This is Part 2 of an article series which takes a look at current events in relationship to biblical prophecy to explain why America may never recover from the current recession.
In part 1, we looked at the rebirth of Israel described in Ezekiel 37. Now let’s look at Ezekiel 38, which says;
Ezekiel 38:11 “You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. 12 I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land."
“14 … 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.”
This passage indicated that in a time of peace (like perhaps after the Anti-Christ signs a peace treaty with Israel as prophesied) Israel will be attacked to plunder their riches. The 'might army' that attacks Israel will be very larger, like a 'cloud that covers the land', and obviously no other nation will oppose them. Israel will face overwhelming odds.
Ezekiel 39:11 “On that day I will give Gog a burial place in Israel”
On that day God alone will defend Israel and destroy the enemy. Many scholars have traced the ancester of Gog to Russia.
This passage also indicated that Israel will be very rich, because that is the reason they are attached, to plunder their riches. Israel's economy has been growing very quickly for many years and they have invented some of the best technology in the world. Almost all major companies, like Intel and Microsoft, have design teams in Israel.
At the same time, Russia has been gaining power because of it's natural resources and its controlling of natural gas in the entire middle-east.
Israel has recently discovered a huge natural gas reserve. This could be the riches that Russia and others nations are after. If Israel has a large supply of natural gas, Russia cannot control the price and will not be able to gain the geopolitical respect that they desirs.
America Does Not Defend Israel
This future event means that Russia with many other nations will have a large army and the funds to deploy them against Israel – without anyone to stop them. America does not defend this attack. Therefore, at this time America will either have turned its back on Israel or somehow collapsed as a world power.
It's not that I want anything to happen to America, I live here, but that is what the 'last days' prophecies seem to be saying. Something may happen very soon to America so that it no longer defends Israel in this event.
Perhaps the recession continues to deepen and America is forced to cut way back on its military budget. Over the next 10 years, the service industry would collapse as easy credit from foreign creditors dries up, causing as much as 70% of the economy to find new jobs. America may no longer have the financial support to fund its vast military or support Israel.
Based on Ezekiel 36-37, God will never again let Israel be destroyed and therefore if no other nation will protect them, He will show the world that He is protecting them.
Ezekiel 39:21 “21 "I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay upon them. 22 From that day forward the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God.” … 25 "Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will now bring Jacob back from captivity and will have compassion on all the people of Israel, and I will be zealous for my holy name.
In order for God to show the world the He is personally protecting Israel, He could not let another nation get the credit for helping them. God must save Israel with an unnatural disaster so that there is no doubt that God has intervened on their behalf. A few before this, we are told that God will distroy them so that everyone will know that He is in the house.
Ezekiel 39:6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the LORD. 7 " 'I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the LORD am the Holy One in Israel. 8 It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign LORD. This is the day I have spoken of.
At the time of this event, America could not be a world power or no longer supporting Israel - which is doubtful because of the many political, economical, educational and business ties to Israel.
Center of World Conflict
In the ‘last days’ Zechariah 12:1-3 says, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”
Current events seem to be pushing the world closer and closer to this day as most of the world has already turned against Israel, including the UN, Russia, Iran and all Muslim nations.
Where is America?
Eventually all nations will turn against Israel and only God will save them from destruction. Obama is in the process of trying the force Israel to divide Jerusalem and create a two state system within the land of Israel the God said he would never divide after he brings the Jews back into the land that he gave them.
This conflict could turn America against Israel or allow us to be ‘cut to pieces’. We are very close to seeing this prophesy come to past.
A recent poll showed that only 6% of Israeli Jews see US President Barack Obama's administration as pro-Israel, while 50% see it as pro-Palestinian.
Also, Russia's growing relationship with Iran and other Muslim nations, which include military and nuclear technology trade agreements, show how this event is very near. Iran has already committed to destroying Israel and Russia has shown the strength of its army and its interest in controlling energy resources last year when it attaching Georgia in an attempt to gain control over a strategic oil pipeline.
In part 1, I showed how the rebirth of the state of Israel is the beginning of many 'last days' events and these things that are coming make no reference to America as a superpower or even a world power. Perhaps America may never recover from the deepening recession as power is shifted to other parts of the world to bring about these prophecies.
In part 3, we are going to look at how the Anti-Christ will come to power when the nations are in extreme financial trouble – like they are now. Based on the tremendous wave of inflation that is coming from the monetary policy of todays central banks around the world, we may see a second wave of the global financial collapse that is much worse than the first, which would provide a scenario to fit this event. I will explore how the US fits into this in Part 3.
Part 1: The Rebirth of the State of Israel
Part 2: Israel Becomes the Center of World Conflict
Part 3: The Anti-Christ Will Come to Power When the Nations Are in Extreme Financial Trouble
Part 4: Global Climate Changes will Increase in Frequency
Part 5: America is Not Recorded as a Superpower in the Last Days