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The Minor Prophets of Israel
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Hosea (Hoshaia)
Hosea was a prophet at the beginning of the Assyrian captivity. He was told to marry Gomer, a prostitute, so that his life would be an example of the choices of the Lord. This prophecy is interesting because it predicts that those who were carried off by Assyria are not lost tribes as they have been described. He will find and gather the lost ten tribes at the end of days.
He makes a distinction between Israel and Judah, promising that they will both return to God in the last days on "The Day of Jezreel".

Deliverance of Israel (The Ten Lost Tribes)
God calls Hosea to make his life a pattern of God's life with Israel. These ten northern tribes were totally wiped out and lost, leaving only Judah in the south. Judah was carried off and regathered from Babylon. Hut this prophecy seems to be waiting for a time when Judah will be carried off forever, joining Israel in exile. Then God will gather the twelve tribes. This occurred at the crucifixion, when Israel killed their first born son.

The Deliverance of Judah and Israel.
Hosea wrote to both the northern and southern tribes about their gathering in the last days.

Joel (Yoel)
He was a prophet before the invasion of Assyria and Babylon. So his message is appropriate for people who must prepare for the siege by the enemy or the persecution. For a righteous people, this must include a message about putting on the armor of God. This is the coming of the Holy Spirit. For the disobedient people it is a message about how to live in adversity. Ancient Israel was disobedient. The people of God in the latter days will be obedient.

Before The Millennium
The desolation begins as the harvest is ruined.
» The Invasion. Awake, drunkards and weep. And will, all you wine drinkers, on account of the sweet wine that is cut off from your mouth. For a nation has invaded my land, mighty and without number, its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and it has the fangs of a lioness. It has made my vine a waste and my fig tree splinters. It has stripped them bare and cast them away. Their branches have become white. (Joel 1: 5-7)
» The Lost Harvest. The field is ruined, the land mourns; for the grain is ruined, the new wine dries up, fresh oil fails. The seeds shrivel under their clods. The storehouses are desolate, the barns are torn down, for the grain is dried up. (Joel 1: 10, 17)
This is the picture of the desolation of Israel when they were rejected in favor of the Gentiles.

» The Apostasy. Be ashamed, O farmers, Wail, O vinedressers, for the wheat and the barley. Because the harvest of the field is destroyed. The vine dries up, the fig tree fails, The pomegranate, the palm also and the apple tree, all the trees of the field dry up. Indeed, rejoicing dries up for the sons of men. (Joel 1: 11-12)
The church was invaded because it became drunk with wine. The barley and wheat harvest occurred at the crucifixion and Pentecost. The harvest of Jews failed because they rejected Christ. The wheat and barley harvests were lost because of apostasy. Then the church went through a summer drought that lasted 1260 years. You can read about it in the lesson on the seven seals. The fruit harvest is also in danger of being lost. Historically, this is when these events occurred.
Barley Harvest Wheat Harvest Summer Drought Fruit Harvest Reaping
Cross Crucifixion Holy Spirit Early rain 1260 Year Papal Domination Holy Spirit Latter Rain Second Coming
No Fruit. Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. (Matthew 21: 43)
Dead Tree. As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. (Mark 11: 20)

» Repentance, Fasting and Mourning. Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament, O priests. Wail, O ministers of the altar! Come spend the time in sackcloth O ministers of God, for the grain offering and the drink offering are withheld from the house of your God. Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God and cry out to the Lord. Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is near. And it will come as destruction from the Almighty. (Joel 1: 13-15)

» The Revival. Although the harvest has been lost by apostasy and through invasion, God will perform a miracle to restore the harvest after we repent.
Yet even now, declares the Lord, return to me with all your heart, and with fasting weeping and mourning. And rend your heart and not your garments. Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil. Who knows whether he not turn and relent and leave a blessing behind Him, even a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God. (Joel 2: 12-14)

» Fruit Harvest Restored. The Lord will answer and say to His people, Look, I am going to send you grain, new wine and oil, and you will be satisfied in full with them. And I will never again make you a reproach among the nations. (Joel 2: 19)
But the fruit harvest can still be saved if we repent before the reaping or the day of the Lord comes.

» The King of the North (Babylon the Great). But I will remove the northern army far from you, and I will drive it into a parched and desolate land, and its vanguard into the eastern sea and its rear guard into the western sea. And its stench will arise and its foul smell will come up, for it has done great things. (Joel 2: 20)
In the last days, Babylon the Great is the northern army. They will be in Israel. The United States has constructed major bases in Israel. God will separate Israel and the United States.

