Middle East Heating Up

1/19/24 By Tim Buck

Pakistan’s air force launched retaliatory airstrikes early Thursday in Iran against alleged militant hideouts, killing at least nine people and further raising tensions between the neighbors.

The war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has barely past three months and we see Israel being tried in the International Criminal Court in the Hague for genocide against Hamas when it was Israel who experienced a genocidal attack.

Joe Biden’s Administration is telling the government of Israel that they cannot defeat Hamas. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week that Israel cannot defeat Hamas — that there is no “military solution,” and that Israel will have to “return the West Bank” and accept a Palestinian Two-State Solution. Netanyahu reportedly rejected the idea. Good for him!

Can you imagine if the United States had told Britain after only 100 days of war with Nazi Germany that they couldn’t win, and to accept Hitler’s terms of peace? First it would make you laugh, then grimace in disgust, and then get really mad.

That’s exactly what Joe Biden’s secretary of state Antony Blinken is reported to have told Benjamin Netanyahu about the Israel-Hamas War.

Wail, you gate! Howl, you city! Melt away, all you Philistines! A cloud of smoke comes from the north, and there is not a straggler in its ranks.
Isaiah 14:31

If I were Netanyahu, I would put blinders on and continue to pound Gaza until every last Hamas terrorist, including their leaders, were nothing but a bad memory. Because if they don’t, Hamas will come against them again, and again, and again.

The Bible clearly shows us the land of Israel will be divided into two states, but that does not mean they have to help their enemies to bring it about. But eventually, Israel will agree to divide the land.

It looks like 2024 is off to a war infused world with the likes of the missile strikes that the US and the UK have been conducting against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Add to that, Iran launched missiles on Pakistan three days ago with Pakistan retaliating Thursday. Iran also staged airstrikes late Monday in Iraq and Syria over an Islamic State-claimed suicide bombing that killed over 90 people in early January.

If there was a bowl labeled ‘wars and rumors of wars’, it would be overflowing right now. But what the world doesn’t realize is that what they really should be concerned about is the cup of the Lord.

In the hand of the Lord is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.
Psalm 75:8

Pakistan’s military described using “killer drones, rockets, loitering munitions and standoff weapons” in the attack. Standoff weapons are missiles fired from aircraft at a distance — likely meaning Pakistan’s fighter jets didn’t enter Iranian airspace.

Everyday we see the cauldron of the Middle East preparing themselves to meet Antichrist, while proclaiming that our biggest problem is Climate Change when it is actually the pending judgment by Almighty God that is about to fall.