A Spiritual Sabbath Salad For Weary Pilgrims

088A Poem Upon Seeing A Picture Of The Cross
Posted on October 5, 2013 by billrandles
My lovely wife Kristin, wrote a poem after being inspired by this beautiful Gustave Dore painting of the cross of Jesus. I just wanted to share it, as I found both picture and poem to be moving. Enjoy….
Got really choked up when I saw this amazing piece of art today …
the foreboding dark clouds pressing down upon the whole world took my breath away as He hung on that tree …
His love for you … His dying love for me.
Then look up the ever so brilliant yet slightest finger of light breaking through the blackest of all nights …
His love for you His dying love for me …
He is the ressurection, He is the only life ..
He will wipe away every tear …, if you remain in Me…
His love for you… His love for me …
someday we will see face to face, no more darkness no more shadows …
His love for you … His love for me.
Thank you my Jesus, you set me free.

To Be A Pilgrim…by John Bunyan

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.(Hebrews 11;8-16)

Listen and Enjoy….He Who Would Valiant Be…

Who would true valour see,
Let him come hither;
One here will constant be,
Come wind, come weather.
There’s no discouragement
Shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent,
To be a pilgrim.
Whoso beset him round
With dismal stories
Do but themselves confound;
His strength the more is.
No lion can him fright,
He’ll with a giant fight,
But he will have a right
To be a pilgrim.
Hobgoblin, nor foul fiend,
Can daunt his spirit:
He knows, he at the end
Shall life inherit.
Then fancies fly away,
He’ll fear not what men say,
He’ll labour night and day
To be a pilgrim.
Psalm 74

O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers. They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground. They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land. We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever? Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom. For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

There is an irony in the current geopolitical struggle against Islamic terrorism.

Humanly speaking, the western nations, for the most part, led by secular humanists and even atheists, have the power to utterly wipe out the terrorists, the terror apparatus, the financiers, apologists, the breeding grounds for the underlying philosophy of terror, and even to punish the nations who support terror, overtly or otherwise. If Europe, England and America decided to, they could go “total war” on all of that, as we did Naziism and Shintoism in World War 2 and utterly destroy them all.

When George W.Bush warned the world He would go after the terrorists and any who enabled them, Qaddafi believed him and voluntarily surrendered Libya’s weapons of mass destruction. We have the power, militarily, economically, intellectually to defeat Islamic terror.Too bad Bush didn’t have the will to follow through, he could have cleaned out the Saudi’s, Pakistan and a host of our other fake friends, for they all knew he had the power. they were shaking in their sandals!

But now they know that we do not have the will, for some reason.

On the other hand, Al Queda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Shabab, ISIS,ISIL, Boko Haram , Hezbullah, and the Shiite world, any one of them would utterly destroy the West without hesitation, anytime, anywhere, they have the will to do so. They merely lack the power. Thank God!

What is the reason for the moral paralysis of the west? Why have these dangerous and retrograde forces only been allowed to increase, and to menace more and more of our western cities, causing us to spend billions on security, and allowing hordes of those who hate us into our lands,even putting them on the public dole?

Honest hardworking taxpayers in Britain, America and France must now support families of those who so hate everything about us, they refuse to so much as have any dealings with us. But they vote,and plot and scheme.What is this?

This series seeks to explore one aspect of it, but I believe the most important aspect… that is the Spiritual .

In short, a people who do not believe in anything cannot resist a people of belief, even if the belief is manifestly evil!

Shortly after September 11, 2001, I was startled to read a headline to the effect that the West had already lost the war! It was an article which cited another article, in a publication called “The Jewish Press” . The author was a man named Moishe Feiglin.

I quote,(But can’t cite the source),

“Moishe Feiglin writes about his visit to the U.S.. Feiglin happened to be in New York the week of September 11. He was in a small grocery store when he heard President Bush announce on the radio that there would be a national day of prayer. “Go to Church, Synagogue or Mosque and pray,” the President said. Feiglin describes his reaction; “Did I hear right?” I ask the shopkeeper.”Did he say mosque?” She nodded. “At this very moment yu’ve lost the war, I say to the astonished shopkeeper. Feiglin explains,”They slaughter you in the name of Allah, and now the President calls upon you to pray to Him”.

I was struck by that quote* for the truth and clarity of it. I believe the Muslims are wrong about everything. Their religion is the worship of the Devil, disguised as “God”, they are utterly immoral and barbarous and even their criticisms of the west are hypocritical, (More on that point later). But they do get one thing right… This war is Spiritual.

