Recently, the Israeli Defence Force and the U.S Central Command launched exercise Juniper Oak, a massive joint military exercise which, according to recent reports, involves bombing targets set up in the Negev Desert, that’s, in the south of Israel, to simulate Iranian nuclear sites. A total of 1,100 Israeli Soldiers with 6,400 U.S soldiers took part with aircraft including B-52 heavy bombers F-35s, F-15s, F-16s, Hercules transports, Apache helicopters, a strike group of ships from America and Israel, and the artillery systems of both nations taking part, including dozens of rocket launchers with long-range rockets being launched from American equipment. It’s happening now and the Iranians are aware of it.
The other situation is concerning Israel and Iran. If you follow the news over the last few weeks, there’s been some pretty dire things taking place in Israel. The situation has become more and more precarious.
Recently, there was an Israeli attack on an Arab town in the West Bank, a place where they were making missiles. Israel went in and destroyed them and there’s a danger that that could lead to much more retaliation.
On Friday, on Holocaust Memorial Day, there was an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue in which I think there were seven or perhaps more people killed. There’s a danger of that whole situation getting out of hand at the present time.
We read in the Bible about the time of Jacob’s trouble. We’re not yet there, but you can see trouble is building up in the Middle East.
Additionally, you’ve got the Israeli Air Force and the American Air Force being primed for an attack on Iran.
The Israeli Defence Force and the U.S Central Command launched exercise Juniper Oak, a massive joint military exercise which, according to recent reports, involve bombing targets set up in the Negev Desert (that’s in the south of Israel), to simulate Iranian nuclear sites. A total of 1,100 Israeli Soldiers with 6,400 U.S soldiers took part, with aircraft, including B-52 heavy bombers, F-35s, F-15s, F-16s, Hercules transports, Apache helicopters and also a strike group of ships from America and Israel, together with the artillery systems of both nations also taking part. These included dozens of rocket launchers, and long-range rockets were launched from American equipment. That happened very recently.
The Iranians are pretty much aware of it and The Times of Israel actually quoted a senior U.S defence official saying that the purpose of this exercises is to send a message to Iran that the ongoing war in Ukraine cannot distract the attention from the US and the Middle East.
So, this is a potential conflict that could break out into another war. If there is a attack on Iran then, the Iranians have said that they will attack Israel. They say they will destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa and other parts of Israel.
Israel has a very strong defence systems. They’ve even got laser defence and they’ve got all sorts of things to stop missiles coming in. They know where most of the missiles have come in the past, and they’ve said that they’ll take them out before they get anywhere near them especially, if they come from Lebanon.
But, as you can see, you have a potential for a huge conflict that would blow up anytime.
Whether that will be the start of the War of Gog and Magog, we will see. But these are crises which are happening now and, if you paid attention to what I’ve been saying earlier, Jesus spoke about wars and rumours of wars, he spoke about nation coming against nation, kingdom against kingdom. It’s happening.
It’s very frightening, but I have to Let Go and Let God! This is a deeply sinful, corrupt, greedy and selfish world. It will not get better.
Let us cling to the Rock that is Jesus Christ wherever we are and whatever our personal circumstances or whatever is taking place globally.
Thanks Tim! Amen!