Introduction to GWP .
God's War Plan is an integral historical and chronological study specializing in (but not limited to) all Bible battles and other related conflicts in antiquity up to the present day. The research of each Bible battle is done with considerable scrutiny and considers:
(a) historical roots,
(b) geopolitical environment
(c) military strategy and tactics
(d) short and long-term effects of the outcome
(e) spiritual analysis.
In-depth study of Bible battles
All Bible battles are studied with as much depth as the Scripture source allows. We were also determined to enrich our reports with the abundant use of visual aids. These include charts, graphics, drawings, images and, especially, detailed battle maps, many of which were custom made.
The content is designed for both the agnostic and the believer alike. Our Bible battle essays present a comprehensive account of the physical, historical and military facts while unraveling profound spiritual message thus exposing the nature of man and God contained in the biblical source.
Our first contention is that, in the heart of human existence, there has only ever been one war and only two combatants. Spiritual warfare is manifested in the historical conflicts of the natural realm recorded in Scripture.
The charter of this venture is to dive deep into all armed engagements of the Bible and selected clashes in ancient history. Whereas this takes up the significant effort of this enterprise, we nonetheless cultivate the preeminent mission of assembling a comprehensive analysis of the direction of human history its the purpose and the forces arrayed against its optimal (assigned) destiny.
The Bible battles herein take the reader through the tottering path of God’s chosen people (the Israelites) towards the Messiah’s redemption on the cross, since the wars in secular history shed light on humanity’s fallen nature while appealing for his restitution to the Creator.
History of War and End Times
To that end God’s War Plan includes critical conflicts beyond the boundary of the Old Testament up to modern warfare observed principally in the Middle Eastern and European theatres inevitably affecting the land of Israel. The articles in this category will report on the fundamental exploits of secular wars or battles while continuing to reveal the spiritual connection from the Christian doctrinal context.
To that end, most of the hostilities reported here, regardless of combatants, ultimately achieve the exposure of
the malignant agenda to abase humankind into increasing depravity; or the overbearing effort to impede the end time goal for humanity.
These post-New Testament clashes range from the Classical Period through the Middle Ages unto Modern History. The spotlight of contemporary wars predictably falls on the convulsive rise and preservation of the State of Israel. Our posts continue through current events in light of Bible prophecy. These come in the form of special reports on current wars and rumours of wars that increasingly foreshadow mankind’s interminable march through the End Times and towards the final cataclysm at Armageddon.
Bible Battles | GILEAD 2 | Judges 10-11; Israel Defeats the Ammonites; Jephthah’s DaughterMarch 28, 2020
The BATTLE of MEGIDDO 1102 BC | Thutmose III defeats CanaanitesDecember 8, 2019
EMPIRES FIGHT for the PROMISED LAND | Mitanni; Kassites; Hittites; EgyptSeptember 29, 2019
Bible Battles | ABIMELECH AGAINST GAAL | Judges 9; Abimelech 70 brothers; Jotham escapes; revolt in Shechem; Wars of the JudgesSeptember 8, 2019
Bible Battles | SPRING of HAROD | Judges 7; Gideon puts out a fleece; Gideon’s 300; defeats the MidianitesMarch 4, 2019
Bible Battles | KISHON RIVER| Judges 4; Deborah and Barak; Sisera; King Jabin of Hazor; tent pegJanuary 7, 2019
Bible Battles | SHAMGAR SLAYS THE PHILISTINES | Judges 3:31; Shamgar kills six hundred men with an ox goadSeptember 29, 2018
Battle of EHUD AGAINST the MOABITES | Judges 3; Ehud slays King Eglon; Israel against Moabites Ammonites and AmalekitesSeptember 2, 2018
Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NRSV)
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.
WHY DID I START www.GodsWarPlan.com?
On September 11, 2001 I was eager to get people’s opinion on what happened in New York. Back then I was not a Christian. My main world view revolved around the dialectics of Marxism. For every action there was a reaction, the world was divided into exploiters and exploited and so on. My main view was that the whole issue of world terrorism was political and economical. Maybe the chickens had come home to roost for the USA. When I asked my grandmother what she thought, that day, she said “the Devil is at large”. I have always loved my grandmother very much but I of course dismissed that statement as foolishness uttered by an old woman who, being God oriented and lacking some historical insight, could hardly be expected to say much else.
15 years later, with a university degree, having lived in 3 countries and knowing more about world affairs than ever, I now agreed with her. I understood, looking back, that 9/11 was a manifestations of the war between God and Satan. I had reached this conclusion along side many and I stand on it with no duality of mind. Indeed it is as a scientific thought as any I have ever had and the Bible can prove it.
This is not about 9/11. It’s about EVERYTHING!
How to Use GWP
Objective of to GWP.
Simplifying Biblical Warfare History.
Hosea 4:6 (NRSV) "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children."
