GAZA in Prophetic End-Times
Shalom Partner and Friend of Israel,
Today the Middle East is boiling over at the point of what has been called since ancient time, “the Gaza Strip.” This portion of land, the land bridge between the Holy Land and Egypt, is now the home of what is designated as; “Hamas Palestinian Arab’s territory.” Radical Muslim Islamists are now the people of this region and are opting to take the entire Holy Land, Israel, as their own possession through terror and war …even at the expense of their own people! Though they are making claim to “the land of Israel,” in reality, this is the land deeded to the Jewish people some 4000 years ago to Abraham and his descendents (Genesis 12:1-3) and Isaac, and Jacob. The “eternal” title deed to the Holy Land has ALWAYS been with the Jewish people. There was NEVER a Palestinian “nation” in Gaza (nor in Israel), though the Arab Palestinians claim that their ancestors of the present Palestinians, mainly now residing in Gaza, were strangers and squatters there for centuries.
In Hebrew “Gaza” means “strong, fortified.” The word in Aramaic is “Azzah.” Related Hebrew words mean “powerful, to strengthen, to be robust, strong in fortune, strength.”
Gaza in the Old Testament… Gaza is one of the most ancient cities, and areas, mentioned in the Bible. It was mentioned as part of the cities of the southern plains lying along the border of the land of the Canaanites (Genesis 10:19). This verse says; "...the territory of the Canaanite extended from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza." In other words the Canaanite people occupied the coastal area from Sidon (around and near today’s Haifa) all the way down to where the Mediterranean coast curves and borders with Egypt.
The Canaanites were the most savage of the pagans of the land. It is interesting that the Palestinian people have settled there today! The book of Joshua records that the Lord God fulfilled His promise to give the land of Canaan to the descendants of Abraham in Joshua 21:43. This book shows us how the Israelites, with the helping hand of the Almighty, conquered the land of Canaan, possessed it, and then divided its territory among the Twelve tribes of Israel.
There is Bible believing Christians that are hard-pressed to understand or explain why Jehovah God would give the charge to destroy the Canaanites. What about it? Just why did the Lord God give the command to kill the inhabitants of the Promised Land…? By no means do we propose to have all the answers to every aspect of this question that might be presented, but we would like to provide some biblical and historical information for your consideration.
First, is it true that God really did command the Israelites to destroy the inhabitants of Canaan? Here is the Bible’s answer… "…Jehovah your God shall deliver them before you, you shall crush them, completely destroy them. You shall make NO covenant with them nor show mercy to them," Deuteronomy 7:1-2. And, we read this again in the book of Deuteronomy 20:16-18. It could not be any plainer… Yes, God gave such a command. Did the Israelites carry out this charge to destroy the Canaanites…? For the most part, yes! This is seen in Joshua chapters 6-12. There were, however, those cases when individual tribes of Israel did not completely destroy or "run out" the Canaanites who lived in their (the tribes of Israel’s) territory. This caused tremendous problems in the future for God’s people! The Canaanites were guilty of violating Jehovah’s will. From the Bible and archaeological findings we learn that in the time leading up to and during the conquering of Canaan by Israel, the inhabitants of Canaan and surrounding nations were involved in wicked behaviour. Such things as idolatry, sexual immorality (including temple prostitution), and sacrificing babies to pagan gods were prevalent activities of the Canaanites before the Israelites attacked them. Further, through the counsel of Balaam, the Israelites had been seduced by Moabites and Midianites to commit fornication and join themselves to idols. (Numbers 25:1-3; 31:15, 16)
Make no mistake about it: evil behaviour was the norm of the day for the Gentile nations with whom the Israelites came in contact, both en route to Canaan and in Canaan itself. Thus, when God charged Israel to "destroy" the people of Canaan, Israel was acting as an instrument in the hand of the Almighty to carry out His justice against these transgressors. It is sometimes suggested that it seems unfair for God to punish the Canaanites, when, after all, they had no knowledge of Him or His will, and thus were acting out of ignorance.
The Bible serves to show that this type of reasoning is faulty…
(1) By observing the material world around them, the Canaanites had the possibility to learn of the existence and power of God. This conclusion is based on the Apostle Paul’s declaration about the Gentiles in general; "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse," Romans 1:20. Notice that men of all ages "from the creation of the world" could learn of God through nature!
