BIBLE CODES SHOW FUTURE GOG AND MAGOG WAR
Bible code findings predict a coming Third World War involving NATO nations and former warsaw pact nations. Analysis of the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy reveal the Hebrew words for Gog, Magog, Russia, Iran, earthquake, hailstones, Turkey, Germany, France, Ethiopia, Israel, USA, warfare, war, missiles, bombs, and atomic. The bible code appears to forecast the coming of the Third World War. The USA and her NATO allies will fight against Russia, China, Iran, and many other nations for control of Middle East resources. During this conflict Israel will be protected when God causes a massive earthquake along with raining down hailstones on the Russian-Iranian led coalition army referred to as the Gog and Magog Army. Europe will emerge from this conflict as the new Super Power nation, while the USA becomes a more irrelevant regional power. Although the anti-Messiah will participate in this worldwide conflict as a NATO military commander, he will not be identified until the Seven Year Tribulation or Day of the Lord arrives.
Analysis of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 indicates the coming war of Gog and Magog will occur sometime within the next few decades. The prophet Ezekiel wrote about a future invasion of Israel by a vast coalition of Russian and Islamic nations (Ezekiel 38-39). When we read the news headlines and witness the conflict in the Middle East, it’s not hard to realize that this invasion, which was prophesied over 2600 years ago, may be fulfilled during our generation. The prophet Ezekiel correctly predicted the gathering of the Jews to the nation of Israel (Ezekiel 36-37) before describing this massive invasion made up of a Russian-Islamic coalition of nations. For almost 19 centuries, the Jewish people were scattered throughout the globe until the creation of Israel on 14 May 1948. Before the restoration of the state of Israeli, there was no nation of Israel to invade. However, since the nation of Israel is today in existence, the stage has been set for the war that will usher in the seven year tribulation and the rise of the Anti-Messiah.
The war of Gog and Magog will end with the destruction of Israel’s enemies because of the actions of God Almighty, and lead to the signing of the famous peace treaty of prophecy with the Anti-Messiah. In this war, Ezekiel says the world will see a supernatural judgment of the enemies of Israel, and a spiritual awakening unparalleled in human history. The war will bring and end to the radical teachings of Islam and to the secular religious philosophy of atheism, agnosticism, and materialism. These religious dogmas will be replaced with the corruptions of new age paganism and a new Islamic philosophy decorated with an apostate form of Christianity (Revelation 17). The conclusion of this war may commence the seven year tribulation period (Ezekiel 39:9, Daniel 9, and Revelation 6) a few years later. The prophet Ezekiel offers his readers a highlight about the future of Israel, which includes Israel’s restoration, the participants in the Gog and Magog War, the timing of this war, the place where this war will occur, and why God will allow this war to happen.
EZEKIEL’S PREDICTIONS BEFORE THE GOG AND MAGOG WAR
The prophet Ezekiel made several predictions about the restoration of the state of Israel in Ezekiel chapters four, 34, 36 and 37. First, Ezekiel prophesied the rebirth of the State of Israel during the end times in 1948. Analysis of Ezekiel chapter four and the principle found in Leviticus 26 reveals the exact day of Israel’s prophetic restoration. This principle reveals that Israel did not repent from their idolatry; therefore, their punishment would extend for another 2520 years, which began in 536 BC and end on 14 May 1948 AD. The calculations in this timeframe require a 360 day prophetic year. The final generation of prophecy began in 1948 and this generation will last for about 70 or 100 years, which is roughly the lifespan of a man.
Second, analysis of Ezekiel chapter 34 reveals that one day God will seek His people and bring them back to their land, and He will be their shepherd. Readers of this chapter should notice the “I will” statements in this message, and see what assurance they bring to the hearts of the Jewish people. Messiah Y’shua will be the future Good Shepherd to the Jewish community (Hebrew 13:20-21).
Third, Ezekiel prophesied the return of the Jews to the Holy Land after centuries in exile (Ezekiel 36:10-11, Ezekiel 36:24), which is still currently being fulfilled. In recent history, many Jews have immigrated to Israel from Russian, Ethiopia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Many Jews in America will eventually leave for Israel as the US economy collapses and persecution against Jews increases.
