Editor’s Note: Recently the Jerusalem Channel posted a video entitled, “How Close Are We to the Ezekiel War?” by founder Christine Darg. We have also received the following article along the same lines by a Messianic believer in Jerusalem. The following are thoughts and opinions solely from Mr. Honorof.
Messianic Body in Israel Prepare for War!
Gog Magog Ezekiel 38 – 39 War may happen very soon!
By Richard Aaron Honorof
The God of Israel will not allow War to come against
His land of Israel and to His people except by His perfect will
and also in His perfect timing.
I believe we are now very close to War, both Isaiah 17:1-14
and also the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog Magog War.
Amazingly, never before in world history have all the
nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39 now aligned together,
on hold, perhaps waiting for this War to begin against Israel.
[Watch JD Farag, Middle East Prophesy Update, 1/6/ 2019]
Only God could have caused this, according to His Word.
With our Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu having
taken over the Defense Ministry of the Israeli Government,
he has now placed himself in the position to make all the
military decisions. Has God kept Benjamin Netanyahu
in the Prime Minister’s position for such a time as this, for
a prophetic purpose to be fulfilled while he is still in office?
He may or may not win in this next election on April 9th.
The Iranian Government is extremely angry with Israel.
For many Sunni Arab nations, especially Saudi Arabia and
Egypt, Jordan, Oman and others have been negotiating with
Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, both regarding forming
a Palestinian State on Israeli soil, and also joining against Iran.
This has also shamed and disgraced Iran before many of
their Arab neighbors. Iran has vowed to destroy Israel.
If Netanyahu believes that Iran is ready to launch their
nuclear missiles at Israel even prior to the elections, he will
be forced to make a pre-emptive strike to take out the
Iranian nuclear facilities. However, I sense the following
could happen before the elections. If Netanyahu knows for
sure that he will not win the next elections, which is very
possible now, then his last action as Israel’s Prime Minister
may be to suddenly attack Iran and take out all the Iranian
nuclear facilities for obvious reasons, and just before elections.
This would stop the elections, and immediately bring Israel
into a major War. And everything would then change, not
only in Israel but also across the whole world political scene.
Attacking Iran would very quickly bring Russia into action,
i.e. the Ezekiel 38- 39 Gog Magog War.
But if Netanyahu wins the election then President Trump
will announce his Peace Plan for Israel, to divide Jerusalem
and form a Palestinian State on Israeli soil. This will mean
Arab Muslims will greatly accelerate their deadly attacks to
destroy both Israel and God’s Jewish people. That will make
both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump traitors
to Israel. Also is this the peace plan the Bible calls the
covenant of death, which God annuls? Isaiah 28:15, 18
But if the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog Magog War comes first
before the elections, with God using Benjamin Netanyahu
for such a time as this, then this will have derailed Trump’s
Peace Plan for Israel, setting the stage for a total shift in Israel,
and move things into the next phase in the One World
Government’s agendas for coming world domination,
before the Lord returns.
God alone is the One who will decide which way things go!
In Jeremiah 49:34-38, the LORD says that He will break
the bow of Elam (Iran’s nuclear weapons), and also send
the sword after Elam. Prime Minister Netanyahu sent jets
to do this in 2014, and was stopped. Will he attempt this
again soon, and this time succeed?
[Arutz Sheva 7 Israel National News, January 3, 2015,
by Mark Langfan … ‘Obama Threatened to Shoot Down
I.A.F. Iran Strike’ The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an
had cited Kawaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President
Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s
nuclear facilities in 2014, by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets
before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama’s
threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly
forced to abort the planned Iran attack.]
For as long as I can remember our Prime Minister’s primary
concern has always been to totally stop Iran’s nuclear program.
But he had also confidently believed that his big brother, the U.S.
Government’s military power, with President Trump backing him,
would also be there to help him, to protect him and Israel.
But President Trump pulled out his U. S. military forces from
Syria. Early elections for the new Israeli Government are now
scheduled for April 9. Are we about to witness some drastic
changes here in Israel?
Will Israel suddenly be forced, with no other nation to help
them, to single handedly take out the Iran nuclear facilities?
Will Damascus suddenly be totally wiped out? (Isaiah 17:1)
Will the United States be one of those ‘young lions’ who stands
by, just looking on, and saying to Gog, of the land of Magog,
“have you come … to take booty … to take great plunder?”
Here is the sign to watch for …
We may possibly know ahead of time if this War is now,
if Trump’s Administration suddenly becomes totally
immobilized and unable to help their Middle East ally, Israel.
It’s been over 70 years since Israel became a nation.
Is this the time for God to begin pouring out His Holy Spirit
in Israel? God said that He will bring us back to the land,
and then pour out His Spirit on us. Ezekiel 36:24, 27
If the Ezekiel 38–39 Gog Magog War comes suddenly
to Israel, the new immediate focus at the end of this War
will shift from Islam to the Orthodox religious Jews, who will
then quickly have come into great political power, and begin
putting up their house on Mount Zion hill. For God will have
sovereignly destroyed both Russia’s and also all the Islamic
armies coming against Israel from heaven in this War.
