Q. Do you think that the current Israel vs. Gaza/Hamas is just one of their many battles or do you think it is a build up to something more serious or prophetic? Could it all be tied into Isaiah 17 and the destruction of Damascus or a pre-cursor to Ezekiel 38?
A. It’s too soon to tell, but if the escalation continues it could lead to a fulfillment of Psalm 83 and/or Isaiah 17. I think it would have to be one or both of these prophecies because Israel has not met the requirements of being at peace and not expecting an attack, which is a precondition for the battle of Ezekiel 38-39.
You will say, “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people–all of them living without walls and without gates and bars (Ezekiel 38:11).
However, fulfillment of the Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17 prophecies could quickly result in those conditions being met because Israel’s victory would wipe out all their bordering enemies and cause them to believe they had nothing to fear.