Ukraine and Bible Prophecy (With Greg Laurie)

Ukraine and Bible Prophecy (With Greg Laurie)

We’re all aware of what’s happening over in the Ukraine right now. They’re under attack from Russia, and people have asked the question, “Is there any significance to all of this prophetically?” Let me pull the camera back and say this: I believe we’re living in the last days. I believe Christ could come back at any moment.

There are signs of the times the Bible tells us to be looking for. And in fact, Jesus likened it to labor pains in a woman who’s ready to give birth, the idea being the closer they get together, the closer you are to the birth. And as we see more signs—more things happening—they’re reminding us Christ is coming back again. Let’s go to Matthew 24.

What did Jesus say? “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6 NKJV). So this is war at a scale we have not seen in a long time. But let me look at another thing in Matthew 24. It talks about plagues being around us in the last days (Matthew 24:7). If the coronavirus is not a plague, I don’t know what it is. It’s a global plague.

Also, I would add that the Bible warns of a world leader that will come and dominate and deceive people but ultimately reveal his true colors. And he’s called the Antichrist. I believe a lot of this government overreach, imposing themselves on their people, is a sign of what is going to come later when Antichrist emerges on the scene.

Russia in Bible Prophecy

But let’s come to the situation in the Ukraine. Many Bible scholars believe in the Ezekiel 38, as it speaks of Magog attacking Israel, that that is modern day Russia. I could go and talk about that for, you know, 30 minutes, why they believe that’s true. I happen to agree with them, but it says in Ezekiel that the Jewish people will be scattered and regathered in their land again.

We know, during World War II and after the Holocaust, Jewish people from around the planet began to return to their land. And Israel officially became a nation on May 14, 1948. So that part of their prophecy has been fulfilled. But then scripture says a nation from the extreme north of Israel will march on her called Gog and Magog.

If you look on any map, you’ll see that is the geographical area of Russia. Ukraine used to be a part of the Russian Empire. They broke off in 1991. Are they going to be part of Russia again? Could be. But the one thing that I think of is that when I see the aggression of Russia or Magog, if you will, it’s a reminder that that’s what we’re going to see when Magog attacks Israel.

What Should We Do?

So Jesus said, “When you see these things begin to happen, freak out!”

No, he didn’t say that. He said, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28 NKJV). Here’s the bottom line and takeaway truth: Bible prophecies are being fulfilled in our lifetime. It seems like we’re seeing more things happen in real time, closer together, as the Scripture said they would be.

What should we do? We should look up, and we should remember that God is in control. And we’ve read the last page of the Bible, the last page of Revelation, and we win in the end.

Let me also add this: Let’s all be praying for the people of the Ukraine. They’re going through a time of great suffering right now. Pray for them. Pray that God gives to our leaders wisdom as they’re making very important decisions in the days ahead.

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  1. liebe eichhoernchen natur on June 26, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    You get what you Seed – Eye for an eye

  2. Phlooph Nunya on June 26, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    As was pointed out in another video by someone else, Jesus reigns for 1,000 years before the war of Gog and Magog. You are nothing but a very rich, very blind, very narcissistic wolf, writing books on your own beliefs rather than simply using the only book that actually matters, which is the Holy Bible.

  3. The Lucky Egg on June 26, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Google USA and Revelation!!!!!!

  4. Rain on June 26, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Pray for Ukraine and Russia love your enemies so that they may surrender and accept Christ

  5. the truth on June 26, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Jesus rose easter i had apifany

  6. S Crispin on June 26, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    wisdom needed for the western church leaders in interpreting the Hebrew syntax in the right context.. CS Scofield is the forerunner of comparing ROSH as RUSSIA , Moscow as Moshek .. It is Hermeneutical super Blunder. You are missing TURKEY ( formerly Anatolia) which is real enemy and most of the unfriendly nations against Israel mentioned in the Bible POINTS TO TURKEY in the NORTH.

  7. David Beville on June 26, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    If the Ukrainian military is comprised of Nazis (not a conspiracy, real Nazis) then how is Russia taking them out a bad thing? Your aware the Ukrainian military has been shelling their own people and murdering those who try to escape, right? You sound like CNN. Unfortunate really. Bio labs don’t bother you? No? Ok…

  8. DON'T LOOK BACK on June 26, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    one question: is the Roman Catholic Church satanic? i.e. The Vatican? The so-called ‘Jesuit’ Order?

