Ezekiel’s Gog and Magog Prophecy
By James Donahue
In 2005 a Montana writer linked joint military exercises
between Russian and Chinese troops with the Old Testament prophecy in the Book of Ezekiel that pits the forces of Gog and
Magog against Israel in the end times. This is a dangerous idea, still circulating in fundamental Christian circles, that
needs to be put to rest before it explodes into reality.
One of the great fallacies in the Christian Bible is that
Israel is the center of the world, that the Israelis are the chosen people of God, and that the final apocalyptic battle will
be focused on that little dot of a nation in the Middle East.
As we have noted many times in past articles, the Bible
is full of distorted prophecy and half-truths that paint a blurred picture of what is really going to happen to mankind at
the end of time.
And by that, I am speaking of the end of the human time
on this planet. That end is fast approaching . . . not because it was ordained by a power from above . . . but because too
many humans believed it will happen. They are unwittingly making it come true with their minds. Christians are programmed
to want the final conflict to happen because they believe they will benefit from the outcome.
In truth, they are being led like sheep into a slaughterhouse
and they have no idea what lies in store for them.
The news clipping, a story by Bill Wilson, noted that the
joint military maneuvers would be history-making because it was the first time that the armies of both China and Russia ever
come together peacefully in preparation for warfare against a common enemy.
Wilson uses Biblical resource information to suggest that
the names Gog and MaGog are references to Russia and China, and turned to the thirty-eighth Chapter of Ezekiel to identify
that common enemy as Israel.
According to the prophetic story, the forces involved in
this battle will include Persia, Ethopia, Libya, Gomer and the house of Togamah. Persia is the old name for Iran, Gomer is
the old name for Germany and Togamah is a name for the Turks, or Turkey. In other words, the Arabs and some European countries
will be joining Gog and Magog in this attack on Israel.
The writer of Ezekiel quotes what he believed to be the
voice of God saying: “I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine
army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all
of them handling swords. . .
“And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north
parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army. And thou shalt
come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land, it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against
my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.”
If we grasp the particles of truth from these lines, and
omit the story about these great armies sweeping down on God’s chosen people in Israel, we can get a bitter concept
of what the prophecy may really be describing.
It appears to be a vague description of a final World War.
But instead of horses, the soldiers are riding in armored vehicles and aircraft. Instead of swords they carry guns and bombs.
They meet in a battlefield that will likely encompass the entire planet, since this war will be mostly fought in the seas,
in the air and by intercontinental ballistic missile strikes. And as the bombs fall . . . especially the nuclear bombs . .
. a cloud will indeed cover the land.
The horror behind those military exercises that occurred
among Russian and Chinese soldiers is that they are not preparing to strike Israel at all. That could not be further from
their minds. The leaders of these two great armies have another more challenging possible enemy in mind. And that obviously
has to be the United States.
If such a prophetic battle becomes reality, and there currently
is no good reason for it to ever happen, China and the United States will likely be the main forces pitted against one another.
Our governments are ideologically the spiritually in total contrast with one another. America operates on a failed capitalistic
system and China is operating on a strange communistic system that is slowly shifting to a form of capitalism.
Future wars will mostly be fought over dwindling natural
world resources if they happen. But such a war does not need to be fought, and should not be fought, if mankind is going to
have any chance to avoid the threat of mass extinction. Instead of war, the humans of this planet should be joining hands
and working collectively to repair our dying planet and assuring a future for our children and grandchildren.
A nuclear war could be the final straw and must be avoided
at all cost.
It is a great error to believe the Bible-enhanced story, manufactured
by ancient Hebrew kings, that exalt the Jews as God’s chosen people. All of us are just as special, all of us possess
the same spirit or God within. We are all part of the Living Universe and children of the Mother Earth, which is a sentient
Another interesting thought once expressed by a wise old friend
is that the concept of the temple is not a specific physical place, as the Israeli people would have us believe. Rather we
are the temple. It exists within each human. Caring for the bodies we have been granted for our time here on Earth is what
is meant by caring for the temple.
The great danger is that too many people caught up in ancient
religious belief systems on this planet believe in an apocalyptic end of the world as we know it. They actually want a final
conflict because they believe it will mean that it will bring about the return of a long dead savior and launch a thousand
year cycle of peace on Earth.
If we don’t have a dramatic shift in thought, and
this wished-for war is not stopped, mankind may be doomed to self destruction. And that shift also must include a turn away
from the dangerous anti-Islamic sentiment now brewing in the United States.