» The Rain. This is the coming of the Holy Spirit. But to save the fruit harvest God sends both the early and latter rain. This makes up for what was lost during the drought.
So rejoice, O sons of Zion, and be glad in the Lord your God. For He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, the early and latter rain as before [in the first month]. The threshing floor will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with new wine and oil. (Joel 2: 23-24)
In One Month or The First Month or At One Time. This phrase is translated in many ways. But at one time, the Jews (Israel) will receive the benefits of the former and the latter rain. The symbols merge the harvest from two seasons. The moon is a symbol of the church. So this will be during the reign of one church (Laodicea). And it could be during Tishri, the month of the harvest which is also the first month of the civil year. It predicts the return of the Jews during the same time that the fullness of the Gentiles comes in.

» The Holy Spirit. The Spirit brings gifts that are used to gather the harvest. It both changes us and multiplies us. We are changed internally as we develop the fruit of the Spirit. We also multiply as others join us.
It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind. And your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. (Joel 2: 28-29)
After He restores the dignity of the Jews, the greater portion of the latter rain will follow.

» The Nation of Priests. God restores the dignity of every group after the crucifixion. He showed the disciples that the Gentiles were acceptable in a vision to Peter and in giving them the powers of the Holy Spirit.
Here, Joel also shows us in his vision that the Holy Spirit will show that God has approved of everyone as His priests by giving them supernatural powers. There are no limits on women, chidren, the young or the old, the rich or the poor.
One in Jesus Christ. For you are all sons of God through faith in Jesus Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3: 26, 28)
This is because the Levitical priesthood only prophecied about one Jewish Man born in Israel between the age of 30 and 50. Now, the Melchizedek priesthood makes all believers a nation of priests.

» Signs. I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth. Blood, fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. (Joel 2: 30-32)
The Curse The Day of the Lord Heaven
Locusts Fasting, Weeping Earthquake.
Sun, moon, stars
Rain War Northern Army Destroyed Harvest Reaped Peace
Armies Trouble Begins Asian Earthquake Latter Rain War Babylon the Great Destroyed Second Coming
In the multi-layered fulfillment of the prophecies, these great signs in the sky happened at the end of the eighteenth century after the curse of the 1260 year persecution. But we will see the same pattern again just before the latter rain. Then Babylon the Great will be destroyed after the wars in the Middle East escalate.

» All Israel Returns. The reproach of Israel will be removed and they will return to the Lord when the Spirit is poured out. This is the same prophecy as Zechariah 12.
Then the Lord will be zealous for His land and have pity on His people. (Joel 2: 18)
For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land. (Joel 3: 1-2)
Both Israel and the Christian church were scattered among the nations.

» The Land Is Divided. In the truce agreement following the war after the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, Jerusalem was divided between Israel in West Jerusalem, and Jordan in the Eastern part of the city including the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The city of Jerusalem remained divided until the six day way on 5 June 1967 when Israel captured the Golan Heights, Gaza and the West Bank, allowing them to control and unite Jersusalem for the first time since 136 AD. Since the Muslim temple is on the temple mount, there is still a religo-political division of the land and future peace talks are leaning towards dividing up the city of Jerusalem - a major stumbling block for peace.
Other parts of the land that Israel once occupied are still controlled or disputed by Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. Jordan now has the land east of the Jordan river that belonged to the tribes of Reuben, Manasseh and Gad. Lebanon has most of the land of Asher. Syria had most of the land of Manasseh and claims the Golan Heights which Israel took in the six day war. Egypt and Gaza has part of the land of Simeon.

The Sixth Plague And After The Millennium
» War and Judgment. Proclaim this among the nations, Prepare a war, rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers come near. Let them come up! Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man". Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves there. Bring down, O Lord, your mighty ones. Let the nations be aroused and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. (Joel 3: 9-12)
Sit In JudgmentPrepare War Mighty Ones War Wicked Surround Righteous Punishment
Second ComingSixth Plague Jesus and Army Interrupted Wicked Living At The End Seventh Plague
Third ComingAfter Final Court Jesus and Saints Armageddon All Wicked Angels and Humans Hell Fire

This preparation for war in the Battle of Armageddon could apply to the sixth plague as well as the time after the final judgment. However, certain features point to the sixth plague.