Their beheadings are ritual murders, sacrifices to Satan, terror is a religious obligation, they empower miserable young men to committ atrocities by promising them a heaven which looks like a pornographic magazine.

In the meantime our feckless leaders deny the religious aspect of our struggle.

Our leaders in the West have never been at more of a distance from the people they supposedly serve, than right now. I know for a fact that in middle America there are still quite a few people who consider themselves Christians, work hard and are appalled at the cultural decline we are all witnessing.

But our leaders are for the most part secularists. They have an elite arrogance, that they are constructing with other western leaders, “A Brave, new (godless) world…” devoid of any one dominant religion (Such as Christianity). They would suppress all public expressions of it, or acknowledgment in American history of its blessed effect, other than a strictly enforced private version of your “personal faith tradition”.

I am convinced that our current cultural elite, are the very “Kings of the Earth and their rulers”that the second Psalm warned us about, who have been on a long, steady march through our civilization-al institutions, stripping away every vestige of Judeo Christian influence from our world. They are cultural liberators, but they seek to liberate us from that which made the West great, Judeo/Christianity.

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(PSalm 2:2-3)

Some of them like Bush and the Clintons pretend to be Christian, when they need to muster the support of the heartland of America, but lately, with Obama, all pretense is being dropped, such as when he made the devastating announcement to the Muslim world, that America doesn’t consider itself a Christian nation anymore.(This was a lie, but it greatly encouraged our enemies).

One other way that our “Kings and Rulers” have disheartened us and hollowed out our national will to survive s a nation, has been by persistently flooding us with unassimilable immigrants, such as Muslims (All Muslim immigration should have been shut off on 9, 12 ,20001, and in a sane nation it would have). Thus the votes of the last traces of Christian America have been canceled out by people who have no stake in this country and no love for it! They want the goodies and the politicians keep power by making sure they get them,at taxpayer expense of course.

Picture a nation as a body. The human body carries all kinds of cells, good and bad, but as long as the immune system is strong, the body can survive. But should the immune system be overloaded and compromised, the body can sicken and even die.

When I consider the social revolution of the sixties and seventies, and all of the changes since then, I ask myself, how much trauma can the American body politic sustain? How much pornography? How much sexual anarchy such as homosexuality? How much racial animosity, carefully tended by the politicians and race pimps ala Jackson and Sharpton, can this body politic sustain? Millions of Americans were willing to die to stop tyranny and establish freedom and rule of law, but Who would join the military to lay down their lives to establish homosexual marriage or abortion?

50 years of steady, Irresponsible accusation of race hatred, has caused us to literally put into office a man who openly hates America and all she stands for.

The body is sick, and Islam is an opportunistic disease. We pray that the sickness will not be unto death, but the cure is spiritual. False religion which is fervent and murderous can only be resisted by those who have a form of true religion. The heart of every “Culture” is the “Cultus”, the worship and concept of God which created the culture. The West didn’t spring out of a mythology, or a fairy tail. Western civilization is a direct outcome of Christianity.

Our leaders are blind and unsure because for the most part they have long ago abandoned Judeo/Christian America. The second Psalm speaks of a “Vain imagination”. What could it be? I think part of it, is that they imagine we can have the benefits of the civil and productive and united society Christianity gave us, without the Christianity.

I recently heard Pat Buchannon in a speech about “The Death of the West”, in answer to a question to the effect that “Do we need a new Thomas Jefferson o George Washington to renew America”? His answer was, “No we need another Apostle Paul”, To which I would add ,”or a Jonathon Edwards or Geirge Whitefield or John Wesley”. May God give us revival, and even in Judgment, may the Lord remember mercy.

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The Anti Semitic Hypocrisy of The Media

I hope this blogger will not mind the reprint of his blog, I just think it is really important-pbr

Even without the enormous story of the terrorist attacks in Paris the main stream media was always going to ignore the horrific terrorist attack that took place several hours earlier in Israel. The Litman family were travelling near Hebron to a family celebration (their daughter was getting married in 4 days time) when Muslim terrorists attacked their car leaving Ya’akov and his 18-year-old son Natanel dead. What makes the story even worse – and highlights the sick mentality of the Palestinians – is that a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance at the scene refused to treat them or the others injured.

Today the Telegraph asserts: “The brutality of this attack shows that we are not dealing with an enemy that can be negotiated with, only confronted and beaten.”

