Commentary By: Gordon King
Are the people of the world watching what is happening in the world today? Has it crossed their minds that there is something much bigger happening than what meets the eye? How about Christians, even many of them are not putting the pieces of the puzzle together, and that my friends is a real tragedy!
World economies are at the brink of collapse, food sources are being depleted and threatened by man-made and natural disasters, disease and pestilence are on the rise with no cures in sight, civil unrest around the world grows as world leaders make erroneous and disastrous decisions, nations are rising against nations, wars and rumors of wars are both increasing.
The Middle East is a powder keg ready to explode and the nations surrounding Israel are ready to attack her, just as prophesied in Ezekiel 38! And God shall put hooks in the jaws of Gog and draw her into battle with Israel.
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 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. 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
7 “Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. 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. 9 You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
10 ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: 11 You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— 12 to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13 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?’”’
14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? 15 Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. 16 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, before their eyes.” 17 Thus says the Lord God: “Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?
Judgment on Gog
18 “And it will 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. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ 21 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. 22 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. 23 Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”’
The pieces of this prophetic puzzle are all in place, and the countries who will invade Israel are at the ready. Russia, Iran, Ethiopia, Libya, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. This war could break out at any time, and with each passing day it seems even more likely to occur sooner than later!
There is a question which some people may have about this prophecy: “What is the purpose, why would God do such a thing?” The answer is in the prophecy itself, in order to show the world that He is God! He will magnify Himself and Sanctify Himself. By protecting Israel against all of these nations, the good Lord will once again show the world that He is God, the only God of the universe!
The LORD of Heaven’s Armies, Yeshua, God Almighty, Elohim, I AM WHO I AM, Creator of both heaven and earth, will magnify Himself before the world! Yet even so, there will be many who do not believe, they will continue in rebellion against the God who created them.
This is where we are in the world today, perilous times becoming even more perilous, evil and wickedness growing like a festering cancer, and spiritual evil devouring those succumbing to the wiles of the devil.
The good Lord is ready at all times, yet He is also patient! What seems like a life time to us is nothing in the eyes of God, for God there is no time. He knows the end from the beginning, and all will be established according to His will!
“Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ “
Know this, that whatever is to come and whatever may befall us, God is in control of all things! He is more powerful than His creation, He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
Do not be surprised when you hear of war breaking out in Israel, do not be dismayed when you hear of Russia and her allies attacking Israel. For The LORD of Heaven’s Armies has spoken and prophesied that it will happen, and when it does then you will know that He is God!
Place your trust and faith in Jesus Christ, He is the only way to eternal life, He is eternal life! And if He is eternal life than there is no other way to obtain it but through Him!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!