(2) Teaching about Jehovah had been done in the land of Canaan long before the Israelites conquered it. During the days of Abraham, which was several hundred years before Joshua led Israel into the land of promise, there was a priest of God at work among the Canaanites. Who was that…? Genesis 14:18-20 says Melchizedek "…was the priest of the Most High God." To him Abraham gave "tithes of all." From other passages we learn that in God’s scheme of things, priests function by helping people worship the true and living God, and at the same time they teach people about God’s laws. So, several hundred years before Israel ever left Egypt to head towards the land of Canaan …there was Melchizedek acting as a priest of the one, true God among the Canaanites. That means that he was informing at least some of those people about how to serve the Creator! Those who learned from Melchizedek would then have had the responsibility to pass on such information to their offspring.
(3) Rahab, who lived in the city of Jericho at the time when Israel invaded Canaan and other nations, knew of God’s uniqueness and great miracles. Notice her confession to the two spies whom Joshua sent to Jericho: "I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what you did unto the two kings of the Amorites … And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you. For the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and in earth beneath," Joshua 2:9-11. Thus, Rahab and those who lived with her in Canaan did have knowledge of the Lord God, and thus responsible to serve Him. "For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth," Psalm 33:4.
We personally desire to understand much more than we do at present especially in these very end-times. Let each of us keep in mind that God always knows what is right… desires what is right… says what is right… and does what is right!
Understanding the history of Gaza helps us to know the future and the present…
When the Jewish people came into this part of the land around BC 1440, the tribe of Judah captured this area, Gaza, but did not hold on to it… “Judah took Gaza with its territory and Ashkelon with its territory and Ekron with its territory. Now the Lord was with Judah, and they took possession of the hill country; but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley because they had iron chariots,” Judges 1:18-19. The hill country would be the high ground, the spine of the land that was defensible, but Gaza was basically, though not totally, a flat area in which chariots could manoeuvre. If Judah at this time had taken this Gaza area, Judah would have been in constant conflict with Egypt which saw Gaza as the entrance to the land, and part of the highway that went up the coast, giving Egypt a commercial access to Babylon and Greece.
From the time that God gave the Jews the Holy Land, until the time of Alexander the Great (BC 332), Gaza had a position of great importance and was the capital of the Philistine confederacy. In BC 710, Gaza made an alliance with Sabako king of Egypt, and it was attacked by the army of the Assyrian king Sargon. A great battle ensued near Raphia, about half way between Gaza and the Wady el-Arish, the River of Egypt, where Sargon finally defeated Gaza and her allies. In BC 332, Gaza held out against Alexander but was finally conquered by his Greek forces. After the Roman Empire began its influence in the area in 63 BC, Gaza was rebuilt under the command of Pompey Magnus, and granted to Herod the Great thirty years later. Throughout the Roman period, Gaza maintained its prosperity, receiving grants from several different emperors. A 500-member senate governed the city, and a diverse array of Greeks, Romans, Jews, Egyptians, Persians and Nabateans populated the city. On the break-up of the Roman Empire, Gaza became part of the Eastern Byzantine Empire. Conversion to Christianity in the city was spear-headed and completed under Saint Porphyrius, who destroyed its eight pagan temples between 396 and 420 AD. Gaza was the first city in ‘Palestine’ to be conquered by the Arab Rashidun, First Caliphate in 635 CE. The arrival of the Muslim rulers brought drastic changes. Under the Arab Muslims, the city went through periods of prosperity and decline.
Gaza first became part of the Syrian province and later was added to the new province of Palestine (Jund Filastin). The Crusaders forcefully took control of Gaza from the Fatimids in 1100, and ruled until 1187, when the city was conquered by Saladin and the Ayyubids. Gaza was in Mamluk hands by the late 13th-century, and became the capital of an administrative unit of Bilad ash-Sham, that stretched from the Sinai Peninsula to Caesarea. By the time of its incorporation into the Ottoman Empire in the 16th-century, it was but a small village. The Ottomans charged the Ridwan family with governance over the city in the early 16th-century. From the early 19th-century, Gaza was culturally dominated by neighbouring Egypt… with significant numbers of Egyptian Muslims moving in and Muhammad Ali of Egypt conquered it in 1831. His brief rule ended in 1840, after the Ottomans defeated his forces outside the city. The 20th-century began in Gaza with two destructive earthquakes in 1903 and 1914.