Except, of course, they are talking about the Paris attacks – they do not care at all about the killing of Jews in Israel, which is why you will never hear any such statement when terrorists attack Israel as they are doing now on a daily basis… even though these are the same terrorists (Sunni Muslims who originate from the Muslim Brotherhood). And while the Telegraph’s message “Vive La France: The world is with you” is heartfelt, it is one they would never apply to Israel.

And while on the subject of hypocrisy yesterday morning on LBC Nick Ferrari was whooping for joy at the news that Muslim terrorist Jihadi John was killed in a targeted drone strike. That’s the same same Nick Ferrari who goes apoplectic with rage when Israelis target Muslim terrorists in the act of trying to kill Israeli civilians. Indeed the same Nick Ferrari who said on air in 2012 that he ‘mourned’ the Hamas terrorists who were killed in a drone strike by Israel. In fact the entire media (which routinely rages at Israel for targeting terrorists) was yesterday today rejoicing at the targeted killing of a terrorist. And today the entire media (which routinely ignores terrorist attacks against Israel and rages at Israel for responding) is mourning the terrorist attacks against France and demanding a strong response.

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France,England and the Lost Caliphate…

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.  For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.  For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.  The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.  The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.  The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.  Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.(Psalm 37:8-15)

First can I just get a rant off my chest? ( only ten paragraphs!)

Once again the civilized world has been rocked by the specter of terrorism in the name of Allah and the Koran. Savage attacks on a concert, a restaurant and a football game have left 150 dead and more than 300 maimed or wounded.

Predictably our blind leaders come out on cue, before the bodies are even cold, to offer fake condolences, and to misdirect (if possible) everybodies attention from the eight hundred pound gorilla in the room,which is the incompatibility of Islam with a civilized society.

President Obama has an amazing gift for dissembling. With fake sorrow, and phony resolve the President of the United States managed to make a statement of accord with the French, denouncing the attack without even saying at any time the following words; Islam,ISIS,ISIL,Islamic, Mohammed,Koran, Jihad, Infidel, or anything relating to the ideology of the ones who are currently waging an all out war on civilization.

If our “world Leaders” ever did get honest about it, they might be held accountable for their policies of bringing in the very terrorists that are at war with us, forcing their own tax-paying civilian populations (the ‘infidels’) to support them with lavish welfare benefits, and they might even be impeached for their disgracefully vapid efforts to do anything constructive about it.

Are we supposed to be comforted that at least “Jihad Johnnie” is possibly in hell now? Jihad Johnnie is the British Muslim terrorist who starred in a good many head chopping snuff films the Muslims are so fond of. Symbolism triumphs over substance in this jaded day.

Should we take comfort in Obama’s assertion yesterday morning that ISIS is contained now? Or his earlier assertion that they are only the JV team, and nothing to worry about?

Is it not ironic that the first (battalion) of ten thousand ‘Syrian Refugees’ landed in New Orleans yesterday morning. Wouldn’t you know it, they are virtually all military aged young men!

These leaders are the very ones, who Jesus was talking about, when he warned of “Blind leaders,leading the Blind…They shall both fall into the ditch(Hell)”. I am beginning to think that our ‘ruling elite’ are Nihilistic, and they have a death wish, not for themselves, but for the Judeo Christian west which they are sworn to protect and serve.

They don’t get it? How could they when leaders like Bush immediately pushed the mantra, “Islam is a religion of Peace” on the morning after the 9-11 atrocity. It is almost as though they put America into “Anger management mode” , probably instinctively thinking that were our natural “fight or flight”instincts be engaged, they would all lose the political power they have usurped.

How could anyone get it when Obama ordered the use of terms such as Islam or Islamic, stripped from the training manuals of the FBI the military intelligence services, and any other part of the protective shield the nation had erected from the beginning.? This farce reminds me of a Bible story, in which an Arab King,Nahash, besieged an Israelite city, and threatened to kill everyone in it, unless they put their own right eyes out.

The city held out for a week until King Saul came and rallied Israel to deliver them. But our Saul(Obama) has already complied, putting the fighting eye out of our security system.

After complaints from some Muslim and Arab-American groups, the FBI has pulled more than 700 documents and 300 presentations that stereotyped Islam or were factually inaccurate, a FBI spokesman said. The federal agency also intends in coming weeks to roll out plans on how it will vet training materials.

FBI Director Robert Mueller announced the agency had pulled the documents at a meeting two weeks ago with advocacy groups.

