Prophecy Check: Does Escalating Iran-Israel Conflict Mean Last Days Are Here?

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

If you study Bible prophecy at all, you also study the Middle East. In the last several years, as events unfold including the moving of the U.S. and three other country's embassies to Jerusalem, continuing conflict over the Gaza strip and the escalation of terrorist attacks from Hamas, more people are wondering: Are we in the last days?

End-times expert Michael Snyder says that may well be the case. "We've been anticipating that kind of large-scale conflict in the Middle East," he tells Dr. Steve Greene on a popular episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast network. "Many of us believe the Bible speaks of certain things in the last days. And so a lot of people have been watching for this. But what most people don't realize is that the fighting is actually already going on."

In this 2019 podcast, Snyder speaks of the airstrikes or drone strikes Israel conducted in Syria, Gaza, Lebanon and Iraq, designed to prevent attacks against Israel. But today's conflicts are escalating as well, with recent news of Israel's rocket war with Hamas along the Gaza border and recent U.S. attacks on Iran-backed militia facilities in Iraq and Syria.

"Iran and all their allies are absolutely obsessed with wiping Israel off the off the face of the map; they talk about it all the time," Snyder says. And when full-blown war erupts, that's going to be their goal, to utterly destroy Israel. And so we're talking about something that's very, very serious."

Are we in the last days? How much has the conflict escalated since this interview first took place? To hear more on this and other concerning trends, to the entire episode of Greenelines here, and be sure to subscribe to the Greenelines podcast on your favorite podcast platform for more thought- and prayer-provoking stories like this one.

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