Psalm 83: When?

Richard Spendiff wrote:

The ten nations of Psalm 83 are the ten kings that have not yet received power but shall reign one hour with the beast. They are the ten toes of the statue of Daniel chapter 2.

It’s great that you notice Psalm 83 is an unfulfilled prophecy. Few people have. I was lucky that I had a very wise pastor who pointed it out to me in my early 20s as a prophecy that seems to fit the 10 nations of the Beast’s kingdom.

I went for a while still believing this was the case until I began to study prophecy on my own daily with a foundation in the Torah. Then I noticed something: Psalm 83 does not fit Armageddon when the Beast and his army of all nations assembles to fight the returning Jesus at Jerusalem. Psalm 83 shows Israel repelling its enemies whereas Zechariah 14 = Revelation 19 shows the Beast armies (including “even Judah”) overcoming Jerusalem and putting half there into exile (apparently the Jewish half).

Psalm 83 is Pretrib, not Post-trib

Instead Psalm 83 fits a pretrib event when the sons of Ishmael and other surrounding nations one last time try to wipe Israel off the map, also described in Zechariah 12, Isaiah 17, 29, et. al. They will fail, but not without bringing a needed sea-change in Israel which I believe will herald in Elijah the Prophet of Malachi 4 who will gather God’s servants to safety before the 6th seal.

This Middle East war seems to be brewing now with Iran’s nuclear aspirations and is the next major prophecy expected in my timeline, especially now that Gaza has been given back to enemies so it can be judged with Damascus as Amos 1 = Isaiah 17 portrays

2 thoughts on “Psalm 83: When?”

  1. The bible says that it is God that drives the enemies away in psalm 83, not israel. That means it cannot be a pre-trib event as there is no divine intervention until the second advent

    Psa 83:13 My God, make them like tumbleweed; like chaff before the wind.
    Psa 83:14 As the fire that burns the forest, as the flame that sets the mountains on fire,
    Psa 83:15 so pursue them with your tempest, and terrify them with your storm.

    Psa 83:9 (83:10) Do Thou unto them as unto Midian; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook Kishon;

    Jdg 4:23 So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.

  2. “No divine intervention before the second advent” is a surprising claim to make when you just consider the history of ancient and modern Israel’s wars. God has often driven away Israel’s enemies through blessing Israel’s armies, usually without doing something obviously supernatural to all observers (although there may be exceptions like when the angel came and slew the Assyrian army of Sennacherib for Hezekiah). This is what you notice if you read the books of Samuel and the Kings. When God blessed them their enemies were defeated, even when greatly outnumbering them, which qualifies to me as a divine intervention in a war like Psalm 83 calls for.

    And this still happens today if you consider how Israel won the Six Day War and all their modern wars. It is said that no nation can learn and try to emulate Israel’s style of winning its wars. It’s impossible to copy because unlikely how they pulled it off each time.

    So Asaph praying for God to make Israel’s enemies lose does not require that it be something clearly supernatural to everyone as you think a “divine intervention” must be. Plus you will never find a statement in the Bible supporting this idea that God does not intervene in man’s history. He must do so, for example, simply for his people to be saved from the Beast.


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