By N. Brad Carter, JR PE / guest columnist
The Meridian Star
Syria’s problem today, proves to Israel that Obama is no friend to God’s people Israel.
Headlining the news, Syria continues to be the topic for the world as God writes across the billboard of the sky, the time of the end is near. Assyria, the Empire that is now known as Syria, is referenced in the KJV of the Bible 118 times when Assyria previously ruled the world and Syria is listed 75 times. For the third time in as many weeks “Signposts” looks at the events of today to see what God said yesterday.
America does not see itself in the prophecies of the Bible on very many occasions. In fact there are no direct references other than the geographical inference where the question arises as Russia/GogMagog is moving to invade Israel. (Ezekiel 38:13) "Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil?"
If we carefully traced the lineage of Cush and Raamah as recorded in Genesis and the 1 Chronicles 1:9 we find the phrase, "And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.” Thus, we conclude that the descending nomads of Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish were never more than a roving band with little more than a few goats and sheep until oil filled the wealth vacuum in the many countries surrounding Israel.
Today, we call them the Arab Islamic states. These Arab states have aligned themselves with the merchants of Tarshish better known in the Bible as the West, ancient Phoenician traders, Spain and England with “all the young lions” of the English Empire who have become trading partners. Anything to the west of Israel is written in the same mind frame as was with Jonah as he fled to Tarshish and away from God.
Why will the question come to Russia from the west, have you come to take a spoil? As we see from the latest Middle East happening, the little fox from Russia, President Putin, has outfoxed the smooth tongued American fox, President Obama. The debate to invade, not to invade, Congress you decide to invade, has continued to where it stands now.
Obama opened the door saying to Russia/GogMagog, do what you can to get those chemical weapons out of Syria and become the leader of the Middle East while I “lead from behind” as Russia places the red line of Obama where they choose. America and the west ask the question again, have you come to take a spoil?
Two weeks ago we gave a prophetical picture of a condition that will proceed major events in the End Time, “The king of the north will storm out with … a vast navy. Russian news source, Pravda.Ru states, Russia will soon bring the number of its warships into the Mediterranean Sea to 10. Syrian deep warm water ports of Tartus and Latakia are now commanded by Kremlin naval strategists.
Last week we discussed a mighty army that will come from the North land of Russia/GogMagog “against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land,” (Ezekiel 39:16) As Russia builds a road to Israel through Syria they know that whoever controls Israel controls the vast distribution of oil to the world.
With the navy spoken of by Daniel and the army referenced in Ezekiel another mile of roadway has been paved to the End Time Event.
The question must be asked again, have you come to take a spoil? Worldwide we observe in the media that almost every country has a financial problem. Every nation is looking for a leader that will solve the money problem where craft will prosper. There is no money to wage a war along with allies and no one has come to the conclusion that the money tree has died.
In America we repeatedly say in both parties we are tired of war and our police responsibility for the world in holding back all the bad guys. No one will admit it, but America is bankrupt and politicians only look at the potential capability and continue to spend, into non-repairable damage.
We have depleted our military. America cannot get involved in another war. In addition to unemployment we as a nation have an aversion to work as we are satisfied with what is left from our parents. Then what is next? Look out Israel, here comes Russia as soon as the world can get a peace agreement with Israel.
N. Brad Carter is a bible class teacher on WMER (1390 AM) Radio. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.