Next: Another Jewish Holocaust in Prophecy?

Is a second Jewish Holocaust coming? I know, it sounds absolutely absurd that the world or God would let that happen again. But that's exactly the face value meaning of an overlooked part of Isaiah's prophecy of the end of Damascus. How could a good God allow this? What good can come of this? Read on for the answers that work for me to all these questions...

Next: Damascus Gone

For almost two decades, I've been teaching that the next major prophetic event is the removal of Syria's capital, Damascus, mainly because of Isaiah's still unfulfilled prophecy against the world's widely believed oldest continuously inhabited city:

Isaiah 17:1 (NIV) — 1 A prophecy against Damascus: “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.

I believe that this prophecy and its parallel in Psalm 83 describe the outcome of a nuclear Middle East war between Israel and the surrounding Arab/Persian nations. Israel wins and is finally able to reclaim authority over the Temple Mount and rebuild the Temple, just as end time prophecy requires. As well, it sets up for the prophecy of the saints to be gathered in Israel for protection from Wormwood despite Israel's longstanding policy of rejecting residency/immigration for Christians or non-Jews.

(If you're not convinced this war is coming next, see my previous article on the Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 war.)

Israeli "Casualties"

However, in all that time, like most of my peers, I've been neglecting an equally important part of Isaiah 17 that describes the outcome of the war on Israel's side of the border with Syria:

Isaiah 17:3-6 (NIV) — 3 The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim [northern Israel], .... 4 “In that day the glory of Jacob will fade; the fat of his body will waste away. 5 It will be as when reapers harvest the standing grain, gathering the grain in their arms— as when someone gleans heads of grain in the Valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet some gleanings will remain, as when an olive tree is beaten, leaving two or three olives on the topmost branches, four or five on the fruitful boughs,” declares the LORD, the God of Israel. .

When you study what it's saying, it sounds like a Pyrrhic victory over Syria and Jordan ("the cities of Aroer" - Isa 17:2), and the rest (see the previous article). In three different figures, a major population reduction of "Jacob" (Israel's name before God changed it) is described: an "emaciated body", a "harvested field," a harvested "olive tree with only a few berries left at the top."

If one did not know any better, it reads as if only a minority of Israel's population will remain after this war that ends Damascus. With around nine million in Israel today, that's suggesting that, at best, a few million will remain after the war! Could millions of Jews be exterminated...again?

An Israeli Holocaust? "Inconceivable!"

All this time until now, I have accepted that Israel was going to have serious casualities from the war. Yet I avoided accepting the plain reading of the passage above suggesting that most of Israel will perish.

How did I miss this? In short, "cognitive dissonance." I could not receive the idea that, after the European Jewish population was decimated in the 1940's Holocaust from around 9M to 3M, God would let another extermination of most Jews happen again, in their homeland that was given largely on the basis to prevent another holocaust! Plus, with how the Jews are so vigilant to maintain awareness with sayings like "never forget" and "never again," surely they would see this coming and had the military strength and wisdom to preempt any such plans. Frankly, another holocaust defies imagination; certainly mine and many others.

At last, in rereading the whole Bible last year, I could finally no longer deny Isaiah 17's statements about Israeli losses. This serves as another example of the truism I often state that when we learn that our interpretation of a Bible passage was wrong, often it is because we did not take it literally enough. We do this frequently when what it literally says is too radical or shocking to accept presently. This is the explanation for why the disciples never believed and often rejected Jesus' warnings that he must die (rather than become king and liberator of Israel from the Romans as they hoped and expected). It was too crazy-sounding to be literal.

For this prophecy, the word Holocaust may fit especially well given how in Greek it literally denotes a complete burnt sacrifice. (Jews prefer the word Shoah/שׁוֹאָה or "destruction" because they do not see any sacrificial context to the Holocaust.) Since the Israeli casualties described in Isaiah 17 are so bad and the Arabs and Persians (Iran) have been pursuing nuclear parity with Israel for years, I can only imagine that the Israelis die by an Arab/Muslim/Persian nuclear attack. This also perfectly explains why Israel nukes Damascus, Jordan and other enemy nations.

