Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been the champion of the Shi'ite branch of Islam. Now their leadership harbors a deep hatred for the United States, whom they call "The Great Satan," and Israel, "The Little Satan."

Even though they have immense supplies of oil, they have claimed to need nuclear power as well. It is now admitted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nation's nuclear watchdog, that their goal is the development of nuclear weapons. Since 2012 experts have believed that it would only take a very short time for them to become a deadly threat to Israel, the Middle East, and United States.

U.S. President Obama led the adoption of a nuclear agreement in 2015. The U.S and other world powers would remove sanctions against Iran in exchange for their cessation of nuclear development. The agreement was also supported by major European Union nations. However, it is difficult to verify that they have discontinued their nuclear research and development. Since then they have increasingly sponsored terrorism and meddled in the afairs of other countries in the region, strengthening Shi'ite Muslim groups like Hezbollah, and supplying them with missiles and other support.

Iran figures prominently in Bible prophecy because they are the direct descendants of the Persians, who are mentioned in Ezekiel 38 as key allies of Magog, a powerful nation in the North that many prophecy scholars have tentatively identified as Russia. Together with other nations, these allies will engage Israel in a future war against Israel. See The War of Gog and Magog.

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Head of Syrian chemical arms research center said assassinated

Aug. 6, 2018 -
A Syrian scientist at the head of a research center allegedly linked to the development of chemical weapons and bombed by Israel in the past was killed in a car-bombing, according to Syrian reports early Sunday.

Aziz Azbar was the the head of the Syrian Scientific Research and Studies Center.

Source: Times of Israel

Syrian scientist killing is a message to Assad and Tehran - Jerusalem Post

Prophetic Significance of Iran

Report: U. S.considering military options to keep Strait of Hormuz open

July 28, 2018 - It is reported that the US is considering military options if Iran decides to close the strait of Hormuz. About one fifth of the world's petroleum passes passing through the waterway.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump is pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states [plus] Egypt and Jordan... dubbed "Arab NATO."
Source: Jerusalem Post

Iran’s Rouhani Warns Trump: War with Iran ‘Is the Mother of All Wars’

July 22, 2018 -
U.S. President Donald Trump was warned Sunday not to pursue hostile policies against Tehran, because “America should know … war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”
Source: Breitbart


No walkback this time: National security advisor John Bolton doubles down on Trump's Iran threat - CNBC

Defining "Death to America" - Hal Lindsey

Iraq militia vows revenge for deadly Syria raid

June 22, 2018 -
A powerful Iraqi militia backed by Iran pledged on Thursday to get revenge for a deadly air raid on its fighters in Syria, blaming the United States or Israel for the attack.

According to Iraq's Hezbollah Brigades militia, 22 of their fighters were killed in a recent air strike on a military base in eastern Syria.

Source:Israel National News

Iran officially announces step up in centrifuge production

June 7, 2018 - Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that their country is opening a center at the Natanz nuclear site to produce new centrifuges for uranium enrichment.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said:

“Ayatollah Khamenei, the ruler of Iran, declared his intention to destroy the State of Israel... Yesterday he explained how he would do this – with the unrestricted enrichment of uranium in order to produce an arsenal of nuclear bombs.”

Source: Israel National News

Netanyahu to stress tough Iran policy in trip to pro-nuke deal Europe

June 4, 2018 -
Israel will not tolerate an Iranian nuclear program or its military presence anywhere in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, on the eve of a four-day trip to Europe to meet three key European leaders.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu heads to Europe with Iran on his mind - Fox

IAEA chief renews call to Iran to cooperate on inspections - Fox

No guns blazing, Pompeo demands Iran’s unconditional surrender

May 22, 2018 - In a speech at the The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC., US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran that they must make strategic changes...
... including that it entirely abandon its nuclear program, end its support for Hezbollah, cease the sponsorship of terror and threats of Israel’s destruction, and withdraw all troops from Syria
Source: Times of Israel

Tehran rejects Pompeo demands, vows to push ahead with weapons development - Times of Israel

Secretary Pompeo’s Iran speech: Tehran hated it. But most Arab & Israeli leaders loved it. So did I. Here’s why. - Joel Rosenberg

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran, will ‘crush’ terror proxies

May 21, 2018 - Now that the U.S. has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal of 2015, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that the Trump administration will impose “the strongest sanctions in history” on Tehran."
“If they restart their nuclear program, they will have big problems, bigger problems than they’ve ever had before,” he said. Pompeo also threatened to “crush” Iran’s terrorist proxies around the world.”
Source: Times of Israel

Iranian Forces Launch 20 Rockets at Israeli Army Outposts; Israel Strikes in Syria