Gaza in the New Testament… During the period of Augustus Caesar, Gaza was given over to the kingdom of Herod the Great. In the period of Acts, an angel spoke to Philip and instructed him: “Arise and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza which is a desert place,” Acts 8:26. There he encountered a court official of Candace, the queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of her treasury. This man a Eunuch was reading Isaiah 29 and a convert to the belief of the God of the Old Testament. He had gone up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. In our terminology today he would be “born again.” The desert road that ran south was the Gaza road that went into Egypt, and then connected to the northern part of Africa. The man was probably baptized by Philip at the brook Wady el-Hessay or Wady el-Halib on the road from Jaffa to Gaza.
It is important to note that there has always been a presence of Jewish people over the centuries in the Holy Land!
In 1967, the armies of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia prepared yet again to attack Israel with the goal of destroying the Jewish state, promising to drive the Jews into the sea! Israel launched pre-emptive and defensive military actions and won a decisive victory, gaining control of the West Bank, the Golan Heights, Gaza and the Sinai. Israel offered to withdraw from these territories in exchange for peace, but in response the Arab leaders refused to recognize a Jewish state in the region. On Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) in 1973, the holiest day of the Jewish year, Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel. After initial losses, Israel again successfully defended herself against nations resolute in their goal to annihilate the Jewish state. Within a decade, Israel signed a peace treaty with Egypt and returned the Sinai Peninsula.
The late Ariel Sharon and former Prime Minister of Israel who in the beginning begged Jews to settle the Gaza area, was the same man responsible for forcibly removing them from Gaza in 2005 under severe pressure from US President George Bush and US Secretary Condoleezza Rice. They were lining themselves and America up for the direct judgment of God. You see, friends, though God is indeed patient and full of grace, He is also a God who has an end to His patience and He will not stand still very long while some human being thumbs his nose at His Word! Sadly, those Israeli citizens, who refused to accept government compensation packages and voluntarily vacate their homes in Gaza prior to the August 15, 2005 deadline, were evicted by Israeli security forces over a period of several days. The eviction of all Israeli residents, demolition of the residential buildings and evacuation of associated security personnel from the Gaza Strip was completed by September 12, 2005. The world watched as all the Jews in Gaza were forcibly removed from their homes and their land ... even the remains of dead Jews were forcibly dug up from their graves and removed from Gaza! This ‘uprooting’' of the Jews from Gaza which the whole world watched back in 2005 on the news and today are once again watching ….as the IDF Soldiers now fighting for Israel’s very existence!
Hamas terrorist war in Gaza may be a much more ‘significant’ prophetic event than most realize …and the Bible warns there is more to come!
HAMAS – (Chamas) pronounced “Khamas”… is a word that is familiar to people who keep up on the news about current events in Israel. Of all the anti-Israel Muslim terrorist organizations, Hamas is one of the most violent. The Hebrew word “hamas,” in fact, means “violence” and is the word used as a name by the terrorist group Hamas. Strong’s Concordance (2555) meaning of the word Hamas; cruelty, damage, false, injustice, oppressor, unrighteous, violence against, done, from the Hebrew word “charmac” means… violence; by implication, unjust gain, cruel (-ty), damage, false, injustice, oppressor, unrighteous, violence (against, done), violent (dealing), wrong.
What we didn’t know was how many times the word “hamas” appears in the Hebrew Bible, and what the Bible says about the fate of those who carry out “hamas (violence)” against the people of Israel! By careful study of the twelve prophets (Hosea through Malachi) in the Hebrew we were surprised how often we kept seeing the word “hamas” and according to Strong’s Concordance it is mentioned 60 times. The first place the word hamas appears in the Bible is in Genesis 6:11 – 13; “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence (hamas) ... And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence (hamas) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” Here in the early chapters of the very first book of the Bible, God makes it clear that the fate of those who practice “hamas” is destruction. It was “hamas” (violence) that brought the Flood of God’s judgment on the earth. Right now Israel is filled with “Hamas.” It is possible that the entire earth may once again become filled with “hamas (violence)” by the terrorism of Hamas, bringing down world-wide destruction before the Messianic age!
