In the book of Ezekiel, chapters 38 - 39 and Revelation 20, we find some interesting prophecies concerning “Gog and Magog”—people who have a connection with Russia today.
To the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel, God said, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal”’” (Ezekiel 38:2-3).
Now, let me start with a quote from writings of Neal Frisby
"In Ezek. 38:1-3, shows God is against Gog, evidently a satanic prince that rules this area (Russia) Magog. - Magog, according to history, was a son of Japheth and a grandson of Noah! - The Greeks called the people of Magog, Scythians, settling north of Mount Ararat in the area of Russia." "Meshech was a brother to Magog. - His descendants were known as a barbarous people. Tubal was another son of Japheth and his descendants dwelled by the Black Sea to the west of Meshech!" "According to historians these took over the territories in southern Russia, between the Black and Caspian Seas! - Possibly Magog even takes in more territories than Russia under an evil prince, Gog!" Verses 4-6, "list the other nations that will join these people as great hordes descend upon Israel in a catastrophic war!"
We would also like to quote from this very interesting article here . . . and it starts - Have we met 'Gog'?" - Message of the Christian Jew Hour!
Quote: "In the opening verses of Ezekiel 38, we read: "And the Word of the Lord (the preincarnate Christ - see John 1 :1-5) came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land oj Magog, the prince of Rosh (Russia), Meshech (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolsk), and prophecy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, 0 Gog, the chief prince of Rosh (Russia), Meshech (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolsk); And I will turn thee around, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army. . . . Persia (Iran), Ethiopia and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer (East Germany) and all his bands: the house of Togarmah (Turkey) of the uttermost parts of the north, and all his bands: and many people with thee" (Ezekiel 38: 1-6, Literal Translation). These verses introduce a detailed prophecy . . . describing the rise and
demise of a future (from Ezekiel's viewpoint) leading political figure, ruler over the land of Russia, who is given the personal name of "Gog. " This deceitful and ambitious ''prince, " exercising his own evil will through the direct permission of God, leads a powerful Soviet Bloc anny against God's Chosen People Israel, determined to confiscate the wealth of this little reclaimed nation. . . . Gog leads his huge anny to "the mountains of Israel." . . . Where God through supernatural means, destroys Gog's army and brings about the death and burial of Gog himself.
Many Bible scholars similarly conclude that the descendants of these ancient peoples are found in Russia and the former Eastern bloc of nations today. A study of genealogy and the peoples mentioned in Ezekiel’s prophecy provides plenty of evidence.
Historically, the land of Magog was home to the Magogites of Ezekiel’s day. According to the Greek historian Herodotus and the Jewish historian Josephus, the Magogites’ descendants can be traced to the Scythians of Roman times. They were a constant problem for the Romans and hailed from the region of southern Russia and the Ukraine (John Phillips, Exploring the Future: A Comprehensive Guide to Bible Prophecy, 2002, p. 310).
The Russians themselves claim the ancient Scythians as ancestors. The descendants of Meshech and Tubal can also be traced to the modern-day Russians. According to ancient Assyrian texts, these people lived in northern Turkey in the sixth century B.C., but eventually migrated to southern Russia (Joel Rosenberg, Epicenter: Why the Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your Future, 2006, p. 86).
We should also note that the Scythians who lived in northern Turkey after the fall of the ancient nation of Israel also included Israelites, who later migrated to Europe.
The book of Ezekiel helps us to understand that Russia spearheads the rebellion against the Antichrist and thus the invasion of Isreal. What are the reasons for this?
Let me add some information about Russia from an article online;
"Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian government has continued to collapse into chaos. Russian business is largely run by Russian organized crime. At the present, those who have the money dictate politics. It's the present world system's golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules."
"The Russian mob is just as interested in conquering the Middle East to obtain a cheap source of oil as any preceding legitimate government of Russia ever was.
A number of old politicians and military officers cannot bear Russia's present humiliation. They passionately want to restore Russia as a super power. Economically, Russia is a disaster. But from the standpoint of the invention and creation of military weapons, the Russians are world class. And the legacy of the Soviet Union years is the most formidable arsenal of weapons in history. More than once Russian leaders have reminded Western leaders of this point when they felt ignored in world decisions."
"Russia has, in keeping with the above purpose, opted to go to the Third World, where it can exercise great authority and lead it. Now the dominant power bloc in the third world is the oil rich Muslim nations. So it fits into Russian overall strategy to help the Muslims in order to establish leadership over them, and to form a power base from which they can build toward super power status."
Today Russia continues to dominate nearby nations like Ukraine, Russia also sits as one of the members of the Security Council at the United Nations and wields great international influence with strong allies around the globe. Even with its downsized confederation, Russia is still a powerful and populous nation, exerting significant political influence in our world. Based upon its influence, Russia is clearly a key player in the world’s political arena.
During the 8 years Reign of Obama's administration in US, tensions are rising between the United States and Russia over political and military disagreements in Syria’s civil war. The Russians have a strategic interest in the Middle East, and their positions on conflicts in this region of the world have traditionally been opposite those of the United States and other Western powers.
Why does this political tension between Eastern and Western powers continue and never seem to dissipate?
Russia has been a superpower in recent history. For the last half of the 20th century, Russia and the United States of America were the primary nuclear powers behind the Cold War. Other less powerful nations lined up behind each of these two countries to create blocs of nations and further the long divide between East and West.
It's now that Donald Trump took over that the tensions has gone down, there is a reason for this. Prophecy reveals that a future USA President will able work with their enemies which Trump is fulfilling, this two World Super Power must be in the same page because they have to come together, this is one of event that will bring the rise of the Antichrist man. Not only that, it must be noted that another important event is the two State Solution between Isreal and Palestine, this peace agreement will be bring us to 7 years to the end of the world, in the midst of it, The Rapture take place.
As I am typing this article, Isreali PM, Benjamin Netanyahu is in the white house to meet President Donald Trump, we shall post later the outcome of their meeting. This meeting demands a close watch.
From this teachings and analysis we can see that Gog symbolise a evil prince of Magog that will rise towards the end of time, whom will be able to work with the Antichrist for a short while, and later split out leading to the Armageddon war. Magog is simply the Russia of our days.
For more on the Armageddon war and what lead to the war, read our article, The last World War Part 1 & 2.
In Our next teaching we focus our attention on why Satan will be loosed from the Bottomless Pit after the 1000 Year Millennium Reign of Christ? And his mission during this short time of his release?
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