Medes and Persians

Isaiah 13:17-18. ” Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver: and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their bows also shall dash the  young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.”

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Switching back to the near future, Isaiah foretold the destruction of the Babylon of that day by the Medes and Persians. Their empire was vast, and it was cruel.

As I study through all this, I am struck again and again at the rise and fall of powerful nations. They think they are indestructible, and they conquer every other nation within their reach. Then God uses yet another nation to work His purpose in delivering Israel after a time of punishment for their idolatry. Over and over again the pattern repeats itself.

I am fascinated by Israel’s past; even more by its future. So many events during my lifetime have led to the establishment of Israel as a world power; a tiny little country with the guns of nearly all its neighbors trained against it because the Muslim world wants to deny the existence of Israel. Things are shaping up toward the events of the end times. Watch what is going on over there, and you will see how the stage is being set.

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