Q. This concerns the war of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. We know this could not happen until Israel thinks it is living in peace and safety. I have more of an observation than a question for you to comment on. I find it hard to believe that the United States would allow this to even come close to happening especially when we have a sizable force currently in the region.
It will take a significant amount of time for a force the size of the one described in Ezekiel 38-39 to assemble for the invasion so it could not be a surprise attack. I feel that something really bad has to happen to the United States to require our resources to be used somewhere else or something happens that destroys a lot of our resources to prevent us from interceding. If the Rapture happens before this war that would explain the United States lack of resources. Or the United States can have a catastrophic natural event such as an earthquake on the New Madrid fault.
What do you think keeps the United States out of this conflict? Thank you for your valuable insights.
A. You’re correct. As a practical matter, as long as the USA stands beside Israel, Ezekiel’s battle can’t take place. Since we know the battle will take place, something obviously has to happen to America. And you know, we’re vulnerable in a number of ways. It could be an economic meltdown, a massive terrorist attack, a significant military defeat, a crippling natural disaster, or my personal favorite, the Rapture of the Church.