When Is The Battle of Gog and Magog?

When Is The Battle of Gog and Magog?

Battle of Gog and Magog

 

 

 

The world today is like a bomb with a lighted fuse!

Conditions everywhere indicate that it is only a matter of time before the bomb is ignited. Once lit, 7-years later, the Day of the Lord will end with the traumatic events of the Battle of Armageddon on the mountains of Israel.

But when does the Battle of Gog and Magog take place? Is it different than Armageddon? If so, should we be looking for Russia to invade Israel soon?

When Does the Battle of Gog and Magog Take Place

 

 

 

 

For the last five decades, the Battle of Gog and Magog has caused a lot of confusion in the church regarding who, what, when and why the battle takes place. It is almost universally accepted that Ezekiel’s invasion of Israel will be led by Russia and could take place any day now.

So should we be looking for Russia to invade Israel soon?

I don’t think so!

In a few weeks we are going to study this controversial end-time war from Ezekiel 38 and 39. For decades, popular prophecy teachers have told us this is a preliminary invasion of Israel led by Russia that has nothing to do with the Battle of Armageddon. We’re going to explain why the Russian theory is misplaced and simply not correct.

The Prophet Ezekiel describes this end-time invasion of Israel from the north. He refers to Gog as the prince or leader of a coalition of Muslim nations who I believe is Antichrist. Ezekiel tells us that the ruler Gog is from the land of Magog which is a reference to Turkey.

So in a nutshell, I see this as Antichrist leading the Caliphate armies into Israel for the final Battle of Armageddon. In-other-words, like most prophecies in the Book of Revelation, Ezekiel’s prophecy is simply telling the Old Testament version (Amos 3:7) of the same story of the New Testament Battle of Armageddon that John tells in Revelation 14, 16, 19 and 20.

Read Ezekiel 38 and 39

So to help prepare for the May 18 class, please take the time to read and study Ezekiel 38 and 39. I recommend the MacArthur Study Bible (large print). You can also get the App.

Four Study Questions

Here are Four Study Questions to ponder about the Ezekiel War:

1. Is Ezekiel 39:11-16 describing the clean up of modern nuclear weapons? Are nuclear weapons described elsewhere specifically during the Battle of Armageddon? See Zech. 14:12-15

2. Is Ezekiel 38 and 39 a pre-Armageddon invasion of Israel that’s not mentioned anywhere else in Bible prophecy? Asked another way, is Russia prophesied anywhere else in the Bible to fulfill the requirement of Ezek. 39:8?

3. If the battle takes place before the Battle of Armageddon, either before the Tribulation begins or during the first half of the Tribulation, how is it possible that God pronounces the result of the battle is the salvation of Israel? See Ezek. 39:29.

4. Is Gog, Antichrist, or is he some unknown preliminary invader (Putin?) disconnected from all other Bible prophecy? If Russia isn’t found somewhere else in Old Testament Bible prophecies than how can it fulfill Ezek. 38:17?

So the House of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day forward.
Ezekiel 39.2
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Hatred, Enmity, Ethnic Cleansing, Rape, Jihad and Genocide, All Features In The Empire of Antichrist And On Display Today!

Hatred, Enmity, Ethnic Cleansing, Rape, Jihad and Genocide, All Features In The Empire of Antichrist And On Display Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

When The Beast Arrives

The most common term for the Empire of Antichrist in the book of Revelation is “beast” where it appears some 36 times. Revelation picks up the term from Daniel 7 where the prophet Daniel uses it to portray the Gentile empires that would follow Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian Empire.

Thus far in our studies of the Empire of Antichrist we have determined that the precise identity of the beast is the revived Ottoman Caliphate that fulfills Revelation 17:9-11 as Satan’s 8th and final empire.

What will the beast be like?

