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The Imminent Invasion of Israel
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Ezekiel 388,12 In the latter years, you (the
invading armies) will come into the Land of those
brought back from the sword and gathered from
many peoples on the mountains of ISRAEL, which
had long been desolate they were brought out of
the nations, and now all of them dwell safely
(securely).... against apeople gathered from the
nations, who have acquired livestock and goods,
who dwell in the midst of the Land (Earth).
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The Background and Setting (Ezekiel
36,37)Ezekiel 3624 I will take you from
among the nations, gather you out of all
countries, and bring you into your own Land.It
is clear that this Regathering is initially with
Israel in unbelief
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Thus Ezekiel 37 gives the same sequence(1) a
Regathering of the scattered dead bones of Israel
(in unbelief).(2) a spiritual Regeneration,
once the nation is physically restored.
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Thus the setting for Ezekiel 38,39 is Israel
initially regathered to her Land in the Last
Days, awaiting her final spiritual restoration,
which will take place at Christs Return.
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In Conclusion, Ezekiel 38 describes an invasion
from the North upon a regathered Israel before
her national conversion at the 2nd Coming of
Christ. Sometime after this War, God completes
the physical Regathering and spiritual
Restoration of Israel (Ezekiel 3921-29) in
preparation for life in the Millennium (Ezekiel
40-48).
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WHO are the INVADERS?Ezekiel
381-6 Now the Word of the Lord came to me,
saying, Son of man, set your face against GOG, of
the Land of MAGOG, the Prince of ROSH, MESHECH,
and TUBAL, and prophesy against him, and say,
Thus says the Lord GOD Behold, I am against
you, O Gog, the Prince of ROSH, MESHECH, and
TUBAL.
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I will turn you around, put hooks intoyour jaws,
and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and
horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company
with bucklers and shields, all of them handling
swords. PERSIA, CUSH, and LIBYA are with them,
all of them with shield and helmet GOMER and all
its troops the house of TOGARMAH from the FAR
NORTH and all its troops MANY (other) PEOPLES
(NATIONS) are WITH YOU.
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Gog originally meant mountain, then later a
strong ruler. all who bless Israel will be
blessed and all who curse Israel will be cursed
(Genesis 123).
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Zechariah 121-3 Thus says the Lord who
stretches out the heavens lays the foundation of
the earth and forms the spirit of man within him
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of
drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when
they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And
it shall happen in that day that I will make
Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples all
who would heave it away will surely be cut in
pieces, though all nations of the earth are
gathered against it.
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Genesis 102-5 The sons of JAPHETH were GOMER,
MAGOG, Madai, Javan, TUBAL, MESCHECH, and TIRAS
(RAS). The sons of GOMER were Ashkenaz, Riphath,
and TOGMARAH. The sons of Javan were Elishah,
TARSHISH, Kittim, and Dodanim. From these the
coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated
into their lands, everyone according to his
language, according to their families, into their
nations.
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GOG comes from the Land of MAGOG, and is the
princeof ROSH, MESHECH, and TUBAL (Ezekiel
382,3).
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MAGOG. The first century Roman historian Josephus
said the "Magogites" were the peoples whom the
Greeks called "Scythians", a fierce civilisation
that settled north of the Baltic Sea in what is
now Russia and the now mostly Islamic republics
of the former USSR, possibly also including
TURKEY.
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ROSH. Because ROSH means CHIEF in Hebrew, some
translations call him the Chief Prince (v2,3),
rather than the Prince of Rosh. However the
Rus were well known people, and Gesenius says
that these are undoubtedly the Russian people, so
it is better and more natural to translate it
the Prince of Rosh.
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Opinion is divided on MESHECH and TUBAL.One
possibility is that they were in Southern Russia,
whereas Rosh is Northern Russia.Then the modern
names that descended from them would be ROSH
Russia, Meshech Moscow, Tubal Tobolsk.The
other possibility locates them in modern TURKEY.
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Other members of this coalition are GOMER (the
ancient Cimmerians in present day TURKEY) and
TOGARMAH (ancient ARMENIA which is mostly in
Turkey today) - v6. So TURKEY will definitely
be a major part of this Coalition led by RUSSIA!
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From the FAR NORTH (Ezekiel 386). You will
come from your place out of the FAR NORTH
(3815). I will turn you around and lead you on,
bringing you up from the FAR NORTH, and bring you
against the mountains of Israel (Ezekiel 392).
