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When will the Ezekiel War take place?
"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 in horses, a great horde, a mighty army."
Ezekiel 38: 14-15 NIV
In some future time, as prophesied in Ezekiel 38, a coalition of powerful nations will make an attempt to invade Israel. Ezekiel 38:10-12 reveals that the primary motive of doing such invasion is to plunder Israel. This invading army is a coalition of northern forces led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey as revealed in Ezekiel 38:3,5,6.
I believe, this invasion will take place during the first half of the seven-year Tribulation Period. What made me think so? It is written in Ezekiel 38:8,14 that Israel is living in safety during this time. What makes Israel dwell in safety during this time? All these years, they have been living in conflict with their neighbors. I believe they are living in safety during this time due to the fact that they have been protected by their seven-year treaty with the Antichrist. That treaty guarantees them of their safety, but later it will turn out that the treaty is a false source of security.
It is also written in verse 8, that the timing of invasion happened after Israel recovered from a war. What "war" this could be? I believe thatwar refers to the Psalm 83 war. Psalm 83 war may happen during the year prior to the seven-year Tribulation period. The seven-year Tribulation period begins when the Antichrist confirm a seven-year treaty or covenant with Israel as it is written in Daniel 9:27. But before this, Israel must undergo a catastrophic war against its neighboring countries which could be the Psalm 83 war. It is written in Ezekiel 38:11, that the Jews are living without walls and without gates and bars during this time. Psalm 83 war must bring about the destruction of these walls.
The Antichrist, disguising as a "man of peace" could be the one who primarily works out to put an end to this major war between Israel and its neighbors. He could be the chief peace negotiator between Israel and its enemies. Thus the Psalm 83 war could lead to the seven-year treaty between the Antichrist, Israel and its enemies.
Youtuber Luis Santiago has shared in his Youtube channel THEREALGSNEWS, that Israel approves 1.5 billion USD budget for potential attack on Iran. This budget will cover these expenses: purchase of additional aircrafts, surveillance drones and munitions to strike Iran's underground nuclear facilities. This attack may trigger the occurrence of the Psalm 83 war. Iran's proxy armies, which include Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran-backed militias and other Iran-backed forces will launch their counter attack on Israel leading to the Psalm 83 war. Iran and these forces surrounding Israel have only one great goal, to blot out Israel. Seemingly this war has become imminent in our time. Since we might be witnessing the very soon onset of Psalm 83 war, Tribulation is really very close and much more the Harpazo, the Rapture of the church must really be at hand.
It is about time to establish our relationship with God. If you still do not have a personal relationship with God, it is about time to pursue such relationship. Our eternal relationship with God begins with putting our faith in Christ, the only begotten Son of God. We must accept Him as our personal Savior by putting our faith on His finished work on the cross as the only sacrifice acceptable to Father God for the atonement of our sin. Christ sacrifice on the cross is perfect, complete and sufficient. We must fully put our faith on this sacrifice to receive forgiveness for our sins and receive the gift of eternal life.
It is written in Romans 6:23, "The wages if sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." This death refers not only to the cessation of our breath when we die but refer to the second death written in Revelation 21:8:
"But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars- they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
Christ was crucified and died, that by believing in Him we will escape the judgement of God. He died on the cross in order that we receive forgiveness and escape being condemned as it is written in John 3: 18; "Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
Only by putting our faith on Christ finished work on calvary, we can receive forgiveness from God. As part of believing in Christ, we must abandon our sinful life and abide in the light of the Son as it is written:
"If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin "