YNet News: Analysis: With the war in Syria winding down, all regional actors are stirring the pot: Iran is building bases, Russia is looking for money, Erdoğan is drawing the border and Kurds are on the hunt for a state; the only one absent is the US president, and the biggest casualty from that abstention is Israel; with all due respect to the Jerusalem embassy, it’s time for Netanyahu to bang on the desk in Washington. more …
Opinion: In a way, the US missing in Syria reminds me of Daniel’s friends:
“There are some Jews whom you put in charge of the province of Babylon—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—who are disobeying Your Majesty’s orders. They do not worship your god or bow down to the statue you set up. At that, the king flew into a rage …” Daniel 3:11-12.
Daniel’s three friends were put into the fiery furnace, but Daniel, their protector, was missing. The three men were protected by Jesus: “Look he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” Daniel 3:25
In the same way, Jesus will protect the Jews in the final wars, as no nation will come to Israel’s side, and none will be needed.
In the last war of the tribulation, Jesus has instructed the Jews to flee to the mountains (Matthew 24:15-16), AND THEY WILL SEE HIM AS MESSIAH the second time (Matthew 21:7-9).
“And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look on me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” Zechariah 3:10
What is holding back an all out war in the north can only be explained by 2 Thessalonians 2:7
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.”
I have always hoped that the church would be present for the Psalm 83 Arab assault. When the advance happens it will be the final chance for us to warn friends and family who reject a literal interpretation of Scripture.
(see BP 101 chapter 6 here more on the final wars)