Every time the wicked army attacks, it comes from the north. Babylon the Great, the last earthly empire, is also described as the king of the north. The nation of Gog comes from the north and surrounds the New Jerusalem. So with one description and one title, God describes all phases of the final work of Satan during the day of the Lord. Isaiah refers to Satan as the king of Babylon.
You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army. (Ezekiel 38: 15)

» The Wicked Harvest In The Valley Of Decision. Put in the sickle for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the wine press is full. The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. (Joel 3: 13-14)
The great events of the end of time force the world to consider the question of the existence of God. The natural disasters, the miracles of the latter rain and the strange turn of events cause men to choose life or death.

After the Second Coming, there are two harvests. The wicked are stomped in the wine press and then burned.
And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even to the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. (Revelation 14: 17-20)

Amos
Amos writes about the events on the day of the Lord.

Obadiah (Hoshaia)
When Christ was on this earth, the house of Herod were the ruling kings placed on the throne by the Roman occupiers. The Heroidians were not Jews. They were Edomites or descendants from Esau. Obadiah is one of the prophecies that predict the rule of Esau over Jacob at the time the temple will be destroyed. This was fulfilled in two ways as they ruled during the destruction of Jesus, the spiritual temple and the second temple.
King Herod the Great tried to kill the baby Jesus. Although He found Him innocent, King Herod II Antipas ordered Jesus to be beaten and they placed the crown of thorns on His head and sent Him back to Pilate to be crucified. King Herod Agrippa 2 was the ruler when the second temple was destroyed.

Edom And The House Of Herod
The prophecy of Obadiah is one of many prophecies about Edom and how they treated Jesus on the day of the crucifixion. The temporary supremacy of the descendants of Esau was foretold in the blessing given to him. At some point Esau will tear off the yoke of Jacob.
The Yoke of Jacob Removed. ... but it shall come about when you become restless that you shall break his yoke from your neck. (Genesis 28: 40)
But when the yoke was broken, Esau ruled over Jacob.

The following prophecy is remarkable because it describes the exact political dynamics at this time.
In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David and wall up its breaches and I will also raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old. That they may possess the remnants of Edom and all the nations who are called by My name declares the Lord Who does this. (Amos 9: 11-12)

After the resurrection, Christ became the High Priest and the King. These images are about the activities of the high priest at the laver as he prepares to enter the temple barefooted.

Micah (Michah)
The Rejection And The Return.
The prophet Micah has a vision about Samaria and Jerusalem in the last days. This is the ten lost northern tribes and the two southern tribes. He predicts the rejection of Jesus, the rejection of the Jews and their return as a light to the nations. He also gives more detail about the prophecy of Zechariah 12, the time when they are besieged and the Holy Spirit is poured out.

Nahum (Nachum)
Nahum preached to Nineveh 100 years after Jonah repented and averted the wrath of God.
Betrayer. From you has gone forth one who plotted evil against the Lord, a wicked counselor.
Afflicted. Thus says the Lord, "Though they are at full strength and likewise many, even so they will be cut off and pass away. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no longer."
Yoke. So now I will break his yoke bar from upon you, and I will tear off your shackles.
(Nahum 1: 11-13)
Judas was the wicked counselor who placed the yoke of a cross and shackles on the Lord.

Habakkuk (Chabakuk)
He prophesied before the invasion of Babylon. God punishes the wicked by giving them Babylon. The world receives Babylon the Great as punishment. The bad outcome of the war against terror in Iraq is a punishment of all the world.

» God Raises Up Babylon. As a curse, God gives us what we want by sending a nation to punish the wicked.
For look, I am raising up the Chaldeans [Babylon], that fierce and impetuous people who march throughout the earth to seize dwelling places which are not theirs. They are dreaded and feared. Their justice and authority originate from within themselves. ... They mock at kings and rulers are a laughing matter to them. They laugh at every fortress and heap up rubble to capture it. Then they will sweep through like the wind and pass on. But they will be held guilty, those whose strength is their god. (Habakkuk 1: 6-7, 10-11)
At the end time, there is another nation whose strength is their god. Daniel describes them.
But instead he will honor a god of fortresses a god whom his fathers did not know. He will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures. He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god. He will give great honor to those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and he will parcel out land for a price. (Daniel 11: 38-39)

