HOPE THAT PURIFIETH MINISTRIES
The Final War, Or The Beginning Of Sorrows?
By Gene Creech
It is not hard in the world today to imagine a war in the Middle East where the Islamic nations mount an attack against Israel.
After the defeats at the hands of Israel in 1967 and 1973, all of the Arab nations, except Jordan and Egypt, have vowed to destroy Israel. With the aid of the oil dependent nations of Europe behind them, will they try again?
Could tiny Israel survive such an attack?
". Ezekiel 38:3 describes God’s anger toward Gog, the ruler of Mesheck and Tubal. Meshech and Tubal are Moscow and Tobolsk, which are cities in Russia.
Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen…
At a time when God chooses, He will bring Russia and the armies of Persia (Iran and Iraq), Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer (Germany and Poland), Togarmah (Turkey) and other countries against the land of Israel.
This attack would take place after the Jews had been gathered back in the land, and were dwelling in safety. This war has not happened yet as the Jews have only been gathering back to Israel since 1948. It could not have happened before that took place.
So, when will it happen? This war has many similarities to the war described in Rev. 15:19 - 20, 16:12 – 16, 19:19 – 21, but are they the same war? Or could the war, described in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, be another war? A war at the beginning of the time known as "The Great Tribulation?" Several things point to suggest that this war may occur at the beginning.
The armies of the antichrist will be destroyed by the sword of Christ. Unlike the Russian armies which will be destroyed by pestilence, blood, over flowing rain, great hailstones, fire and brimstone. Every man’s sword will be turned against his brother, much like when Gideon fought the Midianites.
Israel will burn the gas, oil and weapons left from the Russian invasion. This will be enough to last them through a period of seven years. What is this "seven years"? Could it be at a time when they will not be able to buy or sell without the "mark". Will God have provided Israel with enough fuel to get them through the time of "Jacob’s Trouble"?
A brief look at the news will tell you that the answer to this question is "yes".
Anti-Semitism is growing rapidly throughout the world. The United States is changing it's long standing position of support for Israel. England has even removed the accounts of the "holocaust" from their history books.
This is because the Muslim population is growing throughout Europe at a very fast pace. The pope has ceased all missionary work in Israel. A look at the alliances between Russia, Iran, Syria and other enemies of Israel will show that this group of nations is starting to align. Russian arms deals with these countries show that a war is in the near future. Iran has test fired a missile with a 1200 mile range capable of striking Israel. Even Libya has agreed to an arms deal with Russia. What are they preparing for? Are the nations of this alliance preparing for the war prophesied in Ezekiel? Could the antichrist take credit for ending this war, and make a seven year peace treaty with Israel that will bring him into world power, and begin this time of Jaobs Trouble? God knows.
Tiny Israel and the Almighty God will spoil this mighty army.
Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Amen.
Brother Gene Creech