The Coming GOG – MAGOG Confrontation with Israel

August 22, 2010 at 5:17 PM 2 comments

Iran's new unmanned aerial bomber headed to a warzone near you...(Reuters / August 21, 2010)

For a while now, Bible students and scholars alike have been pointing to the fact that the Gog/Magog Northern Invasion of Ezekiel 38 could be right around the corner.  Many believe that Gog is simply the title for the individual who leads the invasion, and that he will come from the area due north of Jerusalem.  Because of that, many also believe that the leader of Russia will be the one who leads this military coalition.

Unfortunately, we cannot prove the conjecture.  We can simply agree with it or disagree with it.  At this point, I have found no genuine reason to disagree with it, but that does not mean that it is correct.  It simply means that I agree with the theory (please note that it IS a theory) that the leader of Russia will unite other nations in a plan to attack and invade Israel.

Over the years, while this theory has been offered, no real set in stone idea of why Russia would want to invade Israel has come to light.  We know that Israel has plenty of enemies, and we also know that God has stated that Israel will be a thorn in the side of all nations until the end (cf. Zechariah 12:1-5; Joel 3:20).  The text in Ezekiel 38 tells us that Gog leads the invasion into Israel for “spoils,” and for “prey,” (cf. Ezekiel 38:12).  We know that there are plenty of things that Gog could be interested in and one of the more recent developments has to do with the oil discovered in Israel, which could very well create a completely self-sufficient Israel in only a few years.  It could be that Gog sees that and determines that it is something that would be good to have control over, so he plans and implements the invasion.

It could also be that the reason Gog chooses to invade Israel is so nebulous that there is no definable reason for it.  He simply hates the Jews and therefore Israel.  With that hatred, he gathers his troops and the troops of other nations and invades Israel.  It is clear that Israel stands virtually alone in the world now.  There is really no nation that supports Israel.

With the most recent development in Iran – the starting up of the nuclear reactor with the help of Russian scientists and fuel – Israel is even in more danger than she was previously.  With a working nuclear reactor, how long would it take to create nuclear weapons?  If Israel was intending to attack and knock it out with bombs from aircraft, it looks like she may have waited too long.  The hesitation may well have been due to the fact that the entire world would have condemned Israel’s action as an act of war and the retributive action would have been swift.

The coalition that invades Israel is made up of a number of countries.  Of course, in the Bible, they are not listed with today’s names, which makes sense.  They are listed with the names as they existed then.  The prophet Ezekiel says this about them, as God’s Word came to him (Ezekiel 38:1-6 KJV).

And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.

I have bolded the names of the individual countries, and as you can see, two of the countries – Ethiopia and Libya – are still called by those names.  In essence then, most scholars agree that the following countries are involved in this upcoming attack:

Magog – modern day Russia
Persia – modern day Iran
Meshech and Tubal, Togarmah – modern day Turkey
Ethiopia – modern Ethiopia
Libya – modern day Libya
Gomer – this is modern day Germany

There is some disagreement over whether or not Russia is meant by the term “Magog,” but generally speaking, it is difficult to deny the identity of the other countries.  We know that Iran hates Israel with a passion and would love to destroy her.  Ethiopia has been a problem in the past.  Libya, home to Muammar al-Gaddafi, has no love loss for Jews or Israel.  The area of the Middle East surrounding Israel consists of dictators and confirmed anti-Semites.  Germany is not known for her support of Israel either.  Leaving Hitler out of the picture, Germany protested the flotilla incident in which Israel attempted to keep a ship from passing through waters to Gaza.  Also in recent months, Germany has filed war crimes charges against Israel.

The situation for Israel could probably not get much worse without war breaking out.  With President Obama, the United States has moved from supporting Israel (to an extent), to a position of non-support.  Of course, the political rhetoric continues to come forward idealizing the relationship that exists between the United States and Israel and that the U.S. has always and will continue to support the nation of Israel.  These are just words though, with actions saying something far different.

Frankly, I believe what we are seeing in the Middle East, particularly with Russia allied with Iran, is a deepening desire of numerous nations to want to squeeze Israel off the map.  As NTEB states, “What’s very interesting to note here is that for the first time in 2,500 years, Russia and Iran are now working together, as partners. This event is unique in world history. Prior to this period, the nations have been at odds with each other, as follows – ‘Historical ties between Iran and Russia have often been contentious. For many centuries their competing drives for influence on a volatile frontier and the southward projection of Russian-based dynasties have troubled relations between the two countries. Iran lost significant swaths of territory to imperial Russia in the 19th century and suffered from Russian competition with other foreign powers to carve spheres of influence in Iran in the first half of the last century. During the Cold War, Russian-Iranian relations were influenced by the worldwide alignment of forces in a bipolar geopolitical setting. Iran, allied with the West, faced its Soviet neighbor across the East-West ideological standoff‘.” [1]

For the past 2,500 years, Russia and Iran have been at odds.  Now, they have been able to come together in agreement.  How is that possible?  Well, it is always possible when both parties share the same enemy.  Russia has been and remains against Israel, as does Iran.  They both have much to gain if they are able to topple Israel, overcoming her through invasion.

