The War of Gog and Magog

This is the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39. We relate it to the war of the Second Seal in Revelation 6:3-4, but some respected scholars apply it to The Battle of Armageddon later in the Book of Revelation.

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Axelrod claims Iran has nuclear weapons

June 29, 2009 - President Obama's senior adviser David Axelrod stated during an interview yesterday there are nuclear weapons in Iran which are a threat to the entire world.
An Israelis security official said there was no indication Iran currently possesses a nuclear weapon.
Source: WorldNetDaily

Netanyahu to Putin: Stop selling missiles to Iran

June 29, 2009 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin has asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to prevent the sale of S-300 air defense missiles to Iran.
The deal between Russia and Iran for the sale of the air defense system was signed more than a year ago, but external pressure, primarily from the United States and Israel, led the Russian political leadership to delay its implementation.
Source: Haaretz
Israel Prepares F-15 Jets for Long Range Attack - Israel National News

'Catastrophic crisis' facing Russian army
Could lead to use of nuclear weapons

June 24, 2009 - Nikolai Makarov, Russia's Chief of the General Staff, warns that Russia's military is aging and unmotivated. It is on the verge of a "catastrophic crisis" and if forced into action would be much more likely to use strategic nuclear weapons.
In addition, Makarov said the Russian air force is not procuring sufficient numbers of new modern aircraft and has fewer flight-worthy aircraft with badly trained pilots incapable of conducting actual combat operations.
Source: Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin - WorldNetDaily

Iranian Police Attack Hundreds of Opposition Protesters

June 22, 2009 - Iran's highest electoral authority, the Guardian Council, acknowledged voting irregularities in 50 electoral districts in the June 12 vote, but that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad still won by a landslide.

Now Iranian police have attacked hundreds of protesters in Tehran with tear gas and shots fired in the air.

Source: Fox
Mousavi Calls for Continued Protests, 457 Arrested - FOX
Iran Election Fallout Coverage - CNN
Iran Guards vow protest crackdown - BBC

Iran Election Protests Continue!

June 20, 2009 - Despite strong warnings against continued demonstrations, Iranians keep demanding fair elections.

Iran protests: How the election was fixed

June 18, 2009 - According to writer Amir Taheri, authorities manipulated the process, before and after the Iranian Presidential election, to insure that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would be re-elected.
As a last threat, ministers abolished voting in private and insisted voters must write down their choice in front of police who support Ahmadinejad.
Source: Mirror - UK

Ahmadinejad stresses need for a new world order

June 17, 2009 - Ignoring the election controversy in his own country, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an international gathering in Moscow that a new world order is needed to deal with the many challenges arising in the international political arena. He said, "Western-style capitalism is falling apart, marking the end of the age of Imperialism."
Ahmadinejad said the new world order should be less US-centric. "Washington's many political and economic woes show that its judgment can no longer be trusted," he explained.
Source: Press TV

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei surprises many with fraud inquiry into poll

June 16, 2009 - The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has responded to the the outpouring of anger and protests about the outcome of the presidential election in Iran. He instructed the Guardian Council — the legal body which is required by the Constitution to ratify the election result — to investigate the charges of election fraud.
But is the Supreme Leader being genuine or simply playing for time? The consensus on the streets would suggest the latter. The answer was demonstrated by the tremendous crowds that gathered on the streets of Tehran on Monday.
Source: Times Online
Seven killed by gunfire during Iranian protests - Belfast Telegraph
Iran Regime Facing Crisis After Election - CBN

Bloodshed at huge rally in Tehran

June 15, 2009 - Hundreds of thousands of Iranian protestors turned out to support candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, whom they say should have won Iran's election for President against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. At least one man is reported to have been killed by gunfire from a militia base.
Source: BBC

Iran's Supreme Leader Calls for Vote Fraud Probe

June 15, 2009 - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner in the country's national election Saturday, but large crowds of protestors are accusing him of stealing the election.
Ahmadinejad's apparent win led to outrage and violent protests in the streets of Tehran over the weekend. The riots were some of the worst opposition demonstrations to hit Iran since the Islamic revolution 30 years ago.
Surprisingly, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered an investigation into claims of election fraud.
Source: CBN
Cheated Iranians Cry 'Death to Dictator' From Rooftops - NewsMax

