Q. After the battle of Ezekiel 38 with the downfall of Russia, what Moslem nations fall with Russia ? Assuming Damascus has already been destroyed, who do you think are the Power Nations left to battle Israel ? Or as Ezekiel 38 ushers in the 7 year Tribulation period, are there no more major wars until the battle of Armageddon ? Without major wars involving Israel, are the remaining events of the end times only related to God’s judgments of Wrath upon mankind ? Thank you for your site and your wise insight to coming events !
A. Most scholars see Iran, Turkey, and parts of Eastern Europe and Northern Africa being aligned with Russia in the Battle of Ezekiel 38. Their armies will be defeated. According to population studies, these countries only comprise about 15% of the world’s Islamic population. I believe Syria, Lebanon, Hizbollah and Hamas will have been previously defeated. As for the surviving nations, according to Zechariah 14:2 all the remaining nations of the world will eventually be mobilized against Jerusalem.
The entire 70th week of Daniel will be characterized by warfare. Beginning with the 2nd Seal judgment (Rev. 6:4) peace will be taken from the Earth and won’t return till the 2nd Coming. Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as the Middle East, will all be involved in the struggle for control of Planet Earth. Between the wars and the judgments, it’s estimated that up to half the world’s population will die during those 7 years.