Prophecy teachers understand there will be wars and rumors of war at the end of the age.
Some (including myself) have long thought that the Battle of Gog and Magog could happen soon, but it has not.
Russia invaded Ukraine almost two years ago (on Feb. 24, 2022), Hamas invaded Israel about 3 months ago (on Oct. 7, 2023), and every day, there are indications that the Israel-Hamas war could spread to other nations.
>On Jan. 6, 2024, Hezbollah fired 62 rockets from Lebanon into Israel, and the next day, Israel warned that tensions are rising and there could be another war with Lebanon.
>U.S. Sec. of State Blinken was touring nations in the Middle East to calm things down. In Qatar, he said, “This (The Israel-Hamas war) is a conflict that could easily metastasize, causing even more insecurity and even more suffering.”
>Houthi rebels from Yemen have attacked ships in the Red Sea 24 times in the last 3 months, supposedly in support of Hamas; on Jan. 10, 2024, the UN Security Council demanded that the Houthis stop the attacks immediately; on Jan. 11, 2024, the Houthis attacked another ship; the U.S., UK, and others fired more than 100 guided munitions at 16 Houthi military targets in Yemen (5 people were killed and six were injured); the Iranian-backed Houthis called the strikes in Yemen an act of war and vowed to take unimaginable revenge on the U.S. and UK.
>On Jan. 12, 2024, Iran condemned the U.S.-led strikes on the Houthis (Iran’s hired terrorists) and said it risks spreading the war. Turkey’s Pres. Erdogan accused the U.S. and UK of trying to turn the Red Sea into a sea of blood. Iran and Turkey will join Russia in the Battle of Gog and Magog.
>On Jan. 13, 2024, the U.S. and UK struck more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen.
>On Jan. 13, 2024, an article in the New York Times reported that a Mideast expert for the European Council on Foreign Relations said, “This is already a regional war, no longer limited to Gaza, but already spread to Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.”
>On Jan. 13, 2024, a French military analyst expressed the opinion that Iran’s proxies are anxious to spread the war, but Iran wants them to hold back a little longer (a month or so) while Iran produces some nuclear weapons.
>On Jan. 14, 2024, Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen fired an anti-ship missile at a U.S. destroyer in the Red Sea.
>On Jan. 15, 2024, the Houthis said their position on attacking ships in the Red Sea has not changed since the U.S. started attacking targets in Yemen.
>On Jan. 15, 2024, a missile fired from Yemen hit a U.S.-owned ship.
>On Jan. 15, 2024, it was reported that Iran has Revolutionary Guard troops on the ground in Yemen helping with the Houthis attack ships in the Red Sea.
>On Jan. 15, 2024, the Houthis in Yemen fired a missile that hit a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Red Sea.
>On Jan. 16, 2024, Hezbollah tried to send several drones into northern Israel. They followed that by firing several rockets into the same area. Israel responded with more than 30 airstrikes on 15 different targets, including more than 150 squads of Hezbollah forces.
>On Jan. 16, 2023, the U.S. launched a pre-emptive strike and destroyed 4 anti-ship ballistic missiles that the Houthis in Yemen were preparing for launch.
>The Houthi attacks on ships are causing the price of shipping to soar.
>On Jan. 17, 2024, U.S. Sec. of State Blinken said he “could not think of a time in his career when there had been more global challenges, ranging from war in Gaza and Ukraine to tensions over Taiwan.”
It is beginning to look like there will be another war, and another war, and another war (wars and rumors of war), and this is one of the signs Jesus said would exist at the end of the age.
Here are some reports that appear to verify that the end of the age is near.
One, concerning deceit: based on a survey of 1500 experts, industry leaders and others, on Jan. 10, 2024, the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned that false and misleading information produced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a greater risk to the global economy than Climate Change.
Two, concerning the Mark of the Beast and tracking all buying and selling: a digital ID is not the Mark of the Beast (the name, number, or Mark of the Antichrist), but it is a necessary step for the use of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and the ability to track everyone’s buying and selling.