Uranium found at second Syria site - IAEA

June 11, 2009 - A confidential report says that the International Atomic Energy Agency has discovered new traces of uranium in Damascus. The uranium is a type that Syria has not declared that it has. Israeli missiles destroyed a destroyed Syria's al-Kibar site last year where particles of man-made uranium were found.
Source: BBC

Don’t discount Israel pre-emptive strike, Hillary Clinton warns Iran

June 8, 2009 - During an interview on the ABC program "This Week," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted the possibility of a preemptive Israeli military strike on Iran.
The US Secretary Of State, speaking a few days before elections in Iran that will determine the fate of President Ahmadinejad, also warned that the country would face retaliation if it launched a nuclear attack on Israel.
Source: TimesOnline UK

Report: Iran, Syria Stepping Up Nukes

June 8, 2009 - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran's enriched uranium stockpile has increased by 500 kilograms in the past six months. It's total supply is now 1,339 kilograms. The agency also suspects Syria of secretly operating its own nuclear program.
Source: IsraelNationalNews
Clinton: If Iran strikes Israel, expect retaliation -Haaretz

Russia assembling rival to NATO

June 5, 2009 - The "National Security Strategy of Russian Federation to 2020" was just approved by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The plan envisions a military coalition that it hopes will rival NATO, according to a report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
A new Russian security strategy includes an intense rivalry with Washington, the possible use of military force as the nation competes for energy resources in the Middle East, Barents Sea, the Arctic, Caspian Sea and Central Asia.
Russia is concerned about NATO's eastward migration into regions such as the Caucasus and Central Asia. They will try to develop a collective security arrangement with post-Soviet countries.
Source: WorldNetDaily

Sirens sound across Israel in state's largest civilian drill

June 2, 2009 - Israelis have already been asked to prepare a shelter or safe room for use in case of missile attacks. Today a national test of 23,000 air raid sirens will be conducted.
The exercise is meant to raise the public's preparedness for possible missile attacks on the country. The drill, named Turning Point 3, is being run by the Home Front Command and the National Emergency Authority. It is the largest ever emergency exercise the nation has undertaken.
Everyone will go into their secure rooms for 10 minutes.
Source: Haaretz

Israelis must ready for missile attack

June 1, 2009 - Israel is in the midst of its largest war drill since the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
Israel is facing a "real live missile threat" from surrounding Arab countries and needs to be prepared for possible missile attacks at a moment's notice, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna'i told The Jerusalem Post Saturday.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Iran sends six warships to international waters

May 25, 2009 - As a show of strenght, Iranian Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden.
Iranian waters stretch along the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman. Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, through which about 40 percent of the world's traded oil is shipped, if it were attacked over its nuclear programme.
Source: World Bulletin
Iran general says could stop Israel in 'one strike' - Breitbart

'Iran fired missile with 2,000km range'

May 20, 2009 - Iran has test a new surface-to-surface missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers
[The] announcement came only a day after a report issued by a group of US and Russian scientists and experts predicted that it would take Iran six to eight years to develop a missile with a nuclear warhead and a 2,000-kilometer range.
The report also said that Iran could produce a simple nuclear device in one to three years and a nuclear warhead in another five years after that.
Source: Jerusalem Post
Video: General commander of the Iranian army: It will take us 11 days "to wipe Israel out of existence" - Jerusalem Post
Israel has no adequate interceptor for Iran's new long-range missile - DEBKAfile
Arabs Alarmed at Growing Power of Iran, Hezbollah - NewsMax

Aide: Obama, Netanyahu to focus on Iran threat

May 18, 2009 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington D.C. to meet with President Obama to discuss the development of a new road map for the Palestinian peace process and a new strategy on Iran. An aide to Netanyahu says that the most urgent issue is the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions
"This is an existential matter," said National Security Council head Uzi Arad. "Iran is constantly advancing toward a nuclear capability, and joint efforts with the [Obama] administration to prevent this will be at the center of the discussion."
Source: Haaretz
Update May 19 - Obama, Netanyahu Call Iranian Nukes Biggest Threat to Global Stability - Fox

