If I was a loving God, I would just give *everyone* everylasting life. But that's just me.
Jehovah is a God of justice. He cannot allow anarchy to prevail. There has to be order in the world with everyone following a set of guidelines, or laws. Some people choose not to follow these laws. And basically all of the laws are based upon just having love and respect for one another. They are not burdensome.
This is what I feel is happening:
The people of the Middle East were in a covenant relationship with God. They broke the covenant, and Daniel approached God in prayer for forgiveness on behalf of the people.(Seventy Weeks prophecy) God allowed another covenant to come into effect but not without punishment. They have had to endure these many years of war, but it all has to come to an end. They have suffered as punishment.
God will now turn His attention to the nations and exact a fair judgment upon the people of the earth. This will be done in all fairness. The condition of the heart is what will make a difference. If anyone is guilty of sin, a heartfelt repentance must occur, and they will be forgiven within the hour. I have experienced this, so I know. I am not innocent, and I will never claim to be perfect. I have a true love for God and I stand on His behalf as a witness.
However, If you choose to take part in the war, you will not survive. This is a given.