End Times Prophecy One
This prophecy flowed to me one morning during August 2012 while I was standing at the Bathroom mirror. Suddenly Psalm 122,the prayer for God's city,Jerusalem began. I ran to my favorie Bible which was lying on the bed,and I began praying this prayer for Jerusalem with all my might. I could feel the Holy Spirit praying through me. Once I had prayed it four times,I then began hearing a chapter being recited from the Prophet Exekiel's book,chapter 38-39. Here is what I heard first,part of Exekiel,chapter 38, beginning with verse 23;"Sheba and Dedan,says the Merchants of Tarshish(Great Britain),and All the young Lions thereof(USA,Australia,New Zealand,Canada,and so forth),"have you come to capture spoil? Have you come to seize plunder and carry away silver and gold,to take away cattle and goods,who live in the centre of the world(Israel)?"(This is a mild protest from these nations of the West as the great company of Militant Muslims begin their visit of terror upon Israel.)
And the word of the Lord came to me saying,"Son of man,set your face toward Gog of the Land of Magog,the prince of Rosh,Meshech,and Tubal,and prophecy against him and say,"Thus says the Lord God Almighty,"Behold,I am against you,O Gog,prince of Rosh,Meshech,and Tubal,and I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws,and I will bring you out,and all your army,horses,and horsemen,all of them splendidly attired,a great company with buckler and shield,all of them weilding swords:Persia(Iran),Ethiopia,and Put with them,all them with shield and helmet;Gomer with all of it's troops;Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all it's troops-many people with you.
Now,I must ask you to please read the entire chapters of Exekiel 38 and 39, if you want to know MORE of what happens,and what God does in response. I'll tell you what God will do," He will pour out His wrath,rain it right down from His throne in heaven.(verse:22 and 23) "With petilence and with blood I(God) will enter into judgement with him;and I will rain down on him and on his troops,and on the many peoples who are with him,a torrential rain with hailstones,fire and brimstone." "I will magnify Myself,Santify Myself,and make Myself known inthe sight of many nations;and they will know that I am Lord."
The Lord God will shake the seas and every nation,and they will know that there is a God in Israel,Jesus,the Holy One of Israel. He says,"My Holy name will not be profaned anymore.The nations will know that I am Lord."
For seven months the nation of Israel will be burying the dead.They will bury to cleanse their land;they will make fires for seven years with the weaponry.
Directly after this major traumatic events,we will be very, very close to Jesus' second coming. That's His rapture. It''s not an escape for the church that happens before the second coming. The second coming of Jesus, the moment He comes in those clouds in power and great glory IS our blessed Hope. I will teach on this, as it even surprised me. But it is Jesus himself who will lead us out, all of us who have endured by faith in Him.
I was so sure along with most of you that before any Great Tribulation we would all be outta here. But this IS the Great Tribulation, or rather Persecution. We are in it now, just like the Old Testament prophets foretold, and just like John saw in the book of Revelation. But don't believe this just because I say so. Believe it because the Word of God says so. Get into the scriptures of the second coming of Jesus Christ, our Messiah. Search them and study them and prove that what I'm saying is right. Meanwhile, keep looking up, as we are told to do, and prepare your heart. And stay prepared by staying IN Jesus, and IN His Word. He has one foot in the door. He is almost here. So get ready and stay ready. There's is lots of cataclysmic stuff to happen before His arrival, but we need not fear when we remain IN Him and IN His Word. He will deliver each of us from so many things just like He did Israel in Egypt.
Every prophecy that is truly from the Lord my God is confirmed by Him. This one was confirmed within weeks. I began reading an End Times teaching on this very event,and the Author not only spoke it all word for word as I was given it,but also predicted that the Rapture would occur directly after this event.
On 21/11/2012 The Lord God Almighty spoke this word of wisdom to me," The Catalyst that will lead to this major sequence of events will be the destruction of the city of Damascus by Israel,and here is what will happen exactly,as keep in mind,neither Egypt or Syria will be amongst the great company of plunderers,and this is why:
Syria and Egypt vs. Israel - One Last TimeThe Destruction of Damascus by Glenn Allen
In 1996, the Lord drew my attention to certain verses in the prophet Amos, with an accompanying revelation that a fourth and final war between Syria and Israel will be a significant milestone in Bible prophecy signaling the approach of the end of this present age. The verses were:
"Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: But I will send a fire unto the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad. I will break also the bar of Damascus..."(Amos 1:3-5, KJV)
The revelation was this: Syria has engaged war with the State of Israel three times (1948,
1967, 1973), but the fourth time will bring about Syria's downfall, marked by the total destruction of its capital city, Damascus. This will be a prophetic sign of an even more significant event to follow: a direct invasion of Israel by Russia, supported by
Iran (Persia) and Russia's other allies as described in the book of the prophet Ezekiel, chapters 38-39.
