by Bill Perkins
“He says, ‘You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, and with you I destroy kingdoms.’" Jer 51:20
The Bible says there’s a latter-day nation referred to as “Babylon” and/or “Daughter of Babylon.” We wrote an article about this nation proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that it can only be the United States. At the end of this article there is a link to the original piece that shows 22 reasons Babylon has to be the USA.
The Hebrew definition of “war-club” is “shatterer.” This is interesting as the U.S. pretty much shattered Germany in World War I and then shattered Germany and Japan in World War II. When there is no political restraint, the USA can take out anybody.
There is another similar Bible reference to this country—calling her God’s military hammer of the earth.
“the hammer of the whole earth…” Jer. 50:23a
The actual Hebrew definition of “hammer” is “a forge hammer.” So we see that God prophesied that He would raise up this nation as His military hammer to move things along at the pace He desires—to forge or shape the country’s policies around the world to be aligned with His will.
It’s not surprising that God does things like this as He's in control of all things, even who is in leadership of nations. God says He literally puts kings and world leaders into and out of power.
“…For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” Rom. 13:1b
“…He removes kings and establishes kings;” Dan. 2:21b
I can assure you that the reason Donald Trump is president is because God wanted him there. Continuing the policies of the previous administration was not what God wanted at this time. So the Lord lifted up thick-skinned Donald Trump to be president.
God can use anything and anyone at anytime for His purposes. While most people reading this would prefer to have elected a president with impeccable past morals, God, in His sovereignty, chose a no-nonsense leader who was NOT politically correct in his thinking.
I can think of NO other person who was running for office who could’ve withstood the constant barrage of media lies that President Trump has withstood. What he has accomplished is astonishing. If you’re not praying daily for his protection, shame on you! I can promise you, Satan HATES President Trump!
God wanted this nation to be strong militarily, in order to be His war-club. God is using President Trump and the United States to currently be His military hammer on Syria.
It’s also interesting that our weapon of choice against Syria is the Tomahawk cruise missile. A Tomahawk is a weapon shaped like a hammer.
Many have wondered if we might have pushed Russia too far. Many liberals and conservatives alike have worried that President Trump, by his military actions, could trigger a war with Russia.
But Russia, for all her boldness and tough talk, knows full well she’s woefully out-gunned and can’t square off in a war with the USA. Consider this map of how much military might we have surrounding Russia:
That’s amazing. So how many bases does Russia have in Canada or Mexico? Zero. None even in North or South America. Not even Cuba anymore. (1)
But Things Will Suddenly Change In the Future
After the Rapture things will abruptly change. With the United States decimated, Russia and Iran WILL take the opportunity to attack Israel (Ezek. 38 & 39). So it’s not surprising that Russia and Iran are linking together today, if in fact we’re getting close to the Rapture.
The word on the street in Israel is that the most recent drone attack against Syria had nothing to do with “chemicals.” Rather, it had everything to do with Iran!
In February, Iran sent a drone loaded with deadly toxic gas into Israeli airspace. The drone was shot down and recovered, and Israel determined that it had been launched from a base in central Syria where Iranians had been covertly working.
The recent airstrike from the U.S. against Syria was coordinated with Israel, something most news outlets didn’t mention. The U.S. and Israel struck the huge underground bunker complex near the town of Homs, which was full of Iranians.
The Iranians were there developing chemical weapons… including the ones used against Israel in February. The complex was totally destroyed. Iran even admitted that Iranians were killed in these Syrian attacks.
This is an amazing development. Behind the scenes, Iran is now mad-as-a-hatter and extremely embarrassed. They (Satan’s minions) want to take out Israel (God’s chosen) so badly they can’t stand it. But God is saying, “No, not now.”
Russia & Iran WILL attack Israel, but not now
Ultimately the Bible says Iran will team with Russia and launch an attack “from the north” against Israel (Ezek 38:6,15; 39:2). God will personally bait Russia and Iran into attacking Israel:
“I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army,” Ezek 38:4
“in the last days that I will bring you against My land,” Ezek 38:16
And then He will personally crush them in a humiliating defeat. Notice God's personal involvement phrasing:
“It will come about on that day, when Gog [Russia] comes against the land of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD, “that My fury will mount up in My anger.” Ezek. 38:18
“With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. Ezek. 38:22
“I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand.” Ezek. 39:3
God’s purpose for bringing on this war is quite simple. Post-Rapture will be a new day—the time will have come when He will no longer be silent. Just as Egypt suddenly received the wrath of God, so will all the nations of the earth see God at work.
“My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.” Ezek. 39:7
“And I will set My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them.” Ezek. 39:21
But remember, all this happens POST RAPTURE in a Restrainer-less earth as the Church will have been graciously removed — we’re thankfully not appointed to be a recipient of God’s wrath.
“For God has not destined us for wrath,…” 1Th. 5:9a
“…having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.” Rom. 5:9
“… Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.” 1Th. 1:10b
So if what we’re watching today is setting in motion what God will use to goad Iran and Russia into attacking Israel, we could definitely be close to our quite exciting exit.
And during that time of post-Rapture Tribulation, God will allow the destruction of the United States. His War-Club will no longer be necessary as He will be pounding the earth from the heavens.
You can get the video explaining the post-Rapture destruction of the United States HERE. The download is FREE. If you wish to have the DVD shipped to you, it’s $6.95. The printed version will also be included in a new Compass book that’s going to press this week. Details coming!
So we keep our eyes up, looking for the coming of our Lord, not down on this temporal earth. There will come a time when the world as we know it will suddenly, without warning, change forever. In the meantime, our prayer is to be used by God in the lives of our friends, family and coworkers!
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