“The steps taken by the FBI … are certainly welcomed,” Abed Ayoub, the national director of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination League said Friday.

Ayoub and members of six other religious or ethnic groups met with Mueller in Washington, D.C., to discuss their concerns. They expressed opposition to training materials and presentations by experts for FBI agents that they considered anti-Muslim. Some of the materials say Islam promotes violence and extremism.

Get a load of that last sentence! Can you believe the willful blindness?

The US Military has undergone similar purges as well, as this report,History of the Muslim Brotherhood penetration Of The US Government , documents. One example is the public flagging and demotion of LTC Matthew Dooley, an instructor at the Army’s Defense College, who taught on the subject of Islam and Shariah,

Now to connect a few dots-

Dates are important to these sub-human savage terrorists. For example 9-11 was the date that Sobieski of Poland repelled the Muslims from the gates of Vienna, in the late 1600’s.

November 13 is of importance also.

Remember that Sunni Islam has long had a Caliphate, that is a centralized warring authority,which unified the entire Sunni world(80 percent of Muslims) in their ongoing war against the infidels.The last Caliphate was seated in Istanbul, but was disbanded as a result of  post World War 1 modernization in Turkey.

ISIS and other fellow travelers are dedicated to the re-establishment of the Caliphate, which they believe France, Britain and the United States disbanded. The calendar day that allied troops marched into Istanbul (Constantinople) was November 13, 1918.

Obviously the Sunni world believes it’s time has come, and the deadly wound has healed, the presence of the Caliphate requires all Sunnis to make a pledge “to the prince of the faithful” to engage in non stop warfare with the infidels. This is what we are seeing once again, in the musclebound but fecklessly led West.These people are not insane, they are acting in perfect consistency with an insane ideology.

As Alan West once said, “I would rather attack a nation of lions but led by sheep, than a nation of sheep, but led by lions”.

(I want to give a shout out to my niece Shelby who asked me to get this out! I love you!-Uncle Bill)

Maranatha,Come quickly Lord Jesus!

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The Heathen Shall Know That I am The LORD…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 11

Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:  And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:  And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.(Ezekiel 39:1-3)

Gog, the final representative of united Heathendom, the Agag, Pharaoh, Goliath and Nimrod, is doomed .The Divine sentence is passed,the decree has gone forth,  now all but a sixth of His army shall perish on the mountains of Israel.

His mighty Bow (Missile Launching program) is destined to fail, no matter how sophisticated, The missiles He would shoot at the chosen people, will fall down upon him, The weapons he has put his trust in are doomed to failure as he is.

Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.  Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.(Ezekiel 39:4-6)

God will spread a table for the ravenous vultures. They will feast upon Gog and his supporters. Kings and mighty men are doomed to lay dead, unburied in open fields, as a vast buffet for the carrion eating birds.At the same time as the guests are arriving for the marriage supper of the Lamb, The vultures will gather for the last great battle.

The unburied wicked, are a biblical metaphor for the damned. Goliath threatened to feed David’s flesh to the fowls of the air and the beasts of the field.But David replied back to Goliath, in the name of God;

Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.  This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.  And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.(I Samuel 17:45-47)

How proudly do the Ayotullahs, and Mullahs of Iran blaspheme! They have waged war through terror on civilization for more than thirty years! Has Russia answered yet for her Anti-Semitism? What about the “Stans ‘ of the Caucusus, or the Sudanese who have been enslaving Christians and animists , buying and selling people as though they were so much chattel.

Turkey slaughterd a million Armenians after World War 1, and the western nations did nothing. There were roads in Turkey lined with crucifixes, on which Armenian and Greek women were stripped naked and affixed, to die in shame! Turkey has longed claimed to be moderate, but she denies the holocaust of Armenians, Greeks and Kurds. The day of the Lord draws nigh for these sinful nations.

And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.  And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.(Revelation 19:17-21)

This is the way that the Most High will finally sanctify and vindicate His Holy name.”He has remembered his lovingkindness and his faithfulness to the house of Israel, and all of the ends of the earth shall see…” the salvation of our God, in the salvation of Israel His people.

So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken.(Ezekiel 39:7-8)

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My Fury and The Fire of My Wrath…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 10

And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,  To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.(Ezekiel 38:11-12)

More than 2,500 years ago, Ezekiel saw the coalition that we currently see forming now;  Russia as the leader, Iran,Turkey,North African Nations, several from the Caucusus Muslim states, and Muslims from Sudan and Somalia.

