The Jerusalem Report – 07/07/2017

Why Iran Is the King of the North And What the Gog-Magog War Has To Do With It

Iran today is the remnant nation of the ancient Persian empire that included all of what today is Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and even part of Egypt. The great Persian king, Cyrus, established Persian control over the ancient Near East, part of Egypt, and also parts of India.

A prophecy in that ancient Persian empire’s eschatology says it will become a world super power in the end of days. It is this prophecy, along with the prophecy of the Mahdi, that is the foundation for the end time King of the North’s conquest of the Middle East.

The prophecy about the King of the north in the end of days is that he will occupy ALL of Egypt, indicating that the ancient Persian empire that rises in the end of days will have an even larger territory than it had before. The Book of Daniel tells us this in chapter 11, verses 41-43.

Dan 11:41  He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. 
Dan 11:42  He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 
Dan 11:43  But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. 

The greater part of Egypt and none of Libya and Ethiopia were part of ancient Persia. Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia will become part of the arisen Persian Empire during the war by the King of the North.

Iran is the head of a new coalition that looks like the main land area of ancient Persia with just a couple of exceptions that I will explain as we go along.

According to Wikipedia, “The Russia–Syria–Iran–Iraq coalition (RSII coalition), also referred to as 4+1 (in which the “plus one” refers to Hezbollah of Lebanon), is a joint intelligence-sharing cooperation between opponents of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with operation rooms in Syria’s Damascus and Iraq’s Green Zone in Baghdad. It was formed as a consequence of an agreement reached at the end of September 2015 between Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria to “help and cooperate in collecting information about the terrorist Daesh group” (ISIL) with a view to combatting the advances of the group, according to the statement issued by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command. The statement also cited “the increasing concern from Russia about thousands of Russian terrorists committing criminal acts within ISIS.”

We will find out who the Russians are in a minute.

The modern nation of Turkey is missing from Iran’s ancient Persian map. It was geographically part of the ancient Persian empire and is being courted by Iran and Russia today. It may be that Turkey will join the end time Persian coalition headed by Iran and backed by Russia.

Who are the Russians, really?

The Russian people are ancient Medes and Persians. The Caucasus region was usually incorporated into the Iranian world. This statement is from the Encyclopedia Brittanica, 11th Edition. Large parts of Russia were ruled by empires based in modern-day Iran for a time span encompassing many centuries. From the early 16th century up to including the early 19th century, Transcaucasia and a part of the North Caucasus (namely Dagestan), were ruled by the successive Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar dynasties of Iran, and made up part of the latters concept for centuries. In the course of the 19th century, by the Treaty of Gulistan of 1813 and the Treaty of Turkmenchay of 1828, Iran ceded the region to Russia. Ever since, the Dagestan region still makes up part of Russia.

People from the former and contemporary boundaries of Iran have a long history in the territory of what is modern-day Russia, stretching back thousands of years. Throughout history, the Iranians have a long history within what is modern-day Russia, stretching back millennia. With their historical core in southern Dagestan and the pivotal Iranian town of Derbent, the territory remained, intermittently, in Iranian hands encompassed for many centuries until 1813, resulting in a steady flow and settling of people from mainland Iran. There are two historically Iranian communities in Russia; the Tats, who are amongst the native inhabitants of the North Caucasus, and the Mountain Jews, who descend from Persian Jews from Iran.

The migration from the area of the ancient Persian empire, particularly from its remnant territory which is Iran today, has continued up to the present. As the Encyclopædia Iranica states, the number of Persians in the Russian empire or its territories increased steadily in the second half of the 19th century following the forced ceding of the Caucasus of Qajar Iran to Russia several decades earlier by the Treaty of Gulistan of 1813 and the Treaty of Turkmenchay of 1828. These migrants consisted primarily from Persia’s northern provinces (chiefly Iranian Azerbaijan), who traveled to the Caucasus and, to some extent, to Central Asia in search of employment. Although the bulk of migrants were involved in some form of short-term or circular migration, many stayed in Russia for longer periods or even settled there.

Migration from Iran to Russia increased greatly in the 1800s. I believe this was a move of YHVH to set up the events at the end of days and to obscure Russia’s origins so that not everyone would catch on to what YHVH was doing. He wants to take the world by surprise using the King of the North.

The first traces of migration were recorded as early as 1855. The British consul in Tabrīz, K. E. Abbott, reported more than 3,000 passes issued by the Russian consulate in two months alone. However, the process gathered pace after the 1880s, and by the turn of the century it had achieved a scale and consistency that was sufficient to win the attention of many scholars, travelers, and commentators of the time.

