Gog/Magog ‘Chaos’ Appearing in Unholy US/Hezbollah/Assad Alliance

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BIN: American troops are en route to Lebanon to take their place in an unlikely alliance with terror group Hezbollah and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad in a development that one prominent rabbi and a noted expert on Middle Eastern politics agree could be the final stage preceding the War of Gog and Magog.

On Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon acknowledged that, following a request from Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to President Donald Trump, US special forces would be providing training and support to the Lebanese Armed Forces.

The only problem: Lebanon has recently begun coordinating its military efforts with Hezbollah and Syrian troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad in order to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) and its allies.

“The prophets wrote that the War of Gog and Magog will be entirely inexplicable,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “Since it is a war that is the result of Divine intervention, it will not make political sense, historical sense, or follow the laws of nature.” more …

Opinion: The rabbi makes some interesting points. Gog and Magog will be a turning point in human history. Picture in your mind headlines announcing that a massive surprise attack has been launched against Israel from the north and south.

“ISRAEL HAS BEEN ATTACKED, HEAVILY ARMED FORCES ARE MOVING IN FROM EVERY DIRECTION”

Imagine the chaos as the news media try to determine what nation is leading the charge and what the motive is. Imagine how hopeless it will look for the tiny nation who will not have had a chance to unleash its nuclear might before becoming overwhelmed.

“ISRAEL IS OVERWHELMED AND NO NATION APPEARS WILLING TO HELP”

“Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?” Ezekiel 38:13

And imagine the astonishment when it is discovered that the enemy forces are destroying themselves in total confusion:

“IN A  MONUMENTAL TURN OF EVENTS THE ATTACKING FORCES APPEAR TO BE LOSING”

 I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.” Ezekiel 38:21-22

This victory will be so colossal that the Six Day War of 1967 will pale in comparison:

“INVADING ARMIES ARE FALLING LIKE DEAD MEN”

“You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.” Ezekiel 39:4-5

At the end of this war there will be no doubt in the mind of the Jewish people that Jehovah God won the victory: “So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward.” Ezekiel 39:22

“JEWS ARE FLOODING THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN AN OUTPOURING OF FASTING AND PRAYER”

God’s elect return to Him in covenant relationship:

“Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,’ says the Lord God.” Ezekiel 39:28-29

And then it will be time for a new temple and a peace treaty, Daniel 9:27.

(For more on the war of Gog and Magog see BP 101 here and Blood Feud here)

Thanks to Shelly for sending this in.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Is it any surprise that Americans are not making a peep about this? No complaining, not even from the “Christian” conservatives. If it does not involve taking away their rights and freedoms Americans tend to be blind to everything else. Selectively blind.

    Should this actually be Bible prophecy unfolding before our very eyes it will lead to a happy ending for the good guys. However, if it is not, and it turns out to only be America teaming up with terrorists, training and funding them, then nothing is new under the sun. It is just America doing what they have been doing for decades.

  2. I noticed that you used “Jehovah”, the English translation of God’s name in Hebrew “Yahwey”.
    It’s very nice to see!
    I was wondering why you use for quotes a bible translation that removes God’s name.
    It makes one wonder what else has been changed.
    Two of the referenced scriptures (Eze 38:21; 39:29) replace God’s name with the nondescript term “God”, while Ezekiel 39:22 and Ezekiel 39:28 replace God’s name with “LORD” (all caps).
    Do you think that in the future you may change to a translation that does not alter the original Hebrew and Greek?
    I think Revelation 22:18 and 19 should set the pattern for the entire bible.

    Thanks for the work you do.

    • Thank you for your observation. My first Bible given to me by my wife was the NIV. At that time I had no idea there was controversy among Bible believers as to which version to use. My fist mentor, Jack Kinsella, used the KJV but another teacher, Jack Kelley, primarily used the NIV. Over the years I have found problems/errors with every version, as Greek and Hebrew don’t always flow easily to English. I also find that sometimes the NIV and ESV translate the OT well, as in Ezekiel 38. Neither the KJV/NKJV list the ancient names Cush, which would include Somalia and Sudan with Ethiopia, and Put (Libya) as part of the invasion force. We made a decision to use the verse that we feel is easy for our readers and closest to the original language.

      2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

  3. We should pause for a moment and take a quick peek at the author’s chapter 6, BP 101, in which he (they) outline the events (Psalm 83) to what many think will be the prelude to the Ezekiel 38/39 conflict. Note that the people groups that immediately surround Israel vis-a-vis a Psalm 83 conflict are absent from the Ezekiel conflict. Many Bible prophecy buffs and commentators believe that this Psalm 83 conflagration – along with Isaiah 17 – has to happen first before the Ezekiel event for the reasons given by the author in chapter 6. Israeli prophecy commentator, Amir Tsarfati, has an interesting take on the Psalm 83 event. His view is that the conflict is not just a single event which culminates in another stinging Arab defeat, but a process of events that have been in progress since May 15th, 1948, which taken together will end in an Israeli victory over the inner “ring” of Moslem nations/people groups setting the final stage for the Ezekiel event which has also been in progress since 1948. Is Psalm 83 a prophecy or a lament? It may be both. Surely there will be a visible physical conclusion to the Hamas/Hezbollah, et al. confederation and harassment; but due to its long term duration, the affected people – the Jewish nation – are in continuous lament over the situation. Bill Salas has a fine DVD presentation depicting the Psalm 83 scenario.

    • Thank you for joining the conversation, we can learn much from each other. Centurion’s response to the same post listed something interesting:
      “Amir Tsarfati has an interesting take on the Psalm 83 event. “His view is that the conflict is not just a single event which culminates in another stinging Arab defeat, but a process of Moslem nations/people groups setting the final stage for the Ezekiel event which has also been in progress since 1948.”
      My take is found in Ezekiel 38:8:”After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.”
      Sword in Hebrew is war, indicating that Israel will be so victorious over her irascible enemies that she will take down security bars and gates, which is almost impossible as long as Hamas and Hezbollah exist.
      It is also interesting that none of the Psalm 83 nations are listed in Gog Magog.

  4. Does anyone have an idea why scripture tells us that “I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself” in the Ezekiel 38 war? Magnifying Himself makes immediate sense, but why does God need to be sanctified? Thoughts on this?

    • Thank you for your inquiry. If we look at the Hebrew words used in the passage a clear picture emerges:
      Magnify in Hebrew (gadal) is to grow or become great. Sanctify in Hebrew (qadash) is to be set apart. Ezekiel is clear that the Lord wants this war to be a major turning point that will bring His people back to covenant relationship. He will be set apart so there will be no doubt as to how this war was won.