As if to confirm the above, I also came upon this verse:
"Behold,Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap."(Isaiah 17:1)
It should be noted that the 5,000 year-old city of Damascus is the world's oldest perpetually inhabited city. However, according to the prophet Isaiah, Damascus will be "taken away from being a city" and be turned into a "runious heap." This has never happened before in all of history, but has been reserved as a sign of the end-time, unfolding biblical scenario.
Increasingly in 1996 and 1997, Syria began deploying Russian-supplied VX gas warheads on its medium-ranged Scud-C missles, prompting Israel's defense minister to then warn the Syrians that launching any of these chemical weapons against Israel would "put the (Syrian) regime at risk." It was generally assumed by the Israeli press and governmental officials that Israel was implying the certain destruction of Syria's capital city, Damascus, even if it meant the use of nuclear weapons to do so. Since the renewed violence inside Israel stemming from the Palestinian "intifada" that began afresh in September, 2000, the situation has only worsened, including the border threats.
In November, 2000, the commander of Israel's Galilee Forces, Brig. General Moshe Kaplinksy, stated that Israel might be forced to attack Damascus because of increasing terror attacks by Hizb'Allah forces operating in southern Lebanon along Israel's northern borders, who are supported from Damascus by the Syrian regime and also by Iran. The Damascus airport has always been the main conduit for Iranian and other arms to Hizb'Allah, and warnings from Israeli officials to Syria continue.
In 1973, near the end of the Yom Kippur War, Israeli tanks had approached within 20 kilometers of Damascus, but halted at the request of the United States, because the Soviet Union (Russia) was poised to move to Syria's defense. Syria was a major client state in which the Soviets were heavily invested both militarily and politically. Russian paratroopers were in planes and the U.S. military went on world-wide alert ("defcon 3") for what might have become World War III.
As in all Arab-Israeli conflicts in modern times, Russia has trained, equipped and provided manpower to help the Arab nations fullfill their Islamic-driven mandate to "drive Israel into the sea." However, as promised in the scriptures, God will not let Israel's enemies win--nor will he allow Russia itself, like a Goliath against little David, to destroy the Jewish state, which it will attempt to do following the coming Syrian conflict.
Another scripture concerning Syria's final challenge to Israel comes from the prophet Micah (chapter five, verses 2-6) in a messianic-related verse that predicts a Syrian ("Assyrian") invasion in the latter times of history, one that would occur after the fame of Israel's "ruler" (e.g., messiah, Jesus Christ) would have spread to the "ends of the earth," and after God had "regathered" the Jews back to their ancient homeland, as confirmed by many other prophecies.
"And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he comes into our land, and when he treads within our borders." - (Micah 5:6)
Since modern Iraq was encompassed by the ancient Assyrian empire, and in light of recent alliances formed between Iraq and Syria, it's likely that Iraq will be involved in this war and suffer the same fate. During October, 2000, Saddam Hussein of Iraq begin massing several divisions of troops along the Jordanian border in preparation for joining any war against Israel. With the consent of the new president of Syria, Iraq has also moved some divisions near its Syrian border in order to assist in the "liberation of Palestine." He also has relocated 70,000 troops near the Kuwait border again, possibly to stage another occupation of Kuwait during the turmoil of a regional war against Israel.
As indicated in Micah 5:6, response to Israel's aggressors will be severe: "And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword." Obviously, at no time since Israel's modern rebirth as a nation-state has it wasted the "land of Assyria," much less its capital, Damascus. Apart from losing the Golan Heights in the 1967 Six-Day War, Syria has been mostly untouched. However, according to the prophetic scriptures a breaking of Syria and the destruction of Damascus is certain:
"So shall it stand: That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders." (Isaiah 19:1)
WHERE IS EGYPT?
Always desiring to be the leader of the Arab world, Egypt must eventually break its peace treaty with Israel and join Syria once again in the fray--but it too will suffer great calamity:
"The burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lord rides upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it." (Isaiah 19:1)
The prophetic metaphor of a "swift cloud" coming into Egypt that causes the "melting" of Egypt's heart and the "moving" (shaking) of its idols might aptly describe an incoming nuclear-tipped missle and its results. But whatever the meaning, divine judgment upon both Syria and Egypt seemed to be linked prophetically (see Isaiah chapter 31), which is possibly the reason why those two nations share a restoration together (Isaiah 19:23-25) later during the millenial reign over earth by Israel's returning messiah, Jesus Christ.