"No Way, Tim! That Can't Be..."

If it took me so long to see what I'm finally reporting here, I don't expect you, dear reader, to so easily receive this radical and frankly repulsive idea in short article form. To help, let me address some points for why this idea is not so preposterous as it sounds:

  1. Concentrated Population - The majority of the global Jewish population is finally concentrated in Israel now (after years of the US having that distinction). Part of Hitler's "Final Solution" process included identifying and transporting Jews across Europe to concentration camps for extermination. That step is gone now. That's sadly ironic given how the main rationale behind the Jewish homeland was to protect the Jews from another holocaust. In fact, the population of Israel is concentrated in the Tel Aviv area, which lies in the kingdom of "Ephraim" (Isa 17:3) north of Judah named as suffering casualties.
  2. Nuclear Weapons - Because of nuclear weaponry (that Israeli's enemies have been pursuing), a single bomb can instantly kill as many as the Nazi concentration camp system did in five years (1941-1945). I believe Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 indicate nuclear weapons are used on both sides and that once the Arabs/Iranians have developed their nuclear arsenal, the surprise nuclear attack on Israel will come soon after.
  3. Continued Antisemitism - As encouraging as it is that the world through the U.N. gave Israel a homeland, the reality remains that hatred of the Jews predominates globally, just as OT prophecy predicted (Dt 28:37). Israel has defended its homeland in three major wars with the Arabs since 1948. The nation continually deals with military aggression and terrorism including rocket attacks from Gaza or the Golan Heights on the Syrian border. In fact, Israelis commonly have an app on their smartphones to alert them of rocket attacks so they can run to their local bomb shelter. This a normal part of Israeli life. (Can you imagine?) Yet Israel is historically condemned in the U.N. and worldwide whenever they respond to these attacks. This handicaps Israel's ability to change the situation of being a punching bag for the Arabs (and Iran) and opens them up for ultimate aggression coming.
  4. Neighbor Sneak Attack - All of this means that despite Israel's vigilance, Holocaust Remembrance Day, etc., Israel is in an impossible situation. It has enemies on all sides plotting its destruction which are allowed to continue aggression regularly. Israel is set up to fail. Imagine that all your neighbors wanted to kill you by burning your house down and the police did not care and chided you when you reported them or retaliated? You would have little chance of preventing one of them from lobbing a bomb at your home once they learned on YouTube how to construct the bomb and had gathered all the materials. That's the impossible scenario for Israel that allows this new holocaust at the hands of the Arabs.

"Why, God!?" (Justifying God)

The suggestion that God planned the Holocaust(s) as a sacrifice of the Jewish people is certainly grim. Related to it, I found a quote in an article that sums up what is certainly a popular response to this concept:

“I wouldn’t want to know the God who sacrificed these people” — Rabbi Michael Berenbaum, American scholar specializing in the Holocaust

What about you? Does this sour you on God?

Let's be honest. A single holocaust on any nation is already more than any of us can wrap our heads around with "God running the universe." Thinking about Hitler, Nazis and concentration camps can challenge our ability to maintain faith in God. In fact, Jewish and Christian theology went through significant debate, post-Holocaust. The debate can be summed up in the question, "How can people still have any kind of faith in God after the Holocaust?"

So, how do we justify God in this, "maintaining faith" he is just and good?

Article continues below...

"Depart From Me, I Never Knew you!" - Jesus

Jesus predicted that he will tell many sincere believers to basically "get lost" instead of welcoming them into the Kingdom. So...who are they and what did they miss or do wrong? In this study, get those answers and the one requirement for salvation Jesus taught (that Christianity misses) so that you can make sure you don't hear these dreaded words yourself!

For starters, the Isaiah 17 text itself comments on why this holocaust happens to Israel:

Isaiah 17:9-11 (NIV) — 9 ...all will be desolation. 10 You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress. Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines, 11 though on the day you set them out, you make them grow, and on the morning when you plant them, you bring them to bud, yet the harvest will be as nothing in the day of disease and incurable pain.

