Thursday, December 8, 2016

Time Magazines Person Of The Year

December 8, 2016

Person Of The Year

The award title of Person Of The Year, must have been a gut wrenching, bile churning decision. Im sure that there were tears shed during those meetings, and the angst felt, the four letter words shouted, darts thrown at pictures and overall depression, wont heal anytime soon.

Liberals act as if they are morally superior, and intellectually from another gene pool...but they are no different than the people who got up, dusted off the sawdust from the days work, came to rally's and voted with their hearts and prayers.

Now if you think that Donald Trump has divided this nation, you are sorely mistaken. This nation is already divided, deeply, and the battle to put it back together is not on anyone's horizon. The healing can only come from the mind and wisdom of God Himself.

This past eight years have been brutal for us, when I say "us" I mean the folks who voted for Mr. Trump. The Obama administration was tedious and woefully inadequate. All of us are counting the days until January 20th. I know the workers at the Carrier air-conditioning plant are.

Confession...I started listing every thing that Obama did that harmed and hindered us over the past eight years....but stopped, and erased them.

I choose to remember, but I'll move on.

The liberals will have to do the same thing, or end up buying Maalox by the case.

If you've read any of my previous blog post, you'll notice alot of effort spent on Middle East stories. You'll notice ISIS, Russia, Syria and Iran stories. Those stories represent our failures in that theater...the Obama Administrations inability to read the signs and do the right thing.

Enough already....

Israels F-35 Lightning ll

I'm looking at a photo of the first two F-35's being delivered to Israel.

This photo was taken yesterday (12/07/2016)  in the Azores. Gotta admit, she's a good looking bird. Thanks to Toste from for the shot.

There has been alot of controversy over this plane. It's expensive, to the tune of about $110 million a copy and its performance is questionable. Are you serious?!! Israel contracted for almost 100 copies. As my Jewish friends say Oy Vey!

Now, Israel has the F-15 and the F-16, both of which they have heavily modified, but those aircraft lack one main thing...stealth. If there is one thing that Israel completely relies on, it's American hardware. Then, they modify it for their own purposes. Israel thinks outside the box, and we, the US, definitely learn from them. It will be really interesting to see how they work out the Lightning over the next year.

With Russia and Iran now operating the S300 and S400 anti aircraft  and anti missile systems, stealth is the main counter punch.

Turkey and their incursion into Syria

The Hawar news agency reported on the 7th that Turkish troops and their mercenaries were attacked by unknown aircraft, killing 7 Turkish soldiers and 8 mercenaries. That's no small number, and Russia and Syria are both denying they are responsible for the attacks.

So Turkey is now in Syria with tanks, armored carriers, soldiers and mercenaries. Reports also from Hawar say that Turkey has executed 3 people and 14 are missing a couple of days ago. You see, Turkey is more interested in killing any and all Kurds than they are with going after ISIS.

Make no mistake about it, Turkey is not our friend.

Israeli Attack News, the update is bad folks

I receive regular updates from a wonderful Israeli Messianic Jew, Amir Tsarfati . His ministry is Behold Israel, and I would highly recommend, if you are Christian, listen to this guy. Amir has regular broadcasts on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc.

He is not only Biblically grounded, but is a former Israeli IDF Major and has excellent contacts in the IDF.

So this evening (12/07/2016) He goes live on Facebook and says that the Israeli attack on the Syrian military Airbase yesterday, was not an aircraft, but a surface to surface missile, fired from the Golan. Now here is the deal, the Israeli Defense Minister said

"In the wake of the reported Israeli strike in Syria, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday Israel is making efforts to bar weapons of mass destruction from being smuggled from Syria to Hezbollah."

Did you catch his words? Weapons of mass destruction...

I've touched on this before, but I want to reiterate. God's Word the Bible is absolute. When God says something is going to happen, He's not saying it in the present tense, or even in a predictive manner...God is saying as if it has already happened.

Isaiah 43: 9-11
Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,’
11 Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man who executes My counsel, from a far country.
Indeed I have spoken it;
I will also bring it to pass.
I have purposed it;
I will also do it.  

God says in Isaiah 17 that Damascus will be destroyed, totally and in one night. I think that we are seeing just HOW that scenario could come about.

Thanks for following me on this blog. 