In 1996 Egypt held its most extensive military maneuvers ever to "counter the Israeli nuclear threat." At that time, President Mubarak warned that Egypt "would not stand idly by" if war breaks out again between Syria and Israel. The Angry Sphinx, an article in the December, 1996, issue of The Jerusalem Post, cataloged the rising tensions between Egypt and Israel. In response to the renewed Arab "intifada" (uprising) that began in September, 2000, Egyptian officials have repeatedly affirmed their county's willingness to assist Syria in any war against Israel. The Egyptian ambassador to Israel was withdrawn in November, 2000, a diplomatic move that also preceded the 1972 Yom Kippur War.
Although Israel will survive the next round with Syria and Egypt, it could be the most costly yet in Jewish lives and the destruction of Israel's actual or perceived military strength. No doubt this would be an enticement for Israel's more powerful enemy, Russian, who has always desired to control the Middle East and its oil, to try to exploit the situation soon thereafter. Such a perception might even be the "hooks in the jaws" that God says, through Ezekiel, He will use to draw Russia into its destructive conflict with tiny Israel. Little does Russia know, however, that its armies will actually be facing off with the God of Israel, who will unleash His powers upon earth again on a scale unseen since ancient times to annihilate the Russian-led invaders.
The next Syrian/Egyptian battle with Israel, including the destruction of Damascus, will be a major step forward towards Israel's more explosive conflict with "Gog and Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal" (Russia). In great detail the prophet Ezekiel (38-39) describes this Russian-led invasion that will involve Iran (Persia), (Put)Libya,Algeria,Tunisia,Asia minor,including Turkey and Turkey minor (Gomer)Turkey (Togarmah), Ethiopia (not today's Ethiopia,but Northern Sudan,and others.
An alliance of western nations, referred to symbolically as "the merchants of Tarshish with all its young lions," will verbally oppose(diplomatically protest) Russia's attempt to dominate the Middle East by conquering Israel, but it is yet unclear whether Russia's western enemies actually get a chance to fight, due to the quick, divine intervention on Israel's behalf that Ezekiel describes.
However, Ezekiel 38-39 does seem to describe events of near global proportions, possibly a limited nuclear war. Remarkably, God himself enters the fight according to the scriptures, for without His help tiny Israel would surely be destroyed by such overwhelming forces. This divine intervention is not necessarily good news for the rest of mankind however, because it also signals the arrival of the infamous "time of tribulation," a period just prior to the second-coming of Jesus Christ characterized by unprecedented troubles according to the Bible. Of that time Jesus warned:
"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." (Matthew 24:21)
EZEKIEL, WHY DID YOU LEAVE OUT SYRIA
It's important to note that Ezekiel's description of a Russian-led invasion of Israel does not include either Syria or Egypt among Russia's followers. Why? Obviously because these two nations will be out of the picture then, having been neutralized by Israel beforehand in the initial conflict described above. Since Syria and Egypt have always been prominent players in Israel's history and foremost subjects of biblical prophecy affecting Israel (Egypt is referred to about 800 times in the Bible), it's inconceivable that their absence during Ezekiel's war is anything but intentional, particularly since Israel's other Islamic and/or Arabic opponents are listed specifically by name.
The scenario unfolding in the Middle East will affect the lives of everyone on earth, perhaps sooner and more profoundly than even prophecy-minded Christians and Jews have imagined. The enemies of the modern State of Israel are moving rapidly into a scenario that converges with the words of the Bible. It will happen, for the Bible has recorded what "is to come." Now is no time for anyone in this world to have a "foundation built on sand" rather than on the eternal rock of God's word and faith in Jesus Christ the Lord. With God's help alone will men and women be able to cope with the momentous times ahead.
For more information on Ezekiel's war, click here. Also, for more information on the prophecies concerning the destruction of Damascus, including the important transition to the Russian-led invasion described by Ezekiel, please read the following excellent paper by Paul Robertson, Damascus Will No Longer Be A City.
Glenn Allen website: http://www.thealphaomegapages.homestead.com/
THE ASSEMBLED COMPANY: will include these star players:
Concerning the Nations Involved--And
Those Who are Not
With Turkey, Iran, Libya and Sudan, Gog leads an Islamic coalition of nations against Israel: Turkey from the north, Iran from the east, Libya from the west and Sudan from the south.
(NOTE: these companies might include Germany and Austria,as well)
Note also the nations who are (surprisingly!) absent: Egypt and Syria. Why? The only plausible answer is that they both have somehow been relegated to an inferior position militarily. This fits nicely into Daniel chapter 11 with both the King of the North (Syria) and the King of the South (Egypt) being destroyed by Antichrist.
Endnotes -- Ezekiel