Nation of Israel
The woman of Revelation 12:1, pictured as being clothed with the
sun, standing on the moon, with a crown of 12 stars, is clearly
identified by Joseph's dream in Genesis 37:9-11. Joseph dreams of the
sun as representing his father Jacob, who God renamed Israel, and from
whose loins came the Nation of Israel. He pictures the moon as being
the women who gave birth to the 12 sons of Israel. And the 12 stars are
those 12 sons who propagated the Nation of Israel. The woman is
definitely the Nation of Israel because this set of symbols appears only
in Genesis 37 and Revelation 12, and one interprets the other. This
woman, who represents Israel, is pictured as fleeing into "the
wilderness" in Revelation 12:6. I have proven, in numerous previous
updates, that "the wilderness" is the Negev Wilderness of southern
Israel. This is part of the same area where Israel previously wandered
for 40 years before being allowed to enter the Promised Land of the
Exodus. She will once again be confined in the Negev Wilderness for
1260 days, after having been driven into it by an attack from Syria
consisting of a confederation of Islamic nations. We are told in Daniel
11:41 that the King of the North will enter into "the glorious land" of
Israel, but that the land of the descendants of Ammon, Moab, and Esau
would be by-passed as he pushed Israel into the Negev. If you look on
any map showing the areas inhabited by the descendants of these three
men in 600 B.C., and then overlay it on a current day map, you will
discover all three areas are within the borders of present day Jordan.
So Jordan will not be attacked by the Islamic confederation of nations.
Why? Because it is of no tactical, political, or geographical
advantage to the King of the North. However, Egypt has all three of
these advantages vested in the Suez Canal, her ports, and her water
supply. So, after by-passing Jordan, and driving Israel into the Negev
Wilderness, he will quickly veer to the west and conquer Egypt. More on
this in updates to follow. At the recent Arab Summit Meeting, the
first one held in a decade, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia failed to
concur with some of the boycotts against Israel, which were proposed by
their Islamic counterparts. Egypt was also the first bordering Islamic
nation to initiate peace with Israel. Egypt, according to Daniel
11:42,43, will pay a price for it when the Islamic hoard, led by Syria,
charges across the northern Sinai to conquer her.
I have received several queries concerning present military
escalations between the PA and the IDF in Israel,
and there seems to be concern that it will develop into a major war
between the two opposing forces.
And others have expressed a fear that Israel's Arab neighbors might
join the conflict.
I do not believe there is a good reason for believing that a major war
will break out in Israel at this present time.
In previous prophecy updates, which you can pull up out of our
prophecy archive, especially in update number 2, we have discussed how
the PA smuggled in,
and then hid, thousands of katyusha rockets in the zone around Tul
Karm and Kalkilya. Until you see the PA start
to utilize these rockets, there is no need for alarm over the
possibility of a major war in the Mid-East.
The PA has also smuggled in thousands of shoulder held antitank
launchers across the Jordan at night, and below and above the border
So far we have only seen active fighting in those areas where these
rockets and antitank weapons are not stored.
These weapons are being held in reserve for the time that a coordinated
attack by Syria, leading several other Arab nations,
can be conducted with the Palestinians creating internal chaos in
central Israel. I am persuaded it will take at least two
to four years for this coordinated sneak attack to be planned. It will
require the united effort of all the Arab forces to defeat Israel.
And it must include the partnership of all the terrorist groups. They
must cease their activities before Israel can be sure the peace will be
It is my opinion that the war of Gog and Magog, found in the 38th and
39th Chapters of Ezekiel, will not occur before 2003, but is likely to
occur before 2006.