The Bible in prophecy, as it relates to today’s news, and the lineup of nations forming against Israel…

Countdown to Armageddon

A look at Bible prophecy in view of the unfolding events in today’s news, as we see the lineup of nations forming for the Last Days Gog Magog War of Ezekiel 38 and 39, against Israel.

(Note: the Gog Magog War is viewed by many Bible scholars as separate from the Battle of Armageddon, as the Bible says the Battle of Armageddon will include ALL the nations of the world, and the Ezekiel 38 War will involve only five nations; however nevertheless it is very interesting to note as we view today’s news, how this lineup of nations is forming for this Gog Magog War.)

Ezekiel 38 – The Gog Magog War


These are the nations that are listed in Ezekiel 38:5-6:
“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.”
 

As we identify these other nations that will join with Russia, we discover that all of them are Islamic nations:

Persia – Today this is the nation known as Iran.

Ethiopia –  Do not confuse this with modern day Ethiopia.  The Ethiopia described by Ezekiel was located directly south of Egypt and would correspond to the modern country of Sudan.

Libya =  It is remarkable that the ancient country of Libya corresponds to the modern country of Libya. We would think the country would change names after more than 2500 years, but it has not.

Gomer and Togarmah =  These ancient names found their location in what today is the country of Turkey.

Thus, the four countries which will align themselves with Russia to invade Israel are these:

Iran
Sudan
Libya
Turkey

The Bible is truly an integrated message system; and though it contains 66 books that have been penned by 40 authors, over a period spanning over thousands of years, nevertheless the Bible as a whole bears strong irrefutable evidence of supernatural engineering and origin in every detail; and most importantly it contains a common message throughout that centers around the coming Jewish Messiah.

As just one evidence of this fact, I’d like to draw your attention to a Gospel message that is hidden in the first ten names listed in the first genealogy list (from Adam to Noah) that is given in the Bible, and can be found in Genesis chapter 5.

If you take the Hebrew meaning of each name that is given, and then line it up in the sequential order of their birth, as listed in the Bible, this is what you get:

Hebrew

Adam

Seth

Enosh

Kenan

Mahalalel

Jared

Enoch

Methuselah

Lamech

Noah

English

Man

Appointed

Mortal

Sorrow

The Blessed God

Shall come down

Teaching

His death shall bring

The Despairing

Rest, or comfort

Then as you lineup the meaning of each name side by side, this is the sentence that is formed:

“Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.”

There are many such proofs that the Bible is of extra terrestrial origin; however there are some today who would argue that the Bible is just another book.

However one way to know for sure that the Bible is truly the inerrant Word of God is the fact that it is the ONLY book ever written that accurately gives the future as history.

As another example there are some 300 prophecies that are given in the Bible, regarding the coming Jewish Messiah.

What are the mathematical odds that any one person would fulfill even eight of these?

Old Testament Prophecy

New Testament Fulfillment

Probability

Christ to be born in Bethlehem
(Micah 5:2)

And Herod asked where Christ had been born … they answered Bethlehem
(Matt 2:4-6)

2.8 x 105 or 1 in 280,000

Forerunner of Christ
(Malachi 3:1)

John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ
(Mark 1:2-8)

1 x 103 or 1 in 1,000

Christ to enter Jerusalem riding on a donkey
(Zech 9:9)

Christ enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey
(Matt 21:4-11)

1 x 102 or 1 in 100

Christ to be betrayed by a friend
(Psalm 41:9)

Judas betrayed Jesus
(Luke 22:21)

1 x 103 or 1 in 1,000

Christ to be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver
(Zech 11:12)

Judas sold out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver
(Matt 26:15)

1 x 103 or 1 in 1,000

30 pieces of silver casted down and used to buy a potter’s field
(Zech 11:13)

30 pieces of silver used to buy a potter’s field
(Matt 27:3-10)

1 x 105 or 1 in 100,000

Although innocent, Christ kept silent when on trial
(Isaiah 53:7)

Jesus kept silent when questioned
(Mark 14:60-61)

1 x 103 or 1 in 1,000

Christ crucified
(Psalm 22:16)

Jesus was crucified
(John 19:17, 18)

1 x 104 or 1 in 10,000

To answer the question what is the probability of one man fulfilling all eight prophecies, the principal of probability is applied.