  9. sorry on June 26, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    also one more thing we do not know when the rapture is going to happen we do not know when the three days are darkness will happen it could take thousands of years millenniums until Jesus returns and also one more thing Nation will turn on Nation Kingdom will turn on Kingdom you just can’t go say on YouTube that we’re living in the last days

  10. Tony Zone on June 26, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    I believe Russia is trying to stop the USA and nato from forming a global government. Russia wants no part in globalism. There is lots of corruption in Ukraine and I believe that’s why Russia is over their.

  11. Stephen Gyimah on June 26, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Don’t blame US & western Europe; curses to the sons of GoG!

  12. Angela Evans on June 26, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Summing the Antichrist Jill Biden and Joe

  13. Collin Lutz on June 26, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    These things have been going on since His accent. Things will get a lot worse before He returns. He said it will be the worst the world has and will ever see. Going to take a lot more to top what has already happened.

  14. Brock Moyer on June 26, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Beware of the deception.

  15. Pastor Greg Laurie on June 26, 2022 at 11:03 pm
  16. Dean Wipfli on June 26, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    This is a Boshivitiz war period.The own both Corp Countries period

  17. Bart Boesten on June 26, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    It is almost over. We gotta keep witnessing, preaching and learn as fast as we can

  18. Stephen Clayden on June 26, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    People are getting way too carried away with this Gog and Magog prophecy and connecting it to the invasion of Ukraine. The Gog and Magog war effects Israel!

  19. Mark Shepherd on June 26, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Is Christ according to scripture gonna gather his people from the 4 corners of the Earth. We didn’t see Christ nor was it written in our history books that he returned in 1948 to bring his people back to Israel. What we do know is that 60 million casualties of war which isn’t the battle of Megiddo. All this happened in Europe. Now it’s 2022.. is it still Bible prophecy?

  20. Cubofjudah_ on June 26, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Pope Francis is the antichrist. The mark of the beast is the Sunday law. Which will be passed in 2025. Get ready !!!

  21. hummbug1 on June 26, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Why are you praying for Ukraine ? Pray for the USA pray for Russia Ukraine is full of nazis remember they wanted to get the African students killed that wanted to leave…

  22. Tara K on June 26, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    He is A believers wolf in sheeps clothing. Christians who love him so much are being misled.

  23. Malcolm Johnston on June 26, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    I heard a similar talk from a Bible Preacher around 50 years ago. He’s died, and so far the ‘last times’ has not happened. “ No man knows when that time will come!”……..No man, so stop speculating.

  24. Will Altizer on June 26, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Does anyone else think maybe a connection between the beast from the sea with 7 heads and 10 horns being the russian warship that was sunk? Please correct me if I am off base. As well as Ukraine and Russia being Cog and Macog

  25. miss Africa on June 26, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Check out the movie don’t look up great analogy for this

  26. Marcus Handley on June 26, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Calling good and Godliness evil and exalting wickedness as good……for this Chrisitian, this is the surest sign we are near the end. This generation is so wicked I can’t stand it.

  27. Marcus Saint on June 26, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    And Food for thought to all those matter of fact Theologians out there.
    Perhaps the Jesus did mean Nuclear war when he foretold "The Powers of the Heavens will be shaken (KJV).
    I remember reading a copy of a Front page Headline Newspaper from 1945 concerning the Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshoma and Nagasaki. It said ‘ Man has harnessed the power of the Universe’
    as a weapon of destruction.
    The Headline could have said ‘the power of the Heavens’.
    So it seems very likely that Jesus was foretelling the invention of Nuclear weapons.

  28. Marcus Saint on June 26, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    No one. Yes, just no body has entertained the possibility that Fallen Angels could already be ruling the world and steering the political divide towards a Nuclear Armageddon. ‘And the Great Dragon, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan was hurled down to the earth and his Angels with him.
    Great troubles for the Earth and the sea’ – Revelation Chapter 12.

  29. Russenka on June 26, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    I believe there is still A LOT of time until "the last days"

  30. John O'B on June 26, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    "No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them."

  31. batman 1979 on June 26, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Why would Russia wanna attack Israel??

  32. TruthisRealativetoallotherTruth on June 26, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Tel Magiddo in Israel Jezreel valley is where the final battle between good and evil will take place and could easily allow for a several million soldier battle but Jehovah of Armies will only need a few thousand to defeat them as describe in the War Scroll and as a volunteer soldier in the Armies of Jehovah and I bear witness to what is to come on this day in Tel Magiddo for the final battle number 7 belongs to Jehovah.