This work is more than a guide because it contains unique spiritual insights from a large array of international sources never before organized under one theological roof. It carries its own weight in teaching content but one of its great contributions to the study of God’s letter is that it helps to make the long complex content of the Bible (and particularly the Old Testament) infinitely more workable to the student.
The material presented follows a highly organized, visual, uniform and evident format. The use of the many battles in the Bible as the building blocks of the project was just a clever way of organizing the material into a flow which is simple and attractive to the readers even outside the immediate religious circle, particularly younger readers and the vast group of military study enthusiasts.
Although the Bible follows, for the most part, a solid chronological order, the priority on its format was not historical. So it is easy to read 10 chapters that describe the incidents of one year and then one chapter in which 20 years go by in a blink. Of course the supreme goal of study of Scripture is the spiritual richness therein. For that, it suffices to go to to the next event. Nevertheless, as one of the main purposes of God’s War Plan is to present these gems in harmony with a more academic approach to the historical we always try to clearly emphasize, for the particular period we cover, areas prone to confusion or ambiguity such as on elapsed periods of time, geographical locations, historical settings, demographics, statistics, cultural context. This gives the reader a reliable “anchor” in which he can rely on and not feel overwhelmed by the idiosyncrasies found at every corner in storytelling in the style of the Bible.
Matthew 10:16 (NRSV) See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
More than anything, www.GodsWarPlan.com is meant to serve as witness to God’s victory and give the world hope in these dark times. For some, this is aimed at fortifying their faith, to others it is to show that there is a God. (Exodus 18:9-11). God’s title “God of hosts” signifies His absolute command over the natural creation as well as the heavenly hosts of angels and armies of Heaven.
As Christians we are often told to give the other cheek and forego justice by our own hands. This is often views, especially by the world, as weakness or an attitude of being a pushover. In reality it is because we are assured of our identity. We know who we are in Christ and who our daddy is! God is our caretaker and it is to Him that we leave our fight and assurance of victory. There is proof for this: the wars he has won for his people, Israel, to who, we are grafted into. God has a plan for us and he asks for our faith.
For a while although I was studying spiritual or warfare I almost forgot that there are enemies and divisions of enemies when we fight. We get something we know we have God's promise and we wonder why it's not done or why it doesn't manifest in the natural. We forget that we are in a fallen world we ourselves are the vessels of God's will but are opposed by the forces in this fallen world. Just like a perfect plan of battle will bring victory it still has to be carried out in fonts and there will be casualties. The difference between that and the faithful is that we are assured of the victory no matter what we are sword of the perfect plan of God and believing that is what is supernatural and is what faith is.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NRSV) All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
There are good wars, bad wars, wars that we’re supposed to fight, wars that we’re not supposed to fight and wars that aren’t even wars!
God doesn't say we had to fight the enemy. (2 Chronicles 20:17).
The fight we fight is the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). This fight is getting out of the flesh and into the spirit daily. That is our fight. God's fight is against the evil that tries to oppress us; and then again He doesn't have to fight because he has already won!
God’s war plan is to fight not with weapons of the world but with the spirit.
2 Peter 1:20-21 (ESV) Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Many people disregard biblical accounts as reliable historical sources. What they don’t realize is that the stories of Israel’s history were not written in order to tell a Biblical story but, rather the Scripture decided to include the existing historical records from the temple scribes into the text of the Old Testament.
Our mandate is to analyze every single battle in the Bible from a scientific military angle emphasizing what it means spiritually. We use dozens of academic and published works to accomplish this and summarize each battle using historical background, principles of warfare, military maps, charts and other helpful resources.
The purpose of this is to show God is still in operation today; that God will be there with us in the end times and we must not fear. When tribulation comes, whether we're in heaven or on earth, we are to be with the father's power and not our own.
Even if you are not a Christian but have only historical and military interest this is a very good comprehensive and well rounded study.
For the believer, apart from a demonstration of God’s power over the history of humanity, the close analysis of biblical military conflict is surprisingly useful to strengthen our individual faith in areas that are unique and personal to each.
I’ve heard it said that if you are willing to believe the very first verse of the Bible then the rest is easy. In a similar way, if you understand what happened in each battle it will lead you a much fuller understanding of other areas of Scripture than you ever thought possible!
Overall, our intention is not that the study of battles and history reveal any secret pattern pointing to end times – although this does have its place later in the study – but more of a colourful way of learning about:
(a) The nature of God;
(b) His relationship with us, his people;
(c) The dimensions of His love for us.
There have been many books, of course, covering a number of battles in the Bible but we believe this to be the only work that covers all of the battles, big and small. The reason is simple: as Scripture is God inspire then every account therein, including the historical books, is important. Surely there have been many more battles that took place in the 4000 years of Bible history that were not mentioned. Indeed, there are parts of the history that Scripture does not go into so much detail as it mentions wars and campaigns rather than individual engagements. We therefore believe that when battles are mentioned it is because they are essential to the revelation that God has left His people as a whole.