Reports are that the Israeli Air Force is heightening its alert status because of the possibility that Malaysian Flight 777 might have landed to be re-purposed as a flying bomb to be used against Israel. Breitbart reports in part:
“As the possibility–however remote–grows that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 may have been hijacked and taken to a hidden location, Israeli authorities are preparing for the possibility that the hijackers might attempt to use the Boeing 777 to mount an attack.
“According to the Times of Israel, Israel’s Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. (by Joel B. Pollak, 16 March, 2014)
The prophecies of the Bible have foretold a future attack on Israel by Islamic nations as well as by Russia. Many of these nations are mentioned in Psalm 83 which will likely attack Israel in some manner in a attempt to destroy the tiny Jewish nation. But the Bible assures us that they will fail! Then, Russia with additional Islamic nations, one of which is specifically named as Persia (Iran) in Ezekiel 38:5, will come down from the north to take over Israel’s wealth and destroy the nation.
The present day evil regime of Iran is Shiite Muslim. Their particular belief system involves the hope of a coming “12th Imam,” called the Mahdi. It is very interesting that the descriptions of this Mahdi fit the Bible’s characteristics of the coming Antichrist. The Antichrist will be anti-Semitic through and through and will do all he can to destroy Israel as well as all of the Jews world-wide.
Israel has a deep and highly accurate sense about possible threats! They are well aware that they have many enemies in the mid-east who desire their complete destruction. Israel is a high value target to the devil. Much of the world, having rejected God and the Bible, believe Israel and the Jews are the root of the world’s problems. Many believe that the only way for there to be world peace is to get rid of Israel.
No wonder! God has chosen Israel to bring the Messiah into the world to die for the sins of the world and to one day return to rule and reign on the earth for a thousand years with Israel as the world capital. Of course, the devil is opposed to this idea. He wants his own chosen one to rule the earth. He will attempt to take over the world through the Antichrist and the false prophet. (Revelation 13) He will require all to worship him and to take his evil mark, 666, depicted in Revelation 13:16-18.
This is why I believe that these strange events and circumstances surrounding flight 370 have captured the world’s attention. I believe God is telling the world to pay close attention to the prophecies of the Bible concerning Israel and watch how many nations in the latter days will attempt to set up scenarios by which they might attack and destroy the nation of the Jews. If the plane turns up as having simply malfunctioned and crashed, then the world’s attention will still have been stirred for a divine purpose!
We should continue to watch Iran, especially, the south-east of that country, where the plane might have landed (or perhaps, in south-western Pakistan). As reports are indicating, Israel is taking very seriously the possibility that this Boeing 777 airliner might be used as a flying bomb to attack them. It is also very possible to conceive of this long rang air craft being used to attack the United States!
While many are confused and unsure as to what has happened, I am very pleased to see that Israel is not as unsure nor as confused as to what preparations they need to make for the very real possibility that this airliner might suddenly appear somewhere near, likely, their north eastern boarder. The leadership of the United States needs to learn from our Israeli allies in this regard.
As I suggested yesterday, also keep your eyes on what Putin and Russia are up to. I believe Bible prophecy is coming to pass in the strange and fast changing situations that we face today! The good news is, Jesus Christ will return, and these events signal that His coming may not be far off!
I still hold out hope that if Malaysia Flight 370 did land safely somewhere, then there is a good chance that the passengers and crew, or most of them, are alive and well. Whatever country would have allowed them to land within their jurisdiction is well aware of the incredible international scandal that would result if they became a part of the mass murder of hundreds of innocent men, women and children.
If they are still alive, it is so good to know that almighty God is aware of where they are and exactly what is happening! God allows man to make wrong decisions! But, He is able to overrule those decisions and to forward His amazing prophetic plan in spite of, or even through the sinful actions of the wicked!