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‘Is This Attack on Israel…A Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?’—Pastor Greg Laurie Answers

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The world watched in horror after Israel was attacked by land, sea, and air. Hamas, a terrorist organization, launched the surprise attack against civilians. The death toll numbers—in both Israel and Gaza—continue to rise.

“You’re seeing Bible prophecy fulfilled in your lifetime, in real-time, before your very eyes,” Laurie said in a sermon the day after the attack began.

Pastor Greg Laurie Addresses the Biblical Significance of the Attack on Israel

Laurie addressed his congregation, noting that the recent attack on Israel occurred near the anniversary of the Yom Kipper War, back in 1973, “when Israel was attacked by Egypt, Syria, and others.”

He went on to say that this attack was different than the one 50 years ago. “Hundreds of people were murdered and kidnapped. And, they were using what we might describe as ISIS-like methods.” Laurie then further described, “They specifically targeted young women, young children.”

“They went literally home to home, door to door, looking for the young and for the elderly,” Laurie reported.

The terrorist organization, Hamas, was behind the attack and is reportedly funded by Iran. Laurie shared, “An Iranian leader celebrated the attacks, putting out this message: ‘We stand by the Palestinian fires until the liberation of Palestine in Jerusalem is complete.'”

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the country—and the world—in a video message. “I call on the citizens of Israel to strictly adhere to the directives of the army and Home Front Command. We are at war and we will win,” Netanyahu said.

President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Albert Mohler criticized the Biden administration for actions he believes enabled the attack on Israel. In exchange for the release of five American hostages, the Biden administration “unfroze $6 billion of Iranian assets.” Mohler and Laurie both believe that the money was used, even in part, to help fund the attack. “What a bad move that is,” claimed Laurie. “What a bad move it is to give any money to this nation that sponsors terrorism around the world.”

The Biden administration denies that evidence exists that the Hamas attack was funded by Iran and has said that Iran has not yet been able to access the unfrozen funds.

However, Laurie quoted another Iranian leader, “Is it possible for us to witness a world without America in Zionism?” He continued, “The regime that is occupying Jerusalem must be wiped off the map.”

“It’s interesting it always comes back to Jerusalem,” Laurie summarized.

“Is this attack on Israel by the terrorist organization, Hamas, which is funded by Iran a fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?” Laurie posted alongside a clip of his sermon. “I answer that here. We also ‘Pray for the peace of Jerusalem’ as Scripture tells us to. (Ps. 122:6) Join me.”