May 9, 2018 -
The Israeli military set out on an extensive retaliatory attack against Iranian targets and military bases in Syria early Thursday morning after Iranian forces fired 20 rockets at army outposts on the Golan Heights overnight.
Source: Haaretz

After alleged Iranian barrage, Israel launches massive counterattack in Syria - Times of Israel

Israel says hit dozens of Iranian targets in Syria - Yahoo

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Israel says hit dozens of Iranian targets in Syria - Yahoo

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UPPDATE 5/10/18 - Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria in response to rocket fire > - An IDF statement said fighter jets had struck "dozens of military targets" belonging to Iran inside Syria. - BBC

Israel bombs Iranian targets in Syria after missile barrage blamed on Tehran - Israel launched an extensive retaliatory campaign, striking suspected Iranian bases throughout Syria for hours. - Times of Israel

Trump's Iran Decision Brings Global Praise: 'Historic Move'

May 8, 2018 -
Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement Tuesday brought widespread praise across the globe, with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling Trump's action "a strong statement" and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dubbing it an "historic move."
Source: NewsMax

Video: President Trump keeps promise to withdraw from dangerous Iran nuclear deal. - YouTube

Transcript: Iran nuclear deal: Trump announces withdrawal - CBS

A Courageous Trump Call on a Lousy Iran Deal - N.Y. Times

How Talks with North Korea Convinced Trump to Scrap the Iran Deal - Time

Killing the Iran Deal Was Only the First Step - Bloomberg

Iran nuclear deal: Trump pulls US out in break with Europe allies - BBC

Iran: We will return to full-scale enrichment, but not for weeks - DEBKAfile

John Bolton: Pulling Out of Iran Deal 'Got Back to Real Objective' of Stopping Iran's Nuclear Ambitions - Fox

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

May 8, 2018 -
President Donald Trump is to reveal whether the US will abandon the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions. .. The president might stop short of reneging completely on the deal, but it is unclear what that would entail.
Source: BBC

AP EXPLAINS: What is Iran's atomic deal? Why is it targeted? - Fox

Analysis: Iran's missile threat and Israel's message to Russia and Assad - Jerusalem Post

Israel girds for Tehran’s revenge as the price of getting Iran out of Syria - Times of Israel

Israel Braces for Iran Missile Attack From Syria Over Last Month's Deadly Strike

May 7, 2018 - Israeli officials believe that Iran is planning to retaliate for Israel's attack on their missile bases in Syria last month.
Israel’s assessment is that Iran seeks to settle its open account with Israel, but wants to do so without sparking a war. One possible solution to this dilemma is trying to fire a limited barrage at military targets in northern Israel.
Source: Haaretz

Netanyahu: Best to confront Iran sooner rather than later - "We do not want escalation, but we are ready for any scenario," Netanyahu added. - Israel Hayom

Giuliani Suggests Trump Will Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

May 5, 2018 - Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now part of the Trump White House team, thinks that the President will pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement. His opinion is based in part on the presence in the president’s inner circle of new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and foreign policy hawk John Bolton.
Trump has hinted he may exit the accord by a May 12 deadline, calling it “a horrible agreement for the United States.” Iran is ruling out new talks, calling the current agreement “non-negotiable.”
Source: Bloomberg

Israeli PM says better to confront Iran sooner than later - Fox

U.S. will face ‘historic remorse’ if it quits nuclear deal, Rouhani warns - Tehran Times

Russia sees closer Iran ties if U.S. exits nuclear deal - Jerusalem Post

Macron: If Trump pulls out of Iran deal ‘it could mean war’ - Times of Israel

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal - BBC

Iran vows not to renegotiate as Trump's key decision on nuclear deal's future looms

May 4, 2018 - Although President Trump has indicated that he would either scrap the Iran nuclear deal of 2015 or negotiate changes to it, Iran's foreign minister has said publicly vowed that his country is not willing to renegotiate any aspect of the agreement.
“Iran will not renegotiate what was agreed years ago and has been implemented,” Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a five-minute English-language video posted on YouTube.
Source: Fox

U.S. Confirms Authenticity of Secret Iran Nuclear Docs, Officials See Game Over for Deal

May 1, 2018 - The Israeli Mossad has obtained a huge cache of secret documents from Iran that provide new evidence of Iran's top secret nuclear workings.
Senior Trump administration officials confirmed the findings as authentic and praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's for disclosing thousands of secret documents proving Iran lied about its past work on a nuclear warhead,
Source: The Washington Free Beacon

Israeli Ambassador to US: Netanyahu's Iran Intel 'Presented a Smoking Bomb' - Fox

