Bible prophecy indicates that in the last days all nations will turn against Israel. And when that happens, God will gather them for judgment at the valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:1-2). This is the battle of Armageddon (Zech. 12:3; 14:2; Rev. 16:16; 19:11-21).
At present Israel has very few friends. For the last few decades the United States has been Israel’s only close ally. But the way things are going now we are headed ever closer to the time when “all nations of the earth” will turn against Israel.
As Joel Rosenberg has written in a recent blog article,
The attitude of President Obama and his senior advisors towards Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government has never been warm. But it’s never been as dysfunctional — nor outright toxic — as it is right now.
Joel was referring to the article in The Atlantic, entitled, “The Crisis in U. S. -Israel Relations Is Officially Here.” Read it and you will see for yourself.
Yes, it seems that the prophecy in Zechariah 12:2-3 is here!
Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.
Fasten your seatbelts! This world is on a slippery slope to judgment. The coming of the Lord to judge the world appears to be very soon!
This means that for us born again believers, our transfer to heaven is even sooner. Rejoice!
But we need to also pray for those in the world who are not yet saved, that they may escape the judgment to come.