Monday, January 8, 2007

Ezekiel 38-39: The Coming Russian and Middle Eastern Invasion of Israel

Only someone blind would deny where things are going in the Middle East. What is happening is prelude to the prophesied coming Russian and Middle Eastern Invasion, described in detail in Ezekiel 38-39. In almost the identical words of Hitler, the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, recently said, as quoted by Iranian News Channel Television:

Who are the Israelites? Where did they come from? Are they human beings? They are like cattle, yes, more misguided! A bunch of bloodthirsty barbarians. Next to them, all the criminals of the world seem righteous. When I see the behavior of America and England, and their accomplices in recent days, I get the impression that they are preparing even greater crimes. They should know that the fire of wrath is about to fall and overflow them. The Iranian people have nuclear technology. They should know that they are making a bitter mistake. If they have not realized this by now, they soon will, but then it will be too late. 

The Jewish Rabbinical commentaries on Ezekiel 38-39 read like present day dispensational commentaries, because we both take the prophecies in their plain meaning. These things are building up quickly to come to pass. Further inflaming the situation, Ahmadinejad goes on to say that God’s people have no place in the land. “The Zionist regime is an illegitimate regime, there is no legal basis for its existence.” This is almost the same thoughts of liberal Covenant (so-called) theologian Stephen Sizer in his InterVarsity book, Christian Zionism. The Covenant guys have joined the enemy!

It is the dispensational and premillennial teachers who are truly faithful to the biblical text, and the literalness of the Word of God, as clearly seen by the great Rabbinical thinkers of Orthodox Judaism.

-- Dr. Mal Couch