From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Six
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 2014, all rights reserved
" Psalm 83 "

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   On May 14, 1948, after 2,534 years the Diaspora (586 B.C. to 1948 A.D.) was over just as Matthew 24:32-33, Jesus said
   "Now learn a lesson from the fig tree." "When her branch is tender and the leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is almost here." "Just so, when you see all these things beginning to happen, you can know that my return is near, even at the doors." "Then at last this age will come to its close (this generation shall pass away)."
    Israel was immediately attacked by Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and a truce was made on January 7, 1949. (All of these countries have land in the Promised Land)

Drawing of the Middle East Map 1948 A.D. to 1996 A.D. and Sixth Century with text.

    Recently I have noticed that a lot of individual seem to believe that Psalm 83 is some future event that has not happened yet.    I disagree as can be seen in the following:
    Psalm 83 is the last of the Psalms of Asaph, which include Psalms 50 and 73-83.    It is also the last of the so-called "Elohist" collection, Psalms 42-83, in which the one of God's titles, Elohim is mainly used.    Most see it as a national lament provoked by the threat of an invasion of Israel by its neighbors.    Because of the particular nations that are specified indicates a specific historical period, and a prayer offered in the Temple in Jerusalem.    The date of the Psalm with reference in verse 9 to Assyria is seen as an indication that the Psalm was written during the time of Assyrian ascendancy, the ninth to seventh centuries B.C.    Others have placed the composition of the psalm between Saul to the age of the Maccabees (164 B.C. to 63 B.C.).

Psalm 83 Verse 1.
Psalm 83 Verse 2-5.
Psalm 83 Verse 6-8.
Psalm 83 Verse 9-12.
Psalm 83 Verse 13-17.
Psalm 83 Verse 18.

    Ezekiel 37:1-14 "The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones…Son of man, can these bones live? Prophesy upon these bones, …unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you (this refers to Israel’s restoration), and ye shall live (come to life again): and ye shall know that I am the LORD (actual proof of His divinity in reviving Israel)… Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel…I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves (The Jews regarded the lands of their captivity and dispersion as their "graves," thus come up out of their graves as "life from the dead."), and bring you into the land of Israel…put my spirit in you, …and I shall place you in your own land."
    1967: Egypt and Jordan unite against Israel.
    The King of Jordan and President Abdel Nasser of Egypt have signed a joint defence agreement.    The news came as a surprise to Egyptians and foreigners alike since King Hussein has often been criticised for cosying up to the West.    Just two days ago, the president had called the king an "imperialist lackey."    Our basic objective will be the destruction of Israel.    The Arab people want to fight.    President Nasser of Egypt.
    But it seems they have found a common enemy in Israel.
    Tensions in the region have been building for the last three weeks since Egypt increased its military presence in the Sinai Peninsular and ordered the United Nations Emergency Force off Egyptian territory.
    On 22nd of May President Nasser closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.
    Five days later he declared: "Our basic objective will be the destruction of Israel.    The Arab people want to fight."
Unannounced visit
    Today, King Hussein was met at Almaza military airport by the president on an unannounced visit to the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
    Five hours later, Cairo Radio announced the two leaders had signed the deal stating that "the two countries consider any attack on either of them is an attack on both and will take measures including the use of armed forces to repulse such an attack."
    The five-year deal paves the way for the creation of a defence council and joint command.    General Mohammed Fawzy, Egypt's Chief of Staff, would command military operations in case of war.    After a period of relative peace in the Middle East, Palestinian guerrilla groups, supported by Egypt and Syria, started a series of attacks on the Israeli border in 1965.
    These were followed by Israeli reprisals and a gradual build-up of Arab military forces around Israel's border.    When diplomatic efforts by the UK and the US failed, Israel took decisive action on 5th June 1967.
    It launched a massive pre-emptive strikes that crippled Egypt's air force, then seized the Sinai peninsula from Egypt in the south and the strategic Golan Heights from Syria in the north.    It also pushed Jordanian forces out of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, uniting the once divided Holy City.
    The assault ended on 10th June and became known as the Six Day War - it changed the face of the Middle East conflict.
    It also displaced some 500,000 Palestinians who fled to Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
    Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab nations that have since made peace with Israel.
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