THE RAPTURE AND THE TIMING OF RUSSIA’S ATTACK
It will be important to read my last article on Ezekiel 38 and 39 and how Israel’s discovery of a vast oil field in the Golan Heights possibly relates to Russia and Iran’s attack on Israel for its wealth.
Now lets look at the possible timing of this attack. Ezekiel 38-39 specifically indicates that God will intervene to destroy the attacking forces of the latter days Russian-Iran alliance. They do not have any chance of succeeding in their plans to destroy the Jewish state.
Daniel 9 predicts that the future Antichrist will make a seven year covenant with Israel. This will certainly serve to entice the Jewish nation to submit to his leadership. An additional inducement for their yielding their nation’s security to the government of the Antichrist, whom they will certainly view as being their messiah, will be his cleverly appearing, through deception to be a man of great intelligence and power.
The rapture of the church will bring the world into a time of great confusion as millions disappear from the earth.
The Antichrist will be free to manifest himself after the church is gone as the Holy Spirit will no longer be present to hinder his showing himself. He is probably alive now and very likely prepared to be revealed after the rapture. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-6)
He will have a ready answer as to the reason for the sudden disappearance of so many valued and essential people. Perhaps he will claim UFOs took the Christians because they were a danger to the New World Order.
He will perhaps gain much credibility after Russia’s attack on Israel, along with the Islamic nations that will be allied with Russia.
When God destroys Israel’s attackers, the Antichrist will likely claim credit. He will be a great lier. He will be very convincing. So, if the battle of Gog and Magog takes place just after the rapture, and just before the beginning of the tribulation, then the Antichrist will no doubt take advantage of this for the advancement of his deceptive cause, which will be global government.
How important it is for people today to trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. He died on the cross for the sins of the entire world, and rose again. He is coming back! The Bible says that Jesus is the Word, “and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” (Read John 1:1-12) There is no other Savior. There will come one called the Antichrist who will claim to be the final Imam, or Messiah, but Jesus, is the only Son of God. Trust in Him for your sins to be forgiven and to know His true peace which is eternal life.
Don’t wait, He may return at any moment to rapture His believers to heaven. Are you one of them? (See John 14:1-7)