What Europe Needs To Know About The Syrian Refugee Crisis
By Eunice Bennett of Eunice Bennett Ministries
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The Battle For A Platform
It was April 2013 when the Lord had shown me that Syria will be destroyed. I was preparing a message then for the upcoming The Intercessors Regional Summit conference for Iloilo City, Philippines. I have a Syrian friend that joins our prayer meeting every Wednesday. From April 2013 until July 2014, I kept on telling her that Syria will be destroyed. I told her of what will be the predicament of her nation. I did this faithfully on a weekly basis hoping to get her attention so we can discuss further. At that time, I have a two-fold goal:
First, for her to open the door in her local church and make it as a beach head that the message will spread throughout the Syrian community and the Syrian`s Body of Christ here in the United States.
Second, for them to judge the prophecy and let those who are convinced run to their war room and start interceding to God to push back the impending doom.
None of these goals were accomplished. It pained me to see the level of lukewarmness and the lack of urgency despite of the seriousness of the warning. What was the warning..? Here it is:
5 “Look among the nations! Observe!
Be astonished! Wonder!
Because I am doing something in your days—
You would not believe if you were told.
6 “For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans,
That fierce and impetuous people
Who march throughout the earth
To seize dwelling places which are not theirs.
7 “They are dreaded and feared;
Their justice and authority originate with themselves. (Habakkuk 1:5-7, NASB)
My friend is one of those that have not encountered and understood these verses. Even though she had been a Christian for so long, she had not heard a teacher on Bible prophecies that broke down these verse and connect it to the current social and geopolitical events. I am telling you, our rank is so extremely tiny that when the few of us would sound the trumpet, we sound more like a false prophet than a true one.
I told her that Prophet Isaiah`s prophecy will be fulfilled again in Isaiah 17:1,9. Let us read these verses:
The oracle concerning Damascus.
1 “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city
And will become A FALLEN RUIN.
9 In that day their strong cities will be like forsaken places in the forest,
Or like branches which they abandoned before the sons of Israel;
And THE LAND WILL BE A DESOLATION (Isaiah 17: 1,9, NASB, Italics mine)
Damascus is the capital of Syria. It has been in ruins since June 2014 when ISIS invaded the country. When ISIS took Syria, the once beautiful nation becomes a debris and a pile of rubble (see photos below). The 1.2 million Christians in Syria is now down to 300,000. My statistic was from the report of WND early this year. This number could have gone down further today. This number reported is for Christians only. Muslim statistics are not yet mentioned.
Prophecy Fulfilled And Continues to Unveil
Let us go back the warning of the Syrians. The Chaldeans were people who lived in southern Babylonia which would be the southern part of Iraq today. The southern part of Iraq are mostly occupied by the Sunnis. Who are the Sunnis? They are the largest branch of Islam. ISIS is led by and mainly composed of Sunni Arabs from Iraq and Syria. What invaded Syria is the Chaldeans which are the Sunni Arabs of today! What Prophet Habakkuk prophesied as the Chaldeans has a new name. It is ISIS! The Chaldeans and ISIS are one and the same!
As you can see, ISIS is getting stronger today because of the lukewarm intervention of the United States in the Middle East. Now, ISIS have recruited members from other continents as well including Europe, United States and Southeast Asia. Prophet Isaiah prophesied that Syria will become a desolated land (Isaiah 1:9, O.T.). You will see this exactly right now in Syria. Their people are in these places:
– those who successfully crossed the Mediterranean Sea and became a refugee among the European Union nations.
– the very few that were left in Syria
– the dead bodies floating at the Mediterranean Sea. Some of them were not fortunate enough to survive the toughness of the sea. Some of these dead bodies were washed in the beaches of countries like Libya and Turkey.
As of today, Prophets Habakkuk and Isaiah are vindicated in their prophecies! Early this year, I remembered a throne room encounter while preparing a message for our conference here in the United States. In a snap of a moment, the Lord took my spirit and showed me a scene in front of His throne. I saw Prophet Isaiah screaming so loud at the foot of the throne saying,
“Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?!!”