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Therefore, the far north (the uttermost parts of
the north) can only be Russia. Moscow is exactly
due north of Jerusalem.So Russia will lead a
confederacy of nations against Israel.
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Ezekiel 385,6 describe other nations along with
RussiaPERSIA, CUSH, and LIBYA are with
them... GOMER and all its troops the house of
TOGARMAH....MANY PEOPLES are WITH YOU.
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(1) Significantly the first (main) nation
mentioned with RUSSIA is PERSIA IRAN. (2)
CUSH was the area south of Egypt, now called
SUDAN, also a fundamentalist Islamic State, very
hostile to Israel.
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(3) PUT LIBYA, another Islamic State that is
very anti-Israel.(4) As we have already noted,
GOMER and TOGARMAH represent modern day TURKEY,
which is large Muslim nation.
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It is this turn of events in TURKEY, along with
the imminent crisis of IRAN being close to
obtaining nuclear weapons, that compels me to
give this warning that Ezekiel 38 could be
fulfilled soon!
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Russia would need to go through IRAN and TURKEY
to reach Israel. Likewise, it would need to go
through LEBANON and SYRIA which are on the
northern border of Israel (with JORDANbeing a
bonus).
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In fact, twice God says to Gog that there will
be MANY PEOPLES (NATIONS) WITH YOU (v6,9).
The alignment of SYRIA with IRAN, and
theincreasing strength of IRAN-controlled
HEZBOLLAH in LEBANON, and IRAN-controlled HAMAS
in GAZA, probably means that when God mentions
PERSIA (IRAN), also included under that
designation is SYRIA, LEBANON and GAZA.
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In Conclusion, Ezekiel 38 is a Prophecy that in
the End-Times, after Israel has been regathered
from the nations to her Land, there will be a
massive invasion from the North by a number of
Nations led by Russia, composed of many Republics
of the former Soviet Union (most of which are
Islamic), Turkey, Iran and those under her wing,
such as Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas, Sudan and
Libya.
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If we look at these nations today, 2 things
immediately strike us(1) All these nations
have a good relationship with Russia, and are
under her sphere of influence, and so are good
candidates to joinher Coalition on this
basis.(2) All these nations (except Russia
itself) are strongly Islamic, with a hatred for
Israel. They would like to see Israel destroyed.
thisagain makes them excellent candidates to
support this Russian invasion to destroy Israel.
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Ezekiel 381-3 Now the Word of the LORD came to
me, saying, Son of man, set your face against
Gog of the Land of MAGOG (RUSSIA and its
satellites including many of the former Soviet
republics), the Prince of ROSH (RUSSIA), MESHESH,
and TUBAL (RUSSIA and/or TURKEY), and prophesy
against him, and say, Thus says the Lord God
Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the Prince of
ROSH (RUSSIA), MESHESH, and TUBAL(RUSSIA and/or
TURKEY).
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Ezekiel 363-6 I will turn you around, put
hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all
your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly
clothed, a great company with bucklers and
shields, all of them handling swords. PERSIA
(IRAN), Cush (SUDAN), and LIBYA are with them,
all of them with shield and helmet Gomer and all
its troops the house of Togarmah from the FAR
NORTH and all its troops (TURKEY), many (other)
PEOPLES (NATIONS) are with you.
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The sword (chereb) is a generic term for any
weapon or destroying instrument.Arrow
(khatis) which can mean a piercer, is
occasionally used for a thunderbolt. It could be
translated today as a missile or bullet.Bow
(qeh-sheth), is what launches the khatis
(corresponding to a gun or missile-launcher
today).
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Ezekiel 393 today,I will smite your launchers
out of your left hand, and cause your missiles to
fall out of your right hand.
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WHERE do they invade?Ezekiel 387
Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your
armies that are gathered about you and be a
guard (leader) for them. Gog of Russia will
build a military coalition and be prepared" to
strike its target.
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Ezekiel 388 After many days you will be
visited. In the latter years (at the end of the
Age, just before the Messiahs Coming), you will
come into the Land of those brought back from the
sword and gathered from many peoples on the
mountains of Israel, which had long been
desolate they were brought out of thenations,
and now all of them dwell safely (securely).
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Ezekiel 389 You (Gog and all his armies) will
ascend, coming like a storm, covering the Land
like a cloud, you and all your troops and many
peoples with you.