Fourth, Ezekiel prophesied the rebuilding of the ancient ruins in Israel (Ezekiel 36:36), which has not been completely fulfilled yet. However, many religious and secular Jewish leaders plan to rebuild the Third Jewish Temple along with other ancient Holy sites in Israel.
Fifth, Ezekiel prophesied that Israel would experience the re-blossoming of their desolate and desert lands to produce abundant food, fruit and foliage (Ezekiel 36:8-9). This prediction has been partially fulfilled because Israel is no-longer a desert wasteland (Ezekiel 36:30-35). Mark Twain, who was a great American author, wrote that Israel and much of the Middle East was a desert wasteland. However, since the return of the Jews, the land has experienced a steady transformation in its fertility and it will eventually become a land flowing again with milk and honey.
And Sixth, Ezekiel prophesied that Israel would become an “exceedingly great army” (Ezekiel 37:10). This will happen when Israel increases in geographical and territorial size following their military victory in the coming war with Syria, Jordan, and the newly declared Palestinian State. According to the visions of the prophet Obadiah and the writings in Psalm 83, Israel’s will achieve victory over her Middle Eastern enemies where she will become a Middle Eastern superpower nation. The superpower status of Israel will lay the foundation for the war of Gog and Magog. This war described in Psalm 83 and Obadiah’s visions will happen within the next 20 years and it will be before the war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 & 39).
THE NATIONS INVOLVED IN THE GOG AND MAGOG WAR
When we read Ezekiel 37, 38 and 39, it is not just about the creation of the nation of Israel that makes this prophecy appear likely to be fulfilled in the near future, but the nations that God reveals to Ezekiel in this prophecy and the coalition they will form against Israel, which makes Ezekiel’s vision seem likely to occur within the next few decades. To understand the prophecies of Ezekiel about this future invasion, it’s important to understand who the participants in this coming war will include. In Ezekiel 38:1-6, the Hebrew prophet gives a list of ancient names that will form a united Russian-Islamic coalition of nations. Many of these names identify the early descendents of Noah who were the ancestors of the nations that for a time bore their names. By identifying these primeval names, we can see how the stage has been set for the prophesied Russian Islamic invasion of Israel.
The first name mention is Gog. Gog refers to the powerful leader of the end-times northern military coalition who will launch an invasion against Israel (Ezekiel 38). Gog is referred to as the “prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.” The name of this mysterious personality is mentioned 11 times in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, thus indicating that he plays a major role in the end-times invasion. According to some prophecy scholars, Gog is the name of a demonic force who rules over “of the land of Magog” and Gog is the evil spiritual power referred to as the “prince of Rosh (Russia), Meshech (Moscow) and Tubal (Toboslk). Most Bible scholars believe Gog is not just a name but a title, like Pharaoh or Czar. This demonic power will possess a future Russian dictator who will hatch an “evil plan” (Ezekiel 38:10). Gog is also described in Revelation 20 when he moves against Israel a second time in history.
The second name mentioned is Magog. Magog refers to the Russia Federation and republics of the former Soviet Union. The first century Roman historian Josephus said the “Magogites” were the peoples whom the Greeks called “Scythians.” Scythians were a fierce, blood-thirsty civilization that settled in the mountainous area near the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, north of the Baltic Sea in the geographic region of Russia and the European republics of the former USSR. Rosh refers to Russia and Meshech refers to Moscow. Tubal refers to the city and region of Tobolsk in Russia along the Tobol River. Magog clearly refers to the region that is occupied by the former southern Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and possibly the northern portions of modern Afghanistan. Significantly, the entire area is Muslim –dominated, with more than enough religious motivation to move against Israel.
