Gog war where Russia and its ally are approaching? It heralds the war in Ukraine!
It is, of course, impossible to date the Gog war, but that it is approaching.
That is probably something we see in the war in Ukraine.
Russia and its allies will not end their days in Ukraine, or any other country.
But in Israel we they get their judgment - and defeat and will be almost wiped out during the Good War. What we now see in Ukraine are small trifles against what is to come.
The picture shows Russian tanks being bombed to shreds by the brave and tough Ukrainian defense, but this is only the beginning of defeat for Russia and their allies. Judgment awaits!
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THE GREAT PROPHECIES OF THE BIBLE BY JOHN F. WALVOORD
Russia's latest attempt at world domination
In the twentieth century, Russia's growth and fall, the largest and most
significant state of the former Soviet Union, hosted a major factor in world history.
The dominant Russian state will survive and occupy a central place in the events.
It is the great power north of Israel.
The dramatic prophetic picture of Russia's last attempt at world domination, described in Ezekiel 38: 1-39, 24, is placed in a prophetic
context related to the restoration of Israel. In Ezekiel 37.1-28
describes the restoration of Israel as a nation and their resurrection from them
died in the time of the second come symbolically by the valley with the dry bones,
those who are awakened to life. After the description of Russia's war in Ezekiel
38.1-39.24, comes another prophecy about the unification of Israel in their land, as a phase of restoration.
The conflict with Russia is thus seen in this end-time perspective.
Politically, the rapid events of the end times form the backdrop
for the war. In the end times, ten nations will unite under one Roman
rule and form a resurrected Roman Empire. This ruler will be included
a seven-year peace covenant with Israel, as stated in Daniel 9:27.
At some point during these seven years leading up to the Second Coming, Russia will attack Israel.
The last seven years will be divided into two halves. The first half will be a time of peace, while the second will be the great tribulation, culminating in Armageddon.
As prophesied in Ezekiel 38, Russia will attack Israel in peacetime, in an attempt to conquer the country and establish a dominant position in the Middle East.
Although Israel is militarily far superior to the countries that lie
around, the possibility of a Russian attack has long been feared.
Russia has probably lost much of its luster as a world power, but the country
still constitutes a formidable power factor, which can crush a small country
like Israel, if it happens by a surprise attack, like that Ezekiel
An in-depth study of the chapter reveals much about the end-time events leading up to the Second Coming of Christ.
The invasion force
Ezekiel writes that the main force of the military invasion army as
attacks Israel, will come from the land of Magog:
The word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man! Turn yours
face to Gog in the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and
prophets against him! You have to say. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee,
Gog, Prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal! I will turn you around and add
hooks in your jaws and lead you out with your whole army, horses and riders,
all magnificently dressed, a large crowd with large and small shields, all
together with sword in hand ”(38.1-4).
The names Russia and the Soviet Union do not appear in Scripture, however
this description of the invading army fits Russia. The military
the invasion is led by «Gog», which refers to the leader, and «Magogs
land ”, which refers to the area he comes from. Magog is referred to as
one of the sons of Japheth in Genesis 10.2 and in Genesis 1.5.
There are two references to this in Ezekiel 38,2,6 and finally in John '
Revelation 20.8. Gog as ruler is described as «Prince of Praise,
Mesek and Tubal ”(Ezek 38.2). Because Ros, or Rosh, is the root of it
modern word Russia, it seems to be a connection with this country
north of Israel. Gog is also related to "Mesek" and "Tubal" (verse 2).
Some have found that one is a variant of Moscow, while Tubal is similar
on Tobolsk, an area of the Urals in Russia.
Although the identification is uncertain, Tubal seems to refer to the ancient Scythians, who migrated north from the Middle East and ended up in the area now described as Russia.
The invading force from Russia is supported by armies from five other countries.
Persia (Ezek. 38.5) is easy to identify.
It is modern Iran, which, although located east of Israel, can easily join Russia in an attack from the north.
Ethiopia is with (verse 5). One thinks of Cush or Ethiopia as the people who lived in an area between Egypt and the Red Sea. Geographically, they are located south of Israel, but it will not be difficult to transport the force at sea so that it can join Russia in the attack.