As I write, the Turkish Government announced that it would be deploying 10,000 Turkish troops to join Russian and Iranian combat units in Syria in support of Bashir Assad’s tenuous hold on the war torn country.

One day soon this coalition will assemble to solve the seemingly intractable “Jewish”problem, they will seek to eradicate the Jewish State and “take a spoil” from it. (Israel has recently discovered vast new oil fields, and enough natural gas to completely supplant the Russian stranglehold on those assets for Europe).

Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? (Ezekiel 38:13)

As the intentions of the vast military coalition become obvious, The prophets sees “Sheba and Dedan” raise a mild objection, along with a smattering of the “young Lions” of Tarshish.

Sheba and Dedan are the ancient names for the people who inhabit the Arabian peninsula, particularly Saudi Arabia. Trashes is the ancient name for the West. It is the “merchants of Tarshish”, not the government of Tarshish, which objects. The West has developed a vast series of highly desired mutual trade organizations, and it is that capacity that the complaint is lodged.

“Have you come to take a spoil?”

Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?  And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:  And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.(Ezekiel 38:14-16)

God tells Gog, that it is He who has brought Gog down, and his coalition, to attack God’s people Israel, when they feel secure and safe,out of the North parts. As a cloud they shall come, “In the latter days”, for this is Israel’s final conflict and deliverance!

There will be horses, no doubt, for even in the modern days in certain mountainous terrain, horses are proven essential to warfare. The little CIA group that initially invaded Afghanistan (2003) in the second gulf war, actually staged an attack on the Taliban, on horseback with members of the “northern Alliance”.

But there will also be much of the modern form of cavalry, armored Tanks, armored personnel carriers, and assorted assault Helicopters.But the prophet could hardly identify these modern weapons other than the way he did describe them, as a mighty army with all of its armor.

Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face.( Ezekiel 38:17-18) 

All of the prophets referred to this conflict in one way or another. All of prophetic literature alludes to it as well, salvation history itself is prophetic and repeats itself. Once again Goliath aligns his forces against Israel, and hearts tremble, sides are taken and Israel finds herself alone. This is the taunting Rabshekah all over again, Haman, Agag, Amelek, Caesar, and Antiochus Epiphanes, in its final,ugly manifestation.

Gog serves as the ultimate representative of united heathendom, man organized in his resistance to God, Nimrod,once again hunting for the souls of men in open rebellion against the Most High!

As he heads towards the mountains of Israel in all of the splendor of his earthly might, He has no idea what God has in store for Him. He couldn’t comprehend the utter wrath that he is leading his blind army and blind peoples into.

 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.
 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.(Ezekiel 38:20-23)

First, as in the battle with Jehoshaphat, The Lord will turn the armies against each other, and there will be a great slaughter, self inflicted. But that is only the beginning, for the Lord will send pestilence, then rain such has never been seen before in that region. The treasury of hailstones, and fire and brimstone will be opened upon this proud but doomed army as well, so that all will know that this deliverance was of God himself!.

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Gog Shall Attack at A “Secure” Time…Ezekiel 34-39 pt9

Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.  Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:  And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,  To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.(Ezekiel 38:7-12)

The Coalition which Ezekiel saw in a vision, 2,500 years ago is forming right before our eyes, and a large part of it is already actively working together against Western interests in the Middle East.

Currently Russia and Iran are working together to defend Bashir Assad, from Sunni Arab, western backed and armed militias in the brutal Syrian Civil War. Russian and Persian combat troops are operating just over the Syrian border from Israel. The a;,oat 100 years western power hegemony in the middle east is over now, since Obama deferred to Putin’s demand that the USA “Get out of the way!” in Syria.

The vision of the final assault of Gog upon, “the people gathered out of the nations”, and the “land that is brought forth out of the sword”comes at a time when the re seems to be security and safety in the land of Israel. Israel is seemingly “at rest”, and dwelling safely, without walls,bars or gates.

Evidently, the constant problems Israel has with her near Sunni neighbors, the ‘Palestinians’, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia,Lebanon and Syria,ISIS and Al Queda have been resolved in some decisive way. Many believe that it will by a war, the “Psalm 83” war prophesied by one of the Psalmists.