Full text of Netanyahu on Iran deal: ‘100,000 files right here prove they lied’ - Times of Israel

Israel's Iran documents show nuclear deal 'was built on lies' - BBC

Watch: Netanyahu – 100,000 Secret Files Prove Iran ‘Lied Big Time’ About Nukes - Breitbart

Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle in South Damascus

Apr. 29,, 2018 - A fierce battle is being fought between Syrian forces and ISIS in the southern part of Damascus. Syria is supported by Russia, but rebel groups still control much of northwest and southwest Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday after meeting in Moscow with his counterparts from Turkey and Iran that the three countries need to help Syria's government clear its country of terrorists.
Source: Jerusalem Post

The Latest: Pompeo meets with Israeli PM on Mideast trip

Apr. 29, 2018 - During his first foreign trip as the new U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The focus of Pompeo's Middle East trip is to punish Iran for its missile programs. By May 12 President Donald Trump will decide whether or not to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Two days later the U.S. plans to open its new embassy in Jerusalem, marking a significant shift in decades of American policy toward Israel and the Palestinians, who also claim the holy city as their capital.
Source: Fox

Mattis: Israel-Iran confrontation increasingly likely - Israel National News

Iran Nuclear Deal's Fate Remains Unresolved Following Trump-Macron Meeting

Apr. 25, 2018 - President Trump has indicated that he will soon pull the U.S. out of the 2015 "nuclear deal" with Iran that he has described as "insane" and "ridiculous." During a very amicable three-day meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron the issue was discussed, but no official decision was announced.
The French leader said he discussed with Trump the desire for "a new deal with Iran" that would also address the country's ballistic missile program and include a political solution to constrain Iran's activities in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.
Source: Voice of America

Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani says West has no right to make changes - BBC

Macron believes Trump will drop Iran nuclear deal - BBC

Iranian general: 'Date set' for destruction of Israel

Apr. 18, 2017 - The commander of the Iranian ground forces, Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari, said that Iran's army is "much stronger than in the past." This is due in part to the fact that Iran produces its own weapons. Their military budget for 2017 was $15.9 billion.
Heydari delivered his speech ahead of Iran's "Army Day", which will begin tomorrow (Wednesday), on the same day Israel celebrates its Independence Day.

The general also said "the date has already been set" for the destruction of Israel.

Source:Israel National News

Iran’s military capability no threat to neighbors, Rouhani says - Tehran Times

Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria - YNet News

US priority is to ensure Iran does not 'Take over Syria' Haley says

April 16, 2018 - According to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley:
Deterring Iran’s entrenchment in Syria is one of US President Donald Trump’s top three priorities there, guiding his policy on where to station troops in the war-torn country and for how long.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Turkey's 'hostage diplomacy' point of concern for West

Mar. 18,, 2018 -
Turkey has been a cause for alarm in the West. It’s taken over Christian churches, it’s backed Islamic jihad on its borders, and there’s even been talk of its president, Tayyip Recep Erdogan, envisioning the restoration of the Ottoman Empire,

Another disturbing aspect of this behavior is the country's increase in “hostage-taking.” The latest example happened on March 2 when two Greek soldiers were arrested on suspicion of espionage.

Source: WND

Tillerson Sacking Spells Doom for Iran Nuclear Deal

Mar. 13, 2018 - As the news unfolds about President Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, one disagreement between them is in focus--Whether or not to continue support of the Iran nuclear deal. In two months the President will have to make his decision. During a recent speech at Miramar Air Base in California the President said:
"Everywhere we go in the Middle East it's Iran, Iran, Iran. Every problem is Iran. Well, we're dealing with it in a very serious fashion. One of the worst deals I've ever seen, was the Iran deal."
Source: NewsMax

'It's not a war. It's a massacre': scores killed in Syrian enclave

Feb. 20, 2018 - The Syrian regime has escalated bombing attacks in Ghouta, the rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, killing more than 100 people and wounding hundreds more.
Seven hospitals have also been bombed since Monday morning in eastern Ghouta, which was once the breadbasket of Damascus but has been under siege for years by the government of Bashar al-Assad and subjected to devastating chemical attacks.

According to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, after seven years of efforts by regional and global powers, the humanitarian crisis is getting worse, and Russia and Iran continue to back Assad's effort to gain an outright military victory instead of a negotiated political settlement.

Source: The Guardian

Netanyahu: Iran is the greatest threat to the world

Feb. 18,, 2018 - During Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, he said that Iran advocates "master faith" just like Nazi Germany used to advocate "master race". He also warned:
"The commander of the Revolutionary Guard, [Mohammad] Ali Jafari, said: 'We are on the path to the rule of Islam worldwide' ... I think it is in my judgment the greatest threat to our world."