» Sins Of Babylon. This chapter lists many characteristics of Babylon and mentions an economic consequence. Revelation 18 also describes a global economic collapse, starting in Babylon. We will probably see some looting and unfair trading before and after the fall that helps to destabilize Babylon.
» Debt, Loot and Plunder. Furthermore wine betrays the haughty man, so he does not stay at home. He enlarges his appetite like sheol, and he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations and collects to himself all peoples. Will not all of these take up a taunt song against him, even mockery and insinuations against him and say "woe to him who increases what is not his - for how long - and makes himself rich with loans?"
Debt. Will not your creditors rise up suddenly and those who collect from you awaken? Indeed you will become plunder for them. Because you have looted many nations, all the remainder of the peoples will loot you.
(Habakkuk 2: 5-8)
» War And Violence. Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and founds a town with violence! (Habakkuk 2: 12)
Our national debt and indebtedness to China will become a snare. Our violence in the Middle East and the violence we caused will be our undoing.

» Wrath Of God And The Salvation Of Israel.
» Signs. The mountains saw You and quaked. The downpour of water swept by. The deep uttered forth its voice, it lifted high its hands. Sun and moon stood in their places. They went away at the light of your arrows, at the radiance of your gleaming spear. (Habakkuk 3: 10-11)
Luke describes these signs and the sea and waves roaring. This is the same as the "deep lifting its hands". It even appears to describe the miracle of Joshua commanding the sun and moon to stand still. We will see much more than a dark day and a blood moon.
... and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
There shall be signs in the sun, moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the seas and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
(Luke 21: 11, 25-26)

Zephaniah (Tzefaniah)
He prophesied before the invasion of Babylon. His message is to the righteous remnant and the disobedient.

The Day Of The Lord.
There will be total destruction. A reversal of creation.
I will completely remove all things from the face of the earth, declares the Lord. I will remove man and beast, I will remove the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, and the ruins along with the wicked. And I will cut off man from the face of the earth, declares the Lord.
» People. So I will stretch out My hand against Judah and against all inhabitants of Jerusalem.
» Idol Worshippers. And I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place.
» Unfaithful Priests. And the name of the idolatrous priests along with the priests.
» Astrologers. And those who bow on the house tops to the host of heaven.
» Double Minded. And those who bow down and swear to the Lord and yet swear to Milcom.
» Back Slider. And those who have turned back from following the Lord.
» Atheist and Agnostic. And those who have not sought the Lord or inquired of Him.
(Zephaniah 1: 2-6)
Those who cover their bases by embracing every belief system will also be condemned. He will judge every category of believer. Even the universalists who worship everything, and assume that every form of worship is from God. God asserts that everyone can gain a knowledge of Him if they truly desire Him.
Therefore wait for Me, declares the Lord, for the day when I rise up as a witness. Indeed my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out on them My indignation, all My burning anger. For all the earth will be devoured by the fire of My zeal. (Zephaniah 3: 8)

Laodicea. It will come about at that time that I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are stagnant in spirit. who say in their hearts, "The Lord will not do good or evil". Moreover, their wealth will become plunder and their houses desolate, yes they will build houses and not inhabit them. They will plant vineyards but not drink their wine. (Zephaniah 1: 12-13)
This warning sounds like the warning to the final church, named Laodicea, or the church that is being judged. Those who are stagnant in spirit are the same as those who are lukewarm. Both groups think that they are rich and wealthy and are at ease. They have no zeal for the work or the Lord and see no need for repentance. Other references to this group refer to them as the fat sheep who are at ease.

Warning. God warns the earth to prepare for His judgment.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances. Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger. (Zephaniah 2: 3)
The righteous will be hidden at three different phases of the day of the Lord.

  1. The Plagues. They are protected until the Second Coming.
  2. The Millennium. They are hidden in heaven, while the earth is devastated and the wicked are dead.
  3. Hell Fire. They are protected in the City of God, while the wicked are destroyed outside.

False Gods Humiliated. The power of the Lord will be so awesome that people will abandon other religions because their gods will become irrelevant.
All Other Religions Abandoned. The Lord will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations. (Zephaniah 2: 11)

The Gathering Of The Remnant.
God will gather His people from the nations and reward them. He will gather the wicked and punish them. The prophecy is about the nation of Israel, yet because it is also about the end of days, it seems to include global Israel, the church.