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Day That Changed The World

December 7, 2016

The Event That Changed The World

75 Years Ago....

Veteran Finally Lets Himself Remember Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor survivor Lauren F. Bruner, who still mourns his lost shipmates from the USS Arizona, salutes the flag during the presentation of the colors during a ceremony in Newport Beach, Calif., honoring eleven of the survivors as the 75th anniversary of the attack approaches, on October 26, 2016. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

If you have a few minutes please read Laurens story.

It was 75 years ago today that Japan attacked the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Unless you've had your head in a bong or just don't have a clue, then you'll know that event drew us into World War 2. Shortly after this event, we declared war on Japan, and then Germany.

This event moved us from being a isolationist backwater nation to a nuclear superpower just a few years later.

Since then, we have continually been at war, in one form or another. The world has changed, but yet still remains the same. WE still have those who want nothing more than to control, manipulate others and when all else fails, to kill.

This came out yesterday from

Trump and Pence Targeted for assassination on dark web.

The body of this story makes the claim that a Canadian citizen is behind this site.
“As you are all well aware, the consequences of having Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the leaders of the free world is extremely dangerous,” the website reads. “The political, environmental and social consequences will change the United States for the worst.”

Ho hum...another frustrated liberal that cannot deal with this election. At least he is in Canada, maybe he could help other frustrated liberals by helping them move to Canada too.

Another Bang on the War Drum

Israel attacks Syrian Airbase

On the outset, the title that the MSM is promoting seems like this is an attack on Syria. It's not, this attack was on a cache of sophisticated Iranian missiles headed to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

This is the second such attack in the past week. Remember this?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a comment in April  and confirmed that Israel had carried out dozens of strikes against Hezbollah to prevent the group from obtaining advanced weapons — a rare Israeli admission.

Ok so what's the big deal right? I mean these evil Israelis just don't give up do they? Here's a map from the IDF. Maybe this will shed some light on what Israel is facing.

Israeli Map of Lebanese Hezbollah

Psalm 83 gives a warning on this, and it was written over 3,000 years ago. I find it so amazing that God would give us, in this time a picture of what HE already knows.

Psalm 83

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.

Do not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of
Israel may be remembered no more.”

The writer then proceeds to list the groups and nations against Israel, they all touch the border of Israel. The interesting thing is that in Ezekiel 38, the soon war of Gog attacking Israel, those nations and groups in Psalm 83 are not found. 

There are scholars who say that there are TWO wars, one of Psalm 83 and the groups of Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinians, Lebanese etc...and  a separate war of Gog against Israel with Iran, Turkey, Syria etc.

What we do know is this: 'The time of Jacobs trouble' is at the door.

We need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel, we also need to pray for President Elect Trump and Vice President Elect Pence.

We also need to thank God for the gift of having a clear mind and heart.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Living In A Food Processor

December 6, 2016

Living in a Food Processor

Tit For Tat

Smoke rises following a Syrian government air strike on rebel positions, in eastern Aleppo, Syria, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The government seized large swaths of the Aleppo enclave under rebel control since 2012 in the offensive that began last week. The fighting was most intense Monday near the dividing line between east and west Aleppo as government and allied troops push their way from the eastern flank, reaching within less than a kilometer, about half a mile, from the citadel that anchors the center of the city. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press

Super accurate mortar rounds kill Russian medical personnel at a field hospital in Aleppo.

Let's understand this, hospitals should be off limits...period. However, both sides target hospitals on a regular basis.

This action has another facet to it. Russia claims that the Rebels (remember those guys are Al-Qeda, and any other Allah Akbar group that we recently were at war with, but now support) were give targeting information by...lets let Russian Maj General Igor Konashenkov speak; "an unspecified number of residents at the field hospital were wounded, and he accused the U.S., Britain and France of telling the rebels the location of the hospital.

“The blood of our soldiers is on the hands of those who ordered this murder — those who created, nurtured and armed these beasts in human form and named them the ‘opposition,’” he said.

So, Russia accuses us of giving targeted information to the "rebels", basically this is the proxy war I've been talking about previously. This makes the US, Great Britain and France targets as well.

The Russian response can be counted on. 

Will President Trump have better success in this matter? I sure hope so.

Another tool in the Battle

This attack helo is Russia's version of an Apache like craft. There is no humanitarian action on the agenda for Alligator crews.

You know, I could go on and on about this weapons system or that weapon system. The end result is they all produce death.

This is not Gods design

This is not how God intended His creation to live.

Nowhere in Gods Word the Bible do I read that God says it's OK to kill maim and destroy innocent people.