Netahyahu also warned that Iran is trying to build a contiguous empire that would extend Iran's control all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. He added that Israel would continue to oppose Iran's attempt to establish a permanent presence in Syria.

Source: Al Jazeera

UAE, Jewish group express concern about Turkey, Iran expansionism in meeting - Jerusalem Post

Analysis: The Syrian War is now threatening world peace

Feb. 17, 2018 - With the near-expulsion of ISIS from Syria it seemed that tensions would decrease in the area but, according to York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Southern Syria has become the world's most dangerous war zone, even more dangerous than the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. strategy now is to undo the land corridor leading from the Iranian border to the Golan Heights and the Mediterranean Sea.
Source: Israel National News

How Israel could take the fight directly to Iran - Israel is not seeking an escalation, [but] its so-called “red lines” – namely, the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria – continue to be violated - Jerusalelm Post

Ahead of Munich confab, Netanyahu says he won’t accept limits on Syria strikes - Times of Israel

Netanyahu to UN chief: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish foothold in Syria - Times of Israel

Israeli Strikes in Syria Risk Forcing Russia to Adopt pro-Iranian Stance

Feb. 16, 2018 - This analysis of the recent clashes between Israel, Syria and Iran suggests that Iran is playing down their involvement because it could harm their position with the U.S. about the future of the Iranian nuclear agreement.
Iran is part of a troika, including Russia and Turkey, that has unsuccessfully sought a diplomatic solution to the war. Iran doesn’t want to open another military front with Israel, which could lead Israel to start a war against Hezbollah.
Source: Haaretz

Russia Can Keep the Peace Between Israel and Iran - But following the hostilities over the weekend, does Putin want to? - The Atlantic

Russian official: If Iran attacks Israel, we’ll stand with you - Times of Israel

Iran Unveils New Homemade Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles Amid Massive War Celebrations

Feb. 12, 2013 -
Iranian leaders showcased their ballistic missile capabilities, including a nuclear-capable medium-range missile that appears to share similarities with North Korean technology, according to experts.

Iran has invested millions of dollars-- received through the landmark nuclear deal with the United States-- developing their ballistic missiles. Furthermore, it is believed that they have spent some $16 billion in recent years on its own military and support of rogue operations in Syria and other countries.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

The next Iranian-Israeli engagement in Syria is due in late April, early May

Feb. 12, 2018 - In April or May Iran is planning to move a special Russian-backed Iraqi Shiite force from southern Iraq into Syria to expand its anti-Israel war front.
The Iraqi group is composed of 5,000 Shiite fighters, who are undergoing special training course for combat in Syria.
Source: DEBKAfile

Syria explained: Why other countries poked their noses in a tiny nation’s civil war - The ongoing conflict has already drawn in several other nations, including the United States, Russia and Turkey - USA Today

Israel squares off for showdown with Iran in Syria - On Saturday, Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone of Israel's intention to counter Iran's actions, while Putin urged the Israeli leader to avoid any steps that could escalate tension. - Al Jazeera

Israel to be key player in the next chapter of Syria's war - Jerusalem Post

Israel caused serious harm to Syria’s air defenses, says IAF second-in-command

Feb. 10, 2018 - According to Israeli Air Force Staff Commander Brig. Gen. Tomer Bar. an unmanned Iranian drone invaded Israeli airspace. Israeli jets responded by attacking Syria's air defenses targets. In the process one Israeli jet was shot down.
Bar, the Israeli Air Force’s second-in-command said the response was “the biggest and most significant attack the air force has conducted against Syrian air defenses” since 1982, during the First Lebanon War.
Source: Times of Israel

F-16 crashes due to Syrian fire, pilot in serious but stable condition - Times of Israel

Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says - The IDF... struck targets inside Syria in the latest raids, including three aerial Syrian defence batteries and four Iranian military sites - BBC

Israel's military strikes in Syria, downs Iranian drone - first round of strikes targeted Syrian troops and their Iranian-backed allies, including Hezbollah, in central Syria ... The second round hit outposts in the southwestern suburbs of Damascus, - Fox

Despite missiles and sirens, Israelis not worried about northern threat - Telegraph - UK

Riding high after IS defeat, Iranian axis tries its luck with Israel, US - Times of Israel

Netanyahu: Airstrikes Dealt 'Severe Blows' to Iran, Syria - "We will continue to strike at every attempt to strike at us. This has been our policy and it will remain our policy." - NewsMax