According to the returns from the first national census of Russia of 1897, and cited by the Encyclopædia Iranica, some 74,000 Persian subjects were enumerated in the various parts of the empire as of 28 January 1897. The largest single grouping was in the Caucasus region, which accounted for 82 percent of the total. As the census states, within the region the four major towns of Baku, Elisavetpol (Ganja), Erivan, and Tbilisi accounted for as many as 53,000 or about 72 percent of all Persians in the whole empire. Next to Caucasus in numbers of Persian residents was Central Asia, where numbers surpassed 10,000. According to the same [1897 census] source, Persian-speakers (as distinct from Persian subjects) numbered only about 32,000, suggesting the predominance of Azeri-speaking Azerbaijanis among the migrants.

There are many travelers’ accounts and political memoirs that attest to the importance of the numbers involved, but they are often considered to be contradictory or incomparable. Ethner notes that further useful information is, however, available from data on passports and visas issued at the Russian consulates in Tabriz, Mashhad, Rasht, and Astarabad. The number of Persian travelers to Russia averaged about 13,000 per year for the period 1876-1890 and rising to over 67,000 at the turn of the century. By 1913 over a quarter of a million Persians (274,555) were reported to have entered Russia. However, this excludes illegal migration, which by many accounts was also substantial. Equally large numbers of Persians were reported to have left Russia each year (e.g., 213,373 in 1913). As Hakimian further states, it has been estimated that net immigration to Russian territories amounted to about 25,000 each year on average between 1900-13. The total number of Persians in Russia before World War I is thus likely to have been about half a million (Hakimian, 1990, pp. 49–50).

According to other accounts too, the politicization of Persian workers in Russia was extensive during a period beset by revolutionary turmoil in both countries. In the 1906 strike in the copper mines and plants of Alaverdi in Armenia about 2,500 Persian Azerbaijanis were believed to constitute the core of strikers.[26] This politicization was also reflected in the forcible extraditions of 1905 referred to above, as note d by Belova.

Persians also took part in political activities between World War I and the October Revolution. In 1914, as Chaqueri states, workers residing in Baku took part in street demonstrations against the outbreak of war.[28] Soon after the October Revolution, a group of Persian workers in Baku founded the party ʿEdālat, which was to become the Communist Party of Persia in 1920.

In 1935 the Persian government requested the countries which it had diplomatic relations with it to change its name from Persia to “Iran”. It should be clear by now that Russians and Iranians are the same people. The Russians are the secular red Edomite communists while the Iranians are the religious Islamic Edomites. Edomites are the descendants of Jacob’s twin brother, Esau. The Great Tribulation is the culmination of the conflict between Jacob and Esau.

Both Russia and Iran are Biblically represented by a bear. The bear in the Book of Daniel represents the Persian empire. As a people group, the Persian empire IS Russia and Iran together. The Russian and Iranian populations ARE the Persians, the ancient Persians, hiding under 2 different names.

The Book of 2 Kings chapter 2 talks about these two bears. I will share that in a little while.

There is another ancient name for the Persians, the Iranians. This is Elam and it has a special end time prophecy.

Now, let’s take a look at the Gog-Magog war and how these two people groups and their wars fit together in prophecy.

We should not confuse the Gog war with King of the North war. Gog is a different entity than the King of the North. It appears that Iran, Persia, will join with Gog, but there is another explanation which is that Iran will attack Israel shortly after Gog, Germany – NATO – led by the United States, attacks. The Gog troops will have recently marched in to control Israel before the King of the North attacks.

I have assumed that Gog will attack the mountains of Israel because of the Palestinian conflict. But it may be that Gog will be a military occupation to protect Israel from the King of the North, but this will be only a guise because what Gog is really after is the oil and gas in Israel.

Eze_38:8  After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

Eze_38:12  To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

Could the stationing of the USS George H. W. Bush on July 1, 2017 be the beginning of Gog’s strategy to get Israel’s oil and gas by posing as a guardian of Israel?

From JPost: “The docking of the ship on Saturday marked the first time an aircraft carrier visited Israel in 17 years.

“The visit of the USS George H.W. Bush speaks to the enduring commitment to our shared interests and a commitment to fight against our common enemies,” Commanding Officer Capt. Will Pennington told reporters during a visit to the ship. According to a statement by the US European Command, the ship’s visit is meant  “to enhance US-Israel relations as the two nations reaffirm their continued commitment to the collective security of the European and Middle East Regions.””

It appears they are coming to guard Israel according to their own statement.

Eze 38:5  Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them WITH shield and helmet: 

Notice the word “WITH”. We must understand that the Hebrew word that is translated as “with” – as in Persia, Ethiopia and Libya WITH them – is ET. Alef Tav. That word is translated many ways, but one way is using the word “against”.

H854, ET, is translated “against” in many verses:  1Ki_20:23, 2Ki_8:29, 2Ki_19:9, 2Ch_24:24, Psa_109:2, Isa_54:15, Isa_54:17, Jer_21:5, Jer_37:10, Eze_38:22, Dan_11:2.

