Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves
In this message, we discuss the Ezekiel chapters 38-39 that prophesy that Russia, along with several Arab and North African nations, will rally together in these last days and mount a massive military operation against the Nation of Israel. Ezekiel prophesies that a “hook in the jaw” will be placed in Russia’s mouth and she will be dragged into this war. This Ezekiel war is being prepared right now.
We can already see the Ezekiel timetable moving into position, as Iran, Hezbollah, and Syria join with Russia, and turn into a threat to Israel. Because of the recent crisis in Syria, all the players are moving into position now:
U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base After Chemical Weapons Attack / NBC News, April 7, 2017
The United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria overnight in response to what it believes was a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 100 people.
The missiles were launched from the USS Ross and the USS Porter in the Mediterranean Sea toward Shayrat Airfield. American officials believe it was used by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad to carry out a strike on Tuesday involving chemical weapons that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people.
“Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children,” Trump said in remarks from Mar-a-Lago, his family compound in Palm Beach, Florida. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”
The president also called on other countries to end the bloodshed in Syria.
Note that this attack is the 100 year anniversary of when the United States entered into World War I. It may be hard to accept, but we are now entering World War III. Watch as the U.S. and Russia battle, backing their allies in a global game of chess.
Trump’s strike signals to Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Assad: The party’s over / Times of Israel, April 7, 2017
After years of inaction under Obama, the new president delivered the overdue message: There will be a price to be paid for massacres, for terror attacks, for the use of chemical weapons.
Russian frigate armed with missiles said heading for Tartus / Debka, April 8, 2017
Russian state media reported Saturday that the Admiral Grigorovich frigate, armed with cruise missiles, has entered the Mediterranean and would call at Russia’s logistic base at Tartus. This step followed Russia’s pledge to help strengthen Syria’s air defenses after the US strike on the western Syrian Shayrat air base Friday in retaliation for Bashar Assad’s chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
A great battle is brewing, but it is primarily a religious war. The battle is between the two main branches of Islam – Sunni and Shia.
Sunni followers believe that their prophet Muhammad did not appoint a specific successor before his death. Sunnis believe that the Imam, an important position within Islam, is the formal prayer leader.
Shia followers believe that their prophet Muhammad chose his son-in-law as successor. Their Imams are central figures and leaders of the community in Shia belief, they are the perfect manifestation of God.
The majority of Muslim countries are Sunni. The United States is actively working with the Sunni countries to form a Middle East peace agreement, because of their shared concern about Iranian hegemony in the region.
Trump and king of Jordan promise to make peace in the Middle East / New York Post, April 5, 2017
President Trump met with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House Wednesday as a report revealed that the administration wants to host a Mideast summit between Israel and the Palestinians as soon as this summer.
The two leaders, Trump said, would “advance the cause of peace in the Middle East, including peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I’m working very, very hard when trying to finally create peace between the Palestinians and Israel.”
With the agreement to back his case, Abdullah told Trump that Arab leaders are serious about achieving what Jordan’s foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, described as the “historic reconciliation between Israel and the whole Arab world,” USA Today reported.
Russia supports the Shia governments in Syria and Iran. In Syria, the conflict is divided along Shia-Sunni lines. The majority of the population is Sunni, however, the government is Shia. Iran has been supporting Shia efforts to counter Sunni opposition by funding militia and sending troops.
Russia, Iran, Hizballah set up joint command in Syria / DEBKA, April 9, 2017
A new joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and the pro-Iranian Shiite militias supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad accused America Sunday of waging aggression on Syria and crossing red lines. The center issued this warning: “From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is [against the Assad regime] and America knows our ability to respond well,” said the statement.
What will happen next? Does the Bible give us clues?
The Bible describes this imminent battle in exacting detail:
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops-many people are with you. (Ezekiel 38:1-6)
“And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”‘
The Bible describes the destruction of Israel’s enemies as total and complete. Workers will need to spend seven years just to clean the fields of bodies and weapons:
Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years. (Ezekiel 39:9)
Many readers miss the fact that these seven years are the Tribulation years, and are a clue as to the timing and sequence of the End Times.
With the preparations for the Ezekiel battle being seen daily in our news headlines, our need to be prepared for the Rapture has never been greater!