Israel, God's chosen nation who was ruled by him through Moses for a time and received his oracles (Rom 3:2) has gone on to forget and disregard him. As I have written before, modern Israel is a wicked, mostly secular nation, like pretty much all nations. Even the religious Orthodox/Haredim Jews segment of the nation is wicked by God's standards (Mt 5:20). Tel Aviv, the city I believe will be struck by an Arab/Persian nuclear attack, is full of depravity. Of course, many cities are depraved, however, no other nation received God's revelation (the Bible) that makes them highly accountable for their wickedness, in God's view (Luke 12:47-48). This explains why they deserve judgment.

Holocaust #2 Put In God's Perspective

Israel's wickedness, despite being the only nation to hear God's voice and receive his instruction is one point that puts Holocaust #2 in perspective that may help you resist feeling the need to indict God in this matter. Here are some other points to consider:

  1. Life is 100% Fatal: It's easy to forget that everyone killed in the execution of God's plan would have died anyway. The Egyptians who God drowned at the Red Sea would still all be dead, even if he had mercy on them and simply blocked them following Israel across.
  2. Wormwood: For most of those who die in Isaiah 17's fulfillment, it will only shave a few years off their life before Wormwood comes and brings about their death.
  3. Silver Linings: The 1940's Holocaust resulted in a major blessing, the creation of the modern State of Israel. In God's system, we can expect the same for this holocaust, including, but not limited to the ability to finally build the Third Temple.
  4. The 2nd Resurrection: Above all, just as life is temporary, death is temporary because of the resurrections God has in his grand plan. In the first resurrection, the righteous come up (in glorified bodies) to reign with Christ during the Millennium. In the second resurrection 1000 years later, the wicked come up in physical bodies (again) to redo their lives, this time without Satan's deception and with Christ's instruction on the truth. Put another way, death today is effectively just a "skip/fast-forward" button from this confusing time of frankly mostly suffering under Satan's rule to a veritable utopia under Christ's rule. (Then why don't we all just commit suicide now? Because those who persevere and overcome in this time receive a great reward including being made priestly kings under Christ when he comes.)
  5. Later Exaltation: In the Millennium, Israel will be greatly honored by hosting the seat of God's government (Isa 2:3). They will still be the priests of God's temple and teachers of mankind (Zec 8:23). In God's workings with man, anyone greatly exalted first gets humbled and purified through testing and trials (Heb 12:6). Except in Solomon's case, and look at what happened to him. When Israel is exalted, they will understand the trials God put them through to prepare them.

I know for some, none of the rationalizations above will provide any comfort to them because they cannot help react emotionally, with their heart and not with their heads. I've heard in counseling, for example, how some just cannot get over the tragic death of children or other loved ones, despite knowing about the second resurrection. They can only think of how they will be without them for 1000 years until their resurrection comes. This can take time to get over but have the promise that God will comfort us all to take away sorrow and tears (Rev 21:4).

The Israel Immigration Problem Solved?

A side effect of finally accepting Isaiah's description of an Israeli Holocaust could be at last a solid resolution to another bothersome "prophecy problem." Bible prophecy says that God's few saints in the end times are called to Jerusalem/Mt.Zion/Judea for protection from the "beginning of sorrows"/Wormwood.

But, as discussed in my previous article, this is another prophecy that is hard to accept literally in the face of reality. For decades the Ministry of the Interior of Israel has blocked non-Jews or Jews who are Christian from becoming citizens or perpetual residents of Israel. They say it's the land of the Jews, not Christians or anyone else. Thus, it's hard to take Joel 2:32 literally that all saints (whether Gentile or Jew) are called to live in the Jerusalem area. Especially when you're talking about hundreds of thousands wanting to live together in a special place with protection.

