Conditions Coming Together for the Day of Jacob’s Trouble

I just read in the Emet Report that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was so exceedingly angry with Obama following his last conversation with Obama that he may have had a heart attack.

The Emet Report said:

[Saudi King Abdullah and Barack Obama] had a serious falling-out on the Egyptian crisis which so enraged the king that some US and Middle East sources reported he suffered a sudden heart attack. Rumors that he had died rocked the world financial and oil markets that morning and were denied by an adviser to the ruling family. Some Gulf sources say he has had heart attacks in the past. [The Emet Report is a subscription only news service]

King Abdullah is a strong personal friend of Mubarak, and he did not intend to sit idly by while Obama sold Mubarak down the creek calling for him to step down. King Abdullah informed Obama that without waiting for events in Egypt to play out or for America’s response, he had ordered the process set in motion for raising the level of Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic and military ties with Iran. Invitations had gone out from Saudi Arabia for Iranian delegations to visit the main Saudi cities.

There are a couple of Bible prophecies that bear on these events. One says, “All thy [Israel’s] lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not” (Jeremiah 30:14). In the past two weeks, Israel has lost its allies of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and the current US regime has demonstrated that it is no friend of Israel and has no commitment to Israel’s security.

There are several prophecies that deal with the Iranian invasion of Israel, but the one that I want to look at particularly is the one in Psalms 83 where it says,

Psalms 83:2  For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
3  They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
4  They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
5  For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant:
6  The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites;
7  Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8  Assyria also has joined with them; They have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah.

The Bible uses the ancient names for these places, so it is instructive to lay out the ancient places with their modern counterparts.

Tents of Edom is the people that live around the southern part of the Dead Sea. These would be Bedoins and the Southern Jordanians.
Ishamelites are the Saudis (Ishmael was the father of the Arabs)
Moab is the Palestinians and Central Jordanians
Hagarites are the Arabs in the eastern part of Jordan and Southern Iraq. These people are the descendants of Hagar, Abraham’s concubine.
Gebal is Hezbollah and Northern Lebanese.
Ammon is the Palestinians and Northern Jordanians.
Amalek is the Arabs of Saudi Arabia in western Saudi Arabia near the Gulf of Aqaba.
Philistia is Hamas of the Gaza Strip.
Tyre is Hezbollah and the Southern Lebanese.
Assyria was a large empire that included what is today Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Egypt will not participate in the Iranian alliance because the Egyptians will be too busy fighting among themselves.  Isaiah 19:2 says, “Isaiah 19:2  And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
3  And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof”

Those that are in the list in Psalms 83 are identical to those that are enemies of Israel today.  These all conspire together and say, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.” They will almost succeed, but God will intervene and destroy their armies. Israel will then inherit the land from northern Lebanon to the Red Sea and from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates.

It appears to me that it is no longer possible for Israel to attack Iran without going on a suicide mission. The Saudis and Jordan are now joining the Iranian confederacy, and will therefore not offer Israel help in attacking Iran. The US will not grant Israel the IFF codes that would get them through Iraqi airspace or across the Persian Gulf. They don’t have enough planes in Georgia and Afghanistan to stage a successful attack against Iran. These planes are now landlocked and will not be available to defend Israel when they are attacked. I do not see any way they could carry out a successful attack and not basically blow out their entire air force. It now is a just of matter of time until Iran invades Israel and almost destroys it.

About James Johnson

Bible student for 60 years. Preacher of the gospel for over 40 years. Author of commentary on Revelation, All Power to the Lamb. Married with children. Worked in aerospace and computer engineering for over 40 years.
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