Setting Up The Stage Of Conflict    

Peace is now the global conversation. Hearing about talks on pushing for peace between Israel, Iran, Syria and Palestine. Even people around the world are protesting and rioting the streets in the name of peace. The most common question circling the internet today, “will there ever peace in Middle East?” The immediate answer is Yes and No. We will explore the truths behind this answer.

There will never be a quick resolve on the conflicts of the Middle East, until the antichrist who will rise into power will bring a resolve. But it will be shortly lived just like any quick resolutions of the past, is shortly lived. Further more, during that time Jesus will come to put an end to future conflict’s. There is something more, if you look behind the scenes, there is a force behind these conflicts. In this blog we’ll be dealing with the “No” side of the answer. As we have recently explored the Truth stated in:

Mathew 24:6-7 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nations will rise against Nations, and Kingdoms against kingdoms.

This undeniable truth Jesus Christ Himself had stated, is happening today and it cannot be denied and has been verified by what we see and hear today. That is how current the Holy Bible, the Word of God is for us today. And to truly understand how these conflicts that we are seeing today began, you must first understand Jewish history. For Jewish history will not only show how these conflict’s have started, but also why they are happening today because there is a connection. I will only give a brief overview. I encourage you to read these chapters below for yourself.

Genesis 3 (the fall of man; the origins of sin)
Genesis 9:18-29 (the curse of Noahs son, Ham)
Genesis 10 (A Genealogy of the Middle Eastern Nations). We find that Ham begot the sons of these nations: Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan. For these were the name of his sons (referring to: “Sign’s Of The End Times Part 4”).

Ham’s sons established these nations known today as:

Assyria; Egypt, Somaliland and; (Israel, also known as Canaan before God made a covenant with Abraham; Issiac, and Jacob).

Ham’s grandsons established the regions of:

Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Philistia; (Palastine, Gaza Stripe), Crete. Parts of Lebenon, Syria, and Trans Jordan, (which is Jordan today). Next major events in Jewish history:

Genesis 12 & Genesis 15:18-21 (The Covenant between God and Abraham), Which was also reaffirmed in Genesis 22:15-18

Genesis 16 (The ill begotten son) Sarah, who could not give Abraham children at that time (for she was barren) gave Abraham her maid servant (Hagar). And Hagar gave birth to a son named Ishmael. But Ishmael is not the promised son of the covenant (even though he is technically the first born through Abraham and Hagar, not with Abraham and Sarah) So Ishmael begot this nation, Saudi Arabia, (in which they claim that they descended from Ishmael which is most likely true). But because of God Almighty of Heaven, who created all mankind. His Sovereignty, Mercy, and Grace. His Loving kindness, His Right Judgments, and His deep delight in all His creation, He promised Hagar (Ishmael’s Mother) This:

Genesis 16:10 -12 The angel added, ‘I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count.’ The Angel of the Lord also said to her, ‘You are now with child and you will have a son. You shall name him Ishmael (which means: God hears), for the Lord has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and every ones hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers (neighbors),

Ishmael’s sons:

Nebioth, Kedar, Abdeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad/ or Hadar, Tema, Jeture, Naphish Kedemah.

These are the Nations established by his sons known today as: Predominantly, Saudi Arabia, but also the Persian Gulf. Interesting enough, Mohammed (the Founder of the Islam) claimed Ishmael as his direct ancestor. So all these nation’s that are against Israel today, descended originally from Ham the cursed son.

Historical Conflicts

Now we know the basic origins of all the conflicts that are happening in the Middle East today, has been happening for literally thousands of years. Next in Jewish history, the boiling point had began through the millennia’s of persecution of the Jews starting in Egypt:

Exodus 1:11-22 So they (the Egyptians) put slave masters over them (Jews; Israelites) to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly. They made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labor the Egyptians used them ruthlessly.

