Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed are those who trust in mortals, who depend on flesh for their strength and whose hearts turn away from
Let’s examine, shall we?
(For nuts-and-bolts analysis and the way its unfolding from the “Iran Side,” I recommend
Old Corp’s recent thread on the topic.
My thread will focus more on
Before the end times, Daniel 2:31-35 assures us the powers will the Kings of the North, South, East, and West.
The Kingdom of the North: Russia
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and
Tubal, and prophesy against him.
See also Ezekiel 38:6 and 15, and 39:2.: The emphasis is on a land “FAR NORTH” of Israel (Not just a next-door power.)
Gog = “Ruler” or literally “man on top.
Gog= chief prince
Chief = Rosh
The Hebrew scholar Gesenius (1786-1842) says ROSH = RUSsia.
"The next great war will not be with the Arabs, but with the Russians" (!)
- General Moshe Dayan, 1968
The Lord is against Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.
See Gen. 10:1: the sons of Japheth are Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
Gesenius again: Meschech
I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a
great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.
Did you catch that…
turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out!!!!
What kind of HOOKS?
Russia will invade Israel because:
-It needs a war-water port in the Middle East and Israel can offer that.
-It is a chance to assert hegemony over the declining USA and for Russia to celebrate its rising world status as a “BRICs” nation.
-Russia wants to have a greater say in the control of Middle Eastern OIL.
-Russia wants mineral deposits in the Dead Sea --. It is estimated that the Dead Sea contains two billion tons of potassium chloride (potash),
essential for fertilizer for depleting soil. As the world heads toward GLOBAL FAMINE, potash will become worth its weight in gold.
RUSSA AND IRAN
Ezekiel says in chapter 38:6 “Many peoples [are] with you” (with Russia).
Look how Russia is standing
EVEN AS WE SPEAK!
Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them.
The Hebrew is closer to commander
Russia will COMMAND!
You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My
land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, 0 Gog, before their eyes.
Put your trust in the LORD!
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