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, a major conflict at the beginning of the Tribulation Period. Some respected scholars apply it to The Battle of Armageddon later in the Book of Revelation.

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IAEA: Iran's Nuke Program has Dangerous 'Military Dimensions'
May 30, 2011 - The New York Times reported that The International Atomic Energy Agency believes Iran has the ability to build a nuclear bomb using “implosion” techniques.
In 2009, senior staff members of the I.A.E.A. concluded in a confidential analysis that “Iran has sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable implosion nuclear device” based on highly enriched uranium.
The report said there are seven categories of technology that can be interpreted as warhead design, including converting uranium into bomb fuel, developing conventional explosives that can trigger a nuclear blast, and designing nose cones for missiles.

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Iran: Building nuclear bomb would be 'strategic mistake'

May 27, 2011- When a western ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) suggested that Iran was developing atomic weapons, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's ambassador insisted Iran doesn't need nuclear weapons, and that sanctions and the Stuxnet computer virus failed to slow down their nuclear program.
Mark Fitzpatrick, a senior fellow for non-proliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank, said "the totality of the evidence indicates beyond reasonable doubt" that Iran was seeking a capability to make such weapons.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Mideast 'Sideshows' a Distraction from Real Threat?
May 18, 2011 - Joel Rosenberg warns that Washington and the world are so distracted by the death of Osama bin Laden and the so-called Arab-Spring revolutions taking place in the Middle East that they are ignoring the real threat to Israel: Iran's nuclear advances and their apocalyptic philosophy that is exactly opposite of our Christian beliefs.
"In their case, they believe that to hasten the coming of the 12th Imam, the Messiah, you have to kill millions and millions and millions of people, obliterate Israel ... annihilate the United States and then the end shall come," he explained.
The Christian view was given by Jesus in Matthew 24:14: "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached to the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end shall come."
Source: CBN

Reports of the Arrest of Ahmadinejad's 'Exorcist' Fuel Concerns About Iran's Leadership

May 7, 2011 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been criticized because of his involvement with purveyors of the so-called “dark arts.”
Abbas Ghaffari, described as Ahmadinejad’s “exorcist” or “jinn (genie) catcher,” is reportedly among a number of people in Ahmadinejad’s circle who have been arrested lately, amid reports of continuing strains between the president and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Source: Fox

Netanyahu: With bin Laden dead, Iran Supreme Leader is world's greatest threat

May 5, 2011 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN that now that Osama bin Laden is gone, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei poses the greatest worldwide threat. He even considers Khamenei worse than Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad because of his power and fanaticism.
"If the Iranian regime gets atomic bombs, it will change history," the premier said, adding that the "future of the world -- the future of the Middle East -- is certainly at stake."
Source: Haaretz

Iran TV: Israeli warplanes massing at U.S. airbase in Iraq to strike Iran

May 2, 2011 -
Iranian state television ran a report on Monday saying Israeli military aircraft were massing at a U.S. air base in Iraq for a strike on Iran.
Both Israel and the United States said they had no knowledge of such a strike plan amd Iraq's air force commander also denied the Iranian report.
Source: Haaretz

Protests erupt across Syria on 'Day of Rage'

April 29, 2011 - Multiple demonstrations were held in Syria protesting President Bashar Assad's regime. Syrian security forces opened fire on demonstrators in the capital Damascus and the coastal city of Latakia, wounding at least five people.
Assad has tried to crush the revolt - the gravest challenge to his family's 40-year ruling dynasty - and in the process has drawn international criticism and threats of sanctions from European countries and the United States.
Source: Haaretz

Ahmadinejad and Khamenei rift appears to widen in Iran

April 27, 2011 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has missed two consecutive cabinet meetings since he was rebuked by the country's supreme leader, Ayatola Ali Khamenei for dismissing Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi last week. Khamenei also restored Moslehi to his position.
Earlier on Saturday, in a speech that aired on state TV, Mr. Khamenei said he would intervene in government’s affairs “whenever necessary”—a rebuke to the president for challenging his all-encompassing authority.
Source: Al Arabiya
Iran's president and supreme leader in rift over minister's reinstatement - Guardian - UK

