Ezekiel Chapter 38
"Judgments on God's Enemies."
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
Chapters 38 and 39 will take us through the time of the final battles of this earth age, and on into the Millennium age temple. These chapters will pinpoint the nations and the peoples that will take part in the final two battles, and the locations that these battles will be fought. It will describe both the battle of Hamon Gog, and the battle of Armageddon. We will see that these two battles will be fought at the same time, in different locations.
We will document that the battle of Hamon Gog will be a conflict between the United States, and Russia with her allied nations. We will see what God's Word says about out come of the battle, and you may not believe it now, however, keep God's Word in mind as we observe the current events leading us and the world towards the end of this earth age.
What might seem strange and impossible, is possible, as current events will draw the entire Russian Army, along with many other nations, north to a valley in Alaska. This valley will not be inhabited, and at the end of the battle, not one of God's people will be harmed by that battle. Not one city will be harmed, and Russia will be stopped at our border, and at God's appointed time it will all come to pass.
If you think the conflict is over between Russia and the United States, and that Communism is dead, my friend, it is time to wake up. Though the polarity seems to be moving away from Communism, and to a God fearing, free nation; God's Word warns us differently. This illusion peddled by the "one worldism" order, that peace and prosperity is to make all men and women of the earth equal and joint citizens, is a fantasy. This is not what God's Word teaches, and His Word always comes to pass. There is only one time that it will happen, and then it will be for only a short season; because it will be the time that the Antichrist will be on earth, and ruling.
As we watch the the daily news, it seems that all that is reported is this false sense of peace. As treaties are sign and covenants and agreements are reached, mankind simply cannot be truthful with one another, and violations come. Even within our own government, there is a large scale sell-out by our government, as the political leaders of our land daily sell the people's freedoms away for their bowls of mush. There are violations between "We the People", and the "Constitution of the United States" continually by all branches of our government, and this will continue to expand until we have lost our sovereignty. This will happen because God's Word says it will, and the American people will allow it.
God's Word, our Bible, is the only written word that has, and will stand the test of time for truth, so as we hear all these vain, void words about peace coming forth, don't believe them. There will not be one nation that will disarm, nor keep any of it's treaties. This is because God's Word declares it. Though Russia says they will disarm, and never attack us, they lie. I can say this only because God's Word declares it.
The Christians in the United States have watched our democracy, and our Republic change it's whole nature. Today God fearing citizens have sat back and allowed Communism to stream into every fabric of our homes, schools, churches, and especially all parts of our government. The most ungodly men of our nation are voted into office, and then from the highest political positions of the land, allow all forms of filth, sodomy, and perversion to strangle our nation. Today, a man with the morals of a goat, and the pride of Satan himself, is allowing our nation to move farther left, then Russia itself. The Christian people of America have gone to sleep spiritually.
Do you think the average person has a chance of knowing the truth, and being judged by it? I think not. The child born into this world today, has his entire world turned up-side-down, with strange words like peace, love, humanism, truth, and so on; all saying one thing and meaning the opposite. My friend, don't go to sleep yet for it is not all over. This battle between the United States and Russia will take place. Though you think there is nothing you can do; there is. You can prepare yourself with the Word of God to know the truth. Don't be deceived by all the false prophets, for all prophecies will be fulfilled exactly as God has revealed it.
Ezekiel 38:1 "And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
God is letting us know that this prophecy is directly from Him.
Ezekiel 38:2 "Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him"
We are directed to set our face, or minds and attitudes against "Gog, Magog and Tubal". These people are the Russian people; however, it seems today that it is popular to buy, sell and trade with the very people God has warned us against. The "Land of Magog" in the Hebrew manuscript, is "Rosh", which is the "Chief Prince. It is from the Hebrew "Rosh" that we derive "Russia" in the English; that we see in Smith's Bible dictionary, and also Strong's Hebrew dictionary, #7218.
In Genesis 4:22; "And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, and instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah." The people of Tubal are the offspring of Cain, which the Bible calls "Kenites". Tubal is the physical offspring of Satan through the sexual union between Eve and Satan in the Garden of Eden. This is also the race of people that is in control of the United Nations, and is moving the nations of the world under their One World System. The "Kenites" are a hidden people, for they conduct all of their activity is secrecy and deception. Their treaties are broken, because the intent of their agreements are to fulfill their agenda of world domination.
Ezekiel 38:3 "And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
Not only does God tell us to set our minds [face] against Russia, and the Kenites, but He says; "I am against thee". We know that there are thousands of people being saved in Russia today, as God is drawing out His own before the Antichrist arrives on earth, however, it is the system that God is against. That Godless system of Communism is not dead, and the only reason it seems dead, is the fact that the rest of the world has swung so far to the left. The two systems appear to be similar and equal. Their system is the same system that killed millions of Christians in their takeover in 1917 and later to current times.
Ezekiel 38:4 "And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thime army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:"
There will be no army that fights and defeats them, but our Heavenly Father said; "I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws..." It is God that will round up their army, and lead them right into their utter defeat. Now let's look at the nations that will side with Russia in this army of the latter days.
