Mark Baranov

Ancient Prophecy Fulfilled: Gaza Conflict

The prophetic words of Amos resonate powerfully in today’s tumultuous world, offering a lens through which to view the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Amos, a prophet from the 8th century BCE, delivered stern warnings and judgments against nations, including Gaza, for their transgressions. His prophecy, recorded in Amos 1:6-8, speaks of divine retribution against those who engage in acts of captivity and violence. This ancient message finds a chilling parallel in the events of October 7th, 2023, and the subsequent developments in Gaza.

Amos’ Prophecy

Amos 1:6-8 states:

Verse 6:
So said the Lord: For three transgressions of Gaza, yea for four, I will not revoke the punishment; Because they carried away captive a whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom.

Verse 7:
And I will send fire into the wall of Gaza, and it shall consume its palaces.

Verse 8:
And I will turn My hand against Ekron, and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, says the Lord God.

This prophecy addresses the grave injustices committed by the people of Gaza, emphasizing the divine retribution that would follow. The historical context of Amos’ message reflects a period marked by horrendous aggression and the enslavement of entire populations, leading to severe consequences.

The Gaza Conflict

On October 7th, 2023, Israel experienced a level of brutality and barbarity virtually unprecedented in human history. Young people were raped, murdered, and slain at a music festival. Innocent people were snatched from their beds to be raped, mutilated, and murdered. Children and babies were killed and burned alive. Elderly Holocaust survivors were tormented and butchered. The final act of depravity was the taking of around 250 hostages back into Gaza.

Who committed this savagery?

Who were the perpetrators?

Who were their supporters?

Video evidence has shown clearly that it was certainly the militant jihadists called Hamas and PIJ, but the majority of the barbarians who flooded through the breach in the fence were “innocent civilians”—young and old, by foot, on motorcycles, cars, and even on crutches. They flooded into Israel to revel in the blood, rape, and plunder of innocent people.

You can see them taking the hostages with them on their return, including the now infamous video of Noa Argamani on the motorcycle begging her boyfriend (who is still held in Gaza) for help. We saw videos of “innocent civilians” celebrating the arrival of hostages into Gaza, beating corpses with planks of wood, stomping on their bodies, and spitting on their remains.

We have since learned that many of the hostages were kept in captivity by the same “innocent civilians,” many of whom were not financially desperate as we were deceived to believe, but were affluent doctors and high-profile journalists leading a wealthy lifestyle while the lies of genocide and famine were being spread by the useful idiots in western media and on US college campuses.

Please familiarize yourselves with two pieces of information:

    1. Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR)
      12 June 2024

      “More than 60% of Gazans report losing family members in the current war on Gaza, but two-thirds of the public continue to support the October 7 attack, and 80% believe it put the Palestinian issue at the center of global attention. About half of Gazans expect Hamas to win the war and return to rule the Gaza Strip; a quarter of Gazans expect Israel to win. Increased demand for the resignation of President Abbas is accompanied by a rise in Hamas’ and Marwan Barghouti’s popularity. Increased support for armed struggle is accompanied by a drop in support for the two-state solution; more than 60% support the dissolution of the PA.”

      Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research

    2. Casualty numbers for the conflict in Gaza infographic

      Leslie Kajomovitz

As you can see from this report and the infographic, there is clear evidence to suggest that a majority of the people of Gaza are not “innocent civilians” as previously claimed, and that the complete opposite of a genocide is being committed in Gaza in contrast to any other conflict against a “hostile” population.

The people of Gaza perpetrated horrendous and abhorrent violence against the Jewish people, and as a result, are experiencing a reminiscence of the ancient prophecies of destruction and divine justice. Current events, characterized by intense military actions and widespread devastation, highlight the ongoing conflict’s harsh realities. In this context, Amos’ prophecy serves as a poignant reminder of the consequences of taking captives and perpetrating violence.

Divine Punishment and Modern Relevance

Amos condemns Gaza for “carrying away captive a whole captivity,” an act that invites divine punishment. This theme is profoundly relevant today as we witness the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, where thousands are displaced, living under dire conditions as a consequence of their toleration and support of the malign cancer known as militant jihadists. The prophetic call against such transgressions underscores the importance of upholding human dignity and justice and not allowing evil to live among you; otherwise, the price will be paid by all, innocent and guilty side by side.

Fire and Destruction

The imagery of fire consuming Gaza’s palaces in Amos’ prophecy mirrors the current scenes of destruction. The relentless airstrikes and artillery fire have turned parts of Gaza into ruins, reflecting the prophetic vision of divine retribution. This destruction serves as a stark warning of the severe consequences that follow acts of depravity as seen by the murderous rapist ghouls during their rampage on October 7th and the captivity and oppression of hostages for eight long months.

Accountability and Moral Responsibility

Amos’ prophecy of cutting off inhabitants and holding leaders accountable aligns with today’s targeted military operations against militant groups. The divine justice Amos speaks of emphasizes the moral responsibility of leaders who perpetrate violence and captivity. Not only will they ultimately pay the price, but the entire population will suffer. Unlike at the time of Amos, the Philistines did not celebrate and welcome the death of their own people as do Hamas and other jihadist groups in Gaza.

Righteousness and Repentance

Amos’ warnings were not solely about punishment but a call to righteousness and repentance. The current crisis in Gaza highlights the need for a just resolution that addresses the root causes of the conflict.

For those who are unclear about the root causes, let me be frank, Hamas/Hezbollah/Iran:

      • Do not want a two-state solution with Israel as one of the states,
      • Do not want self-determination or peace for Gaza or Palestine;
      • Want the complete eradication of the Jewish state of Israel and death of all the Jews.

Sit with that for a moment, and then try to figure out why Western governments are trying to shove a “peace at any cost” solution down Israel’s throat. Reflecting on Amos’ prophecy, we are reminded of the importance of divine justice in guiding our actions towards peace, and that path only comes through overwhelming force and determination to cleanse the land and region of the evil and perversion that we saw on October 7th.


Amos’ prophecy serves as a timeless reminder of the consequences of barbaric captivity and violence committed against the Jewish people. As we navigate the complexities of the Gaza conflict, the ancient words of Amos call us to reflect on the principles of divine justice and understand that Israel is the torchbearer of justice. By understanding the historical and prophetic contexts, we can work towards addressing the root causes of the conflict, administering the contextual remedy so that in the future a time of peace and justice can ensue.

The prophecy of Amos reminds us that the cycle of violence can be broken only with strength and determination toward justice, compassion where possible, and ultimately peace. In honoring these principles, we move closer to a world where the prophetic visions of destruction need not be realized through human suffering, but rather through a collective commitment to righteousness and reconciliation.

About the Author
Mark Baranov, that’s me, openly share my thoughts, feelings and stories as well as commentary on society, relationships and the world around me All thoughts are real and are subject to frequent re-assessment and introspection. All feelings are genuine and raw. All stories are fictional in a real way. All observations come from a place of love even if my language fails to communicate it. This is a blog written by me and for me, but I have published it so that others can either have a voyeuristic delight or something which I have written may resonate and inspire others to think, outside their holding pattern. GOD has granted us this life, to live, to connect and to empower others to do so. So open a post to laugh at my incompetence in prose and just maybe you’ll continue reading because we are not that different.
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