Iran on edge as ally Syria fights for survival

April 25, 2011 - Syria is considered Iran's closest ally, but the recent uprising there has caused Iran to impose a media blackout on Bashar Assad's struggle against the rebels.
Syria is Iran's great enabler: a conduit for aid to powerful anti-Israel proxies Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Source: Yahoo - AP

Protests in Syria: Security forces open fire on anti-government demonstrators, at least 49 dead

April 23, 2011 - Massive demonstrations continue in Syria even though President Assad lifted a state of emergency in an effort to quell the riots.
At least 49 anti-government protesters in Syria have been killed by security forces who were seen firing tear gas and live ammo on thousands of demonstrators.
Source: New York Daily News
Eight killed by security forces at funerals across Syria - Haaretz

Israel hikes defense budget for secret project as war looms

Apr. 15, 2011 - Due to the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Israel's Parliament has asked for additional funds for classified military purposes, presumably for building additional "Iron Dome" missile defense batteries.
"The [$75 million - 260 million shekel] budget the Finance Ministry asked for this morning at the Finance Committee for the Defense Ministry is not an addition to the defense budget, but an implementation of government decisions approved in the past," the Defense Ministry said.
Source: World Tribune
Palestinians hail international 'birth certificate' of statehood - Haaretz
Hamas' Powerful New Weapon Alters Strategic Calculations Along the Gaza Strip - Fox
Krauthammer: Israel has 'given away' claim to West Bank - Jerusalem Post

Berlin's stance on Libya has isolated Germany in NATO

Apr. 13, 2011 -
It's decision not to support military action against Moammar Gadhafi puts into question German leadership at NATO, says former US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns. It has also isolated Berlin in the alliance.
Source: Deutsch Welle

Iran's IRGC 'now occupies Syria'; Civilians killed in protests

April 13, 2011 - Iran has stepped in to Syria to help the Assad government against the protests there. Iran has sent 10,000 troops from its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps into the northern province of Homs.
"In essence, the IRGC now occupies Syria and has become its de facto ruler," RPS spokesman Farid Ghadry said. "Syria has become the 32nd province of Iran."
Source: World Tribune

Nuclear fuel being reloaded at Iran power plant

Apr. 9, 2011 - Last February nuclear fuel was removed from Iran's Bushehr power plant because broken pumps had sent small pieces of metal into the cooling system. Fuel rods could have been damaged, so they were removed, and pipelines were cleaned. The fuel rods are now being reloaded into the reactor.
Russia has built Iran's first nuclear power plant under a $1 billion deal dating back to the 1990s. The project has long been a focus of attention because of global concern that Tehran's nuclear programme could be aimed at developing weapons.
Source: Jerusalem Post
Iran opposition backers claims find of secret Iranian nuclear facility - CNN

'Iran happy with Mideast chaos'

Apr. 3, 2011 - According to Former National Security Adviser General Jim Jones, Iran's government is happy about the turmoil in the Middle East because it takes attention off of their nuclear program and disrupts plans to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He said that advancing an Israeli-Palestinian peace process would cause a great disappointment in Islamic Republic
Source: YNet News

Iran’s generous friends
India, Germany undermining global anti-Iran effort by helping Tehran skirt sanctions

Apr. 1, 2011 - India is planning to sidestep international sanctions against Iran by using the German financial system to transfer billions of dollars annually to Iran for oil sales. The US and the European Union may ignore this violation of the sanctions.
Failure to take a strong stance will allow a rogue regime to fill its coffers with the hard currency it needs to repress its people, facilitate terrorism, and build a nuclear bomb.
Source: YNet News

NATO Reportedly Delaying Planned Takeover of Military Command in Libya

Mar. 29, 2011 - In a speech to the nation last night, President Obama took credit for the military action over Libya, and said that NATO would assume command of the no-fly operation today.
NATO is reportedly delaying its planned takeover of military command in Libya by 24 hours as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice says the Obama administration has not ruled out arming Libyan rebels in their fight against Muammar al-Qaddafi.
Source: Fox

Qaddafi Forces, Rebels Fight for Key Libyan Strongholds

Mar. 28, 2011 - Under the protection of the "no-fly" zone in Libya, rebel forces have taken back the losses they suffered a week ago, and are advancing on key cities in the country. However, forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi claimed to have "liberated" Misrata -- the only city in the country's west under rebel control in recent days -- but did not provide additional details.
In a symbolic diplomatic victory for the opposition, the tiny state of Qatar recognized Libya's rebels as the legitimate representatives of the country -- the first Arab state to do so.
Source: Fox

