Is the War of Gog about to Happen?

The chaotic election we have just been through reminded me of another topic that is seemingly unconnected – Ezekiel’s War of Gog and Magog. I want to repost part of an article I wrote in 2015 about the war of Gog against Israel.

Magog 1982 canceledRecent 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 38:4

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.

Biden_ObamaWe know that the radical Islamic nation of Iran has had as it’s goal the destruction of Israel and under the Obama Administration, Iran made great strides in it’s preparation for this war. But, President Trump greatly set them back by backing the U.S. out of Obama’s nuclear Iranian deal and by defeating ISIS. However, now that Biden has stolen the  Presidency, Iran is again rejoicing. They are attacking American troops in Iraq once again and threatening the soon destruction of Israel. And they are restarting their nuclear program. Meanwhile, Israel is watching the developments very closely and made the following statement by a Likud Minister  –

“In one of the most forceful statements made by an Israeli official, the Likud’s Tzachi Hanegbi, considered an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, threatened that Israel could attack Iran’s nuclear program if the United States rejoined the nuclear deal, as US President-elect Joe Biden has indicated he plans to do.”

Erdogan calls for army to attack Israel on all sidesAnother major player in the Gog-Magog war is the nation of Turkey. Turkey was once a friend of the United States but under it’s new leader Erdogan, they have moved to open hostility towards the west and Israel and friendship with Russia. In a recent meeting of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), the topic of forming an Army of Islam to defeat Israel was discussed.

At the conference, Tanriverdi (Erdogan’s chief military advisor) delivered a speech detailing the inner workings of the “Islamic Confederal State” that ASSAM aims to establish with 61 Muslim countries. In his address, Tanriverdi said that a “rapid deployment force” should be created. Judging by an article Tanriverdi penned in 2009, the purpose of this joint Islamic force is to defeat Israel, which “should be made to get engaged [in war] and the length of the war should be extended.”

The planning for an invasion of Israel by these Islamic nations is apparently far along. The fact that this conference of OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) nations was headed by Erdogan of Turkey does not mean Russia will not be leading the invasion. Russia has all the advanced weaponry and logistical support that will be needed and do not forget that Russia is very Islamic in its own makeup.

Now if Israel should be provoked to attack Syria or Iran’s nuclear plants, would this bring Russia down to their aid? And what would the United States do? It is no secret that Joe Biden is a puppet of Obama and has no love for Israel. I think it is very likely that he would sit back and watch the development instead of going to Israel’s aid. And it would end up with God going to Israel’s aid, just as Ezekiel writes.

“I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence 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. 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.” – Ezek. 38:21-23

Perhaps there is a reason why God allowed Trump to lose our election, so His plan could come to pass. It does not mean Trump will not be given another four years – it may just be delayed?