For they are the spirits… which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
And he gathered, them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Revelations 16:14 and 16
Christians, Jews and Muslims everywhere are deeply concerned about events unfolding in the Middle East. That zealous interest is based in no small part on millennial old prophecies concerning the last great battle to take place in the valley of Armageddon.
President Obama has overseen many changes in the U.S. landscape. To list a few; The Affordable Care Act, extracting US forces from a protracted siege in Iraq, finally killing Osama bin Laden, a change in the definition of marriage, a quickening in our resolution to deal with Global Warming, a steady yet lethargic climb from a major economic meltdown, etc. Whether for good or ill, these and other accomplishments were sufficient to assure him a legacy. Yet, with that legacy intact, he has gone “all in” by taking point in wrestling an agreement with Iran.
The treaty with Iran was a United Nations undertaking. In leading out, Obama has effectively made it his. In all likelihood, the future will judge President Obama not on his many accomplishments, but solely on the outcome of this treaty. The possibility of a nuclear Iran and the very real possibility that Iran will use nuclear capability against Israel is so grotesquely malevolent that any future misstep will minimize the historical significance of any of President Obama’s other accomplishments. The net result is; Obama’s legacy now rests in the hands of the Ayatollah Khamenei.
The United States continues to be militarily involved in Afghanistan and northern Iraq. Despite our continued efforts, Al Qaida and ISIS are spreading throughout the Islam world with tentacles now reaching into traditionally Christian nations. And with the lifting of sanctions, Iran now has money to pursue an even more vigorous military posture. The entire Middle East is becoming a battle ground.
Into this mess appears Russia. After secret talks with Iran, Russia is now building a strong military presence in Syria in support of Assad. What that military buildup will entail is yet to unfold.
With the entrance of Russia onto the battle field where the United States, Europe, African and the Middle Eastern countries are already engaged, the “kings of the earth” have now arrayed their armies. Israel is falling out of grace with the current administration of her staunchest ally, the United States. Radical Islam is now flexing its influence in ways unthinkable just a short time ago. In short, it would appear that the final stage is being set.
The last act of this play was told by the prophet Ezekiel. In part:
“Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, …a great company, and a mighty army:
And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me,
Thus will I magnify myself, …and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.
Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.
Excerpts from Ezekiel 38 and 39
To fill in the blanks, the armies of the earth will be gathered against Israel as a cloud upon the land. God will defend them in such a way that all, Israel and the heathen nations, will know it was He who saved Israel. It will take seven months to bury the dead and seven years to destroy the weapons.
ISIS is spreading using rape, torture and murder to conquer and overcome all detractors. It has set as its purpose the eventual battle against Israel, the battle known in prophecy as the “Battle of Armageddon.” Al Qaida continues to exert influence and spread terror throughout the Muslim world. Iran continues to state its main goal as the annihilation of the Zionist state, Israel. Iran now has billions of dollars and centrifuges to help accomplish that publicized goal. Additionally, Iran continues to export terror through offshoot groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas. Saudi Arabia (the home of Mecca,) Pakistan and other Islamic nations are less vocal about the destruction of Israel but continue to support the concept. Assistance for terrorist acts and groups continues to trickle from individuals and radical groups within these less vocal Arabic countries. And financing it all, acting as a catalyst and as an enticement, are the oil fields.
Is this then to be the legacy of President Barrack Hussein Obama? He has of his own accord, inserted himself, our nation and his legacy smack dab in the middle of the buildup to the greatest of all un-holy wars. The real irony here that Iran gets to decide what President Obama’s legacy will be. The billion dollar presidential library and the Affordable Care Act would seem to be of little consequence in evaluating a presidential legacy which includes setting the stage for Armageddon.
Like President Bush before him, I think President Obama will eventually be ridiculed and vilified for this overshadowing and egregious error of judgement. It must be karma that President Obama has soiled his legacy, in similar fashion to George Bush. Will future generations then speak of Obama, and Iran in similar tones to Bush and Iraq? The irony would almost be funny if it wasn’t so deadly serious.
As I sit here comfortably and write this article, the Architects of Armageddon have arrived and are setting the table for the great feast of the Lord. The vultures, eagles and beasts of the field await.
May the God of Israel have mercy on us all!
Samuel Waen Jensen
Note: This article is given to some political hyperbole in bringing to light the absolute seriousness of events in the Middle East and in suggesting at President Obama’s and now Vladamir Putin’s role in those future events. Prophecy of the Middle East in these last days is in fact dire. Nevertheless, there is safety, both spiritual and physical amid these catastrophic future events. That safety is found here.