When asked by His disciples about the signs preceding His return to earth in the Last Days, one of the responses which Lord Jesus gave to them was that “there would be wars and rumours of wars”. Many unbelievers and Holy Bible scoffers say “there have ALWAYS been wars”, and yes there certainly have. Since they do not understand the Holy Bible or latter day Biblical prophecy though, they are unaware that the wars Jesus spoke of are any wars that took place after the time period 1948-1967. That would mean that every war prior, including World Wars 1 & 2, were not considered signs of His Return. The reason that the signs of the Last Days and Christ’s imminent return could not take place until after that specific time period, is because in order for any of Jesus’ signs to be fulfilled, Israel had to be a Nation in their Biblical Promised Land.
Many of Jesus’ signs, and all of the Biblical prophecies concerning the latter days, center around the nation of Israel. Israel was officially reborn as a nation in May of 1948, after thousands of years of Jewish exile from their homeland. The reason the year 1967 was also significant, is because it was the year in which Israel recaptured their ancient Biblical Capital of Jerusalem. Jesus specifically said that Israel reblossoming as a nation in their promised land would begin the countdown clock to His Return.
The importance of the Jewish State reclaiming their eternal Capital Jerusalem was imperative in the timeline of Last Days Biblical Prophecy, because the nations of the world become obsessed with taking the Holy City from Israel, and that was never possible until the Jewish people had sovereignty over the City once again.
So when anyone tries to tell you that Biblical prophecy is meaningless because we’ve always had wars, famine, or earthquakes… explain to them that NOTHING which took place from the time Jesus’ ascended into Heaven until 1948 could be considered a sign of the Last Days. Israel had to start the clock, after God kept His promise to return them unto their Holy Land, and start the clock they did in the Spring of ‘48. HalleluYah!
Now when you mention latter days Biblical War to most Christians, they all immediately think the Book of Revelation and Armageddon. Though, there are Last Days Biblical Wars prophesied throughout the Holy Bible, in an unlikely place such as the Book of Psalms, but also in Books of the Old Testament prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Micah, Zechariah, and Obadiah to name a few. One of the most studied prophetical wars is found in the Book of Ezekiel, and is known as the Gog-Magog War.
A lot of Christians mistake this for the Battle of Armageddon, but it is actually the war that precedes the final Battle between all nations of the world which is fought in Israel’s valley of Megiddo. Biblical prophecy buffs like myself, who search the headlines for signs pointing to the Rapture and Christ’s return, get excited when we see the nations involved in the Gog-Magog War coming together exactly as our God prophesied that they would thousands of years ago.
God actually mentions, by name, the Nations who will come against His Chosen Nation of Israel in the Last Days in Ezekiel’s prophesied war, and they are: RUSSIA, IRAN, LEBANON, CHINA, TURKEY, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LIBYA, EGYPT, SUDAN, all AFRICAN Nations and ETHIOPIA. So, basically the ENTIRE Middle East allies with Russia and China to make war against the Jewish State.
Eventually ALL Nations of the world are prophesied to fight AGAINST Israel to destroy God’s people and Land, but that is what the Book of Revelation prophesies as Armageddon. We all know that, while God supernaturally defends Israel during the Gog-Magog assault, our Lord Jesus’ RETURN to earth is specifically to defend Israel and physically fight and defeat their enemies in the battle of Armageddon. So, do not confuse the Russia-led war, with the final World War fought in Megiddo.
The fact that, for thousands of years, Russia has been prophesied to invade Israel with an Islamic alliance, while for centuries upon centuries there was not an Israel to attack, should cause even the most skeptical of the Holy Bible to take notice of it’s inerrancy. Russia, over the past decade, has increasingly threatened Israel, and has allied with the exact nations that it is supposed to form a confederacy with in the Book of Ezekiel.
The number one ally of Russia today is undoubtedly IRAN, who is known in our Holy Bibles and in Ezekiel as “Persia”. In the Gog-Magog War, Russia is prophesied to come against Israel with the key ally of PERSIA. Russia and Iran have held many joint military exercises, and Vladimir Putin has sent an abundance of high-powered weaponry to Iran, not to mention their other ally, and avowed enemy of Israel, SYRIA.
Ezekiel, chapters 38 & 39, Psalm 83, Isaiah 19, and Revelation 16:12 all document the nations that join with Russia and Iran in the Gog-Magog War. “Gog” is the term used by God to describe the Last Days’ Leader of Russia, whom we know today as the ruthless Putin. “Magog” refers to the ancient people, the Magogites, who are modern-day RUSSIANS. Ezekiel also mentions ROSH and MESHECH and TUBAL in his prophecy. “Rosh” is translated today as RUSSIA.
