Ezekiel's Gog And Magog
By James Donahue
A Montana writer once 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 one of the great fallacies in the Christian Bible,
that Israel is the center of the world, that the Israelis are the chosen people of God, and that a 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
laced with distorted prophecy and half-truths that paint a blurred picture of history. The prophetic messages also may be
distortions of what may really happen to mankind at the end of the world as we currently know it.
There appears to exist within most people a subconscious
awareness that some kind of a conclusion is fast approaching. This may not be because it was ordained by a power from above
. . . but because too many humans are programmed to believe it will happen. They are unwittingly willing it to come true with
their minds. Christians want the final conflict because they believe they will benefit from the outcome.
In truth, they are being led like cattle into a slaughterhouse.
They have no idea what lies in store for them if a final world conflict is allowed to happen.
The news clipping we refer to, a story by Bill Wilson, notes
that the joint military maneuvers were history-making because it was the first time that the armies of both China and Russia
were on maneuvers together peacefully in preparation for warfare against a common enemy.
Wilson used Biblical resource information to suggest that
the names Gog and MaGog are references to Russia and China, and turns to the Thirty-Eighth Chapter of Ezekiel to identify
that common enemy as Israel.
According to that prophecy, the forces of Persia, Ethopia,
Libya, Gomer and the house of Togamah would be turning against Israel. 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 are expected
to be collectively involved in this battle.
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 is really being described.
This is 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 among Russian and
Chinese soldiers is that they were 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 target in mind. If they must join forces to go to war it will
be against the United States.
It is true that Israel has become a world nuclear power,
and has been doing a lot of saber rattling as Iran gets closer and closer to developing its own nuclear capabilities. What
is troubling is that the United States has always backed Israel. Consequently, the possibility of an attack by Israel against
Iran could spark that world conflict. If the United States joined Israel in such a conflict, we believe China would join Iran.
The United States probably cannot avoid such a conflict if
it occurs. This country has been the most aggressive military force operating in the modern world. We have military bases
established in virtually every continent.
If a world conflict is fought, we predict that it will most
likely be over dwindling natural world resources. We also believe that the leadership of both Russia and China are loathe
against involvement in a global conflict and will do everything possible to prevent it from ever happening.
If such a war occurs, it also may involve the push by the
U.S. industrial military complex for more warfare to achieve power, wealth and world domination.
Such a war does not need to be fought, and should not be fought,
if mankind is going to have any chance to continue on for very much longer.