In that article, I proposed that the carnage in Israel from the Isaiah 17 war had to be the reason this policy is reversed. I could only imagine that the casualties had to be pretty bad for this to function. So now when you're accepting the result to be like another holocaust reducing Israel to a fraction of its current population, the explanation seems more obvious. There will be millions of dead bodies to clean up and broken infrastructure to repair. Israel will be desperate for immigrants to come in to replace those lost. Even coming to work and contribute to the economy without being a dedicated aid worker might be worth opening the flood gates to Gentiles and even Christians. (If this sounds like what all those Hebrew Roots and "Ephraimite" folks who have always wanted to move to Israel have been waiting for, think again as the conditions will make them drop that dream finally.)

But what do I know? I've never heard of a situation like this before. I only know that drastic times call for drastic measures. One way or another, Joel 2:32 will be fulfilled by Elijah (Joel 2:32=Mal 4:5) calling the saints to the Jerusalem area despite that being the worst nightmare of the anti-Christian Jews in Israel today.

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Randy Hernandez - October 20, 2023

This article came to mind recently because of the war going on in Israel/the Middle East now. I feel we may see this come to pass fairly soon, especially if the war spreads to the whole region (as people are predicting).

    Louis White - November 11, 2023

    What this article missed is the fact that God said that in the last days HE would regather His chosen people from ALL NATIONS where they were taken (mostly by ships) through slavery and then names these nations off. “God will reach out his hand a second time to recover the remnant that is left of his people, from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea”. Isaiah 11:11-12. ALL these nations were occupied by black people during biblical times and still have remnants living in them. Jeremiah 32:37 also mentions that God will gather His people from all the lands to which He had driven them. The “lost tribes” were never included in the formation of Israel in 1948 so common sense tells us that the formation of Israel in 1948 was not biblical. Even more telling is when you read what it says in Genesis 10:1-5 about the tribe of Ashkenaz which accounts for 90 percent of the Jews today:

    “Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

    2 The sons of Japheth (Europe); Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

    3 And the sons of Gomer; ASHKENAZ, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

    4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

    5 BY THESE WERE THE ISLES OF THE GENTILES divided in their lands; everyone after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

    Genesis 10 then goes on to name the offspring of Noah, Shem and Ham, which were all the people of color who occupied the Middle East thousands of years before the Greeks, Romans, and Turks.

    This means that the people claiming to be Jews today could only have come to Judaism by way of CONVERSION which has been confirmed by historians and as the book of Genesis clearly shows are not descendants of Abraham like they claim.

    This is exactly why the scriptures say that Jerusalem will be trodden down by the GENTILES until the end of the age. Think about it. If Jerusalem was occupied by true Hebrew Israelites today that would make God a liar. Instead, His Word holds true, and we are witnessing the end of the age of the gentiles as the sons of JAPHETH are now at war with each other, igniting the fuse that will eventually lead to 2/3rds of mankind being annihilated. The Jews, the Palestinians, the Europeans, Caucasian Americans, the Russians, the Ukrainians, the Turks, and the Chinese/North Koreans, are ALL the sons of JAPHETH and don’t seem to realize it. This is why most are deceived and cannot interpret bible prophecy correctly.

    Those who stand a chance at surviving the coming calamities will be those who understand who the true Israelites are, honor God’s true Sabbath, accept Christ as their Savior because He died for ALL of us, and has love for his or her neighbors regardless of their color or ethnicity. They will love God with all their hearts and show it though obedience while having His commandments seared into their hearts.

    Christ said MANY are CALLED, but FEW are CHOSEN. This is because most will stubbornly cling to the doctrines of men who have manipulated scripture to control others and serve themselves. The most important thing to remember is to love God and love others and not get caught up in the affairs of men like politics, race, materialism, false teachings, and immorality. The elect must set themselves apart from this world which is Satan’s playground.

Timothy Bell - September 26, 2020

Remember that comment on another article where the poster mentioned about Ezra prophecy regarding US presidents (as different length feathers of an eagle) and the feather representing Trump was half in length in his second term? Also, Martin Armstrong of Armstrong Economics has an amazing AI program called Socrates showing something happening in 2022 in which Martin said he thinks is pointing to Trump (should he win) not finishing his second term.