I saw him crying at the foot of the throne. Millenniums later, I could not believe that one of God`s favorite prophets in the Old Testament is still lamenting to God if anyone believed in his message. When I heard him, tears fell off from my eyes. Reluctantly, I lifted up my right hand and with a shivering voice I replied. “Lord, I believe him. But my problem is, I could not understand a lot of his prophecies. ” When I heard him wailing at the foot of the throne, I said to myself, “he is still in anguish if anyone listens to him at all!” The Lord took me back to my study and assured me with this word – ‘you will understand!” I could feel the pain in the heart of the Old Testament prophet. By the way, the scream of Prophet Isaiah in the vision was also written in his book at Isaiah 53:1 (Old Testament).
The Lord had shown to me a very deep but healed wound in the heart of Prophet Isaiah. The wound looks like it was penetrated by a wide sword and it goes deep in his spirit. The Lord said, that the level of wound that prophet Isaiah had incurred in his prophetic ministry was synonymous to the degree of rejection that he got in the exercise of his prophetic ministry. Every time he would wail to God about his prophecies, the healed wound swells and the color turns red. I was awe struck with what I saw. Oh, the man of God..!
A Woman? Why Not A Donkey?
I think by now, you will ask yourself, why didn`t my friend attempt to open the door for us to release the message and warn the Syrian people here in the United States about the conquest and collapse of their nation? Here is the answer. Women are forbidden to speak in their pulpits! Syrians are a mixed of Arab, Muslim, Jewish and Aramean race. All of these races are kosher and very Mosaic in their interpretation of the Scripture. They will not allow women to speak into their pulpits. I asked God, “Lord, you know that they could not accept a lady preacher but why is it that you did not send a male messenger instead to warn them?” The answer of God was simple: “what was prophesied is no longer reversible!” I understood it then that my voice was the last recourse to speak to a nation that is about to enter into her judgement.
Why Did Syria Arrive To This Point Of Destruction?
The reason is idolatry..! Prophet Isaiah made it obvious in his writings. The entire Book of Isaiah 17 is a prophecy for Syria. Look at this:
10 For you have FORGOTTEN the God of your salvation
And have not remembered the rock of your refuge.
Therefore you plant delightful plants
And set them with vine slips of A STRANGE GOD.
11 In the day that you plant it you carefully FENCE IT IN,
And in the morning you bring your seed to blossom;
But the harvest will be a heap
In a day of sickliness and incurable pain. (Isaiah 17:10-11, NASB, Italics mine)
Asia, the heart of the 10/40 window is full of idolatry! Syria is one of the Middle Eastern nations in Asia. One of those idolatrous nation that worships strange gods and houses the Orthodox Sunni Muslims. They also have pockets of Roman Catholicism. You can see a lot of photos in the internet of graven images, shrines, temples that were destroyed by ISIS. In the Book of Isaiah Chapter 10: 5-6, it states:
5 Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger
And the staff in whose hands is My indignation,
6 I send it against a godless nation
And commission it against the people of My fury
To capture booty and to seize plunder,
And to trample them down like mud in the streets. (Isaiah 10:5-6, NASB)
Then, on verses 10 -11, it says;
10 “As my hand has reached to the KINGDOM OF THE IDOLS,
Whose graven images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 Shall I not do to Jerusalem and her images
Just as I have done to Samaria and her idols?” (Isaiah 10: 10-11, NASB, Italics mine)
The goal of ISIS is to restore the Middle East back to where it was before during the Assyrian Empire. Where its geographical span ranges from Mid- East to the Caucasus, part of Europe and horn of Africa. ISIS will continue her rampage until idolatry is destroyed in the Middle East and to all the nations that were a part of the old Assyrian Empire. God is using the enemy to destroy the enemy! Look at verse 10 of Isaiah 17. The Scripture said that the HAND OF THE LORD will reach out to the KINGDOM OF IDOLS. If idolatry that includes shrines, graven images, temples are not destroyed through the intercession of the righteous, God`s last recourse is using the enemy to destroy them! The hand of the Lord will manifest to our enemies to the destruction of His other enemy. And what is that? Idols and graven images in the land! But since ISIS does not know God, even the innocent and the righteous are included in the slaughter and massacre! (Get my teaching CD on this The Qadash City for a more detailed understanding).
