posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 08:01 AM
I posted way early on this thread...and have continued to read many of the responses...some deal with the actual post and some just attack Judaism and
Christianity and religin in general.
Not too many even approach the context and theme of the actual OP.
I still say job well done in the research for the OP.
Ezekiel brings many events to light without a moral judgement of the participants. He has visions and sees events...and he lists them as he sees them
Israel is attacked at a future time. This has to be after 700-500 bc...there were no attackers that included these participants in the invasions of
the Assyrrians nor the Babylonians. So we know it is at a later time...and history shows no battles of such magnitude being fought there during Roman
times of such magnitude. So...again it is later...as such, Israel is dissolved under the Dispora by the Romans....so the time is a modern event or
still for the future.
Israel has to be there if it is attacked.... that happened in 1947-48. Still there...so we see one aspect of the prophecy being played out...can't be
attacked if not there.
Next, who are the attackers...they are labled by Ezekiel according to the locations settled by the descendants of Noah and the countries in existance
in Ezekiels time. Gomer being Turkey...Tagomarh and his bands are the little -akistan nations of the former USSR, Go0g can be traced historically from
the Greeks to Josephus to now as being the Russians or people that dwell in the Caucas and south Russia regions. Ethiopia, Egypt, Lybia...self
evident...then Put is east Africa... These countries are coming together in two ways...The CSTO-Collective Security Treaty organization...Russia...the
little muslim provinces to the south...the -akistan countries...then we see the chaos in the muslim nations of Lybia, Egypt, Syria, Ethiopia,
Sudan...these are now forming times through the Muslim Brotherhood which is in play in all of the revolutions there.
Where is Iraq?..surely such a stalwart Muslim nation would be included in an attack on Israel...but waite, they are occupied by a foreign army and not
a potential player for now...
Turkey...in NATO bvut growing further away each week...is almost at war with Syria... can you imagine what will happen if Turkey and Syria start
shooting...will the Muslim masses in Turkey arise and take the government?
Ahh...and then our old friend the Persians...Iran. They are up for a vote to be included into the CSTO...yup, an alliance with Russia...
And Ezekiel said they all looked jealously and enviously upon Israel...why? Israel in the last couple of years has found the largest underground
aquifer in the mid east, one of the largest oil fields in the mid east, and one of the largest fields of natural gas in the mid east. ALL are valuable
commodities in today's world of dwindling commodities and shortages.
Next, we have the invasion itself....the battle is described from Israel's viewpoint...so North is Russia and Syria....East is Jordan and Iran...West
is the mediterranean and Egypt....
They come like a storm...the CSTO has a rapid deployment force and they do practice and were used in the Georgian Conflict.
Israel has the Iron Dome...recently developed and announced. By accounts in Ezekiel, one can reason the attack will involve rockets...possibly
tactical nuclear weapons. If you read how, after Israel is victorious...special teams...specially clothed are to clean up the bodies and
weapons...placing them down wind and west of Jerusalem. The tourists or visitors or citizens...when they find a body, they are instructed not to touch
it or move it...but to flag it or mark it for later removal by special teams...WHY? Nuclear...chemical....biological?
Again...this context has never been used before in Israel's history or past battles...adding to the idea of it being a modern battle....in the future
Lastly, Israel stands alone. The biggest ally of the USA in the mid east has been Israel...where is the USA? How could such a power figure in history
not be in the Bible or in this battle if prophecy is/was true?
Look at how our projection of power has eclipsed in just the last couple of years. Look at how our diplomatic ties to Israel have degenerated in the
last two years. Would the US be in a postion to back Israel and would we if we could? Because of the dollar, the US economy, and possible commitments,
and even the speed of this one conflict developing...would the US be able to react in time?
All of these things lead me...you can disagree, it is ok...but it leads me to believe we are seeing events unfold. the whys and religious contexts
don't really matter...Ezekiel prophesied these things...they are unfolding as predicted/prophesied 2500 years ago...pretty darn good.
And if taken in the larger religious context....it only adds to validity of everything else written there in. As a Christian, I do not look forward to
the conflict. It is, however, a step to the end goal...the return of our Messiah.
In an analogy.... As a drought goes,no one likes the wind damage, the storms and thunder and lightening... but the rain that comes with it is sweet to
the fields and they give forth a bountious harvest.