Pastor Dave Martin, Cross Creek Community Church, May 26, 2019

“SIGNS

“Israel, Russia & the Golan Heights”

 

Background…

Regathered Israelites back as a nation, 1948. Eze 37:21, etc

Rapture of the church, of all true believers. 1Thes 4:16-17, etc

Revealing the identity of the Antichrist from EU. 2Thes 2:6-10, etc

Resolution brokered between Israel/Arabs for 7 years. Dan 9:27

Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Rev 11:1-2, Mt 24:15

 

Following these events there will be three world players on the scene:

European Union, Russia & China.

 

Israel is invaded by Russia and her allies. Eze 38-39

Ezekiel 38:1-6 1  The word of the LORD came to me: 2  “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; prophesy against him 3  and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. 4  I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army–your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5  Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6  also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops–the many nations with you.

 

Why? Enormous wealth of Israel & the Middle East region.

Ezekiel 38:4 “hooks in your jaw…” 38:10 “Thoughts will come into your mind, devise an evil scheme… 38:11 “unsuspecting people… plunder, loot, rich in livestock & goods…” 38:13 “silver and gold… seize much plunder”

Ezekiel 38:16  You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.

  • Dead Sea minerals estimated to be worth over 2 trillion dollars.
  • Massive natural gas & oil finds in Mediterranean Sea & Golan Heights.
  • Sovereign Almighty God working out His perfect will for His glory

 

God utterly defeats Russia…

Ezekiel 38:18-23 18  This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. 19  In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20  The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. 21  I will summon a sword

against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22  I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23  And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’

 

Turning Point for God’s people…

Ezekiel 39:22  From that day forward the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God. Ezekiel 39:29  I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.”

 

“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  Jesus (Luke 21:28)