Israel | The Believer's Motherland

Dr. Stephen Phinney

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The Importance of Israel in Global History!


Why should we protect Israel? Why is a country no larger than New Jersey worth protecting? Why is this tiny country in the global news more than any other country globally? The answer to these questions is found in the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation’s book.


When humanity makes a promise, it is certain to be broken at some point. However, when God makes a promise, certainly, it will never be broken.

It all started with the Abrahamic Covenant: Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father's house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed." (Gen 12:1-3)

Here is an example of how this works. Shortly after the United States’s democratic party pushed their Presidential candidate through a demonized election, the new administration manipulated this President to sign a document to no longer fund and support Israel. Within a few short months, our country imploded in upon itself. Most news sources say that there has been more destruction of our country in one year than in all the years we have been a nation.

While most point their fingers at the President, the real reason our country imploded has a deeper spiritual reason. God simply kept His word to Abraham; I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse the one who curses you. One of the nasty habits humans have is ignoring that God never changes His mind, nor does He break promises made to His people. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse the one who curses you. One of the nasty habits humans have is ignoring that God never changes His mind, nor does He break promises made to His people.

One of the more significant covenant statements in this passage is God told Abraham I will make you a great nation. While Israel didn’t officially become a nation until 1948, it didn’t make her any greater than before the UN accepted them into their global club. What will make Israel a great nation is she will defeat every nation on the face of the earth – yes, in war. Realistically, this would be like New Jersey conquering the world and all of its nations. How can a country with only 8.5 million people take over the world? Great question.

First of all, when humanity insults Israel, they need to know that they are insulting the God of the Universe and beyond. Secondly, Israel’s population includes God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, 24 Elders, every Saint that ever lived, and myriads of angels waiting to go to war with the nations that dishonored God’s nation – Israel.

While it is shocking that America no longer defends Israel, it is in prophecy. In the end, Israel will stand alone. Jesus does not step in to defend her until she is completely alone and on the verge of being taken over by the world's nations. God will be obligated to keep yet another promise when this moment occurs. And, He does. He not only releases His Son to return in the Second Coming, but He also releases all of His warring angels to conduct the war to end all wars, the battle of Armageddon. While the masses try to figure out exactly when this war will happen, I could care less. I do know that it will occur.

The curious factor is what Daniel’s vision of the beasts has to do with Israel. Everything. All four beasts are interested in one thing, conquering the landmass called Israel. Each is living under the modality of he who controls Israel, controls the world.


One of the more curious facts in Revelation’s book is the Antichrist sitting on the throne in Jerusalem's temple for seven years. This answers our question about the “why” the empires of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue point toward Israel. All global conflicts and power-grabbing countries are obsessed over conquering Israel. It is the “why” Israel is in daily global news feeds. What Revelation’s book reveals about the sitting position of the Antichrist is disclosing the reality that he will rule the earth and all its nations for those seven years from a country the size of New Jersey. Therefore, of course, every global event will be about Israel. Thus, this makes the statement true that he who controls Israel controls the world.

All of the leaders within Daniel’s four beasts understood that he who rules Israel rules the world. Today, the sheep are too stupid to figure this out in our modern culture. However, a few, like Putin’s Russia, do understand this adage and work relentlessly to achieve their end goal.

The smartest people in the world understand that you maintain your friendship with another until you are ready to steal the land out from underneath their feet. Folks, it's called a surprise attack. Friendship with the world is deadly.

It says in James 4:4, You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

This doctrine works not only in human relationships but also in national alliances. It also is effective in humanity, Christian or not, when they become friends with cultural misnomers and movements. Because of this, 90+ percent of the world and its inhabitants are presently in a hostile relationship with God.

After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird; the beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it. "After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. "While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts. Daniel 7:6-8


Leopards are one of the most agile and graceful of all wild beasts. The third beast is like a leopard with four wings and four heads, representing the Greek Empire, which was divided into four parts after the death of Alexander of Macedonia. Greece has always been known for worshiping culture, goddesses, and refined living. However, their leader was feared in battle – he was relentless and ruthless. He was known for his swift battles with no mercy on the battlefield.

The Greek army was the most efficient army up to that time. Alexander the Great conquered all of Asia Minor (Turkey) in less than two years (334-333 B.C.) with 48,100 soldiers, 6,100 cavalry soldiers, and 120 ships. He defeated Darius III, Daniel’s friend, at the Battle of Issus in November of 333 BC taking control of the Persian Empire. That is why it was symbolized as a leopard with wings. Thus, the third world Gentile empire was that of Greece.