Ezekiel 38:5 "Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet;"
Ezekiel 38:6 "Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands; and many people with thee."
This is a new forming of friendships between old Communistic neighboring nations. This also draws up the sides of the battle of the "end times". We know there will be no army to go against them on the face of the earth. The Kenites at the control of the United Nations, and also our nation, will have disarmed us and dismantled our armed forces into a small police force. This is being done in massive scale today, as the Kenites are preparing, America and the rest of the Christian World, for for the acceptance of their father Satan, the Antichrist.
After we have disarmed ourselves for the preparation of the "New World Order", the entire world will be asleep in a false sense of security, and no nation will be in a position to block this massive army that the Russian and their allies have built. The Kenites are involved through their control of the world wide system, and it's agencies.
God will allow the Christians to sleep, and be deceived into believing all of the "Kenites" [Tubal's] lies and deceptions.
Ezekiel 38:7 "Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them."
This is a message from God to Russia and all the nations and peoples that support her. "Be thou prepared", get ready, for it is God that will teach them a lesson that will never be forgotten.
Ezekiel 38:8 "After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them."
the United States paid seven million dollars for the land that these mighty armies of Russia and her allies will be killed. I'm talking about Seward's Folly, and the purchase of Alaska for the United States. We are the House of Israel mentioned here, and the "mountains" are the nations and peoples of today which are the offspring from that old "House of Israel". We are referring to the Christian nations of today.
Ezekiel 38:9 "Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee."
This force will be so big and massive in force, that no earthly force anywhere could offer any resistance to it; for America, England and all Christians will have followed the Kenites instructions to disarm.
Ezekiel 38:10 "Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:"
Ezekiel 38:11 "And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,"
Where ever you tour in the world you will find the walls of the olden times. In fact even today the borders between most nations are very closely guarded. However, amongst the Christian nations of Western Europe and the Americas, the people dwell in safety, and enjoy the free flow of traffic and trade. This is a period of one worldism, and America is becoming totally unprepared for what is about to happen. However the elect of God will be prepared, for that knowledge will be sealed in their minds.
Ezekiel 38:12 "To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the People that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land."
This verse is directed only to America, and it could not be any part of that tiny nation of Israel, in the Middle East. That nation of Arab, Jew and Kenites. America's prosperity is not an accident, it is a blessing of God to His people. It is the fulfillment of His promises to father Abraham over 4000 years ago. Russia is planning to steal the land that God gave His people.
Ezekiel 38:13 "Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?"
These "merchants of Tarshish" are the Kenites. They buy low and sell high, for they are the young ruthless lions. They follow all wars and battles, to profit from the spoils of them. These offspring of Satan deal with anyone, and it is they that are compromising with the Communistic world to divide up the properties that God has bless us with. The Kenites are assuming that Russia can be trusted, and that she will win. They are playing both sides of the fence.
Ezekiel 38:14 "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when My People of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?"
This is not Judah that God is referring to; that small nation in the Middle East bound up in strife and confusion. The true "Israel is now dwelling safely in their streets of the United States, England, Canada, and everywhere those Christian nations exist in these end times. While the United States lives in peace, the Jews strive for peace under the protective shield of the United States. It is the Christian nations that is being referred to here.
Ezekiel 38:15 "And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, and great company, and a mighty army."
"Thou" in this verse, is Russia. It is Russia that will come against "Israel" [the U.S.A., England and all Christian nations], for all of these Christian nations are trying to seek peace, and by it, they have compromised their security. They seek it through agreements, and trade and tariff treaties, which have no possibility of working, for they are created in lies and deception in secrecy. While we disarm, Russia and her allies are arming.
Yet in our blind faith, and with our foolish leaders, we continue to flaunt our strengths, destroy our treasures, and burn our arms. This foolishness was foretold some 2600 years ago by Ezekiel, as well as Joel, Jesus, and also in many other places in our Bible. We seem to be no smarter then our forefathers were at Sinai, when Aaron made the Golden calf, or in the House of Israel, following Solomon's death; when Jeroboam made the two golden calves to worship "Balos".
This attack upon us by Russia will be form the extreme Northern parts. It will not only be Russia, but a "company" of many nations with her. Though we believe many of the eastern block of nations favor binding ties with the Western world, "Gomer and her hoard" will not. Nor will Iran, and the Eastern Moslem nations; nor will much of northern Africa, and I also feel that many of the oriental nations.
Though English and other Christian nations have ruled the high seas and fed the world for centuries; many nations on the receiving end are envious and jealous of the blessings and prosperity God has given to us.
Ezekiel 38:16 "And thou shalt come up against My People of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against My land,"
When this enormous army of Russia and her allies attack "Israel" [America] from the north, God will utterly destroy them. That is right; it will not be by the U.S., the United Nations forces, or any other earthly army. The entire free world, will be under the siege of one worldism, with all the deceptions it presents, and in weakened state of mind. They will actually believe that Russia, [Edom, Esau, Rosh or any other name they go by] will not harm us, and believe their lies.
