We’re all aware of what’s happening over in the Ukraine right now. They’re under attack from Russia, and people have asked the question, “Is there any significance to all of this prophetically?” Let me pull the camera back and say this: I believe we’re living in the last days. I believe Christ could come back at any moment.

There are signs of the times the Bible tells us to be looking for. And in fact, Jesus likened it to labor pains in a woman who’s ready to give birth, the idea being the closer they get together, the closer you are to the birth. And as we see more signs—more things happening—they’re reminding us Christ is coming back again. Let’s go to Matthew 24.

What did Jesus say? “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6 NKJV). So this is war at a scale we have not seen in a long time. But let me look at another thing in Matthew 24. It talks about plagues being around us in the last days (Matthew 24:7). If the coronavirus is not a plague, I don’t know what it is. It’s a global plague.

Also, I would add that the Bible warns of a world leader that will come and dominate and deceive people but ultimately reveal his true colors. And he’s called the Antichrist. I believe a lot of this government overreach, imposing themselves on their people, is a sign of what is going to come later when Antichrist emerges on the scene.

Russia in Bible Prophecy

But let’s come to the situation in the Ukraine. Many Bible scholars believe in the Ezekiel 38, as it speaks of Magog attacking Israel, that that is modern day Russia. I could go and talk about that for, you know, 30 minutes, why they believe that’s true. I happen to agree with them, but it says in Ezekiel that the Jewish people will be scattered and regathered in their land again.

We know, during World War II and after the Holocaust, Jewish people from around the planet began to return to their land. And Israel officially became a nation on May 14, 1948. So that part of their prophecy has been fulfilled. But then scripture says a nation from the extreme north of Israel will march on her called Gog and Magog.

If you look on any map, you’ll see that is the geographical area of Russia. Ukraine used to be a part of the Russian Empire. They broke off in 1991. Are they going to be part of Russia again? Could be. But the one thing that I think of is that when I see the aggression of Russia or Magog, if you will, it’s a reminder that that’s what we’re going to see when Magog attacks Israel.

What Should We Do?

So Jesus said, “When you see these things begin to happen, freak out!”

No, he didn’t say that. He said, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28 NKJV). Here’s the bottom line and takeaway truth: Bible prophecies are being fulfilled in our lifetime. It seems like we’re seeing more things happen in real time, closer together, as the Scripture said they would be.

What should we do? We should look up, and we should remember that God is in control. And we’ve read the last page of the Bible, the last page of Revelation, and we win in the end.

Let me also add this: Let’s all be praying for the people of the Ukraine. They’re going through a time of great suffering right now. Pray for them. Pray that God gives to our leaders wisdom as they’re making very important decisions in the days ahead.
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47 COMMENTS

  1. If the Ukrainian military is comprised of Nazis (not a conspiracy, real Nazis) then how is Russia taking them out a bad thing? Your aware the Ukrainian military has been shelling their own people and murdering those who try to escape, right? You sound like CNN. Unfortunate really. Bio labs don’t bother you? No? Ok…

  2. This is why I can't go to a Calvary Chapel church anymore.

    I am a big fan of Chuck Smith, but I can't stomach the Russophobia based on the easily debunked theory that Russia is Magog.
    And no Greg, it doesn't say that Magog is to the extreme north of Israel in Ezekiel. Bunch of misinformation.

  3. speculation based on own world view, msm brainwashing and copy & paste ideas from other "expert" is not biblical prophecy. try harder!

  4. wisdom needed for the western church leaders in interpreting the Hebrew syntax in the right context.. CS Scofield is the forerunner of comparing ROSH as RUSSIA , Moscow as Moshek .. It is Hermeneutical super Blunder. You are missing TURKEY ( formerly Anatolia) which is real enemy and most of the unfriendly nations against Israel mentioned in the Bible POINTS TO TURKEY in the NORTH.

  5. As was pointed out in another video by someone else, Jesus reigns for 1,000 years before the war of Gog and Magog. You are nothing but a very rich, very blind, very narcissistic wolf, writing books on your own beliefs rather than simply using the only book that actually matters, which is the Holy Bible.

  6. Man, these guys have been saying that in the last 60 years. Completely rubbish pure theoretical endless xxxx. These guys learn crazy theories in seminaries and that has nothing to do with the Bible.don’t believe it

  7. Does anyone else think maybe a connection between the beast from the sea with 7 heads and 10 horns being the russian warship that was sunk? Please correct me if I am off base. As well as Ukraine and Russia being Cog and Macog

  8. I believe the elite and global governments are the anti Christ. Its a group to form one. It's how I feel. I recently had this conversation with a friend. She agreed. It's not 1 person. Legion. They are a legion formed to be the soldiers of Satan.