When the Caliphate returns after being dormant for 100 years, it may best be described as “ISIS on Steroids” except this time around, when the Jihad conquering begins in the Tribulation, the Ottoman Islamic State will be led by the unholy trinity of Satan, Antichrist and the False Prophet not Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self proclaimed leader of the ISIS Caliphate.

The UNHOLY TRINITY is described as follows,

13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; 14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.
Revelation 16:13-14

According to Daniel and Revelation the beast is unstoppable! Antichrist and his forces who will be powered by the enemy become so overwhelming they never experience defeat until crushed by Jesus at His Second Coming.

During the unstoppable wars in the Tribulation, the Ottoman Caliphate’s methodology will not have changed since its barbaric 500 year rule from 1453 to 1922.

The Ottoman rule began with genocide against the Romans in 1453 when they slaughtered 10’s of 1,000’s in it’s conquest of Constantinople and the Ottoman rule ended with genocide of the 1-million Armenian’s in the waning days of WWI. The Islamic Caliphate was purely satanic then and will be 7 times worse in the Tribulation!

The horrors the world will soon face is beyond comprehension as Antichrist assaults one nation after another beginning in the Middle East using hatred, enmity, rape, servitude, ethnic cleansing, jihad and genocide.

Islam is NOT the “religion of peace” as Obama/Biden and George Bush would falsely have us believe. That’s a sad attempt to cover the bloodshed commanded by the Quran.

Revelation 17 coins the religious system of Islam as the “MOTHER OF HARLOTS” which is released under the sovereignty of God to set up mankind’s judgment and fulfill Jesus’ prophecy in Mt. 24:21 of the worst period in history.

As a reminder of it’s evil nature, we see all these features prominently displayed in the genocide taking place in Africa today.

While much of the church thinks Antichrist is a man of peace who will rise from Europe, the spirit of Antichrist is already here on full display in the theatres like the Middle East and North Africa. And it’s not pretty.

 

 

 

 

On March 24, scores of people were massacred or forced to flee during an Islamic terror attack in the city of Palma, Mozambique, near a major gas plant in the Cabo Delgado province. Pictured: Internally displaced people from Palma gather in the Sports Center in the city of Pemba to receive humanitarian aid on April 2, 2021. (Photo by Alfredo Zuniga/AFP via Getty Images)

Imagine the nightmare when millions of similar events detailed below, break out daily, during the reckless reign of the Beast.

  • After a mosque leaders’ wife embraced Christianity, and as a form of “retribution,” the imam ordered the rape of three Christian girls related to a local pastor…. — Morning Star News, March 11, 2021, Uganda.
  • “Intercourse with a girl below the age of 16 is statutory rape in Pakistan, but in most cases a falsified conversion certificate and Islamic marriage certificate influence police to pardon kidnappers.” — Morning Star News, March 12, 2012, Pakistan.
  • On March 20, a court “changed a sentence of life imprisonment to the death penalty for a Christian convicted of sending a blasphemous text message in 2011″…. Such petitions are “seen often as a service to Islam and as jihad or holy war against blasphemers.” according to the report. — Union of Catholic Asian News, March 29, 2021, Pakistan.
  • “Muslims demand to make capital punishment the only penalty for blasphemy”…. The courts increasingly seem to be complying. — Union of Catholic Asian News, March 29, 2021, Pakistan.
  • “That night, our village was attacked…. I was at home with my four children. We tried to escape to the woods, but they took my eldest son and beheaded him. We couldn’t do anything because we would be killed too.” — Save the Children, March 16, 2021, Mozambique.
  • “In one of the worst attacks last year, the jihadists turned a village soccer field into an execution ground where they beheaded more than 50 people in three days of savage violence.” — Barnabas Fund, March 30, 2021, Mozambique.

So Why Study the Empire of Antichrist? What Difference Does it Make? 3 Reasons Why!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why it is Beneficial to study the meanings behind the 7 “beast images” and the Empire of Antichrist and the various heads and 10 horns found throughout Scripture?

