Rumors of war in Israel never seem to go away, but this week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu indicated war with Gaza is now inevitable, as shown in this quote:
“It looks like there will be no other choice but to embark on a wide-scale campaign against the terror forces in Gaza. I don’t risk the lives of our soldiers and citizens just to get applause,” Netanyahu said. “There probably won’t be a choice but to topple the Hamas regime. Hamas doesn’t exert its sovereignty in the Strip and doesn’t prevent attacks. We have a situation in which a terror group that launches rockets has taken over, and doesn’t rein in rogue factions even when it wants to.” (Source: jpost.com)
Israel has had ongoing conflicts with Gaza since President George Bush’s administration forced them to evacuate the city and hand it over to the Palestinians in 2005, but there are two reasons why the coming conflict might be a prelude to a larger war. First, a prophetic warning received by Henry Gruver in 2018 remains unfulfilled. The Lord told Henry, “When Israel sends troops into Gaza, it will be a sign the Middle East War has started.”
Second, in an interview with Kan Reshet Bet Radio this week, Netanyahu hinted there could be much more to this war by saying, “We are preparing for a different war.” (beta.washingtonpost.com) He did not explain what he meant by that, but immediately afterwards, he flew to Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
A Middle East War might also be the fulfillment of a prophetic dream received by Professor Jim Reeve in August, 2016. In the dream, he saw little green army men standing on top of a very tall platform. Then a large hammer smashed them into little pieces and they fell to the ground like confetti, as shown in this illustration, which he provided. He then saw a man hanging from a rope. He interpreted the dream to mean a military conflict would cause the equities market to drop steeply from a very high place.
Since no dates were revealed, we’ve been watching for the fulfillment since he received it. The markets are currently close to all-time highs and trending upwards, so they are now in a very high place and could set new highs in the next few days, so things appear to be aligning for the big drop he saw.
I think we all tend to assume prophetic revelations will be fulfilled very soon after they’re received, as I have done that myself many times, but the fulfillment often takes much longer than expected, as demonstrated by many prophecies recorded in the Bible that are still unfulfilled today.