  9. also one more thing we do not know when the rapture is going to happen we do not know when the three days are darkness will happen it could take thousands of years millenniums until Jesus returns and also one more thing Nation will turn on Nation Kingdom will turn on Kingdom you just can't go say on YouTube that we're living in the last days

  10. And Food for thought to all those matter of fact Theologians out there.
    Perhaps the Jesus did mean Nuclear war when he foretold "The Powers of the Heavens will be shaken (KJV).
    I remember reading a copy of a Front page Headline Newspaper from 1945 concerning the Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshoma and Nagasaki. It said ' Man has harnessed the power of the Universe'
    as a weapon of destruction.
    The Headline could have said 'the power of the Heavens'.
    So it seems very likely that Jesus was foretelling the invention of Nuclear weapons.

  11. No one. Yes, just no body has entertained the possibility that Fallen Angels could already be ruling the world and steering the political divide towards a Nuclear Armageddon. 'And the Great Dragon, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan was hurled down to the earth and his Angels with him.
    Great troubles for the Earth and the sea' – Revelation Chapter 12.

  12. These things have been going on since His accent. Things will get a lot worse before He returns. He said it will be the worst the world has and will ever see. Going to take a lot more to top what has already happened.

  13. very true sir that we are in the last days, we are the third generation and the last generation to witness rapture, but not the second coming …. second coming would be after anti Christ rule… there is always a confusion between rapture and second coming of christ… please note second coming of christ would after the great tribulation period is over … sadly many great pastors fail to explain the difference

  14. 1 CORINTHIANS 14 VS 29 TO 31 29Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. PROPHETS do not speak autonomously. Matthew 7 vs 19 to 21 Jesus said to those who said but I prophesied in your name….and He said I never knew you ……LET PROPHESY BE BY INSTRUCTION FOR PROPHESY. AS WITH PROPHESY, AND WITH TONGUES, LET IT BE DONE BY 2 OR 3. THEY SPEAK ONE BY ONE AND ANOTHER JUDGES. 1 CORINTHIANS 14 ON TONGUES….If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. GOD GIVES SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION FOR MANIFESTATION OF GIFTS OF PROPHESY AND TONGUES, DREAMS, MESSAGE VIA TONGUES ARE PROPHESY, AND PEOPLE MUST TEST THE SPIRITS….THE MESSAGES, EVEN IF COME TRUE, IF NOT DONE VIA THE WORD OF GOD, IS NOT FOLLOWING THE WORD OF GOD. THIS IS WHY JESUS SAYS TO THOSE IN THE END….BUT BUT I PROPHESIED IN YOUR NAME…AND HE SAYS…I NEVER KNEW YOU…..WE MUST OBEY THE WORD OF GOD …IF I RECEIVE A DREAM OR MESSAGE I PRAY FOR FELLOW BELIEVERS…AND WE PRAY OVER IT….AND ALLOW THE WORD OF GOD TO BE OBEYED.

  15. Wow I hate it when people hate on Russia especially since the Ukrainians have been killing and genocide in the Russian speaking people for eight years. and they are want to pull America into a war I think they are winning the last days but the last days will come when God says so not man trying to make it so.

  16. It’s all cyclical eschatology. Over the past hundred years if you look, Spanish flu, WWI, WWII, each time, including the Cold War. Jesus was coming back, so much so people thought they were going to get a mansion on earth and would envision themselves living in the rich parts of town. But if you look at human history, with our desire to destroy one another, is just who we are, and I like a chart that I came up with.

    Hard times produce hard people. Coming out of WWI and the Spanish flu-hard times. we had, hard people.

    Hard people produce soft times. Roaring 20’s, spend, spend, spend. Speak easys, drinking, flaunting the law. All about ourselves.

    Soft times produce soft people. During the 20’s it was all about the party. People had to invent things to be mad about and went after people that drank alcohol. The rise of bigotry and hatred toward one another. Because we didn’t have a common enemy, so we go after one another.

    Soft people produce hard times: 1930’s the economy collapsed due to our lax laws on investing (simplifying here). No accountability to our reckless ways of the 20’s.

    Hard times produce hard people: all throughout the 30’s we paid for what we did in the 20’s. That frivolous lifestyle got us into WWII. Because of the hardness of the 30’s it prepared us for the fight in WWII.

    Hard people creates soft times: After the war, we yearned for peace. Rebuilt our economy, expanding out of our cities, home ownership became the norm. Suburbia was born and a generation of enlightenment. The hard people coming out of the 1930’s and the war gave birth to the generation of the 1960’s. The hard work had been done for them, no heavy lifting required.

    Soft people create hard times: look at what we’ve been doing to each other, fighting amongst ourselves. Being divisive, constant accusations, spending money, credit through the roof. Sound familiar?

  17. And are the prayers of the Ukraine people being answerd? NO.Countless adults and children who prayed for God to save them have been killed.Oh i am sure there will be some sort of excuse for this but truly is pointless as the evidence speaks for itself.

    You see this is Reality vs Fantasy. Words are meaningless without action.

  18. Baha'u'llah is Christ Who returned in the glory of His Father. He gave humanity beautiful, just laws and teachings. The clergy of all religions oppose Him. Hence the trouble in the world.

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