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'A Sign of the End Times': Greg Laurie Says Iran's Attack on Israel Was Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy

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Evangelist and pastor Greg Laurie says he believes Iran's unprecedented attack on Israel last week was a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

As CBN News reported from our Jerusalem Bureau, rocket sirens, and booms were heard across Israel early Sunday morning after Iran launched a massive, wide-scale aerial assault that threatened to push the Middle East to the brink of a regional war.

Israel's military intercepted the "vast majority" of more than 300 Iranian attack drones and cruise missiles alongside the U.S. military and Britain's Defense Ministry that shot down drones headed for the Jewish state.  

The attacks shocked people around the world as it was the first time the Islamic regime of Iran has ever directly attacked Israel. 

The regime typically chooses to target the Jewish state using its terrorist proxy groups, Hezbollah and Hamas.

Laurie points out the chaos brewing in the Middle East is a marker of the End Times, or a period in Biblical eschatology that signals the second coming of Jesus Christ. 

"I do believe the attack of Iran on Israel was a fulfillment of Bible prophecy," Laurie explained on "A sign of the end times, according to Scripture, is the Jewish people will be regathered together in their homeland... That was not just a sign, that was a super sign."

The Harvest pastor and other Bible scholars have pointed out that when the modern state of Israel was officially reestablished in 1948, "the prophetic time clock began to tick."

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Laurie adds now, more than 76 years later, the attack on Israel can also be found in scripture. 

"The Bible had more to say. Not only will the Jews be regathered together in their homeland, but they will be increasingly isolated. That's happening," he explained.

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"The Bible also predicted the rise of antisemitism in the end times. That is happening. The Bible also predicts a large nation to the north of Israel, identified in Ezekiel as Magog, will attack her. That has not yet happened. Many scholars believe that Magog is a reference to modern-day Russia. I concur with that view, but no one can say with absolute certainty."

"But this we can say with certainty: One of the allies of Russia will be Persia. Persia was the (biblical) name of Iran. They changed their name in 1935. Therefore, Persia, or Iran, attacking Israel is predicted in the Bible. And guess what? That just happened," Laurie continued. 

Jonathan Cahn Says Ancient Biblical Mystery Foretold Hamas Invasion: 'What the Bible Says Is True'

As CBN News reported, Laurie is not the only Bible teacher to point out that the Scriptures serve as a timeline for what is taking place in Israel. 

Best-selling author Jonathan Cahn recently revealed that a Biblical mystery from the Old Testament foretold of the Hamas invasion of Israel that took place on October 7.

The U.S.-based Messianic Jewish minister shared on YouTube that the night before the invasion he felt led to share God's instructions to Moses about the Jubilee noted in Leviticus 25:8-11.

Cahn claims this "ancient mystery" shared with Moses over 3,000 years ago serves as a roadmap to how God restored Israel to be the nation it is today. 

He added this timeline also predicted a time when Israel would face major opposition.

"When Hamas planned out that day, they were not reading Leviticus or studying the Jubilee...they were led by dark spiritual forces. The same forces that have been trying to wipe out the Jewish people from the face of the earth for 4,000 years," Cahn continued. 

"All this reveals is that what the Bible says is true. Evil is real and it is real specific. Why is it so bent on destroying the Jewish people? Because the Jewish people were called into existence by God to be the witnesses of His reality and the vessels of His purposes," he concluded. "And we just witnessed one act, one battle, in that ancient war."

Laurie says what is unfolding in the Middle East "is a cause for us to sit up and pay attention" and should move believers to pray for Israel. 

"Jesus is coming again," he concluded. "God is in control. But let's pray for our friends in Israel. Let's pray for the Jewish people."

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Talia Wise has served as a multi-media producer for, CBN Newswatch, The Prayer Link, and CBN News social media outlets. Prior to joining CBN News she worked for Fox Sports Florida producing and reporting. Talia earned a master’s degree in journalism from Regent University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.