.....However, not everyone agreed with my Psalm 83 hypothesis that was presented in Isralestine. Some raised the following objections:

Psalm 83 was merely an imprecatory prayer of lament concerning all of Israel's historic enemies.

The Psalm found historical fulfillment in the Old Testament, namely in 2 Chronicles 20.

The Psalm prophecy found fulfillment in the Arab - Israeli wars of 1948, and/ or 1967.

Psalm 83 is not a separate prophecy but is one and the same with Ezekiel 38.

Psalm 83 is part of the Armageddon scenario that finds fulfillment in the Tribulation Period.

This book attempts to address all of the above objections at various points within the text. When these objections were brought to my attention, I always took them to heart and seriously considered the feasibility of their interpretations. But after careful and prayerful deliberation, time and time again I found myself fastened to the Isralestine hypothesis. I discovered that their interpretations didn't adequately explain away the logic, which made so much sense when Psalm 83 was factored into the end time's equation. Now many agree with me, that Psalm 83 was the missing piece that completes the end time's prophetic puzzle.

Because so many new developments have occurred since the initial release of Isralestine, it is important to update the reader with the prophetic implications of current Middle East and world events. Recent events like those listed below, could have direct relationship with either the Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38 prophecies:

* The unexpected Arab Spring of 2011.

* The removal of numerous long-standing Arab leaders that resulted, like Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, Osama Bin Laden of Al-Qaeda, and many more,

* The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt,

* The Syrian revolution,

* Iran's rapidly developing nuclear program,

* The Muslim attacks of US embassies in the Mideast and North Africa, at the end of 2012.

* The arming of Hezbollah with over 50,000 powerful rockets,

* And, the deployment of chemical weapons throughout Syria.

These are just a few of the recent indicators that strongly suggest that the climactic concluding Arab - Israeli war predicted in Psalm 83 is nearing the time of its final fulfillment.

In conclusion, this book includes research that is mostly new with some that is old. Moreover, important additional information has been authored that has not been gathered from either of my previous books, Isralestine and Revelation Road......

There is an abundance of prophetic content about the "end times" contained within the scriptures. Information that not only authenticates the sovereignty of God, the only true Author of prophecy, but is furthermore intended to prepare humanity for the times in which they live. The intent of this book is to explore Bible prophecies that receive little regard, which are extremely relevant today.

It is not difficult to find prophetic Christian commentaries written about the Rapture of the Church, whereby Jesus Christ returns "in the twinkling of an eye" to miraculously remove from the Earth millions, perhaps billions, of His true believers. Nor are writings scarcely scattered upon the shelves of bookstores regarding the coming Russian- Iranian led confederate invasion of Israel, commonly referred to as the Magog Alliance.....

The Bible tells of a time in the world's future when Israel amasses an "exceedingly great army." This army develops out of the need for national defense to protect against the continued advance of Arab aggression. At some point, this finely tuned military instrument unleashes deadly force against its aggressorsto achieve a decisive victory. Because of this Israeli conquest over the inner circle of the core surrounding Arab populations of Palestinians, Hamas, Egyptians, the Muslim Brotherhood, Lebanese, Hezbollah, Syrians, Saudis, Al-Qaeda, and Jordanians, Israel's borders are enlarged, prosperity increases, and national stature is enhanced.

Israel as a nation experiences a condition of regional superiority, which enables it to dwell securely in an otherwise insecure neighborhood. The Jews still dispersed throughout the world at that time will flow back into their safe haven of Israel. With this influx of Jewish population, the Jews will exploit the resources of the conquered Arab territories and the people will be set to experience the "restoration of their fortunes."6 At that time Israel will become one of the wealthiest nations in the world, perhaps the wealthiest of them all.....

Overview of Psalm 83

Psalm 83 describes a climactic, concluding Arab-Israeli war that was prophesied by Asaph the seer, about three thousand years ago......It is my firm assessment that the Psalm is more than an imprecatory prayer concerned with Israel's ancient enemies; 1 believe it also predicts a Middle East war that is now imminent. Geo-political events involving the Arab Spring of 2011, the Palestinian quest for statehood, and several decades of failed diplomatic efforts to swap Israeli land for Arab peace, has primed the populations listed in Psalm 83:6-8 to confederate against the Jewish state in direct fulfillment of this prophecy.

The Psalm identifies an inner-circle of Arab states that share common borders with modern-day Israel. This is in stark contrast to an outer-ring of nations listed in a separate coalition described in Ezekiel 38. Although some eschatologists attempt to merge the two prophetic episodes together, these appear to be two differing Middle East wars.

The Arab confederates of Psalm 83 form a collective strategic war plan to destroy Israel.Their ultimate goal is to eradicate the Jewish state and confiscate all the land it presently possesses.This would include the land captured by Israel in the Six-Day war of June, 1967.

Presently, most of the international community and the Arabs are pressuring the Israelis to forfeit much of this land, in orderto form an independent Palestinian state. Psalm 83 suggests the Arabs will someday abandon diplomatic efforts and opt for war instead. Inuendos of this nature are already emanating out of Egypt by leaders within the Muslim Brotherhood, as the news headline below suggests......

Thus, in a nutshell, Psalm 83 predicts that Israel's ancient Arab enemies, which happen to be Israel's most observable Arab foes today, will at some point in the future, confederate, form a war strategy to destroy the Jews and their state, eradicate the name of Israel forever, and confiscate the Promised Land.

According to connecting prophecies in Obadiah v. 18, Ezekiel 25:14; 37:10, Jeremiah 49:1-6, and elsewhere, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) prevail in the Psalm 83 war.The war; its conclusion, and imposing aftermath affects are discussed throughout. various portions of this book.......

There are naysayers who don't believe Psalm 83 is a bona fide Bible prophecy. Some believe it is merely a prayer of lament. Others don't separate it out as a distinct Middle East war, apart from Ezekiel 38 or Armageddon. Many of the objections to my hypothesis that Psalm 83 is a distinct and imminent war have been encountered since the summer 2008 release of Isralestine—the initial edition of this book. These issues are addressed inside portions of the commentary and appendices of this book......

One thing for certain about the Arab Spring of 2011: the seasons of change appear to have arrived in the Middle East. Moreover, Arab leaders like Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, and AM Abdullah Saleh of Yemen have been removed, making way for others to be raised up. Daniel attributes these types of sovereign events to the supernatural doings of the Lord......





Keith Hunt

To  be  continued