Saturday, February 10, 2018

“He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" 515-2 - 22 - 1

Psalm 121:1-4, “1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”
Things are heating up in the Mideast between Israel and her enemies. I thought the order of prophetic fulfillment would be:
First, Isaiah 17:1, “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.”
Second, Psalm 83:1-5, “The language is obviously that of besieged Israel, calling on God to break His silence and to act decisively. Although the people are pleading for their own safety and preservation, they present their case as if it were God's cause as much as their own: "Your enemies . . . those who hate You . . . Your people . . . Your sheltered ones . . . They form a confederacy against You." They will not let Him forget that Israel's enemies are His enemies.”
[Believer’s Bible Commentary]
“1. Hezbollah, Syria, Hamas and the Palestinians along with the Egyptians, Saudis, and Jordanians are identified in a distinctly different Israeli War prophecy described in Psalm 83. The Psalm lists ten entirely separate members not included among the Ezekiel 38: 1-6 invaders. Thus, it is probable they are not the “many peoples with thee” in Ezekiel 38:6 but are “many peoples distinct from thee” not listed in Ezekiel 38 among the invaders.”
[Salus, Bill. PSALM 83, The Missing Prophecy Revealed - How Israel Becomes the Next Mideast Superpower]
Mr. Salus refers to the above as the “Inner Ring of countries,” countries that share a border with Israel. Once these countries are brought down, Israel can live in “unwalled villages.”
Third, Ezekiel 38. The Jews will be dwelling securely in unwalled villages when attack by “Outer Ring of countries,” including Gog the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, thought to be the ancient names from which come Russia, Moscow, and Tobolsk. Plus, Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, Gomer (Germany?) and Libya.
God will destroy these enemies of God's people in fulfillment of His promise, Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
Whatever the order of the fulfillment of prophesies, lines are being drawn. Just one example:
Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia, Iran
“Turkish and Russian leaders agreed on Thursday to hold a trilateral meeting with Iran on Syria, in Istanbul.
No information was provided on the exact date of the summit.
Russia had already hosted a similar summit with Turkey and Iran in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in November.”
Earlier today an Iranian drone penetrated Israeli airspace and was taken out by an Israeli AH-64 Apache helicopter. Also, 12 Iranian targets in Syria were attacked and destroyed. A few dozen anti-aircraft missiles were fired at Israeli fighter jets and an Israeli F-16 was hit and made it to Galilee before it crashed. Both pilots ejected and survived.
God is in control and “He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

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