When will the Russian (Gog-Magog) invasion of Israel take place?

 

The prophet Ezekiel wrote that Israel will be burning the weapons of war for seven-years indicating that the Gog-Magog war will take place at least 3.5 years prior to the beginning of the Tribulation because the Jews will not be in Israel halfway through the Tribulation to burn the weapons of war as Scripture states (Ezekiel 39:9). They will escape to possibly, Petra (Jordan) to flee from the Antichrist (Matthew 24:15-16; Revelation 12:6,14).

A number of positions have been taken on the timing of this war, but if the Jews are not in Israel to burn the weapons, we must conclude the timing is most likely prior to the Tribulation years.