I guess most of you reading this email prophecy update are familiar with the Star Trek Television series. Most will remember the line; “to boldly go where no man has gone before!” While this refers to exploring the outer limits of space, being the commission of Captain Kirk of the Enterprise, I thought that this line might be applied to President Trump who is exploring the frontiers of the political world and daring to go where no other American President before him has gone.
He moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem and publically declared that Jerusalem was the undivided and eternal capital of Israel. Then he not only put a stop to the Iranian nuclear deal but has now publically stated that the United States of America officially recognises Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. President Trump has done this much to the chagrin of the United Nations and the European Union who still maintain that Israel are the illegal occupiers of the Golan Heights.
President Trump’s mandate for Israel’s security is an abrupt reversal of longstanding US policy on the contested area. Of course Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is almost ecstatic over this move of support for Israel’s security by President Trump.
The Golan Heights must remain under Israel sovereignty because if Israel gives the Golan Heights back to Syria, as the EU and the UN want to see happen, it would make Israel virtually indefensible to repel attacks on their Northern front bordering with Syria.
There is no doubt that Syria is planning to attack Israel and that Iran in Syria is egging the Assad regime on to do this. However, the reality is that Turkey has Iran in its back pocket. Iran is not the problem for President Erdogan but Syria is a problem in that Assad is the only Middle-Eastern ‘strong-man’ left in that region. Saddam has long gone as has Gadhafi and once Assad goes it will be open slather for Turkey backed by Iran, Iraq, and the Islamic forces remaining in Syria to attack Israel at the Golan Heights. This is the plan.
Most likely the armies of Pakistan would also enter into Syrian territory to support Turkey. President Erdogan has already cemented economic ties with Prime Minister Imran Kahn of Pakistan with the desire to further promote himself to become the supreme caliph of a revived Turkish Ottoman Empire.
This is why he is an international ‘globetrotter.’ President Trump it seems is about to withdraw American forces from Syria which fits in well with President Erdogan’s agenda to take control of the whole Middle-Eastern region. Does President Trump really see what is really happening in Syria behind the scenes?
As for Russia it seems they are withdrawing their forces from Syria right now and most likely closing their umbrella of protection and support for the Syrian regime. It looks like Vladimir Putin wants to ‘wait in the sidelines’ as it were, to see what transpires in Syria.
It may well be that Turkey and Iran will goad Syria into attacking Israel so that Syria might be defeated in a war with Israel that would clear the way for a united Islamic force to invade Israel after Damascus has become “a ruinous heap.” (Isaiah 17:1)
If Israel does not take out Damascus Turkey will take it out including Assad and his regime, something President Erdogan has said he will do. The remaining Syrian military forces would be forced to join with Turkey, Iran and their allies. Islam would not be divided in that their goal would be to supposedly ‘liberate’ Israel from the Jewish people and give the land to the Arabs including Jerusalem.
If President Erdogan could pull this off including taking control of the Temple Mount he would be hailed throughout the whole Islamic world as the prophesied Mahdi and recognised as the Supreme caliph of Islam, something he covets and will get if he can by any means possible.
At present, Turkey supposedly is an ally of America, but once American forces have withdrawn Turkey will sing a different song. The Golan Heights is ‘the spanner in the works’ right now stopping Turkey and its allies invading Israel but this will change according to the Word of God. As we see the scenario of Ezekiel Chapters 38 & 39 concerning the invasion of Israel and the exile of half of the inhabitants of Jerusalem looming on the horizon, we must also see that when this final “abomination of desolation” happens to Jerusalem that God Himself will go forth to fight those nations as He fights in the day of battle. (Zechariah 14:1-4)
On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives in the person of His only Begotten Son the Lord Jesus the Messiah. The fault line on the Mount of Olives going from east to west shall be split open and the faithful believing remnant of Israelis who have been reconciled to their Messiah will flee into the safety of that cleft. (Zechariah 14:4-5)
We see this illustrated in the Old Testament when Moses stood on a high rock and God opened the Red Sea so that the Israelites could pass through in safety out of the reach of Pharaoh of Egypt and his army that had been pursuing them. Once the Israeites had passed through the Red Sea the LORD destroyed all of the Egyptians as He will do to the Antichrist and his armies seeking to annhilate the Jewish people. This is why we see the Song of Moses sung again in the Book of Revelation.
This deliverance for Israel will happen when the Lord Jesus comes back to rapture and resurrect the saints and to establish the Messianic Millennial Kingdom of God on earth. (Zechariah 14:6-21)
Indeed as it is also written; “The name of the LORD is a strong tower and the righteous runs into it and is safe.”(Proverbs 18:10) This not only applies to faithful Israel but also to faithful Christians who, by inclusion and extension, are part of the Commonwealth of Israel. (Romans 11:15-29) (Ephesians 2:11-22)
If you have been born again by the Holy Spirit and are still alive at this time then you will also be at Jerusalem to meet the Lord Jesus in the air at His coming along with His powerful angels and with the spirits of His saints who have already died. (Zechariah 14:5b)
As Paul writes; “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)
The Blessed Hope for the believers at Thessalonica was not a pre-tribulation secret rapture that would spare them suffering and tribulation in this world because they were already experiencing severe tribulation for their faith in the Lord Jesus. Their hope was in His Second Coming to establish His Messianic Kingdom on earth of which they would be a part.
Paul had the blessed hope, as all of the disciples had, and yet all of them, with the exception of John, were martyred and that cruelly. This is why we must not put our trust in uncertain riches in this world or in the policies and plans of men for they will soon wither like the grass and fade like the flowers of the field. However, those who do the will of God from the heart will abide forever, becoming partakers in the Messiah’s Millennial kingdom for a thousand years and then after that for all of eternity. (1 John 2:16-17) (Revelation 21:1-4)
Let men fight over the Golan Heights, let the armies invade Israel, let the politicians at the EU and the UN weave their diabolical, demonic and unbiblical schemes against Israel, but they will never succeed in destroying the apple of God’s eye, the sheep of His pasture!
God will always frustrate the plans of the wicked. As the Psalmist writes; “For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm. The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations.” (Psalm 33:9-11)
And again it is written; “He thwarts the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success.” (Job 5:12) God has Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Russia, and Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon including the UN and the EU all in His hands and will continue to thwart their wicked and spiritually diabolical scheming and when their time is up within His sovereign prophetic purposes for the spiritual restoration of Israel, He will strike a final and fatal blow from which Israel’s enemies will never recover!
As it has been said; “God does what He wants, when He wants and in the way He wants and asks no man’s permission!”