French report: Israel may be prepping for Iran strike

May 4, 2009 - According to the French l'Express magazine,
Israeli army planes recently performed in-flight refueling exercises between the Hebrew state and Gibraltar.
The article stated that this could mean that the Israeli army is preparing for airstrikes against Iran if Tehran will not negotiate with the international community on the nuclear issue.
Source: JTA
Iran canceled air show when Russia warned Israel planned to destroy all 140 warplanes - DEBKAfile

Iran could produce first nuke in 60 days with 7,000 centrifuges working 24/7 – Western experts

Apr. 21, 2009 - American experts say that the current rate of uranium enrichment in Iran could result in a nuclear bomb within 60 days and as many as 60 nuclear bombs and warheads in 12 to 18 months!
This judgment was confirmed by Israel's military intelligence (AMAN) chief, Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin in his latest briefing to the cabinet Monday, April 20. He reported that Iran is going all-out for enriched uranium from overseas to shorten the process.
According to Japanese sources, a North Korean boat shipped a large quantity to Iran earlier this year.
Iran warns Israel not to attack nuclear sites - Yahoo

Ahmadinejad Attacks Israel, U.S. at U.N. Racism Conference

Apr. 21, 2009 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the U.N. Racism Conference to level a blistering attack against Israel and the United States. He called Israel the "most cruel and racist regime."
Protesters stormed the stage when Ahmadinejad began speaking and several Western delegates walked out of the room after the Iranian president said Israel was created on the "pretext of Jewish suffering" from World War II.
British, French, and Canadian diplomats left the room during Ahmadinejad's speech.
Source: Fox

Israel's Air & Missile Forces Could Wipe out Iran's Nuclear Sites

April 15, 2009 - Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of Staff, agreed with a new study that shows Israel has all the resources necessary for a successful strike against Iran's nuclear development facilities. The report was compiled by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington last month.
This week, president Shimon Peres and prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu both said that if diplomacy failed to halt Iran's nuclear activities, Israel would be left with no option other than the military one.
Source: DEBKAfile
Peres: Talk of IDF attack on Iran is 'not true' - Haaretz

Israel Prepares For War With Largest Ever Military Drill

Apr. 9, 2009 - Israel announced plans to hold the largest military exercise in its history in preparation for war with Iran and other rogue states. Israel's incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that dealing with Iran's threats is "a top priority" of his administration."
Israel's military said however it is prepared for possible attack and said the Israeli Air Force "successfully" conducted the 17th test of its newly upgraded Arrow 2 missile system capable of intercepting Iranian missiles.
Source: Worthy News

Iran expected to declare mastery of nuke fuel production

Apr. 8, 2009 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised good news tomorrow, on their National Nuclear Day.
"A possible announcement will be production of natural uranium pellets for Iran's Arak heavy water reactor and also production of fuel rods and assembling rods into bundles," said an analyst, who asked not to be named.
Source: Haaretz

Petraeus Says Israel Might Choose to Attack Iran

Apr. 1, 2009 - Israel may be forced to attack Iran.
Army General David Petraeus told Congress that “the Israeli government may ultimately see itself so threatened by the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon that it would take preemptive military action to derail or delay it.”
Iran claims that its nuclear program is intended only for power generation, but Petraeus said that they will not give international inspectors full access to its nuclear facilities.
Source: Bloomberg
PM: We may be forced to attack Iran - Jerusalem Post

Military clash with Iran

Mar. 27, 2009 - About two months ago Israeli bombers attacked an Iranian ship in Sudan carrying a shipment of the Fajar 3 model rockets with a range of approximately 40 miles. This is not a small missile. In fact, This is also the way they produced the special Grad rockets for Gaza: Disassembled models, made in Iran, and designated for smuggling.
It is a missile that the Iranians are manufacturing especially for the Gaza Strip, so that it can be dismantled to several pieces and smuggled in through the Gaza tunnels.
It is evident that Iranians are planning to establish a rocket base south of Israel that would cover the entire Gush Dan area in central Israel.
Source: Alex Fishman - YNet
U.S. Officials Confirm Israeli Strike in Sudan - CBN