On Jan. 12, 2024, it was reported that about 1.6 million people in Malaysia have signed up for a digital ID, and the government expects about 30 million people will have one in the next 6 months.
Some officials claim that more than 100 nations are studying the use of CBDCs.
815 million people in India already have a digital ID.
Three, concerning the Mark of the Beast: at the Davos 2024 meeting on Jan. 16, 2024, Bill Gates said, “COVID vaccines need to have longer duration, more coverage, and we’re going to change. Instead of using needles, we’ll use a little patch.”
The patch Gates is talking about is his patented Quantum Dot Tattoo (Mark).
He wants to tattoo people when they are vaccinated to identify those that go along with world government, allow them to buy and sell, etc.
Gates added that his patch is almost ready, and it will be rolled out in India (where 815 million people already have a digital ID).
(Question: If Gates and others are preparing to jab, tattoo, and track 815 million people in India, do you think they will stop when they have accomplished that? If they can do it to 815 million people in India, could they do it to everyone on earth by the middle of the Tribulation Period?)
Four, concerning a peace treaty in the Middle East: over a 7-day period, U.S. Sec. of State Blinken recently traveled to 9 Arab nations, and all of them agreed that they are willing to sign a short-term or long-term (could it be 7 years) agreement provided Israel is ready to take concrete steps toward the creation of a Palestinian state (the division of Israel).
It was also reported that Blinken had a “very candid conversation” with Prime Min. Netanyahu and other high-ranking officials in Israel on this issue, and a senior State Dept. official said, “Israel ultimately doesn’t have a choice.”
The Bible clearly teaches that there will be a worthless 7-year treaty at the end of the age, and it will kick off the Tribulation Period.
The judgment of God will fall, and the entire world will eventually look worse than Gaza looks today.
(My opinion: The Two-State Solution – a division of Israel – has been Biden’s plan all along, and God clearly said He would drag the world into the Battle of Armageddon if they do it; Joel 3:2.).
Five, concerning the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S.: on Jan. 11, 2024, Hertz announced that it will sell 20,000 EVs (they own 60,000) it has bought and replace them with gasoline-powered vehicles.
They cited high repair costs and the low resale value of used EVs (most people will not buy one).
Six, concerning an increase in natural disasters at the end of the age: this past weekend, some temperatures in Canada dropped to minus 50 degrees Celsius (about 58 degrees below zero Fahrenheit), the solar panels were virtually useless, and all the remaining gas generators were operating at full capacity.
Alberta’s electric company imported electricity from other systems, asked citizens to not charge their electric vehicles (EVs), and to not use electricity in every way they could.
(Question: What would have happened to citizens at 58 below zero if they relied solely on solar panels and other sources weren’t available; no coal, gas, oil, or wood? How did those people get to work, store, doctor, etc., if they couldn’t charge the batteries on their EVs? Understand that some U.S. leaders are serious about closing coal mines, stopping the drilling for oil, forcing citizens to drive EVs, etc.)
Seven, concerning the decline of America: in Nov. 2023, a male Democrat who identifies as a female was elected to fill a seat in the Virginia state senate.
In a recent interview on Jan. 9, 2024, he/she announced his/her intent to be sworn in with his/her hand on his/her favorite heavy metal album instead of the Bible.
(My opinion: At some point, America will pay for its blatant rejection of God.)
(More: On Jan. 1, 2024, a new law went into effect in Maryland that requires taxpayers to pay for sex-change procedures, breast implants, hair alterations, voice lessons, scar removal procedures, and more.)
Eight, concerning an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters at the end of the age: while I am writing this on Jan. 15, 2024, about 95 million Americans are experiencing an unprecedented storm with snow, ice, strong winds, record low wind chill temperatures, and, in some areas, life-threatening conditions and power outages.
Note: For a very important and powerful message about what has been going on for the last 2-3 years, click on the following link:
Here is a daily update on the Israel-Hamas war.
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024 (Day 96): The forty-first day of the resumed war.
The U.S. and UK shot down 18 drones and 3 missiles that Houthis fired at ships.