We offer at least three reasons why it is beneficial to study the meanings and discover the proper interpretations of the main players in the end times and their geo-political trends for today.

First, these images give Bible-studying Christians an ability to accurately determine the “season” of the age in which we are living in right now.

For example, were Jews to study Daniel and accept the book of Revelation also as inspired Scripture, they would not be so blind to the coming holocaust of the Tribulation spoken about so vividly in Daniel.

The Jewish people are living on the verge of imminent disaster but an understanding of what the Word says of the last days may be all it takes for some to accept Jesus as their Messiah.

And an understanding of these topics better prepares the Christian to identify the “prophetic season.”

Second, a proper understanding of the beasts provides a bulwark against deception.

God’s clash with Antichrist and the beast is the major theme in the Book of Revelation and the beast’s blasphemous religious system led by the Quran and the enforcement of Sharia is its driving force.

Believers around the world need to wake up to the fact that Islam is also the most dangerous threat to the church today. One only needs to travel to the Middle East and North Africa to see for themselves. Where are all the Christians? Where are Christianity’s historic cultural sights? The slaughter is increasing!

The Last Days are characterized as deceptive and as a trap, and expressly so the last-day ruler and the Dragon (Satan). This time is truly treacherous. Our enemy is the father of lies and deception (John 8:44).

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9

We are convinced that those deception times are already upon us today. Is Christendom ready? Are you?

And Third, not only is Turkey and the 10 kings relevant to our time today, but also Satan’s 7 Empires.

The visions of the world’s 7 empires apply to us today. How so?

All 7 of them, along with the 10 kings, will be in existence and on the world scene during the Last Days when Christ returns. That means they are here now and already rising to their destiny to become part of the beast. The prophet Daniel says that it will be,

“In the time of those kings, that the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed”
Daniel 2:44

This gives us all the more reason to sit up and be “on watch” of the movements surrounding Turkey, Syria. Iraq, Iran and Israel and the rapidly developing events of the Middle East before it becomes the “missile-east” in the Tribulation!

These are the days when our generation should be plugged in and watching as never before. Knowing and understanding the aspects of the Beast Empire gives believers stability in the last days.

God knew the relevance of Turkey, and how the accompanying geo-political events surrounding it’s rise would become front and center before the Rapture.

And the Lord knew the church would need discernment for interpreting the developing events to avoid confusion. So the Lord graciously gave us His prophetic Word to point us in the right direction.

Those who aren’t paying attention miss this connection and walk blindly through the end times and therefore will find themselves more vulnerable to deception.

What Does Revelation 13:15 Mean? Unlocking Prophetic Mysteries

What Does Revelation 13:15 Mean? Unlocking Prophetic Mysteries

 

 

 

 

Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mysteries

What is the Image of the Beast Described in Revelation 13:15?

Few prophecies generate more wild speculation than the image of the beast that speaks!

The interpretation of the image that speaks and how it speaks is one of the topics we will decode this Tuesday related to the Empire of Antichrist.

Prior verses note that the False Prophet will be able to perform false miracles to deceive people (Revelation 13:13–14). Then the False Prophet oversees the construction of something that speaks and is identified as the Image of the Beast.

Is it possible to know what this image is? Not only does the image speak but it commands people to bow down and worship it. If people refuse to bow down and worship the Image they will be killed.

Telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Revelation 13:14-15

The mandatory death sentence to those who refuse to bow and worship the image is a clear parallel to Nebuchadnezzar’s ruling in Daniel 3 that whoever refused to bow down and worship his image must be killed.

At that time, Daniel’s three friends refused to worship the image and were thrown into a white-hot furnace, but God delivered them (Daniel 3). Similarly, a remnant of faithful believers will refuse to bow down and worship the Image of the Beast in the Tribulation will be killed.

Nebuchadnezzar’s Image and the enforcement of mandatory worship in Daniel 3 is a picture that foreshadows the False Prophet’s image in Revelation 13:15.