I am thinking that once Trump is no longer President (however means that happens), the Arab/Muslim alliance would attack Israel soon after. One of the Socrates’ Economic Confidence Model turning dates is in mid-March 2022 (2022.2).

Timothy Bell - August 22, 2020

I recently read an article that shows that the attack on Israel *might* not be nuclear? Or maybe these drones will be used in conjunction with nuclear. The Middle East has been/is buying these killer robots/drones by the thousands. The article in the link provides the further link to the source article which is very interesting.

My brother speculates that the satellite that Israel sent a couple of months ago was likely the source of fires that have hit Iran’s various nuclear sites. The Arabs may suspect Israel’s involvement. The Arabs may consider killer drones to be an easier way to decimate Israel’s population that is much easier to hide from Israel. But first, a peace plan to catch Israel off guard.

“Duke Robotics has come out now with drones that carry machine-guns years ago. This video shows really the future of war and police domestically. It has been reported that China is selling its killer robots to the Middle East. These things will simply kill every human on the battlefield. This is clearly changing the face of warfare and the serious concern is that these things will one day be deployed in civil unrest situations.”

Ron Perkins - January 21, 2020

Tim, I find it very interesting how at this time Harry is stepping out of the “Royal” covering and thus possibly allowing Prince Charles to step into the role he was destined for, all at the same time we ( U.S.) are about to introduce the new “Peace Plan” to Israel and Palestine! Meanwhile America and the “Church” are asleep at the wheel and heading toward the cliff at an alarming rate! Keith Green has been gone for some time now but like he said, we are truly “Living in The Last Days!” I pray for the days of Elijah to come quickly and God’s protection for you and Katrina as you continue in these days of preparation to “Escape all these things!”

Brian - September 12, 2019

Cognitive dissonance may be kicking in again.
Read Isaiah 17:3-6 again. Who is Jacob? is it the modern state of Israel? (The modern state of Israel is Judah and half the tribe of Benjamin.)
Now read Isaiah 17:3-6 again. The fortified city of Ephraim…the city of London? Jacob refers to people from all 12 tribes.
This may be larger than just a Middle East War…
Wrap your head around that. Could this Middle East War be WWIII and the destruction of Europe and America all at once?

    Tim McHyde - September 12, 2019

    Brian, well, America is no more “Israel” or “Jacob” than the State of Israel is, especially when Jacob is the name of Israel long before the houses split. So…when it names “Ephraim” (a location) along with Valley of Raphaim (actual place today, “Emek Refaim” descending from Jerusalem towards Tel Aviv), all in the vicinity of “Syria” and “Damascus”, it points to me to the conflict between neighboring Israel and Syria without any trouble. Your scenario raises more questions than it answers like why this greater conflict is not even hinted at but local geographies only?

Cristiana - June 21, 2019


Some youtubers on youtube have now set another date for the rapture(July 17), claiming God told them with some of them saying that God confirmed it in their dreams. At first, I kind of believed it, but then I found fault with it, specifically because in the bible, the rapture does not happen before the tribulation after I read it. God wouldn’t go against the Bible’s word, and Jesus certainty wouldn’t come on a day we’d all expect him to anyway, like he said. That’s probably why even if he was coming on May 14th, he didn’t because everyone knew about it. So, I wonder if something significant is going to happen that day, like the starting of a war or something.

    Silke - June 24, 2019

    Dear Cristiana,
    I’m not Tim but I’d like to say something regarding your post anyway.
    IMHO, all those rapture videos are uploaded for one purpose only: to gain a lot of clicks and attention.
    If you’ve read Tim’s articles, you will probably know that the rapture cannot happen before the Great Tribulation has ended. And I assure you that most probably nothing else will happen on that date you mentioned above.
    Why on earth would you believe a random internet person’s dreams? I, for one, prefer to believe in Tim’s deep Bible study and what the Bible tells us about end-time prophecy.
    Pkease,do yourself a great favour and don’t even click YouTube videos created by fear-mongering individuals, who are just after clicks and some internet fame! That’s what I do anyway, because it’s an utter waste of time to watch such crap. Read the Bible instead. ?