Thousands of Christians Displaced in Ethiopia After Muslim Extremists Torch Churches, Homes

Mar. 25, 2011 - Approximately 50 churches and dozens of Christian homes have been burned by Muslim extremists in Western Ethiopia. It is believed that the Kawarja sect is responsible for the attacks.
At least one Christian has been killed, many more have been injured and anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 have been displaced in the attacks that began March 2 after a Christian in the community of Asendabo was accused of desecrating the Koran.
Source: Fox

Gates calls for Syrian forces to move aside

Mar. 25, 2011 - Thousands of Syrian protesters marched in a southern city in Syria. US secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, said that Syria's military should stand aside and “empower a revolution” there like the one in Egypt.
Source: Financial Times - London

Al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood Poised To Take Over in Libya

Mar. 23, 2011 - The top Islamic cleric in Britian, Anjem Choudary, claims that Western powers want to set up a puppet government in Libya, but al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood are standing by there to fill the vacuum. Choudary said.
Al-Qaida has their own agents and their own people in the region who are propagating their own Islamic ideas and their agenda. At the right time they will make the move, and we will see the emergence of Islam and Shariah in that particular region.
Source: WorldNetDaily

Divisions Strain Coalition on Libya; Putin Likens Force to Crusades

Mar. 21-23, 2011 -
The airstrikes against Moammar Gadhafi's forces also drew scathing criticism from Russia, a nation outside the coalition, with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin saying that the U.N. resolution allowing the international use of force in Libya reminded him of the Crusades.
Source: AOL
Medvedev rejects Putin 'crusade' remark over Libya - Russian President says this type of remark can lead to "clash of civilizations." - BBC
Gaddafi's son 'killed in kamikaze pilot attack on barracks' - Daily Mail - UK
Confusion in Libya Assault Plan: NATO, Obama, UN Asking ‘Who’s in Charge?’ - Newsmax
Turkey Irked by Libya Air Strikes, Seeks NATO Clarification - Defense News
Russia, China call for immediate ceasefire in Libya - Times of India
Libya coalition sparks fierce debate - CNN
Qatar sends fighter jets to enforce no-fly zone over Libya - Tehran Times

Arab League chief: We respect UN resolution on Libya military action

Mar. 21, 2011 - After a strong start to the U.N.'s coalition to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, early reports claimed that the Arab League was unhappy with the way the operation was being conducted. Today, however, Arab League chief Amr Moussa said on Monday that he respected the UN resolution.
"The Arab League position on Libya was decisive and from the first moment we froze membership of Libya ... Then we asked the United Nations to implement a no-fly zone," he told a news conference with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The U.S., Britain, France, Italy and Canada are leading the military operation. [Spain, Belgium, Denmark and Norway are also involved.] Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are taking part in the Western-led Libya intervention.
Source: Haaretz
Missile Strike Hits Building in Gadhafi's Compound - ABC
Libya: No-Fly Zone Takes Effect as Arab League Criticizes Coalition - KGO Radio
Libya: Ban welcomes Security Council authorization of measures to protect civilians - United Nations
Arab League condemns broad Western bombing campaign in Libya - Washington Post

Libya Declares Immediate Halt to Military Action Against Anti-Government Forces

Mar. 18, 2011 -
Libya declared an immediate halt to military action on anti-government forces Friday in an attempt to avoid international military intervention after the U.N. authorized a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" to protect the Libyan people.
Source: Fox
U.N. Security Council Authorizes No-Fly Zone in Libya - Fox

Obama Makes Quick Turn on Libya

Mar. 17, 2011 - After weeks of weighing options on the Libyan uprising, President Obama has now said,
The U.S. view is that we need to be prepared to contemplate steps that include, but perhaps go beyond, a no-fly zone at this point.
Meanwhile, Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, favors a pending resolution to intervene in Libya. She said that any military action would require the substantial involvement of Arab nations.