Haggai (Chaggai)
The House of God. Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in paneled houses while this house lies desolate? (Haggai 1: 4)
After the Babylonian captivity, the people were slow to return from exile and even slower in rebuilding the house of the Lord. Then, under the leadership of Zerubbabel, they rebuilt the house.

The Shaking
On the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles (21 Tishri), Haggai had this vision as God spoke to a group of Babylonian exiles who saw the difference between the old and the new temple.

Malachi

The Messenger Of The Covenant
Angel of the Lord Messenger of the Covenant Smelter and Purifier of Silver Fuller's Soap and Refiner's FireThe LORD
The Church is Purified by the Message of the Covenant
2 Witnesses (Moses and Elijah) Messenger of the Covenant Jesus Accepted Persecution WrathSecond Coming
Holy Spirit: Latter Rain Zadok Sons of Levi Inhabitants of Jerusalem Saints Repentance HatedFlee Plagues
Water 144,000 Tents of Judah House of David Benjamin Simeon Issachar Zebulun Gad
Malachi points to the appearance of the Messiah and his messenger and to the different groups in Israel, the sons of Levi, Judah and Jerusalem.
The Messenger of the Covenant. Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me.
God Comes to the Temple. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; And the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold He is coming, says the Lord of hosts.
He Purifies the Church. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.
The Sons of Levi. He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.
(Malachi 3: 1-4)
When the Lord comes to His temple, the message of the messenger of the covenant will purify them. Then they will offer peace offerings of love and praise. It points to the successful appearance of the messenger. They will delight in this messenger and they will seek the Lord. The messenger "clears the way" before the Lord as Isaiah 40: 3 prophesies.

Reconciled The Coming Of Moses And Elijah [Law and Prophets]
Micah was the prophet who explicitly predicted the coming of Elijah.
Moses (Laws, Statutes And Judgments). Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
Elijah (Prophet). Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
(Malachi 4: 4-6)
Based on this prophecy, the disciples and the Jews expected Elijah to come. However, the prophecy points to both the coming of Moses and Elijah. The disciples thought that the prophecy was being fulfilled when they saw Jesus Christ being transfigured with Moses and Elijah. They thought that this was the fulfillment but Jesus told them to suppress the information.
The coming of Moses and Elijah will accomplish several things.

Balaam: The Wicked Prophet
The Six Day War
(6 June 1967)
Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian armies assembled troops on the borders of Israel when president Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt moved 100,000 troops into Sinai, blockaded the Strait of Tiran and signed a military agreement with King Hussain of Jordan.
Israel launched a pre-emptive attack and conquered all the Arab armies beginning with Egypt and moving against Syrian forces in the Golan Heights on June 9 and cease fire is declared the next day. While the Egyptian air force was on the ground having tea to celebrate the victory over Israel, in a surprise attack the Israeli air force wiped out the Egyptian airforce on the ground in one day and then recaptured the Temple Mount, the Old City of Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Golan Heights, and the Sinai Desert. 759 Israelis and 15,000 Arabs died.
At the end of the exodus, on the borders of the Promised Land, the surrounding nations became afraid of Israel. Balak, king of Moab, paid Balaam to curse Israel. Three times this prophet for hire tried to curse Israel and he could not. He blessed Israel instead.

The Third Blessing: The End of Days
So Balaam made this prophecy about the end of days for the people of Moab and other nations to the south east of Israel. These prophecies appear to have some of the elements of the end of days for the king of the north in Daniel 11: 40-45.
And now, behold, I am going to my people; come and I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the end of the days to come. (Numbers 24: 14)

At the end of time, when the Antichrist sets up his throne again, the warning to the church of Pergamum in the actions of Balaam testify about the strategy of the evil empire.
But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teachings of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. (Revelation 2: 14)
Yom Kippur War
(6 October 1973)
Egyptian and Syrian forces launch a surprise attack Israel on Yom Kippur War. The war lasts three weeks.
Naval battle with missiles only fought on October 6-7 with Syria and Israel sinks all Syrian vessels with no Israeli losses.

During the second exodus at the end of time, Israel will conquer the same surrounding nations who fought against her at the end of the first exodus. The Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War seem to have fulfilled this prophecy. After this, Israel took control of most its original territory. However, they could be just signs of what will occur in the future when Israel accepts the Messiah and the nations surround them and God helps them.
So a blue print for the final war between Israel and the surrounding nations and their supporters is a war between Jordan, Syria, Egypt and probably Saudi Arabia with a naval attack on Syria coming from the region near Cyprus.

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Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)