Events in the Middle East seem to be speeding up with Israel’s activity against Iran’s forward tactics against Israel, and even the suggestion “The Big War is however, on its way” (World Commentary – ‘The Australian’ 20/04/18) Several Church leaders have suggested that this will be brought about by the soon fulfilment of Daniel 11:40 ….’At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.’ This refers to a threat by Iran to Europe which provokes Iran’s invasion and defeat, soon to be followed by Armageddon.
There is no doubt that Iran is building forces which will grow beyond its proxies such as Hezbollah, and its foreign Shia militias from Pakistan and Afghanistan, who are paid US $800 a month and promised residence in Iran in its attempt to destroy Israel, until it controls lands even into North Africa, for these allied nations will be defeated by Europe in its coming war with Iran.
Those things are prophesied and will occur, but not for a good while yet. What these church leaders have not taken into account are other prophecies which clearly indicate that the King of the North, the Biblical ‘Beast’, of Europe will first strike a protective treaty with Israel, which he will then break by its invasion 3 1/2 years later, while instigating that war with Iran, Daniel 9:27, ‘He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven’ [of years ] but in the middle of that seven he will put an end to sacrifice and offering …..’. (Read our article “Understanding Daniel’s 70th Week”)
Even before any of those events will occur, an amazing miracle will astound the whole world, and introduce those last seven years of ‘tribulation’ – world war, famine and pestilence, Revelation 14:6-7, ‘Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” To understand more please refer to the ‘End Time’ articles on this website, and be assured that none of these events will occur until after that world -shaking miracle, designed by God to warn the entire world to repent before God’s punishment falls. But even then, most will leave it too late to escape with their lives, Matthew 24:22,
“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.’