      Ben - July 7, 2019

      They are also saying that the day of the lord is coming on the 17th so..

      ogreCactus - November 21, 2020

      Tim has the most accurate understanding of what is really going on in Biblical prophecy. It is a frightening feeling when I was standing in front of my Biblical calendar and the statement of Jesus was written on it and I read it with such a strong emotion I have never felt before. I can’t imagine hearing this statement from Jesus, “Depart from me I never knew you!”

      Tim is right that there are many SINCERE believers that would one day hear this statement of Jesus. That’s why I rejoice more than ever to know that we are to be truly joyful that our names are written in heaven. The sincere believers that Tim is talking about is also true to their faith and that God has also given them the spirit to be able to prophecy and demons are also subject to them, but for some reason their names didn’t make it into the book of life and God told them to depart from me.

      Rejoice that your name is written in heaven. It’s the gift of LOVE. Sincere believers can prophecy without love and teach without love. That is written in the new testament. The False Prophet will actually perform great miracles so that tells me a lot about sincere believers but they are deceived. And sadly, there are tons of them.

Steve - June 16, 2019

This is really troubling but we know how much God loves His people.

Fred - June 9, 2019

Any thoughts on Emmanuel Macron becoming the antichrist?

      Fred - June 9, 2019

      Ok. We need to keep an eye on this guy. His rise to power has been remarkable. He is very smart and smooth. He speaks a few languages fluently. He wants to rule like a Greek god. His parents named him Emmanuel even though they are atheists.

Mark - June 9, 2019

(from South Africa)


Jacobs Trouble started 30 August 2018 – The trouble is for all nations ,peoples,tongues and tribes confessing God and Christ as Savior. firstly and then progressing to those nations where Gods hand is not upon them. Judgement starts in Gods house first!!!!…

Was given this date to write it down and was taken to certain nations and shown whats coming. this war coming to Israel is real and true and will happen in this 7 year time frame called Jacobs Trouble. “god calls The present”….


First let me say – all the other places I was taken by the Father I could hear but not see Him only in Israel was I able to see him in this (realm Meaning the sky) and Shown what was to come this was explained to me that the place we stood at or over was Mount Zion. It was explained as such – My earthly father Steven was a pilot and owned various aircraft throughout his life time, my siblings and I were born into flying and I have the same love for flying as my father had, my siblings not. I learnt to fly from a young age and it’s definitely a passion. However to explain is like this the skies are like highways and byways and corridors for aviation restricted air-spaces Etc, different radio frequencies are used when entering certain air-spaces, now likewise this airspace over Mount Zion is considered Holy completely Holy and as such the father walks there. (My guess is it’s like a staircase of sorts though I didn’t see it)
The Love of the Father is and can only be described when one draws near to Him and for the record of all the times I have walked with Him have never seen such sadness as that time.
Was shown the gathering of warfare at Sinai valley, tanks the likes of many from my view point it stretched far and was huge. Was shown Israel itself and Tel Aviv being struck was shown many thousands upon thousands of people dead and was given figures that will cause many to shudder. It’s not to say the attacking nations don’t get its only to say that if 2 million people in Israel die saying 80 million enemies are decimated. These are figures and where given as to explain how extreme it will be. Not to say this is exact from my understanding it was given as a reality of how shocking this war will be to Israel. (Considering 1 life to Israelis is worth 1000 other lives as evident in captive negotiations and that of a soldier so to speak).
When I said this is written as Armageddon the Father said no this isn’t Armageddon nor is it the Great War men call – WW3 – the Father calls the Great War. However He did tell me when that will happen.

