Will there be war with Israel by the nations, and will
they be defeated?
Answer: Israel is very much in the news. They never existed as a
nation for twenty-six hundred years until 1948. There is
much prophecy about Israel from
Genesis 12 to
Revelation 20. God has made promises to them and He
will keep them. He promised Abraham and his seed the
land of Palestine for an everlasting possession. (Genesis
17:8). He promised David a kingdom and a King to set
on His throne. (2
Samuel 7:12-13). Christ was born as the Son of David
(kingdom rights) and the Son of Abraham (land rights). (Matthew
1:1). God is and will fulfill every promised
blessing to Israel. There will be many wars against
Israel in the future, but the one in question is the
Battle of Armageddon. This is mentioned in
Revelation 16:16 by name, and it is referred to in
many other places.
The prophet Joel gives details of this: "I will also
gather all nations, and will also bring them down into
the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them
there for my people and for my heritage Israel,..."
Zechariah 14:2 speaks about the "gathering of all
nations against Jerusalem." In
Zechariah 14:3 it states, "Then shall the LORD go
forth, and fight against those nations." In
Zechariah 14:4, "His feet shall stand in that day
upon the mount of Olives." This is all described again
Revelation 19:11 and
Revelation 19:20). "And I saw the beast, and the
kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together
to make war against him that sat on the horse, and
against his army."
Revelation 19:19. This battle is the climax of the
age. He will then set up His kingdom on earth and only
the saved will enter into it. (Matthew
My Dear Reader, will you not come into God's ark of
safety and be saved today? Christ is the only shelter
from that storm. Accept Him today.