Libya is also mentioned (verse 5). Gomer (verse 6) is often identified
like the ancient Cimmerians, who once lived in Asia Minor and Eastern Europe.
The people of Togarmah (verse 6) were a nation located just north of Israel and
was well placed to take part in the invasion.
Any invasion of Israel shows disrespect
God of Israel and fits into Russia's atheistic background in the twentieth
century. The army's geographical background, the theological point of view and
the terms used to describe them provide ample evidence that the force comes from Russia and invades Israel from the north.
In support of this, there is information that the invasion force comes from "the far north" (Ezek. 38: 6,15; 39: 2).
Since Israel is not so many hundreds of kilometers from Russia, the description of a nation in the far north, seen from Israel, can mean no other than Russia.
It is also interesting that Moscow is located just north of Jerusalem.
The old weapons of war
Although the description of the invasion force is such that one is relatively easy
can identify it, the problem lies in the interpretation of the paragraph in the fact that the author describes the use of old-fashioned weapons.
This is what the introductory section says:
'I will turn you around and put hooks in your jaws and lead you out
with your whole army, horses and riders, all magnificently dressed, a great
crowd with large and small shields, all with swords in hand. Persia,
Ethiopia and Libya are with them, all with shields and helmets. Gomer
and all the multitude thereof, even the people of Togarmah in the uttermost part of the north, and all the multitude thereof, and many nations with thee ”(Ezek. 3: 4-6).
The fact that the army is equipped with these old - fashioned weapons of war in
instead of modern weapons, has made many people not consider the description here to be literal. Instead of tanks, they come on horseback,
which in the case of Russia does not present any particular difficulties, after
as Russia still uses cavalry as part of the military force.
But the shields, swords and helmets do not indicate that there is one
Some have tried to explain the wording by saying that Ezekiel described the war in terms he understood and that we must exchange the expressions with them
denoting modern weapons. As the description progresses,
several weapons are added, such as bows and arrows, sticks and spears (Ezek. 39: 9).
The fact that these weapons will later be burned (verse 9) makes it difficult
to accept them as images of modern weapons, as these usually are
of metal and not of wood. The final answer may not be in the experiment
on explaining this section of the story, but only stating that it indicates
that prior to this war there will be a great disarmament in the world. Under
such conditions, if Russia wants to attack Israel and lacks modern
weapons, one can quickly fabricate large quantities of weapons of this type
and equip the army with them. However, the main idea of the section changes
not with the description of the weapons.
Israel described as a peaceful and unsuspecting nation.
In trying to determine the time of this war in the prophetic
timetable, it is important to note the emphasis placed on that Israel
live in peace when the invasion takes place. Apparently the attack comes unexpectedly.
Israel is not militarily prepared for this.
There is no mention anywhere that the invaders meet resistance.
Instead, Israel is described as a nation living in peace:
"Prepare yourself and finish everything, you and all your crowds, who have gathered
with you. You must be their guardian. When a long time has passed, you will be mustered. At the end of the years you shall come to a land that is delivered from the sword. Its people are gathered from many peoples, up on the mountains of Israel, as stubborn
you had been deserted. But now it has been brought out from the people, and they live there safely
all together. There you go up. Like a storm you must come, like one
thou shalt be ashamed to hide the land, thou, and all thy company, and many people with thee ”(Ezek. 38: 7-9).
The invading force is eager to attack Israel, but the land of Israel
described as an area "delivered from the sword," and the people of Israel
described as “gathered from many peoples, up on the mountains of Israel, as ever
had been deserted ». Israel is further described as a people who have been "carried out."
from the peoples, and they all live there safely ”(Ezek. 38: 8). As pointed out
earlier, this fits with the prophetic picture of the first half of the
seven years leading up to the Second Coming of Christ. This will be a time of peace, then
Israel lives in a covenant with the ruler of the ten nations.
