Are we about to see a major war take place in the Middle East that will thrust us into the fulfillment of Psalm Chapter 83 and the initial stages of Gog and Magog? It appears that Israel is in the midst of preparing for plans in the event that a full-scale war breaking out in the Mideast. They are preparing if Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon decide to fully come against them with military force.

In fact according to a new report coming out of Israel, they are currently drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million of their civilians from Israeli border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups. Sources indicate that this would be the largest  in Israel’s history and part of a bigger plan where the army works with municipalities to keep civilians safe.

Excerpt From AP:
All sides have been preparing in case a new round of warfare breaks out, although Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed group sworn to Israel’s destruction, currently is tied down in Syria’s civil war fighting in support of President Bashar Assad. It also comes amid an uptick in tensions between Israel, Syria and Hezbollah. Each side has warned that a new conflict would be worse than previous ones.

Also recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israeli forces will continue airstrikes in Syria if they deem it to be necessary.  “If there is feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint – we attack and so it will continue,” Netanyahu said during a visit to China, adding that he had informed Putin of Israel’s intentions.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated that Moscow is relying on Israel to keep in line with the agreements reached during Netanyahu’s state visit to Russia earlier this month. Netanyahu held extended discussions on Syria with President Vladimir Putin. “We will judge not by their statements, but by their actions, to what extent our Israeli partners are sticking to these agreements,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday.

We also received reports of Some 2,000 reserve Israeli soldiers that were called up this week to simulate war in the Gaza Strip, as part of the military’s largest planned exercise of 2017. The surprise drill began on this past Sunday. It was conducted by the Sinai Division, the Southern Command’s reserve division. This surprise exercise included four reserve brigades — two infantry and two armored brigades.Excerpt From

RT News:
Syria’s air defense force fired anti-aircraft missiles at the Israeli planes as they were returning to base. Syrian media reported that one plane was downed, while Israel denied any losses. Israel also said that it shot down one of the interceptor missiles with its Arrow long-range SAMs, which saw the first-ever use of the system in battle. After the incident, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened that “next time, if the Syrian aerial defense apparatus acts against our planes, we will destroy it.”

Keep in mind that all these players are mentioned in coming “Prophetic Wars” mentioned in the Bible. It is concerning on one hand to see these events happening but at the same time it is also exciting to see events begin to unfold in our lifetime.