Some say the Battle of Gog and Magog is getting close; some say it is so close it can no longer be avoided; others say it has already started, and so on.
How to describe the timing of the Battle of Gog and Magog is a matter of opinion, but recent events definitely show that Israel is at war; and if this war keeps escalating, the Battle of Gog and Magog will soon be history.
On Jan. 12, 2019, Israel struck and successfully destroyed several Iranian weapons storage facilities in Syria.
Several high-ranking Iranian, Hezbollah and Syrian officers were killed, and many troops were wounded.
On Jan. 13, 2019, Prime Min. Netanyahu confirmed Israel’s attack on the Iranian weapons storage facilities in Syria and warned that Israel will strike harder if it is necessary to prevent Iran from gaining a military foothold in Syria.
On Jan. 14, 2019, Iran denied having troops in Syria and said the Iranians there are military advisors that are there at the request of Syria to fight terrorists.
On Jan. 15, 2019, Prime Min. Netanyahu responded to Iran’s claim with this statement: “So let me advise them (Iran)—get out of there fast, because we’ll continue our forceful policy of attacking, as we promised and are doing, fearlessly and relentlessly.”
About Jan. 17, 2019, it was reported that Iran responded to Prime Min. Netanyahu’s advice to get out of Syria by sending 10,000 troops to Iraq to take up positions near Iraq’s border with Syria.
About that same time, it was reported that the U.S. has informed Iraq that it will not intervene if Israel attacks Iranian troops in Iraq.
On Jan. 20, 2019, it was reported that Russia has notified Israel that Russia intends to renovate Syria’s Damascus International Airport and Russia will not tolerate any more Israeli attacks near Syria’s Damascus International Airport.
On Jan. 20, 2019 (that same day), Israel ignored Russia’s warning and attacked targets at Syria’s Damascus International airport.
It has been Israel’s custom to attack Iranian targets in Syria at night, but this time Israel attacked during the day.
On Jan. 20, 2019 (that same day), about one hour after Israel’s attack, Syria fired two missiles into Israel, but Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system shot them down.
On Jan. 20, 2019 (that same day), an Iranian official made a statement that confirms Bible prophecy: “A future war with Israel could draw thousands of fighters from countries including Iraq.”
On Jan. 21, 2019, Israel launched a vicious attack on targets all around Damascus including targets at the Damascus International Airport.
Israel warned all of Iran’s allies in Syria to stay out of the fight or they would be attacked too.
On Jan. 22, 2019, an Israeli think tank called the Institute for National Security Studies released its annual report, and it said Israel could face war on three different fronts in 2019 (Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip).
Israel’s leaders were urged to prepare for a potential escalation of events including all-out war.
On Jan. 23, 2019, Syria’s Ambassador to the UN told the UN to stop Israel’s attacks on Syria or Syria will attack Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.
On Jan. 24, 2019, it was reported that there is growing concern in Israel that Iran is planning to escalate the attacks on Israel at Israel’s northern border and in the south at the Gaza Strip.
Israel deployed extra Iron Dome anti-missile systems and called up reserve troops to man them in case Syria attacks Israel’s Ben Gurion airport.
On Jan. 25, 2019, shots were fired from inside Syria at Israeli troops in Israel, and the Israeli troops shot back.
On Jan. 27, 2019, one of Iran’s top military officials said Iran will switch its policy from defense to offense and attack Israel first if Iran sees evidence that she might be under attack.
On Jan. 28, 2019, the Deputy Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard said, “We announce that if Israel does anything to start a new war, it will obviously be the war that will end with its elimination, and the occupied territories will be returned. The Israelis will not have even a cemetery in Palestine to bury their own corpses.”
The defeat of Russia and her Islamic allies will let multitudes know that Jehovah is God (Ezek. 39:7, 13); and it is my OPINION that it will increase the demand for a peace treaty in the Middle East, if one doesn’t already exist.
It is also my OPINION that the defeat of all of these Islamic radicals will stimulate the demand for a world government and pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist.
Not all agree, but I believe the Rapture and the Battle of Gog and Magog are both pre-Trib events that may happen close together on God’s calendar.
If we are close to the Battle of Gog and Magog, we could be close to the Rapture and a dramatically changed world.
Here are two unrelated events before I close:
First, on Jan. 21, 2019, media-darling and socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said, “The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”
I wondered why she said 12 years until I remembered that it is the UN’s goal to have a world government by 2030.
In essence, three weeks after 2018 ended, Alexandria was saying, if the world doesn’t accept climate change and meet its goal of a world government by 2030, the world will end three weeks later.
Second, on Jan. 22, 2019, a Jewish rabbi reported that several Jewish rabbis, including one of the most prominent rabbis in this generation, are saying the signs indicate that the process leading up to the coming of the Messiah has already started.
I don’t know how long the “process” leading up to the coming of the Messiah will last (and I don’t agree with some of their thinking), but I do agree that the signs indicate that the world is approaching the coming of Messiah.
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