“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” – Zech. 12:2,3
The middle east is a constant source of tension in today’s world. While the threat of North Korea is worrying many today, few realize that it also is connected to the middle east through Iran. It is in Iran’s interest to have North Korea threaten the United States. When our attention is focused on North Korea, Iran is free to move towards its domination of the middle east. Also, I do not doubt that Iran supplies North Korea with finances, etc. while it gets nuclear technology from them. All the millions of dollars Obama gave to Iran not only finances terrorism but, it also bolsters North Korea which has become a major threat to us.
I believe J.D. Farag, a prophecy teacher, was correct to remind Americans that Iran calls America ‘the Great Satan’ and Israel ‘the Lesser Satan’. Islamic groups like CAIR are working tirelessly to weaken and bring down a Christian America. That is why it is so damaging to have Speaker Paul Ryan block Amendments that would stop funding Hamas, a law sponsored by CAIR and voted in under Obama. Iran is systematically trying to remove any American influence in the middle east and any who are friends with America.
Saudi Arabia is under attack by Iran and has even been attacked by its proxies which may well set off a war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The Zechariah scriptures I began this article with are explained more fully by prophecy teacher Bill Salis and author of the book Psalm 83 War. In a recent interview, he explained what he sees as the upcoming fulfillment of Zechariah 12 – it is worth watching.
The admonishment of Jesus and many of the Apostles is to watch and pray. I offer these thoughts on prophecy with that warning as well – watch and pray. Some may wonder why I included statements from J.D. Farag, when in my last article I included him among the false teachers? I do not count him as a false teacher, just a mistaken one on the point of repentance. There are no perfect teachers, correct on every point, myself included. Just those sincerely trying to obey the Holy Spirit and to be faithful to teach what we understand. So, we must trust the body of Christ and other teachers to point out mistakes and errors. It is why we are urged by John –
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” – 1 John 4:1
I hope these thought will help prepare you for the days we live in.