Israel Hayom: Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy in the Middle East, is a ”mighty power” with an arsenal of over 100,000 missiles aimed at Israel, Revolutionary Guard Corps Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a recent speech.
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, Salami used recent Qods [Jerusalem] Day events in Iran to explain the rationale for destroying the State of Israel in Islamic revolutionary thought, saying, “We are creating might in Lebanon – because we want to fight the enemy from there with all our strength.”
Hezbollah is a powerful player in Lebanese politics. The Shiite terrorist group is also doing Iran’s bidding in Syria, where its forces are fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army in the waning civil war.
Salami also named “the Islamic army in Syria” as an instrument Iran plans to use against Israel on the Golan Heights, where Syria and Israel share a border.
Opinion: General Salami is correct that there will be an order for an Islamic attack on the Jewish state of Israel. Salami is also correct that the Hezbollah’s Islamic army is an instrument of Iran but the Syrian/Persian assault he foresees was written in ancient prophecy 3000 years ago and awaiting God’s perfect timing, not his and not Iran’s.
“For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83:2-4
When the Psalm 83 attack is over the world will be in disbelief that Israel, like the Six Day War of 1967, will once again be victorious. But this time the armies listed in detail by the psalmist Asaph will be so devastated that none of them are found in the next prophetic war to follow; Ezekiel 38:1-6, Gog and Magog.
Compare the participants of the two invading forces:
Psalm 83:1-8: Iran is a patron not a participant:
- Edom and Amalek – (Palestinians of southern Israel) – Edomites/Sunni
- Philistia – (Palestinians of Gaza) – Edomites/Sunni
- Ammon, Moab – (Arabs of central and northern Jordan) – Edomites/Sunni
- Gebal and Tyre – (Arabs of northern (Sunni) and southern Lebanon (Shia) – mixed
- Assyria – (Arabs of Syria and northern Iraq) – Kurds (Medes)
- Ishmaelites – (Arabs of Saudi Arabia) – Ishmaelites/Sunni
Ezekiel 38:1-6: Iran is a participant
- Magog – (Russia)
- Persia – (Iran)
- Meshech, Togarmah, Gomer, Tubal – (Turkey)
- Cush – Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia
- Put – Libya
Following the Gog Magog war God will bring his chosen home (Ezekiel 39:22 to prepare and protect them for the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7).
See more on the final wars in our e-book Blood Feud chapter 7 here)