This article has been updated on July 21, 2022.
Israel’s now has two major challenges facing them coming from the two most powerful nation groups in the world who are directly opposed to each other, each group competing for world dominion.
What is about to happen in Israel with Iran racing to get 90% uranium enrichment for their nuclear bomb, in order to be able to annihilate Israel and also to take control of the whole Middle East. The Israeli government and the Israeli military knows they have to stop Iran now by destroying the Iranian nuclear power facilities as soon as possible. This had been prophesied by God in Jeremiah 49:35,: “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I will break the bow (nuclear power) of Elam (located in Iran), the foremost of their might. 49:36 Against Elam I will bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and scatter them toward all those winds; there shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go. 49:37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies and before those who seek their life. I will bring disaster upon them, My fierce anger,’ says the LORD; ‘And I will send the sword after them until I have consumed them. 49:38 I will set My throne in Elam, & will destroy from there the king and the princes,’ says the LORD. 49:39 ‘But it shall come to pass in the latter days: I will bring back the captives of Elam,’ says the LORD.”
Also what happened last week with U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit with Israel’s acting Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas, and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud? Biden, who represents the Globalist agendas continued promoting his two state plan for dividing Jerusalem and Israel, to create a Palestinian State, with its headquarters here in Jerusalem. The Israeli flag was taken off his limousine in East Jerusalem, showing contempt for what Trump accomplished in declaring Jerusalem the Eternal capital of Israel.
Did President Biden have success? The Saudi’s are now saying ‘No peace with Israel before the two state solution!’ The Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir admitted that normalizing relations with Israel was an option for the future, but maintained that Israel and the Palestinians would first have to finalize an agreement for a two-state solution. Also the UAE Arab nation now has second thoughts about standing with Israel.
The two state solution was never God’s biblical plan for Israel.
What I believe that is coming to Israel Scripturally is just the opposite. God wants the Israeli Orthodox Jews to have Mount Zion hill and to be able to put up their house on the Temple Mount area. But the Arab Muslims have control of that area. So for the Orthodox Jews to put up their house there is not possible now. If Biden succeeded in any way in his visit with his Globalist agendas, then that would be even more difficult, since the Arab Muslims would have been given greater political power in Israel.
Biden basically came to Jerusalem to curse God and the Jewish people, and also to divide up the land of Israel, land which God repeatedly gave by Covenant in His Word to His Jewish people.
God’s Word in Genesis 12:1-3 says God will curse those that curse Israel. Also Jerusalem is the apple of God’s eye … Zechariah 2:8 For thus says the LORD of hosts, “ … he who touches you (Jerusalem) touches the apple of His eye.”
If Biden was successful in any way, will God intervene out of His great Love and Mercy? And on what Scriptural basis?
First of all, the land of Israel belongs to God. Leviticus 25:23 “The land (Israel) shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.”
And also the Temple Mount area in Jerusalem belongs to King Yeshua, as His inheritance through His mother Miriam’s father … being the direct descendant of king David. For King David had purchased the Temple Mount from Ornan the Jebusite for 600 shekels of gold. Read these two different Scripture passages …
1 Chronicles 21:25 So David gave Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place. 21:26 And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on the LORD; and He answered him from heaven by fire on the altar of burnt offering. 21:27 So the LORD commanded the angel, and he returned his sword to its sheath. 21:28 At that time, when David saw that the LORD had answered him on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he sacrificed there.
2 Samuel 24:24 Then the king (David) said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 24:25 And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.
Also God had promised that area (on Mount Moriah) to His Jewish people, in Genesis 22:17, “blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.” This blessing was spoken to Abram by the Angel of the LORD just after Abram had obeyed God and been willing to offer up his son Isaac on Mount Moriah. That area would later become the Temple Mount.
Also there is no where in the Scriptures of the Old Testament or Tankah that I know where we can find Jerusalem divided except just prior to Yeshuas’ return, in Zechariah 14:2. However in Daniel 11:29, with the anti Christ, and in Joel 3:2, the Scriptures do say that the land of Israel had been divided. And for that, many peoples and nations will be judged by God in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, the Valley of Decision. This will take place in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem after Yeshua returns.
Also many Scriptures say just the opposite, that Jerusalem will not be divided. I will now quote many of those Scriptures …
Isaiah 33:20-22 Look on Zion, the City of our appointed feasts: your eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a Tent (Ohel) that shall not be taken down; not one of its stakes shall ever be removed, neither shall any of its cords be broken. But there the Majestic LORD shall be for us … (For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us);
“Jerusalem, the City which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there.” 1 Kings 11:(13) 36
And in Mercy shall the Throne be established. And One shall sit upon it in Truth, in the Tent of David, Judging, and seeking Judgment, and hastening Righteousness. Isaiah 16:5
I believe Yeshua reigns from His Throne in the Heavens above Mount Zion hill, within the restored world wide Tent (ohel) of David, which center Tent pole position is in the ben Hinnom Valley, in Jerusalem, on the south-west base of Mount Zion hill.
