John R. Houk, Blog Editor
February 26, 2022
If any Christian has read End Times Biblical Scripture and/or Christian End Times literature, a lot what is happening in relation to the Ukraine/Russia War and CCP saber rattling about militarily annexing Taiwan via Communist aggression has to have their spiritual radar beeping.
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Russia’s war on Ukraine: Are we living in the End Times?
By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor
Date from email alert: 2/26/22
Pastor Greg Laurie speaking at SoCal Harvest in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 23, 2019. | Courtesy of Harvest
Is Russia’s war on Ukraine a significant event in terms of prophecies recorded in the Bible? As many Christians debate this question, Southern California Pastor Greg Laurie explains why he believes we are living in the End Times.
“This is war at a scale we have not seen in a long time,” Laurie, senior pastor and founder of the multi-campus Harvest Christian Fellowship in California, says in a video message **[Blog Editor: I am posting the Youtube version of the message along with description text below this post] posted on his church’s website, referring to Matthew 24:6, which reads, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.”
The following verse, he adds, talks about plagues being around us in the last days. “If the coronavirus is not a plague, I don’t know what it is. It’s a global plague.”
Many Bible scholars believe that the mention of Magog attacking Israel in Ezekiel 38 is modern-day Russia, he continues.
According to another prophecy in Ezekiel, Jewish people will be scattered and regathered in their land again, which has been fulfilled, Laurie continues, explaining that during World War II and after the Holocaust, Jewish people from around the world began to return to their land. And Israel officially became a nation on May 14, 1948.”
But Scripture also says that a nation from the extreme north of Israel, called Gog and Magog, will march on her, he says, adding that Ukraine used to be a part of the Russian Empire until 1991.
“If you look on any map, you’ll see that is the geographical area of Russia. Are they going to be part of Russia again? Could be. But the one thing that I think of is that when I see the aggression of Russia or Magog, if you will, it’s a reminder that that’s what we’re going to see when Magog attacks Israel.”
And if we believe that the prophecies are coming true, “we should look up, and we should remember that God is in control,” Laurie concludes.
Joel Rosenberg, an American-Israeli communications strategist, author and nonprofit executive, also wrote a few years ago that: “The Hebrew prophet Ezekiel wrote 2,500 years ago that in the ‘last days of history, Russia and Iran will form a military alliance to attack Israel from the north. Bible scholars refer to this eschatological conflict, described in Ezekiel 38–39, as the ‘War of Gog & Magog.’”
He quotes Ezekiel 38:14-16, which reads: “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.”
The Christian apologist website Got Questions also talks about Russia in biblical prophecy.
“Gog is a person. Whoever Gog is, he is from the land of Magog and is the leader of Tubal and Meshek (some translations add ‘Rosh’ to the list) and a confederacy of other nations: Persia, Cush, Put, Gomer, and Beth Togarmah (Ezekiel 38:5–6). And, whoever he is, he will have plans to ‘attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people,’ viz., Israel (verses 11, 14, and 18). But, regardless of Gog’s plans, the Lord God is against him and will defeat him soundly (Ezekiel 38:4, 19–23; 39:3–5).”
“Persia,” a nation listed as being in alliance with Magog, is modern-day Iran.
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Youtube VIDEO: Ukraine and Bible Prophecy (With Greg Laurie)
Posted by Pastor Greg Laurie
Posted Feb 25, 2022
We’re all aware of what’s happening over in the Ukraine right now. They’re under attack from Russia, and people have asked the question, “Is there any significance to all of this prophetically?” Let me pull the camera back and say this: I believe we’re living in the last days. I believe Christ could come back at any moment.
There are signs of the times the Bible tells us to be looking for. And in fact, Jesus likened it to labor pains in a woman who’s ready to give birth, the idea being the closer they get together, the closer you are to the birth. And as we see more signs—more things happening—they’re reminding us Christ is coming back again. Let’s go to Matthew 24.
What did Jesus say? “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6 NKJV). So this is war at a scale we have not seen in a long time. But let me look at another thing in Matthew 24. It talks about plagues being around us in the last days (Matthew 24:7). If the coronavirus is not a plague, I don’t know what it is. It’s a global plague.