Sudan: Strike reportedly obliterates Iranian ship at sea

Mar. 26, 2009 -
"There were indeed two strikes in Sudan, in January and February," Sudan's deputy transportation minister told Channel 10 on Thursday evening. "I cannot confirm that Israel or the US were behind the attack, but I know that the US controls the airspace there," he said.
Another official said that a second strike destroyed a ship at sea.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Obama offers Iran 'new beginning'

Mar. 20, 2009 - President Obama has sent a video message to Iran, offering "a new beginning" in diplomacy between the US and Iran.
An advisor to Iran's president welcomed Mr Obama's message but said Washington had to fundamentally change policy.
Source: BBC
Iran's top leader Khamenei shuns Obama overtures - Jerusalem Post

Study: Israel may attack Iran nuclear sites with ballistic missiles

Mar. 18, 2009 - A new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C., called "Study on a Possible Israeli Strike on Iran's Nuclear Development Facilities," says that Israel may use their Jericho III ballistic missiles to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. They calculate that 42 of these missiles could "severely damage or demolish" Iran's core nuclear sites at Natanz, Esfahan and Arak. Use of missiles instead of aircraft would solve some of the biggest obstacles: limits on fuel and ordnance, and perils to pilots. Jericho missiles are accurate within a range of a few dozen yards, and can carry 1,650 lbs. of conventional warheads.
Source: Haaretz

US intel chief: It will be difficult to stop Iran

Mar. 10, 2009 - In a report to the Senate, Dennis Blair, US Director of National Intelligence, said that Iran already has "the scientific, technical and industrial capacity eventually to produce nuclear weapons."

He said that It will be Iran's own decision about whether or not to now produce the enriched uranium needed for such weapons. It is hard to imagine what combination of incentives other nations could offer them would make them decide not to go forward with weapons development.

Source: Jerusalem Post

'Israel seriously mulling Iran military action'

Mar. 5, 2009 - A new report published by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy warns that Israel is seriously considering a military strike against Iran to keep them from acquiring nuclear weapons.
The report also says Israel's time frame for action is growing shorter, not only because of Iranian advances, but because Teheran might soon acquire upgraded air defenses and disperse its nuclear program to additional locations.
The report suggests that international sanctions against Iran should be adopted immediately.
Source: Jerusalem Post
The report: Preventing a Cascade of Instability: U.S. Engagement to Check Iranian Nuclear Progress - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Let's put Iran back to 1850s - Hal Lindsey

'Obama seeks Russian deal on Iran'

Mar. 3, 2009 - A secret letter from President Obama to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has been revealed by anonymous sources.
President Barack Obama suggested to that the United States would back off plans for a missile defense system in Eastern Europe in exchange for help stopping Iran from developing long-range weapons.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Iran test runs 1st nuclear power plant

Feb. 25, 2009 - Iran has tested its nuclear reactor in Bushehr using "virtual" fuel rods that do not contain uranium. Additional tests later this year will use low-grade uranium.
The UN Security Council has passed three sets of sanctions against Iran over its uranium enrichment program, which can be used to produce both nuclear fuel and the material for weapons.
The date for the opening of the reactor will be announced at press conference later today.
Source: YNet News

Israel Launches Covert War with Iran

Feb. 18, 2009 - According to US intelligence sources, the change of administration in the US has caused Israel to begin covert operations in order to delay Iran's development of nuclear weapons.
They privately acknowledge the new US administration is unlikely to sanction an air attack on Iran's nuclear installations and Mr Obama's offer to extend a hand of peace to Tehran puts any direct military action beyond reach for now.
Their secret operations focus on assassination of top figures involved in Iran's atomic operations. They also employ front companies and double agents to disrupt the regime's illicit weapons project.
Source: Telegraph - UK
Iran Says It Has Built Drone That Can Reach Israel - Fox

