The Times of Israel: The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group on Sunday warned Jews living in Israel to leave the country as soon as possible before a destructive war between the Jewish state and his organization takes place.
Hassan Nasrallah, speaking to mark the Shiite holy day of Ashura, said that the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was leading the region toward a devastating war.
Addressing “non-Zionist Jews,” Nasrallah said, “I call on anyone who came to occupied Palestine to leave it and return the lands you came from, so you will not be the fuel for any war waged by your foolish government.” more …
Opinion: The Muslim day of mourning corresponds with Yom Kippur, even beginning and ending at sundown.
For Shia Muslims the day commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali, who was the grandson of Muhammad, in the Battle of Karbala of October 10, 680 AD. For Sunni Muslims the day relates to when Moses and his followers fled Egypt and were saved by God by the separation of the Red Sea, hence a day of mourning because the Israelites lived.
What I find interesting is that Sunni Muslims believe in a literal Red Sea crossing, whereas most Christians consider the OT allegorically, or a collection of stories that we are to learn from. Go figure.
Shia terrorist Hassan Nasrallah’s warning to Israeli citizens is a cynical reminder of the warning given by Iraqi minister Nuri to Arabs living in Israel just before a massive invasion by Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in 1948. Arabs were warned to flee for they might be mistaken for Israelis.
The Arabs got it wrong in 1948, and are getting it wrong now.
Hassan Nasrallah’s warning indicates what we have been suspecting for months, that a ME war is at hand. If this warning is the prelude to Psalm 83, we can expect nothing short of complete and perfect fulfillment.
At the end of this war, the writer of Psalm 83, Asaph (Hebrew for seer), prophesies that Israel’s enemies will be destroyed:
“Deal with them as with Midian, As with Sisera, As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, Who perished at En Dor, Who became as refuse on the earth.” Psalm 83:9-10
The 3000-year-old psalm implores God to deal with a future massive invasion of Israel as He dealt with Israel’s past enemies.
“Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, Who said, “Let us take for ourselves The pastures of God for a possession” Psalm 83:11-12.
Indicating Esau’s squandered birthright to the land, Genesis 25:29-34.
Asaph recalls Gideon’s victory over Midianite leaders Oreb and Zeeb as they tried to do what the descendants of Esau are trying to do today: Take possession of the pastures of God.
It is now, and has always been, about the land since time immemorial.
(For more on the Psalm 83 invaders see BP 101 chapter 6 Pre-Tribulation Conflicts and Wars here)