They have taken their eyes off of Him and become god in their own eyes; the church has made Israel a god and taken their eyes off His Son Jesus. The Father explained His grace and Mercy of restoring and bringing them back to their land and all the other wars His hand was upon them. This one His hand will not be on them. I was shown their arrogance of looking to other nations for protection and relying on themselves with boasting and pride of what they had achieved. I was shown the deceit of them wanting their land and not asking the Father for Help – this being the primer for this situation.
Was shown the miracle of the six day war and though well versed in its history… it’s another thing to see it and hear it from the Father. This war will rage for about six months and then the Father will Step in and help.
This has to happen as was explained if it doesn’t happen all will be lost, this causes many Jews and Israelis to come to the Messiah the Lion of the Tribe of Judah…… The Father went on to speak about how 70 years is a generation and how all nations fail at this time frame implicitly not only Israel but all nations, and how He has to step in……

Being anxious at what I was witnessing, I suppressed it by commenting on how America would assist… however the Father said no “America” -won’t – be involved in this war as they would have their own problems to contend with…….

The fathers last comment was how the church are going to be shocked and wonder, this will cause many to wake up…. (It was explained they worship Israel)

Part of my assignment is to pray for Israel all the brothers and sisters working there and for the eyes and ears of the peoples to be open and for the hand of protection on those in Christ sharing the Gospel of Salvation ……

My question of when the answer was in this 7 year period and backed up with shortly….

Own inserts – Tim from – escapeallthesethings – believes the scripture relating to this is Psalms 83. I was shown Jeremiah 30. Tim has been shouting this warning from early 2000, Maurice Sklar, Christine Beadsworth from South Africa and a few others confirm the above. THE DATE OF THE BEGINING OF JACOBS TROUBLE 30 AUGUST 2018 will effects the whole world not just Israel.
I personally believe this time frame is the start of tribulation or birth pains and it isn’t the end of the world or the coming of Christ in flesh just yet…….. However the pace if before this date was slow is now racing…

Mathew 24 is very relevant……..

    Tim McHyde - June 9, 2019

    Mark, if Jacob’s Trouble started in 2018, we would all be dead or elsewhere and definitely not talking as it’s God’s wrath (Jer 30:6-7=Isa 13:6-9). Even the Great Tribulation (Satan’s wrath) would do the same… I think it’s time to let go of the 2018 prophecy…

Ron Perkins - June 9, 2019

Tim, thanks for your boldness to declare the truth of God’s word not only to Israel but to all who may not yet understand the consequences of disobedience in not repenting of our national sins. It’s almost as if the handwriting is on the wall and we are still blind to it. I am wondering though what America’s role will be in the destruction of Damascus, Israel, WWIII, etc. since we are supposed to be their only main supporter.

    Tim McHyde - June 9, 2019

    Ron, Isaiah 17 describes a “one day war” to top the Six Day War. No time for America or anyone else to play a role when a nuke goes off in Israel and Israel nukes those responsible in response, Samson Option style.

Asha - June 9, 2019

Revelation 2:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Always has made me wondered if those who are currently in Israel are not the true israelites. Maybe that’s why another holocaust is going to happen, basically a purging of the land.

    Tim McHyde - June 9, 2019

    Asha, Rev 2:9 and 3:9 have nothing to do with today or the population of Israel but an issue in the church! This “fake Israelites” idea is a conspiracy theory I addressed already but does not seem to die.

Richard Staats - June 8, 2019

Hi Tim!

Another solid article, something I had come to realize from my own studies several years back. Do you see this as a possible fulfillment of Zec 13:8-9?

Zec 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith Yahweh, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
Zec 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, Yahweh is my Elohim.

Interestingly, this corresponds with the reduction from 9 million to 3 million..coincidence??

Blessings to you and your family!

    Carsten Chandra - July 1, 2019

    Yes, both Tim and Richard are perfectly right on the coming Second Holocaust in Israel. Two thirds of Israel ( northern and central) will be destroyed. However, nuclear war will be launched by Iran not on Israel but on Saudi Arabia when the blame game starts among the 10- nation Muslim armies who invades Israel. Read my earlier reply to Talbert Chisum on this. The Saudi cities of Mecca, Madinah, Jeddah, etc. by the sea will be nuked ( ships on the Red Sea can see these events and wail) along with Riyadh, etc. This is when we read in Ezekiel of ‘ tounge melting even while you are standing, turn you to dust and raised up in the air and to fall back to earth as black ash’. This is called ‘ instantaneous nuclear radiation’ in modern language.