“ … I have set My King on Zion, My Holy Mount.” Psalm 2:6
Isaiah 37:35 “ ‘For I will defend this City (Jerusalem), to save it for My own sake, and for My servant David’s sake.’ ”
Psalm 102:13, 16 You shall Arise and have Mercy on Zion, for the time to favor her, yes, the set time has come! For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His Glory!
Isaiah 60:13, 14, 15 “…I will make the place of My feet Glorious!” And they shall call you, (Jerusalem) the City of the LORD, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Instead of your being forsaken and hated … I will make you an Everlasting Excellency, a Joy of many generations.”
Psalm 132:8, 13, 14 Arise O LORD, to Your resting place …
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. This is My resting place forever! Here will I dwell, for I have desired it.
… (Yeshua) the LORD of hosts shall Reign in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before His elders Gloriously. Isaiah 24:23
Isaiah 25:10 For on this Mountain (Zion) the Hand of the LORD will rest …
Psalm 68:16 This is the Mountain which God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever!
At that time Jerusalem shall be called ‘The Throne of the LORD’, and all nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem. Jeremiah 3:17
Jeremiah 31:23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, “ ‘The LORD bless you O Home of Justice and Mountain of Holiness!’ ”
Ezekiel 20:40 “For on My Holy Mountain (Zion), on the mountain height of Israel,” says the LORD God, “there all the house of Israel, all of them in the land shall serve Me;”
Ezekiel 37:28 The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My Sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”
Ezekiel 43:7 And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the Place of My Throne and the place of the soles of My feet, (Mount Zion) where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever!”
“ … and the name of the City (Jerusalem) from that Day shall be, THE LORD IS THERE!” Ezekiel 48:35
“The LORD shall Reign over them in Mount Zion, from henceforth, even forever.” Micah 4: 8
Zechariah 8:3 “Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the LORD of hosts, the Holy Mountain!”
“… so the LORD of hosts will come down to fight for Mount Zion and for its hill… so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it; passing over, He will preserve it,” says the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and whose furnace is in Jerusalem. Isaiah 31:4, 5, 9
Ezekiel 37:26 “Moreover I will make a Covenant of Peace with them, and it shall be an Everlasting Covenant with them; I will establish and multiply them, and I will set My Sanctuary in their midst forevermore.”
Yeshua will build this End Time Jerusalem Temple of God …
Zechariah 6:11-13 “Take the silver and gold, make elaborate (king’s) crowns, and set them on the head of Yehoshua the son of Jeho-zadok, the high priest. Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying, “Behold, the Man whose name is the Branch (Tzemach)! From His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the Temple of the LORD! Yes, He shall build the Temple of the LORD! He shall bear the Glory, and shall sit and Rule on His Throne; so He shall be a Priest on His Throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”
King Priest Yeshua is Tzemach, the Branch! And He will be the one who will build this Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem!
So what do I believe is now about to happen in Israel?
That a surprise War with Iran is about to begin, which will quickly bring Russia down from the far north into this War, because of many War Covenant pacts between Russia and Iran. This War will also happen suddenly against Israel. It will cause everything to change drastically here in Israel, and in the Middle East, and also throughout the whole world.
This War will show all the Jewish and Arab peoples living in Israel that the God of Israel is Alive and Here, & in total control to Save these two people groups from Heaven, against all odds, in this surprise War. For from heaven God will destroy all the demon gods of Islam over Israel. All the Muslims in the Middle East will witness this Victory by the God of Israel over Islam, so multitudes of Muslims will leave Islam for Jesus and Christianity.
God will also enable the Israeli Orthodox religious Jews at the end of this War to be able to take back Mount Zion hill and the whole Temple Mount area. Israel originally captured this area at the end of the Six day War in June, 1967, and then given it back to Islam.
After this Victory of God, the world’s Greatest End Time Revival and Harvest of souls will soon begin from the ben Hinnom in Jerusalem, and last for a few years, going out into the nations.
Also ‘the man of Sin’ will then appear as the new ‘Peace maker’.
The Gog Magog War is more than ever now at Israel’s door!
Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 38:3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 38:4 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. 38:5 Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 38:6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops, many people are with you.”
What are these possible hooks in the jaws of Gog?
Israel will very soon be forced to take out the Iranian nuclear facilities. Because of the many War Covenant pacts between Russia and Iran, Russia will then be forced into this War with Israel. We see this prophesied by God in Jeremiah 49:35.
In Ezekiel 38:5, we see Iran coming just as foot soldiers. If Iran still had any nuclear power at all they would have used it against Israel. I believe this is one of the major hooks in the jaws of Gog.
Isaiah 17:1 says Damascus will become a heap of ruins. Could that be a nuclear explosion, where the Israeli military will be forced to attack and take out an Iranian convoy, accidentally exploding nuclear weapons coming from Iran?
Israel’s large natural gas reserves recently found off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean, which is now being sold to many of the European nations; prior these nations had been dependent on Russia to supple their natural gas needs. That has to anger Russia.
One of the things I have been asking God more about is to better understand who are this group of nations in Ezekiel 38:13, which speak out, doing nothing, as Gog and his allies go against Israel.
