God often used other nations to punish Israel and other wicked nations. In Isa 13:4-5 concerning Babylon it says “Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty is mustering an army for war. They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens– the LORD and the weapons of his wrath– to destroy the whole country.” Clearly, God is going to use other nations as His weapons of wrath against Babylon when the time comes.
In other cases God Himself seen fighting for Israel. Ezek 38:22,23 “I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”
Israel’s defense forces are rated as fourth in the world. Only the US and Russia have more nuclear weapons, and Israel’s other weapons are very high tech, better than the US or Russia’s. If pushed too far, will Israel bring punishment upon their enemies, who are also God’s enemies, through nuclear warfare? It certainly seems a possibility.
Isa 17:1 “Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.” This certainly sounds like nuclear devastation. But it seems that Israel will suffer greatly before she uses her nuclear weapons, as verse 4 says, “And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.” This prophecy is yet to be fulfilled, but it could happen very soon.
Will the Church still be here to see it? “You must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.” Luke 12:40.