Meshech’s modern translation is MOSCOW, and Tubal is obviously TUBALSK in Russia today. If you are still not a believer in Biblical Prophecy after all of this information, consider that in the Gog-Magog War, Russia is allied with Iran and China. In what is today dubbed the Eurasian Alliance, Russia’s two closest friends on the world stage are.. wait for it.. IRAN and CHINA. How accurate is our God’s Holy Word of Truth?! He prophesied around 3,000 years ago that these 3 would come together in the Last Days. WOW.
Also extremely interesting is that God prophesied Russia would be the global military power in the latter days, and currently Russia possesses the MOST nuclear weapons in the entire world, even more than the United States of America. Thanks, not in part, but pretty much ALL because of the disastrous foreign policy of the previous U.S. president, Barack Hussein Obama. As of 2017, Russia has nearly 450 more nuclear warheads than the USA. This is due to the 2011 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which we all knew Putin would not abide by. Obama brought America’s nuclear weapons arsenal down under the capped 1,550 agreed to in the Treaty.
Meanwhile, Russia on the other hand, did not do away with ANY of their arsenal, but rather, added MORE. We also know how much more dangerous the former president has made Russia’s greatest ally, Iran, through his terrible Nuclear Deal and through funneling the Islamic regime BILLIONS of U.S. dollars to abide by the Deal. We now know that they are using those billions to finance terror against Israel and the United States, and to increase their nuclear capabilities which the Deal was supposed to diminish.
Russia is said to currently have at least 1,800 nuclear warheads deployed. It’s no wonder that Russia is the nation prophesied to lead all the other anti-Israel countries of the world against the Jewish State in the Last Days. They definitely have the firepower to do so, but thankfully we all know that even a million nuclear bombs are powerless against Israel’s Defense of Almighty God Himself.
Late last night, President Donald Trump gave the order for 2 U.S. Navy Destroyers to bombard a Syrian air base with nearly 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles, reportedly destroying it. US officials said the base had been used to launch a chemical weapons attack in northwestern Syria that left dozens of civilians dead earlier this week. Russia, which strongly backs Syria’s brutal dictator, Bashar al-Assad, was furious with the new President and harshly condemned the strike.
Putin also lashed out at the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin NetanYahu, accusing him of using “false” propaganda about the chemical attack by Assad. This afternoon, it was reported that a Russian warship was steaming toward the area in the Mediterranean where the U.S. Navy destroyers launched the missile strikes into Syria. Are we witnessing the spark that could ignite the Gog-Magog War?!
Iran is hoping so, as they have been itching to start a War with Israel for decades. The Islamic regime’s leader, Ayatollah Khameni, revealed to the world in a public speech to his people that Iran’s reason for participating in the Nuclear Deal with world powers was NOT for eventual “peace” but, instead, that the long drawn out talks were an opportunity to “BUILD UP” Iran’s Nuclear arsenal to use against ISRAEL “soon”. Iran’s leaders have threatened to “blow Israel off of the map” on a daily basis, including Iran’s so-called “moderate” president Rhouhani, who has also called publicly for the “DESTRUCTION of Israel”.
Even AFTER signing the Nuclear Deal, the Ayatollah and Rhouhani were chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel” on LIVE TV. Most recently, in response to President Trump criticizing Iran for an illegal missile test, a senior Iranian Commander said “Tens of thousands of missiles located across the Middle East are ready to strike ISRAEL at a moment’s notice.” Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, went on to say, “The grounds for the ANNIHILATION and collapse of the Israeli regime are provided more than ever.”
“Today, more than 100,000 missiles are ready to fly from Lebanon,” Salami said, and “tens of thousands of destructive long-range missiles are armed and ready to wipe Israel off the map.” Besides threatening Israel, the Islamic regime also provokes the U.S. on a regular basis. Iranian gun boats harass American naval vessels, and Iran consistently conducts illegal tests of Russian-made missiles.
General Joseph Votel, U.S. CENTCOM commander, testified to the House Armed Services Committee this week that the greatest destabilizing force in the Middle East is Iran, and that the U.S. must be prepared to use “military means” to confront and defeat the Iranian threat to the region. I couldn’t agree more. When we do confront Iran militarily though, we must be prepared for war with Russia, and for Gog-Magog to begin, because there is no doubt in my mind that the stage is set for this Biblical battle.
