Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Will Israel Disappear Off The Map?

Israel is currently under a serious threat of annihilation. The threats have been made on numerous occasions and the weapons of destruction feverishly prepared by people who believe the destruction is pre-ordained by their “God”. The major question is, could this possibly happen and when? Our response is surely a definite NO, but how can we be absolutely sure? The fact is that Yaweh, the only true and living God, has actually predicted that this attempt would be made in the last days. He has also foretold what the ultimate result of this attack would be. That result will be achieved by a direct supernatural intervention that will not only save Israel from destruction but will gloriously transform and extend the borders of Israel winning an era of peace and prosperity.

Australian author Gerald Rowlands has written an intriguing and somewhat controversial book about an attack on Israel that may have an astonishing effect on Israel, the Middle East and ultimately the whole world. It presents the possibility that the next major item on God’s prophetic agenda may include a remarkable outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the nation of Israel that will lead to a great spiritual transformation.

A grave situation that initially appears to threaten the future existence of Israel, may be transformed into a miracle that is even greater than what occurred in Egypt when God delivered His people with a strong and mighty arm (Psa 118:15,16). The very real possibility of this apparently inevitable and imminent attack was greatly increased by a recent speech made by the president of Iran.

On a visit to Lebanon Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently (Thursday 14th October 2010) told thousands of supporters at a rally along the Lebanon/Israel border that Israel would soon disappear, while they (Lebanon) would thrive. Ahmadinejad was in the Hezbollah stronghold of Bint Jbeil which was once bombed by Israel and rebuilt by Hezbollah.

Speaking to a crowd brandishing Iranian flags and cheering, Ahmadinejad praised Hezbollah and its southern stronghold as "the foremost shield of Lebanon." He further announced that “The entire world should know that the Zionists are destined to soon disappear from the world.” His vehement views have even been aired before the United Nations on several occasions provoking very little protest.

In several of his vitriolic speeches, wittingly or unwittingly Ahmadinejad has actually quoted a Biblical prophecy that a war would be launched against Israel by all her neighbors that would be intended to literally “wipe Israel off the map.” Psalm 83:4-8

What Ahmadinejad did not quote was the conclusion of the psalm in which Israel’s enemies would become ashamed and terrified and learn that Jehovah alone is the “Most High” supreme over all the earth. Psalm 83:16-18

The attack that Ahmadinejad foreshadowed that would make Israel disappear off the map is not only predicted in Psalm 83 it is also described in Zechariah 12. However, the account that is given in Zechariah 12 adds much more detail about the attack and its amazing conclusion.

Zechariah 12:9-10 (AMP)
9 And it shall be in that day that I will make it My aim to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace or unmerited favor and supplication. And they shall look [earnestly] upon Me Whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Faced with a vicious attack that appears to have the potential to annihilate the Jewish State, the prophet describes a direct intervention by Yaweh Sabaoth (The Lord of heaven’s armies) which achieves an astonishing supernatural victory for Israel. Immediately after the miraculous victory, the person who led Israel to that victory is recognized as - “the one who was pierced.” This totally unexpected revelation is the cause of a national time of mourning encompassing a major part of Israel’s population.

The question this book addresses is whether or not this apparently inevitable attack is the one predicted by Zechariah. If it is then according to verse ten the victory will soon be followed by the transformation of Israel through a fresh revelation of the Holy One of Israel and subsequent repentance and prayers. This “appearance” of the Messiah to Israel will not fit the prophetic perceptions of many Christians. However, according to this book, the possibility of its occurrence appears to have considerable Biblical support. Surely it is a possibility that should at least be seriously and urgently considered. If it proves to be true it will drastically change the future particularly for Israel and the Church and ultimately the whole world.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Outgoing MI Chief: in Next War, TEL AVIV IS FRONT LINE

Major-General Amos Yadlin, the outgoing head of the IDF's Intelligence Branch, told the cabinet Sunday (21st November 2010) that Iran is the major threat against Israel, and not only with regard to its nuclear ambition. “Iran is reaching out with octopus-arms to anyone who acts against Israel,” he said. "In the next confrontation, there is a chance that war will break out on more than one front, and that Tel Aviv will become a front,” Yadlin warned, as he has before. “There is also a struggle against the very legitimacy of Israel's existence,” he added, “and to face it we need intelligence and to mobilize the nation.”

