On Apr. 15, 2022, it was reported that Russia has formally warned the U.S. that there could be “unpredictable consequences” if America doesn’t stop sending weapons to Ukraine.
According to the report, the U.S. made it clear that the weapons shipments will continue.
What Russia’s “unpredictable consequences” are is unknown, but here are four predictable things:
- God will eventually put a hook in Gog’s jaw and drag Russia onto the mountains of Israel.
- Every jot and tittle of God’s Word will be fulfilled.
- God will not deal kindly with Gog and Russia.
- It will happen in the latter years and latter days.
Only God knows the day and the hour, but it sure does look close.
Here are more events that seem to indicate that we are getting close.
One, concerning natural disasters increasing in frequency and intensity at the end of the age: the Philippines were bombarded by a cyclone on Apr. 10-12 with flooding and landslides that killed 167 people, left 110 missing, and impacted 1.9 million people.
Two, concerning natural disasters: on Apr. 14, 2022, the temperature at Vostok Station, Antarctica, dropped to -106.2 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest ever on earth, and it was April.
(Writer’s opinion: It makes me skeptical about global warming.)
Three, also concerning natural disasters: on Apr. 17, 2022, unusually heavy rains in Durban, South Africa, caused flooding that killed more than 440 people, left more than five dozen missing, and made thousands homeless.
Four, concerning famine: on Apr. 13, 2022, it was reported that wholesale food prices in Germany increased 22.6% between Mar. 2021 and Mar. 2022 (the highest in 60 years).
Five, concerning pestilence: on Apr. 16, 2022, it was reported that Avian flu has infected about 27 million chickens and turkeys in the U.S., and the price of a dozen eggs has gone from $1 to $2.95 since last November.
Six, concerning trouble over Jerusalem and a resumption of animal sacrifices at a rebuilt Temple at the end of the age: Orthodox Jews have been preparing for that by practicing animal sacrifices at other locations near the Temple Mount in recent years.
A Jewish group called “Back to the Temple Mount” called for an animal sacrifice to be held on the Temple Mount on Apr. 15, 2022 (Passover of this year).
Hamas and Islamic Jihad announced that they planned to cause trouble.
They did, and more than 150 Muslims were wounded, and more than 400 were arrested (6 Jews were also arrested before they could offer a sacrifice).
Jerusalem is the cup of trembling and burdensome stone prophesied in the Bible.
The Bible indicates that world leaders will eventually divide the Temple Mount, and when that happens, God will confront them.
(More: In an opinion piece on Apr. 18, 2022, Rabbi Tuly Weisz wrote, “Hamas is terrified that after close to 75 years of statehood, Israel will begin turning its attention to the place where God chose to establish His name…. Palestinian terrorists are getting scared as Jews are getting serious about restoring our holy of holies, the site we pray towards every day, and the building we beseech God for repeatedly throughout our liturgy.” According to Weisz, “When blood spills on Passover and Easter, it is time to rebuild the Temple.”)
(More: On Apr. 19, 2022, it was reported that the Palestinian Authority (PA) warned Israel against dividing the Temple Mount. It is something that some world leaders have suggested in the past. Many prophecy teachers believe the Bible teaches that it will be divided (Joel 3:2; Rev. 11:1-2.)
(Writer’s opinion: On Apr. 19, 2022, the UN Security Council held a closed-door discussion of the situation. They never accomplish anything because they ignore what the Bible says about dividing the Promised Land, they always condemn Israel, and they never hold the Palestinian terror groups accountable for their violence.)
Seven, concerning deceit and corruption: e-mails on Hunter Biden’s authenticated laptop show that Pres. Biden (as a former Senator and as Vice-Pres. of the U.S.) did have contact with several of Hunter’s associates.
The authenticated e-mails prove that Pres. Biden is either lying or mentally ill when he denies this (It is likely some of both).
Eight, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: Russia appears to be growing angrier with Israel.
On Apr. 7, 2022, Israel voted in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution to suspend Russia’s membership on the UN Human Rights Council, something that Russia said is an unfriendly, unlawful, and politically motivated gesture that would have consequences.
Since then, Russia has accused Israel of:
- Violating numerous UN General Assembly and UN Security Council resolutions by occupying Palestinian lands.
- Turning the Gaza Strip into an “open-air Prison.”
- Imposing a sea, land, and air blockade on the Palestinians.
On Apr. 18, 2022, Russia called in (and officially reprimanded) Israel’s ambassador to Russia for voting in favor of the UN General Assembly resolution.
On the same day, Russian Pres. Putin spoke to PA Chairman Abbas by phone, condemned Israel’s response to Muslim riots on the Temple Mount, and pledged Russia’s support for the PA cause.
These are ominous words and actions since Russia and a group of Islamic allies will attack Israel in the latter years and latter days.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.