This brings us back to Israel

Obama would have liked to have a solution in the Middle East. That would for him be a better legacy that what he's saddled with now. As is typical of Obama and Kerry, its always the other guys fault. They cannot see WHY Israel wouldn't want "peace". It's beyond their thinking...just like their recent loss in the Elections...,they just don't understand.

Lets look at the past. I'll make this simple for you. Israel has and will bend over backward for peace. Israeli's want peace, and they are willing to give for that. However, the Palestinians want Israel destroyed. They don't want any part of Israel, they want all of Israel.

How do you negotiate with that?­

You can't. You either destroy them or they destroy you.

The Bible speaks of this hatred against Israel in Psalm 83

Psalm 83
Do not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.

They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of
Israel may be remembered no more.”
For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You

The maps speak for themselves.



The Palestinian response. I kid you not this is what they actually said;

The PA’s Foreign Ministry said, “We regret that few countries succumbed to the PR bullying orchestrated by Israel, which shifted the focus from Israel's illegal and colonial actions in occupied East Jerusalem to issues irrelevant to the content and objectives of the resolutions, which aims to put an end to Israel's dangerous and illegal actions against holy sites in Jerusalem and Palestinian rights, including the right to worship.

Palestine will continue to defend the rights of our people through all available legal and diplomatic avenues, including UN organizations. Our peaceful agenda will not be derailed by propaganda, nor will our tolerance and adherence to international law be altered by fallacies and cynical spin,” the PA Foreign Ministry said.

Seriously...adherence to law and peaceful agenda...oh boy.

And so it goes....

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Grand Deception

December 5, 2016

A Grand Deception

Today is my son Jack and his older sister Jaden's birthday. They are exactly 20 years apart. Yes, I like to live dangerously. This does make the process of figuring out how old they are pretty easy. If Jack is 11, which he is today, then Jaden is 31. Easy peasy. 

In writing today's blog, My thoughts keep returning to our country. I often wonder if the world I am leaving to my kids is better than the one I came from. I think that's every parents hope that we leave things better for our children.

One thing I try to pay forward is my faith in God thru Jesus Christ. In reading our Lords story, one set of passages keep running through my mind.

That's by design.

We see that towards the end of Jesus's life and ministry, He and His disciples are in Jerusalem. Keep in mind, the disciples were just simple guys who fished and worked with their hands in their previous life. In Jerusalem with it's magnificent buildings, you can imagine the awe. No different than your first time in New York City.

Matthew Chapter 24: 1-4

24 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.

This is the start of His detailed series on the end time. Notice what His first statement was. Jesus didn't answer the disciples with a date or even a identifying event, which He certainly could have.

Jesus said; "Take heed that no one deceives you." In other words, theres going to be organized deception, and if you are not careful, you will be deceived...lied to, get the idea.

I was drawn to a You Tube video yesterday. This video was of a Congressional Hearing between Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and head of the Joint Chiefs General Dunford. The subject was a No Fly Zone over Syria

Just so that you know, a No Fly Zone is exactly that. One where the United States establishes an area where anything that flies becomes targeted. We have had them over all of our battlegrounds, and never were they contested. After all our Air Force is pretty awesome. 

However now, there's an 800lb gorilla in the corner...Russia.

Watch this brief video. 

This was made in September. Make no mistake about it, this is the policy and direction of the current administration.

Hillary Clinton doubled down on it during the recent debates

Russia's response?

They beat us to the punch and declared their own No Fly Zone enforced with their S300 anti-aircraft Missile system

Ok I know this is not bakery fresh news, but it's important...very important. So please stay with me.

Lets step back a moment. Syria is embroiled in a civil war. The US has its own intention for this war. They want Assad out, and are willing to back whomever to get this done. Evidently we don't care who it is just 'Get 'er done...'

So who could be use to get Assad out of power? Who would be willing to risk life and capitol? This is the thing that the international gloabalists play with constantly. Any guesses? How about ISIS?

That's right. Those murderous thugs that are financially backed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Have you forgot the "mistakes" made by the US military in dropping weaponry to the wrong guys?

A quick search of where ISIS gets their weapons brings up a ton of links. Think Turkey, bought with monies from the Saudis and Qatari's.

Also, remember Benghazi? Yes, Benghazi. Hillary Clintons millstone. Interesting article from the Brits on the CIA gunrunning operation.

Now...enter President Elect Donald Trump...

