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Last days and end times predictions are common throughout history. It’s easy to explain them away – when people look for answers, they gaze at the heavens. And in a period of turmoil, predicting the end of all things can be oddly comforting to believers.

Evidence, however, makes this time different.

The return of Israel. The formation of a grand alliance with the very nations mentioned in Scripture. The gathering of the mightiest armies in the world in Syria. The emergence of a caliphate. The rise of a new Christian power.

Put all of it together and it’s clear believers are living in the most prophetic times since Jesus Christ first appeared on Earth, according to Pastor Carl Gallups.

He recently appeared on the internationally known renowned radio talk show “Coast to Coast” to discuss the extraordinary developments described in his new book “When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time.”

“God doesn’t do anything without revealing at least the rudimentary parts of His plan to His people, to His servants, to the prophets,” the pastor told host Richard Syrett. Gallups said the Bible provides “dozens of signposts” to tell believers the Last Days were approaching when “they began to converge.”

And that’s precisely what is happening today, Gallups warned.

“When I sat down to write this, I probably had six or seven things that I really wanted to emphasize because I could see them clearly and knew they were astounding,” the pastor said. “By the time I was finished with the book I had outlined almost two dozen things right out of the Scriptures directly or indirectly that are happening right now before our eyes. They’ve either already happened or they are happening and the daily news is recording it. Or, there are two or three or four things the Bible said would happen which haven’t happened yet but goodness, I realize, and readers will realize, we’re the first generation in human history that could literally see these things this week.”

Drawing on his investigative experience as a former law enforcement officer, Gallups wrote the book by taking what the Bible said would be “some of the prolific markers in the days just before the return of the Christ” and comparing them to what mainstream media, military, scientific and other sources were saying. Gallups claimed the results were shocking and ominous, as seemingly each day’s headlines provided new evidence real world events were lining up with the predictions of the Bible.

Chief among these developments are the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, especially in Syria. As Gallups observed, the Bible predicts a great coalition of nations will gather in the last days to attack the reconstituted Israel.

The faint outlines of that alliance, Gallups claimed, are beginning to be seen. At the center is the nation of Turkey, once the seat of the Ottoman Caliphate and now under the rule of an increasingly extreme Islamic government.

While many Christians have argued “Magog” represents the nation of Russia, Gallups, along with other Christian teachers such as Joel Richardson, argues Turkey is involved.

“For centuries, most scholars said Magog had to be Russia,” Gallups explained. “The reason had to do with tribal names, historical records, the Table of Nations in Genesis, and other evidence. But just in the last several years, some scholars have observed that Turkey is the originator of the Russian people and the East European people. Well, the Bible says Turkey is where Noah’s Ark landed after the flood and if that is a true account, and I believe it is, that means the world started over in Turkey.”

The pastor argued Turkey is already deeply involved in the current geopolitical struggles in the Middle East.

“We’re watching Turkey become an Islamic state again and try to become the center of a new caliphate,” Gallups intoned. “Russia shows up again in the Middle East and starts fighting ISIS and bringing its military troops in. Turkey shoots down a Russian warplane. And Turkey belongs to NATO.”

Extraordinary events predicted centuries in advance are unfolding now. Here is your guide to the incredible prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. Don’t miss the bestselling sensation from one of America’s most prolific and beloved pastors. “When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time” by Carl Gallups, available now in the WND Superstore.

What’s more, the underlying foundations of the geopolitical order are shifting, as China is slowly becoming a Christian power.

“There is predicted by Scripture to be a great revival in China,” the pastor said. “By 2030, China is slated to be the largest Christian nation on the planet, that is, containing the largest number of people professing that they are Christians. Now Christianity, full blown Christianity, is for all intents and purposes, outlawed in China right now. Most of the Christians are in underground churches yet they’re growing by leaps and bounds.”

Noting the mention in Isaiah 49 of “Sinim,” which Gallups thinks refers to China, the pastor argued the world’s most populous nation will play a huge role in the end times. And while Christians should cheer the increasing number of people joining the faith in the huge country, Gallups argues China may also play a negative role as its military moves into the Middle East.

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Explaining Revelation 9:16, which mentions an army of 200 million in the Middle East, Gallups says the sheer scale of the force means China likely will be involved in some way.

“Bible scholars have long debated the meaning of passages which reference a 200 million man army fighting in the Middle East,” he said. “They’ve asked, ‘Who in the world could field a 200 million man army?’ Now, I don’t think a single nation has to do it, the Scriptures do not say that, they just say there has to 200 million people fighting. But for hundreds and hundreds of years, scholars have said it looks like China is going to show in the Middle East because they have the capability of putting millions of millions, maybe tens of millions and some scholars have calculated maybe even hundreds of millions in the Middle East.”

But when will Red China militarily intervene in the Middle East? Though the mainstream media has not widely promoted it, Gallups observes the Chinese military is already there. Thus, every major global power has forces near the exact location where the Bible predicts a huge global war is to take place.

“There they are now,” Gallups warns. “We’re the first generation in history to see China and Russia show up in the Middle East, plant themselves in Syria, use each other’s military troops, and make alliances with Iran, Persia. Plus, we now have Turkey making nice with Russia. Now look at this coalition – Turkey, Russia, Iran, China, Syria – I mean that is stuff of Bible prophecy. Not only is it just our generation that has seen it, but all of this has happened in the last year and a half.”

Thus, Gallups urges Christians not to delay and to turn to God immediately. He argues current events should give believers a sense of urgency.

“We are living in the most profoundly prophetic time since the first coming of Jesus Christ,” Gallups intoned. “And our Messiah is coming back regardless of what we do.”

Extraordinary events predicted centuries in advance are unfolding now. Here is your guide to the incredible prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. Don’t miss the bestselling sensation from one of America’s most prolific and beloved pastors. “When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time” by Carl Gallups, available now in the WND Superstore.

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