The fact that Israel lives in peace is further described in the discussion of the invasion force:
Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day shall thoughts arise in thine heart;
and thou shalt devise an evil plan, and say, I will go up unto a land
open cities, I want to come across peaceful people, who live safely, like everyone else
together live without walls and have neither barriers nor gates - to rob and
rob and take captive, to turn your hand against ruins that are built up
again, and against a people gathered together from the peoples, who have gathered
cattle and goods, which dwell in the belly of the earth ”(Ezek. 38: 10-12).
The cities of Israel are described as without walls, which is true
the current situation, when walls no longer keep intruders away
(verse 11). It also says that they are “peaceful people who live safely, like everyone else
live together without walls, neither having barriers nor gates ”(verse 11). The
live in a land described as "ruins rebuilt," and the people are said to have been "gathered together from the peoples" (verse 12).
All this is in line with the situation Israel is experiencing during the peace pact with the ruler of the ten nations. It is clear that this is a political situation in which not only Israel is being attacked, but the entire group of ten states that control the Middle East at this time. This supports the idea that we here
has Russia's latest desperate attempt to conquer the world. Israel describes "my (God's) people Israel" as "living in safety" (verse 14).
The purpose of the invasion
The section describing this future war makes it clear that those who
invades, seeks material gain. It is said that they have decided to
"Plunder and rob, and take captivity, to turn your hand against ruined ruins, and against a people gathered from the peoples, who have gathered cattle and goods, who live on the navel of the earth" (Ezek 38:12 ). In verse 13 they are described as taking prey, silver and gold, cattle and goods. The great numerical superiority of the invading army is described as follows: "Thou shalt come as a storm, thou shalt be as a cloud to cover the land" (verse 9). The army is said to come from "many peoples". There will be "a great multitude and a great army" (verse 15).
Even though they are looking for material gain, it is really God who draws them into the war: “And you shall go up against my people Israel like a cloud and hide the land. In the last days it will happen. Then I will let you come over my land, that the people may know me, when I reveal to you my holiness upon you, Gog! ' (verse 16).
The invasion is described
The Prophet describes in detail what will happen when this mighty one
the army invades the land of Israel:
"But on the same day, the day Gog comes over the land of Israel," he says
The Lord GOD, then shall mine indignation ascend before me. And in my zeal
hot, in my burning anger I say: Verily, on the same day it shall
a great earthquake shall come upon the land of Israel. The fish of the sea and of the sky
birds and wild animals and all the insects that move on the earth, and all
The people that dwell upon the earth shall tremble at my presence. The mountains should
and the walls of the rock fell, and every wall fell to the ground. And
I will call for a sword against him in all my mountains, says the Lord GOD.
One's sword must be turned towards the other. And they should know that I am
Gentlemen. I will deal with him with plague and with blood, and with a rinsing
rain and hailstones. Fire and brimstone I will rain down upon him and his
crowds and over the many peoples who are with him ”(Ezek. 38: 18-22).
As is clear from the prophecy, the invasion will provoke the wrath of God
(Ezek. 38:18), and there will be a series of disasters.
First, there will be a great earthquake in the land (Ezek. 38:19). This earthquake will affect fish, birds, animals and all creatures on the ground. Mountains
is blown up and building walls fall (verse 20).
The next great judgment of God leads to confusion in the multinational army, so that they begin to fight against each other: "The sword of one shall be turned against another" (Ezek. 38:21).
In the confusion that arises in connection with the earthquake, it is easy to understand that the troops can start fighting each other.
A third judgment comes upon the army in the form of plague and bloodshed.
God will use the plague against the enemies of Israel, which has also been used in
other situations (eg Isa. 37:36). On top of all this, there will be a verdict
from God in the form of torrential rain and hailstones and burning brimstone (Ezek
38.22). Although it seems like a natural disaster to the army, it is God's
supernatural deeds that are triggered. As illustrated in Revelation 16:21, unusually large hail can be deadly. The burning brimstone is reminiscent of the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:24). Some have interpreted the burning sulfur as a result of the earthquake triggering dormant volcanoes, so they spew out their burning fire. No matter how one explains this, the result is clear. The invading army is destroyed. God uses this as a means to demonstrate His power to the nations: "And I will manifest my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord" (Ezek. 38:23).
