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tidings [shamuw`ah] out of the east [mizrach]
and out of the north [tsaphown] shall trouble [bahal] him: therefore he shall go forth [yatsa] with great [gadowl] fury [chemah] to destroy [shamad], and
utterly to make away [charam] many [rab].
45 And he
shall plant [nata] the tabernacles [ohel] of
his palace [appeden] between the seas [yam] in the glorious [tsabiy]
holy [qodesh] mountain [har]; yet he shall come [bow] to
his end [qets], and none shall help [azar] him.
rumors from the East and from the North will disturb him, and he will go forth
with great wrath to destroy and annihilate many. 45 'And he will pitch the
tents of his royal pavilion between the seas and the beautiful Holy Mountain;
yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him. NASB
Northern power has enjoyed a successful assault through the Middle
East. Israel is theirs, as well as the territories
from Persia, Iran, to Egypt,
and North and Central
Africa. The Northern
power has launched an assault against the foreign powers worldwide. First to handicap them, then to reduce their
resolve in getting involved in this conflict.
They made a mistake.
Israel was at ease in their
peaceful setting, and thought their comfort was secure with the alliance they
enjoyed from the West.
'and they are living securely, all of them.'
the storm from the north overwhelmed them and over ran Africa.
West countered from the western flank and the Eastern power with its huge army will
counter attack from the eastern flank, and the Northern power quickly
terminated its advance into deep Africa, and turned back to meet the threat.
I shall strike your bow from your left hand, and dash down your arrows from
your right hand.'
Army of the North turned back to meet the threat, and here is when Israel becomes
a furious and frenzied killing ground.
Two thirds of the Jews will die as we have already seen. Only one third of the population will survive
to see the deliverance of Christ on his Second Advent return.
saw that were it not for His, Christ's return, all of mankind would annihilate
itself, Matt. 24:22, Luke 13:20.
unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for
the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short. NASB
the conflict is worldwide. There is no
corner where one can go and hide to escape the violence.
battle ensues. Isaiah describes terrible
horrors in battle southeast of the Dead Sea,
Isa 63. No one is unstained, (bloodstains)
from the wine press of violence.
Who is this who comes from Edom,
With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah, This One who is majestic in His
apparel, Marching in the greatness of His strength? It is I who speak in
righteousness, mighty to save. 2 Why is
Your apparel red, And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press? 3 I have trodden the wine trough alone, And
from the peoples there was no man with Me. I also trod them in My anger, And
trampled them in My wrath; And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments, And
I stained all My raiment. 4 For the
day of vengeance was in My heart, And My year of redemption has come. 5 And I looked, and there was no one to help,
And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; So My own arm brought
salvation to Me; And My wrath upheld Me. 6 And I trod down the peoples in My anger,
And made them drunk in My wrath, And I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.
describes heavy fighting around Jerusalem and Judah,
I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes
reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. 3 And it will come about in that day that I
will make Jerusalem
a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured.
And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. NASB
Jewish leadership, who are by now, believers in Christ, will put up a
miraculous fight, destroying all those who are attacking them from all
like Bastogne during World War II was a problem
for the Germans in the Battle
of the Bulge, will be a heavy burden for the Northern Army. So much so, that they will become obsessed
with the destruction of Jerusalem. They will fail.
'And it will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,' declares the Lord GOD, 'that My
fury will mount up in My anger. 19 'And in My zeal and in My blazing wrath I
declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 'And the fish of the sea, the
birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that
creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake
at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will
collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 'And I shall call for a
sword against him on all My mountains,' declares the Lord GOD. 'Every man's
sword will be against his brother. 22 'And with pestilence and with blood I
shall enter into judgment with him; and I shall rain on him, and on his troops,
and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones,
fire, and brimstone.'
Northern army will unleash the first blows of the war, but they will suffer the
worst counter offensive, from the west and from the East, that has ever been
launched in history. The lands of the
North will suffer total annihilation. Missiles
and nuclear destruction is apparent here.
wide spread destruction and overwhelming impact on even nature itself,
certainly indicates the usage of horrendous weapons of mass destruction.
happens in a war zone when there is no one to help, verse 45? The wounded die of exposure. The dead do not get removed from the
field. The stench, the lack of
logistical support, (no food, no fuel, no medicines), no resources whatsoever
mean total defeat and extremely high dead counts.
every war, nature always plays a part.
The cold of night, the heavy rains, mud and so forth slow down the
advance of equipment and its repair, communications are hampered, connections
get interrupted. An army, which loses
its eyes and support, becomes spread out, fragmented, disoriented, and finally
the homelands of the Northern Power are not safe.
6 'And I shall send fire upon Magog and those
who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am the LORD.'
entire Northern powers, its army and its homelands, are destroyed. What remains are the Northern Army s military
forces still in Israel. Two powers down, two to go, and the end of
this dispensation is very, very near.
to those who are hiding in the mountains, the lull gives a false sense of
things being over. Don't come out just
yet. There is still another fight to
come. See verses 11 and 12 in the next
chapter of Daniel. The Western power is still advancing. The Eastern power is still advancing. And Jerusalem
is still in the middle.
are still a super darkness, and super earthquakes, worldwide, yet to come. The two major powers are still advancing on
the Northern Army s forces stationed in the large valley, just north of Jerusalem.
magnitude of all of this thus far, when it is finally all over?
those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out, and make fires with the
weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, war clubs
and spears and for seven years they will make fires of them. 'And they will not take wood from the field
or gather firewood from the forests, for they will make fires with the
the delivered peoples enter into the millennium, their primary source of fuel
will come off of the battlefield. There
will be so much of it, battle debris, or so few people, that the fuel and
supplies will last those who survive into the Millennium, for seven years.
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