They go together. Daniel 3 lays the foundation for helping us interpret and better understand Revelation 13:15.

Antichrist Nation Turkey Trying To Gain Control of Temple Mount

Antichrist Nation Turkey Trying To Gain Control of Temple Mount

Prophecy is coming to pass in the details of the Trump Peace Plan as the Antichrist nation of Turkey tries to gain control of the Temple Mount, the most important 36 acres on earth.

Fortunately, even though no one is paying attention to this subject right now, Trump and Israel are!

Satan wants control of the Temple Mount in order to prevent Jesus from sitting on His throne there when He returns to reign in the Millennial Kingdom (Zechariah 14:9, 20-21).

If Turkey feels the need to grab control of the Temple Mount today, than Jesus is planning to come back soon!

The picture shows enthusiastic Palestinians raising images of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a demonstration at the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem.

It would be hard to imagine a topic or article more relevant to end time prophecy than the Jerusalem Post article about Turkey trying to gain influence over the Temple Mount, and President Trump and Israel trying to prevent that from happening!

The two most important countries relating to end time prophecy are Israel and Turkey… not America and Russia and not Europe and China! That’s because Antichrist will rise from the Turkish-led, Middle East Caliphate.

Prophecy indicates that when Antichrist takes control of the Caliphate, he will set his sights on controlling East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and will capture Israel’s new temple, sitting on the Temple Mount (Revelation 11:1-2) by the middle of the seven-year Tribulation (Mathew 24:15).

Here we see Turkey laying the groundwork for fulfilling those Tribulation prophesies!

I’ve discussed the importance of Turkey for years and this development, once again, illustrates how close we are getting to the seven-year Tribulation.

He (Antichrist) will pitch the tents of his royal palace between the seas on the beautiful Holy Mountain; yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.
Daniel 11:45

As part of President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century,’ an international group is meeting and discussing the issues surrounding the future of the Temple Mount.

To my knowledge, this is the first time a US President’s peace proposal has ever discussed the controversial topic of the Temple Mount.

The status of the Temple Mount has always been deemed too risky and “off-limits” to be part of any US-led peace process.

The Temple Mount is not really controlled by the State of Israel. After the Six Day War in 1967, when Israel gained control of East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, management of the Temple Mount and the Islamic holy sites was given to the country of Jordan, where its remained for over 50 years.

Now Turkey wants more control!

Turkey is pushing for control of East Jerusalem, the old city and the Temple Mount and pouring in millions of dollars to gain influence over the most important site on earth!

In an effort to push back, Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia are in secret talks to curb Turkish presence on the Temple Mount.

The Religious Empire of Antichrist: The Signs Are All Around

The Religious Empire of Antichrist: The Signs Are All Around

Something evil is coming!  Very evil!  The world isn’t prepared and few are paying attention.

I’ve been warning people for years that Islam is the greatest danger facing the church in the latter days! The danger of Antichrist is his extreme religious system. It’s the god of his religious system that motivates him to kill and conquer (Daniel 11:39).

A careful look at 1 John 2:22 reveals that Christianity doesn’t fit Antichrist’s religious system. Neither Antichrist or the False Prophet will not be the Pope, and his harlot religion will not be Roman. Instead, the Apostle John describes his religion as monotheistic that rejects the deity of Christ and the Trinity. This is one of the most important clues for properly understanding the end time paradigm.

 911 sparked a wake up call for radical Islam to rise up and fulfill their destiny of conquering the world. We know from Ezekiel 38 and 39 that a coalition of Muslim nations will assault Israel in the battle of Armageddon. Their mission will be to destroy the Jewish people and capture the holy land and Jerusalem for Allah. Satan is behind it. Satan will empower it. And Satan is deceiving millions of Muslims to carry out his devious scheme.

