There is a lot of talk about World War 3, Gog, Magog War, Armageddon, etc. The actual fact is – they are not wars at all! They are all events where God uses seemingly natural occurrences, such as earthquakes, hailstorms, plagues and sunstrikes to destroy enemy armies. The exception is when Jesus uses the Sword of His Word at His Return.
The so called next Mid East war or W.W. 3:
Psalm 83:13-15 Scatter Your enemies, O God, like thistledown, like chaff before the wind, like a fire raging through the forested hills. Pursue them with Your tempest, terrify them with Your storm winds.
2 Samuel 22:9-16 The earth quaked, shaking because of the Lord’s anger. Smoke and devouring fire issued from Him. He parted the heavens and came down, thick darkness His covering. God thundered from heaven, lightning shafts flashed.
Psalm 50:13 The Lord is coming, a consuming fire, around Him a great storm rages.
Zechariah 9:14 The Lord will appear over them, His arrows flashing like lightning.
Isaiah 29:6 Suddenly, in an instant, punishment will come from the Lord, with fire, etc.
Habakkuk 3:14 With his own weapon, You pierced his head, as they stormed out to fight
Joel 1:15 The Day of the Lord is near, it comes, a mighty destruction from the Almighty
Rev 6:12-17 The Lamb broke the 6th seal, there was a violent earthquake ..terrible signs in the heavens. The great Day of the Lord’s wrath has come and who can stand?
Isaiah 30:26 The sun will shine 7 times brighter on the Day the Lord saves His people.
The Gog, Magog attack:
Ezekiel 38:19-22 I shall bring them to judgement with pestilence and bloodshed. I shall pour torrential rain and hailstorms as well as fire and brimstone on them all. In My anger, there will be a great earthquake in Israel that day. Terror will strike the hearts of Gog’s armies and his men will turn their swords against one another.
Joel 2:20 I shall remove the Northern peril far from you and banish them into the desert. The stench and foul smell of them will rise up.
Armageddon – at the Return of Jesus:
Rev 19:15-21 Out of His mouth came a sharp sword to smite the nations.
Zech 14:12-15 The Lord will strike with plague all the nations who warred against Israel
Daniel 11:45 The Anti Christ will camp between the sea and Jerusalem and there, he will meet his end, with no one to help him.
End of the Millennium:
Rev 20:7-10 When the 1000 years has ended, Satan will seduce the nations. They lay siege to God’s city. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them.
Ref: REB. Verses abridged.
What God requires of His people, is trust and faith that He will deliver and protect them. They must be prepared to take advantage of any situation, but with fervent prayer for the Lords deliverance, trusting in His provision for them.
Isaiah 30:15 In calm detachment lies your safety, your strength in quiet trust.
Psalm 37:3-5 Trust in the Lord and do good, settle in the Land, find good pasture. Commit your ways to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act.
Isaiah 25:9 On that day, the people will say: See, this is our God, we waited for Him, and He has delivered us. This is the God whom we have trusted, we will rejoice. Jeremiah 39:18 I shall keep you safe, you will not be killed, because you trusted in Me.