As you examine the Scriptures and read about the conditions that will prevail during the Tribulation Period, it is obvious that we are witnessing the unique prelude to this deadly and dangerous time. I believe that some day we will look back and see the significance of the events that transpired in Israel with Hamas’ invasion of Israel. The events that took place in Israel on that fateful day represent the very nature of the events that will transpire for the duration of the seven-year Tribulation. The well-trained and purposefully orchestrated violence, murderous and brutal killing of innocent Israelis is an example of the actions and attitudes that will prevail for seven years in the army of the Antichrist.

At the very beginning of the Tribulation, the armies of the Antichrist will go forth “conquering, and to conquer” (Revelation 6:2). They will kill people with a knife-like sword (Revelation 6:4) and behead their enemies (Revelation 20:4). They will especially attack believers in Jesus, (Revelation 17:6) and Jews (Matthew 24:9). They will rape (Zechariah 14:2) and pillage the land and destroy cities and villages (Isaiah 14:17). They will kill Jewish children and rejoice while they commit such heinous crimes (Joel 3:3). Their trail of blood will decimate one-fourth of the global population near the beginning of the Tribulation. They will share presents and candy as they celebrate dead Jews they have killed and left to rot in the sun (Revelation 11:7, 10).

It has been startling to see the number of people around the world, and especially here in the U.S., that support and praise Hamas, rather respect and have empathy for the innocent Jewish victims of Hamas’ inhuman slaughter of Jewish babies, children, and the elderly. These same people will also worship the murderous and lawless Antichrist. They will love him and bow before him and worship him as a god (2 Thessalonians 2:4).

They will be drawn to this man because he is lawless and defiant. He hates God and shouts out blasphemous lies about God (Revelation 13:6). The world at the end will be against the Father, the Lord Jesus, and the commandments of God (Psalm 2:1-3). The Antichrist will hate Israel and with the aid of demons, direct a global war against the Jewish nation (Revelation 16:13-14, 16). This is the kind of leader the woke and wicked people of this generation are clamoring for!

The world has begun its march to Armageddon. At the front of this battle will be the Islamic nations that hate the God of the Bible and hate Israel (Psalm 83:1-8). The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Lord Jesus, is about to roar out His holy wrathful commandments against all the Gentile nations. Before that begins, He will call His bride, the true church, home to heaven to live with Him in His Father’s House (John 14:2-3).

My friend, it is much later than we think! We are almost home!

Be ready for the shout that will take us out!