Russia close to selling S-300 anti-air missiles to Iran for its nuclear sites

Feb. 15, 2009 - DebkaFile reports that Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Najar will visit Russia Wednesday to finalize arrangements to purchase Russian S-300 air defense missiles. These missiles would be used to guard its nuclear sites. They would make it extremely difficult and dangerous for the US or Israel to carry out air attacks.
Washington and Jerusalem sources recall that prime minister Vladimir Putin in his previous role as Russian president personally assured the US and Israeli governments more than once that he would never release the lethal S-300 missiles to Iran.
Source: DebkaFile
EMP attack: Overlooked catastrophe - Hal Lindsey - WorldNetDaily

Zero hour approaches

Feb. 6, 2009 - Hal Lindsey comments on the likelihood that Iran will have atomic weapons soon.
The International Atomic Energy Agency found that Iran had enriched enough uranium to make its first atomic bomb on Nov. 21, 2008. By now, as it brings new centrifuges online, Tehran may well have enough for a second.
If Benjamin Netanyahu wins in the Israeli election for Prime Minister, he has promised to deal decisively with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran. Syria supports Hamas and Hezbollah, so the prophecies about the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17), and the war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 & 39) may be very near.
Source: WorldNetDaily

Africa: Anti-Christian Gaddafi Takes Over as AU Chair

Feb. 3, 2009 - Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi was chosen this week to be chairman of the African Union (AU) for the next year. He would like to forge a "United States of Africa." He isa Muslim who is outspoken in his anti-Christian views.

World Powers Discuss Iran in Wake of Satellite Launch

Feb. 4, 2009 - Representatives from The United States, France, Germany, China, Russia and Britain are meeting today in Wiesbaden, Germany to discuss Iran's launch of a satellite and its development of enriched uranium.
A U.N. resolution prohibits Iran from engaging in any missile-related activity, which Western countries fear could eventually be used to launch a nuclear weapon.
Source: Voice of America

Hamas Asks Iran To Help Liberate Jerusalem

Feb. 3, 2009 - Meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Hamas's top official claimed victory over Isral in the Gaza Strip. Khaled Mashaal thanked Iran for their help in the war, and asked for more support to "liberate" all Palestinians and Jerusalem.
Source: Worthy News

Iran Now Able To Launch Satellites

Feb. 3, 2009 - Iran says its space program 'for peaceful purposes only'

Yesterday Iran successfully launched a satellite, using their Safir-2 rocket. The Omid (Hope) satellite is actually their second one in orbit. Russia launched their first one, Sinah-1, in 2005.

"Iran's satellite technology is for peaceful purposes only, and to meet the needs of the country," Manouchehr Mottaki told a news conference on the sidelines of an African Union summit in Ethiopia.
Source: Russian News and Information Agency
Iran launches homegrown satellite - BBC
Expert: Iranian launching capabilities cause for concern - YNet News

'Uranium For Iran Nuke In 2009'

Jan. 28, 2009 -
Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a single nuclear weapon later this year, the prestigious International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) predicts.
Their latest report says Iran will not necessarily make a nuclear weapon with the uranium, but they are continuing to develop long-range ballistic missiles that are able to reach targets in Israel and beyond.
Source: SkyNews
Iran: Holocaust is big lie - YNet News
Mullen: Using force against Iran still an option - Jerusalem Post

Report: Iran's uranium supply could run out within months

Jan. 24, 2009 - A diplomatic campaign by United States, Great Britain, France and Germany to limit Iran's purchases of yellow cake uranium seems to be working.
According to the report, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office sent out a confidential request to its diplomats in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Brazil, all major uranium producers, requesting that they lobby governments not to sell uranium to Iran.
As a result, Iran could run out of uranium while it is trying to develop nuclear weapons.
Source: Haaretz

Gadhafi says US should seek peace with Bin Laden

Jan. 21, 2009 - During a video conference with American students, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi made the outrageous suggestion that President Obama should give Osama bin Laden a chance to make peace.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Experts: Iran Will Have Nuke This Year

Jan. 19, 2009 - The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis has released a report, “Missile Defense, the Space Relationship, and the Twenty-First Century.” The reports claims that Iran will have nuclear weapons this year but our country's limited missile defense system is in question at a time when it should be a clear and solid priority.

