Articles of the Day 3/12/15: The Future of Israel, The Future of Psalm 83
Repent! The time of the Lord is close at hand. Open your heart to Jesus Christ. He is knocking at your door. Let him in and take up your cause before the Lord. Jesus Christ died for your sins, he was killed for them, he rose again and he will return again. Read Matthew 24:4-14 and ask yourself are these things taking place now?
Experts in Bible prophecy agree. The presence of Israel in Bible prophecy is indisputable.
Tuning Psalm 83
In one one of my earliest posts I put up a table basically showing the status of countries bordering Israel. You can view that here. I have since come to the conclusion that aggression against Israel will come more from terrorist entities that live in ‘host’ nations that border Israel instead of the host nations themselves. In the past few years since I have been blogging Israel has actually strengthen ties with border countries. Security and economic arrangements with Egypt and Jordan are good examples.
The rise of Iran and the vacuum left by the United States in the region has made gulf countries so nervous that they may be considering an at least private partnership with Israel. These countries that normally fund terror against Israel are now funding terror against Iran and Syria. I still believe Psalm 83 will take place but with slightly different participants. Terror organizations hostile to Israel reside in border nations making it possible for this prophecy to still be fulfilled. Obviously much still needs to happen before Psalm 83 can take place but terror organizations backed by Iran will be the catalyst for Psalm 83 which I believe could be initiated by Israel.
Therefore, I have modified the table giving more prominence to terror groups over the host nations:
|Biblical Name||Modern Name\Geography||Border Israel||Terrorist
|Terrorist Activity against Israel||Terrorist activity against host nation|
|Edom||Southern Jordan, Palestinian refugees||Yes||Yes, Fatah||Medium||Low|
|Ishmaelites||Saudi Arabia||No||Yes, al Qaeda||Low||Medium|
|Moab||Central Jordan, Palestinian refugees||Yes||Yes, Fatah||Medium||Low|
|Hagrites||Egypt||Yes||Yes, al Qaeda, ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood||Medium||Very High|
|Gebal||Northern Lebanon||No||Yes, Hezbollah||High||Low|
|Ammon||Northern Jordan, West Bank||Yes||Yes, Fatah||Medium||Low|
|Amalek||The Negev and Sinai Peninsula||Yes||Yes, al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood||Medium||Very High|
|Philistia||Hamas, Gaza Strip||Yes||Yes, Hamas, Islamic Jihad||High||High|
|Tyre||Hezbollah, Southern Lebanon||Yes||Yes, Hezzbollah||High||Low|
|Assyria||Syria, Nothern Iraq||Yes/No||Yes, ISIS||Low||Very High|
It is important to note that terror groups reside in all areas mentioned in Psalm 83 and all terror groups are hostile to Israel from one degree or another. Of course, Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad lead the way in terms of directly targeting Israel. Al Qaeda, ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood are more focused against their host nations at present. Iran is the main benefactor of the first group whereas, Qatar, Kuwait and Turkey are the benefactors of the second group.
They do currently seem to have different goals and aspirations at present. Something must happen to cause that to change. Something will cause an alignment of these groups or one side is victories over the other. The current Sunni-Shiite Islamic civil war is weakening both sides which makes them both vulnerable to Israel. The winner of this conflict will take on Israel and lose in Psalm 83.