The Mountains Of Israel

The Mountains of Israel First, in 2014, a powerful Islamic terrorist group called ISIS (Pres. Obama called it ISIL or the Levant) captured several cities and towns in Iraq. The original Levant was a geographical area near the Mediterranean Sea in the Middle East that included Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, part of Saudi Arabia, part of Turkey, part of Egypt, part of Iraq and all of Israel. Other Islamic terrorist groups quickly joined ISIS, and the group soon started calling itself a Muslim Caliphate (a Muslim kingdom). God promised to bless those that bless Israel and to curse those that curse Israel. He also promised that Israel will not be defeated at the end of the age. In mid-March 2019, the ISIS Caliphate came to an end, and Israel still stands. God’s Word is being fulfilled. Second, the Bible says the nations around Israel will claim the mountains of Israel, slander Israel and make God angry at the end of the age (Ezek. 36:1-7). God added that He will be on Israel’s side; Israel will possess the mountains and grow crops on them. Israel captured the Golan Heights in 1967, annexed them in 1981, and is growing crops on some of them. On Mar. 212019, the U.S. recognized the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory, and God’s Word is being fulfilled. Third, a Syrian official said, “The Syrian people remain committed to the liberation of the Golan Heights by all means at its disposal.” The Word of God says Syria and Israel will get into a war at the end of the age; and Damascus, Syria, will cease to exist in one night (Isa. 17). Syria would be wise to consider what has happened to ISIS and to read the above about the nations around Israel claiming the mountains and making God angry. Syria won’t liberate the mountains of Israel because God has already liberated them and permanently returned them to His people Israel (Ezek. 36). Fourth, on Mar. 222019, Russia, Iran and Syria condemned U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and Turkey quickly did the same. A large deposit of oil and natural gas has been discovered in the Golan Heights, and some think these nations will try to take it. It is clear that these nations will be part of a group that will attack Israel from the north in the latter years and latter days to take a spoil and a prey. This will anger God, and they will perish on the mountains of Israel (Ezek. 38:121518-23). Fifth, on Mar. 242019, it was reported that the U.S. and Israel are anticipating a breakout of violence along Israel’s border with Syria and Lebanon at any moment due to U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. As a result, the U.S. has sent reinforcements to six U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria. Sixth, on Mar. 212019, U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo was in Israel when Pres. Trump recognized the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory. It was the day before the Jewish holiday called Purim, and he was interviewed by Chris Mitchell of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). Mr. Mitchell said, “Jews worldwide and here in Jerusalem are talking about the fact that Esther 2,500 years ago saved the Jewish people with God’s help from Haman” (a Persian or Iranian official that wanted to destroy the Jews). Mr. Mitchell added, “And now, 2,500 years later, there’s a new Haman here in the Middle East that wants to eradicate the Jewish people just like Haman did: the state of Iran.”

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