Bill Salus ~ America’s Role In The Prophetic Wars
Bill Salus assessed America’s role in the Mideast wars. The war in Edom (Psalm 83) and the Gog/Magog war in Ezekiel 38. The Arab Israeli conflict goes back 4,000 years and is really what we are involved in. Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael, Esau, etc. How will these prophecies in the Middle East affect America and our lives?
Four universal religious truths:
1)Muslims do not recognize the Jews as the Chosen People.
2)The Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
3)Protestants do not recognize the pope as the Christian religious world leader.
4)Baptists and Pentecostals do not recognize each other, casinos, and liquor stores.
In Psalm 83, Bill Salus addresses the Arab Confederacy as the inner circle. These are the Arab states who share common borders with Israel. The Arabs want Israel’s land. Genesis 15:18 describes the Levant which is the land God gave to Israel going from the Euphrates River to the Nile River. Asaph wrote Psalm 83 while Israel was greatly blessed– they were talking of building their temple and they were winning wars. This prophecy has come out to the forefront over the last six years. The nations around Israel want to wipe her off the map. The land that ISIS has taken over in Syria and Iraq is exactly what ancient Assyria looked like when Asaph wrote this Psalm and prophecy 3,000 years ago. The modern day equivalent of the Psalm 83 Confederacy who want to destroy Israel are Lebanon, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas, Jordan, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia, Palestinians and Iraq. The Magog invaders of Ezekiel 38 & 39 do not share common borders with Israel and are from the north. These nations are Russia, Turkey, Iran, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Algeria, Moracco and Tunesia. Vladimir Putin said the greatest tragedy of the 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the greatest event of the 21st century will be the emergence of the Soviet Empire. Putin and Russia took Crimea last year and are now eyeing the Ukraine and her resources for the benefit of the Soviet empire. There are foreign policy concerns involving Barack Obama in 2016. Bill Salus believes the “young lions of Tarshish” referred to in Ezekiel 38 is a reference to America. Others believe it refers to Spain and South American countries. Still others believe it represents the United Kingdom. America does not appear to be the super power nation in these prophecies that we are now approaching. Could the rapture happen before the events of Ezekiel 38 and Psalm 83?
God treats nations in accordance with how they treat Israel. Genesis 12:3. Great Britain failed on the Balfour declaration from World War I, and their nation has gotten drastically smaller since. The sun now sets on the British Empire. Britain was suppose to give Transjordan to Israel after World War I and the break up of the Ottoman Empire, but failed to do so. In America, we too have suffered from remedial judgments since we stopped supporting Israel. Many theologians believe God will destroy us. There is agreement among prominent theologians that America is under judgment.
“The Lord has one purpose for President Barack Obama, and that is to destroy this country. I’m telling you that this country is gone folks, I’m not saying it’s going, but that it’s already gone!”
~ Hal Lindsey, January 5, 2013
“The light of freedom is quickly dimming, and you too, are now heading into the tyranny of a police state and the slavery of debt.”
~ Chuck Missler (moved to New Zealand)
Obama, of course, stated in his 2008 inaugural that “we are no longer a Christian nation.” He has also endorsed “gay” marriage as being as legitimate as Biblical marriage- “one man and one woman until death do part.” This was recently voted upon in our Supreme Court.
So what should the Christian do amid these dark circumstances? “Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father.” We can have a revival in the midst of the darkness.