Ezekiel prophesied the looming war of Russia with a great company coming against Israel but God standing for Israel.
As prophesied by Ezekiel and other Bible prophets, Israel was re-gathered from the nations and reborn in May 15th 1948. And after Israel’s rebirth, God has blessed her has prophesied by Ezekiel (Ezek 36-37).
But after many days, in the latter days (last days), Ezekiel prophesies Russia with a great company coming against Israel which is the looming war. The war happens after Israel has been re-gathered and given their father’s land.
Ezek 38:8: After many days you shall be visited: in the latter years you shall come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
And this is the looming Gog and Magog war; Russia with a great company coming against Israel. This war is known as the ‘Gog and Magog War’ because the people of Magog and their leader Gog will lead the attack.
Ezekiel prophecy of Russia with a great company coming against Israel
Ezekiel identifies several nations coming against the land of Israel.
The Nations coming against Israel (Ezekiel 38-39)
Ezek 38:2-3: Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. And say, Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal
Ezek 38:5-6: 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 you.
The term ‘Gog’ comes from Hebrew word ‘Rosh’ which means ‘head’ or ‘chief’. It means either an individual who is the chief/leader or the head nation.
The ‘land of Magog’ is the modern territory of Russia; the land in ‘far north’ of Israel (Ezek 38:15).
Gog is identified as ‘the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal’. Meshech is Moscow and Tubal is Tobolsk; the two major cities of Russia.
Persia is the modern Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan
Ethiopia is the modern Ethiopia and Sudan
Libya is Libya
Gomer is Eastern Europe
Togarmah is Southeastern Europe
‘Many people with you’ are other nations allied to Russia
|The Nations of Ezekiel 38-39|
|The Ancient Nations||The Modern Nations|
|The land of Magog
Meshech and Tubal
“Many peoples with you”
Moscow and Tobolsk
Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan
Ethiopia and Sudan
Other nations allied to Russia
Psalms 83 is the same prophecy of Gog and Magog war and it reveals that Palestine, Turkey and Syria are joining Russia
Psalms 83:5-8: For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee. The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes. Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre. Assyria also is joined with them.
The Gog and Magog war
Behold I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. And I will turn you back, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth, and all your 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 (Ezek 38:3-4).
The Lord will literally ‘drag’ Russia to come from the far north against Israel by putting hooks into their jaws. Putting hooks, or a bit into the jaws of an animal is a way of making the animal, such as a horse, move in the direction the rider desires.
If the horse resists, the hooks in the jaws can become painful, motivating the horse to follow the rider’s lead. This means that it is God directing Russia and Russia has no choice but to obey.
In modern warfare, it is interesting that Ezekiel talks of horses and horsemen involved. These are not tanks and fighter jets but horses.
Interestingly, Russia still maintains a horse cavalry and it is the only country preparing for war using horses and horsemen as also seen in Armageddon battle culmination. Every war in Russia’s history has included horses.
God tells all nations coming with Russia to prepare and be ready
Ezek 38:7: Prepare yourself and be ready, you, and all your company that are assembled unto you, and be you a guard unto them
Evil thoughts will come to the minds of Russians and their company
Ezek 38:10: Thus says the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind, and you shall think an evil thought
This is what is prophesied in Psalms 83
Psalms 83:2-3 For, lo, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted against your hidden ones.
Russia and her company will say,
Ezek 38:11-12: …I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates. To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
Yes! The evil thought will be to cut Israel off from being a nation.
Psalms 83:4-5: They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against you.
The governments of Russia and some of the former Soviet States are predominately atheistic. The common denominator in the other countries that join Russia is they are Muslim nations. This is interesting because the more fundamental sects of Islam believe that Israel does not have a right to exist. Many Muslims believe Allah has called them to destroy the Jews and re-take the Holy Land.
Ezekiel mentions that Israel will be living in a land of ‘unwalled villages’ and ‘dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’.
In the ancient times of Ezekiel and throughout history up until 1900, virtually all villages and cities in Israel had strong walls. Ezekiel had never seen a village or city without defensive walls.
Yet, the Israel of today lives in a land of unwalled villages except for the 400+ miles long wall separating her and portions of the West Bank that helps keep terrorist snipers from shooting into Israel. Vast majority of Israel dwells in unwalled villages (without walls and having neither bars nor gates).
Ezekiel tells us that Israel will be ‘dwelling safely’. The word in the original Hebrew for dwelling safely, ‘betach’ can have a meaning of feeling safe but not necessarily being safe; a false confidence and security.
There is a false feeling of safety in Israel now. It could be reasonably argued that Israel is living more safely today than at any other time in her 63 years ago.
As Russia with a great company come against Israel, other world nations, including United States of America and Britain, will just talk but not come to Israel aid.
Ezek 38:13: Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto you, have you come to take a spoil? have you gathered your company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
The United States of America is among the young lions watching from the sidelines who will not come to Israel aid.
In the Bible, the United States of America does not play any important role in the End Time Culmination and reason she has recently lost her grip to power as we see Russia and China taking center stage. In recent times you have seen the United Nation (UN) heeding to Russia not to United States led by president Obama.
All this is not a coincidence but the stage is set for the final stride to Armageddon battle.
God says that Gog will know when Israel will dwell safely for her to come against her.
Ezek 38:14: Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus says the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwell safely, will you not know it?
Then Gog which Bible emphasizes lives in ‘far north’, which undoubtedly is Russia, will come against Israel.
Ezek 38:15-16: And you shall come from your place out of the north parts, you, and many people with you, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army. And you shall come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring you against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in you, O Gog, before their eyes.
