War will Lead a Supposed Peace Maker!

I am very hesitant to make prophetic declarations. The word declares we “know in part and prophesy in part”. This ought to cause any godly person to be very hesitant in making declarations, unless they know for sure it is the LORD, giving the prophesy.

In the last couple of years, supposed “prophets” have wrongly predicted the end of covid-19, president Trump’s re-election and retaking of the presidency after the election was over and he did not win. As is always the case, those with supposed “prophetic anointing” have prophesied the greatest wealth transfer into Christian wallets and ministries in history, only to look foolish, as the wealth of almost every nation’s citizenry is shrinking, as inflation transfers wealth to only evil elites running the world system.

This is why I am hesitant to declare that the messages I give are direct foretelling of future events, which is part of the thrust of prophecy. The other thrust of prophecy is forthtelling, or to speak the word of God rightly divided, for the purpose of edification, admonition, and correction. The latter is what I have dedicated my life to for the purpose of glorifying Christ. What I will share today is a combination of both.

I believe we are most likely living in the last several years of the earth’s history. My understanding of the times and events of history, within the last 100 years, has convinced me that we may be living within the last ten years of the world, which will culminate with Christ’s visible personal return to earth, at the battle of Armageddon. I do believe the rapture will proceed Christ’s return at Armageddon, prior to the wrath of God being poured out on an unrepentant world.

That being said, there are few things left before the revelation of Antichrist, and it feels as if we have hit a particular lull in the further movement towards the last seven years of the world as we know it. It is for this reason, while studying God’s word prayerfully, I asked the LORD, “What is next Father?”.

In all honesty, we have wars, rumors of war, famines, and the prospect for large scale famine and food shortages–we have experienced pestilence and the disease of it with Covid-19 and the rise of monkey pox–natural disasters are abounding–and Christians are hated world over, as persecution is increasing everywhere.

In answer to my question in prayer, the Lord has revealed a brutal war against Israel is coming soon. This will be the next event, which will eventually lead to the rise of Antichrist. To be sure, he is alive on earth. The totalitarian mandates and lockdowns concerning covid-19 through the United Nations World Health Organization, as well as the World Economic Forum’s pursuit of the U.N Agenda 2030 mandate to reduce the world population to 1 billion or less, reveals the one world government is in place.

Scripturally, speaking, the Antichrist needs a war against Israel, potentially with Muslim nations, to play peace maker. This we find in the prophecy of Daniel.

Daniel 9:25-27 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined. Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”

This remarkable passage is remarkable in its accuracy. We first read that from the time of Artaxerxes 2nd decree in Ezra to rebuild Jerusalem, until Messiah would come to atone for sin would be 69 weeks (seven weeks + sixty-two weeks). However, the weeks represent periods of seven years, not seven days. This in total is 483 years. From the time of Artaxerxes decree, until Christ was cut off in His death, was exactly 483. This leaves one more period of seven years, the last seven years in earth’s history to be fulfilled.

Daniel gives us a significant sign of the beginning of the last seven years in this passage, a covenant (treaty) between Israel and Antichrist for seven years; one Antichrist will break 3 and a half years into the covenant. No doubt this covenant will negotiate the building of the third temple, for it is there Antichrist will break the treaty by becoming the abomination of desolation.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

The latter portion of Daniel reveals that Antichrist’s rise is filled with intrigue, deception, and war, which requires a master negotiator. Revelation 13 reiterates this point.

Revelation 13:1-7 ​ Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months (3 and half years). Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.

Interestingly, we find in chapter 12 that Israel is assailed before Antichrist’s rise to power and would be destroyed, but that the world hides her from destruction. It is in this environment of war against Israel, that a covenant will be struck.

Today I discovered that three anti-Israeli nations leaders met in Iran: Russian, Iran and remarkably Turkey. This is a most interesting development. It would appear that Russia may want relief from NATO nations hindering their annexation of Ukraine. A war against Israel from a NATO nation (Turkey) and Iran, would certainly do this.

Be prepared, brethren, the war against Israel is coming soon and it will further expand failing economies, pestilence, blackouts, and totalitarian control in every nation. God is our refuge and Provider. Let us be faithful and stay close to Christ. Our time to shine in this dark and perverse generation is upon us.

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.
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