The column cited in the link below by Jeffrey Kuhner, appearing at worldtribune.com, contains a line which unwittingly affirms the main point of the latter-day prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39. In commenting on Russia’s more aggressive and imperialist actions in recent years, Mr. Kuhner writes that “Mr. Putin’s aim is to make Moscow the center of an anti-American, anti-Western axis.”
Those words are, in modern English, exactly what Russia’s role was prophesied to be in Ezekiel 38-39. Ezekiel 38-39 is about the emergence of a huge alliance in the latter days, called the Gog-Magog alliance, which will attack the modern nations descended from the ten tribes of “Israel” (not “Judah”—which designates the Israelis/Jews). As my books, articles, audio messages, etc. make unmistakably clear, the nations descended from the ten tribes of Israel in the modern world are the USA, the UK, the Scandinavian nations, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many mainland European nations. In other words, “Israel,” the targets of the Ezekiel 38-39 attack launched by the Gog-Magog alliance, are the NATO nations and their allies around the world.
Ezekiel 38:2-6 lists the nations that will be in the Gog-Magog alliance (all of which are Eastern-bloc, former-Soviet, Communist or Shiite Muslim nations and they are called “the kings of the east” in a parallel prophecy in Revelation 12:12-18). Verse 2 addresses “Gog,” the leader of this alliance. The word “Gog” is rendered as “Rosh” in the Septuagint and also in a note in Young’s Analytical Concordance (see word “Gog,” note 2). The resemblance between “Rosh” and “Russia” are obvious. The “land of Magog,” “Meshech,” and “Tubal” are listed as part of Gog’s domain. Magog was historically the land of South Russia, Meshech has the consonants of Moscow, and Tubal’s consonants are replicated on a modern map in the names of the Tobol River, the city of Tobolsk and the city of Tblisi (all are in Russia or the former Soviet Union). Virtually every Christian teacher re: prophecy has no problem identifying Russia as the leader of Gog’s alliance. They also almost universally see that the term “latter days” obviously identifies the latter days of this current age just prior to the return of Jesus Christ/Yahshua. One would need to be a blind soul, indeed, to not see this fact as God states it so plainly in Ezekiel 38:8 and 16. However, few Christian teachers grasp that the target of the Gog-Magog alliance in Ezekiel 38-39 is not the Jewish nation called Israel, but rather the USA, the NATO nations and their global allies. “Judah” is the term God uses in the Bible to describe historical statements or prophecies about the Jews. Prophecies about the Jews/Israelis are found in Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 and 14, and term “Judah,” not “Israel,” is used to discuss the Jews. The term “Judah” does not appear anywhere in Ezekiel 38-39 so this prophecy does not mention the Jews/Israelis. The evidence that the USA is the leading nation of the modern nation of the ten tribes of Israel is presented very clearly in my homepage article, The USA in Bible Prophecy.
The prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 has obviously come to pass in the modern world, confirming that a Creator God both inspired the original prophecy and is bringing it to pass in the modern world. Russia is creating an “anti-American, anti-Western axis,” and it was accurately prophesied to occur about 2500 years ago. God will bring the rest of this prophecy to pass as well. Russia, China, Iran and its allies will launch a surprise attack against the USA, NATO and their allies at the very end of this age. Nothing can stop it. They are clearly preparing for it in their militarization programs. However, the West is led by appeasers who have rejected the Bible so they do not understand what is certain to come upon their nations in the future. The “bulls-eye” continents of World War lll are North America and Europe (and those nations allied to them). If you wish to read an in-depth analysis of what the Bible reveals about the tactics, combatants and outcome of World War III, you can find it in my article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveals about a Future World War III.
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