In light of current affairs, particularly events unfolding in the Middle East, the implications are enormous which ever way we look at it. It seems pretty obvious as Russia sells modern weapons, rockets and armaments etc. to Israel’s enemies, that prophesied events are lining up very quickly, exactly as described by the prophets. Israel’s enemies are in a big hurry to wipe Israel off the map.
The implications for Christians are huge :- 1. If this war takes place just before the Great Tribulation, and if the Rapture precedes the Great Tribulation, it seems clear that we have very little time left to get our houses in order. 2. If this war is the Battle of Armageddon, then we have even less time left to get our houses in order. Luke 12:40 “Be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”
Russia has always been at enmity with Israel, but Russia also knows from first hand experience with Chechnya, what Muslim extremists are capable of, and this makes me think they are not keen on getting involved in this war, so I think God will use Iran to be the hooks in Russia’s jaw, to drag them into this war so He can punish Russia for the way they have treated God’s people.
Enoch Ch 56 V 5 “And in those days the angels shall return and hurl themselves to the east upon the Parthians and Medes: (modern day Iran) They shall stir up the kings, so that a spirit of unrest shall come upon them, and they shall rouse them from their thrones, that they may break forth as lions from their lairs, and as hungry wolves among their flocks. v 6 And they shall go up and tread under foot the land of His elect ones.” Doesn’t that sound like Rev 16:14 “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God”? This passage makes it sound as if Iran has not been destroyed before “The Great Tribulation”, and that means Ezek Ch 38 & 39 are most likely at the end of the Great Tribulation.
The book of Enoch Ch 1 v 1 & 2a “ The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.” This book though not part of Holy Bible, is quoted in the N.T. and it was written to the “Tribulation Saints” before Noah’s flood.