Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him. Ezekiel 38:1-2.

The Bible, like God is unchanging. When God makes a prediction, then He will make sure that the prediction is fulfilled. Gog signifies Russia, the chief prince of Rosh.
Russia and her allied Muslim nations will attack Israel at God's appointed time. The Bible states that you reap what you sow. Man might forget, but God will not forget the evil committed by the USSR when it was a communist state that persecuted, tortured and murdered both Christians and Jews, and also the hate campaigns against Jews and Israel in the Middle East and worldwide from many of the Muslim nations.
God said to His people, both the Christian and the covenant Jew: "Whoever touches you touches the apple of My eye." God allowed Egypt and its Pharaoh to become great, then the persecution took place against His people the Jews; and God said to Pharaoh: "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth." Romans 9:17. God fulfilled His word by destroying Pharaoh's pride and army in the sea.
Russia, (like Pharoah and Egypt) in its pride has made great boasts and threats against other nations in the past, especially against Israel in supplying weapons to Israel's enemies, and so has Islam. God has been watching all the time, and in His longsuffering will wait for the appointed day when Russia will suffer a greater humiliation than it has already experienced through the fall of communism.
The Russian bear and its allied armies will be destroyed on the mountains of Israel. The cold war might be over, but there are new changes taking place in Russia, causing the Kremlin to depart from democracy and revert back to its old ways of state control. President Vladimir Putin's new Russia is a state controlled system that is eliminating democratic reforms, he is restructuring the political system and is now taking firm control of the private sector and media. The freedom that Christians in Russia have been enjoying over the past few years of preaching the gospel on tv will soon face strict controls as Putin closes down the independent television network etc. Putin is now radically reforming the military, upgrading Russia's military arsenal and its misslie offensive capability. Vladimir Putin stated in 2003 that the Russian military still possessed a formidable nuclear arsenal. The Russians are in the process of building a new force of Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic nuclear missiles that can penetrate America's new missile defence system; the missiles will be ready in 2005. This new missile is the most advanced state of the art missile that is capable of penetrating any missile shield in the world. Russia is continually upgrading and updating its missiles, which are capable of hitting any target in the United States of America, it has thousands of nuclear warheads that are pointing at American cities and defence sites. Contrary to many people's beliefs, Russia is still a nuclear superpower
Russia is also suppying Iran with the materials to make nuclear weapons; Iran (ancient Persia) is the route that Russia will take when it invades Israel. It is interesting to note that Russia and its allies, Iran and Syria, are renowned for their anti-Semite actions, especially against the Jews living in the land of Israel, so it should not be surprising to us when we see Russia's involvement with these nations. Russia has recently signed an agreement with Syria, supplying Syria with an advanced anti-aircraft system which is highly affective against low flying aircraft and cruise missiles, and also advanced surface to air missiles capable of engaging multiple targets at once; the United States and Israel are deeply concerned by this action because they state that the weapons could end up in terrorist hands.This action is an immediate threat to Israel, Syria's enemy. Russia's agreement with Syria includes upgrading Syria's military selling them advanced arms. Putin's new Russia with his new policies has caused friction and strain between its relationship with the USA.
The tiny land of Israel is continually surrounded by nations that hate her and call for the destruction of the Jews. It is a miracle how the Jewish nation have survived through all the wars it has encountered, and all the terrorism that it has had to endure; but when we see the bigger picture, we can see that God is in control and has helped Israel to defeat her enemies every time she has been attacked. Islam would love to destroy Israel, but will never succeed.
As we read the Bible, we discover that America is not mentioned in end-time prophecy. So what will happen to America in these latter days? Russia will invade Israel. Russia would not invade Israel as long as Israel has a superpower ally like America. It is possible that America will be on the receiving end of a nuclear attack from Russia, and there are various ways that this attack could be triggered off. There is also the possibility of a nuclear attack from North Korea, as they have also threatened to destroy the earth if America were to use nuclear weapons against it.
As I have already said, "American and Russian relations are strained at this present time," so anything could happen in the near future between these two nations. Let us not think for a moment that the Kremlin will accept the status of Russia being an inferior nation to America or any other nation in the world; study the history of the Russian people, and observe the actions and policies of the Russian President Vladimir Putin who has every intention of making Russia a leading superpower again.
There are many in the American church who believe in and teach the pre-tribulation rapture, but I believe that this teaching is to comfort and avoid the reality of what America is facing, and escapism from inevitable tribulation. I believe that there is a terrible judgement coming to America because it has had more light of the gospel of Jesus Christ than any other nation in the world, and yet despite of this, still plunges deeper and deeper into sin and rebellion against God. America should judge itself by God's standard and not by its own. It is dangerous to say you are great when you are committing acts that are deeply offensive against Almighty God, for instance, America's involvement in partitioning the land of Israel. America needs to realise that it has no right to partition the land of Israel, because the land is God's, and only He has the sovereign right to give the land to those He has chosen to inherit it. The land of Israel belongs to the Jews who are the covenant people of God; this includes all the land that the Palestinians claim belongs to them. The present day partioning of the land of Israel will bring the wrath of God on the nations who are involved. America is playing with fire with its involvement in the roadmap for peace. Real peace will only come to the land of Israel when the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ returns to Israel in power and glory.
It appears that the rapture of the American church will not happen in the way that many Christians in America are expecting. A nuclear attack could be the way the born again church in America will be removed from the earth and translated to glory. Many of the American people think that they are safe in a protective bubble from a nuclear rapture. Millions of dollars are spent on Christian books that continually indoctrinate the American church with the false theory of the pre-tribulation rapture. All the positive thinking in the world will not alter God's purpose for America; if it is in the providence of God that the church in the United States of America will be raptured in the fires of a nuclear holocaust, then that is what precisely will happen. It is foolish to trust in the false teachings that come through ministers, books and films etc that avoid reality, because they only give you a false sense of security; we need to face the truth and go through whatever we have to face with God.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego faced the martyrs fire; all the positive thinking in the world couldn't have changed their God ordained destiny; their only way out was to deny the Lord. God allowed these three men to face the fire, and to be thrown into it, and God preserved them in the fire. Whatever fiery trial that we have to face because we belong to God, let us trust Him in it leaving the final outcome in His hands; God has our best interests at heart in promoting us to glory.
We need to be prepared for what is going to happen in the future, and we need to be prepared by the truth and not some make belief fantasy. The prophet Jeremiah spoke the truth because he was a true prophet of God; many false prophets opposed him because they didn't want to hear the truth about an enemy nation that was going to invade Israel and overpower them, they gave the people false prophecies that gave them a false sense of security; they contradicted the prophecies of Jeremiah, they tried to silence him by imprisoning him, but at the appointed time his words were confirmed by God with signs following. Babylon invaded Israel, plundering its people and treasures; the land became desolate because of God's judgement upon it.
The destruction of the twin towers in the USA on September 11th was a warning allowed by God of a greater tribulation that is coming to America, but just like the prophets in Jeremiah's day ignored the warnings and ridiculed and despised Jeremiah and his message, so too, many today will do the same when they hear the prophetic warning of God's judgement on America. There are many others who are listening to God who are making similar predictions to the ones that I am making about the USA.
The Bible is quite clear in its teaching about the last great end-time superpower, the revived Roman Empire, which is the European Superstate. The fact is, America is not mentioned at all in end-time prophecy for a very good reason.


