Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Ezekiel 38: "The Gog - Magog War" - A Warning From God to Russia
The Book of Ezekiel was written between 593 and 565 B.C. during the Babylonian captivity of the Jews. Here in Ezekiel chapter 38 there is a prophecy of a war against Israel from a country named Magog and her allies. Magog is led by its leader called "Gog." Israel was scattered as a nation in 70 AD and so Israel ceased to be a nation. Ezekiel chapters 36 and 37 prophesies of Israel being restored as a nation once again. This happened in 1948 and Israel took back Jerusalem in 1967, which became Israel's capital. This is the first time ever in the history of the world has a nation been scattered and ceased to exist then roughly 1260 years after her destruction Israel became a nation once again.
Ezekiel 38 and 39 foretell of a coalition of nations attacking Israel in the Last Days and of a mighty Divine Intervention, which miraculously delivers Israel. This coalition of nations is headed by modern day Russia. This war will follow shortly after the war between Israel and the Arabs as prophesied by Obadiah, Psalms 83 and Isaiah 17 in which Israel will totally destroy the Arab nations. The Magog coalition will meet a similar fate except that the God of Israel will be their destroyer.