Breitbart: Friday saw the close of the of the three-day international summit on violent extremism hosted by the White House.
Coming as it did just a just after the release of ISIS/Islamic State videos on the immolation of Lt Kassasbeh, the Jordanian Royal Air Force pilot, and the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians, and the reported death of another US hostage, the timing allowed it potentially to be a perfect platform for a muscular response to the barbarity of the Islamic State, for the announcement of actions akin to the attacks against ISIS launched by King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Sisi of Egypt.
Instead, the President spoke of the real grievances the Muslim world has had with the West, the danger of Islamophobia in the U.S., and the need for more community outreach.
Opinion: The root of terror is not found in jobs, poverty or a two-state solution. It will not be solved by a right of return, removal of a blockade or peaceful negotiations. It is the everlasting hatred that will lead to a series of wars that will signal the end of the age.
Israel living in peace?
Few Bible scholars dispute the war of Ezekiel 38 -39 as a future war. The debate centers around Ezekiel 38:11 calling for Israel to be living in a false sense of security. Since its rebirth in 1948, Israel has had no peace or security.
A future victory over Israel’s Arab neighbors would provide that scenario, especially combined with the fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1,14, the total destruction of the world’s oldest inhabited city, Damascus.
Ezekiel’s war is described as a monumental attack on the mountains of Israel from a 7 nation confederation. The prophet does not leave us guessing and specifically names the armies: Russia, Iran, Turkey, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya. Ezekiel 38:1-6 NIV
Notice that none of Israel’s Arab neighbors (Psalm 83 nations) are listed – giving further credence to the Psalm 83 nations already having been obliterated in fulfillment of Obadiah 1:18.
Ezekiel tells us that the armies will fall on those mountains (Ezekiel 38:21) and with divine confusion, men’s swords will turn on each other. The victory will once again stun the world.
The key to understanding this war is to know why it happens in the first place and the prophet (Ezekiel 39:22) does not leave us guessing on that either:
“So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward”
Do you see that? Ezekiel’s war will lift the veil from the Jews. When that war finishes, the Church must be gone and a peace treaty signed.