Our Times – Prophecy in current events
The Bible tells us of several wars that will take place in the future. Psalm 83 describes an attempted invasion by Arab and Islamic nations against Israel. Isaiah 17 may
well describe Israel’s decisive response, perhaps with nuclear weapons. This event may prepare the way for the battle of Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38-39. And this, in turn will further prepare for the final battle at the end of the Tribulation, Armageddon. The battle of Armageddon is prophesied to tell us about a time when all the nations will gather to destroy Israel. As we see today, many nations apparently view Israel as a problem to be solved rather than a nation to be defended. Already, preparations are being made for
Israel’s complete annihilation. Zechariah 14:1-3 gives us a quick glimpse of the situation at the battle of Armageddon.
“Behold, a day is coming for the LORD when the spoil
taken from you will be divided among you.
For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the
city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. Then the LORD will go forth and fight against
those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.”
Already today there are nations that want to destroy Israel. They are making real preparations to do so. The first stage of preparation is the
underlying mindset we will find quite disturbing as we read such statements as
“Hezbollah says that Israel’s disappearance after the next war is an established fact.
Iran’s President has called Israel a dirty microbe and a savage animal that
will soon disappear in a flash. The commander in chief of Iran’s army predicts
that millions will soon receive the joyous news of Israel’s destruction.
Israel’s chief of staff warns of a ‘tough ordeal’ coming soon. ” (“Psalm 83…A Preview of Coming Attraction”, by Jack Kelly, gracethrufaith.com)