President Trump declared over and over that we will attack ISIS. Its obvious that the Obama Administration is not making a real concerted effort to wipe these guys out. Could we wipe them out? Of course....but if we did that, that would go against our own policy and desires.

Its confusing, isn't it?

By design...

Remember, don't be deceived....

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Faith, The Great Equalizer

December 4, 2016

Faith The Great Equalizer

It hasn't been that long since I've reactivated this blog, the views and forwards are higher than they have ever been, and I thank you all for that.

As you can tell from the tone of this blog, there are a number of things on my heart. First is God, secondly is Israel, third is The USA, fourth is the upcoming World War. Topics easily covered ad nauseum by the "MainStream Media" except, the MSM doesn't talk about God, unless its in terms of denying personal freedom or antiquated rules and punishments. Israel is always painted as a horrible Muslim murdering nation who has no right to exist. The USA has been portrayed over the past 8 years by the Obama administration as owing the world an apology for our past sins.

The upcoming World War isn't discussed.

Today I would like to step aside and share with you some hope. You see, two years ago my Mother passed from this life and into the next.  If those any of you have lost your Mother, then you know how difficult those 'after years' are.

My Mother was a devout Christian, and she made it her life's mission that her children became Christians too. My two younger sisters followed lock step in with my Mom. I was the Black Sheep. I went in another direction, which wasn't the church going, happily married, stable minded son.

I was a jerk. Yes, I admit it.

All of that changed when I had a personal encounter with the living Christ on February 5, 1989. I'll never ever forget that day. From that time on my Mom and I became best friends.

Since then I have made many journeys through Gods Word. If you haven't read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, I would highly encourage you to do so. What I have found in doing so is that the Bible isn't a lumping together of  66 Books, written by Shepard's, Kings and Tax Collectors...but it is a cohesive collection that has a start and an end.

Along the way our God stops and gives us a glimpse of what the 'other side' is like. He shows us, those who are remaining during the recreation of The Earth, what life will be like.

It's those brief glimpses that give us Believers a pause, a hope and a breath of fresh air.

I'd like to share with you some art.

At this time we see Akiane Kramarik, 12 years old and child prodigy painter. Her paintings and drawings of Jesus have mesmerized millions.

Next lets look at Isabella Abreu Carvalho (1983-2004) This beautiful 21 year old had some brilliant visions of what awaited her on the other side.


The prophet Isaiah saw it, and wrote Gods word for us;

Isaiah 11: 6-9

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.

The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 65: 17-25
17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.

18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create;
For behold, I create
Jerusalem as a rejoicing,
And her people a joy.

19 I will rejoice in
And joy in My people;
The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her,
Nor the voice of crying.
20 “No more shall an infant from there live but a few days,
Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days;
For the child shall die one hundred years old,
But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed.

21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
They shall not plant and another eat;
For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people,
And My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

23 They shall not labor in vain,
Nor bring forth children for trouble;
For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord,
And their offspring with them.
24 “It shall come to pass
That before they call, I will answer;
And while they are still speaking, I will hear.

25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
The lion shall eat straw like the ox,
And dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,”
Says the Lord.

As we approach the Christmas Season. Lets take a few moments and thank God for giving us parents that encouraged us, prayed for us and raised us right.

Lets thank our God for allowing us to live at this time in history.

We all have been so richly blessed. Maybe we don't have the abilities to draw or paint, or to even write, but we all have the ability to believe. It is that faith that's precious.

Faith puts the wealthy on par with the homeless in Gods eyes.

Faith is the great equalizer.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Is It Christian To Say The UN is Run By Bigots and Ignoramuses?

December 3, 2016

Is It "Christian" To Say The United Nations is Run By Bigots and Ignoramuses?

The word ignoramus, ok so maybe ignoramus is not the right word as ignorance would suggest that they truly didn't know, but ARROGANCE would apply to the UN.

OK, so Im just a gentile Christian, not a seminary taught Bible scholar...and I reached over and opened my Bible...hmmm, lets see, where should I open it too?  Oh, anywhere, and you find reference to Jerusalem and a Temple. First  Temple or Second Temple...and yes the upcoming Third Temple. Yes there WILL be a third temple. How do I know? After all I'm just a Bible clinging, gun toting Deplorable, right?

Lets look at a few verses regarding Jerusalem and see if they are accurate;

Ok, I just bit off more than I can chew on this. You see, there are 832 direct references to Jerusalem in the Old and New Testament. 832...

