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D.L. Gardner: God's Consolations Delight Souls

“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Thy consolations delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19

In 1994, during my “quiet time” of Bible reading and prayer God gave me this verse of encouragement that has blessed me everyday since. Recently a friend at church asked me whether I had watched one of Jonathan Cahn’s latest videos about the Israeli-Hamas war. I have read several of Cahn’s books, but have never watched any of his videos.

You may remember Cahn’s book, “The Harbinger” in which he used passages of Scripture as “harbingers” that were fulfilled on 911. It’s an excellent book in novel format that draws remarkable parallels between Israeli and American histories.

I was curious, so I watched one of his recent videos, “Israel-Hamas End Time Mystery.” Jonathan Cahn is a Messianic Jew and a rabbi who writes about End Times prophecies from a biblical perspective. He’s particularly adept at translating Hebrew and Arabic words in the Bible. For example, Hamas is an Arabic and Hebrew word meaning “violence” according to scholars.

According to Britannica, “[Hamas’] 1988 charter states that Palestine is an Islamic homeland that can never be surrendered to non-Muslims and that waging holy war to take control of Palestine from Israel is a religious duty for Palestinian Muslims.”

Well, that explains Hamas’ secret attack against innocent Israeli families October 7, 2023, and demonstrates Hamas’ intent to destroy Israel as “a religious duty for Palestinian Muslims.”  Considering that Israel is completely surrounded by Muslim nations, one can easily see why enmity against Israel has continued since Abraham’s day. Nevertheless, God promised He would always bless those who blessed Israel and curse those who curse Israel. So far, so good.

Cahn’s 32-minute Israel-Hamas End Time Mystery video is at least very thought-provoking. He not only brings to light many things today that are eerily similar to Bible prophecies, but he also links many current events with numbers and timing.

For example, Cahn was preaching on the Hebrew Sabbath and last holy day of the Autumn Days of Awe on October 7, 2023. Exactly fifty years earlier, a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria staged a surprise attack against Israel known as the Yom Kippur War. Same day of the week and same holiday.

Days, dates, and periods of time are prominent markers in the Bible, particularly in regard to Messianic prophecies. Jesus fulfilled hundreds of prophecies during His first advent from His birth to His death, burial, and resurrection. Both the Old and New Testaments prophesy about Jesus’ return, seven years of tribulation, followed by 1,000 years of Jesus’ rule and reign on earth, and a series of judgments for believers, unbelievers, and angelic beings.

Following Psalm 94:19 to the end of the psalm we read, “Can a throne of destruction be allied with Thee, one which devises mischief by decree? They band themselves together against the life of the righteous, and condemn the innocent to death. But the Lord has been my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. And He has brought back their wickedness upon them, and will destroy them in their evil; the Lord our God will destroy them.”

The world still suffers the wickedness of man, but God will destroy the wicked with their own evil ways. 

 Daniel L. Gardner is a columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at




Anonymous said...

Iran/Hamas/Palestinian/UN employees all coalesced to commit the Oct 7th 2023 atrocities, including baking babies in ovens, beheading babies with shovels, raping and dismembering women, parading their violated bloody corpses, slaughtering 1400? innocent music festival attendees just for horror, just for evil. God has no quarter for these monstrous evil deeds, nor their apologists.

Anonymous said...

There’s so much to say here, none of which would ever even appear.

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