Sunday, October 8, 2023, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom


Israel has again declared war on Gaza. It has been noted that it has been 50-years since the Yom Kippur War when Israel was attacked on October 6, 1973.  The Scripture’s templet of 50-year jubilee evokes the power of God for both judgments, or blessings.  I am pleased to hear some of the pundits addressing the 50-year templet.  Hopefully they have read Jonathan Cahn’s recent book, The Josiah Manifesto.   He reveals the Lord’s dealings with sin in 50-year cycles.   Using scripture, events, dates, and statistics, he clearly presents that once sin enters and manifests without repentance, then there is an ensuing 50-year judgment of like-kind.   


Illustration – The COVID pandemic was a 50-year judgment on abortion which was first legalized by Hawaii on March 11, 1970.  On March 11, 2020, the pandemic hit the U.S. with full fury.  


Without getting in too deep, I am considering this is the war the prophets have been foreseeing.  Tim Sheets, “We are in a war season.” Will it escalate into a ten-nation war?  Will it merge with the Gog/Magog war presently being fought between the Western nations and Russia?    


 In 2012, Hamas bombed Israel.  On March 17, 2012, the Lord spoke to me, “the war has begun.” At that time, I identified that “word” with the Psalm 83 war.  I am persuaded that same war has continued since 2012.  Israel is continually attacked and threatened by Iran as well as Lebanon and other Arab nations.


Gaza one of the cities of the Philistines is a Palestinian exclave on the eastern coat of the Mediterranean Sea.  Together the Gaza Strip and the West Bank make up the State of Palestine, while being under Israel military occupation since 1967. Since 2006, Gaza has been under a full Israeli led land, sea and air blockage.


It is not without coincidence that Hamas again attacked Israel on the Jewish Holy day, the 8th day of the end of the 7-day Feast of Tabernacles.



PSALM 83 – 10 Nation Confederacy against Israel

Sunday, March 18, 2012, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom

Psalm 83:4: They have said, come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

The Psalm is written by Asaph, a Seer and leader of the praying community asking the Lord to appear on behalf of his threatened people.  In this message we will again come into agreement with Asaph’s prayers for Israel. 

83:1: Keep not your silence, O God; hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.


The ten kings are described in 83:6-8:


1.     The tabernacles of Edom---Mt. Seir, Southern Jordan

2.     Ishmaelites---Saudi Arabia

3.     Moab---Central Jordan

4.     Hagarenes--- Egypt

5.     Gebal---Lebanon/Syria

6.     Ammon ---Northern Jordan

7.     Amalek---Jordan/Palestine

8.     Philistines---Palestine/Gaza

9.     Tyre---Lebanon

10. Assur ---The Assyrians/Iraq.


In verse 5, the Word of God reads, they have consulted together with one consent; they are a confederate against you… (Verse 8) Assur also is joined with them; they have helped the children of Lot.


When it is said, Assur also is joined with them, the two kings Ammon and Amalek cover the northern and southern areas of the Jordan-Israeli border. 

When Assur (Northern Iraq) is joined with the other 9 kings, this will be a 100 percent Muslem confederacy against the nation of Israel.

July 29, 2007:  “His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday received Chairman of Iraqi Presidency Court Naseer Al Ani, who delivered a letter to His Majesty from Iraqi president Jalal Talabani that affirms the Iraqi keenness to boost relations with Jordan in the various fields…King Abdullah also stressed the importance of boosting relations between Jordan and Iraq for the interest of both nations.”

In August 2000, the Lord spoke to me about King Abdullah, “keep your eye on King Abdullah, watch and pray over the political situation around him.”  I discovered he is King over the Hashemite Kingdom which is a religious order extending to other Arab nations.  I did an extensive study on the political situation around him at that time.  However, as this confederacy of nations evolves into a present-day prophetic timeline, it appears he may be relevant in the Psalm 83 war against Israel.

The town Assur was also known as Nineveh.  Nahum 1:11 There is one to come out of you that imagines evil against the Lord, a wicked counselor.

1/27/2005—King Abdullah discusses the division of Jordan to three districts.  “The Jordanian King Abdullah II said he will reconsider the administrative divisions in the Kingdom in order to form three districts of elected local councils, with each district including 12 governorates.”  Psalm 83: The three nations, Ammon, Edom and Moab are Jordan.

The Philistine people (Palestinians) occupied the region of southwest Canaan in the time of Joshua in the period of the conquest by Israel.  The Israelites failed to drive them out of the land, and God told Israel that the Philistines would be allowed to stay in the area of Canaan.

