Q. Why is everyone saying that there will be a psalm 83 battle as an actual future prophetic event? Is this psalm not a prayer for God not to remain silent about the enemies of God conspiring against Israel? They say: let us destroy them as a nation…… But it does not actually say that this is going to occur, does it?
A. Generally the Bible doesn’t deal with hypothetical issues, and certainly not in the kind of detail as Psalm 83 contains, where actual nations are listed. The fact that such a battle has never been recorded in history leads many scholars to believe it’s still in our future. With the very nations mentioned in Psalm 83 currently in an antagonistic posture toward to Israel, even including some of its words in their rhetoric, Psalm 83 could become a reality soon.