A CLEAR ENDTIMES PROPHECY… VISIBLY COMING TO PASS
Commentary: Whereas the events of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17 comprise a microcosmic picture, i.e., a very small microscopically detailed picture with universal ramifications of spiritual warfare, the three chapters of Judges 6,7,8 comprise a macrocosmic picture, i.e., a very large conceptually exhaustive picture of end-time events commencing with the onset of the seven year tribulation (Judg chapter 6), leading to the conclusion of the seven year tribulation (Judg chapter 7), and then on into the first resurrection (rapture) at the beginning of the thousand year reign of Christ (Judg chapter 8).
(Rom 2:28,29) For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
1. Commentary: according to the latter Scripture, all saved born-again persons are Jews, and thus Israel.
THE SEVEN YEAR TRIBULATION
(Judg 6:1-6) And the children of Israel [Heb: he will rule as God] [born again Christians] did evil in the sight of the LORD [their sin was prevalent in everything they did; sin was a way of life, illustrating a complete (and knowing) disregard for God and His Law, as is the present trend in America]: and the LORD delivered them [taught them; allowed them to fall] into the hand [Heb: power] of Midian seven years [the seven year Tribulation]. And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel [acting in fear; ultimately, all fear is unbelief in God] made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds [covering themselves with a garment of the dirt of the earth; “fig leaves” Gen 3:7; hiding themselves in fear of the Midianites, and non-repentant to God]. And so it was, when Israel had sown [Heb: planted], that [in the harvest season] the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; And they encamped against them, and destroyed [rather than “consumed,” i.e., living in tents, being mobile and therefore having no storage facilities, they ate what they wanted, and destroyed the rest] the increase of the earth [the mature and the maturing crops], till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance [food] for Israel, neither [did they leave] sheep, nor ox, nor ass [the methodology of a certain type of warfare: submission (the Arabic meaning of Islam) by starvation. The Midianite horde left after each annual harvest season, and took with them all the valuable mature sheep, oxen, and asses, leaving behind only the invaluable troublesome and costly younglings, who themselves would become valuable in due time, but not at the time and expense of the Midianites]. For they came up with their cattle and their tents [and with their wives and many children (families) to tend the tents and cattle], and they came as grasshoppers [Heb: locusts (from their rapid increase)] [figuratively, eating the crops into the ground, decimating the countryside] for multitude [currently 6 to 1]; for both they and their camels [Heb: (in the sense of labor or burden-bearing)] [also including captured slaves] were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it [the true intent or underlying agenda of the invading horde: they invaded not primarily for hunger but for destruction]. And Israel was greatly impoverished [Heb: be feeble; fig. to be oppressed: bring low, dry up, be emptied] [a very soon to be fully experienced event, happening even now in the beginning stages] because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD [but we who are the children of Israel, after some grueling times, will have the victory].
1. Midianites = Heb: quarreling: brawling, contentious, discord, strife. [unsaved men].
2. Amalekites = Heb: a descendant of Esau. [Esau symbolizes the flesh] [unsaved men].
3. “the children of the east” = nomadic tribes of Arabia. [unsaved men].
4. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary: Mohammed claimed Ishmael as his ancestor, as do most Arabs.
5. Commentary: “the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east” = pertaining to that which has been herein clearly prophesied, all three of these peoples were then associated together by Gideon in the Bible and named “Ishmaelites” (Judg 8:24).
a. (Gen 16:10-12) And the angel of the LORD said unto her [Hagar, Sarai’s maid], I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
6. Commentary: In modern days all of these three peoples have become worshippers of Islam (the Arabic word for “submission”) called Muslims and belong to the fastest growing and largest religion on earth, at present numbering 1.4 billion people or 20% of the earth’s 7 billion population. Islam’s Koran (Holy Book) commands that the followers of Islam strive to achieve world domination (a one world government) through the extinction of all infidels (unbelievers) or their enslavement. How might this interesting circumstance relate when applied to modern day world events?
7. Commentary: “the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD” = Please remember that our United States Government opened wide the door to would-be conquerors when it exorcised God out of the national school system in 1962, approved abortion in 1973, discontinued Conscription (the military draft) in 1973, and voted for, placed their confidence and trust in, Barack Hussein Obama (an Arabic name for a Muslim man) in 2008?
8. Commentary: The Muslims are indeed invading the USA in demographic hordes with a learned from infancy world domination mind-set, numerically breeding 6 to 1 whereas Americans are breeding 1 to 1. Given that fact, within twenty years, and without nuclear warfare, the Muslim vote in the USA will outnumber and thus overrule the American vote and “Sharia Law” will definitely be the dominating norm, as it already virtually is in England, and rapidly becoming so in The Netherlands, Belgium, and France. The Muslims are not “entering into our land” and assimilating themselves (becoming one with) and blending with our cultural traditions and mores, but conversely, the Muslims are literally but very quietly “invading our land” and changing our culture and laws little by little to conform to their Islamic traditions and culture, thereby destroying the Christian character of the United States of America through an intentional/unintentional demographic invasion.
9. Commentary: Of course there remain many members of the impatient, fanatical, very powerful elder ruling generation in Iran and Iraq and Arabia who, quite understandably because of their advancing age, cannot wait fifteen or twenty years for the victory to materialize demographically, and they want to claim the United States (the Great Satan) and Israel (the Little Satan) for Allah now, right now, before their imminent demise, and also, of course, for a Koran compliant religious bonus of 70 virgins, etc. in exchange for their martyrdom (dying for the cause of Allah), and they are indeed single-mindedly grasping for access to nuclear weapons now. So if you are an elderly Islamic believing man in power, what really is there to lose? On the one hand, at the very best you have but a few short old ill feeble years left to live, and on the other hand, for your martyrdom (the sacrifice of those few old years) there is the promise of vibrant eternal youth, 70 virgins, and the treasures of Allah’s favor…. Bring on the bombs!