Eze 38:7  Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. 

But there is a translation anomaly in our English Bibles. Verse 7 in the Interlinear Bible does not have the words “with them” at the end of the verse. It simply says “Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard”. In other words, Gog will invade Israel under the auspices of GUARDING Israel from the King of the North coalition, Russia, Iran and their north-of-Israel coalition that includes Iraq and Syria and possibly Turkey.

I used to think Iran would JOIN the Gog coalition in its attack, but now I see the Gog-Magog war and the invasion by the King of the North as 2 separate events that happen very close together.

The King of the North invasion is a different war.

  • The King of the North attacks Israel as part of a larger war with a different agenda, according to Daniel 11 that says the King of the North will attack the King of the South and Revelation 6 that says the King of the North goes out conquering and to conquer. These are different reasons for Russia and Iran’s coming war.
  • Gog’s war agenda is to occupy the mountains of Israel to GUARD Israel because it wants to take the spoil.

We can make more sense of this by looking at the details given about the King of the North in Daniel 11. According to that chapter, there will be 4 Persian kings. One exists already – King Darius. Thus, there will be more coming Persian kings that are described in the rest of the chapter. One of these kings has an end of days role.

Dan 11:40  And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. 

Persia only exists as Iran and Russia today.

Many believe that Russia is Gog because the Hebrew word for chief is “rosh”. However, in my teaching on this subject, we learned that Gog is a descendant of Rueben and so is found where the House of Israel is scattered among the European and Westernized nations. Russia are ancient Persians as I described earlier in this broadcast.

The King of the North in Daniel 11 attacks Israel, part of Jordan, Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia in order to invade the King of the South which is Saudi Arabia. The Book of Revelation says there is an end time king that rides on a white horse going out conquering and to conquer. We know he is a king because he already is wearing a crown.

Rev 6:2  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. 

The king riding on the white horse is the crowned Shi’ite, Iranian-Persian King named as such in Daniel 11 who is going out to settle the issue between themselves and the Sunnis.

Why would Gog and the King of the North attack Israel at nearly the same time? It is because Israel has something both of them want, except that they both want different things. Gog wants control of Israel’s oil and gas. The U.S. and its allies are losing the war for control of Syria’s distribution pipeline. They will fight to the last to maintain control of Israel’s oil and gas to keep it out of Russian and Iranian control. Even the least educated person should know by now that the entity who controls all of the Middle East’s oil and gas controls the rest of the world. And when the Russia and Iranian coalition attacks Saudi Arabia, they will control that oil and gas, as well.

The recent U.S. escalation of the war in Syria is because its allies, the Free Syrian Army and other groups that are backed by the U.S., are losing the war. According to al-monitor.com, the U.S. escalation is solidifying the Russian-Iranian 4+1 coalition.

“While the United States is becoming increasingly assertive in keeping the Syrian army and its allied forces away from the Iraqi border, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s main allies, namely Iran and Russia, have started to redefine their strategies to preserve their vital interests in the war-torn country.

The United States’ shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet on June 18 was regarded as an indicator of elevated US military activism in Syria in support of its partners.

Reacting to the shooting down of the Syrian aircraft, Russia drew its own red line, with the Defense Ministry declaring that “any airborne objects found west of the Euphrates River” would be considered targets.

However, this is not the whole picture, as eastern Syria has become the focal point for Iran, too. The very fact that Iran on June 18 chose Deir ez-Zor as the target of its first missile strike against Islamic State (IS) positions signaled the significance of the region in Iran’s strategic calculations.

Mindful of these developments, the question now is why the situation in eastern Syria has suddenly become so fragile, and what consequences this could have for the future of Syria.

It appears that the United States and its allies were hopeful that Aleppo would be the peak of Assad’s military achievements, after which he would enter talks with the rebels to jointly determine the status of other parts of the country.

In the past month, the Syrian army not only advanced toward the areas held by US-backed rebels at the border with Jordan and Iraq, but also started to march toward Raqqa from the west. This potentially puts in danger the fate of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after the recapture of Raqqa from IS. Therefore, the United States has seemingly come to the conclusion that there won’t be a military solution in line with its interests in Syria — as the rebels are losing more ground — and that it’s not even possible to freeze the situation as it was right after the Syrian government’s recapture of East Aleppo.

In these circumstances, the only possible and logical option for the United States and its allies is to reinforce their current positions inside Syria and to concentrate on the areas that have the most potential to be successfully retaken by American-backed forces. In this vein, the United States is more vigorously trying to keep pro-Assad and pro-Iran forces away from al-Tanf and is also eager to accelerate SDF operations in Raqqa. Thus, the United States is now concentrating on its current core interests in Syria: containing Iran’s influence; preserving a minimum level of balance of power between different forces; and, at the top of the list, safeguarding Israel’s security by preventing Syrian army advances further southward.