"Israel's deterrent power is very strong,” Yadlin told the ministers in his final briefing as Military Intelligence Head, “but the quiet should not deceive us – to the contrary. Our enemies are getting stronger and arming themselves.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu bid Yadlin farewell and said: "I met with him every week, sometimes several times a week. We discussed the difficult problems and new challenges that face us, from the Iranian nuclear threat through the threat of missiles and rockets against the State of Israel, the development of Hizbullah and Hamas, as well as various developments in the countries of the region. I believe that Amos succeeded in giving us the tools with which to assess these dangers and to prepare to meet them."
by Gil Ronen

Israel is currently bracing itself for an expected attack by her near neighbors which will be orchestrated by Iran. Such an attack has been announced numerous times by the Iranian government. I personally believe that it has also been predicted in the Koran and in the Bible. Many Muslims across the world are anticipating it and preparing in various ways. Why is it that the Church for the most part, is not recognizing the inevitability and imminence of this attack?

One of the Biblical predictions that clearly describes this attack, also predicts a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Israel that will soon be followed by an outpouring upon all flesh. (Joel 2:28) The world scene will dramatically change and the Church will soon be confronted by a new challenge and a glorious opportunity. The events that will surely follow this outrageous attack. We must pray earnestly and passionately that the Church will awake to the predicted attack and the astounding aftermath. The whole world will be affected one way or another but this predicted event will affect the Church more than any other people group on earth. The Church needs to urgently ask itself exactly what is about to happen? How will it affect the nations on earth? What can we do to prepare for these imminent eventualities?

Gerald Rowlands

Monday, November 15, 2010


The war predicted in Psalm 83 and Zechariah 12, appears to be more inevitable and imminent with every passing day. The enemies of Israel are sitting like vultures on her borders, waiting for their signal to attack Israel with a fearful onslaught. As certain as this war may be, so certain also is the predicted response of God when He will judge and destroy those armies that attack His chosen ones. (Psalm 83:3)

Immediately after an astounding victory that God will win for Israel, He will then pour out His Holy Spirit on the entire nation of Israel. (Zechariah 12:10) This will not only initiate a dramatic transformation of Israel. It will also transform the present scenario for all the nations on earth. A brand new day will dawn that will take the world by complete surprise. Ironically, it will also take the great majority of Christians by surprise too despite the fact that it has all been foretold in the Bible. The element of surprise within the Church will find many believers totally unprepared. Instead of flowing directly into the rapidly unfolding plan that takes shape, they will be left as spectators on the sideline.

Revelation 3:6
6 Anyone who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches. NLT

Ezekiel 3:18
18 If I warn the wicked, saying, 'You are under the penalty of death,' but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. NLT

Christian TV and radio ministries, who have a unique opportunity to warn people both sinners and the Christians, and fail to use the facility that God has granted them, will have the blood of those people on their hands. Unfortunately many Churches and Christian media ministries today are focussed on entertaining their congregations instead of warning them. Very few preachers, in pulpits or on the airwaves are plainly warning their audiences that we are now living in the last days of this present era. God is about to visit the earth with both judgment and salvation. We who belong to Him, whose lives are truly surrendered to His plan and purpose, need to blow an alarm in such a manner that no one will be able to say, “I never heard the warning. I had no idea of the urgency of the hour.” Whatever means we have access to as an instrument of warning, let us use it powerfully and immediately. Gerald Rowlands


