7 of Ezekiel indicates that the first intentions of Gog and Magog (Russia), Gomer
(Germany), Libya, and her confederates is ordered BY GOD to be a guard to Israel.
You may not like this, but as I write the US State Department has been blasting
Israel with hate and demanding they give up most of their national territory.
Israel will soon need a new defender as the US collapses at the hand of God.
8 indicates that, in the spirit of being a guard to Israel, the Russian guarding
coalition will have "many days" "in the latter years" to kill
time somewhere. I speculate in July of 2012 that Russia will imprint itself heavily
in the Middle East as the USA collapses into a banana republic. The double time
phrases in verse 7 imply many year elapse between verse 7 and 8. I now have to
wonder if Gog is implanted on the scene clear through the Great Tribulation. This
would then be the assignment of Gog, that is, to guard Israel as they are seduced
by the Antichrist.
rest of Ezekiel 38 indicates, especially in verse 10, that Gog attacks Israel
when it is in a restored state with no defenses. This is impossible to imagine
as things stand between Israel and the surrounding Islamic nations with their
death wish for Israel today. More on this later.
this guarding role have to be taken seriously?
following is prophesied of the Antichrist, the prince who shall come, during the
Great Tribulation. He has trouble trying to subdue all the nations in the Middle
11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and
the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots,
and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries,
and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious
land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his
hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
42 He shall
stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver,
and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians
shall be at his steps.
44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north
shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and
utterly to make away many.
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace
between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end,
and none shall help him.
Antichrist is NOT the king of Rosh, Gog and Magog. Gog would seem to be the power
from the north which resists Antichrist who must abandon conquest of the south
to stop a northern invasion or guarding exercise. Note in verse 43 please that
two of the nations Gog gathers are at the steps of Antichrist, Libya and Ethiopia.
Ethiopia in Ezekiel's day, when the prophecy up the page was given, was in south
Arabia. Ethiopia did not cross the Red Sea to conquer the Horn of Africa until
much later. So, Ethiopia with Egypt are allied under Gog, and they are at his
steps, either in submission, or in nagging at Antichrist on behalf of Gog who
originally gathered them.
this fit with other prophecy? Here is the last appearance of Gog on the scene
in the Word of God.
20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters
of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of
whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth,
and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came
down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived
them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false
prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
event is at the very end of the thousand year Kingdom of Jesus Christ the Messiah.
I believe it fulfills Ezekiel 38, 8 through the end of the chapter, with chapter
39 telling in detail how Gog will be destroyed. I believe, for now at least, that
the most obvious interpretation, and the scenario which solves the long standing
questions regarding Gog and Ezekiel 38-39, is that Gog is a guard from Ezekiel
38:7 all the way through the Great Tribulation and possibly even the Kingdom rule
of Christ up to Revelation 20. The guarding will not be needed in any significant
way during the Kingdom, but there will be some sort of entity remaining from before
the Tribulation. An example is the guards of the Tower of London, the Beef Eaters.
They are mostly window dressing, but they ARE the designated guards.
has a mutual defense pack with Russia (Gog and Magog) and China today. Israel
also has close relations with India and other BRICS nation, and unconventional
allies. Now, the US has backed away as the ally of Israel, and the Israeli leaders
are being forced to look for another guard. I see Putin, or some Russian leader,
coming to the rescue.
we are watching for the convergence of thought of Israel with Russia and Libya.
Ethiopia has long had very friendly relations with Israel. Libya is now, with
Egypt, falling into Islamic fanatic control. Something needs to happen to stop
their zeal to destroy Israel. Russia could well do this, especially if there was
a war in the Middle East in which many Arabs and Jews died (such as Syria). This
war could be coming soon if the US State Deportment and Military keep on course
to attack Iran and Damascus. There could be a cooling down of arrogance between
the half-brothers, Ishmael and Isaac, Israel and the Arabs, as they must stand
against the hegemony of the USA and the EU oil and banking crusade in the Middle
East. Israel has just discovered oil off their coast, and it is reported that
a large pool of oil lies under the Dead Sea.
note that the following are impotent and can only complain:
38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions
thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered
thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle
and goods, to take a great spoil?
is the lion, especially England, and the "young lions thereof" are former
possessions of England. This is literally the ONLY place where the USA gets into
Bible prophecy. So, we see the USA is greatly diminished and unable to participate
in the Middle East, only able to complain. Friend, get used to it, the USA will
soon be reduced by God to a banana republic. It may well become a fascist dictatorship
if recent trends continue, or it may Balkanize and become several nations.
Libya and Egypt have fallen and the Islamic Brotherhood taken power (or whoever
is in control tomorrow morning), I suspect Vladimir Putin will soon court them
to give Israel the comfort that they are under Russian control. Syria may fall
in line if Russia is invited to participate in the Middle East. I also suspect
Putin will do the same thing with Iran if he can beat the USA to it. If the USA
were to use nuclear weapons in the Middle East, the world would turn on the USA
in rage. This could trigger a flight from the dollar, and the US economy would
collapse, troops be chased home, and the US population attacked by its leaders
and brought into slavery. This could happen in weeks. Things move fast now.
if you are a Bible believer, I suggest you stop waving the flag and chanting patriotic
slogans with the Tea Party. Start behaving like an Ambassador, which you are.
Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech
you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.
are not called to save America, you are called to invite lost men and women to
be reconciled to God. Any other cause is a mongrel cause and a total distraction.