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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 5, 2014 at 03:14

Hi, Tovey

We both love Israel so much, it's sad that we even have to converse at this moment. I don't see a good outcome of this war. God will, of course, protect Israel and continue to wreak havoc on her enemies -- not just by Israel's hand, but by the brother-against-brother murder that is so much a part of Arab Islamic culture. Jews, of course, are increasingly becoming targets of hatred and abuse around the world; but I see a good result in this, in that at least some of those Jews will get stirred up enough from their comfort to do aliyah. The nations of the world, such as the US? It's bad news for them; and this hurts me, because my friends and relatives are numbered among them.

"Isaiah... 'validations' of the end time fulfillments yet to come..."

No. Isaiah has very few references to the end times. The Isaiah 19 prophecy concerning Egypt is the only one I can see. Isaiah and his contemporaries focussed on the imminent destruction of Israel and Judah by the Assyrians and Babylonians, and little else. The messianic portions of Isaiah, of which there were many, seemed to point much more to the "suffereing servant" than to the conquering Messiah. In Christian parlance, this would be the "first coming" of Jesus rather than his "second coming". True end-times prophecies began in earnest with the prophets of the time of captivity: Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. The imagery of the Christian book of Revelation is, so far as I can see, from Ezekiel, Daniel and Zechariah.

"...would you pardon the long sentences..."

Just don't use them, if you can help it. I'm 66, and can't keep up with these things like I used to.

"Gaza's predicament is one of high portent; for it now appears that the depth of Zephaniah's chapter 2 pronouncement about Gaza is highlighted by the participants of the Psalm 83 tome lashing together the..."

That's over my head, and probably over most of us. I've been watching for three main benchmarks:

1. The return of Israel to its land, and to Jerusalem. Finished by 1967, except for stragglers.

2. An attack on this returned and prosperous Israel by Turkey and allies Iran, Sudan and Libya. Up until now, Turkey and Iran have been estranged from each other over the Syrian matter; but in Gaza, they are on the same side. With IHH threatening to bring along Turkish troops for its next attempted Gaza blockade-run, that whole matter seems close at hand. Once Iraq and Syria completely disintigrate, which is very possible, Turkey and Israel will be hostile next-door neighbors.

3. The Premillenial Battle, which many equate with "Armageddon" (though Zech 14 seems to indicate it will be more widespread). In the spirit, all the goiim have already begun attacking Israel -- in the press, in the universities, in the UN... Franch has proposed that the goiim IMPOSE a "solution" on Israel, which would be Zech. 14. As the scripture says, this will cause a worldwide nuclear war. The Messianic Age should begin about then, though the details escape me. I'm more concerned with what we will do for all the burn victims and others.

"In recent times, others, along with this reader of prophetical scenarios, characterize it like this: the rustles of legions of angles wings are unmistakable.

"Does that make my observation over the top? Maybe; but in the light of out-of-control violence (Albright saying, [paraphrased] ….the world's in a mess-), who can really say what is, or is not, over the top; except to say, Israel appears to be 'in for it' if the world listens in French translations of Arabic and does not back off. And for the record, Dr. Pipes has been quite patient in all of this…"

No, you're not "over the top". I hear the same rustling. God help my grandchildren.

Shalom shalom :-)

P.S. "Rustlings" and "Rustling" are not allowed as comment titles, for some reason

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