Almost 8,000 people from the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia will immigrate to Israel in the next four years, according to a decision that was confirmed in the Knesset on Sunday. “There are approximately 8,000 men, women and children who live under very difficult humanitarian conditions,” PM Netanyahu said during a government meeting. He went on to say that the Government of Israel seeks to resolve this problem and to avoid the creation of additional refugee camps in Ethiopia. "We have a moral commitment as Jews, as the People of Israel, to find a solution," he continued. (J.Post) “We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.” Ps 33:20

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Anyone who has flown even a few air miles is usually aware of this warning message. “This is your captain speaking. Please take your seats and fasten your seatbelts we are flying into turbulence ahead.” Usually the passengers are already vaguely aware of the turbulence even before the official announcement is made. Air currents are beginning to buffet the plane and a general awareness of change is growing.

I believe that our captain is presently issuing such a warning. Let him that has ears, hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Every Christian should be made aware that we need to take urgent appropriate action in the light of the turbulence that we are currently flying towards. We are rapidly entering the time zone of which it is said that everything that can be shaken will be shaken.

Hebrews 12:26-27
"Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also."
27 This means that the things on earth will be shaken, so that only eternal things will be left. NLT

The world is about to be shaken as never before when God unleashes His judgment on the nations that have chosen to attack His land and His precious ones.

Psalms 83:2-4
2 Don't you hear the tumult of your enemies? Don't you see what your arrogant enemies are doing?
3 They devise crafty schemes against your people, laying plans against your precious ones.
4 "Come," they say, "let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence." NLT

This attack, though aimed specifically on Israel, will have the power to thoroughly shake the whole world. God’s response to the attack will constitute the fulfilment of one of the most dramatic events in Biblical prophecy.

Zechariah 12:8-9
9 For my plan is to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. NLT

Psalms 83:16-18
16 Utterly disgrace them until they submit to your name, O LORD.
17 Let them be ashamed and terrified forever. Make them failures in everything they do,
18 until they learn that you alone are called the LORD, that you alone are the Most High, supreme over all the earth. NLT

The epicentre of this turbulence will be the Middle East and the catalyst that causes the shaking will be an attack launched on Israel by all her nearest neighbours. Although the attack will be centred directly on Israel, its impact will be felt in various ways around the world. In many ways the whole world will change forever. The ultimate fallout from this vicious attack will cause unprecedented havoc in the nations most closely aligned and participating in the attack. The devastating power of the attack will initially appear to be capable of achieving its desired result which will be the total annihilation of Israel. The nature of the attack will constitute the most formidable of all attacks made on Israel. The whole world will wonder how Israel can possibly survive it. The answer to that question will come in the form of a direct, supernatural intervention that will be launched by Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of heaven’s armies. Almighty God will rescue and deliver Israel in a manner that will surprise all humanity.

We certainly do not relish the thought of such an attack, but unfortunately it does appear to be both inevitable and very imminent. The particular philosophy and power behind the attack is initiated by ancient Islamic prophesies that predict the ultimate conquest of Israel by the warriors of Islam.

Another analogy that illustrates the world’s dilemma at this dramatic moment is the sinking of the Titanic which was reputed to be the world’s first unsinkable ship. When the Titanic embarked on her maiden voyage on April 15, 1912, the world was filled with hope and awe. In just a few short days those emotions turned to horror and grief as the ship ploughed into a giant iceberg. One of the most fascinating aspects about the tragic history of the Titanic, is the assorted mix of passengers onboard the ill fated luxury liner. When the ship sank, the lives of both the famous and the unknown were lost as well. As the illustrious ship sailed blissfully into the dark night, many passengers were dancing gracefully in the ballroom. The band was playing, and the air was filled with joyful anticipation of a successful voyage. The last thought on anyone’s mind was of possible danger and destruction. This tragic scenario powerfully illustrates the present world situation. Most of the people in the world seem completely oblivious of the danger that lies immediately ahead as the planned attack on Israel reaches its final stages.

