Thursday, 31 July 2014

ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT . . . BUT ALSO ... ' SURE SIGN ' of CHRIST'S RETURN & GOD'S KINGDOM ( on EARTH )

ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT . . . BUT ALSO ... ' SURE SIGN ' of CHRIST'S RETURN & GOD'S KINGDOM ( on EARTH )

The unfolding  Israeli-Palestinian War  in Gaza is a major  ' latter-day sign '  of momentous events soon to overwhelm mankind.  As the current conflict expands to include Syria & Lebanon  ( &  ultimately , the invading Russian host )  the Bible once again provides absolute certainty about events to follow.   Just as  Jeremiah 47  clearly spelt out the coming ' final destruction ' of the latter-day Philistines ( Palestinians ) at the hands of the Russian confederacy , the prophet  Zechariah uses the  exact same context  to describe ' the sequence ' of events that will follow :- 1 )  the Palestinians'  final destruction .... 2 )  the long-awaited return of  the Lord Jesus Christ  to judge the nations ... before  3 )  the establishment of Christ's rulership of a world-wide ' Kingdom ' characterised by ' peace '.  While many other events will fall between these 3 major events , they will most assuredly come as foretold  . . .  God's Word is certain  !!!

Zechariah 9v6-10  -  1 )  I will ' cut off ' the pride of the Philistines ( Palestinians ).  I will take away his blood out of his mouth  &  his abominations from between his teeth  . . .  2 )  Rejoice greatly , O ' daughter '  of Zion ;  shout ,  O ' daughter '  of Jerusalem :  Behold   thy King cometh unto thee :  he  is just   &  having salvation ;  lowly  &  riding upon an ass  &  upon a colt the foal of an ass.  And  I  will cut off the chariot from Ephraim  &  the horse from  Jerusalem  &  the battle bow shall be cut off   &   3 )  he shall  ' speak peace '  unto the heathen ( nations )  &  his dominion  shall be  from sea even to sea  &  from the river  even to the ends of the earth
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