The third name mentioned in Ezekiel’s prophecy is Persia. Persia refers to Iran because analysis of ancient maps reveals that this same territory is currently occupied by modern Iran. Iran became Persia’s official name in 1935. During the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the name changed again to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The fourth name mentioned in Ezekiel’s prophetic vision is Cush. Cush refers to Sudan and Ethiopia, which are among the nations that make-up Gog’s end-times northern military coalition against Israel. Sudan is a hard-line Islamic nation, a kindred spirit with Iran in its venomous hatred of Israel. These nations are close allies and their mutual stand against Israel is clearly expected. This nation is famous for its relationship with terrorists, jihadists, and its harboring of Osama bin Laden from 1991 to 1996.
The fifth name mentioned in Ezekiel’s prophecy is Put. Put, a land to the west of Egypt, is modern-day Libya, and possibly Algeria and Tunisia. Since ancient Libya is larger than the Libya existing today, the boundaries of Put as referenced in Ezekiel 38 and 39 probably extend beyond modern Libya, which includes portions of Algeria and Tunisia.
The sixth name mentioned in Ezekiel’s vision is Gomer. Gomer refers to Turkey, but also possibly Germany and Austria. Beth-togarmah refers to Armenia and the Turkic-speaking peoples of Central Asia. According to the ancient historian Josephus, Gomer founded those whom the Greeks called the Galatians. The Galatians of New Testament times lived in the region of central Turkey. Thus, there is a direct connection of ancient Gomer and modern Turkey. Furthermore, the Jewish Talmud claims Gomer refers to Germani, or the Germans. The Midrash calls Gomer Germania. Today, racial hatred towards the Jewish community has been growing in Germany.
When Ezekiel mentions the words “Many peoples with you” who will attack along “the mountains of Israel,” he probably refers to other nations that will be involved in the coalition as well as surrounding countries that border the mountains of Israel. This includes countries beyond Lebanon and Jordan.
Absent from the list of attacking nations in the war of Gog and Magog are Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq. Syria (Damascus), according to Isaiah 17:14 will become a heap of ruins and completely destroyed during the war before Ezekiel 38 and 39. The war before the Gog and Magog war is describes in Psalm 83, Isaiah 17:14, and Obadiah 1:15-21 where Jordan is defeated and annex into Israel. Neither Egypt nor Iraq will participate because Egypt already signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979 and Iraq is now so engrossed in its own internal struggles that it would be unlikely that it would join a coalition of nations to destroy Israel in the next few decades.
THE WEAPONS AND EVENTS OF THE GOG AND MAGOG WAR
According to Ezekiel’s visions, Gog will build a military coalition and “be prepared” to strike (Ezekile 38:7); Gog will deploy the coalition against Israel (Ezekiel 38:8); Gog will use overwhelming force against Israel; he and his coalition will “come like a storm and like a cloud covering the land” (Ezekiel 39:9). The language of Ezekiel’s visions indicates that the Russian-Islamic Army will be equipped with an exotic variety of tactical nuclear weapons systems placed on ground, air, and naval platforms. Gog’s weapons may consist of land attack cruise missiles (LACM), air launched cruise missile (ALCM), short range ballistic missiles (SRBM), and medium range ballistic missiles (MRBM) Gog’s army will take up their military position on the Mountains of Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East in preparation for a decisive strike on Israel. However, God will destroy Gog’s Russian-Islamic coalition force before they have the opportunity to employ their weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and civilian targets.
According to Ezekiel’s prophecy, the Lord God will bring judgment upon the enemies of Israel, beginning with Gog, the demon possessed dictator of Russia (Ezekiel 38:2); the Lord will trigger a massive earthquake in which “all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence” (Ezekiel 38:20); the Lord will turn Gog’s forces against one another(Ezekiel 38:21); the Lord will subject Gog’s coalition forces to pestilence, blood, torrential rains, hailstones, and fire from heaven (Ezekiel 38:22); the Lord will “ send fire upon Magog” itself and others (Ezekiel 39:6); Israel will capture her enemies weapons and burn them for seven years (Ezekiel 39:9); it will taken seven months (210 days) to bury all the bodies of Gog’s Russian-Islamic coalition army (Ezekiel 39:12); and the birds and beast will feast on the dead bodies of God’s army (Ezekiel 39:17-20). This war will be followed by the false peace treaty of death, which begins the seven year tribulation period.