There are at least four beliefs that Muslims will never forsake.
1. That the land on which Israel is currently situated belongs to Islam.
2. That the Al Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem must be under strict Islamic rule.
3. That peace can never be negotiated with Israel.
4. That the Jewish nation of Israel must be totally destroyed.

These are the beliefs that drive Islamic ambition. For them the conquest of Israel is the first step towards ultimate universal rule. The Muslims will never be satisfied with a Palestinian State side by side with a Jewish one. Islam must totally eradicate the Zionist entity.

When the prophecy of Zechariah 12 takes place as it surely will, it will bring massive change to the whole world. This change definitely applies to the Church, and the leaders of the Church must prepare its members now in order to survive and thrive in the new world scenario that will be established. In seeking to prepare for the forthcoming era we must look to God for His prophetic rhema word regarding the shape and nature of the Church. The present status quo is in no way good enough to survive and thrive in the time period that will envelop the world. The Church must awake from its slumber and face the reality of the end time days in which we now live. We are about to be catapulted into truly extraordinary times. We dare not continue as though nothing is different and that no radical changes must be made. We must cry out to God for a new outpouring of His Holy Spirit.

In the aftermath of the battle and subsequent victory, God is going to pour forth His Holy Spirit on the nation of Israel.

Zechariah 12:10-11
10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
11 In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. NKJV

This visitation will eclipse the Day of Pentecost phenomena. It will radically and dramatically transform Israel. But the Church will be transformed too. Israel and the Church will face together a brand new era. The One New Man, who is both Jew and Gentile (Ephesians 2:15) will reap the greatest spiritual harvest of all time.

Revelation 7:9-10
9 After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white and held palm branches in their hands.
10 And they were shouting with a mighty shout, "Salvation comes from our God on the throne and from the Lamb!" NLT

These events are not in the dim and distant future, they are in the here and now. The war predicted upon Israel is already engaged in its earliest stages. The stage is set. The participants are making final preparations. The battle is imminently inevitable, but so are the sensational events that will surely follow the victory that God has purposed to grant (Zechariah 12:9).

The world is at the threshold of an amazing prophetic time. God is calling on the Church to “Wake up” and surrender to Him afresh as we prepare for the gigantic harvest that will take place.

Gerald Rowlands

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Thursday, November 4, 2010


Gerald Rowlands’ new book THE MESSIAH COMES TO ISRAEL which has been released in July 2010, is certainly thought provoking and even somewhat controversial. He introduces a prophetic possibility that is quite different from any of the usual Christian End Time scenarios. From Zechariah 12 and Psalm 83 he describes an attack launched in the last days upon Israel by all her nearby neighbors supported by Iran. This attack concludes with a supernatural and astounding victory for Israel through a direct intervention of God and the “Angel of the LORD.” This is followed by the astounding revelation of who the Angel of the Lord truly is.

Zechariah 12:10 then describes a time of Israel’s national grief and repentance towards their deliverer who reveals Himself as the Messiah, the One who was previously pierced. An outpouring of the Spirit of grace and supplications on all the descendants of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem elicits a spirit of grief and repentance by the entire Jewish nation. This verse also describes the national recognition of the Messiah as the One consistently predicted throughout the Jewish Scriptures.

This amazing revelation would introduce a period of peace, prosperity and exaltation for Israel of the nature described by Isaiah 60, an inspiring prophetic chapter that begins with “Arise and shine Jerusalem for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you…The Lord will arise upon you and His glory shall be seen upon you…Gentiles shall come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising”.

While gross darkness covers the Gentile world, Israel will be illuminated before all the nations on earth by the Shekinah glory of the Lord. All of this transpires well before the war described in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Indeed it is the peace and prosperity that comes to Israel following this victory, that entices Gog and Magog to finally launch their attack on Israel which is also repulsed and powerfully defeated by the sovereign God.

All of this makes for fascinating, challenging and insightful reading that every Bible lover should closely study. Without an understanding of this amazing chain of events that will happen very soon, an essential aspect of Bible prophecy is missing. These events constitute the next item in God’s prophetic agenda.

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