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41 He shall enter [bow'] also into the glorious [tsabiy] land ['erets], and many [rab] countries shall be overthrown [kashal]: but these shall escape [malat] out of his hand [yad], even
Edom ['Edom], and Moab [Mow'ab], and the chief [re'shiyth]
of the children [ben] of Ammon [`Ammown]. KJV-Interlinear
41 He will also enter the Beautiful
Land, and many countries will fall;
but these will be rescued out of his hand: Edom,
and the foremost of the sons of Ammon. NASB
Israel has been called by several names, 'the land of the
ornament', 'the land of the gazelle', and here the 'beautiful land.' It is the center of the world as far as
history goes. All other lands spread out
across the planet, do not carry the history or the meaning of history, as does Israel, or that
location on earth.
The King of the North invades
like a dense cloud. It will come from
the north in a southerly direction like a storm, Eze. 38:9. Here, Ezekiel describes the tenacity of the
invasion by the King of the North. It will be similar to the German blitzkrieg,
as Hitler's forces stormed across Europe back
in World War II.
The Northern army will
advance by land, sea and air, and it will advance primarily through the region
we now call Israel.
This location is identified
by comparison of to all the verses we have already studied in Daniel 11, namely
the history of the Seleucid and the Ptolemy dynasties, but also in Eze. 38:8
there is a reference to the land where
many have, 're-gathered from many nations.'
This is not the regathering,
which will occur following the Second Advent.
This regathering is prior to the war that will occur in the Middle East and described in Ezekiel and Daniel. This regathering is already historic, prior
We saw a dramatic regathering
following World War II, in 1948. However,
that too, is not our regathering reference.
Remember that the Church Age is silent, the mystery age, from the view
of the Old Testament.
Therefore, even though there
is a current nation called Israel,
Jewish people have been regathering, ever so slowly, for centuries. After the Rapture, there will be another
regathering into Israel.
Why would this occur? After World War II, many Jewish peoples
worldwide had nowhere to go, so they naturally gravitated toward the Middle East. Post
Rapture, there will be chaos and turmoil in the world, and these Jews will be
unbelievers (initially), as everyone on earth will be strictly
unbelievers. Again, I say that this is
the initial status of people worldwide, immediately after the Rapture.
The Rapture will be a wake up
call for millions, and a very dramatic wake up call. Many will see it, recognize it for what it
really is, and with respect to the Jewish population, many will go to Israel. Out of there will come the 144,000 Jewish
evangelists who will spread the gospel of Christ, and of course they will be
There will be great wealth in
Israel. We have already seen this from the previous
verses, as well as in our study in Ezekiel.
There will also be a very cruel and mentally ill dictator leading Israel, with the support he receives from the
very powerful, and very mentally ill, leader of the Western Kingdom,
the anti-christ. Both leaders are under
great delusions of their own grandeur.
The army of the North will
sweep down through the Israeli regions including those nations all around Israel. On the north, is Syria,
etc. On the East are Persia, (Iran
of today), Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and many of those other
little Arab nations.
What is interesting here in
this verse is that these Arab nations will topple over easily. Just as in the Gulf War, when the press made
a big deal about the 'elite' fighting forces of Sadam. Then the world witnessed their total
unfolding, their running, including their surrender to simple recon
So also will be the nature of
the 'fighting forces of this Southern Alliance. They will be weak cowards in short. Islam does not make a strong fighting force,
never has, never will.
Other religions are, lest you
become confused, not honorable philosophies of peace. They are evil and sow seeds of disorientation
to peoples, directing them away from Christ, and heaven. The Lake of Fire
is their legacy. What honor is there in
The words, in this verse
speaking to this are, 'kashal', meaning overthrown, fall, made weak, to
totter. This is in the masculine. In addition, this comes to mean the
overwhelming power of a 'real mans army' has come to fight, and it met with
women on the battlefield. The other word
is countries, which is in the feminine, which comes to represent what happens
when tough bad men meet weak women, and the men take their way with the
The women are humiliated and
helpless. They lay down, as it were, in
total submission, (no fight or resistance), and let the attacker have his
way. This is the nature of the Army of
the North when dealing with its opponent, the weak and sissy 'armies' of the
This is the greatest
opportunity of the Southern alliance in history, and they, even then, will fall
without a fight. History will never
record a historical sustaining power, coming out of these Islamic nations. Their strength is in their alliances with
other sphere's of power. Take the oil
money away and all that remains are camels in the desert.
Now, with many Jews seeing
the Rapture, recognizing they have just missed the boat, even though they have
been faithful to their Judaism beliefs, and probably expressing themselves in their favorite
descriptive words or phrases, (we call them expletives these days - you know,
those four letter words with expression!!!), because they have just missed the
meaning of life altogether, and now many will feel a strong desire to go to Israel.
This causes an influx into the region.
The Arabs, or Palestinians of
today would certainly react to these peoples coming in and needing homes, jobs,
etc. More pressure is applied to an
already tense situation.
The King of the South puffs his
chest like a butting bull, but doesn't accomplish anything. The King of the North launches a rocket
attack through the region, not only racing through Israel,
but racing through its 'former' allies, those Arab states we are calling the Southern Alliance.
The classic double cross as it were.
The countries along the East
of Israel, Moab, Ammon, and Edom, are not
the focus of the attack. This is our
modern day country of Jordan. However, they too lay down without any
resistance. Israel is the target, and the
neutralizing of the King of the South is also accomplished.
By the way, this all occurs
in the last half of the Tribulation. The
Tribulation is a seven-year period, which Daniel refers to as the seventieth
week, in the history of the dispensation of the Age of Israel. This is the last seven years in that
During the first half of the
Tribulation, Satan attempts to accomplish his utopia. It fails and ends in terrible
brutalities. At the mid point of the
Tribulation, Satan is ejected by force, from heaven. Michael accomplishes this. In addition, Satan is thrown down to earth
where, in a panic now, because his days are getting very short, he attempts to
destroy the Jews world wide, and specifically the Jewish believers, (Christians),
This all sets the stage for
the final battle called Armageddon, which will take place in the Valley of Jezreel,
or the great plain of Jezreel, which runs through the center of Israel. Armageddon means Mount of Megiddo, and in
Joel, is called the valley
of Jehoshaphat. Israel s
current day city port of Haifa, is at the valley s western edge on the
Mediterranean, and it runs to the Jordan River.
These are the opening volleys
of that final battle. There is a lot
more to come.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
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