WHAT IF  

America were the largest of the ’10 missing tribes’

and the Antichrist was its leader

and he was working, behind the scenes w/ others to accomplish the Psalms 83 war* against the modern nation of ‘Israel’?

And what if,

in the midst of that attack,

his (personal, secret) allies attacked his homeland–(the Ezekiel 38 war**)?

Is it possible that this would happen?:

‘But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.’  (Daniel 11:44)

Is it possible that a narcissistic man, with power over a nuclear arsenal, who had been betrayed . . . might use those nukes to retaliate?

And what if the base of his enemies’ joint operation was in . . . Syria?  Could this be the result?

‘The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.’  (Isaiah 17:1)

By the way, I recently heard that Russia and China ARE moving into Syria to help them . . . (Gog and Gomer).

As the ‘fourth beast’ world empire rises, we will probably see several nations in the news:

  1. Russia–having invaded South Ossetia, Georgia, and Abkhazia
  2. United Kingdom/Great Britain–something related to the Olympics?
  3. India–unknown reason

If this scenario is correct, the Mark of the Beast could be rolled out soon.  After the Antichrist  ‘goes forth with great fury to destroy and utterly make away many’, the next thing he does is:

‘And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain . . . ‘  (Daniel 11:45)

This is where Revelation 13 picks up the story, and his three and a half year reign begins, from Jerusalem.

One more thing . . . the attack on his homeland (that presumably destroys Washington DC–and I believe also includes the destruction of NYC  [see Revelation 18]) would be what the Bible calls the ‘head’ that was ‘wounded to death’ and healed.

‘And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.’  (Revelation 13:3)

The destruction would not be complete however, because God WILL be glorified amongst the heathen, because of his response to the attack:

‘there shall be a great shaking in the land . . . and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.  And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.’  (Ezekiel 38:19-23)

(All of this is a matter of opinion and speculation.   Consider it prayerfully.   It could be all wrong, or partly wrong.  My belief, until now, has been that the Ezekiel 38 war would not take place until the end of the Tribulation.  I see this as an alternate possibility.)

*Psalm 83 players:

  • Edom = Palestinians and Southern Jordanians
  • Ishmaelites = Saudis, Arabs
  • Moab = Palestinians and Central Jordanians
  • Hagarenes = Egyptians
  • Gebal = Hezbollah, Lebanese
  • Ammon = Palestinians
  • Amalek = Arabs of Sinai Penninsula
  • Philistines = Hamas of Gaza Strip
  • Tyre = Hezbollah, Southern Lebanese
  • Assur = Syrians and Northern Iraquis

**Ezekiel 38 players:

From the North:

  • Magog = Russia
  • Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, Togarmah = Turkey

Gog = a man, or spirit/principality, that has authority over Russia and Turkey.  He will be at the head of this coalition.

From the East:

  • Persia = Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan

From the South:

  • Ethiopia = Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan

From the Southwest:

  • Libya

Spectators?:

Sheba, Dedan, Tarshish = ?

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