NTEB continues with, “And yet, miraculously, in just the last 10 years or so, Russia and Iran are now buddy-buddy, with all the nuclear know-how of Russia being used to created a nuclear Iran. You will also take note that when any nation attempts to sanction Iran for all the tricks they pull it is always Russia, and China, that side with Iran against everyone else. We are watching bible prophecy come true in our lifetime, seeing the results each and everyday in the headlines, and yet we cannot seem to either put all the peices together, or believe that the bible foretold all this. About that God says this – ‘Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you’.” (Acts 13:40-41). [2]

That is more than strange, yet it is not so strange if we consider that two enemies might come together to ward off, or overcome an even greater enemy, Israel.  Of course it goes without saying that except for Russia, the other countries involved with this upcoming invasive plot are all Muslim.  Read the Qur’an and the Hadith to find out exactly what Muslims think (and Islam teaches) about Jews.  When you watch a Muslim girl, age 5 or 6 saying matter-of-factly on video that Jews are pigs and apes, you know that Muslims play for keeps.  We are, of course, referring to violent or extreme Muslims; jihadist Muslims who want nothing more than Sharia Law of Islam to become the only law of the world.  This is their goal and to many people laugh and snicker, believing it cannot possibly happen.  Again, be reminded of The Netherlands and Great Britain.  It can and has happened.  While not all Muslims are violent or extreme, or radical, virtually all Muslims – if they are truly Muslims – want Islam to be the only religion of the world.  Even the Muslims who do not resort to thinking that Jews are apes or pigs, still want Islam to be recognized as the only religion because that is how their Mahdi will be able to appear, when the whole world is one, from a religious standpoint.

I agree with NTEB when they state, “The battle of Gog and Magog will be World War III, but it will not be the last war where all the nations of the world will surround Israel and attempt to defeat her. The battle of Armageddon will be the last battle to be fought. But all the players for WWIII, prophesied by God in the Holy Bible, are now all taking the stage, assembling their armaments, and are waiting for the moment when they will all attack.” [3]

What we are seeing, I believe, is prophesy in the making.  I could be wrong, but it certainly appears as though things are heating up to a point of no return in the Middle East.  Iran now has the ability to create nuclear weapons (or will soon).  Russia has come alongside of Iran to help her become a nuclear nation.  Other nations in the area have stated their desire to see the eradication of the Jewish “problem” and the state of Israel.

The president of modern day Persia (Iran) is Ahmadinejad, who is the modern day Hitler.  He is vitriolic and anti-Semitic to the core and the world does nothing except point out that he is anti-Semitic.  The world only did slightly less than this when Hitler directed the Third Reich.

When will the invasion happen?  I have no idea.  Who will the invading countries be?  With the possible exception of Russia, we know the names of the countries/nations that will coalesce to invade Israel.  If it is not Russia, it will be someone else from the north of Israel.  All this talk of peace in the Middle East is simply a show for the entire world, with politicians as the actors.  Even the Antichrist is an actor when he arrives on the scene.  Though he will be able to give peace to Israel for a short period of time (not even the full seven years he promises), only Jesus Christ will bring lasting peace to that area of the world and it will be a real peace unlike no other.

What we do know is that the Word of God tells us what the outcome of this attempted invasion will be (Ezekiel 38:18-23 KJV).

And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Why will this upcoming attempted Gog-Magog invasion of Israel occur?  For one reason and one reason only:  “Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”  There is nothing to say to this except AMEN!  So let it be written, so let it be done!

[1] http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pages/israel/world_war_3_ezekiel_38.htm

[2] Ibid

[3] Ibid

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2 Comments

  • 1. RSPmouse  |  August 22, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Very insightful. Most people today do not have a clue how unusual it is for Russia and Iran to be “getting along.” And what other reason does Iran have to have a nuclear reactor than to use if for war???

    • 2. modres  |  August 22, 2010 at 8:48 PM

      You don’t mean to say that Iran is secretly planning on using their nuclear ability for nefarious purposes do you? Oh my… 🙂


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