Some theologians believe that the anointed cherub in Ezekiel 28 is a reference to Satan. If this view is correct, then according to Ezekiel 28:16-19, it was hamas in the midst of this cherub that caused the Lord to cast him out of the mountain of God. The word hamas appears in the Psalms. Prayers are lifted up for deliverance from violent men, men of hamas. The enemies of God’s anointed are described in Psalms… as people who breathe out “hamas (cruelty)” (Psalm 27:12). The habitations of “hamas (violence)” are called the dark places of the earth (Psalm 74:20). And, Psalm 11:5 plainly states that God hates those who love “hamas (violence)” “...the wicked and him that loves violence (hamas) His soul hates!”
Two passages of Scripture that should serve as warnings to today’s Hamas terrorists are… Obadiah 10 and Joel 3:19… These verses deal specifically with the “hamas (violence)” perpetrated by Edom, another name for Esau, the ancestor of the Arabs …against Jacob and Judah, the ancestors of the Jewish people. According to Obadiah, the children of Edom shall be cut off forever because of their violence (hamas) against their brother Jacob. Joel says that Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence (hamas) against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. In Deuteronomy 25:19 it states that so fierce is the wrath of God against the descendants of Esau who practice “hamas (violence)” that they and their ancestors will be blotted out from remembrance from under the heaven. (Amalek is the grandson of Esau and another ancestor of the Arabs) The Hertz Commentary makes a remark on page 856, about this verse that is worth considering in view of today’s Hamas terrorism against Jews in Israel, “A people so devoid of natural religion as to kill non-combatants had forfeited all claim to mercy! Eventually Israel’s prayers for deliverance from hamas will be answered. Isaiah’s description of the Messianic Kingdom includes this promise… “Violence (hamas) shall no more be heard in your (Israel) land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls ‘Salvation’ and your gates ‘Praise’,” Isaiah 60:18. May the Lord speedily deliver Israel from the “hamas” of Hamas!
In 2005, Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was desperate in wanting the world to see Israel as taking the moral high ground in the war against the Muslim terrorists, and he believed that by giving away more Jewish land to their sworn enemies would help do that. He also believed that “consolidating Israel” will put Israel into a better defensive position. He was wrong! We sincerely believe that if he had lived to see the chaos and suffering that has resulted to his people, from his decision to give Gaza under pressure, that he would today be horrified. Never has the giving away of Jewish land to Arabs resulting in either. No matter how much of her own land Israel gives to her enemies …and no matter how much Jewish blood soaks into the sands of their country the world will NEVER recognize Israel as taking the moral high ground in any matter, and especially in her struggle against the Arabs. Furthermore, NEVER has such action resulted in the Arabs dropping their often repeated goal of the total annihilation of Israel.
In a sense Gazan’s are trapped because nobody wants them! Egypt which borders Gaza doesn’t want any so-called Palestinians even though they belong to the same sect of Islam (Sunni) because a large amount of them have been radicalized! Egypt’s military leaders hate Hamas because it was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, their greatest enemy. In fact they hate them more than they hate Israeli Jews. It is noteworthy that Egypt is playing a somewhat helpful role in opposing Hamas and offering to do more to stop arms smuggling into Gaza… not for Israel’s sake, really, but to make sure Hamas doesn’t become a terror force that could destabilize Cairo. Ezekiel 38-39 does not mention Egypt being part of the Russian-Iranian alliance in the last days, and currently Egypt’s actions are consistent with the prophecy.
No other Arab countries want them… even though the Palestinians originated from their countries and are good …only to be used as “refugee” pawns for sympathy from the West by the Arab world. Israel is a small country and unable to take masses of these Palestinian Arabs especially since most are also radically wanting to destroy her and would also increase Muslim population in the Jewish State. This is certainly not an option and will be detrimental for Israel …even though the West is going against God’s will to pressurize Israel into a deal with the devil itself!
