It takes neither a scholar in Bible prophecy nor a scholar of Middle Eastern history to understand that dynamics in the region are building toward war. Those who would be governors of world geopolitics, such as the elite of the UN, fear the region to be the ignition point for a future conflict that will explode into full-blown nuclear conflagration.
We know from God’s prophetic Word that Israel is destined both to suffer a time of great trouble and, ultimately, a thousand years of glory as the head of all nations. This turmoil and eventual emergence into great victory involves threats and pressures from surrounding nations that hate that Jewish state.
While Bible prophecy outlines and even details to some extent how all of this eventuates, the moment-by-moment, day-by-day developments are not always clear in regard to how all will unfold. Those pressures mentioned take the form of many points of shaping and influencing God’s chosen as the nation interacts among nation-states of the region and world.
I’m of the opinion that one such point of pressure is being used at present by the old serpent Satan to cause God’s chosen people to be seen as a prototype for how he intends to manipulate and control the world’s population when allowed to foment his final moments of evil.
We’ve looked a number of times in these commentaries at how COVID-19 has been wielded as a powerful tool with which to bludgeon the entire populations of the planet into submission. To any observer of Bible prophecy from the pre-Trib view, this globalist-generated biological weapon was planned and is being used to establish a worldwide mindset of being willing to submit to authoritarian rule.
In this sense, Israel is, I believe, being somehow prepped to serve Satan’s purpose for the coming Tribulation holocaust.
We see story after story of COVID-19 used to lock down cities and now entire nations. Australia, for example, has become almost again the prison colony it once was. The rulers in some parts—South Wales, for example—have become despotic in their evil demands. First they seized all private weapons they could force the Aussies to give up, and now they go house to house to demand vaccine proof. Those not compliant go to something called “wellness camps” or some such designation.
But, regardless from where the stories of lockdowns, etc., come, it is more and more the tiny Jewish state that is being put in the world spotlight—all with the willing complicity of Israel’s own growingly despotic leadership. The nation leads the world in people vaccinated to protect against COVID apparently, yet incongruent facts have emerged. The following report/analysis frames developments.
Just a few months ago, the mainstream media praised Israel for its “pandemic-ending” vaccination campaign. With over 40 percent of the population “fully vaccinated” in the first quarter of 2021, Israel was well on its way to stopping community spread and clearing out its hospitals.
The nation of Israel imposed some of the strictest lockdowns during that time, violating the Nuremberg Code and segregating the unvaccinated from public life. Israel bought up the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA Covid vaccine and began issuing mandatory Green Pass “vaccine passports” as a requirement for citizens to enter public spaces. By August, Israel had intimidated and coerced its population into having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, with 78 percent of people 12 years of age and older classified as “fully vaccinated.”
The world was reassured that this rate of vaccination was more than enough to ensure individual and “herd immunity.” However, infection rates have skyrocketed across the country since then, and Israel is now logging the world’s highest infection rates, with nearly 650 new cases daily per million people. At times, hospitalizations for the “fully vaccinated” have reached upwards of 95 percent. (Lance D. Johnson, “Israel now has more covid infections per capita than any country in the world, even as “booster shots” are being widely administered there,” CitizenFreePress, Thursday, September 02, 2021)
The nation is now again under draconian lockdown.
A friend emailed me this week and posed a fascinating question. He pondered whether Israel is in probably the most dictatorial-type lockdown of any nation on earth, keeping its citizens from leaving en masse for some divine purpose.
Perhaps, he conjectured, it is because some action by the Lord or by some evil entity is pending. The severe sequestration keeping Israeli citizens more or less in lockdown is maybe to protect or benefit them in some way from imminent something or the other.
We know the following is always true, no matter what the facts are surrounding that which seems to be prepping Israel for what is to come.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121: 4)