Ezekiel 38:13 “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?”
Historically Sheba and Dedan are areas in Saudi Arabia. The young lions may represent the Globalist nations of Europe, Great Britain, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc …
It’s like this group in Ezekiel 38:13, speaking to Gog (Russia), the most powerful nuclear power nation on earth, and also to those with him, Iran, Turkey, etc… who are about to attack Israel, have no desire to help Israel. This group just watches, as Gog and the other nations with him go up against Israel, and the God of Israel.
Also the Middle East Arab nations have no love for Israel. But because they wanted Israel to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities, some joined with Israel. But when Israel takes out the Iranian nuclear facilities, then Saudi Arabia and these other Middle East Arab nations will immediately no longer need Israel as there ally.
The God of Israel will give Israel the surprise Victory in this War by totally destroying from heaven all those nations and peoples which have come against Israel … God will not allow any nation to help Israel in this War, which He alone sovereignly wins!
No nation gets the glory when God fights for Israel! (Isa 42:8)
Ezekiel 38:18 “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. 38:19 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, 38:20 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.’ 38:21 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. 38:22 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.”
Ezekiel 39:3 “Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand. 39:4 You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 39:5 You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken,” says the Lord GOD.
But the God of Israel will also send a very Strong Warning to all of the nations of the earth both during and at the end of this War. Just listen to God’s strong Words of Warning to the nations:
Ezekiel 38:16 “You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.”
Ezekiel 38:23 “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!”
Ezekiel 39:6 “And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that
I am the LORD!” Which are those nations in the coastlands?
Ezekiel 39:7 “So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”
Ezekiel 39:21 “I will set My Glory among the nations; All the nations shall see My Judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them.”
Ezekiel 39:22 “So the House of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day forward.”
Ezekiel 39:25 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have Mercy on the whole house of Israel;” (That means this will be the time that the hunters will be released against the Jews, who will have to flee for their lives from the diaspora to come to Israel … Read Jeremiah 16:16)
Ezekiel 39:29 “ ‘And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the House of Israel,’ says the Lord GOD.’ ” [The coming Great World Revival!]
Ezekiel 39:9 “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. 39:10 They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them,” says the Lord GOD.
After the War there will be seven years of burning weapons for fuel. In Isaiah 17:4 it says that Israel will wax lean. This leanness will also be going on throughout the whole earth at that time.
When do I believe that the Gog Magog War will begin?
I believe that this War will begin before the Fall Feasts of Israel begins this 2022! I believe it will happen in the next 2 months.
This fall begins a new seven year Shemitah cycle in Israel.
If the Gog Magog War happens before this fall, then this coming new seven year Shemitah cycle will also be Daniel’s 70th Week, the last Week, the last seven years for this planet before our Lord Yeshua returns.
The Good News is that the first 2 years or more of this seven year Shemitah cycle will be the years of the world’s great End Time Revival and Harvest of souls in Jerusalem and in Israel, and also throughout the earth.
I have many reasons why I now believe that this fall begins Daniel’s 70th Week, the last seven years for our planet.
And my reasons for believing this are probably as important as all that I have just written and shared with you up to this point …
Yeshua told us in Matthew 24:32-35 and in Luke 21:29-33 that the generation that sees the fig tree (Israel) blossom, that that generation will not pass away until all things are fulfilled.
Matthew 24:32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree (Israel): When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 24:33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors! 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.”
Luke 21:29 Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig Tree (Israel), and all the trees. 21:30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 21:31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near. 21:32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.”
Israel has now been a nation for 74 years.
In Psalm 90:10 we are told that the number of years in a generation is 70 or 80 years. Psalm 90:10 The days of our lives are 70 years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years. 80 years of Israel being a nation will be over in another 6 years, in 2028.
Thirdly, these two world power groups which are competing for who will be in control of the world. The Globalists, to which almost all the governments of the nations of the world now belong. And the smaller group of five or more nations, with their leading nation being Russia, along with Iran, Turkey, North Korea, and Communist China. Russia has almost as many nuclear (6,255) warheads as all of the other Globalist nations put together.
At the speed these two groups are now moving for control of the world, it clearly shows that time is really running out before our Lord Yeshua must return to save His people who will be still alive on the earth. (Read Yeshua’s Words in Matthew 24:22)
Here’s the bottom line … We are now in the real End Times. Daniel’s 70th Week, the last 7 years for our planet before Yeshua returns must begin at the beginning of a new 7 year Shemitah cycle. This fall begins the next 7 year Shemitah cycle. If this fall is not the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Week, then we will have to wait 7 more years to see if Daniel’s 70 Week begins then, in 2229. With the speed that the Globalists are now moving today, I can’t believe the last 7 years for our planet begins 7 years from now.
Also remember that at the end of the Gog Magog War there will be seven years of burning weapons for fuel. (Ezekiel 39:9) Is that the last seven years for this planet?
Having said all that, when does Daniel’s 70th Week, or the last 7 years for our planet begin? I personally believe that it will begin this fall, in 2022. If the Gog Magog War comes before this fall, then we will all know for sure …