There is a humanitarian crisis caused by Hamas, not Israel as many uninformed people are led to believe by the biased media... We must remember that the Gazan Palestinians unanimously voted this terrorist group, Hamas, as government and today there is little work for Gazan’s and that is why so much UN aid is going their way. When Israel handed over Gaza to the Palestinian Authority in 2005, it had many productive (hydroponics) farms as well as textile, leather and canning factories. Very few of these farms are still producing what they used to produce before 2005 as most of these factories have been turned into rocket-assembly plants. This happened because Hamas a terrorist group has always been more interested in destroying Israel rather than providing food and employment for their people. In a way Muslim Arabs cannot do anything for themselves. Everything must be handed to them on a platter. Do you know that Israel still supplies ALL Gaza’s electricity free of charge, as if it was still part of Israel? The media will never report such a thing. Do you know that many Gazans’ are treated in Israeli hospitals including leadership of Hamas and free of charge too? The world doesn’t get to hear this too. Did you know that food and medical aid goes over from Israel into Gaza on a daily basis even in war conflict? This also gets little coverage because the media wants everyone to think that Israel is the aggressor and that Jews don’t care but this is simply not the case! Jewish people care about every aspect of human life!
Were the Arabs grateful for Israel’s pullout from Gaza in 2005? No! They say there is nothing to be grateful to Israel for because it is their land anyway. This infamous lie is believed and perpetuated by untold numbers of people who are either ignorant or anti-Semitic or both. Some actually believed and still today believe that by giving away more “land for peace” will make Israel safer for two reasons: First, Abbas (P.A.) will be so appreciative to Israel for having given up Gaza and the so-called West Bank that he will have control of the Muslim terrorists. Second, Israel will be in a better defensive position and will no longer have to use the IDF soldiers to watch Gaza for terrorist and weapons infiltration. What a joke as we watch this unfolds daily in a more dangerous way that the world has ever seen. The first is not happening and will never happen. The second is the Arabs themselves have already admitted they will use Gaza as a platform from which to launch attacks against Israel.
This is a very sad time in the history of America and modern Israel. God is being ignored by both countries regarding these matters. Faith would demand that US President Obama stand on the truth of God’s word without regard to human political expediency just like Joshua did when he conquered that same land over 3400 years ago. Some of Joshua’s decisions did not make sense humanly speaking, but God honoured his obedience by driving out the pagan inhabitants and giving the land to His people. Sadly Israel is paying a great price today for this decision of 2004/5 …and the current one of lukewarm support from the US at this present time. America will eventually be among those camped against Israel! We are in the shadow of those events today.
It’s getting very interesting prophetically now. Contrary to the majority of Jewish people, Muslims are persuaded that they must usher in the “end times” by war and bloodshed. They believe the “Mahdi” their so-called “man of peace” will come only as they slaughter the entire Jewish and Christian populations and this we can see taking place in Iraq today. That was the dying request of Muhammad. The Mahdi, (the Muslim messiah), is said to come during a time of “great upheaval.” On the other hand, as Bible believers, we are observing this from the side lines …the very things that both Old and New Testament prophecies spoke about is unfolding before our eyes. The Mahdi, as many of you already know, matches many of the prophetic descriptions of antichrist or one of his fore-runners …this offers a very interesting twist to all this. An unseen force seems to be pushing all the world events to the final conclusion. All we can do is “watch and pray!” After the 2005 “peace deal” of the Gaza Strip, under the Bush administration, (one of the biggest mistake Bush made), Israel has been fired on by rockets from Gaza daily. Actually, Hamas started the very day after the “land for peace” deal of 2005 was signed and rockets have landed in Southern Israel since. So much for a “peace deal” from Hamas terrorists! Of all the anti-Israel Muslim terrorist organizations, Hamas is one of the most “violent.” What is interesting is the fact that the Hebrew word “Hamas”, literally means “violence.” Ezekiel says that prior to the alliance against Israel led by Russia (Magog) and Iran (Persia) to destroy Israel, the people of Israel will be “living securely, all of them,” (38:8). This Scripture however, NEVER uses the word “SHALOM” …the Hebrew word for peace. So Ezekiel does not seem to be referring to full and complete peace. Rather, he seems to be suggesting that there will be a sense among Israelis that they are safer than they previously had been. Over the past months, Turkey has moved significantly away from Israel and the West and towards Russia and Iran, even calling for Israel to be banned from U.N. meetings. This is noteworthy because Turkey is “Gomer” in the prophecy and is a key player with Russia and Iran against Israel. The fact that US President Obama is also very anti-Israel is also very significant as his hostility has brought nations against Israel!