THE TIMING OF THE GOG AND MAGOG WAR
According to Ezekiel’s vision, the war begins sometime after Israel becomes a nation again and after the Jews are re-gathered back to the Holy Land (Ezekiel 38:8); when the Israeli people are living in safety and in security”, then suddenly the “War of Gog and Magog” begins (Ezekiel 38:11-14). Before this war, Israel will experience an economic boom (Ezekiel 38:12-13) because it will be larger in size following the wars described in Psalm 83 and Obadiah I:1-21; It will come about in the last days” about a few years before the return of Messiah (Ezekiel 38:16). The war of God and Magog may begin about seven or more years before the seven year tribulation period described in Matthew 24, Luke 21, Mark 13, Revelation 6, and elsewhere in the Holy Scriptures. If the Gog and Magog war occurs during the Rapture of the Church, this war may happen before or during the year 2033 AD. The year 2033 completes two thousand years of Church history, because the Church began in the summer season of 33 AD and will probably concluded in fall season of 2033 AD. Since earthquakes have always been associated with the resurrection of the dead, the rapture may occur during the war of Gog and Magog because God will send a worldwide Earthquake, while He raptures the Church to glory. The survivors of this war will only believe that Christians were the victims of the worldwide Earthquake. The seven year tribulation will probably begin a few months or a few years after the year 2033 AD when Israel makes a peace treaty with the anti-Messiah (Daniel 9:24-27) and afte burning the weapons of Gog for seven years (Ezekiel 39:9-10).
THE LOCATION OF THE GOG AND MAGOG WAR
According to Ezekiel’s visions, the land of Israel, the Middle East, and the surrounding geographical regions will be the place where this war will unfold, but the whole world will be affected by this conflict of nations. The enemies of Israel will die on the mountains of Israel where satellite imagery derived from Google Earth systems reveals the Hebrew letters of the sacred and most Holy Name of YAHWEH carved into the mountains of Israel. God’s name was probably carved into the mountains by the forces of nature under His divine control. The sacred and holy mountains of Israel will to be the place where the majority of Gog’s army will be destroyed.
THE REASON FOR THE GOG AND MAGOG WAR
According to Ezekiel’s visions, God says “I shall set my glory among the nations; and all the nations will see my judgment” (Ezekiel 39:21); “the house of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God” (Ezekiel 39:22); and “I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel” (Ezekiel 39:29). These events will not only be a judgment of Israel’s enemies in keeping with Genesis 12:1-3, where God says those who bless Israel He will bless, and those who curse Israel He will curse. The events will also be the beginning of a great worldwide spiritual awakening. Although radical Islam may receive its final death blow and radical atheism and agnosticism will be completely rejected by academics and secular educators worldwide, many people will not embrace true Christianity because Satan will inspire men and women to replace orthodox Christianity with a worldwide pagan religious system (Revelation 17), which will probably be a mixture of Christianity, Islam, new age paganism, and other religions.
THE MAJOR CONFLICTS BEFORE AND AFTER THE GOG AND MAGOG WAR
According to the prophecies in the Holy Scriptures, three major wars will erupt in the Middle East within the coming years. The first war involves Israel against and a coalition of Arab nations (Psalm 83 & Obadiah 1:15-21). The second war involves Israel against Russia, Iran, and a coalition of Islamic nations (Ezekiel 38 & 39). The third and final war involves Israel against the Anti-Messiah’s massive coalition army representing many nations (Revelation 19). This is the first generation in human history where all the nations on planet earth will be able to watch the “War of Gog and Magog” unfold in front of their eyes because of the emergence of television, internet TV, and satellite technology. Bear in mind, many of Ezekiel’s visions began to be fulfilled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and they were accelerated in 1948 and 1967, and continue to come to pass to this day. So, since Ezekiel 36 has largely been fulfilled in recent history during the lifetime of many people living today, then Ezekiel 37, 38 and 39 will also come to past probably within next few decades. When the wars described in Psalm 83, Obadiah 1:15-21, and Isaiah 17:1-14 are fulfilled, the Gog and Magog War will begin a number of years later. Thus, if the final generation
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