Gog rising – Part 2

ezekiel38_3In Part 1, a future world leader named Gog was introduced. Many have argued over who he is, where Magog is to be located, and where Meshech and Tubal are located. The two most often selected sites are Turkey and Russia. I believe the Russia connection is the most accurate.

“Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, – Ezekiel 38:2

Magog, Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal have long been thought to be connected with Russia. Even the famous American theologian Jonathon Edwards believed this. Perhaps the best known of those holding this view was Gesenius, who was known as the father of modern Hebrew Lexicography. Gesenius first published a work on Hebrew grammar in 1817 before turning his efforts on lexicography. Continue reading

Gog Rising – part 1

war with gogThe Bible records an ancient prophesy given to Ezekiel of a future world leader named Gog, who comes against the tiny nation of Israel. The timing of this event is clearly placed in the end of days. As Ezekiel records –

“After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.” – Ezekiel 38:8

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The Promise of Christmas

nativity-scene1As we enter into this Christmas season, we celebrate peace but, there seems to be no peace on earth. The Russian Bear is stirring once again trying to regain the former prominence of the Soviet Union. China is building her military, challenging the USA for dominance in the eastern Pacific. In his article China: Sharpening Swords for War? Richard L. Russell reveals how China is developing weapons to challenge the US militarily and financially. At the same time, the Mideast is exploding with tensions that threaten the status-quot. ISIS  is building a new Caliphate drawing many nations into the conflict – Continue reading