Recently, I have gotten this understanding, I now see what is happening based on the events that are taking place in Syria and even al-monitor.com, an Arab news outlet believe s that the United States is trying to safeguard Israel’s security. That is what Ezekiel 38 says: “Guard them”.

This is how YHVH brings Gog, the descendant of Reuben, back to Israel from where he should never have left in order to punish him for doing so.

As such, the abovementioned developments mean that the United States has already started to delineate its “zones of influence” inside Syria. In turn, Assad’s allies, namely Iran and Russia, have reacted by concentrating more on their own core interests. For Iran, the most important aim is to preserve its access to Lebanon through Syria, which is why it has shifted its concentration to eastern Syria. Iran has already taken the first steps in this regard as the Popular Mobilization Units, a pro-Iranian Iraqi force, reached Iraq’s border with Syria on May 30, and as Syrian forces seized control of an eastern area bordering Iraq on June 9.

However, Russia, as another main ally of the Syrian government, presents a rather different story. Moscow’s most vital interest in Syria — guaranteeing access to the Mediterranean Sea by safeguarding its military bases in western Syria — is already preserved. Nonetheless, as a world power, the broader situation in Syria is also important for the Russians in terms of preserving their international prestige. This means not abandoning an ally right after a geopolitical achievement.

Russia and Iran are expected to increase their cooperation with Assad to help him retake the eastern parts of the country, thereby preventing a drastic shift in the balance of power in favor of the United States.

Syria has effectively been divided into different zones of influence between the two main power constellations involved in the country. The outcome of this is clear: The process of reaching a political solution will become more complicated, at least when it comes to a solution that could preserve Syria’s territorial integrity. At the same time, there is also a risk of direct clashes between the United States and its forces on the one side, and Iran and Russia on the other.”

That, my friends, is Persia, Ethiopia and Libya. Persia is Iran. Iran is the King of the North, and the King of the North is the 4+1 coalition.

Iran’s reason for attacking Israel will be only partly for control of the oil and gas that it will perceive the United States has control of. But Iran has another agenda, which Gog does not have, which is to obtain the Islamic Caliphate and conquer the Sunni Muslims.

Iran’s coalition will attack one time to take care of two situations: 1) to get control of ALL the gas and oil in the middle east AND 2) to conquer Saudi Arabia. Iran won’t wait long after Gog occupies Israel before it attacks.

There is more. These two bears, Russia and Iran, appear prophetically in the account of Elijah and Elisha in 2 Kings 2.

AMP 2 Kings 2:23 Then Elisha went up from Jericho to Bethel.

Elisha is going back to Bethel after Elijah was taken away, to the city of one of Jeroboam’s golden calves, where he would continue Elijah’s ministry of calling the House of Israel to repentance and to return to Jerusalem.

AMP 2 Kings 2: 24 On the way, young boys came out of the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” When he turned around and looked at them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore to pieces forty-two of the boys.

The 42 boys represent the 42 months of the Great Tribulation. This is a clue for us.

The two bears that come out of the woods are Russia and Iran in the end of days. The fact that they are female bears is significant because mother bears, who are watching over the offspring, are particularly ferocious.

The bears spring on the boys suddenly from their wooded and camouflaged hiding place taking the boys by surprise. This is in keeping with the prophecy about the destruction of end time Babylon.

In effect, there are two bears on the earth today and they have formed a dangerous coalition that will strike the Sunni Arab nations, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia. THIS is why Libya and Ethiopia will be with Persia, Iran, as the Bible states in Ezekiel 38:5. These 2 nations will have been captured by Iran very quickly after Gog occupies Israel.

Israel will become a battleground between Gog and the King of the North as they struggle for control of Israel and its natural resources.

What will be the end of Iran?

Jer_49:38  And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.
Jer_49:39  But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.

Who is Elam? It is an ancient Biblical name for the Iranian people of today.

Bottom line: We face two reawakened empires, two bears, that have joined forces. The Iranian bear will conquer the Middle East and subjugate Sunni Islam under a new caliphate.

The Russian bear will go after the United States, Europe and the other westernized nations.

Russia and Iran will assist each other in these wars. The red horse will ride immediately after the white horse. Russia represents secular Edomites, while Iran represents religious Edomites. The Edomites are descendants of Jacob’s twin brother, Esau, who wants his birthright and blessing back. Together, these two bears will try to conquer the earth. They almost get away with it, but YHVH says HE will bring again their captivity and put a stop to their attempted coup against Jacob.

So now you know what to watch for. Now you know that the two wars – Gog-Magog and the King of the North invasion – are two different wars that will happen close together. You now know that even secular people and Muslims know that the United States is doing what the LORD called Gog to do which is to guard Israel. That is exactly what Gog, the United States, is doing now.

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