Preparing for war in the north, Israel boosts air defenses - Jerusalem Post

'US under no illusions about Iran's malicious intent'

Feb. 2, 2018 - Israel is not alone in the effort to defeat Iran's attempt to take over the Middle East. The United States joins Israel in opposing Iran's activities in Lebanon.
United States State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator Nathan Sales told Ynet that the United States has "no doubt that Iran is a serious threat to Israel and to the United States."
Source: Israel National News

Germany reportedly weighing new sanctions against Iran

Jan. 20, 2018 - Der Spiegel reports that European countries want to punish Iran for its missile program and for meddling in various Middle East conflicts, but they do not want to terminate the nuclear agreement that was addopted in 2015.
The report cited diplomats in Brussels as saying that Germany was pushing for new sanctions together with Britain and France to show the United States that European allies were taking Trump's criticism against Iran seriously.
Source: YNet News

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Pages 141-142
- The Aggressors of the War of Gog and Magog - Ezekiel 38:1-4

According to Ezekiel, an alliance of enemies will attack Israel in the End Times. The leader will be Gog of the land of Magog, who is the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. He is assisted by Persia, Cush, Put, Gomer, Beth T ogarmah, and other nations. Most of these names are listed in the genealogies of Genesis 10. Gog is not listed in Genesis 10, but he is evidently the head of the land of Magog, who is mentioned as a son of Japheth, one of Noah's sons. It is known that Japheth traveled north from Mt. Ararat after the flood. Hesoid, a Greek writer of the 7th century BC, and contemporary of Ezekiel, identified Magog with the Scythians and southern Russia. Flavius Josephus, a 1st century Jewish historian said that Magogians were called "Scythians" by the Greeks. Philo, a 1st century Greek identified Magog with southern Russia.Commentators from the turn of this century and before have generally identified Gog and Magog with Russia even though, at the time, they could not explain why Russia would turn against God's people. They conjectured that perhaps the time would come when there would be animosity between Russia and Israel. Rosh ("head", "chief") sounds like Russia. Meshech sounds like Moscow or Mushkovi, the old name for Russia. Tubal sounds like Tobolsk.

- The Target: Israel - Ezekiel 38:2-12

This is the only time in history that this could be said of Israel, that they were brought back from many nations. It is true that they were brought back from Babylon and Persia in the Old Testament, but it is only since the Zionist movement, which began in the late 1800's, that Jewish people have returned from nations all over the world. They had been scattered abroad even in New Testament times. On the Day of Pentecost, for example, the various languages spoken by the Apostles, when the Holy Spirit came upon them, represented the many lands where they had settled. But they had not returned to stay. This really never happened until the amazing events that led to the rebirth of Israel in 1948. What thoughts would come into Russia's mind to make them want to attack Israel? A consideration of Russia's instability and the plans of some of their leaders for expansion throughout the Mediterranean area is given below. Israel has always been a key land bridge between Russia's allies and is presently an enemy of some of those allies. Any number of scenarios in the always-volatile Middle East politics could lead to a Russian attack in the future.

- Russia's Allies - Ezekiel 38:5-6

Persia is now known as Iran, and there is an amazingly close relationship now between Russia and Iran. Cush is Ethiopia, Put is Libya, Gomer and Beth Togarmah may well be Turkey and/or other Islamic nations like those once part of the Soviet Union.

It is interesting that Mizraim, the forefather of Egypt is apparently missing from this lineup. This, of course, fits the current world scene, with Egypt being the first Arab nation to make peace with Israel.

- Israel's Allies - Ezekiel 38:13

Israel's allies appear to be few and feeble. Some of Saudi Arabia was populated by Sheba and Dedan. The merchants of Tarshish could be England and English colonies. In that case, The United States could even be included since we were once an English colony. These allies ask why Russia and its allies are coming, but do not appear to deter them.

- The Outcome - Ezekiel 38:22

The quick end of this future war will be with God's judgment. It could be God's personal power, raining literal fire and brimstone, as in the days of Sodom, or it could be God using nation against nation, as he often did in the Old Testament, to precipitate a nuclear exchange.

And with pestilence and with blood I shall enter into judgment with him; and I shall rain on him, and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire, and brimstone. - Ezekiel 38:22 (NIV)

The next chapter of Ezekiel continues to give details of this great conflict. Again, it is a scene of utter destruction.

"And I shall strike your bow from your left hand, and dash down your arrows from your right hand. 4 "You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops, and the peoples who are with you; I shall give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. 5 "You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken," declares the Lord GOD. 6 "And I shall send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am the LORD." - Ezekiel 39:3-6 (NIV)

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