The whole world, especially all the Muslims will witness
Allah defeated by the God of Israel. The 70 Arab Christian
Congregatons in Israel who are now mostly into replacement
theology, will have seen the God of Israel both save His Israeli
Jewish people and also save them, and their attitudes will change.
And also the Muslim agendas will no longer carry their political
power in Israel. Multitudes of Muslims will quickly leave Allah
and Islam and come to the God of the Christians, to Jesus. And
the Muslim harvest of souls in Israel will overnight be tremendous.
Why is Iran, the first nation mentioned coming with Gog
in this War, but coming just as foot soldiers? Ezekiel 38:5
For if Iran still had nuclear power they would have annihilated
Israel. Is this because Israel had launched a pre-emptive strike,
and had suddently taken out all of Iran’s nuclear power?
If Israel first takes out the Iran’s nuclear facilities, then
because of the war covenant pacts between Russia and Iran,
any attack on Iran would cause this war, and be the hooks in
the jaws of Gog (38:4) which God would use as the catalyst
to bring about this Bible prophesied Ezekiel 38-39 War,
especially in God’s perfect will and God’s perfect timing.
Are nuclear weapons used in this War? Perhaps Isaiah 17:1,
Damascus being a ruinous heap may be a nuclear explosion?
If a military War, such as the Ezekiel 38, 39 Gog Magog War
happens suddenly, Scriptures also shows that no other nation
will be there to help Israel. When God brings Israel to Himself
by sovereignly winning this War and saving His Israeli Jewish
peoples and also Israeli Arabs, then this will show the Israeli
Jews that their God has always been there for them, and that
He has never left them. So are things about to change very
drastically both here in Israel and also in the United States?
I believe so, but only time will tell. Perhaps we will know
the answer, and very soon.
The Ezekiel 38-39 enemy nations need the spoils of Israel,
especially the vast oil and vast gas reserves only recently
discovered in Israel. When will this War happen? Iran is
the chief nation who continually vows to totally annihilate
Israel and all the Jews. In their demonic pride for conquest,
what day might they possibly choose to attack to annihilate
the Jews? Is it before Israel’s new Government elections?
Let’s look into the Bible for the historical clues …
The Citadel of Shushan in Persia (Iran), around 480 B.C.
Ester 3:8 Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain
people scattered & dispersed among the people in all the provinces
of your kingdom; their laws are different from all other people’s,
and they do not keep the king’s laws. Therefore it is not fitting for
the king to let them remain. 3:9 If it pleases the king, let a decree
be written that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand
talents of silver into the hands of those who do the work, to bring
it into the king’s treasuries.” 3:10 So the king took his signet ring
from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the
Agagite, the enemy of the Jews. 3:11 And the king said to Haman,
“The money and the people are given to you, to do with them as
seems good to you.” 3:12 Then the king’s scribes were called
on the thirteenth day of the first month, and a decree was written
according to all that Haman commanded, to the king’s satraps, to
the governors who were over each province, to the officials of
all people, to every province according to its script, and to every
people in their language. In the name of King Ahasuerus it was
written, and sealed with the king’s signet ring. 3:13 And the letters
were sent by couriers into all the king’s provinces, to destroy,
to kill, and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, little
children and women, in one day, on the thirteenth day of the
twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their
possessions. 3:14 A copy of the document was to be issued as law
in every province, being published for all people, that they should
be ready for that day (13th of Adar).
The 13th day of Adar falls this year on March 20th, 2019.
Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog,
of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech,
and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 38:3 and say,
‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am against you,
O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 38:4
I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and
lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen,
all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers
and shields, all of them handling swords. 38:5 Persia
(first nation mentioned), Ethiopia, and Libya are with
them, all of them with shield and helmet;” ’ ”
How do we know this War will not be the Psalm 83 War?
Because some of the Arab nations mentioned in Psalm 83,
especially Saudi Arabia are now in relationship with Israel,
encouraging Israel to take out the Iranian nuclear facilities.
But some of the other nations or peoples listed in Psalm 83
may join Russia and Iran in this Ezekiel 38-39 War.
Remember Ezekiel 38:6 says many people will also come
with those nations mentioned.
Isaiah 17:4 says that after this War Israel will grow lean.
Isaiah 17:7 says in that day a man will look to his Maker,
and his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.
Also Ezekiel 39:9 tells us that after this War there will be
seven years of burning weapons, possibly for fuel. Could
this begin the time of Daniel’s 70th Week, the last 7 years
before Yeshua returns & sets up His Millennial Kingdom?
Mike Evans, a U. S. Messianic minister gave
Benjamin Netanyahu a prophetic word from the Lord back
in 1982 … “It was more than thirty years ago that I first met
Benjamin Netanyahu. On the day we met, I anointed him with
oil and prophesied that he would twice be Prime Minister
of Israel, and that the second time would be during Israel’s
greatest crisis. Benjamin wasn’t involved in politics at all then.