Ok, so now lets look at the Koran, this is the book that the Muslims revere. Using the same concordance search function...

 And ... Error during search of The Koran

Your simple query produced no results.

Thats right NO RESULTS in the entirety of the Koran.

Lets take one book of the Bible, its an Old Testament book written by the prophet 
Zechariah. Zechariah was around approximately 600 years before Jesus came to Earth., that puts him about 2700 years ago.

Zechariah 1: 12-17
12 Then the Angel of the Lord answered and said, “O Lord of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which You were angry these seventy years?”
13 And the Lord answered the angel who talked to me, with good and comforting words. 14 So the angel who spoke with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts:

“I am zealous for Jerusalem
And for
Zion with great zeal.
15 I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease;
For I was a little angry,
And they helped—but with evil intent.
16 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord:
“I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy;
My house shall be built in it,” says the Lord of hosts,
“And a surveyor’s line shall be stretched out over
17 “Again proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts:
“My cities shall again spread out through prosperity;
The Lord will again comfort
And will again choose

In Zechariah 9:9
 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.

In Zechariah 12: 2-3
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.

And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.

This goes on and on. If it were one or two verses, you might make some claim that Israel doesn't have a claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, but this is utter nonsense.

Lets look at those nations who voted against, for and abstained from voting. Their record is for ALL to see.

Quick look...almost all of those nations voting against Israel, and yes you can make the statement Against God, are those nations we have a hard time with. China, Russia, Mexico, and some that are curiously missing. I dont see Saudi Arabia, Canada, Libya, Syria and a few others.

The six that voted for are a curious lot are they not? Estonia and Lithuania...a true serious hot spot and probably the hammer point for the start of World War 3. The Netherlands? The UK and their blatant anti-Israel attitudes. Finally we have the USA. A curious lot for sure.

The folks that abstained, we'll they certainly are cowards aren't they?

“It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”

The prophet Daniel wrote a vision he was given and a conversation between him and the Angel Gabriel. The Angel gave Daniel a run own on what would happen and its timetable. Towards the end of the conversation he said that a man would come (we refer to him as the Anti-Christ) and this man would stop the sacrifices halfway through the Tribulation period.

Right now Israel is busy making all of the utensils for Temple worship.

It's coming. 

Satan knows that his time is getting short and he is pulling out all the stops against Israel and anyone who is for God. 

Now is the time for everyone to evaluate your relationship with God, Please make sure of where you stand. 


Friday, December 2, 2016

This Coming War...What Do We Know?

December 2, 2016

This Coming War...What Do We Know?

With all of the computer super powers we have I'm sure that they have calculated that we are going to war.

It's's going to happen.

We know who it is we are going to war with, and we know the likelihood of  where we are going to war, but we don't know when.

Look at this map. This is a very likely flash point.

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Now, do you see that small spit of a place Kaliningrad?

 NATO, Latvia and Lithuania are also NATO, Kaliningrad is Russian.

NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is comprised of 28 countries who have agreed to the charters terms and agree to aid one another in time of war. Basically it works like this; attack one of us and we ALL will attack you. This group is expanding and represents a counter to Russia's aggression., whether real or imagined. NATO has had new life breathed into it since the 2014 Russian invasion/annexation of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.

Back to K'grad,  (Im spelling it this way due to laziness in having to type it over and over) was recently in the news. Remember this?

Russia just sent this missile system into K'grad

This is the Iskander. A short range, maybe 300 miles, conventional and nuclear tipped weapon. This puts Berlin Germany, Poland and Sweden in it's sights. Russia has also set up their S400 anti-missile, anti aircraft defense system nearby. Remember the S400? that's the very same system Russia set up in Syria to protect their new airbase and warm water port.

This is the part of the world war that will probably go nuclear.

Now, lets look back at the war, yes I said war, in Syria.

Here is what God wants you to know;

1. Damascus Syria will be utterly destroyed, and overnight.

2. Russia will lead an attack on Israel, and will be backed by Iran, Turkey, Lybia, Sudan and quite possibly some of the European nations.

3. The US and Saudi Arabia will be on the sidelines, doing nothing.

4. Israel will not prevail against Russia.

5. God Himself will show up and destroy Russia's army and airforce.

6. All the world will know there is a God

Lets look at it.

