JNS: Over the weekend, Palestinians in Gaza fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, and Israel responded with strategic attacks on terrorist camps.

But a prominent rabbi warns that one of these times, it’s not going to end easily, because it will be the End Times war of Gog and Magog, prophesied in the Bible.

“The First World War was set off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. The 2014 War in Gaza was set off by the murder of three young boys,” Rabbi Pinchas Winston said in a report in Breaking Israel News.

“The same is true for the War of Gog and Magog but even more so.”

He said that battle “could be more horrifying than anything we could ever imagine.” more

Opinion: Barely a day goes by that another Rabbi is calling for the Gog Magog war. Perhaps that is because Gog Magog will be the turning point bringing God’s people back into covenant relationship, and perhaps it is because the three main antagonists in the war are next door to Israel in Syria:

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This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of[b] Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords.Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets,also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. Ezekiel 38:3-6

  • Persia is modern day Iran.
  • Cush (eldest son of Noah’s son Ham) is the area of Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
  • Put (son of Ham) Libya, possibly Tunisia and Algeria
  • Gomer, Beth Togarmah, Meshech, Tubal are ancient names for Turkey
  • Many nations with you: possibly additional North African Islamic allies

There is one missing piece that we can’t ignore …

Ezekiel 38:11 “I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates to take plunder and to take booty”.

… the walls are still there:

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