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Regardless Of What Comes Against Israel, God Will Keep His Solemn Promise to Preserve Them

By Jonathan Brentner

October 20, 2023

The carnage left behind by Hamas’ massacre of Israeli citizens and several from other countries shocked and deeply saddened me as I read hundreds of messages and viewed a few pictures of the slain.

Because the tragic events of October 7, 2023, involve Israel, prophetic implications from what’s happening in the Middle East will reverberate long afterward.

There are several prophetic observations that flow from the massacre of so many in Israel.

Is this the fulfillment of Psalm 83? Before the tragic events of October 7, 2023, several respected Bible prophecy experts said the Psalm refers to a future attack, while other such specialists placed it in the past. Although it’s not clear whether or not all the participants listed in verses 6-8 will join the coming war, the opening verses to the Psalm apply to the plotting of Israel’s current enemies:

Psalm 83:1-4 KJV – “Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.”

The terror attack was the result of careful planning with the intent to ultimately eliminate Israel as a nation. As I write, tensions are rising as it appears that Hezbollah in the north and Syria are ready to join the fight against Israel. Should Jordan join the forces rallying against Israel, that would bring in more participants from Psalm 83.

Below are a few observations that I see as they relate to biblical prophecy.

It’s Not The Gog/Magog War, But Could Lead To It

The current conflict is not the Gog/Magog war, but could lead to it in the future. I say this for a couple of reasons:  (1) This invasion will begin at a time when Israel is restored from war (Ezekiel 38:8). So it could begin after peace is restored from the current war. (2) The war of Ezekiel 38-39 will begin at a time when Israel is dwelling “securely” (Ezekiel 38:10-11). There has been talk of a large-scale war in the Middle East for several months.

If Israel were to achieve a decisive victory in the coming months, it could create a sense of security and peace that the Bible says will exist before the coalition led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey invade the Land. Since the attack, Israel has threatened to destroy Damascus, which would be a fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1. This would add further fire leading to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39.

God will restore a glorious Kingdom for Israel.  Regardless of what happens in the future, one thing remains absolutely certain: God will surely keep His promise to restore a glorious kingdom for the people of Israel.

The Lord will restore Israel just as He promised in Ezekiel 36:22-37 and 37:15-28. If we can trust the words of Scripture, and we absolutely can, the nation of Israel is here to stay.

Jesus will reign over a restored Israel during His thousand-year rule over the nations. God will not renege on His covenants with His people nor with David. In fact, according to the prophet Jeremiah, this is just as certain as the appearing of the sun in the morning sky (Jeremiah 31:35-36).

The bad news for Israel is that the path between now and the restoration of the kingdom will include increasing

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