Here is the most likely scenario that I can foresee at the moment. Hamas, the fundamentalist Arab terrorist organization funded by Iran, will take complete control over the Palestinian autonomous areas.
Hamas will then unleash a renewed reign of terror on Israel, continuing their lobbing of rockets from Gaza and Jericho to back up their demand for control of (eastern)Jerusalem.
The Palestinian leadership will orchestrate world pressure on Israel through the United Nations and the Vatican. On September 23rd of last year they proclaimed a Palestinian state and then demanded that Jerusalem be “liberated” or internationalized.
Since even the most liberal Israelis take the position that Jerusalem is non-negotiable, the pressure will mount toward an inevitable conflict. If Hamas does not unleash the rockets first, then Abbas will ultimately return to the method he knows best — terror.
This will prompt an Israeli counter attack, which, in turn, will motivate the Arab states to come to the defense of the Palestinians. This could very well lead to Syria launching an all out missile attack on Tel Aviv in order to reclaim the Golan Heights and turn attention away from their civilian upheavals.
If that ominous event should occur, the Israelis will be forced to use their ultimate weapon to survive. They will strike Damascus with nuclear weapons. This will fulfill the prophecies that state that Damascus will cease to exist in the end times (Isaiah 17:1-3 and Jeremiah 49:23-27).
In panic, the Arab states will then turn to their natural ally for help — the Russians. And the likelihood is that the Russian government will be only too happy to send an army into the Middle East to destroy Israel (and grab the Arab oil fields in the process).
That is when the Lord will step in personally to destroy 5/6th of the Russian and Islamic hordes on the mountains of Israel in a supernatural way so that even the Israelis will realize that their deliverance came from the Lord and not from their own military might (Ezekiel 38 and 39). As the whole world panics on the brink of World War III, a dynamic, charismatic political leader from Europe will step into the vacuum and propose an ingenious solution that will result in peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors — a peace that will enable the Jews to rebuild their Temple.
We live in exciting times when we can watch prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes. The events are ominous and overwhelming, but we can stand firm with great hope because we know that God is on His throne and that He is in control.
The events we are currently witnessing throughout the Middle East point to the imminent return of Jesus Christ, and when He returns, the world will be flooded with the Millennial peace and righteousness as promised to Abraham and his descendents, and Israel will enjoy the blessings of territorial integrity and peace forevermore (Zechariah 8:1-8).
In all of this, it is important to remember that while we as the Church were formulated at Pentacost, the Lord’s timetable throughout recorded history has and will continue to be Israel. The USA is only mentioned in biblical history as one of the “isles of the world” which has no significance other than to be associated with other countries which have lined up against Israel.
The USA(and Obama administration) position of support for Israel has deteriorated rapidly in the last five years – and it is quite clear that Obama favors the Islamic and Muslim cause over that of Israel. These acts alone tell us that the end of world history as we know it is near its prophetic conclusion.
When the rapture of the church occurs, what belief remains in the USA will be indistinguishable from any other nation in the world – and the USA’s task of being the world’s leader in evangelical activities prior to the Tribulation and Millennium will be completed.
Be encouraged and not dismayed – I read the back of the Book and WE WON!