  33. LATER on June 26, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Christians are NOT under Mosaic law and that includes TITHING So stealing from people through the LIE of Tithing IS NOT OK they are liars thieves and charlatans If Jesus and the apostles did not TITHE what would make you think we as Christians SHOULD have to TITHE JESUS never gave a percent GIVE WHAT YOU WANT

  34. Valeriy.V.V on June 26, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    This is why I can’t go to a Calvary Chapel church anymore.

    I am a big fan of Chuck Smith, but I can’t stomach the Russophobia based on the easily debunked theory that Russia is Magog.
    And no Greg, it doesn’t say that Magog is to the extreme north of Israel in Ezekiel. Bunch of misinformation.

  35. Sandeep Deepu on June 26, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    very true sir that we are in the last days, we are the third generation and the last generation to witness rapture, but not the second coming …. second coming would be after anti Christ rule… there is always a confusion between rapture and second coming of christ… please note second coming of christ would after the great tribulation period is over … sadly many great pastors fail to explain the difference

  36. Holy jahrin Jahrin on June 26, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    God is God power full God

  37. JY E on June 26, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    speculation based on own world view, msm brainwashing and copy & paste ideas from other "expert" is not biblical prophecy. try harder!

  38. Norbert Djihnson on June 26, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Jesus said nothing
    Other people said…..what Jesus said
    And wrote it down almost 70 years later. Sure, that’s the pinnacle of accuracy

  39. umajunkcollector on June 26, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    the temple is being rebuilt and sacrifices will resume

  40. Mark Kuker on June 26, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    The antichrist appears after the rapture

  41. Shelby22 on June 26, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Man, these guys have been saying that in the last 60 years. Completely rubbish pure theoretical endless xxxx. These guys learn crazy theories in seminaries and that has nothing to do with the Bible.don’t believe it

  42. TaniaLynn on June 26, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    I believe the elite and global governments are the anti Christ. Its a group to form one. It’s how I feel. I recently had this conversation with a friend. She agreed. It’s not 1 person. Legion. They are a legion formed to be the soldiers of Satan.

  43. Missi's Channel on June 26, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    1 CORINTHIANS 14 VS 29 TO 31 29Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. PROPHETS do not speak autonomously. Matthew 7 vs 19 to 21 Jesus said to those who said but I prophesied in your name….and He said I never knew you ……LET PROPHESY BE BY INSTRUCTION FOR PROPHESY. AS WITH PROPHESY, AND WITH TONGUES, LET IT BE DONE BY 2 OR 3. THEY SPEAK ONE BY ONE AND ANOTHER JUDGES. 1 CORINTHIANS 14 ON TONGUES….If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. GOD GIVES SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION FOR MANIFESTATION OF GIFTS OF PROPHESY AND TONGUES, DREAMS, MESSAGE VIA TONGUES ARE PROPHESY, AND PEOPLE MUST TEST THE SPIRITS….THE MESSAGES, EVEN IF COME TRUE, IF NOT DONE VIA THE WORD OF GOD, IS NOT FOLLOWING THE WORD OF GOD. THIS IS WHY JESUS SAYS TO THOSE IN THE END….BUT BUT I PROPHESIED IN YOUR NAME…AND HE SAYS…I NEVER KNEW YOU…..WE MUST OBEY THE WORD OF GOD …IF I RECEIVE A DREAM OR MESSAGE I PRAY FOR FELLOW BELIEVERS…AND WE PRAY OVER IT….AND ALLOW THE WORD OF GOD TO BE OBEYED.

  44. Alex on June 26, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Lol Let’s also Pray for Russia You Wolf in Sheep Clothing So called Pastor.

  45. REN 333 on June 26, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    1. The temple of Jerusalem hasn’t been rebuilt yet……. The end can’t be coming according to your fairy tale.. Already answered that question.
    Maybe read your Bible better Neanderthals

  46. Holy jahrin Jahrin on June 26, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Praise the lord Jesus Christ is coming soon we are waiting. For rapture

  47. Butuzucki on June 26, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Why doesnt Zelenskiy say "we give up" ?

  48. Thorfin Thorfin on June 26, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Russia’s military will take decades to rebuild. My Bible maps show Turkey as Magog. It’s an antique Bible written before this false teaching,

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