There are significant prophecies that foretell of a coming Middle East World War. And amazing signs are now in place and growing indicating the forthcoming fulfillment. The signs also show these major prophecies are intersecting and channeling world players and events toward them. And Middle Eastern World War can be the precursor that prepares for and leads into the Tribulation final events at the end of the age of the Gentiles.
There are two major significant and specific prophecies foretelling of Middle East World War in the latter days found in the apocalyptic books. One is in the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel and the other is in the New Testament Revelation of Jesus Christ. And the signs of these two separate prophecies are intersecting as world events build up. The prophecy in Ezekiel is found in the 38th and 39th chapters, and the prophecy in the Revelation is in the 9th chapter.
The prophecy in Ezekiel 38 & 39 foretells that a leader and its country from the far north, named as Gog of the land of Magog, will invade the Middle East with a coalition of supporting Islamic countries. This leader, named as Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, with the intent to gain power and resources, will attempt to attack Israel through the mountain highlands so to have the high ground controlling lower-lying regions of the coastal plains and Jordan Valley.
Magog was the second son of Japheth the son of Noah, and Tubal and Mescheck were the fifth and sixth sons of Japheth. And their descendants settled north and south of the Black Sea becoming a dominant tribe known as Magog from which also comes the leader name of Gog. Today these peoples would be represented primarily by the country of Russia and its near country affiliates in the region who are directly far north of Israel.
Now today the country of Russia has sent into the Middle East a Russian expeditionary military force and established its own forward-operating military base there. This includes army boots on the ground, air base with jet fighters, bombers and attack helicopters, missiles, and Mediterranean navy with naval base. The distance from Tel Aviv, Israel to Tartus, Syria is only approximately 200 miles north.
It’s fascinating to see this sign of the Ezekiel prophecy showing that Gog of Magog has already begun deploying its military south and very close. The latter days are at hand.
And why their military is on the move in the Middle East is due to the intersecting components of the prophecy in Revelation the 9th chapter. In this prophecy in Revelation there are four bound demons released at the great river Euphrates that runs through the Middle Eastern Islamic countries of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. These demons unleash themselves roiling these Euphrates River countries creating huge instability with war, terrorism and atrocities causing conflict and death in the Middle East.
And this radiates out into the countries of the world through Islamic terrorism drawing them into the Middle East, where already the countries of the world beyond Russia as the United States, France, Britain, and many others have their navies, air forces, and soldiers involved in this Middle Eastern world-wide conflict that has continued to escalate. And escalate it will until world war happens in the Middle East on the Biblical scale as described in the prophecies.
In Revelation 9 it describes in 1st century verbiage a 21st century world war with modern weapons and an army of 200 million in the field. This world war, driven by stronger and hotter than ever animosities and hatreds from age-old lines of religious and sectarian divisions as Shia versus Sunni Islam, Israel versus Arab, and West versus East, will abandon any proportional control and escalate with technological weapons of mass destruction resulting in a third of mankind dead.
And Ezekiel 38 & 39 foretells that when the Russian Gog of Magog and its Islamic coalition that includes Iran attempt to attack Israel they are defeated; through such as fire coming down on them, an earthquake, and confusion causing friendly fire, and they are decimated in a day by the auspices of the Lord God Almighty so to protect the survival of Israel. The defeat is so overwhelming with such massive casualties that the prophecy says it will take 7 months to bury the dead.
Middle Eastern World War can be the catalyst leading into the Great Tribulation and final events of the end of the age. Mankind’s horror and outcry over a horrific Middle Eastern World War that traumatizes the world can provide an overwhelming desire for world peace that paves the way for the antichrist who will offer the delusion of “peace and safety.” With the Russian and Islamic countries weakened after harsh defeats the power vacuum in the region can be filled by the Revived Roman Empire of the European Union under a one world government and system under the dynamic powerful leadership of this prince of darkness the antichrist.
With the Islamic countries and Russia who supported them all decimated and the antichrist peace process with his false prophet in place presenting himself as the friend of Israel in a peace covenant, Israel would have the opportunity to rebuild their Temple and worship as prophesied. Until the pride and power of the antichrist turns him against Israel and he commits the abomination of desolation in the Jewish temple declaring himself as God. And he breaks the peace covenant and launches an aggressive campaign of persecution and war against Israel. This will bring the world powers down a path to the final battle of Armageddon where the real Prince of Peace Jesus Christ returns to earth at Mount of Olives at Jerusalem with his Saints and puts down the antichrist and war and establishes true peace in the world.
The signs of the times show the stage is being set for the fulfillment of prophecy. The signs are telling us to prepare and be ready for the Lord’s rapturous catching away of his Church.
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28