The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, “When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?” The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”

So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared God, He gave them families of their own. Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”

Joseph had past away. And Egypt had long forgotten how merciful God Almighty (Creator of Heaven and earth) really was toward all the land of Egypt, as well as all the world in those days, during a 7 year famine. where God had positioned Joseph who was put into position of power directly under Pharaoh, where God had given Joseph wisdom to store and to ration food for the famine years. Literally all the world was fed with plenty (Genesis 41 & Exodus 1:8-14). Egypt put’s the Jews into forced labor. 430 years of bondage and slavery.

Exodus 1:15-22 (mass killing of Jewish born males). At this time where Exodus 1:11-22, picks up, the Jewish nation living under pharaoh freely, and being too numerous, Egypt had decided to kill all the new born Jewish males. (because they were too numerous and Egypt was afraid. Hieroglyphs are found in Egypt that documents the slave labor of Jews, as well as the fear, that griped all of Egypt for twenty years after the parting of the Red Sea. The Jewish Exodus).

Now fast forwarding to 1940-45, Hitler had ordered all the Jews to be put into concentrations camps all over Europe. Millions of Jews were slaughtered and treated in, inhumanly, under the direction of Hitler and Pope Pius XII. Their goal was to create an Aryan race, and the Jews were in the way in Hitler’s mind. But the hypocrisy of all this, Hitler was half Jewish. But Because of the mercy of God and of His Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He kept a remnant and Israel became a Nation once and for all again in 1948. And that’s when the boiling point had rose.

In 1948-49 (The War Of Independence, In Israel). 1948, National Israel had become officially a Nation once and for all time. Arab military forces began invading Israel on may 15th. Arab forces consisted of Egyptian, Iraqi, Transjordan, Syrian, Lebanese, Saudi Arabian and Yemeni Forces, who tried to stop Israel. You can’t help but notice these are Ham’s son’s and grand children’s descendants who tried to stop Israel in becoming a nation once again
In 1956 (The Sinai War)
In 1967 (The Six Day War”. Several weeks of growing tension between Egypt and Israel. They both had met on the Sinai border. Israel had won this war in 6 days.
In 1973 (The Yom Kippur War)
1978 and again in 1982-2000  (The Invasion of Lebanon)
1960-1980 (Terrorist attacks)
1981 (Iraq Nuclear Reactor)
1987-1993 (The Intifada War)

This is why there is no quick resolution because these conflicts has been going on for thousands of years. and they are increasing, just like birth pain of soon to be mother, is about to give birth.

The Agenda

Iran with Syria is now becoming a growing problem for Israel. The leaders of Iran refuses to acknowledge Israel exists. Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad clearly had stated their agenda in this quote “Israel must be wiped off, from the map of the world.” For this is the spirit of antichrist that is at work. This is the most blunt antisemitic statement of all times. This is another case in this year that clearly shows, Israel has been attacked and targeted from Biblical times up to the present. There is no other Nation who has been in more wars, in all of the world, at any given time, than Israel. All this has been setting up the stage of conflicts today and in the future, to the ultimate war of all wars: Armageddon.

Mathew 24: 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been seen since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And in: Revelation 16:11 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, ‘Armageddon.’ (possibly Megiddo)

Megiddo is an actual place in Israel, geographically, it is a vast valley that could literally hold all the armies of the world at one time.

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, the king of the earth (the devil & the antichrist) and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him (Jesus the Christ) who sat on the horse and against His army.

But ultimately, who is behind these growing opposition in the Middle East? The answer is found in: Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the day of evil, and having done all to stand.

And why is the devil bringing opposition and conflict to the world? For a couple of reasons. he hates God Almighty, Jesus the Christ The Son of God, and His Holy Spirit. he hates you. he hates me. he hates the Jews, and salvation God has made with man through the Jews. And absolutely he hates Christians. he is setting up the stage for the antichrist. For satan is creating a flood of world problems in order for the antichrist to rise, bringing an ultimate solution that will deceive many. he will pose himself in the flesh as God in that day. Because God can only fix these problems, right?

Be sure to check out Part 2 of “Will There Ever Be Peace In The Middle East?”