Apart from an imminent battle with Iran, Israel also has to prepare for wars on every border. The Jewish State is threatened by Assad AND ISIS terrorists in Syria, Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon, and Hamas terrorists in Palestine. Thank God, The LORD has already provided defense against all of these enemies. Long-range Iranian or Syrian missiles can be intercepted by the “Arrow” missile defense system, missiles coming from Hezbollah in Lebanon or ISIS in Syria would be shot down by “David’s Sling”, while drones, artillery and smaller rockets from Hamas in Palestine will continue to be dealt with by the “Iron Dome”.
Should a war erupt on Israel’s northern border with Hezbollah, or on the southern border with Hamas, Israel’s Home Front Command is prepared to evacuate up to 250,000 civilians to safety. The evacuation plan, called “Safe Distance,” would rehouse civilians in the line of fire to hotels, schools or guest houses on kibbutzim. In the previous Lebanon War in 2006, Hezbollah fired more than 4,000 rockets on Israel, while Gaza-based Hamas, on Israel’s opposite border, fired about 5,000 rockets at Israel in their previous battle with the Jewish State.
Israel recently conducted a large-scale military drill at a base in the north of the country, in what commanders say could be the “last training before the war” with Hezbollah. Assad in Syria has long provided Hezbollah with missiles and weaponry to use against Israel.
Earlier this year, four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace and targeted military sites which contained weapons to be transferred to Hezbollah, which prompted Damascus to activate its air defense systems in an attempt to shoot down the Israeli aircrafts.
Between the recent strike on Syria by the USA, and Israel concerned with Syria providing weaponry to Hezbollah terrorists, it is only a matter of time before the Biblical prophecies concerning the total destruction of Syria’s Capital Damascus, and much of the country, are fulfilled.
“DAMASCUS is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of hosts. And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.” ~ Jeremiah 49:24-27
“The burden of DAMASCUS. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a RUINOUS HEAP.” ~ Isaiah 17:1
Now, I couldn’t write an article about rumours of war without mentioning the dimwit dictator of North Korea, “little Kim” Jong-Un. I’m sure many of you wonder if North Korea is also mentioned in the Holy Bible. By name specifically it is not, but I believe North Korea could very well be eluded to along with China in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 16. I believe China, being the most powerful oriental nation, is whom the Holy Bible specifically refers to, but it is very possible that North Korea is fighting alongside China.
After all, China is one of the very few allies that North Korea has in the world. It is also hard to imagine a nuclear war today, without North Korea being involved. The verse in Revelation refers to the “kings of the east”, while some translations use “kings of the rising sun”. So, since the verse specifically refers to “kings” plural, I believe it could refer to both China and North Korea.
Kim Jong-Un has recently placed his country on the “brink of war”. This statement comes after the U.S. held a massive joint naval exercise involving Japan and South Korea in the region. The exercise was branded “reckless” by North Korea’s foreign ministry.
Kym Hyong-Jun, North Korea’s ambassador to Moscow, issued a message to President Trump that North Korea was ready to respond if the operations challenged their country. “Our army has said that if there will be even the smallest provocation from the United States during exercises, we are ready to deliver the most ruthless blow,” said Hyong-Jun.
North Korea is estimated to have at least 8 nuclear weapons, but has not yet been able to show that it can attach them to a rocket capable of hitting the United States. They recently fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, but it did not represent a threat to North America. Unfortunately, Kim will not stop testing missiles until he can definitively reach the coasts of the USA. 4 missiles, which were launched in February, Kim claimed was “a drill for an attack on U.S. bases”.
President Trump needs to carry out the same type of attack on the military bases and launching pads of Iran and North Korea as he did in Syria, otherwise it is only a matter of time before their threat against us becomes deadly. There is no more dangerous weapon in the world today than a Nuclear bomb, and 2 of the world’s most maniacal regimes are doing the best they can to acquire and fire them on America and Israel. We need to act first, or forever regret it.
So, is a Biblical War truly on the horizon? I have been an avid student of Prophecy for about a decade, and I can tell you with all confidence that INDEED there is. With how rapidly things are ramping up around the globe militarily, and with the U.S. and Israel in an apparent showdown with some of the world’s most dangerous regimes, things could blow up quickly, and literally. Trump’s recent strike on Syria was definitely the right thing to do, but it certainly did not slow any prospects of war, but rather lit a fuse that could explode any day in the near future.
When it does, I want all of you Bible skeptics to remember all that I laid out in this article, and give Glory to the True God of Heaven and earth, Who Alone knows the beginning from the END, and who has written the future IN ADVANCE. It is hard to find a bright spot when talking about war, but there IS good news at the end of the day, because these wars occur in the SEASON of our Lord’s RETURN. HalleluYah, and come quickly Lord Jesus!