Houthis that fired missiles at a British navy vessel in the Red Sea were trained at an Iranian naval academy.
The UN Security Council demanded that the Houthis in Yemen stop attacking ships in the Red Sea immediately.
Israel’s war cabinet will deliberate a Qatari proposal to deport Hamas leaders and release all hostages in exchange for the withdrawal of all Israeli forces from Gaza. Hamas immediately rejected the proposal, but the U.S. and Israel have agreed that Hamas will not govern Gaza when the war is over.
Intelligence information captured by Israel in Gaza shows that two so-called Palestinian journalists who were recently killed in the war were terrorists posing as journalists. At the time of their death, they were using drones to spy on Israeli troops.
Thousands of Israelis went to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray for the release of the hostages.
Israel found a tunnel with evidence that hostages had been there, including DNA.
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024 (Day 97): The forty-second day of the resumed war.
Iran seized an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman that was carrying oil from Iraq to Turkey.
The U.S., UK, and others fired more than 100 guided munitions at 16 Houthi military targets in Yemen (5 people were killed and 6 were injured).
Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 (Day 98): The forty-third day of the resumed war.
The Iranian-backed Houthis called the strikes in Yemen an act of war and vowed to take unimaginable revenge on the U.S. and UK.
About 30 min. after the attack on Houthi military targets in Yemen, there were unconfirmed reports of a bomb threat on the U.S. embassy in Iraq. (Note: The Iranians, Houthis, and Bahrainis are Shiite Muslims, not Sunnis like most Arabs.)
Turkey’s Pres. Erdogan said Turkey is giving evidence to the International Court of Justice that Israel has committed genocide in Gaza.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 (Day 99): The forty-fourth day of the resumed war.
The U.S. and UK struck more Houthi targets in Yemen.
The Houthis said the U.S. and UK will have to pay a heavy price for the attacks.
Fighting is intense, and the death toll is high in central and southern Gaza.
A group of violent anti-Israel protestors almost broke through the fence around the White House.
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024 (Day 100): The forty-fifth day of the resumed war.
The Biden Administration said they are pressuring Israel to start lowering the intensity on Hamas in Gaza.
Hamas released a 37-second video of 3 Israeli hostages and said it will reveal their fate tomorrow.
Hamas said the fate of many hostages is unknown.
The Palestinians in Gaza are some of the poorest people on earth, and Hamas could have helped them, but Hamas spent billions of dollars building new tunnels and expanding old ones.
Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 (Day 101): The forty-sixth day of the resumed war.
Israel said 25 hostages have died in captivity, but Hamas is still holding 132.
Two attacks in Israel by terrorists that entered the nation illegally killed one and injured 17.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard fired rockets at Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan (in Iraq), under the pretense that Israel had established a spy center there (4 civilians were killed and 6 civilians were injured). Iraq recalled its ambassador to Iran and said it will lodge a complaint with the UN Security Council.
Several Hamas officials who were living in Lebanon have gone into hiding in other countries.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh urged Muslims all over the world to build on the victory they had on Oct. 7, 2023 (raping women, beheading babies, taking hostages, etc.) for the liberation of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Anti-Defamation League said antisemitism is increasing.
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 (Day 102): The forty-seventh day of the resumed war.
The tunnel network under Gaza is far bigger than anyone realized. It was originally believed to be about 250 miles but has turned out to be 350 to 450 miles of tunnel and more than 5,000 shafts.
From an area in Gaza that Israeli troops had just evacuated from (about 24 hours before), Hamas fired more than 50 rockets toward a town in Israel. This generated a debate in Israel’s war cabinet about Israel withdrawing too soon.
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 (Day 103): The forty-eighth day of the resumed war.
Muslims – some have been funded by Iran – have attacked Jews in Judea and Samaria more than 2600 times since Oct. 7, 2023 (throwing rocks or firebombs, stabbing or trying to stab people, running over people with their vehicles, etc.) Understand that this is several times a day, every day. What is wrong with those who think Israel shouldn’t try to do something about it?
FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).
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.