Also, I would add that the Bible warns of a world leader that will come and dominate and deceive people but ultimately reveal his true colors. And he’s called the Antichrist. I believe a lot of this government overreach, imposing themselves on their people, is a sign of what is going to come later when Antichrist emerges on the scene.
Russia in Bible Prophecy
But let’s come to the situation in the Ukraine. Many Bible scholars believe in the Ezekiel 38, as it speaks of Magog attacking Israel, that that is modern day Russia. I could go and talk about that for, you know, 30 minutes, why they believe that’s true. I happen to agree with them, but it says in Ezekiel that the Jewish people will be scattered and regathered in their land again.
We know, during World War II and after the Holocaust, Jewish people from around the planet began to return to their land. And Israel officially became a nation on May 14, 1948. So that part of their prophecy has been fulfilled. But then scripture says a nation from the extreme north of Israel will march on her called Gog and Magog.
If you look on any map, you’ll see that is the geographical area of Russia. Ukraine used to be a part of the Russian Empire. They broke off in 1991. Are they going to be part of Russia again? Could be. But the one thing that I think of is that when I see the aggression of Russia or Magog, if you will, it’s a reminder that that’s what we’re going to see when Magog attacks Israel.
What Should We Do?
So Jesus said, “When you see these things begin to happen, freak out!”
No, he didn’t say that. He said, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28 NKJV). Here’s the bottom line and takeaway truth: Bible prophecies are being fulfilled in our lifetime. It seems like we’re seeing more things happen in real time, closer together, as the Scripture said they would be.
What should we do? We should look up, and we should remember that God is in control. And we’ve read the last page of the Bible, the last page of Revelation, and we win in the end.
Let me also add this: Let’s all be praying for the people of the Ukraine. They’re going through a time of great suffering right now. Pray for them. Pray that God gives to our leaders wisdom as they’re making very important decisions in the days ahead.
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Published February 24, 2022
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All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.
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In Times like These be Extra Watchful
Xi & Putin Pals (FourSignPosts [Alexey Druzhinin- Sputnik-AFP-Getty] photo)
FEBRUARY 24, 2022
I wrote not too long ago in this post that things are looking more and more like there is a three-way trap leading the world into the Second Signpost. One of the three is the situation with Ukraine.
So now Russia invaded Ukraine this morning.
Hopefully, it will be limited to Russia militarily defending the two break-away areas in the Donbas region and will be over. And hopefully, the US administration won’t be dumb enough to indirectly encourage China to move against Taiwan. I wouldn’t bet on either though.
Now is one of those times to especially be alert, to be watching and praying.
With the developments this morning, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made a statement that was parallel to this seeming three-way trap of the Second Signpost, though of course he didn’t put it that way.
I have come to believe that when the Second Signpost occurs it will be because the US military is tied down by Iran’s allies, China and Russia. Daniel 8:4 (NASB) says of the charge of the Persian ram:
“. . . nor was there anyone to rescue from his power.”
In other words, the US forces will be already defeated or pulled out of the area due to global circumstances. China’s CCP will be expanding its power and influence for Taiwan is only the first step to taking over the entire East Earth. And the IRGC will be charging out and occupying Mideast Muslim countries. This is summed up succinctly when Senator Graham said, “You’ll be in a third world war and you’ll have a bunch of radical Islamists with nuclear weapons.” That does sum it up and sets the stage for the unfolding of the remainder of the Signposts.
Furthermore, in this hemisphere, it looks like the West, which has made the love of money their god, will lose it due to any number of circumstances. Pertaining to this, Senator Graham also said, “I don’t know how much more we have to suffer as a nation and let bad guys kick us in the a– and lose control of our own destiny here at home.”
Well, that may very well be our destiny for we have forgotten our God as a nation, and He may very well let us lose everything so will come back to Him.
As Keller wrote in his book Counterfeit Gods, “People don’t realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have.”
We may not have very much time. That’s a problem when one is watching. It looks like the coming event could be years away and other times it looks hours away—like now.
Just be ready. Dwell in his shelter. Cast out the idols of your heart and make Him your only God.
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