 Judges 2: 2-3:  You shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; you shall throw down their altars; but you have not obeyed my voice; why have you done this?  Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.”

The northern part of the Philistine inheritance was at first designated for the tribe of Dan, the people of that tribe did not like the region.  The tribe of Dan even left the area assigned to them in the southwest and went north to the base of Mount Herman to establish their place of inheritance in the Land of Canaan (Joshua 18).

Because of Dan’s disobedience, the Philistines remained with a foothold in the Land of Canaan through the periods of David, Solomon and all the kings of Judah (and even throughout the period after the Babylonian Captivity as the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah attest).

Judges 2: 20-23: 3:1-4:  The anger of the Lord was hot against Israel; and He said, Because this people has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not harkened to My voice; I will not hereafter drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died; that through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the Lord to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.

 These are the nations which the Lord left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof; Namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, Sidonians, Hivites, Mount Lebanon, from mount Baal Hermon to the entering of Hamath (Central Syria to West Syria).  

The ancient populations listed in Psalm 83 are here superimposed upon their modern-day equivalents.

The Psalmist makes 15 prayer requests to God for protection and deliverance.  The song becomes a definite prayer for the destruction of this alliance and the confusion of the confederacy’s purpose to annihilate Israel.


1.     Keep not silence, O God.

2.     Hold not Your peace.

3.     Be not still.

4.     Do unto Your enemies as unto the Midianites (Judg. 7: 19-15).

5.     Do unto them as unto Sisera and the Canaanites (Judg. 4: 1-24).

6.     Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb (Judg. 7:25).

7.     Make their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna (Judg. 8: 5,21).

8.     Make them like a wheel or rolling thistledown and as chaff before the wind. (Isa. 17:13).

9.     Make them like burning wood and forest fire.

10. Persecute them with your tempest.

11. Make them afraid with your storm.

12. Fill their faces with shame.

13. Let them be confounded and troubled forever.

14. Let them be put to shame.

15. Let them perish.


That is an imprecatory prayer.


  Zechariah 9: 1-7 describes a great destruction of the eastern seaboard of the Mediterranean.   “…in the land of Hadrach… Damascus…Hamath, Tyrus and ZidonBehold the Lord will cast her out, and He will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.  Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed, and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited…”


The Psalmist Asaph is praying to the Lord to put an end to the confederacy.  He prophecies that God is to judge the earth.    O God judge the earth; for you shall inherit all nations.”


1.     Your enemies make a tumult.

2.     They lift their head.

3.     They have taken crafty counsel against Your people.

4.     They have consulted against Your hidden ones.

5.     They have said, “Let us destroy Israel from being a nation and

6.     Let us blot out the name of Israel so it will not be remembered.”

7.     They have consulted together with one consent.

8.     They are a confederate against You.

9.     The nations have united against you to help the children of Lot.


March 15, 2012, marked a year for the Syrian revolution.


The Edomites came from Esau.  

The Ishmaelites came from Ishmael.  The Moabites came from Lot’s son by his eldest daughter.  The Hagarenes were descendants of Hagar, being a branch of Ishmael who begat 12 nations. Gebal was a very ancient city of Phoenicia, about 20 miles north of Beirut; also called Byblos.  Ammonites came from Lot by his younger daughter.  Amalek ites came from Esau.  Philistines descended from Ham.  Tyre was a city of Phoenicia just beyond the northern border of Israel.  Assur came from Shem.  The children of Lot were Moab and Ammon by his two daughters.


The psalmist’s request is, “so, deal with Your enemies and make them ashamed that they may be converted or perish” (Vs. 15-17).


Jehovah is a name reserved alone for the true God.  Here we have one of four places where His name is retained and spelled with capital letters.


That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the Most-High over all the earth.”


Iran is not identified in Psalm 83. Iran is part of the Gog/Magog nations. 


Ancient Elam is present day Iran.  Jeremiah 49: 35-39: Thus says the Lord of hosts; Behold I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.  Upon Elam I will bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation where the outcasts of Elam shall not come.  For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life; and I will bring evil upon them; even My fierce anger, says the Lord, and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them; and I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy them there the king and the princes, says the Lord.  But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, says the Lord.


Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries Church, 10115 West Hidden Lakes Lane, Richmond, TX.


Scripture from K.J.V.; Bibliography; Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible; Ernest L. Martin, PH. D., 2001; The Ten Kings, Part II of II

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