Why should a loving God allow those untold millions of armed forces, men and women, be killed instantly? God said, that the heathen [nations] will know me when I shall be sanctified in thee. "Sanctified" means to be made known. The mountains of dead Russian [Gog] soldiers, sailors, and airmen, with all their dead comrades with them, will surely allow the world to see that God keeps His prophetic Word.
Look around us friend, the Jews have returned back to their homeland, and the false peace is now here. The United Nations has established it's world governing body; and in fact the United States forces have fought in six major conflicts carrying the political beast's flag. Do you think we can confront the Russian army in the future, when we simply cannot keep the peace in the back woods of Somalia. The world will see that God is in control when He destroys the Russian army.
Ezekiel 38:17 "Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by My servents the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?"
There is nothing new about what God will do with Russia [Esau]. Before Jacob and esau were even born, God revealed His plan to their mother, Rebekah. Read Genesis 25:21-34 and you will see how God hated Esau from before He was even born. God hated Esau from the time of the first earth age. God told Rebekah that " two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels." [verse 25:23]
The Russians are the offspring of the children of Esau; while the children of Jacob are the offspring of the tribes of Israel, both the true house of Judah, and the Christian nations of today.
Ezekiel 38:18 "And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that My fury shall come up in My face."
When Gog [Russia] comes against the United States, it will not be the forces of any nation that stops her, but all the world will see, and know that their salvation is from God.
Ezekiel 38:19 "For in My jealousy and in fire of My wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;"
In Deuteronomy 32, and Revelation 15, we read of God's extreme jealousy for His children. It is important to know this, for it gives us peace of mind in these end times. We will sing the "song of Moses", in the Millennium age, over the victory that God has given us. God says in Romans 12:19; "Vengeance is mine, I will repay saith the Lord." God also records this response in Deuteronomy 32:25, Proverbs 24:29, and Hebrews 10:30.
Ezekiel 38:20 "So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the face of the earth, shall shake at My presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground."
This is the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The time of Satan's deceptive tribulation is over, that time of the false peace, when all the world will live in their dream world. This time of deception is where the whole world destroys their weapons, and the Russians are allowed to keep their. At this time every man and women on the face of the earth will know who Jesus Christ is, and bow their knee to Him, or they just will not exist on earth. Their will be no doubts, or handicaps to hinder anyone's understanding, for all mankind will be changed in the wink of an eye, into their incorruptible bodies.
The world will have a new King, and that King will be our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Friend, forget about the environment, for when these event conclude, we will be in a new age. The new age is called the Millennium, and it is the time of Jesus Christ's kingdom here on earth; not on some far away star system. When this final battle takes place, it will be over in a matter of minutes or hours, and not days. There will be no nations, or boundaries, no walls, or even fish, animals and birds that will escape God's wrath, as He pours it out upon the earth.
This is also the time of the Battle of "Armageddon", and God will show His fury, to set an example to all the heathen nations of the world. This wrath is to show the heathen forever, that He meant it when He told the heathen nations, "touch not mine anointed". God will also show them that they can be part of God's anointed.
There are three world ages that the Bible talks about. The time that was; the time that is; and a time that will be, is the reason the we must open our eyes to see beyond this current flesh age. Life really begins in the eternity, in the Millennium age, where that thousand years f teaching and discipline begins. So all may come to know our Heavenly Father.
The death of the flesh is not the death of the soul, but is the beginning of life in the span of time called the eternity, which has no end. How you conduct your flesh life will make a difference on your soul's position in that next eternal earth age.
Ezekiel 38:21 "And I will call for a sword against him throughout all My mountains, saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother."
"Every man's sword against his brother", is in reference to "Jacob and Esau", the twins. These two brothers are now nations. When God said He "hated Esau from his mother's womb", God is not showing hatred for a little pink baby fetus, but what He would become; Godless, unreceptive, and holding nothing dear, which our Heavenly Father has ordained.
This sword against Russia is God's Word. Jesus said that His "tongue" is a two edged sword [Revelation 1:16]. We are not talking about weapons here, but words and threats between these two brothers [nations], Jacob and Esau. God's truth cuts two ways.
Ezekiel 38:22 "And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, and overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone."
When the Russian forces, with all their allies move against America, it will be through Alaska. Then God will destroy them there. God tells us here how He will do it; floods, hailstones, earthquakes, fire and brimstone [such a meteor, or volcanic eruption], however it will be as God sees fit. These hailstones will be "one talent" in size, or about 150 to 180 pounds each. That force is enough to crush any man-made object. God will not use atomic weapons.
Ezekiel 38:23 "Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord."
God's wrath will cover every corner of the earth, and the destruction that occurs at this time is done so that our Lord God will be magnified. God says; "I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord."
Though all this destruction happens, and the entire earth is shaken, not one of God's children [those saved, and not yielding to the Antichrist during Satan's reign upon the earth], will be harmed.
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