“JESUS said, You shall hear of WARS and rumours of wars: see that you be not troubled: for ALL these things MUST come to pass, but the end is not yet…” ~ Matthew 24:6-7/Mark 13:7-8/Luke 21:9-10
“Thus saith The LORD.. I will CONTEND with him that contends with ISRAEL…” ~ Isaiah 49:25
“For the day of The LORD is near upon all the HEATHEN: as (the NATIONS) have done (unto ISRAEL), it shall BE DONE unto (the NATIONS)…” ~ Obadiah 1:15
“.. SATAN stood up AGAINST Israel.” ~ 1st Chronicles 21:1
“Let them ALL BE confounded and turned back that HATE ZION.” ~ Psalm 129:5
“Thus saith The LORD God, I will gather ALL NATIONS, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat (Judgment), and will judge THEM there on behalf of MY people and for MY Heritage ISRAEL.. because they (above mentioned nations) have DIVIDED MY LAND (Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria).” ~ Joel 3:2
“They then assembled the kings in the place that is named ARMAGEDDON in Hebrew.” ~ Revelation 16:16
“Thus saith The Lord GOD… Behold, I Am AGAINST GOG, the chief (RUSSIAN) prince of Meshech and Tubal… Gog shall come up AGAINST My people of ISRAEL as a cloud to cover the Land; it shall be in the LATTER DAYS; and I will bring him against MY Land, that the heathen may KNOW ME, when I shall be sanctified in Gog, before their eyes… And it shall come to pass at the SAME TIME when Gog shall come against the Land of Israel, saith The Lord GOD, that My FURY shall come up in My Face. For in My Jealousy and in the fire of My WRATH have I spoken, Surely in THAT DAY there shall be a great shaking in the Land of Israel; And I will plead AGAINST Gog with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, FIRE AND BRIMSTONE… Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself; and I will BE KNOWN in the eyes of many nations, and they shall KNOW that I Am The LORD… And I will send a FIRE upon Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall KNOW that I Am The LORD… So will I make My Holy Name known in the midst of MY PEOPLE ISRAEL… Persia (IRAN), Ethiopia, and Libya with Gog (RUSSIA), all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with them (Islamic Confederacy-Psalm 83)… They shall fall upon the mountains of ISRAEL, you (Russia), and ALL your bands, and the people that is with you: I will give you unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to BE DEVOURED. You shall fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith The Lord GOD.” ~ Ezekiel 38 & 39
“There is Elam (IRAN)… which caused their TERROR in the land of the living; yet they will bear their shame with them that GO DOWN to the pit (Hell).” ~ Ezekiel 32:24
“They (ISLAMISTS) have said, Come, and let us cut them off from BEING a Nation; that the Name of ISRAEL may be no more in remembrance.. Gebal (LEBANON), Ammon (JORDAN) and Amalek (IRAN).. the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre (LEBANON); these will be confounded and troubled FOREVER; yea, they will be put to shame, and PERISH.” ~ Psalm 83
“Thus saith The Lord GOD; Behold, I Am AGAINST you, O Zidon (LEBANON), and I will be glorified in the midst of you: and they shall KNOW that I Am The LORD, when I shall have executed JUDGMENTS in you. For I will send into you pestilence, and blood into your streets; and the wounded shall be JUDGED in the midst of you by THE SWORD upon you on EVERY side; and you shall KNOW that I Am The LORD. And there shall be NO MORE a pricking brier (HEZBOLLAH) unto the house of ISRAEL, nor any grieving thorn of ALL that are round about them, that despised them; and Israel shall KNOW that I Am The Lord GOD.” ~ Ezekiel 28:22-24
“There be ALL the Zidonians (HEZBOLLAH) which are gone DOWN with the slain; with their TERROR they are ashamed of their might.. and bear their SHAME with them that go down to THE PIT (Hell).” ~ Ezekiel 32:30
“Thus saith The Lord GOD; Because the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) have dealt by REVENGE, and have taken vengeance with a DESPITEFUL heart, to destroy ISRAEL for the old HATRED; Therefore thus saith The Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out MY Hand UPON the Philistines (Palestinians).. and DESTROY the remnant of the sea coast. And I will execute great VENGEANCE upon them with FURIOUS rebukes; and they shall KNOW that I Am The LORD, when I shall lay My Vengeance UPON THEM.” ~ Ezekiel 25:15-17
“The Lord roars from Zion, and from Jerusalem raises His Voice.. The Lord is a REFUGE to His people, a Stronghold to the men of ISRAEL.” – Joel 4:16