In a recent lecture, Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Gottlieb warned of the final war of Gog and Magog. He explained that the war is going to be war first and foremost for “the crown” and the spiritual identity of mankind.
The rabbi based his warning on the teachings of Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534-1572), renowned as the greatest kabbalist of modern times, also known as the ARI, an acronym standing for he Godly Rabbi Isaac.
From the spiritual perspective, Rabbi Gottlieb said that the final battle will be between those who believe that God is one with consistent, united commandments against those who believe that God is fragmented with a whole slew of decrees – some good and some bad. He then explained that many people will be fooled by pain and suffering in the world to believe that God does bad things rather than compel us to acknowledge the bad and choose morality.
The rabbi then warned that if humanity cannot arrive at the realization that God is one and that everything he does is for the best, the war of Gog and Magog will go from an inner spiritual battle to an external violent one.
The rabbi then explained that the Gematria (numerical value) of Gog and Magog is 70, which corresponds to the seventy nations that are prophesied to descend upon Israel. Relating the phenomenon to the modern-day, the rabbi highlights the conflict with the Arabs both inside and surrounding Israel as well as increasing anti-semitism worldwide. He adds that the Arabs are “buying control” under the guise of ‘equality.’
Rabbi Gottlieb also warns that the nations of the world are dictating internal policy inside Israel – specifically the United Nations who he says do so under the guise of “establishing order.”
He also warned of Muslims who are increasing their influence in the west and want to destroy Israel. He then warned that if Israelis live a “life full of ego” and violence among factions increases, “that will lead to the war of Gog and Magog.”
To avoid the final war, the rabbi called upon the Nation of Israel not to adopt foreign ethics that claim to promote equality and humanitarianism that are not in compliance with the Torah. Otherwise, the war of Gog and Magog will be upon us.
He then said that if the Nation of Israel repents, the final war can be avoided.
After reading the passages from the Book of Ezekiel about Gog and Magog, Rabbi Gottlieb explains that God will “save us”…but not everyone – only those who repent to God.
He added that God will wage war against Gog and Magog with “miracles and wonders.”
Although the rabbi said that the final war is avoidable, he did say that all animals and people on earth will quake before God, as described in Ezekiel will indeed happen:
The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that move on the ground, and every human being on earth shall quake before Me. Mountains shall be overthrown, cliffs shall topple, and every wall shall crumble to the ground. (Ezekiel 38:20)
“This is really not a game. We are sitting on a powder keg” he warned.
Rabbi Gottlieb concluded his lecture calling on both Jews and the nations to repent and acknowledge the one true God.