The War in Lebanon

Allow me to say some things about the current war in Lebanon without making my case for every statement or even necessarily presenting these thoughts in any logical form. In other words, allow me to blog some stream of consciousness thoughts about the war in Lebanon.

Does the Israeli war with Hezbollah in Lebanon have any prophetic and spiritual significance? Absolutely. First of all, all wars involving Israel have massive prophetic significance. The return of the Jews to their historic promised land and the creation of the modern state of Israel in 1948 is the most significant prophetic event of the 20th Century. It is the fulfillment of many Biblical prophecies. More importantly, it is the LORD God of Israel keeping the covenant He swore unto Abraham and his seed forever.

That the promises of God made to Abraham extend spiritually to the Gentiles in Jesus Christ in no way negates the literal promise God made to Abraham; specifically to give the descendents of Abraham a land and make them a nation. This is an eternal covenant God will never break. Consider how clear these promises are…

“Now the LORD had said to Abram:
‘Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'”
-Genesis 12:1-3

“For all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.”
-Genesis 13:15

“To your descendants I have given this land.”
-Genesis 15:18

“I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
-Genesis 17:8

“The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants I give this land.”
-Genesis 24:7

“Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.”
-Genesis 26:3

“And give you the blessing of Abraham,
To you and your descendants with you,
That you may inherit the land
In which you are a stranger,
Which God gave to Abraham.”
-Genesis 28:4

“And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: ‘I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.'”
-Genesis 28:13

“The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land.”
-Genesis 35:12

“Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.”
-Genesis 48:4

“I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers.”
-Exodus 6:4

“I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the LORD.”
-Exodus 6:8

“I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.”
-Exodus 32:13

I’m not posting all these verses for redundancy but for emphasis.

Some Christians seem to think the promises God made unto Abraham have an expiration date. I want to ask them, what part of eternal, everlasting, forever, do you not understand? Do you mean God told Abraham that the land of Canaan would be the possession of his descendents forever, but He really meant till He changed His mind? Does that mean our salvation is not forever, but until God changes His mind? Of course not! When God says, forever, He means it!

The nation of Israel is a sword — it divides the nations. Israel’s right to exist is backed by a moral claim and the assertion of international law, but it is also backed by the promise of God. Nations that set themselves against Israel defy the Word of God and will inevitably fall under the judgment of God. The issue of Israel divides the nations. Woe to those on the wrong side.

Satan always stirs up wicked men to challenge the borders of Israel because he is a liar and wants to make it look like God does not keep his covenant. Israel is a testimony to the nations — a testimony of God’s faithfulness to His covenants. This is why the devil challenges Israel’s borders.

Israel is also a prophetic picture of the church. There is a very real sense in which what happens to the nation of Israel in their wars with their enemies is reflected spiritually in the Church of Jesus Christ and our wars with the powers of darkness. Israel is a prophetic indicator.

Hezbollah brazenly disregarded the sovereign borders of Israel and this has led to the current war in Lebanon. Of course Hezbollah denies Israel’s right to exist. Think about this: If the Islamic enemies of Israel would disarm tomorrow, there would be peace in the Middle East. If Israel would disarm tomorrow, there would be another holocaust. Hezbollah (as well as it’s Palestinian counterpart, Hamas) is demonically controlled. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. By the way, Satan will brazenly disregard the borders of your promised land and denies your right to exist!

Are you going to stand for that?


Then it’s war.

And as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob gives victory to Israel in this current war, expect the Lord Jesus Christ to lead His church into a season of war and subsequent victory!

Get ready for war. Get ready for battle. Get ready to attack the strongholds of darkness. Get ready for victory!

On January 29, respected prophetic minister, Chuck Pierce, gave this prophecy. I find it highly remarkable and spiritually significant.

In the midst of the summer at the hottest point you will begin to see the snow of Lebanon melt. Watch as Palestine and Syria form an ungodly alliance with Lebanon. For Lebanon is at the end of the fork of the road of change for the Middle East. Lebanon will become an issue that causes the Middle East to go one way or the other. In the midst of the beauty and grandeur of this place I will begin to write a new script over how the nations will realign. Out of Lebanon a new wineskin will form and a new river will begin to rise. I will bring conflict into Lebanon because it is the boundary that I will deal with this year concerning My promised land of Israel. The warlike tribes of Lebanon will once again arise. But in the end I will win this war, and the riches that have been withheld from My kingdom plan will be released. Watch and see for there is a new vision. For in the days ahead you will hear a cry arise from the deep affliction and mourning that comes out of Lebanon. Out of the ancient city of Damascus, you will see a caravan arise. I, Ancient of Days, will create a conflict in Damascus. My power will be displayed to the world when I break the confederation of demonic hosts that are aligned against My covenant plan. Out of Damascus will come a new move of My Spirit. Many conversions and miracles will occur in the region that surrounds Damascus. Watch because I am realigning the nations of this region. I will send angelic forces to guard My plan. No matter how Syria arises against that plan at this time, I will have warring angelic forces that will counteract the plan of men that are aligned with evil forces to create havoc. Sing the songs of the Ancient of Days for it is those songs that will create the sound of victory over the lands of this region.

Last Friday night, at the end of an amazing three hour service, the Spirit of the Lord moved me prophesy with these words.

For it is a time of war and I shall mount an offensive, says the Lord. Changes will be sudden and swift. Those who can move with Me quickly will see a sudden work. Strongholds that have stood for centuries will fall. Prophecies will be fulfilled. You shall watch the nation of Israel, for therein you will find a mirror, you will find a pattern. You will see what I am doing with My Church; keep your eye upon My nation of Israel. I am waking up the mighty men; I am waking up the mighty women. They shall be a mighty army. They shall go forth with My spirit upon them and the gates of hell shall not prevail. Not only will they not prevail, they shall be disconcerted; they shall be confused. They will say, “We have not seen this kind before. We don’t know how to handle them; we don’t know how to manipulate them; we don’t know how to oppose them; we don’t know how to withstand them.” For the Lord says, there is a breed of believer that I have reserved for the end times, but now they shall begin to emerge upon the earth, they shall even be as special forces; they shall even be as commandos. They have had intensive training. They have waited. They have waited long, but now the call has come and they shall rapidly strike the powers of darkness; they shall rapidly strike strongholds. Strongholds that have stood for a thousand of years shall suddenly fall, says the Lord, for it is a time of war. Wake up the mighty men! Wake up the mighty women!

Powerful stuff, I think.

I’ll have more to say about this Sunday morning. I hope to see you then.

Pray for Israel.

Pray for the Church.

Strap on your armor and get ready for battle.

Get ready for God to secure your borders and give you victory!


Pastor Brian