As we see war in the Middle East, the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Assad, and our own president wanting to take punitive action against Assad, we recognize that we are living in troubling and uncertain times.
The United States has been a Christian beacon for two and a half centuries, but today our ruling president, Barack Obama, says we are not Christian and never condemns Assad’s mistreatment of Christians or gives this as a reason for invading Syria. Obama has not been concerned about the threat Assad, or anyone in the Middle East, poses to the nation of Israel.
Still, two things are certain. Judgement will come upon those who fight against Jerusalem and the church of our Living Lord will be triumphant.
Read God’s word on the subjects:
And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem:
Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths… Zechariah 14:12
“And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it…” Matthew 16:19
One cannot help but notice the description of this battle against those coming against Jerusalem. It sounds remarkably like nuclear war. Even one hundred years ago, few people could imagine this kind of result from one bomb. Today we know this is what happens in atomic warfare. Will Assad usher in the war to end all wars with his use of chemical weapons? Could this be the end result if a war is begun with Syria and Israel allies with the USA? Could this happen even if we do not become involved.
The prophecy may not be fulfilled until the battle at Gog and Magog:
7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. Revelation 20:7-8
Times are difficult to know as they are in the hands of our Father, but we can be sure that the LORD GOD will do what He has said He would do. He follows through with what He plans and He has plans for His people. He planned His creation, He planned our redemption, and He has plans for His return:
May God open the eyes of every reader to the “blessed hope, the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:13
- Assad ‘will disappear’ if Israel attacked (mobile.wnd.com)