Therefore, multiplying all eight probabilities together (1 times 2.8 x 105 x 103 x 102 x 103 x 103 x 105 x 103 x 104) gives us 2.8 x 1028, or for simplicity sake 1 x 1028 or 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

Given this and the time span between the writings of the Old Testament and the fulfillment by Christ in the New Testament, the prophecies were either given to the prophets by God, or the prophets just wrote them down as they thought they should be.

With Christ fulfilling all eight prophecies, what are the odds the prophets were just guessing?

God has made it crystal clear how we can recognize who the Messiah would be; and you have to bend over backwards to ignore this evidence.

The fact is there is ONLY one person who stands on the stage of history who meets ALL of these requirements, and His name is Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ).

And for anyone willing to do their homework and check out these facts, they will find that this is true; and not only that but the Bible has also consistently been used over the years as the most reliable reference source in discerning the chronological events of biblical history; and also in locating archeological sites, that are mentioned in the Bible.

It is very interesting to note today how the events we are seeing in the news are lining up with what the Bible says will happen.

Below is an article about how Syria is bowing out of any alignment with Iran (Persia) against Israel.

Shalom,

Skip Barland

In today’s news, Syria bows out:

 

Syria Told Iran: ‘We’re Too Weak’ to Help You Fight Israel

Tevet 5, 5771, 12 December 10 05:37

by Gil Ronen

(Israelnationalnews.com) Tehran asked Syria one year ago to say that it would join Iran and its proxy militia, Hizbullah, in case of a war with Israel, but Syria refused. According to JTA, this information is included in a US diplomatic cable made public by Wikileaks.

The cable from the US embassy in Syria is dated Dec. 22, 2009, and is one of thousands published by WikiLeaks in recent weeks. It relates to a visit to Syria by four high-level Iranian officials and the signing of a defense memorandum of understanding between the two countries.

“Syria reportedly resisted Iranian entreaties to commit to joining Iran if fighting broke out between Iran and Israel or Hizbullah and Israel,” said the cable, which was signed by Chuck Hunter, the charge d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Syria.

The cable quoted a source whose identity has been redacted:

“XXXXXXXXXXXX said Iranian officials were in Syria ‘to round up allies’ in anticipation of an Israeli military strike. ‘It (an Israeli strike on Iran) is not a matter of if, but when,’ XXXXXXXXXXXX said, reporting what Syrian officials had heard from their Iranian counterparts. The Syrian response was to tell the Iranians not to look to Syria, Hezbollah or Hamas to ‘fight this battle.’ ‘We told them Iran is strong enough on its own to develop a nuclear program and to fight Israel,’ he said, adding, ‘we’re too weak.’ The Iranians know Syria has condemned Israeli threats and would denounce Israeli military operations against Iran. ‘But they were displeased with [Syrian leader Bashar] Assad’s response. They needed to hear the truth,’ XXXXXXXXXXXX said.”

JTA said that while the Iranian visit to Syria was touted at the time as a signal of Syrian support for Iran in its showdown with the West, the cable “notes signs and reports that the Syrians were not eager to receive their guests.”

The Syrian government timed visits from French and Turkish dignitaries to coincide with the period of the Iranians’ visit. The presidential spokeswoman discussed the other visits in a press conference but “barely touched on the Iranians.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/news.aspx/141097

Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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4 thoughts on “The Bible in prophecy, as it relates to today’s news, and the lineup of nations forming against Israel…”

  1. OBAMA FULFILLING THE BIBLE

    Here are some Bible verses that Pres. Obama avoids:
    Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): “It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury – how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!”
    Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under “a servant who becomes king.”
    And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: “let thy words be few…a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”
    Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he’s destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
    Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
    For more on the Obamas, Google “Michelle Obama’s Allah-day” and “Obama Supports Public Depravity.”
    PS – Since Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note “taken away”), Christians everywhere should constantly pray that the Lord will soon “take away” or at least overthrow all US leaders, including Obama, who continue to sear their conscience and arrogantly trample the God-given rights of the majority including the rights of the unborn. Do we need a second American Revolution?

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