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Prophecy Update: Magog and Ukraine 3/1/2023

Ezekiel 38-39 tells us about a future war between Russia and Israel. Can the war in Ukraine be setting up that war? There are several factors of the Ukraine-Russia war that are foundational to the future biblical war. The list of factors includes geography, military doctrine, history, and timing. 

“Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.” 

Ezekiel 38:2

Ukraine was part of Russia off and on for over 1000 years. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has claimed that most of Ukrainian territory belongs to Russia. Ukraine is Magog territory. Putin gave a speech in 2021 in which he taught on the historical union of Ukraine and Russia. One of his main points comes from what happened in 1654. 

“Putin tells that Hmelnitsky requested help from the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich against the Polish-Lithuanian Union and that many cities such as Kyiv declared their loyalty to the Russian Tsar as a result of the acceptance of the request. This loyalty was determined with the Pereyaslav Agreement in 1654 and the Russian Tsardom fought together with the Zaporozhian Cossacks.”

Putin also teaches that Kiev is the mother of all Russian cities since 900 AD. So for over a thousand years there has been some type of relationship between the peoples in Russia proper and from the west over the Dnieper River. Despite the disintegration of the USSR, as NATO continued to expand, Russian decision-makers perceived this expansion as an aggressive move against them. The USA and NATO are moving to destroy Russia and thus the idea that Russia was the new target of the containment strategy became an important cornerstone in the foreign policy of the Moscow administration. The argument that can be drawn from this discourse is that Moscow is afraid of Ukraine being a staging area for war against them. 

Here is an interesting article from March of 2014 that sheds light on the Ukraine being part of Magog. —”The Allard Pierson archeological museum in Amsterdam is in a bind. Since February 7, it has exhibited “The Crimea, Gold and secrets from the Black Sea,” which it originally billed as “Spectacular archeological finds from the Ukraine.” The reason this report caught my eye is that most of the “Gold and secrets” of Crimea come from the Scythians. Originally from what is today northern Iran, the Scythians were a horse riding tribe that inhabited much of today’s Georgia, Armenia and the southern parts of Ukraine and Russia for close to 1300 years, from the 7th century BC to the 4th century AD. The northern coast of the Black Sea was absolutely Scythian.”

The Scythians are the ancient name of the Russians who occupied Ukraine. This is why bible students do not believe the propaganda that Ukraine was never part of Russia, it most certainly will be part of the attack on Israel as part of the Gog Magog prophecy. The Scythians are mentioned in Colossians 3:11. 

“And what’s so special about the Scythians? Well, it turns out that Josephus Flavius, the turncoat Jewish historian who chronicled the Masada saga, had an interesting theory about the Scythians and the lands in which they lived. He concluded that their land was the Magog, as in Gog and Magog, as in the war of Gog and Magog, as in the biblical prelude to the End of Days.”  

This is why Russia must gain a great advantage in this war. The Bible leads us to believe that it might include nuclear weapons? 

“And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands securely; and they will know that I am Yahweh.” 

Ezekiel 39:6

One of the reasons that America does not come to the aid of Israel in this war certainly means that America is weakened. Many Bible teachers have made the suggestion that the fire that comes on Magog and the coastlands, meaning America, may in fact be a nuclear war. So geographically, Ukraine will participate in the Gog Magog war. Also there is military doctrine. Russia has its own way of fighting that does not match the way that America fights. 

Putin is an avowed nationalist who believes in the greatness of Russia. According to Annie Jacobsen’s book on the CIA, “Surprise, Kill, Vanish” and Tim Weiners massive study on the CIA, “Legacy of Ashes”, Russia has determined that the CIA and America have been in Ukraine since 2014 to destroy Russia. Since 1950 covert operations of the CIA were intended to foster regime change. 

JR Nyquist wrote in his book, “The New Tactics of Global War”, (2015) “The sudden emergence of Russian military superiority should surprise no one. This emergence may not be entirely obvious at the moment of this writing, but awareness of a shift in the balance of power is rippling like a shiver through the capitals of Europe.” 

After the fall of the Soviet Union, there was a fear that the Russians had snuck into the United States suitcase nuclear bombs. These suitcase nukes are asymmetrical warfare. The Russians are openly talking about using tactical nukes, one kiloton nukes that will change the course of the war. As Russia preaches that the war in Ukraine is with the USA and NATO and not Ukraine, China and Iran have entered the war. It is turning into WW3 very quickly. This puts the USA on notice that they are now at war with Russia, China, and Iran. 

