Foretold

July 24, 2013 - 1:17 PM

I love Bible prophecy, I don't fully understand all of it, but I definitely believe all of it and more and more of it becomes discernable as time goes by.

I don't claim to be an expert or a scholar, I have never had any formal training in interpreting and understanding the scripture, but I have read those I respect who have and those who devoted a good part of their lives to the study of the predictions made in the holy scriptures, many of which have already come to pass.

Probably the most significant of the Bible's foretelling of future events is the reemergence of Israel as a nation. The Old Testament says, "Can a nation be born in one day"? Israel was. By a United Nations resolution passed on May 14, 1948, the nation of Israel came into being in one afternoon. Israel has prospered and has made the desert bloom as the scriptures foretold, has become a point of contention among the nations as the scriptures said it would, and has many enemies - all prophesied in the ancient writings of the Jewish prophets.

Many Bible prophecy scholars consider the rebirth of the nation of Israel as the starting point, signaling events leading to the end of the age when the armies of the world will gather at Har Megiddo, which in Hebrew means  "mount of Megiddo" - Megiddo being the ancient city near the site for the war that is commonly known as the battle of Armageddon, when God Himself will fight for His chosen people and destroy the enemies of Israel, roughly eighty-five percent of the armies of millions gathered to annihilate Israel will die in the Jezreel Valley where blood will flow as high as a horse's bridle.

The virgin birth of Jesus Christ, the manner of His death and His resurrection are all foretold in the scriptures, as is the manner of His second coming and the ultimate judgment of mankind.

Israel is mentioned by name, as are a lot of other nations; others by the names of the sons of Noah who settled in certain regions. But, the United States of America is not to be found anywhere, which leaves me wondering what role America will play in the last days.

Is the mighty United States of America to become an insignificant also-ran in the international affairs of the world? Is China to become the dominant superpower, with its manufacturing supremacy and unmatchable manpower?

The Russians are rattling their sabers again and exerting their influence with typical Russian arrogance, North Korea is a nuclear power under the control of a petulant, dangerous child and Iran is on the verge of producing and distributing weapons of mass destruction to Islamic fanatics with a death wish for Israel and the Western world.

And, we sit here with a president who has already made the statement that, should the international political winds shift against Islam, he would stand with the Muslims. This would mean that the president, Barack Hussein Obama, would stand diametrically opposed to the interests and survival of Israel and the United States of America.

What does this mean for the future of this nation? When Iran develops a nuclear bomb and threatens the free world, will the political winds not shift against Islam? Where will President Obama stand on that day?

Will he stand with Iran if Israel is forced to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities? Will he approve the weapons Israel needs to carry out the task necessary for the very survival of its nation?

"He who blesses you I will bless and he who curses you I will curse." These are the words of Almighty God to Abraham, the father of the Jewish race.

He has never told a lie.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels