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. 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 (Ezekiel 38:1-4).
The Bible is an incredible roadmap. It shows us where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. I’ve been asked about the Russian invasion of Georgia and whether it has anything to do with this scripture in Ezekiel.
A reading of Ezekiel 38 and 39 shows that Russia plots with other Islamic nations to attack Israel. Study of the above scripture reveals that Rosh, Meshech and Tubal refers to what we know now as Russia. What we don’t know is when this attack against Israel from Russia and these Islamic nations will occur.
The Russian attack against Georgia last week could well be the beginning of Russia asserting power and influence to eventually carve a path to fulfill Ezekiel 38 and 39. We do know that Russia has forged an alliance with Iran to provide military arms and has worked with them in their programs to provide nuclear power in Iran. We also know from Ezekiel that Iran (formerly Persia) is one of the players in this coming battle.
In addition, there is speculation that Israel may attack Iran’s sites that are working to create nuclear material before the inauguration of our next president in January. The president of Iran is a hard line Islamic radical that has called for the destruction of the United States and Israel. News about what I’m talking about is all over the internet and a simple search will provide you with loads of info about this.
At the same time, the US is undergoing a huge financial hardship brought about by greed as the lending institutions lent money to borrowers who they knew could not repay the subprime loans that they were given. This has rocked the world financial system as these loans have defaulted causing investors to lose billions of dollars worldwide. The result here in the US is that property values have deflated and banks have become unstable as they have lost millions of dollars of investment capital.
The rise in fuel prices has had a huge impact on the US economy as well, fueling inflation and creating hardship on businesses and average consumers. These things may be the very issues that work together down the road to bring to an end the US role as the world superpower. The US is not mentioned in any of the scriptures dealing with end time events and that seems peculiar since it has been the major world power for decades now.
These and other events are working together to line the world up for the time of tribulation and the rise of the coming world ruler called The Anti-Christ that is predicted by bible prophecy in Daniel and in Revelation.
The skinny of all this is that we should be doing our due diligence as Christians to get our house in order and prepare for the coming of Christ in the rapture. And we should be committing ourselves to God sincerely and ministering to those around us and working toward evangelizing the world!
This is an exciting time if you know the bible. But it’s also a day of reckoning for those who don’t know Jesus and are living to fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
Spend time daily praying for the fulfillment of the plan of God in this hour. Pray that the purpose and plan of God would be fulfilled in every nation on earth. And pray for Jesus to use you in this last great harvest of souls prior to His coming!
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising (Isaiah 60:1-3).