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The Ezekiel 38 / 39 Gog Magog War: Invasion of IsraelCopyright � 1998-Eternity - www.tribulation.com - All Rights Reserved
Understanding Bible Prophecy
Israel, Russia, Iran, Libya and Other Nations in Bible Prophecy
March 27, 2018
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"... Art thou come to take a spoil? ..." (Ezekiel 38:8-13 KJV)
Ezekiel chapters 38-39 prophesy that several Arab and North African nations will rally together in the Latter Years and mount a massive military operation against the Nation of Israel. Despite the fall of the Berlin Wall and the "collapse" of communism, Ezekiel prophesies that a "hook in the jaw" will be placed in Russia's mouth and she will be dragged into this war virtually against her will. It will not be her smartest move. It will be the end of her armed forces.
As with most of Bible Prophecy, Ezekiel's prophetic language is symbolic, requiring an enlightened view of all Scripture. Therefore, we must carefully examine the prophetical books of the Bible and compare them with other Scripture. Prophetical books are not meant just for "filler" material ... they are intended to guide generations by revealing the future *before* it occurs. All of Bible prophecy will be fulfilled. The only question is when?
Generally prophecy books are arranged in chronological sequence. Occasionally, prophecy will take quick jumps backwards or forwards to make a point. In this case, the prophecies in Ezekiel 38-39 are dependent on the prophecies of Ezekiel 36-37 being already fulfilled. In other words, Russia and the Arabs cannot attack the Nation of Israel until after the Nation of Israel had been restored. In the 20th century, the Nation of Israel has been restored, just as prophesied in Ezekiel 36:24, Ezekiel 37 and Isaiah 66:8.
Although the Russian-Arab invasion of Israel is foretold in the prophecy of Ezekiel (38, 39) after Israel is restored as a nation (Ezekiel 36, 37) this invasion is not the Battle of Armageddon. While the prophetic language in Ezekiel seems to describe Armageddon in many ways, there are several reasons to differentiate this invasion from the Battle of Armageddon (Prophecy Watch, 212-214). Drs. Thomas Ice and Timothy Demy quote Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum in assessing the Ezekiel invasion as a pre-tribulational event, though not necessarily pre-rapture:
Now Israel is back as a viable nation once again. An internal meltdown in Russia and trouble occurring in many former Soviet republics like Kosovo and Chechnya are creating unstable, unpredictable situations. North Africa has no shortage of issues, from war in Sierra Leone, to the battles between Ethiopia and Eritrea, to ongoing persecution in Sudan, Algeria, Togo and Burkina Faso. Libya is busy constructing chemical and perhaps biological weaponry. And now, due primarily to AIDS, most South African teenagers have an average life expectancy of just 33 years; down from 70 years a scant 5 years ago.
The winds of war are blowing once again in the Middle East. Iran is developing and testing a Medium Range Ballistic Missile with Russian assistance. Iraq is defiant to weapons inspectors once again. Iran and her prot�g� Syria have purchased several Soviet fight-bomber aircraft in 1997. Syria has also purchased 1000 Kornet anti-tank weapons. Israel has not been idly watching their neighbors arming. Israel is currently accepting delivery of advanced American F-15I fighter-bombers. An anti-missile missile system is being deployed. Israel has received 3 new German Dolphin-class submarines to augment their navy. And Israel is now launching their own spy satellites. What is the outcome of all this military buildup? Here is the answer ...
Ezekiel Chapter 38 (KJV)
Ezekiel 38:1-7 Here God directs Ezekiel to prophesy against the land of Russia. Several nations are named such as Persia (mostly Iran but includes parts of Iraq), Ethiopia and Libya:
1 And the
word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Ezekiel 38:8-13 In these passages, reference is made to Israel being restored from the nations she was scattered to by the Roman armies under Titus Vespasian in 70 A.D. Russian armies and their allies are massed for a swift invasion of Israel, being likened to a storm cloud. A former desolate land, Israel is now blooming again, and the temptation is too much. The nations of the West apparently offer diplomatic protest only, as no military action in response to this invasion is noted:
many days thou shalt be visited: in the Latter Years thou shalt 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.
Ezekiel 38:14-23 Ezekiel is once again instructed to prophesy against Russia for her forthcoming attack upon Israel. God will use this attack to bring glory to His Name by unbelievers. Since no nation will come to Israel's defense, God will send a fiery earthquake (perhaps nuclear war?) upon the attacking armies, confusing them, causing them to fight against one another:
son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith
the Lord GOD; In that day when My people of Israel
dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
Ezekiel Chapter 39 (KJV)
Ezekiel 39:1-8 The next prophecy of Ezekiel is delivered against Russia predicting that less than 17% (1/6th) of her armies will survive the vengeance of God. Also, an unknown "fire" (volcanic earthquake or nuclear war?) shall descend upon the land of Magog and others. Israel shall worship God for delivering her:
thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee,
O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
Ezekiel 39:9-16 After Russia's devastating defeat, Israel cleanses their land by burning the weapons that were intended for use against her. The bodies of the attacking armies will be buried, in the place where they fell, over a seven-month period:
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
Ezekiel 39:17-20 Before the bodies are completely buried by Israel, predatory birds and wild animals enjoy a human buffet as they dine on the fallen warriors of the Gog-Magog war (yuck!):
thou son of man, thus saith 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 ye may eat
flesh, and drink blood.
Ezekiel 39:21-29 The final outcome of this event is that God receives glory from Israel and others:
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.
Think the Cold War is over? Israel and Russia have a prophetic appointment!!!
Have you noticed the current exodus of the Jews from the former Soviet Union back to Israel?
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