I know that if you are a Christian you may be watching what’s happening in the world and wonder why the Rapture hasn’t happened yet. You will not get your answers in most churches because most pastors stay away from anything controversial. In fact prophecy, period is rarely preached in church. You must do your own Bible study, hopefully with another person. If you get lucky you may even find someone who knows how to study.
Study of the Bible must start with believing that all of the Bible is truth. Plus I recommend an original version of the King James Bible. Making a version easier to read is not the answer to knowing the truth! It is merely an excuse to avoid study!
Matthew 7: 7 thru 8
(7) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
(8) For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and He will do exactly what He promised in Matthew chapter seven verses 7 and 8. But to have this happen in your life you must do what those verses tell you to do!
The word of God was given to the prophets by the Holy Spirit and He said what He said in the way He said it for a purpose! You will not understand it until you apply all of your God given abilities to your effort! Those people who make it to heaven will be people who have applied all of their efforts to understanding His word. That will demonstrate that you are serious about being a follower of Jesus.
What you see happening in the Ukraine is the setup for fulfilling the prophecies of Ezekiel 38. Yes you can expect to see the Ezekiel war begin very soon!
Ezekiel 38: 1 thru 23
(1) And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
(2) Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
(3) And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
(4) And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
(5) Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
(6) Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
(7) Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
(8) After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
(9) Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
(10) Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
(11) And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
(12) To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
(13) Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
(14) Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
(15) And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
(16) And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
(17) Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
(18) And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
(19) For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
(20) So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
(21) And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.
(22) And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
(23) Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your savior you are putting yourself and your loved ones in great danger. If you are a casual Christian the danger is still in your life. God expects you and me to be as committed to Him just as He is to us. Everything will soon be very real to you and yours! Verse 6 above tells us that Gomer and Togarmah will be with Gog. Gog is Russia is Gog and Ukraine is Gomer, Togarmah is to the right of Gomer in the ancient maps! Russia lost control of that area and now they are taking it back which makes the Ezekiel 38 prophecy possible!