Thursday, December 4, 2014

The End Times Sign of Wars: Gog and Magog

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What end times prophetic war will eliminate Russia and Islam from the world?

I was recently interviewed by Vic Batista, senior pastor of the Miami-based Calvary Chapel Aventura on his radio program "The Truth Will Set You Free" via TWave Radio. "Pastor Vic" (as he likes to be called) was born in the Dominican Republic and is as active in planting churches and helping orphans there as he is in southern Florida, reaching out with the Good News of Jesus Christ to both the English and Spanish speaking audiences.

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In this "The Truth Will Set You Free" episode, we'll look at the second end times signs of wars found in Matthew 24:6-7.

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The Gog & Magog War

Vic: The Gog & Magog War spoken of in Ezekiel 38 and 39, I'm not sure of the sequence that you have, but can you talk to us a little about this end time war?

Nathan: There is no other end time war in the Bible, not even Armageddon, that's explained in more detail than the Gog & Magog War found in Ezekiel 38 and 39. This is a war where if you look up the nations Ezekiel lists and compare them to today's names, you see what nations are involved. We read how Russia leads a coalition of Islamic countries like Iran, Turkey, Libya and all those 'Stan countries against Israel.

Now, you've got to wonder why all those nations would want to destroy Israel. I mean, we're talking about the entire might of Russia against little Israel. The reason Ezekiel tells us is because Russia wants to plunder Israel for its spoil. Israel will become richer and richer as it grows. After a Psalm 83 War, Israel will have control over some of the oil producers of the world and the fairly newly discovered natural gas finds in the Mediterranean.

Gog is the name of the leader of this coalition. I can only assume it's the name of the demon that rules Russia. God entices him with "hooks" to come down from Russia against Israel.

Since the nations directly surrounding Israel are missing from the Gog & Magog coalition, we then know that Israel must have already defeated them by this point. That's why I place the Psalm 83 War before the Gog & Magog War on the prophetic timeline.

This mighty horde of enemies will come down upon Israel like a storm on the horizon. Israel will be absolutely overwhelmed. They cannot possibly on their own stand up against the might of Russia and all these other Islamic nations, but they need not stand alone. This is where God steps back into human history again. Literally, like the Old Testament, fire and brimstone and earthquakes fall on Gog's armies. They even start turning on each other and start attacking each other. And so, God destroys Gog's armies and Ezekiel says that God sends fire back on their nations.

This prophecy reveals that we're looking at a future where Russia, Iran and Turkey and all those other nations will cease to be a player in world politics after their invasion. God destroys them in the Gog & Magog War. Just think of a world without the threat of Russia or the terror of Islam?

Israel will stand afterwards amazed that God has stepped back into history. Ezekiel says that the Jewish people will give up their humanism and turn back to God. They by that point haven't accepted Jesus yet, for that's for the remnant that survives to see Jesus' return at the very end of the Tribulation.

Also the result of the Gog & Magog War, the remaining Jews across the planet will finally go back to Israel. They'll feel that it's safe in Israel. Possibly this is the moment when the Antichrist will make a peace treaty with Israel guaranteeing seven years of peace. He'll promise that nobody can attack Israel, but we know he fears that God protects Israel.

Pastor Vic, you live in a highly Jewish populated area. Calvary Chapel Aventura is in a predominantly Jewish area of Miami, right?

Vic: Very Jewish, yes. I think I'm the only Dominican in the area.

Nathan: Well, Pastor Vic, you'll be the only person living in Aventura area because after the Gog & Magog War Ezekiel says all the Jews of the world move back to Israel. Right now half of the world's Jews live here in the United States. They will leave the United States because they will feel this need to return to Israel. All the Jews of the world will regather back into Israel after the Gog & Magog War. Imagine that!

Vic: That's truly amazing to think about! This is just incredible information. To think that all this is going to develop according to what the Bible says, and exactly like it says.

