Plundering Israel, Is Gog and Magog on the Rise?

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There are many articles about the countries of Israel, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Syria.

Why do Christians constantly talk and write about this, ya know, like I'm doing.

Because, we find in the book of Ezekiel a direct connection to what is happening.

Ezekiel 38 :1 NKJV 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.

Here we have the list of nations that will go to war with Israel. Russia, Iran, Turkey, Ethiopia, and Libya. Right now we will look at Russia, Iran, and Turkey. We will also look at Syria since that is where they have gathered.

Ezekiel 38:8 -- tells us it will be in the latter years, which is known as the Tribulation.

Ezekiel 38:12-13 -- tell us they come to take their wealth. Notice it does not say land. It says, 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)

These nations will see all Israel has and want it. They will devise a plan to take it by force. What exactly does Israel have?

... Eitan Aizenberg, an octogenarian geologist who discovered Israel’s giant natural offshore gas field, Leviathan, says he is just “in the middle of the walk” of his life. He has much more work to do, and together with his partners, he is setting sights on faraway shores, determined to use the technologies, faith and insight he used in Israel to now detect new foreign natural resources...

"Leviathan was found in 2010, a year after the Tamar gas field was discovered. The Tamar field, owned by Noble, Delek and Israeli firm Isramco Negev 2, LP, which started producing gas in 2013 and has been supplying Israel with its fuel, holds some 10 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas. Leviathan, which is set to start production in 2019, is estimated to hold 22 tcf of natural gas, and also holds the potential for half a million barrels of oil, according to estimates provided by Ratio."...

Along with Israel's many resources, they have oil and gas. They have lots of it. So much so, they are looking to export some which makes these nations nervous.

"Whatever we may think of Vladimir Putin’s politics, one thing is clear, he is a shrewd, often ruthless, operator on the global stage. But Putin’s Kremlin is clearly rattled by the threat of decline for that which underpins Russia’s entire economy: its energy hegemony.

Putin is only too aware of the triple whammy of falling domestic energy productivity, surging global shale development in the wake of the transforming US shale revolution, and a new threat posed to a European market still dependent on Russian gas imports – the significant potential of Israeli and Cypriot gas exports."...

Israel, among, others, is a very real threat to Russia's economy. Of course the back door way in is deemed the easiest but scripture is very clear that something will bring Russia, Iran, Turkey, and other nations together to take and no longer play nice.

Right now they are gathering in Syria near Damascus. They have military bases and have/are bringing in military weapons.

This brings us to Syria, more specifically Damascus.

Isaiah 17:1 NET This is a message about Damascus: “The city of Damascus will be destroyed; only ruins will remain. 2 People will leave the cities of Aroer. Flocks will wander freely in those empty towns, and there will be no one to bother them. 3 The strong, walled cities of Israel will be destroyed. The government in Damascus will end.

"An alleged Israeli missile strike on the Damascus airport late Saturday reportedly targeted an Iranian plane delivering weapons for pro-regime forces and Revolutionary Guards units fighting in the country’s civil war."...

There are more pieces to this puzzle and many have fallen into place. The players have begun to eye Israel's wealthy resources. Israel is becoming a threat to the economy of others.

So why is there so much written about this by believers because the scene is being set for the return of the Messiah, Jesus the Christ.

Ezekiel 38:18 NET This is what will happen: On the day Gog attacks the land of Israel, I will become very angry, says the Lord God. 19 With jealousy and great anger I tell you that at that time there will surely be a great earthquake in Israel. 20 The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the wild animals, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the people on the earth will shake with fear before me. Also the mountains will be thrown down, the cliffs will fall, and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 Then I will call for a war against Gog on all my mountains, says the Lord God. Everyone’s sword will attack the soldier next to him. 22 I will punish Gog with disease and death. I will send a heavy rain with hailstones and burning sulfur on Gog, his army, and the many nations with him. 23 Then I will show how great I am. I will show my holiness, and I will make myself known to the many nations that watch. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’

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Ezekiel 33:6 "But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand." (Amplified Bible)


Sherri Bledsoe

Sherri Bledsoe is an Ordain Minister who has been studying God's Word since 2003. She has spoken at churches, nursing homes and has taught bible classes for many years. Living His Word Ministries was established in June 2008 and went live on the internet in 2013. Our Ministry is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ by speaking scripture only. This ministry is a 501c3 and helps those in need per scripture. We do take donations or offerings.


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