Greetings in the name of the Lord God of Israel and the United States, Jesus. We have already had some great meetings this year at Souls Harbor Church in Georgia, and The Master’s House in Virginia. On February 18-21, we will be at Word of Faith Family Church in Orlando, Florida, with Pastors Steve and Cheryl Ingram. Please be in prayer for these meetings. We expect people’s lives to be changed and for Jesus to work with us in the services (Mark 16:20). Remember, we do not charge churches for travel expenses; your prayers and financial support always make that possible. You are crucial to this part of Jesus’ ministry. We pray and know grace (God’s supernatural power) will abound in your life because of doing so (II Corinthians 9:8).
Israel is still eliminating Hamas in Gaza and has declared they will no longer allow the lives of their people to be threatened by the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Remember, the people put Hamas in power within Gaza and celebrated the October 7th murders of Israeli citizens. It has come to the world’s attention that the United Nations (UN) also took part in the massacre. The United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), an arm of the UN developed for Palestinian refugees, had many employees participate in the killing of Jews. The UNRWA employees also teach children in the schools at the earliest ages to hate and murder Jews. Many countries, including the United States, have withdrawn their financial support for this UN endeavor.
The United States has also been under attack in the Middle East since October. Iranian proxies (thugs) have attacked our military bases over 170 times. One such recent attack killed three Americans and injured over thirty more. The U.S. met this event with zero action and has not retaliated as of this writing. Sadly, this comes as no surprise given that this same weak administration (led by the democratic party) emboldened Iran and their proxies to make the October 7th massacre and the attacks on our bases by dropping sanctions and giving Iran $90 billion as ransom for five Americans, which is against U.S. policies. Such actions fall in line with President Obama’s unfathomable decision to release an estimated $150 billion to Iran in 2015.
However, the United States is not finished! I can remember my father in the faith, Dr. Hilton Sutton, sharing about a meeting with top Israeli officials. They were discussing Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Dr. Sutton asked them what they were going to do about the situation. They responded that they hoped the United States would eliminate the problem because if Israel were to strike in its own backyard, it would receive a lot of hatred from the people of the world, like they are now, by defending themselves from Hamas. Then the Israeli official said that if the United States doesn’t take them out, Israel would. I believe this still stands true, and I believe God can influence this administration to make that kind of move, or it may come shortly after the elections. An attack on Iran by someone is in the near future.
Jesus foretold of these wars and rumors of wars. Even the prophets gave us a glimpse of the conflicts we face in our days. Psalms 83 reveals a battle Israel faces right now. Gaza (Hamas), Lebanon (Hezbollah), Syria, Iran, Iraq, and those considered Palestinian have formed a confederacy against Israel. Egypt and Jordan, who are now at peace with Israel, are also included. The governments have agreed upon peace, but many of the people still have a problem with the existence of Israel.
For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You. —Psalms 83:5
They have called for Israel’s annihilation in hopes that the name of Israel will never more be remembered. This confederation can easily be referred to today as the Arab League that formed in 1945. They became confederate in order to collaborate and safeguard their independence and sovereignty. However, its creation coincided with the rebirth of the nation of Israel, showing their craftiness and attempt to hide their true motive
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” —Psalms 83:3-4
Many say this war was fulfilled in 1948 with the War of Independence, but the confederation still stands as a threat to Israel, God’s people, and has not been eliminated. The fulfillment of this prophecy is still in progress. Psalm 83 goes on with the cry for Israel’s enemies to be eliminated as the Midianites and Canaanites, who were destroyed by Israeli forces. When this ungodly, antichrist confederacy is broken beyond all repair, then Israel will be at peace, and the prophecy will be fulfilled.
The peace will be short-lived. These defeated nations will submit to another alliance under Gog, the leader of Magog, whom we know today as Russia. The relationships are already in place with these nations, and Russia will be there to pick up the pieces. Israel, at this time, will be dwelling securely as prophesied in Ezekiel 38:8, 11, and 14. Russia will then see it as an opportunity to attack Israel for its goods.
These events are all happening because of God’s schedule, the timepiece being Israel. God uses His wrath to protect Israel from Russia and their allies, as mentioned in Ezekiel 38. This means God’s precedence of removing the righteous before using His wrath will be implemented, and the Church will be removed from the earth. The Antichrist will then be revealed, and the Tribulation Period will begin and come to an end in seven years, leading us into the 1,000-year reign of Jesus. WOW! We are this close!
The restoration of Israel is the greatest miracle short of the resurrection of Jesus. However, the Church, as a whole, doesn’t seem to realize the significance.
“Therefore, behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “that they shall no longer say, ‘As the LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell in their own land.” –Jeremiah 23:7-8
Until next time remember . . . Jesus is coming VERY soon! Be ready!