One purpose of God bringing Russia with a great company against Israel is for the world to know Him.
When Russia and her great company come against Israel, we will see God’s fury.
Ezek 38:18: And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
Then God will destroy all Russia with her great company with earthquake, pestilence, flooding rain, hailstone, fire and brimstone, and every man’s sword will be against his brother.
Ezek 38:19-20: 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.
Ezek 38:21: And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says 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.
In chapter 39 God says,
Ezek 39:3-5 And I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand. You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you, and all your bands, and the people that are with you: I will give you unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. You shall fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, says the Lord GOD
God reveals that He will not be content with punishing the invading forces on the mountains of Israel but He will send fire to the homeland of Russia and among those who dwell sinfully in the islands.
Ezek 39:6: And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
And God will achieve His purpose of the war, which is to magnify, sanctify and make Himself known among many nations.
Ezek 38:23: 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.
Ezek 39:7: So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
After seeing the hand of their God in action and their enemies defeated, Israel will be spiritually awakened as it is said, ‘So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel’.
See that the nations coming to cut Israel off from being a nation are the enemies of Israel and enemies of Christianity.
God declares that this day is surely coming.
Ezek 39:8: surely it is coming, and it shall be done, says the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
For seven years Israel will not cut firewood but use the weapons of the Russians and her great company for firewood.
Ezek 39:9-10: And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years. So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire
Israel will set a place in Israel for the burial of Russia and her company, and they will call it the valley of Hamon Gog. This place is the valley east of Dead Sea.
Ezek 39:11: And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.
And for seven months, the entire house of Israel will be busy burying the dead.
Ezek 39:12: And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land
There is a clue that Gog and Magog war will include chemical/nuclear exchange.
Unskilled people will not be touching the body or bones of the dead but putting a mark by it to help the specialist know where a bone is so they can dispose it. Equipped skilled men will be passing through the land collecting the bones next to signs to dispose them.
Ezek 39:14-16: And they shall set apart men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. And the passengers that pass through the land, when any sees a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog. And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
This is the procedure which is used to clean-up after a chemical/nuclear exchange.
And that is what I saw in prophecy of Iran coming out for war and Iranians dead bodies fed by animals
And God will call every sort of bird and every beast of the field to eat and drink human flesh and blood in the mountains of Israel. All men of war who invaded Israel will perish.
Ezek 39:17-18: And, you son of man, thus says the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh, and drink blood. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Ezek 39:19-20: And you shall eat fat till you be full, and drink blood till you be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. Thus you shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, says the Lord GOD.
According to Ezekiel 39:2, five-sixth of the Russian-Arab armies (85 percent) will perish that day.
Ezek 39:2: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel
I saw lions, hyenas, vultures and all sort of carnivorous animals scrambling for human flesh and blood. See prophecy of Iran coming out for war and Iranians dead bodies fed by animals.
All world nations will see the judgment God will have executed to His glory
Ezek 39:21: And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
And Israel will know the Lord their God from that day forward
Ezek 39:22: So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward
Israel will be spiritually awakened in this war when they see their God in action and defeating all Israel enemies for their sake. This does not mean that Israel will acknowledge Jesus Christ as their savior but Israel will be spiritually awakened to their Old Testament style of worship.
Nowhere in this prophecy is it said that Israel will acknowledge and accept Jesus Christ as her savior. This happens only after the Armageddon battle.
Zech 12:10: And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
The spiritual awakening of Israel leads them to resume their Old Testament style of worship and rebuild the Third Temple. Reason after the Gog and Magog war prophecy, Ezekiel prophecies the building of the Third Temple.
Prophet Jeremiah warned that in the last days men would say, ‘Peace, peace! When there is no peace’ (Jeremiah 6:14). This world will not know true peace until Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace returns. There is no true peace in the Middle East until Jesus Christ returns.
The re-gathering of the children of Israel as prophesied by Ezekiel (Prophecy of Israel rebirth) and other prophets which happened in May 15th 1948 is not the final. There will be a final re-gathering in the great tribulation period when Jesus Christ returns to save them.
Mt 24:31: And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The Gog and Magog war, Russia with a great company coming against Israel, sets the stage for Israel to build the Third Temple and the rise of the Antichrist. It is in the Third Temple where the Antichrist will do abomination; the Abomination of the Desolated.
After the Third Temple there is no other temple to be built. It is the New Jerusalem to come from heaven.
Rev 21:2: And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
As long as the Holy Spirit (Jesus Christ) is dwelling in human bodies thus our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, the third temple of cement and bricks cannot be built by the Jews. See our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
In the church-age, the Holy Spirit is dwelling in our bodies thus we are the temple of the Holy Spirit and also in the Millennium age, Jesus Christ (the person) is dwelling with humanity. Therefore in both ages, there is no need for another temple.
Reason after the destruction of the Second Temple, the Jews have not being able to build the Third Temple.
Immediately after rapture, the Holy Spirit will leave with the church, thus the Holy Spirit will not be dwelling in human bodies on earth and immediately Israel will rebuild the Third Temple which is the God’s dwelling place.
Yes! Immediately after rapture, Church-age (grace-age) ends and Israel goes back to their Old Testament style of worship and God will be with them as in the Old Testament times. It is the time of great tribulation and the time when the world will see the Ark of the Covenant.
Let this prophetic looming war be a lesson to you. Those who curse Israel will be cursed and those who bless Israel will be blessed.
Gen 12:3: And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
When is this war happening? See prophetic timing of Gog and Magog war