Nyquist went on to say, “The suit-case nuke comprises such a stealthy threat. A small device that can destroy half a city is an asymmetrical weapon. Plus, despite claims to the contrary the responsible party may not be apparent for days or even weeks after the fact. The supplier of that explosive device and the planners of its usage could be perfectly cloaked within government buildings in Tehran, Pyongyang, Beijing, or Moscow. Nuclear warfare includes the EMP attack on our electric grid.” 

The world is looking at the USA as a hypocrite when they send arms and military personnel to Ukraine and then tell China, you better not send arms to Russia! As Iran and China have entered the war, America is warning everyone to do their will!

“U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned China against supplying Russia with arms; his warning mirrors that of the U.K. and other Western countries and is a result of a significant shift in how the U.S. uses its intelligence. Blinken did not specify the measures the U.S. will take if Beijing supplies Moscow with weapons. On Thursday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO intelligence has detected Beijing is in the early stages of shipping arms to Russia and warned it against this.”  

“China on Monday said Washington has “no right” to point fingers at Beijing’s relations with Moscow after the US accused China of “considering sending lethal equipment” to Russia to aid in its war against Ukraine. The US has not only continued to send lethal weapons to the battlefield in Ukraine but also continued to sell weapons to China’s Taiwan region in violation of the Three China-US joint Communiqués. What does the US really want?” Mao asked, according to the Chinese daily Global Times.” 

Both China and Russia are enemies of the Americans and they both have a desire to destroy our country. This fits the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39. Both China and Russia have written on their strategic goals in destroying the USA. The goal is to infiltrate the USA with their people and allies who hate the USA. Allies like Muslim terrorists and South Americans who hate the USA, ie. Venezuela, Cuba. These people will start terrorist attacks, asymmetrical attacks on our infrastructure such as computer hacking etc. Iran, North Korea, China, and Russia all have plans to use nukes on the American homeland. With the USA out of the way, Russia can attack Israel. 

Israel has a natural ‘hook in the jaw’ to drag Russia into a war: natural gas! Israel possesses enough natural gas to supply Europe with the gas they will not get from Nord Stream 1+2, pipelines that the Americans and NATO blew up. The last time that Russia sent troops to fight Israel was in 1973, the Yom Kippur war.

The Yom Kippur War saw the Soviet Union sending over 300,000 troops towards the war because Israel had so decisively wiped out the Egyptian and Syrian army. Some reports say that the Russians were 10 miles from Damascus before turning back. Israel has once again become a great enemy of Russia by agreeing to help Ukraine. Putin is ticked at Israel and has made more threats to Israel in the last six months then in the last ten years.  

“New York Times says 300,000 artillery shells to be sent to Kyiv’s forces from American supplies kept in Israel for emergency use. Israeli officials told the Times that Jerusalem had not altered its position against giving Ukraine lethal weapons, but was agreeing to the US using its own supplies. Israel has resisted providing weapons to Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion. One major reason for Israel’s hesitance appears to be its strategic need to maintain freedom of operations in Syria, where Russian forces largely control the airspace. The US stockpile in Israel dates back to the Yom Kippur War in 1973.” 

During the Yom Kippur war, it was the first time that we went to Defcon 1 and had bombers in the air. Nukes were ready to fly before things calmed down. Today, all of the history of this has been scrubbed from the internet, they never talk about how close we were to all out nuclear war. If the Soviets were ready to go to war for their client Arab states in 1973, how much more are they willing to go to war for Iran? I think that the current ramp up for Israel to attack Iran will also be a hook in the jaw. Iran is getting ready to make their own nukes, Israel has said they have no choice but to attack. Russia will not be happy when this happens. 

One little known fact is that Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon are dealing with problems with their ports. This current earthquake has done such damage that Syria and Turkey are having real problems with their ports on the Mediterranean. Lebanon blew up their port a few years ago and has not recovered. Israel has the best chance of shipping gas, material, and whatever you need. This is not making the Muslims happy since their theft of Israeli gas has been halted by these tragedies. God has set the stage for the Gog Magog war this past week like we have never seen, look up and be a watchman on the wall my friends!

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I fell in love with God’s word and especially the prophets. The results of this interest led me to writing The ‘I’ Judgements: Four Sins that Bring about the Fall of Nations. It serves as a warning to the United States, showing biblically of what we need to repent.

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