The invading army is destroyed
The prophecy continues. The complete destruction of is now described
the invading army: «I will knock your bow out of your left hand and leave yours
arrows fall out of your right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou and all
your multitudes and the peoples who are with you. I give you food for all
kind of birds of prey and for the wild animals of the field. In the field you must fall. Before I
have spoken, saith the Lord GOD ”(Ezek. 39: 3-5). When God attacks the attackers,
they will drop their bows and arrows. Their dead bodies become food for vultures and wild animals. Verse 4 states that the whole army will be annihilated and that no one will survive.
Autumn of the battle
After it has been established that God's purpose is to proclaim power in his holy name (Ezek. 39: 7-8), it is said that what is left after the battle will be sufficient fuel for seven years:
And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth and make a fire, and shall keep it with armor, and with small and great shields, with bows and arrows, and with staves, and with spears: and they shall keep it with fire for seven years. . They shall not fetch wood from the field, nor cut down trees in the forests, but with armor shall they keep the fire burning. They shall spoil them that spoil them, and spoil them that spoil them, saith the Lord GOD ”(verses 9-10).
The information that the fire is to be maintained for seven years raises the question of how this is to be understood in relation to the Second Coming of Christ, as it seems clear that the attack will take place towards the end of the first period of three and a half years. of the seven years preceding the second coming. This means that there is enough time for it to burn up before anything else comes. But the burning does not in itself form a prophetic timetable, and even after the Second Coming of Christ, life will go on, and it will be necessary to have heat. This is therefore no objection to placing the invasion towards the end of the first three and a half years.
The prophecy describes in detail how the dead are to be buried (Ezek
39,11-16). It will take seven months to bury the dead, and after that one will
constantly find dead bodies to be buried. The scene looks like it
describes the second coming of Christ, when the vultures are invited to fasten on the dead
bodies (verses 17-20). However, it is something completely different than that
is described in Revelation 20: 7-9, when the earth is destroyed immediately after the war mentioned.
God's intention to destroy the invading army
Ezekiel quotes God, who in the destruction of the invading army preaches
their opposition to evil and their desire to restore Israel:
"I will manifest my glory among the people, and all the people will see the judgment that I have held, and my hand that I have laid on them. And the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God, from that day and forward
the future. The people should understand that it was because of their wrongdoing
The house of Israel was taken away. It was because they had been unfaithful to me, so
I hid my face from them, and delivered them into the hand of their enemies. And they fell
for the sword all. I did this to them because of theirs
uncleanness and their transgressions, and I hid my face from them ”(39, 21-24).
Collection of Israel
Ezekiel goes on to describe how God will restore Israel:
“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also cause the captivity of Jacob to cease, and will have compassion on all the house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name. They will bear their shame and all the unfaithfulness they have shown to me, when they live safely in their land and no one terrifies them. When I bring them back from the nations, and gather them from the land of their enemies, and reveal my holiness to them in the sight of many peoples, then they will know that I am the Lord their God. For I have taken them away to the peoples, but again gathered them to their own land, and I will not let any of them return. I will no more hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord GOD ”(39: 25-29).
This seems to be fulfilled at the Second Coming.
Although some details in this prophetic account necessarily
are not completely clear, the result of the battle is clear enough. Russia's latest attempt
on world domination completely fails. Their armies are crushed, and
even in their own homeland they will be exposed to fire from heaven
(Ezek. 39: 6). The final form of pagan power will follow, as the ten-nation group becomes world government. Russia may have been an obstacle to this, and the fact that they are now completely put out of action may explain how the dictator in the ten-year-old group may proclaim himself ruler overnight.
all over the world without resistance. This war may well be the springboard
which leads to the ruler of the Middle East coming to power in the last three
and a half years before the Second Coming of Christ. During that period, Israel will experience a terrible tribulation, and the world will be largely destroyed. Since this prophecy has never been fulfilled before, its fulfillment in the future is a reminder that God is still on the throne and that there will be a settlement with God's enemies in God's time and in God's way.
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JOHN F. WALVOORD which is on our website for free for everyone.
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