The Generals’ Belated Awakening – Israel Will Stand Alone Fulfilling Prophecy

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Head of Blue and White party Benny Gantz speaks at the annual international Municipal Innovation Conference in Tel Aviv, on February February 20, 2020. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** מדבר ישראל שלטון מקומי חדשנות בני גנץ כחול לבן

JNS: It is beginning to dawn on the Israelis that when it comes to Iran’s nuclear program, the Jewish state stands alone.

Something is changing in the assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat among Israel’s military brass. Evidence is growing that members of the IDF General Staff and Mossad are beginning to realize that the United States doesn’t share Israel’s goal of preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Last week, for instance, Michael Makovsky, head of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), a Washington-based group that cultivates ties between Israeli and U.S. generals, published an article in the New York Post in which he described their rude awakening.

Makovsky wrote, “Recent meetings with senior defense officials from our closest Middle East ally, Israel, were the most pessimistic I can recall. They perceive America as checked out, adrift, pusillanimous, unfeared and desperate to avoid military confrontation, and Iran as emboldened and nearing the nuclear weapons threshold.”

Makovsky said that all his interlocutors had raised the same three points: The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan showed that the Biden administration is comfortable betraying U.S. allies. The administration’s decision not to respond to the Oct. 20 Iranian attack on its airbase in Tanf, Syria, showed that the United States is willing to allow Iran to attack it with impunity. And the administration’s willingness to be humiliated by the Iranians at the nuclear talks in Vienna shows that the only thing the administration wants is to reach a deal—any deal—with Iran. Read More …

Opinion: In his 2020 campaign to unseat Bibi Netanyahu, Benny Gantz directed his campaign to the secular right with an on-again, off-again relationship with the Joint Arab List party.

Does Israel’s Minister of Defense realize that Iran’s intention of ‘wiping Israel off the map’ has not changed since the mullahs took over Iran in 1979?

Did the general forget Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speeches in 2013?

  • General Gantz needs only to look at Ezekiel 38:5 to see Iran’s future plans: Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan) and Put (Libya) will be with them, all with shields and helmets” 

The Weapons and Climate of The Gog & Magog War - Theology in Perspective

 

So if Iran and North Africa are in the Gog Magog alliance, who is ‘them‘?

Ezek. 38:1-3 “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.”

  • Gog is a prince of (Rosh) Russia; a title of a strong leader.
  • Magog is the 2nd son of Japheth (a son of Noah) who settled in what is today Russia
  • Josephus, the first century Jewish historian, identified the offspring of Magog as the Scythians (Edomites from Judea and Persia) who were known as brutal, horse-riding nomads that resided in the area of modern-day southern Russia and East Ukraine
  • Meshech and Tubal, once a part of Turkey

At the conclusion of the battle there will be 7 years of burning weapons:

“Then those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them up—the small and large shields, the bows and arrows, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel. 10 They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

It’s likely that this weaponry left by the invading armies will be nuclear and will be converted to peaceful use possibly indicating that the weapons will not contaminate the land as the enemy troops fight each other in confusion (Ez. 38:18-21).

The timing of 7 years of burning may mean these weapons will provide energy for Israel’s reactors for all of Daniel’s 70th week, indicating the battle will take place just before the on-set of the tribulation.

General Gantz would do well to keep the Bible in hand instead of second-guessing Iran’s motives.

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