While most prophecy teachers claim Antichrist will set up a one-world government in the last days, in reality, there will never be a one-world government. That simply can’t happen because Jesus said there would always be wars and rumors of wars among the nations until He returns.

Instead of a one-world government, scripture describes the fanatical efforts of one religion desperately trying to conquer the world.

It’s a religion that hates the Jewish people, just like Islam. It beheads Christians, just like Islam. It claims Jerusalem for its capitol, just like Islam. It denies that Jesus is God’s Son, just like Islam. And to further fulfill scripture about the end times, the religious system of Antichrist must already control nations who are in possession of nuclear weapons… just like Islam (Pakistan/Iran).

An ISIS-like, 10-King Caliphate, led by Turkey and Iran is starting to take shape today right under our nose! This final empire will be the evil instrument of Satan’s wrath to behead Jews and Christians in the Tribulation and to devastate planet earth.

It will be so destructive that Jesus warned, everyone on earth would be killed if He delayed His Second Coming just a little bit (Mt. 24:22). But He doesn’t delay and returns right on time to crush this evil beast once and forever at His Second Coming,

“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever” (Daniel 2:44).

The Tribulation is casting its shadow over the final years of the Church age. Time is running short. The Bible tells us we cannot know the timing of Jesus’ return for His church, which happens before the Tribulation. But He did give us Signs so we would recognize the season of His return, and we are in that season.

Israel’s Peace Treaty with Antichrist

Israel’s Peace Treaty with Antichrist

Israel Signs a Peace Treaty

But Gets a Holocaust Instead 

 
For 50 years, US presidents have been laying the groundwork for peace in the Middle East. This is serious business because scripture teaches that the 7-Year Tribulation begins when Antichrist signs a “peace treaty” or covenant with Israel,

27 Then he (Antichrist) will confirm a covenant (Treaty) with many for one-week (7 years). In the middle of the week (Halfway point = 3.5 years) he (Antichrist) will put an end to the sacrifices and offerings. 

The notion of Israel entering into a deceptive covenant with Antichrist is a key end-time prophecy mentioned in Daniel 9:27 and Isaiah 10:20; 28:14-18.

In Isaiah 28, Isaiah is warning Judah that though they boast that they have achieved peace and security, their security covenant will be broken and the invasion which they sought to avoid will overwhelm them,

Therefore, hear the word of the LORD, O scoffers, who rule this people who are in Jerusalem, because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we have made a pact. The overwhelming scourge (assault) will not reach us when it passes by, for we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.

Your covenant with death will be canceled, and your pact with Sheol will not stand; When the overwhelming scourge (assault/war) passes through, then you become its trampling place. (Isaiah 28:15, 18)

It is important to highlight several realities established by this passage concerning this last-days covenant. The “covenant of death,” or the “pact with Sheol” is (1) made by the rulers of Judah, (2) made with “death”, (3) instead of trusting in Messiah, they rely on the covenant, (4) they enter into the covenant specifically for the purpose of avoiding “the overwhelming (flooding) scourge”, yet (5) the covenant “will be cancelled” or broken. And so, (6) instead of providing Judah with deliverance from the flooding scourge, they will be “trampled” by it.

This passage contains every element of the view that Israel will enter into a “covenant” or security alliance with Antichrist (death). The result will be a broken covenant and the overwhelming military “flood” of  Antichrist will sweep into the land.

The length of the covenant being seven years is not found in this passage but is seen in Daniel 9:27 and in Jesus’ exposition of the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24).

Finally, it seems as if Israel learns their lesson. Isaiah prophesies that in the Messianic Kingdom, after being trampled by Antichrist for 3 ½ years, Israel will repent of their misplaced trust.

No longer will they trust or rely on Antichrist (which this passage in Isaiah refers to as “the Assyrian”) for their security. Instead, “in that day” they will rely solely on the Lord:

Now in that day the remnant of Israel, and those of the house of Jacob who have escaped, will never again rely on the one who struck them, but will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 10:20)