Western support for the rebels in Libya will probably come too late to keep Gadhafi from taking back the gains that had been made in recent weeks. Rebel forces are apparently prepared to make a final, bloody stand against Gadhafi's regeim.

Source: Fox
'The Beginning of an Epochal Development' - Spiegel

Israel seizes Egypt-bound ship 'with weapons for Gaza'

Mar. 15, 2011 - Israel seized a German-owned vessel - the Victoria, which was on its way from Turkey to the Egyptian port of Alexandria. The crew of the ship did not resist the action. The ship is being taken tot he Israeli port of Ashdod.
"On the boat we discovered many weapons destined for terror groups in the heart of Gaza," said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The source of the weapons was Iran which is trying to arm the Strip."
Source: BBC

Libya gains control of more rebel territory

Mar. 14, 2011 - Muammar Gadhafi's government forces continue to recapture areas taken by rebels in Libya. The oil port of Ras Lanuf was reclaimed three days ago following heavy bombardment, and the government now claims it has taken the oil terminal of Brega, and will press on toward the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
The government's announcement came as world leaders debated the merits of imposing a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent airstrikes by Gadhafi forces.
The U.S. is apparently reluctant to engage militarily with another Muslim country in addition to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Source: BBC
Wrestling for control in Libya's tricky war - BBC
Britain, France draft Libya no-fly resolution at UN Security Council - Deutsch Welle

Obama: NATO, U.S. Weighing Potential Military Options on Libya

Mar. 8, 2011 - As Muammar Gadhafi's forces finish a second day of airstrikes against opposition fighters, President Obama said,
The U.S. and its NATO allies are still considering "potential military options" to stop the violence in Libya, warning those in Muammar Gadhafi's inner circle that they will be "held accountable" if they continue to stand by the leader's side.
Source: Fox

International Pressure Increases on Libya's Gadhafi

Mar. 1, 2011 -
On Monday, U.S. officials said "all options" are under consideration, including the imposition of a no-fly zone to prevent Gadhafi's air force from attacking rebels who control eastern Libya and parts of the west.
Austria, Germany, and a growing list of countries plan to freeze the assets of Gadhafi and his close associates in line with EU sanctions.
Source: Voice of America

U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

Feb. 28, 2011 - The U.S. and our allies are imposing sanctions on Libya in order to assist the resistance army there that is trying to topple dictator Muammar Gadhafi.
U.S. officials have toughened their rhetoric against Gadhafi in the last few days as they call for him to step down. Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called Gadhafi "delusional" and accused him of "slaughtering his own people."
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is now heading from the coast of Somalia toward Libya. Other U.S. forces are also in the area or heading toward Libya. It is thought that the ships might be asked to provide humanitarian relief.
Source: Fox

Qaddafi Forces Strike Back at Protesters' Revolt Near Tripoli

Feb. 24, 2011 - Forces that have remained loyal to Muammar Gadhafi have attacked a mosque where many had taken refuge. They also attacked rebels who were protecting a local airport.
The assaults aimed to push back a rebellion that has moved closer to Gadhafi's bastion in the capital, Tripoli. The revolt has already broken away nearly the eastern half of Libya and unraveled parts of Gadhafi's regime.
Source: Fox
Libya protests: Gadhafi says Bin Laden to blame - BBC
Libyan military units defecting; Gadhafi left with ex-Soviet special forces - World Tribune
Obama's mystery links to Gadhafi uncovered - WorldNetDaily
Revolution and the Muslim World - George Friedman - Stratfor
Al Qaeda Backs Libyan Protesters, Condemns Gadhafi 'Massacres' - Fox

Libya protests: Gadhafi battles to control west

Feb. 23, 2011 - It appears that the entire Eastern portion of Libya has broken free from the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, and he is struggling to retain control of Tripoli and other areas in western Libya. At least 300 people have died in the rioting so far and many officials have defected from Gadhafi's government.
Quryna [news website] reported that a Libyan fighter plane had crashed near Ajdabiya after the two pilots refused to bomb Benghazi and ejected.
Source: BBC
Report: Libyan aircraft crashes after troops refuse bombing orders - CNN
Report: Ex-minister says Gadhafi ordered Lockerbie bombing - Washington Post

Iron and Clay:
The Revived Roman Empire and a New Islamic Caliphate

Feb. 23, 2011 - Recently there has been a debate among prophecy teachers about the nature of the final world empire. Some say it is a Western union of nations – a “Revived Roman Empire,” while others suspect it will be an Eastern coalition – essentially an Islamic Caliphate.