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WHY do they invade? Ezekiel
3810-12 Thus says the Lord God On that day
it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in
your mind, and you will make an EVIL PLAN You
will say, I will go up against a Land of
unwalled villages (Kibbutzim) I will go to a
PEACEFUL people, who dwell safely (securely), all
of them dwelling without walls, and having
neither bars nor gates to take PLUNDER and to
take BOOTY, to stretch out your hand against the
waste places that are again inhabited, and
against a people gathered from the nations, who
have acquired livestock and GOODS, who dwell in
the MIDST of the EARTH.
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Israel is described as a Land of unwalled
villages, and it is interesting that Israel is
known for her Kibbutzim. Ezekiel 383,4
Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of
ROSH, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around
(toward Israel), put hooks into your jaws, and
lead you out (to Israel).
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Ezekiel 3813 SHEBA, DEDAN (the Arabian States,
who presently allied with the West, and whose own
existence would be threatened by Russia and Iran
taking control of the Middle-East) the Merchants
of TARSHISH (WESTERN EUROPE, especially the UK.
These were nations the seafaring Phoenicians
traded with to the far west of the known world,
including Spain and the British Isles), and ALL
their young LIONS (their historic Colonies,
including the USA, Australia, Canada and the
Commonwealth) will say to you
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Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered
your army to take booty, to carry away silver and
gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take
great plunder?
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It is interesting and amazing that these
protesting nations also are currently aligned
exactly as Ezekiels Prophecy requires, implying
that the conditions are ripe and the time is near!
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WHAT does God do, and HOW does He do it?
Ezekiel 3814-16 Therefore, son of man,
prophesy and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord God
On that day when My People Israel dwell safely,
will you not know it? Then you will come from
your place out of the FAR NORTH, you and many
peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a
great company and a mighty army. You will come up
against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover
the Land. It will be in the latter days that I
will bring you against My Land, so that the
nations may know Me, when I am sanctified in you,
O Gog, before their eyes.
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WHAT does God do? He will judge and destroy
these armiesEzekiel 3817 Thus says the Lord
God Are you he of whom I have spoken in former
days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who
prophesied for years in those days that I would
bring you against them? The answer to this
question is NO!
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Therefore God declaresEzekiel 3818 And it
will come to pass at the same time, when Gog
comes against the Land of Israel, says the Lord
God, that My fury (against Gog and his armies)
will show in My Face.
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HOW will God destroy them? He uses 3 Weapons,
which include orchestrating the forces of nature
against the invaders.These are all Weapons He
has used before in Old Testament times, but never
on this scale and never all together. This will
be one of the greatest and most dramatic Divine
Interventions in all history!
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(1) By a GREAT EARTHQUAKEEzekiel 3819,20
For in My jealousy (to protect Israel) and in
the fire of My wrath I have spoken Surely IN
THAT DAY (of the Invasion) there shall be a GREAT
EARTHQUAKE in the Land of Israel, so that the
fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts
of the field, all creeping things that creep on
the earth, and all men who are on the face of the
earth shall shake at My Presence. The mountains
shall be thrown down, the steep places shall
fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
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(2) By CIVIL WAR, infighting, confusion and
friendly fireEzekiel 3821 I will call for a
sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,
says the Lord GOD. Every mans sword will be
against his brother.(3) By PESTILENCE, BLOOD,
FLOODS, HAILSTONES, FIRE and BRIMSTONE
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Ezekiel 3822 And I will bring him to Judgement
with Pestilence (Plague) and Bloodshed I will
rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many
peoples who are with him, Flooding Rain, great
Hailstones, Fire, and Brimstone.
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Ezekiel 3823 Thus I will magnify Myself and
sanctify Myself, and I will be KNOWN in the eyes
of many nations. Then they shall KNOW that I am
the LORD.This will give believers a wonderful
opportunity to preach the Gospel and bring people
(especially Muslims) to faith in Christ.
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Ezekiel 391,2 Son of man, prophesy against
Gog, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD Behold, I
am against you, O Gog, the Prince of Rosh
(RUSSIA), Meshech, and Tubal and I will turn you
around and lead you on, bringing you up from the
FAR NORTH, and bring you against the mountains of
Israel.
