Psalm 83 -Prophecy About To Happen Before Our Eyes!

“Do not keep silent, O God!
do not hold your peace, and do not be still, O God!
For behold, your enemies make a tumult;
and those who hate you have lifted up their head.”
Psalm 83:1-2

This passage is about the enemies of Israel in our day. While Bible teachers have long taught on the destruction of Israel’s enemies described in Exekiel 38, we need to show the difference between the two groups of enemies.

Ezekiel 38:
In Ezekiel 38, the enemies are not the immediate neighbors of Israel. The Ezekiel 38 passage details the invasion of Israel headed by Russia (Gog) and Iran (Persia), along with north African and other nations. Their intent is different. The reason for the Ezekiel 38 invasion is “TO TAKE PLUNDER AND TO TAKE BOOTY.” Israel has recently uncovered vast amounts of oil and natural gas off its coast near Haifa. This discovery will prove to be a game changer. It stands to be the discovery that will establish the wealth of Israel.

Psalm 83:
But the Psalm 83 invasion which we’re looking at here is different in its purpose. The intent here is the DESTRUCTION of Israel. And the peoples listed here ARE the immediate neighbors of Israel. This upcoming war could be called the war of the “Palestinians,” as they call themselves.

Let’s look a little closer at this passage. Psalm 83 describes Israel’s neighbors allying themselves together for their one cause, the destruction of Israel:

vs 3-4:
“They have taken crafty counsel against your people,
and consulted together against your sheltered ones.
They have said, ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
THAT THE NAME OF ISRAEL MAY BE REMEMBERED NO MORE.'”

Don’t we hear daily the chants of “death to Israel” from these peoples! Don’t we hear daily their vow to “drive Israel into the sea!”

These “Palestinians,” the neighbors surrounding Israel, are allied in their common hatred for Israel and their avowed intent of wiping her off the map.

vs 5:
“For they have consulted together with one consent;
they form a confederacy against you:”

Notice who the psalmist points out that the confederacy is against: “they form a confederacy against YOU.” And that’s the basis for what’s going on in the Middle East. It’s the god of the “Palestinians,” against “YOU,” the God of Israel. Most believers by now are familiar with their chant, “Allah hu akbar.” This is translated “Allah is greater.” In other words, it’s Allah against Jehovah the God of Israel, as they chant that Allah is “greater.”

Now, what is this REALLY all about?

It’s not just Israel that they hate, it’s the God of Israel, and that reveals that this is much more than hatreds of peoples, it’s the final “last days” effort of Satan against God himself. Satan knows that when the Messiah comes, he will come to Israel and set up his Kingdom. And Satan knows that his time is over when the Messiah comes. This is the motive behind the hatred of the Muslims and their intent to destroy Israel. If they can destroy Israel, then Satan’s time is prolonged.

But Israel is the only country on the face of the earth that CANNOT be destroyed, because of the covenant God established with them. Furthermore, God has said that the second time they return to their land, they will never be uprooted again, and that at this regathering the enemies of Israel will be destroyed – and this present regathering IS the second one.

“It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord
shall set his hand again THE SECOND TIME
to recover the remnant of his people who are left…
He will set up a banner for the nations
and will assemble the outcasts of Israel
and gather together the dispersed of Judah
from the four corners of the earth…
AND THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF…”
Isaiah 11:11-13

The first regathering occurred when the Lord brought Israel back from their captivity in Babylon centuries ago. This time is the second one, and Scripture says they will never again be uprooted from their land.

“I will bring back the captives of my people Israel;
they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them…
I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up
from the land I have given them, says the Lord your God.”
Amos 9:14-15

And what of God’s enemies, Allah’s “Palestinians?”

“Howl, O gate, cry, O city,
thou, whole Palestina, are dissolved.”
Isaiah 14:31

And this is exactly what is being addressed here in Psalm 83. It will be the end of “the Palestinians” and their effort to destroy Israel.

And Israel?

vs 32:
“What will they answer the messengers of the nation?
That JEHOVAH has founded Zion,
and the poor of HIS people shall take refuge in it.”

The grand purpose behind all of this is the last line in Psalm 83:

“That they may know that you, whose name alone is Jehovah,
are the Most High over all the earth.”
Psalm 83:18

So we see that it is far more than a conflict between peoples. God prophesied the return of Israel to the land of their fathers, and Satan is doing everything he can to stop this – because he knows that if this regathering succeeds, it is in this period that his end will come.

We are the privileged generation, privileged to witness this Bible story coming to pass right before our eyes. And we are the privileged generation, privileged to know that in the context of this great fulfillment of Bible prophecy, the Messiah …is about to come!

More:
God’s Covenant With Israel

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