Uh oh here we go again! This time Obama is sending Israel in search of a ‘Jawbone of an ass’ to fight with. He has set up the modern-day Philistines in a position to regain wealth and weapons. Yea! This sounds like a great idea! ‘NOT’
He accomplished this with his Iran nuclear deal. It’s great that he secured the release of five American prisoners as a part of the deal. But, “Has he made a Deal with the Devil?”
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8:36-38)
Obama consistently defies the logic of Christian Ethics or Morals. Where is the fruit on his Spiritual Tree. Time and time again he flaunts the fruit of his Muslim devotion and has ‘gone and done it again.’
During ancient bible time the area know today as Iran was once part of the Parthian Empire (c.150 BC-227 AD). This was a vast region that included modern-day Turkey. This was a huge area full of Philistines that oppressed the Jewish people.
We have seen this before, and has in fact been the norm throughout history. God once used Sampson to help deliver the Jews from Philistine oppression. Back then, Sampson did it with a Jawbone of an Ass.
And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. (Judges 15:16)
Well guess what? The modern Philistines are still at it; only now they are mainly Muslims. Obama with the international community has removed sanctions against Iran; effectively releasing 100 billion dollars. Opening the floodgates of wealth and generating even more with a ‘free for all’ oil sale to China. Talk about instant freedom and sustainable wealth!
The sad part is… Iran still gets to keep its nuclear program with a limited; albeit antique, amount of centrifuges. All this means is that it will take them a ‘little’ longer to use a Nuclear BOMB!!
On top of this: It also makes Shi’ite Iran the major competitor for leadership in the Muslim world, second only to Turkey.
Satan wants the whole world to be self-absorbed and thinking only of themselves. Our government is selling us on diplomacy and the future stability of the Middle East. ‘HUH’ does anyone at the top actually read the Bible.
We need a president that does more than say they are Christian. We need leadership that reads, believes, and practices what the Bible Teaches. In the following verse we could just insert Obama instead of Peter.
But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” (Matthew 16:23)
I know the End Times are here and I rejoice in the Joyous return of our redeeming Christ. But, this does not mean I or our Government should be willing to ignore or sacrifice God’s Word on the back of Satan’s worldly interests.
Rise up and speak out with me. Stand in the gap as urged by the Holy Spirit. Christianity is not a faith of silence. It is the Bold Steps of Jesus’ Love.
and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:19-20)
Uh oh here we go again!
Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal sets Israel up in great need for someone to wield a Jawbone of an ass in this modern age, AGAIN!
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims: “These terrorist states and terror organizations together form a terror network, whose constituent parts support each other operationally as well as politically.” The Bible tells us who these people are in (Ezekiel 38:1-13)
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
“Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You 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. Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”’ (Ezekiel 38:1-13)
A long-standing and now thanks to Iran’s new-found freedoms, there is a renewed alliance between Iran and Turkey. This allows Turkey (Meshech and Tubal) and Iran (Persia) to unite as predicted in Ezekiel. Not to mention a long-standing alliance with the land north of the Black Sea. Which I believe to be modern Russia (Gog) or at least parts of it; those lands (which are contained) within the areas north of the Black Sea.
Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. (Ezekiel 38:2-3)
So who is Magog? Magog was the ancient land of the Schythians. This land is now what we call Central Asia (the “Stans”) which possibly includes parts or all of Afghanistan. It may not come as any great surprise that this is yet another Islāmic nation, and a known ally of Iran.
In fact: Afghanistan hopes that Obama’s Nuclear deal with Iran will restore status quo in the region. Afghanistan has renewed hope that Obama’s Iran deal will free them from the economic and territorial grip of Pakistan as their only trade and transit route.
How does this effect Israel’s somewhat secret alliance with Saudi Arabia? In November, 2015 Israel’s Mossad and Saudi officials were said to be working on contingency plans. This could include attacking Iran if the sanctioned nuclear program doesn’t work. Revealing that the Saudis are willing to assist an Israeli air corridor attack by the mutual use of drones, rescue helicopters, and tanker planes.
Shh.. It’s a Secret!
Did you know that Saudi Arabia is building walls along its borders with Iraq (600 miles) and Yemen (1,000 miles)? This is in an effort to cushion or help insulate them from the cauldron of chaos engulfing the region.
Walls consisting of two high fences, 300 feet apart with monitoring towers, underground motion detection, command centers, mobile surveillance vehicles, rapid-response centers, and rapid intervention squads.
Most Muslims are divided into two major camps; each with their own practices. The two sides are Shi’ite, who are radical fundamentalist and the Sunni, who are not as radical.
The Saudi Arabians are Sunni and most of Iran is Shi’ite. The Shi’ite are trying to jump-start the apocalypse to usher in their Mahdi. Mahdi or the “guided one” is their assumed redeemer of Islam (Antichrist).
Incidentally, (Ezekiel 38:11) tells us that the nation which comes under attack has unwalled villages. This is obviously not Saudi Arabia but it does point to the territorial Jewish minority of Israel.
Back on track
You may ask, “Then who or what is Sheba and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish (and all of their young lions)” in (Ezekiel 38:13).
Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder? (Ezekiel 38:13)
The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. (Genesis 10:7)
In the above verse, Sheba and Dedan are the grandsons of Cush. They are also the same names used of the grandsons of Abraham by his second wife Keturah. These grandsons from Abraham’s second wife are the Fathers of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is not necessarily from the lineage of Ishmael. The following verse shows us that the Saudis come from the Sheba and Dedan who were the grandsons of Keturah, the second wife of Abraham.
Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. (Genesis 25:1-3)
Merchants with Young Lions
So this only leaves the merchants of Tarshish (and all of their young lions). The bible tells us who or what these merchants are or do.
For the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Hiram. Once every three years the merchant ships came, bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and monkeys. (2 Chronicles 9:21)
The ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise. You were filled and very glorious in the midst of the seas. (Ezekiel 27:25)
There is a can of worms as to the lands inhabited by the Tarshish. Most theologians associate it with locations in the Northeastern Mediterranean Sea. Some say Greece, Tarsus in Cilicia or Tartessus both located in Spain, Rodanim the island of Rhodes, west of modern Turkey, Elishah or Kittim (modern Cyprus). Some even say the United States.
In this instance, since the merchants and the lions are mere opportunistic onlookers (Ezekiel 38:13) and do not directly get involved in the battle, their absolute locale is not an issue. Their presence is as opportunistic scavengers. Looting along with others. Thirsty for the bloody scraps that have fallen from the table.
The bible does give us a reference that lets us know that Jonah and a ship’s captain knew exactly where it was and that Jonah felt it was far enough away that he could run from the presence of the Lord.
But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. (Jonah 1:3)
With the above verses (2 Chronicles 9:21, Ezekiel 27:25, and Jonah 1:3) we know that they had to travel from afar and brought with them their progeny (young lions) to learn the pirating trade and ravish the spoils of the Jews. Plunderers of Israel’s silver, gold, cattle and goods. Nations or villages either lacking the will or resources to stand up with Israel when war inevitably breaks out.
We know that Israel has found oil just off their shores. This has set the wheels in motion for Israel to increase in fortune; allowing them to become a prosperous nation. The target of ‘Great Plunder’ in Ezekiel’s war.
I challenge all Peoples and Nations to Stand with Israel and be the Jawbone and not the Ass.