Will Israel Reoccupy Gaza?

24 11 2018

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Israel Ready to Reoccupy Gaza, Warns Minister The latest round of fighting in Gaza might be over, for now, but Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan warned that Israel is prepared to recapture and reoccupy the coastal enclave in order to root out Hamas and its terrorist allies should the situation escalate again. Israel Today

About 15 years ago my friend, John Fisk, and I compiled a teaching about Gaza which is being fulfilled year by year since then. We saw pertinent Scripture promises that applied then, and even more so now. The fifth stage may be imminent. Here are the five stages and the text from Zephaniah that applies to the last stage when Judah returns to Gaza. It seems to be taken right out of today’s (and tomorrow’s) headlines.

The Five Stages of Gaza’s Judgment

  1. A Wall is Built around Gaza.
  2. Judah (Israel) withdraws.
  3. Chaos overtakes Gaza.
  4. Gaza is destroyed by fire.
  5. Judah (Israel) returns to Gaza.

The seacoast shall be pastures, with shelters for shepherds and folds for flocks. The coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed their flocks there; in the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening. For Yehovah their God will intervene for them, and return their captives. Zephaniah 2:6-7

The final stage of Gaza is that it belongs to Israel. Through the centuries the Philistine strongholds on the coast are conquered, with only Gaza now still in the hands of Palestinians. The Palestinians are not descended from the Philistines physically, but they have the same demonic terrorist spirit.

For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon desolate; ​they shall drive out Ashdod at noonday, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of Yehovah is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines: “I will destroy you; so there shall be no inhabitant.” Zephaniah 2:4-5

This verse identifies Gazans, as “Cherethites” or literally: ASSASSINS! It would seem to be a  simple step to understanding this reference as an ancient way of describing the suicide/homicide bombers of today, Hamas in Gaza, Why is there anarchy under Hamas?

There will be no king or authority in Gaza! Ashkelon shall see it and fear; Gaza also shall be very sorrowful; and Ekron, for He dried up her expectation. The king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. Zechariah 9:5

This has all been fulfilled including anarchy in Gaza. The only thing remaining is for Israel to return and establish order in Gaza. Stay tuned!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)


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24 11 2018
Viki Johnson

Hi Les, this is Viki Johnson. Your article is so today. You and John are right! We watch and pray, we are amazed to see God’s hand in a situation. God bless, Viki

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24 11 2018
Maynard Beck Sr.

Great article Les!
I was living in Texas during the Gaza expulsion in 2005. I was listening to the radio one morning and the host was broadcasting a live cell-phone conversation with one of the Israeli soldiers who had been ordered to help drag the settlers out. (He was a young Israeli-American who had grown up in the Houston area and moved to Israel). He was calm and reserved as he told the host that he was going to disobey the order (which I suspect others did too) Felt like we were listening to the Bible come alive…
Maynard

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28 11 2018
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29 11 2018
jmshistorycorner

I certainly hope Israel does occupy Gaza again – and not give it up this time!

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