There is a graphic account in the Bible about the Russian invasion of Israel in these end times.
The destruction of Russia and its allies predicted in the book of Ezekiel chapters 38-39 is not far off, God is involved. God will cause Russia with its allies to invade the land of Israel: "I will turn you around, put hooks in 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. Ezekiel 38:4. Iran, Syria and Libya will take part in this invasion. These countries are well known for their anti-Semitism and anti-Western attitude. Other countries will be involved in this attack which will come from the north. "Persia, Ethiopia and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet. Ezekiel 38:5. Then you will come from your place in the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty Army. "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, O Gog (Russia) before your eyes. Ezekiel 38:15-16.
God's purpose of causing Russia and its allies to invade the land of Israel, is so that His wrath and fury will be demonstrated against these godless nations and their invading armies; in other words, it's payback time for oppressing, torturing, maiming, attacking and murdering His people the Jew's and Christians throughout the years. "And it shall come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord God, "that My fury will show in My face, "For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken. Ezekiel 38:18-19.
Why would Russia want to invade Israel? Well, there's the mineral wealth in the Dead Sea, also Israel's strategic position in the Middle East with all the surrounding oil fields; it is also a hub between three major continents, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Israel also has a better food supply than Russia, and there are many more reasons.
The nations allied with Russia have a common interest, the destruction of the Jews and the nation of Israel.

For further reading, study the message on America and John the Baptist.

If you don't know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, then you have no refuge from the storms of judgement that are coming on the earth. Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world, call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, repent of your sin, ask Him to come into you life, and you will be safe and secure in Him. Romans 3:23. Acts 2:21. Romans 10:9-10.

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