Prophecy Unfolding: Why Israel's Conflict With Iran May Lead to an End-Times Battle

Israel's Iron Dome protection system at work, intercepting Gaza rockets aimed at the city of Ashdod. (Wikimedia Commons)

End-times expert Michael Snyder is often mistaken for a pessimist because of the heavy cultural topics about which he writes. But Snyder considers himself a man full of hope—the hope he has in Jesus Christ.

When Snyder sees prophecy unfolding as it is in the Middle East with the conflict between Israel and Iran, he views the situation in a much different way than many.

"Most of us who study Bible prophecy have been anticipating a large-scale conflict in the Middle East. Many of us believe the Bible speaks of such things in the last days," Snyder told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "What most people don't realize is that the fighting is actually already going on. ... just within the last couple of months, Israel started to hit targets in Iraq, where Iran has a strong presence.

"So right now, we're on the verge of a major war in the Middle East. The shooting is already happening. The only question is, will this be a full-blown, cataclysmic apocalypse war between Israel and Iran, which both sides have been preparing for, for a long time? If this happens, it's going to be literally a struggle for national survival for Israel. ...

"But God warns us about these things, and He has been speaking to men and women of God—charismatic believers—all over the world. The reason God sends us these warnings is not so that we can be afraid, but so that we can know God is in control and that He has a plan. So God gives us hope. Shaking is coming because of sin. But that means it's time for us to go to work. It's time for us to fulfill the ministries God has given all of us and for us to bring our nets out for the harvest because harvest time is here. It's actually a very exciting time if we understand God's plan."

For the rest of Michael Snyder's thoughts on end-times prophecy, listen to this podcast.

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