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Ezekiel 393 Then I will knock the bow out of
your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out
of your right hand. Ezekiel 394,5 You shall
fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and ALL
your troops and the peoples who are with youI
will give you to birds of prey of every sort and
to the beasts of the field to be devoured. You
shall fall on the open field for I have spoken,
says the Lord GOD.
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Ezekiel 396 I will send FIRE on Magog (Russia)
and on those who live in security in the
Coast-lands. Then they shall know that I am the
Lord. The result will be a revival of faith,
both in Israel and the nations
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Ezekiel 397,8 So I will make My holy Name
known in the midst of My people Israel, and I
will not let them profane My Holy Name anymore.
Then the nations will know that I am the Lord,
the Holy One in Israel. Surely it is coming, and
it shall bedone, says the Lord God. This is the
day of which I have spoken.
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After the Invasion, 7 YEARS are needed for
Israel to dismantle and destroy the enemy
weapons
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Ezekiel 399,10 Then those who dwell in the
Cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and
burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers,
the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears and
they will make fires with them for 7 YEARS. They
will not take wood from the field nor cut down
any from the forests, because they will make
fires with the weapons and they will plunder
those who plundered them, and pillage those who
pillaged them.
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7 Months are taken by the whole population to
bury the deadEzekiel 3911-13 It will come
to pass in that day, that I will give Gog a
burial place there in Israel, the Valley of those
who pass by east of the Sea and it will obstruct
travellers, because there they will bury Gog and
all his multitude. Therefore they will call it
the Valley of Hamon Gog (the Multitude of Gog).
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For 7 MONTHS the house of Israel will be burying
them, in order to cleanse the Land. Indeed all
the people of the Land will be burying, and they
will gain renown for it on the day that Iam
glorified, says the Lord GOD.
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Ezekiel 3914-16 They will set apart men
regularly employed, with the help of a search
party, to pass through the Land and bury those
bodies remaining on the ground, in order to
cleanse it. At the end of 7 MONTHS they will make
a search.The search party will pass through the
land and when anyone sees a mans bone, he shall
set up a marker by it, till the buriers have
buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog. The name of
the City will also be Hamonah. Thus they shall
cleanse the Land.
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WHEN will this Invasion happen?Let us consider
the possibilities1. After the Millennium? Some
say it is the War recorded in Revelation 207-9,
because Gog and Magog are mentioned again.
However, this is impossible. Nothing else matches
up.
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2. At Armageddon, at the end of the
Tribulation?3. At Mid-Tribulation?
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In view of the 7 YEAR clear-up, it must happen at
least 7 years before the Return of Christ.There
are only 2 possibilities1. It must either be
very early on in the 7 YEAR Tribulation or2.
BEFORE the Tribulation begins (that is, near the
end of the Church-Age), even a number of years
before the Tribulation.
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I believe that God has kept both possibilities
open to us, in orderto preserve the doctrine of
IMMANENCY, that is, we must live as if the Lord
could come in the Rapture at any time.
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However, we have shown that there is nothing in
the various descriptions of Israel and the
nations that is not true today. In my opinion,
this is the most likely scenario, and that is why
I am sharing this message with you, so that you
will be ready when this happens to lead people to
the Lord from Ezekiel 38,39.
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A POSSIBLE SCENARIORussia invades Israel and
God moves quickly to judge the invading nations.
As a result of this Divine Intervention many in
the nations will turn to God. There will be a
great opportunity for the Church to reap a final
harvest before the Rapture.
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With Russia destroyed there will be a
power-vacuum, which will be filled by the rise of
Revived Rome (the united European Powers), of
which the antichrist will eventually take the
leadership.
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Islam will also have suffered a great blow, with
its most fundamentalist nations sharing in this
Judgement. The great Earthquake (3819) will
probably destroy the Dome of the Rock (which
presently occupies the Site of the Temple).
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In Israel, this Divine Intervention will revive
faith in her God, and strengthen moves to rebuild
her Temple, especially with the Islamic
opposition (supported by Russias military might)
greatly weakened.
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Soon, she will be able to do this with Revived
Romes support, through her covenant with
antichrist (Daniel 927, see also Matthew 2415,
2Thessalonians 23,4, Revelation 111-2).
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Conclusion The Judgement of Ezekiel 38 will
demonstrate to the world that God has not
finished with Israel, for He is the God of
Israel, and will judge all nations who curse
Israel and come against Israel. Watch and pray
for this event could happen any time now!
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