The Rabbinical Council of Judea and Samaria said that the current situation “place us at the beginning of the Gog and Magog process where the world is against us, but which ends with the third and final redemption.”
This is a shocking statement, coming from Jewish scholars. The War of Gog and Magog is described in Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39. These chapters follow the amazing prophecy of the rebirth of the nation of Israel in chapters 36 and 37.
Israel was reborn, just as Ezekiel predicted in 1948.
Many Bible students equate the War of Gog and Magog with the Battle of Armageddon, but we think it is most likely the same as the war of the Second Seal in Revelation 6:3-4.
This is the great war at the beginning of the Tribulation, while the Battle of Armageddon takes place at the end of the Tribulation.
The Tribulation is the prophetic period of time predicted by Daniel as the last seven years of Israel’s history.
It takes place just before Messiah returns to begin the peaceful Millennium (Daniel 9:24-27; Ezekiel chapters 40 through 48).
The Rabbinical Council is referring to the universal outrage against Israel because of the armed struggle that resulted when they stopped a supposed relief flotilla that was actually a ship-load of terrorists. The event caused a major realignment in the Middle East, with Turkey, recently a close ally of Israel and the U.S., but now siding with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Let us remember Jesus’ words in Luke 21:28:
“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”