The war of words over the past week and weeks between the US and Iran moved up a notch in a very, very big way. And, I originally thought that this was just rhetoric, until I realized that the cause was a little-reported incident in the Red Sea that happened on Wednesday.
The Iran-backed Houthi rebels attempted – and almost succeeded – to sink two Saudi oil tankers. And, it appears that Saudi Arabia might have very quietly activated an agreement with the US, to protect Saudi Arabia from Iran.
Please understand that, because you could die if you don’t. It’s why I wrote Ezekiel’s Fire, to help you survive what Isaiah described in chapter 30 – the same event described in Jeremiah 30. That event is the coming of Gog and Magog, and Iran’s attack on Israel is a signal that we are closer to that cataclysm than some might think.
The good thing is that there are some who understand all this, and when I run into them… well …it’s a HUGE relief. And, I did that just yesterday.
Remember the name Dalton Thomas. You’ll be hearing more about him in the future.
The world is preparing for war. Some hope to stay out of it. Some push for it. Some fear losing it. And, you can tell that it’s coming because of what the players are doing to move into what they think is the best position for winning this war.
The fear in everyone’s heart is that this will be a World War that will engulf the globe. And, that’s a valid fear, since the great powers are the ones doing the maneuvering.
Unfortunately, the focus is – and will be – Israel.
She didn’t start out as ‘the focus’. She certainly doesn’t want to be the focus. But, she’ll be the focus. And, the world will be shaken by what happens.
Very little in our world seems to make sense. It’s as if the people around us are living in an alternate reality, vastly different from the one that you and I live in. And, it is that insanity that will destroy the world.
Worse, the insanity is so great, so broad and so deep, that pointing it out to those who suffer from it, will get you nowhere. They are caught in the grip of madness, and we would do well to stay as far from its grasp as possible.
If you think that you aren’t vulnerable, think again.
I saw evidence of three great catastrophes this week, and they should start alarm bells ringing in all of our minds:
Hezbollah and Iran Challenging Israel
Hard Hearts in Our Churches
The last one is the most important, but you’ll understand the first one better. And for the second… you won’t understand the significance, unless you’ve read Ezekiel’s Fire. And, you need to read Ezekiel’s Fire.
I’m going to give an overview of the importance of those three catastrophes. And, I hope that you’ll pay attention to them. They won’t be fixed, but they can be avoided.
I am so bad at prognostication, that I won’t really try to tell you what WILL happen. The best that I can do is describe the threats. These threats have been looming larger and larger with each passing year. And, some of them are new.
Please treat these seriously.
My hope is that we will have another year where we successfully dodge the bullets being fired at us. But, there is a limit to how often we can do that.
We spend a lot of time thinking about The Big Event – The Great Tribulation, Gog and Magog, Global Thermonuclear War, etc. What we often fail to realize is that there are a host of events that happen between now and then, events that bring the world to the point of the destruction foretold by the prophets in the Bible.
I know this failure to realize all too well. I am routinely appalled by my inability to see what is right in front of my eyes. But, God is good, and He always brings someone along to show me what I’ve missed. And, I pass this hard-earned wisdom on to you.
Damascus is going to fall, and it will be horrifying.
We are just a month away from the US elections. The media has been breathlessly focused on the dog and pony show that passes for ‘democracy’ in the US. Unfortunately, this election won’t change the problems that we face, or the foolishness of our governments.
And frankly, I’d like to get on with talking about those things that matter. Unfortunately, this election is also revealing to the average person how awful our governments are.
You and I knew that they were really bad, but now a lot of the less knowledgeable now know.
Events are moving forward in ways that make me uncomfortable. We are seeing patterns in the financial markets that we’ve only seen immediately before major collapses. We are seeing the threat of war in the Middle East escalate in ways that you would expect, if Gog and Magog were on the horizon. We have political corruption that is so obvious that the least aware among us have seen it. The hatred of tiny Israel continues to rise and rise, as our morality falls.