definitely stir the players of the Ezekiel 38 war in their hatred against Israel and draw them closer than ever before. The war will also leave Israel secure with no need for walls or gates. These two factors set up the Ezekiel 38 war, and it begins like this:
“You [Russia] will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.” — Ezekiel 38:11-12 (emphasis added)
Three times, the prophet Ezekiel says that Israel will be secure before this war begins; the war comes during peace. During the 24-hour war, God uses His wrath to defend Israel. Before He can use His wrath, He must remove the righteous. The removal of the righteous is a precedence that God has set forth, beginning with Noah (Gen. 6-9), then Lot (Gen. 19), and again with Moses in the rebellion of Korah (Num. 16). God’s ways are perfect (2 Sam. 22:31), and Jesus said his Father in heaven is perfect (Matt. 5:48). This means that there will be no reason for Him to change the way He does things. He does everything in perfection, which means the resurrection and Rapture of the Church will take place before God uses His wrath in this war.
When we see this peace in Israel, or even now before the peace, we need to know Jesus is no longer at the door but standing within the threshold of the door. Our time here as believers is very, very short! Will you truly be ready? When Jesus comes, will He find your faith at work for His Kingdom? Have you truly accepted Jesus? There comes a time when it will be too late to get your act together. (Remember the game “Ready or Not”? This is no game.) It is of great importance that we are in a relationship with God now! You may not believe it, but the Scripture says all unbelievers will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8). That’s a dangerous position that can be easily changed. Just call on the name of Jesus, and you shall be saved (Rom.10:13). I beg of you . . . make Jesus your Lord and be a partaker of all His great and precious promises (2 Peter 1:4).
I believe this war could lead to that very peace and security for Israel. We’re so close. Be ready! We will soon see our departed loved ones. Thank you for praying for us and giving into this part of Jesus’ ministry. I feel an urgency to get this message out, and I’m believing for increase in both areas to help us do that. When Jesus comes, He must find us doing the work of the ministry—all of us. We are to win souls and set people free from the enemy by the power and name of Jesus Christ.
Until next time, remember . . . Jesus is coming VERY soon! Be ready!