Russia, China, and rogue states like North Korea all pose dangers to the US as well.

Source: NewsMax

The Time Clock Has Run Out: Israel Ready to Strike Iran

Jan 12, 2009 -
Informed sources in Washington tell Newsmax that Israel indeed will launch a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities soon – possibly in just days as President George W. Bush prepares to leave office.
The U.S. has refused to cooperate with Israel in an attack, but they may feel that their problems will be greater if they strike after President Bush steps down.
Source: NewsMax

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Gog and Magog Links

The Magog Invasion - Chuck Missler
Magog Revisited - Missler
Ezekiel 38 - Bill Konig

Excerpts from The Prophecy Puzzle

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Gog is not mentioned in the genealogies of Genesis 10, but he is evidently the head of the land of Magog, who is mentioned as a son of Japheth.

Hesoid, a Greek writer of the 7th century BC, and contemporary of Ezekiel, identified Magog with the Scythians and southern Russia. Flavius Josephus, a 1st century Jewish historian said that Magogians were called "Scythians" by the Greeks. Philo, a 1st century Greek identified Magog with southern Russia. (Chuck Missler, "The Magog Invasion" Briefing Package, 1995, pp. 1-2)

Commentators from the turn of this century and before have generally identified Gog and Magog with Russia even though, at the time, they could not explain why Russia would turn against God's people. They conjectured that perhaps the time would come when there would be animosity between Russia and Israel.

Rosh - "head", "chief", sounds like Russia. Meshech sounds like Moscow or Mushkovi, the old name for Russia. Tubal - sounds like Tobolsk.

The Target: Israel

Ezekiel 38:8-12

This is the only time in history that this could be said of Israel, that they were brought back from many nations. It is true that they were brought back from Babylon and Persia in the Old Testament, but it is only since the Zionist movement, which began in the late 1800's, that Jewish people have returned from nations all over the world. They had been scattered abroad even in New Testament times. On the Day of Pentecost, for example, they various languages spoken by the Apostles, when the Holy Spirit came upon them, represented the many lands where they had settled. But they had not returned to stay. This really never happened until the amazing events that led to the rebirth of Israel in 1948. What thoughts would come into Russia's mind to make them want to attack Israel? A consideration of Russia's instability and the plans of some of their leaders for expansion throughout the Mediterranean area is given below. Israel has always been a key land bridge between Russia's allies and is presently an enemy of some of those allies. Any number of scenarios in the always-volatile Middle East politics could lead to a Russian attack in the future.

Russia's Allies

Most of the names in this passage can also be found in Genesis 10. That chapter contains the story of the migration of the descendants of Noah after the flood.

Persia is modern Iran. Cush is the ancient name for Ethiopia. Put is Lybia, Gomer corresponds to the area of modern Germany, and Togarmah most likely represents Armenia and Turkish tribes

It is interesting that Mizraim, the forefather of Egypt is apparently missing from this lineup. This, of course, fits the current world scene, with Egypt being the first Arab nation to make peace with Israel.

Israel's Allies

Israel's allies appear to be few and feeble. Some of Saudi Arabia was populated by Sheba and Dedan. The merchants of Tarshish could be England and English colonies. In that case, The United States could even be included since we were once an English colony. These allies ask why Russia and its allies are coming, but do not appear to deter them.

The Outcome

Ezekiel 38:22

"And with pestilence and with blood I shall enter into judgment with him; and I shall rain on him, and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Ezekiel 39:3-6

3 "And I shall strike your bow from your left hand, and dash down your arrows from your right hand. 4 "You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops, and the peoples who are with you; I shall give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. 5 "You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken," declares the Lord GOD. 6 "And I shall send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am the LORD.

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