Do Today’s Events Have To Do With Ezekiel 38 War?
[First, an Urgent Prayer Request
- First of all pray that our leaders, especially America’s and Israel’s, will have the wisdom of God regarding these matters.
- Pray for God’s protection of military personnel involved.
- Pray for protection of Israel.
- Pray for the salvation of souls.
- Pray in the Spirit asking the Lord to give you utterance to direct your prayers according to His will.]
Regarding my opening question, “Probably.” They are at least a preamble to the war of Ezekiel 38. How long the “preamble” lasts is unknown to us.
The players of Ezekiel 38 have a physical presence in the area: Russia, Iran, Turkey, et al.
Time Line of Most Recent Events
For some time:
Dozens of attacks directed by Iran and its proxies against American and Israeli interests culminating in a missile attack in Northern Iraq that killed an American contractor last week.
Sunday December 29, 2019
In retaliation US air raids against Iranian backed Hezbollah militia bases.
Tuesday, December 31
Iraqi paramilitary groups storm the US Embassy in Baghdad.
January 3, Friday (Today)
At the direction of President Trump US kills Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp—Quds force.
(Quds means Jerusalem)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in media interviews that this was: “an intelligence based assessment” that drove the U.S. decision to target Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force. “He was actively plotting in the region to take actions—a big action as he described it—that would have put dozens if not hundreds of American lives at risk. [Brim comment: Not to mention hundreds of lives in Israel and the area.] “These were threats that were located in the region,” Pompeo added. “Last night was the time that we needed to strike to make sure that this imminent attack…was disrupted.”
End of Days Wars
Jewish sages teach that there are two Gog-Magog wars.
I believe there are two Gog-Magog wars, but that there are possible three end-of-days wars.
Ezekiel 38, 39
(An invasion of Israel by Gog’s forces.
This war could occur at any time now.)
Zechariah 14, Revelation 16:16
Battle of Armageddon.
End of 7-year Great Tribulation
The Antichrist and his forces.
The return of the King Messiah ends.
At the end of the 1000 year Millennial
Reign when Satan is “loosed out of his prison.”
He goes forth to deceive the nations,
Gog/Magog gathers a large army of followers.
God destroys with fire from Heaven.
Psalm 83 I see as an ongoing war of attrition with the forces of Islam against Israel. Does not have an exact date we can point to as a starting date. Called by some the Arab-Israeli conflict. But it is really an Islamic confederacy.
The storming of the US Embassy in Bagdad (Babylon, by the way), reminded me of the storming and hostage taking of the US Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, forty years ago. This was the start of the current Shia Islamic State of Iran.
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