One of the characteristics of the Jewish people is their longing to be accepted by the world community… Their desire to “be like the other nations” is actually historic (1 Samuel 8). The truth of the matter, however, is that it will NOT happen. Nothing they do will ever cause the world to view them as regular, normal or acceptable. The world readily accepts Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, China and other terrorist nations whose national flags are soaked in the blood of tens of millions …but Israel simply does not qualify. In fact, Israel is not even allowed to fully participate in the activities of the UN …the only nation so treated! Why is this so…? The simplified answer is they are Jews. There are numerous details associated with that answer, but in short that is it. They are Jews. And the world hates the Jews and today we see anti-Semitism on the rise across the nations. Never has there been so much hatred of God’s chosen people since Hitler!
A terrible warning… “Gaza Will Be Forsaken!” In the book of Zephaniah, God warns us that Gaza would one day ‘be forsaken’ (yes, that very same Gaza you have recently been watching on the world news). Gaza is in the land which was given to the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:1-12), and is one of Messiah’s titles “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah!” The Bible links the forsaking of Gaza to the coming ‘Apocalypse,’' which is also called ‘The Day of Wrath’ and the ‘Day of the Lord’s Anger.’ From these following passages in Zephaniah 2:1-7, God wants the children of Israel and ALL people on Earth to learn and know at least three things…
(1) GOD has issued a terrible warning and a ‘plea’ to both the children of Israel and to all people on Earth in Zephaniah 2:1-3.
(2) GOD wants all in Israel and on Earth to know what will help trigger this fierce and terrible anger ...GAZA! God warns us that 'Gaza will be forsaken'... her inhabitants ‘uprooted’ and 'driven out'...! “…The word of the Lord is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines (Palestinians): “I (God) will destroy you so there shall be no inhabitant,” Zephaniah 2:4-5. All 'Palestinians' and their allies should take note..!
(3) GOD also wants all to know there is Hope. He promises hope for all those who will wait in faith and trust in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) ...for one day in the future, after the coming ‘Apocalypse’ ... the terrible coming ‘Day of the Lord’ a remnant of the tribe of Judah will once again peacefully inhabit and prosper in that precious land God promised and gave to them ... and then, and only then, will there be ‘peace on Earth.’ For at that time, our Messiah and God will restore all the Earth in peace and beauty ... as promised in Zephaniah 2:6-7. Yet, as noted above, the Bible warns prior to ‘the remnant of the house of Judah’ returning to their land in peace, Israel (and the world) will go through a ‘time of tribulation’ and ‘testing’ sometimes called in the Bible the ‘Day of God’s Wrath’ when 2/3 in the land of Israel will be “cut-off” for their unbelief (Zechariah 13:8-9). (Also read: Amos 1:6-8)
Yes… Gaza today is the centre of the so-called Palestinian nation, but the population is a conglomerate of Arabs from many countries, not simply from the Holy Land… The stated purpose of the Palestinian Arabs is NOT to seek peace with Israel, but to launch from the territory of Gaza an effort to re-take the land from the Jews. There are great opportunities in Gaza for the Palestinians to prosper and serve as an industrial nation in the Middle East supplying goods and services throughout the Middle East and Africa, but more than likely …this will NEVER happen. As already shown, Gaza will be judged at the end of the tribulation when Israel’s Messiah returns! It is essential for believers in Yeshua (Jesus) to understand the gravity of the current situation and the significant roles that Israel and the Middle East play in the consummation of the ages according to Scripture. Pray for the “shalom (peace)” of God to fall upon Israel, the Jewish people and her neighbours.
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Alf & Julie Saunders
15th September, 2014
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