As horrific as this earthquake is, it points to something much worse. And it’s coming soon to Israel: “The Battle of Gog and Magog.”
Scripture must be fulfilled!
On that day, when Gog sets foot on the soil of Yisrael—declares Hashem—My raging anger shall flare up.
For I have decreed in My indignation and in My blazing wrath: On that day, a terrible earthquake shall befall the land of Yisrael.Ezekiel 38:18-19 The Israel Bible
For 30 years, I have warned that the Spring New Year in 2025 is the epicenter of most biblical numerical patterns. However, just like the epicenter of an earthquake or the eye of a hurricane, I have advised not to fixate on this specific point in time. The pattern extends 100 years into the past and 100 years into the future, with 2025 simply the epicenter.
On February 6, 2023, sadly, two earthquakes took place. The first occurred at night and measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, followed later in the day by another earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6. The quakes were near the border between Syria and Turkey, bringing devastation to both countries and were felt in Israel. About 60,000 died.
However, the Syria-Turkey border is also the northern border promised to Abraham by God. And it’s the path that “Gog” is prophesied to take when he steps into Israel.
How do I know the earthquake is a sign?
How do I know that the earthquake signifies this coming battle?
Three main reasons:
- The timing
- The location
- The accompanying storm
1. The Timing
I have anticipated February 6, 2023, for a long time now. It marks when a two-year boundary begins ending in 2025. In my article ‘Temple of Time,’ I delve into its importance in general, explaining that 720 days (two years) symbolize one cubit. (In this context, a day can also represent a year.)
Allow one cubit for where one would stand facing any of the above points!Temple of Time
Allow 250 cubits/rods as the assumed border between tribes, deduced from Ezk 48:17)
I also refer to these “two years” in the charts that explain long ages.
When Gog is destroyed by earthquake and storm, the weapons of war are burned for “seven years,” Ezek 39:9. This earthquake is a sign of what might have been and is still to come. Accordingly, seven years from now is 2030. 2030 is exactly 2000 years since the death or start of the ministry of Jesus Christ, depending on 30 or 33 AD when Christ died. 2030 is also 40 jubilees from the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 (Dan. 9).
The exact date for Ezekiel’s vision of Gog and Magog is not specified. However, the subsequent chapter, the temple vision (Ezek. 40), is dated to the 17th jubilee of 573 BC (and note the two years to Ezek. 29:17). This equates to 1260 + 1260 years until the establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948, and 1260 + 1335 years until the present day (as referenced in Dan. 12 and Rev. 11-12).
2. The Location of the Quake
This was a region where there had not been a major earthquake for more than 200 years or any warning signs, so the level of preparedness would be less than for a region which was more used to dealing with tremors.BBC
The quake occurred at the border to the Promised Land. The quake occurred on a major highway from “the uttermost north,” where “Gog” will invade Israel. (We don’t know the exact highway, but it stands to reason that this is included.)
3. The Accompanying Storm
The prophecy about the coming invasion compares the approach of the northern army to a “cloud” and “storm.” (Ezekiel 38 is quoted at the end of this article.)
The news outlets mentioned the storm that accompanied the quakes.
A storm passing nearly directly over the epicenter in Gaziantep Monday will continue to produce steady rain in southern Turkey and northern Syria, hampering rescue and recovery efforts.Accuweather
Severe weather hampers earthquake rescuers in Turkey and Syria:Aljazeera
Snow, rain and freezing conditions impede search and rescue operations… In addition to the devastation from the earthquake, Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said authorities were also struggling with “extremely severe weather conditions”.
19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.Ezekiel 38:19-22
What do I believe will happen in 2025?
What do I believe will occur in 2025? I have been observing this phenomenon for around 30 years: the emergence of the beast system, fueled by the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the worship of a false entity. 2025 and 2026 mark the generation where Artificial Intelligence will flourish, and the definition of being human will decline. This will ultimately lead to the extinction of humanity and its replacement with cyborgs. However, as promised by the Lord, the time for this will be shortened.
And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.Matt. 24:22