Israel’s seeming tranquility  could also have been achieved by some kind of false peace, for this is also prophesied, a kind of “Covenant with Death”,

Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.  Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:(Isaiah 28:14-15)

Paul also warned, “When They Say “Peace and Safety” , then sudden destruction comes upon them as upon a woman in travail with a child, and they shall not escape…”(I Thess 5)

Israel has bitter foes among her immediate neighbors, all Sunni, all seeking to re-establish the Caliphate, and hating the very existence of Israel as an affront to their Koran.

And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord God.  Thus saith the Lord God; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.(Ezekiel 28:24-25)

The day is coming when Judgement will fall upon Israel’s Arab neighbors,  for their “everlasting hatred” and willingness to shed the blood of Jews with impunity,(I note the current “knife” Jihad, instigated by Arab leadership).

But Israel also has an outer ring of bitter foes as well, the Muslim world of North Africa, The Turkic speaking Muslims of the Caucusus, newly released from bondage in the USSR, and radicalized in many ways by Saudi money, and Iranian influence also. The Shiite Islamic Republic of Iran. Pakistan also, and Afghanistan, Somalian and Sudanese Africans.

These are the coalition , led by Gog which shall soon think an” evil thought”to attack and plunder the people and the Land which God has redeemed.

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The Gog Coalition is Forming Now…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 8

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,  Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:  Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. (Ezekiel 38:1-7)

Before the final restoration of Israel, which will be as the resurrection from the dead for the whole world, Israel must face her final conflict and experience her final and complete deliverance.Ezekiel saw a coalition, led by a man with the title of “Gog” of the land of Magog.

There is admittedly much controversy over where Magog is, but the table of nations in Genesis 10 is invaluable.

The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.  And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.(Gen 10:2-3)

Magog was the second son of Japheth, and the agreed upon land of Magog, is the central Asian,Turkic speaking area .Josephus said, “Magog founded the Magogians, called Scythians by the Greeks. Scythians were a nomadic tribe who inhabited the ancient territory from Central Asia across the southern part of ancient Russia.”

Today these which were  former Soviet republics south of the black Sea, in the Caucusus range. These are the so-called “Stans”, all of which are Muslim, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan.

Gog, the individual who is the “chief Prince” of the Coalition, hails from the “Uttermost Parts of the North”, (see Ezekiel 39:2). Due North of Israel, at the uttermost parts, is Russia.

Meshek and Tubal are in Turkey, as is Gomer, and the house of Togarmah. All of these are sons of Japheth, and are currently overwhelmingly Muslim. Turkey had suppressed Islamism for decades under the post World War 1  Attaturk model of separation of Mosque from State, but has been increasingly revealed as being severely Islamized, since the election pot Rycep Erdogan.

The other members of the coalition are Persia, ( Iran), Ethiopia, (Cush)(not the same as modern Ethiopia) , South of Egypt, (Sudan), (parts of Somalia).and Put, ( Libya and parts of North Africa),and “Many others who will be with you”.

It is fascinating to see this coalition beginning to form in our day. Russia is currently fighting in Syria alongside of Iran, and Hezbullah, the Shiite militia.  The Russians have sought to shore up a Shiite crescent, from Syria, through Iran, arming both nations with advanced anti-aircraft batteries, and the latest in tank, aircraft and missile technology.

God addresses Gog and says unto Him,

Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.(vs 7)

I have heard that the best rendering of the Hebrew could just as well be”Be thou an Armorer unto them”. Russia has taken the role of the armorer and protector of the Shiite World, in the face of the Wests primary sponsorship of the Sunni Saudis and gulf states.

God himself will “turn” Gog around and “put a hook ” in his jaw to pull him into this battle.

We have recently seen the spectacle of the voluntary surrender of the US?Western Hegemony in the Arab world, as Vladimir Putin told the US to “get out of the way” and allow Russian power and might (Supposedly to deal with ISIS), and to protect Bashir Assad from the Sunni militia’s equipped and trained by the west.

A huge Russian equipped military federation is being formed, the Turkic peoples of the Caucusus Mountains, will be joined with Turkey itself, (which is Sunni, but is an aspirant to head the Caliphate as opposed to ISIS or the Saudis),Iran,Libya,possibly Tunis and Alegeria, Sudan, parts of Somalia,and a host of other fellow travelers.

They resent the West, the Saudis and The United States in particular, but they sense also that any loyalty the West once had towards Israel, (the only democracy in the Middle East, and a place where even Arab Muslims are accorded full rights) ,has evaporated  completely. There is plunder to be taken in Israel, (vast newly discovered fields of natural gas and oil), and the times seem ripe to come and seize it.

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