Sandra Mavity - June 8, 2019

Tim, thanks for putting this all together! I’ve had questions about this exact thing and now I have the answers. It’s all coming together! God’s blessings!!!

Talbert Chisum - June 8, 2019


I couldn’t agree more. I just explained this scenario to my son (age 30) earlier this week. I was surprised to find your article only a few days later explaining it. (Way better than I did!)

Tehran can’t attack Jerusalem because it has their 3rd most holy site, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. But Tel Aviv is wide open, way bigger than Jerusalem, and Israel’s most modern city = Sitting Duck…

Other items of interest this week: June 7, 2019

(1) Russia successfully test fired their Hyper Sonic missile which can arrive in USA in 15 minutes.

(2) A former deputy head of the UN’s atomic watchdog said Wednesday that Iran is capable of producing enough enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb in six to eight months.

(3) Israel’s LGBTQ community held their annual “Jerusalem Gay Pride” parade on June 6, 2019.

Yup, things are sure starting to add up!

Thank you Tim for all your efforts, may YHWH bless you and keep you and your family.

    Carsten - July 1, 2019

    I have to agree with both Tim and Talbert. The Jews still refuse to accept Lord Jesus Christ as their savior ! They are waiting for another and only accept Jesus as ‘the son of Joseph’ and sadly nothing more. The Jews are more interested in their rituals, ceremonies, priestly affairs for the upcoming Third Temple. In Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, Daniel’s interpretation of the 10 toes are nations identified in Psalms – all 10 Muslim nations ! This will be Gog ( Turkey) being head of Magog Muslims invading Israel from the north. Tim is right by saying that 2/3 of Israel will be destroyed, Jewish men killed and women raped by Muslim marauders ! The Muslim anti-Christ will step into the Third Temple to perform the abomination against God. No wonder Israel borrowed USD 2.5 billion from the US in 2007 to shift their largest air force base from the Syrian border to the Negev desert in the central region despite much protest from the Knesset. This Muslim invasion will then cause the European Army ( led by Germany & France) with the Roman Catholic pope as their spiritual head to fight the Muslims in Israel. God will drive both these armies numbering at 200 million to Meggido (Armageddon), 88 km north of Jerusalem. Only then will the Jews cry out to God and to finally accept Jesus as the true savior. When Jesus arrives with the multitude of angels to save Israel, both these armies will however turn and fight against God and Jesus in this final World War 3 ! 200 million soldiers will die and God sends all the vultures and birds of prey to feast on the dead flesh. Also it will take Israel seven months to bury the dead. So, the second Holocaust is a coming reality. All the scriptures Tim mentioned above are perfectly correct and even the fact that Christian non-Jews or Jews being refused Israeli citizenship for not embracing Judaism !

    Update: On my earlier comments, I need to correct that Meggido (Har-Meggido) is 90 kilometres east of Jerusalem. Ezekiel’s prophecy against Magog is mentioned in Chapter 38-39 for the 200 million man anti-God two army groups in Megiddo that was to fight each other but fight Jesus instead.

      Tim McHyde - July 1, 2019

      Carsten, there is no “Muslim Antichrst” coming.

        Paulette - December 3, 2020

        I totally agree. It came to me years ago that for the Antichrist to be accepted by the Jews as the savior they have been waiting for, he would have to be Jewish. Also for Christians to accept him as the returned (fake) Jesus.

George Ericsen - June 8, 2019

Very compelling article can’t wait to read more on these things keep it coming my enlightened friend.

Kathryn Arnold - June 8, 2019

As one who’s been on the receiving end of it, when God chastizes you “you know that you know that you know” it was Him. You also know exactly why.

Since modern paradigms make it impossible that another nation could again come in, conquer, capture and haul away the population of Israel (as God’s punishment for their faithlessness) this doesn’t really surprise me as a way God might bring the remnant to repentance.

How exactly it might bring them to Jesus is another matter.

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