#1 Damascus Syria. One of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The prophet Isaiah prophesied in
Isaiah chapter17 vs 1

“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap

This has never happen in recorded history, we read in verse 12-14

Woe to the multitude of many people
Who make a noise like the roar of the seas,

And to the rushing of nations
That make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

13 The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters;
But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away,

And be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind,
Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

14 Then behold, at eventide, trouble!
And before the morning, he is no more.
This is the portion of those who plunder us,
And the lot of those who rob us

What we read is that the world will be all astir at this conflict, the battle over Damascus and their million plus inhabitants, then in the course of one night...gone. Did Isaiah foresee nuclear war? How would a prophet 2800 years ago describe something like this?

What would be a cause for Damascus to get nuked? What if chemical weapons were being amassed and prepared for use against Israel?

The Syrian government thinks nothing of using chemicals against its own people. Do you think they wouldn't hesitate to use this against Israel to retake the Golan Heights?

Israel's response would be swift and nuclear. That's stating the obvious. World opinion against Israel would be overwhelmingly bad. Thats also stating the obvious. You can just  imagine what the UN would be saying, and the possibility of Barak Obama having a UN leadership role looks probable right now. Obamas disdain for Israel is readily apparent.

Lets look at #2. the Russian led assault

Another of the major prophets Ezekiel was given a vision of the end times and specifically the rebirth of the nation Israel and this war.

In his excellent work Gog-Magog, Nathan Jones presents a thorough and thoughtful analysis of this extremely import section of the Bible. If you get the chance, please take some time and read this. Lets look at the chapter and work through the problems.

Ezekiel Chapter 38

Gog and Allies Attack Israel

38 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh,[a] Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia,[b] and Libya[c] are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
“Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
10 ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: 11 You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— 12 to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”’
14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? 15 Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. 16 You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.” 17 Thus says the Lord God: “Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?

Judgment on Gog

18 “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ 21 I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”’

Who is Gog?

I am going to paste Lamb and Lion Ministries analysis. Please keep in mind, this analysis draws the very same conclusions that Biblical scholars have drawn for many years. The strange thing is, Russia didn't even exist during Ezekiels day

The Nations
Ezekiel 38:1-6 gives the ancient names of the territories that comprise the invading nations in the Gog-Magog Battle: Rosh, Magog, Meshech,
Tubal, Persia, Cush, Gomer and Beth-togarmah. If only Ezekiel had gone the extra mile and given the names of the invading nations contemporary to the battle, a lot of debate over their modern identities would have been saved. Never-the-less, God prefers students of Bible prophecy to do their historical research, and the following list of equivalent names is the fruit of that research.

1.     Magog = Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan (and possibly Afghanistan)
2.     Rosh = Russia
3.     Meshech + Tubal + Gomer + Beth-togarmah = Turkey (and possibly Azerbaijan, Armenia)
4.     Persia = Iran
5.     Ethiopia = Sudan
6.     Put = Libya (and possibly Algeria, Tunisia)
Noticeably absent from this list of Middle Eastern nations are those surrounding modern-day Israel, such as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Gaza, the Arab nations and Iraq. Ezekiel 38:13 describes these nations as just observing, for many of them originate as Sheba and Dedan [Arab nations] and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages.” Why these nations are not also actively involved in the Gog-Magog Battle is open to speculation, but a Psalm 83 scenario where Israel has subjugated their surrounding neighbors previous to the Gog-Magog invasion so that they are finally in the peaceful situation Ezekiel describes (Ezek. 38:11) is the most likely possibility.
One glaring similarity among all the Gog-Magog invaders put in a scenario today is that all but Russia claim their national religion to be Islam. Islamic religious fervor to destroy the Jewish people would unite the fractious Muslim nations into a coalition which has never existed in this form before. The obsessive drive for economic wealth would be the draw for Russia to join in and lead this doomed coalition.

I believe this to be the next installment on Gods plan for Israel and this world. In reading the Bible in its entirety, one gets a feeling for a big picture event.
Remember the old cowboy movies? The sweeping landscapes, the endless vistas, mesas, mountains and cumulous cloud filled skies? Then the story would drill down and unfold and get personal, very personal.
Keeping that analogy on mind, we have been on an almost 2,000 year intermission. Gods story has been getting personal with individuals for a long time.

 Its been fairly quiet on the earthly God front. Jesus has been building His church (translated from the Greek word Ekklisea) this literally means Called Out Ones and we have spread the Word across the globe like we were mandated to.

Now, its curtain time...and the show will go on.

Are you ready for it?