While Daniel understood the lion (Babylon), bear (Medo-Persians), and the leopard (Greece), however, the four heads on the leopard were a challenge. Logically, the four heads were in the future – after Alexander dies. Once Alexander was dead, Greece morphed into four empires – Ptolemaic Empire (Egypt), the Seleucid Empire (Islamic Ruled Countries), and Pergamum (Turkey). As we learn in Revelation’s book, Pergamum was the “throne of Satan.” We also learn why God built the Seven Churches amid the Pergamum Empire.

Bringing the four heads up to date. These are the four territories in the last days that will surround Israel. In this, we find the logic of global countries partnering with the Islamic-dominated countries who descended from the illegitimate son of Abraham - Ishmael.


We know that the fourth empire is none other than Rome as we reflect on Nebuchadnezzar's statue. The fourth beast is very different from the others and is not presented or symbolized by an animal. Daniel references it as “terrible and powerful, and exceedingly strong” with “huge iron teeth” and “ten horns.“ It devoured, crushed, and trampled down the former kingdoms with its teeth. This beast is symbolic of the Roman Empire, which is known for being the strongest and most wicked empire since the days of Babylon. The ten horns are the same as the ten toes in Nebuchadnezzar’s statue. They represent the ten partitions of the final world empire, the global forces we see today.

It is not difficult to see Rome's oppressive dominance over the world during their glory years. Israel was forced to support Rome. Jesus Himself, as a child, was hidden in Egypt to avoid Rome’s murderous ways. The disciples were constantly planning their events in secret to avoid persecution. As for the Seven Churches, each was under the close eye of the Roman emperors. At the peak of Rome's domination, they were considered the most terrible and powerful empire globally.

It is important to understand who the ten kingdoms are that surfaced once Rome fell – Alemanni (German), Franks (France), Burgundians (Switzerland/Burgundy), Suevi (Portugal/Czech Republic), Vandals (Poland), Visigoths (Spain), Anglo-Saxons (England), Ostrogoths (Italy), Lombards (Italian Peninsula), and the Heruli (Scandinavia). A key prophetic note: all ten of these kingdoms were established by the organic German tribe or kingdom - Germany. These ten toes were the first established European Union of sorts.

It also happens to be the countries Hitler sought to come under his power. Hitler had a simple objective, to bring all the ten toes back under the rule of their original master, Germany. Since Hitler jumped the gun in prophecy, God ended his empirical attempts to accomplish his objective. Today, we see Russian moving relentlessly to do the same thing regarding the northern bear.

All this to say, keep your eyes on Germany; they might not be finished with their mission. While they are already known as a key player in the present-day European Union, if anyone, like Russia, threatens them, you could see Germany rise to exterminate powers that threaten their history. They believe they are the fatherland of Europe. And, they are. Although, it might be possible Germany was one of the ten horns pulled out by its roots.


The “little horn” mystified Daniel. It was not one of the ten horns; it rose from the center of the ten horns. Thus, this is not considered one of the ten toes/countries. It was unusual, to say the least. It had eyes like a man and a mouth like a man, speaking “great things,” which means it was a man. Was this horn the Antichrist spoken of in Revelation? Is this horn the King of kings returning to the earth to rule?

We can be certain it isn’t Jesus; this “little horn” is arrogant and proud. A characteristic not found in Christ. The reason you classically see horns on devil pictures is relevant. Daniel’s “little horn” image is none other than the Antichrist. After the downfall of the ten kings or kingdoms, a global leader, with great and saving words, will surface to save the world from itself.

"The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.” (Revelation 17:12)

We know that the ten kings will not rise to a superpower in ancient days but rather shortly before the Antichrist shows his face. Scripture states, “one hour.” Remembering in our time comparison chart, one hour to the Lord is 40 years to humanity. That means the ten kingdoms will be fully charged with power 40 years leading up to the Antichrist. This is the age we are living in today. What is their purpose?

"These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.” (Revelation 17:13)

You got it; they are the ones that will hand over the global powers to the beast (Antichrist). Who will overpower them?

"These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful." (Revelation 17:14)


Daniel’s first vision is frightening – minimally for the unsaved. We have learned about the rise and fall of Greece and Rome. We discovered the ten kingdoms that rise from the ashes of Rome, which formed the first European Union of sorts. It also points us to modern countries that have morphed from these early Germanic tribes. Finally, we see a glimpse of “little horn,” the snapshot of Satan bringing forth his final empire as a savior to the battling nations of the world.

As we review God’s time codes, Satan rules for only 60 seconds. Folks, that is not a long period. In fact, when we stick to God’s ordained clock, Nebuchadnezzar's statue is started and fulfilled in seven days of God’s timeline.


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