During the last days Russia will rule and dominate many of the nations north of Israel, either by overpowering some or making alliances with others. One of those alliances according the Scriptures is Iran, which was known as Persia in the Bible. Iran changed its name in 1935 and again in 1979. (Ezekiel 38:1-5)
What will Russia do when all of these contrived conflicts, mini wars, and alliances with other northern nations are accomplished? I am not completely sure, but what I do know is that according to biblical prophecy they will attack and try and take over Israel. Therefore if we are truly in this last generation before Christ returns then we will eventually see why Israel becomes such a Russian target.
As Russia makes its move toward Israel, it will ally itself not only with Iran and other countries around it, but also with powers to the south. These powers will likely be spearheaded by Arab and Muslim dominated nations. This is not surprising, because many of these nations, if not all of them, have a deep resentment and hatred for Israel.
What will happen to Israel when all of this comes into play? It’s not good as you will discover in next week’s article.
When will this Russian-Israeli conflict begin? I don’t really know, nor does anyone else, for the only thing Jesus said in this regard was to take heed when wars like this and many other prophetic events begin to take place. If they do, or look like they are about to, then you will know that you are somewhere on the timeline of this last generation before He comes back.
The length of a generation according to the Bible could be as long as 100 years from Israel’s reestablishment as a nation in 1948. (Genesis 15:12) Or it could also be as soon as 83 years from this date, because this is the average life expectancy of an Israeli citizen today. When Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place,” He could have been referring to Israeli’s last generation on earth before He returns. So, you do the math from 1948; 100 or 83 years from this date puts you in what decade of the 21st century? Remember, though, you can’t know the exact day or hour of His return, but you can know the season of time in which this will happen. In fact Jesus implores you to know this season, and make plans accordingly.
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus said to them, “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation.” Matthew 24:3-6
Dr. Jeremiah, Is this the End, pages 101, 214-2-16.
Matthew 24 & 25