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Why Does Russia Invade Israel In the End Times?

Updated on September 2, 2018
Map shows the vast 22 trillion cubic feet of natural gas offshore
Map shows the vast 22 trillion cubic feet of natural gas offshore
The location of the 7-11 million barrels of oil (gray rectangle)
The location of the 7-11 million barrels of oil (gray rectangle)

Believers in the Bible's Book of Revelations about End Times on Earth before Christ returns, always try to reason with its passages. Many feel it is about to start or has been started. One can point to when Israel became a country in 1948, or when they took Jerusalem in 1967, or to President Trump's announcement that the U.S. Embassy will be relocated to Jerusalem in 2018. The Syrian mess has pulled Russia into the equation and they plan to remain there. The Iranians still vow to destroy Israel and have thousands of missiles that can now reach Tel-Aviv. The question of the Palestinians having their own country remains unresolved. There is no question another war will happen there, it is just when.

Russia wants to keep their warm water port and with over 10 naval warships there, sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles create a protective umbrella. Russian soldiers do occupy areas in Syria. Russia continues to provide support to Syrian and Iranian troops within Syria.

The Book of Revelations indicates that Russia and other Arab nations will be drawn into the area with a hook of some sort in the last war. This will be one of many "rumors of war" that play out before the main event called Armageddon.

What is this hook?

In the coming years, Israel will have some very appealing resources that other countries will want. Already, Israel has discovered and is using large, vast fields of natural gas, found in the Mediterranean seabed. There are several large drilling rigs in place and there is enough natural gas found to supply Israel with its needs. Projections show that even more natural gas lies off the Israeli coast that would create a surplus allowing Israel to export it. Already, the Palestinians are claiming some of the sites are theirs.

Another discovery is oil. This was first found back in 1995, but it was not pursued again until 2016. The area is south of the Dead Sea and it is estimated that at least 7 million barrels or more lie buried under the sentiment. Some estimates are as high as 11 million barrels. Geologists feel that this underground oil will tap into other underground reservoirs of oil, in effect, draining them into the site within Israel. Already, Jordan has said that his oil is theirs, on their land lost in the 1967 war. With funding to drill at $5 million, Israel is now serious about the find and by October, 2018, the first drilling will occur. If proven correct, this will be another hook to draw in the armies.

Israel already produces tons of potash used in fertilizer and exports it.

Now, you may think these are not enough to lure enemies of Israel to invade and seize them. But, what then, would be the "hook" referred to in the Book of Revelations, if not not these?

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      19 months ago

      Whether Russia is Gog or Magog is open to interpretation and Russia leads the other nations. The point is what is the hook mentioned in the Revelations to cause this to happen? The hook is not God whispering into these nations leaders to do it, but some more tangible lure for them to decide other than hatred.

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      AF Mind 

      19 months ago

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      19 months ago

      Thanks, the role of America in END TIMES is rather murky. I tend to think we will be reluctant to get involved or be on the wrong side since we are a major power. I think America is no longer under God as we once were and we will be a nation divided more and more.

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      Leland Johnson 

      19 months ago from Midland MI

      I agree with you, that Israel is a focal point of world attention and that another war will occur there. I think your assessment of Russia being drawn in via their alliance with Syria and Iran is accurate. The bible states in the book of Zechariah that "Jerusalem will be a cup of trembling to the world." Many pundits with anti-Israel perspectives have always, and continue to, blame the very existence of Israel for the violence in the region. Such pundits ignore the historical record of Arab on Arab conflict that have taken the lives of over 1 million people (mostly Arab) eg the Iran/Iraq war in the late 70's. The world stands on the brink of WW3 and I do think Israel will play a pivotal role as the bible states. I just hope the US stays on the right side of the issue, namely that of fully supporting Israel.

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      charlie 

      19 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      there is no such thing as the book of revelations, though many that think they are qualified to speak about scripture talk about one. They are usually talking about the "Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ". What they do not understand is that the book is about Jesus Christ, and who He is, his Role in the end of this age and beyond. It is not about the things that most of the churchman teach, though some are included in the book. It is so sad to see all the gullible people drinking up all the false doctrine of man that are found in the church system of man and their hireling clergy that does not actually exist in this age of the rule of Jesus Christ

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