On today’s Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down an important speech on Monday, October 11th by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who announced that Israel has a national plan to build up the strategic Golan Heights region and increase its population substantially. Bennett said Iran is attempting to build an army in Syria, along the Golan, and that Israel will not allow it. Plus, Israel gears up for a “rocket preparedness drill” this week to defend against the Hezbollah threat. #Israel #GolanHeights #Iran
Ezekiel 38:21–23 (ESV): “21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Lord God. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 With pestilence and bloodshed I will enter into judgment with him, and I will rain upon him and his hordes and the many peoples who are with him torrential rains and hailstones, fire and sulfur. 23 So I will show my greatness and my holiness and make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
Ezekiel 38 and 39 describe a war that is yet future.Gog, who is the ruler of Magog & Tubal (Russia many speculate), will join forces with Perisa (Iran), Etheopia and Libya to come against Israel to rob her of her natural resources but God says He will cause them to turn on one another.Totally makes sense for they are enemies who align themselves solely due to their hatred of Israel.God will protect Israel with supernatural means and they will not be successful!His message is clear, that they may know that I am the Lord!
Are we sure Magog is Russia and Meschech (Moscow?) and Tubal (Tubalsk?) are cities within Russia?Warren Wiesbe says “It’s tempting to identify Rosh with Russia and therefore Meschech with Moscow and Tubal with Tobolsk, both cities in Russia; but we would have a hard time defending this on linguistic grounds. This doesn’t rule out the participation of modern Russia, since it is located in the north (vv. 6, 15; 39:2), but neither does it demand it.” David Guzik, quoting Alexander stated,“The biblical and extrabiblical data, though sparse, would imply that Meshech and Tubal refer to geographical areas or countries in eastern modern Turkey, southwest of Russia and northwest of Iran.”We may not know all the pieces of the puzzle clearly but what we know is the world is aligning itself against Israel right now.That we can be sure of.We will just have to wait and see who exactly Rosh and what country Magog is. What I know is things are heating up, be watchful and ready, amen?
Father, praise be to You as Creator and Master.We know Your plans will come to pass exactly the way You say they will.May we not question them or force our own thoughts upon your Word.Help us to be OK with not having all the answers but to stay vigilant and ready for we know time is short.Keep us about Your business we pray in Jesus name, amen.
This is the Iranian general that the Mossad abducted as part of the operation to find out the fate of Ron Arad, all the details:
Informed Iranian sources say that the Iranian general has an impressive resume in the Revolutionary Guards, they call him “Sabri” and claim that he came to Lebanon after the end of the first war in 1982 and trained fighters in the Hezbollah organization. Later, after completing his occupation, he returned to Iran and served in the Quds Force, where he worked alongside Qassem Suleimani on a plan to transfer weapons to Lebanon.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, Sabri has joined the team of advisers sent by Iran to work in the country alongside the Assad regime. According to the sources, Sabri chose to live in the Al Maza neighborhood, which is close to the Iranian embassy in the capital Damascus, in order to feel safe due to the fact that the area is networked with advanced surveillance cameras.
Every day, Sabri jogged from the embassy compound to his home. A few months ago, while resting from the run, Mossad agents got out of a minibus that had been parked ahead of time and abducted Sabri to Israel. Sources explained that the reason for his abduction was probably due to the fact that Sabri played a role in which he was exposed to information related to the fate of the pilot Ron Arad during the years he was in Lebanon. Regarding reports of a DNA sample from a body in the village of Nabi Guy in Lebanon, the sources noted that the current village was used in the 1980s as a base for the Revolutionary Guards branch in the country.
Back to the kidnapping –
According to sources, the Mossad managed to bring Sabri to Israel. Upon his arrival, an intensive investigation was launched against the clock in order to extract from the batteries the information we needed in the fastest time, due to the fear that Iran would notice its disappearance and react in one of the arenas against Israel.
At this point the sources say that the investigation did not yield accurate information regarding Ron’s fate. Sabri, who spent several weeks in Israel, was transferred to the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, together with a team of Mossad fighters. There they released him in front of one of the public telephone lines and equipped him with the number of the local Iranian embassy.
Since that incident, sources say that Iran did it’s homework and strengthened security at the Iranian embassy compound in Damascus.