The next event in God’s divine agenda is the rapture of the church of Jesus Christ. It will herald seven years of Tribulation, the Antichrist, one hundred and forty-four thousand Jewish evangelists, the False Prophet and in the second half two Special Witnesses before the visible landing of Jesus Christ on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem exactly seven years thereafter.
In the middle of the Tribulation Period Russia, Iran and their allies will attempt to overrun Israel and “drive the Jews into the sea”.
Ezekiel 38:1 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
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,
8 “After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.
9 “You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
Political and military power brokers read the Bible especially the Old Testament. They characteristically like to go ahead of God’s plans. The current provocation in Syria is a test case for Ezekiel’s prophesy regarding the invasion of Israel by Russia and her allies. Russia will surely invade Israel when the Jewish state becomes “the land of unwalled villages,” but the time set for that is not yet.
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” (Psalms 2:1-3).
Powerful forces want the world to go into war. It will create demand for military armament; shift monetary power to vested individuals, groups and nations and prepare the ground for artificial scarcity of essential commodities, a necessity for implementing the mark of the Beast.
He who sits in the heavens is laughing at the foolishness of the warmongers. The Lord is holding those who trouble the earth in derision. The ongoing bombings in Syria will not metamorphose into WW3. There shall be no world war until the church has been taken to safety. Thereafter, those who want war will see too much of it to the point that they shall cry out to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!”
In the current campaign against the use of dangerous chemical weapons in warfare it is the US that is leading a coalition with Britain and France. In the future invasion of Israel it is Britain that will lead a coalition of “young lions” US, Canada, Australia, India and South Africa against Russia and her mostly Middle East allies. However, it is the Defender of Israel who will thunder from heaven a destroy five out of every six of the invaders.
:2 “and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel.
3 “Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand.
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.
5 “You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken,” says the Lord GOD.” (NKJV)