In Daniel, chapter 2, the major world empires are depicted in a series of dreams and visions. Before this time Egypt and Assyria had already come and gone as world powers. King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about a giant statue. He asked his wise men to interpret the dream, but they could not. However, Daniel, a devout young Hebrew captive, was given the ability to declare the dream and its interpretation to the king...

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Gadhafi Vows 'Rivers of Blood' as Regime Faces Collapse

Feb. 22, 2011 - In Libya protestors have taken control of the country's second-largest city of Benghazi and threaten to do the same in the capital city of Tripoli.
State TV said the military had "stormed the hideouts of saboteurs" and urged the public to back security forces. Protesters called for a demonstration in Tripoli's central Green Square and in front of Gadhafi's residence, but witnesses in various neighborhoods described a scene of intimidation.
Muamar Gadhafi announced that he was still in Libya and had not fled the country. Government officials and some military personnel have resigned. Many protestors have been shot on the streets.
Source: NewsMax

Israel and U.S. successfully test anti-missile system

Feb. 22, 2011 - Israel's Arrow anti-missile system was successfully tested off the coast of California on Tuesday morning.
The test was held in order to see if the missile would be successful against Iran's advanced missile, the Shahab 3, which could be used to hit Israel and regional U.S. bases.
Source: Haaretz

Libya protests spread and intensify

Feb. 21, 2011 - Uprisings in Libya have intensified, and witnesses have told Al Jazeera that at least 61 people were killed in clashes in Tripoli on Monday. Demonstrators say that they have taken control of several key towns in the country, including the city of Benghazi.
Another huge march under way in Tripoli on Monday afternoon was reportedly under attack by security forces using military planes and live ammunition to fire on protesters, sources told Al Jazeera.
Since Libyan authorities have cut all landline and wireless communication in the country, it difficult to verify the information.
Source: Al-Jazeera
Libya: Colonel Gadhafi 'flees' to Venezuela as cities fall to protesters - Telegraph - UK
Libya Air Force Jets in Malta, Pilots Seek Asylum - Fox
LIBYA: Reports of military aircraft firing on protesters - Los Angeles Times

Iran police fire tear gas at opposition rally in Tehran

Feb. 14, 2011 -
The BBC's Mohsen Asgari in Tehran says thousands of people defied the government ban and gathered in the city centre chanting "death to dictators".

Riot police and plainclothes police backed by the Republican Guards used tear gas to disperse the protesters, he adds, and many were arrested.

Source: BBC
Iran opposition: Will Arab uprisings spread? - BBC
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Gadhafi tells Palestinians: revolt against Israel

Feb. 12, 2011 - Giving his first major speech since the protests in Egypt and Hosni Mubarak's resignation, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi blamed the U.S. for Egypt's problems, pitting the "white" nations of the U.S., Europe, and their allies against the "green" Islamic world. He also advised Palestinians to take advantage of the unrest to stage their own protests against Israel.
"We need to create a problem for the world. This is not a declaration of war. This is a call for peace," he said in a speech given to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohamed, a holy day in the Islamic calendar.
Source: Reuters

Rumsfeld Warns of Iran, N. Korea Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

Feb. 12, 2011 - In a recent interview by NewsMax, Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld talked about his new memoir “Known and Unknown.” He said that all authorities thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and that President Bush should not have been accused of lying about the issue.
Rumsfeld said he is worried about the threat from an electromagnetic pulse attack from countries such as Iran and North Korea.
Source: Newsmax

Israeli foreign minister compares Turkey to 1979 Iran

Jan. 6, 2010 - Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman voiced his concern that the Islamist-rooted government in Turkey has suddenly turned against Israel like Iran did in 1979. He said,
"Unfortunately, recent events in Turkey are reminiscent of Iran before the Islamic Revolution led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Like Turkey, Iran was among Israel's closest allies and the two nations held good relations between both governments and people."
Source: Telegraph - UK

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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.

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 and Togarmah may represent the large and growing alliance of Russia with Islamic nations.

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 Islamic 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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