Recent events in world politics have encouraged me to re-post previous articles on the Ezekiel 38/ 39 prophesy. Moves by radical Islamic forces in the Mid East are setting the stage for events described in the Psalm 83 wars which I believe will trigger the Gog/Magog war against Israel. Ezekiel begins his prophesy with the statement –
“And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth …“- Ezekiel 38:4f
and this suggests Gog is involved in other activities when he is forced to move into the Mid East. Many Bible scholars have identified Gog with Russia, even before Russia ever became a political power. If this is true, and I believe it is, Russia’s current move into Crimea, Yugoslavia, and other Baltic states could signal the setting for Ezekiel’s prophesy beginning. Russia’s threatening Denmark with nuclear retaliation, Iran’s threatening to wipe Israel off the map, ISIS’ threats against Jordan and Saudi Arabia are all setting the scene for Israel making a preemptive strike on Lebanon, Syria, and/or Iran. Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt may even support such an Israeli attack. This could very well force Russia to honor its commitments to Syria and Iran by attacking Israel. Also, with a weak, indecisive American administration in place for at least another 1-2 years, Russia may believe this is the best time for such an attack.
Another scenario is that ISIS takes Jordan and/or Saudi Arabia prompting Israel to attack them thus acquiring the land prophesied in Psalm 83. This also would prompt Iran, Syria, and Russia to attack Israel. Any of these current events could trigger the Ezekiel 38/39 prophesy beginning and it is worthwhile revisiting these posts on Gog Rising.