I went to Menachem Begin (who was the Prime Minister)
the next day and asked him to find a place for Benjamin
in his government, and he did. God was working to prepare
his son to be the man who would lead the nation of Israel
in its moment of greatest crisis and danger.”
Another prophetic word was given to Benjamin Netanyahu
by Wendy Alec in April of 2008, “Not one term, not two terms,
but three terms you shall see. And then the time of the end!”
When the God of Israel sovereignly wins this War,
then the unsaved secular Israeli Jews, in gratitude to God for
saving their lives, will do something, I believe, which they have
never done before, they will give their support to the Israeli
Orthodox religious Jews, who will very quickly gain great
political power in Israel. With this newly gained political
power, I believe that the Israeli religious Jews will then
strongly persecute those Jews in the over 300 Congregations
and also the Christian Chuches in Israel whom they think
believe in other gods, specifically in Yeshua. The sad fact
is that it is they, the Orthodox religious Jews, who have left
the Word of God of the Tanakh, and have followed a non
biblical Oral Law. Thus they cannot see, or perhaps even
refuse to see Yeshua as their Messiah in the Holy Scriptures.
And you must also know the Israeli Orthodox religious
Jews already know exactly where every public Messianic
Congregation and Christian Church is located in Israel.
It clearly says that at the end of this Ezekiel 38-39 War,
in Ezekiel 39:25-28 and 39:29, that two major events will
then happen. First the Jewish people will be coming home.
For the great world Aliyah will be taking place. Jews will
suddenly be fleeing from both the terrible persecutions that
will be coming against them especially in America, but also
from God’s Judgment which will have begun in America.
They will be fleeing without their identity papers; for they
were not prepared to suddenly leave United States and come
to Israel. For the hunters had been released. (Jeremiah 16:16)
Also great Revival by God’s Holy Spirit will have begun
in Jerusalem and spread throughout Israel, and then out to
the nations, bringing in the last Great World Revival and
the Great World Harvest of souls. see Ezekiel 39:29
With possible persecutions by religious Jews in Israel,
I believe that we may also soon see the following scenario:
This will bring the great Outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit
of Love, causing God’s Greatest World Revival, with the
Salvation of multitudes of souls, with great signs, wonders,
and miracles. This mighty move of God’s Love will begin
from Jerusalem over the ben Hinnom Valley and perhaps also
in other places in Israel, such as in the Galilee. This Revival
may last for a couple of years, going out to the whole world.
The soon to be appointed Sanhedrin’s Aaronic priesthood
will have appointed and be offering animal sacrifices in their
Temple on Mount Moriah (Zion’s) hill. However they do not
know who are sons of Zadok, the only Aaronic priests that
God allows to do animal blood sacrifices. Ezekiel 44:15,16
This Zadokite blood was carried in Yeshua’s Blood Sacrifice!
Later the anti-Christ will take over by mid Tribulation time.
(Daniel 9:27) He will stop all animal sacrifices being done
by the Aaronic priests in the Temple, and will declare himself
to be God. He will also have set up ‘abomination of desolation’
in the Jerusalem Temple. (Matthew 24:15-22, Mark 13:14-20)
Messianic believers in Israel, now is the time to call
for a season of urgent prayer and fasting! To be Repenting
for both our sins and also for the many sins being done here
in Israel. And also to be crying out to God for His Mercy
and for Revival to come to Israel. Joel 2:12-17, Psalm 102:13
Messianic and Church pastors, do you now have many
small groups and home groups, active and functioning with
plenty of basic survival materials, such as food and water,
gas masks for possible biological or chemical warfare; also
with things necessary for growth and discipleship. Quantities
of bibles and other evangelistic materials for the coming great
Israeli and world harvest of souls, both for the unsaved Jews
and Arabs, and also for all the many peoples from the nations.
Do your sheep really know what to do when War comes?
Do your sheep also know what to do during what follows,
the coming times of serious religious Jewish persecutions,
after the Israeli Orthodox Jews gain great political power?
Ezekiel 33:1 Again the word of the LORD came to me,
saying, 33:2 “Son of man, speak to the children of your
people, and say to them, ‘When I bring the sword upon
a land, and the people of the land take a man from their
territory and make him their watchman, 33:3 when he sees
the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the shofar and
warns the people, 33:4 then whoever hears the sound of
the shofar and does not take warning, if the sword comes
and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.
33:5 He heard the sound of the shofar, but did not take
warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes
warning will save his life. 33:6 But if the watchman sees
the sword coming and does not blow the shofar, and the
people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any
person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;
but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’
33:7 So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman
for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word
from My mouth and warn them for Me.”
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless
He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
Joel 2:32 (and Romans 10:13)
“And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name
of the Lord (Yeshua) shall be saved. For in Mount Zion
and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD
has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.”
1 John 4:8, 16 God is Love!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son (Yeshua) that whoever believes
in Him should not perish but have Everlasting Life. 3:17
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn
the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
3:18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he
who does not believe is condemned already, because he has
not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
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Special thanks to my editing team used for this article:
Faith Honorof and Simantov Allalouf
Richard Aaron Honorof
Feed My Sheep Jerusalem
March 1st, 2019