I don’t think that I’ll ever get used to seeing prophetic parts of the bible slapped onto today’s headlines, and I talk a lot about it in my other web site, OmegaShock. In fact, what I mention here today probably should be over there, except for the fact that it deals with Israel, and ANYTHING Israel goes here.
Anyway, in Ezekiel 36-39, we have four chapters of prophecy that describe potentially horrific events leading to an awesome outcome for Israel. One key element of those horrific events is the coming of a great army lead by a people the bible refers to as Gog.
In Hebrew, the word gog (gimmel vav gimmel) is the word for top. For instance, the top floor of a building is the komat gog. But, can we really say that this Gog in Ezekiel is a description?
There certainly isn’t any reference to a person/people named Gog, anywhere else except the book of Revelation… Well, there is this reference here, but that’s the son of someone obscure, right around the time of the kings of Israel. Gog ben Yoel cannot, in my mind, be the father of this ‘people of Gog’. And, there is a Magog in Genesis who was the son of Japeth (Yaphet), one of the three sons of Noah.
But, that’s the last that we hear of them, until we get to Ezekiel and Revelation. But, did you notice where all these sons of Japeth went?
They went North. To the Caucasus, Asia Minor, and Europe.
What coalition do we see being put together that has had a history of enmity with Israel and the West?
Yeah, those guys. Russia. In the North.
Whether or not you think that Russia is this Gog, it does appear that our favorite KGB apparatchik, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, is intent on rebuilding a Soviet Union, version 2.0. And, he won’t have an Eastern Europe for allies. Where is he going to look to bolster this burgeoning empire of his?
Specifically the central Asian republics like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. All the ‘stans’ that either yearn for the halcyon days of the Soviet empire, or are just nervous about China, and want someone to keep that dragon away from their doorstep. And, if you keep running south, you also run straight into…
That’s right, one of the members of that big coalition that gets destroyed when it attacks Israel. You can find it here:
1 And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3 and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal:
4 and I will turn thee about, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords;
5 Persia, Cush, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
6 Gomer, and all his hordes; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his hordes; even many peoples with thee.
Of course, this Eurasian Union will probably also see Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey. Who knows? Maybe we’ll also see Afghanistan and Pakistan join.
What you don’t see are the Arabs, which I suspect would be a case of once burned – twice shy. They’ve had a deal with the Russians before, and it didn’t go well.
Anyway, a batch of prophecy-fulfilled is brewing in Moscow, and you can say that you saw it here:
And, let’s not forget:
It’s enough to chill you to the bones.