The common assumption of believers is that it is enough to bring a person or persons to the Lord and to make them turn away from idolatry. From the perspective of evangelism, salvation and church multiplication, it is very correct! But from the perspective of God, idols are an abomination! In His eyes they need to be destroyed because these are demonic altars! When graven images and shrines are in the land, it provides a venue to host demons and all kinds of unclean spirits. When people are providing venues for demons, the land will not be spared from disasters (natural or human)! Look at these:
16 “They made Him jealous with strange gods;
With abominations they provoked Him to anger.
17 “They sacrificed to demons who were not God,
To gods whom they have not known,
New gods who came lately,
Whom your fathers did not dread. (Deuteronomy 32:16-17, NASB)
Then, look at the consequence of this practice:
23 ‘I will heap misfortunes on them;
I will use My arrows on them.
24 ‘They will be wasted by famine, and consumed by plague
And bitter destruction; And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them,
With the venom of crawling things of the dust.
25 ‘Outside THE SWORD will bereave,
And INSIDE TERROR—
Both young man and virgin,
The nursling with the man of gray hair. (Deuteronomy 32: 23-25, NASB)
Verse 23 and 24 are about natural disasters while verse 25 is a man made catastrophe and violence like what could happen in a civil war, dictatorships (imposing martial law), conquest and colonization. Syria has all of these as mentioned in Deuteronomy Chapter 32.
God Is Birthing A Nation In Europe
If churches in Europe do not see it that God is birthing in their continent a nation that was scattered because of idolatry, they will miss the reason of this season! This is the last chance of these Arabs, Arameans, Muslims and non – Yeshua believing Jewish to be saved before the arrival of the Lord Jesus Christ! Everyone, pray that churches in Europe will get this message!
Shift And Swift
When the Lord brought into my attention the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe, the Lord told me to shift right away in our focus of ministry and swiftly visit Europe. We have a message to tell the churches and the European government leaders. Everyone, pray for that open door to access their parliaments and local governments. Right now, European Union is seeing this as a survival, political, war and habitation crisis for the refugees! They need to see this from a Kingdom perspective otherwise, this displaced Syrian will continue to serve their idols and gods in Europe. In doing so, they will bring the curse with them in another continent. The very reason why God scattered them in the first place!
A Rat Race
Because of our shift of focus, our ministry in Singapore and the Philippines will be affected. We will only visit them once starting next year. The entire of Europe will be this ministry`s focus from 2016 and beyond until the assignment is finish. This is a race of time and opportunity! This ministry was not able to get them here in the United States when there was a time. In the next few weeks, they are going to hear from us in another continent! They will not be able to escape their last chance to hear the God of the Bible!
“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” (Psalm 139:7, NASB)
God wants the entire Syrian nation to repent and be saved! This is the moment! Last week, I announced here at Facebook that the countries of Serbia, Germany, Hungary, Croatia and Macedonia are very important to us. In less than an hour, God opened the door that this ministry not only has a contact now in Serbia but is heading in forming a ministry partnership to our new ministry friend. As of today, we are getting more recommendations of contacts in Germany and Switzerland. I waited for six years for God to open this door in Europe. In a blink, it is open and everything is beautifully lining up in place! Only God..! The time for it has come!
It Is Okey To Have The Donkey – Now They Will Listen!
Before the Syrian`s diaspora (scattering), they will not listen and doors will not open. Now in Europe, they do not have a choice! Because of their desperation, their gender biased towards lady ministers at the pulpit is already irrelevant at this minute! Their need will force them to listen! But we need to be there as soon as possible!
How Can You Help?
We need assistance! Here are the following:
1. More prayers and contacts to all the European nations. We are excited about this! Refer to us minister and churches that you know in that region.
2. I have one person that is flying with me to Europe at this time. In my next scheduled visit, I will try to bring more. A team would make this work expedited. Sol Galunan, my event organizer for Asia is traveling with me to help me assess the situation and how to come up with a strategy to better reach them out amass. We will need $2,000.00 not later than the third week of September to cover the cost of our travels and accommodations from one continent to another, then from one nation to another. This trip will start in Spain. After my speaking engagement there is over, we will try to fly to Serbia, possibly Denmark, then potentially Germany. We will assess the extent of the refugee crisis. The number of the nations that we will visit is depending on the amount that we can raise out of this. You may not be able to do what we can do, but there is an opportunity for you to be a part of this harvest by being a sender. Do not hesitate! Thank you!
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