In the seventh and last part of this discussion with Pastor Vic on the end times sign of wars, we'll cover the remaining prophetic end time wars.


Billy said...

My first thought was regarding the title question of the article:

"What end times prophetic war will eliminate Russia and Islam from the world?"

My initial reaction was "What a blessing! Imagine a world without Russia and Islam! The world would be so much better off".

Then I remembered Christians will already be gone before this happens via the Rapture. So although the evil of Russia and Islam will be gone it paves the way for an even more vile evil to come.

The world won't benefit from the descruction of Russia and Islam. Israel will. But not the rest of the world.

infidel 72 said...

But meshech and tubal ( google maps ) ancient maps say turkey has these to cities within its borders some maps have it in upper syria ! Have you typed in gog turkey on mapquest funny thing is there are cities with that name attached to them yup I know but russia may not 100 % be gog magog you will laugh or discount me I know but do a small amount of research please like 30 mins to an hour if this is true and real stuff you believe in can you look into it at least I know its not popular or p.c. just see about it also russia and turkey not great friends they fought many wars just because they do deals and economics ect doesnt mean they trust each other think china usa we need them they need us but we know someday war ! Also who comes down on babylon from the north jeremiah says ashkenaz this isnt germany its part of russia also mt.ararat is armenia ect

infidel 72 said...

Gog war simular to armageddon war by the way in gog magog war God says he wont let his name be blasphemed anymore if antichrist comes after gog magog war how can antichrist blaspheme then since God wont allow it also God says from that Day on israel will know who he is he will not ever hide his face !!! And the gentiles will know its God doing this ! God will wash israel clean ect so how can this to different war I mean if psalms war didnt show the world and then gog magog war doesnt even though world knows its Gid defending israel and israel now knows Who Gid is and he wont let his name be blasphemed how or why would israel need a covenant ? With antichrist what could he offer israel that God already has done through gog war see my point be honest about it

Billy said...

Infidel 72 (I don't understand that's odd) makes a good point.

When Gog/Magog after Psalm 83 according to L&L (if I am correct) and ALL of Israel's enemies are destoryed and the Jews now know God is on their side in an ACTIVE way the what, oh what could the antichrsit possibly offer to Israel to make a peace treaty? Why would Israel NEED a peace treaty?

Please respond.

My speculatory answer would be Psalm 83 and Gog/Magog don't mark the start of the Tribulation. I speculate that Israel will be burning the weapons of war for fuel for at least 3.5 years prior to the abomination of desolation.

During this at least 3.5 years prior to the signing of the peace treaty the antichrist may rise up as a world leader. During those 3.5 years the antichrist will focus on taking over the world and leave Israel alone. Perhaps Israel will threaten intervention or feel threatened by the antichrist and the antichrist will make the peace treaty at that time.

I'm guessing here so pleaes give me the real answer.

Billy said...

Correction in my comment...

I speculate that Israel will be burning the weapons of war for fuel for at least 3.5 years prior to the PEACE TREATY, not the abomination of desolation.

Superb Jon said...

Many fear giving Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria back to Israel will be a precedent for giving America back to the American Indians, who are Magog, Magogoli, Mongols. The Canaanites were Hun Ugaritic offshoots of the Magog Turanian Khitai Hittites as Major Conder showed in 1890. The Hittites were the offspring of Heth, the second son of Canaan. Abbasid Caliphs of Baghdad were puppets of their Turk praetorians, as warrior slave condoterri took over, leading to Mamluk, Seljuq, Safavid, Khalaj, Mughal and Osmanli domination of Islam as a Magog instrument. Marco Polo did not meet with a Chinese ruler but with the Magog Kublai Khan. Churchill considered Hitler to be a Hun. Sun Yat Sen sought to cancel the influence of the Manchurian Magog, but Mao embraced them. General Custer was killed by the Magog. The Magog Rising Sun bombed Pearl Harbor. Therefore American and Israeli Manifest Destiny must overcome the Magog.