Before I can explain why Russia’s war with Ukraine could result in the Gog-Magog war, I want to share something you may not have realized. Once you understand this, you will see how the Gog-Magog war may be triggered by Russia’s war with Ukraine.
The area we now call Ukraine was a safe haven for our 10 tribe brethren after the Assyrian captivity. Ukraine has been a leading Christian nation in the area and, in fact, helped to institute a State church in Russia. Apostle Andrew went to Ukraine to spread the Good News to the ousted Israelites there that they could return to the Covenant through Yeshua. What I am saying here is these are our brethren! Ukraine is more related to Europe than Russia even though the country was part of Russia for a time.
President Zelensky made an impassioned plea to the EU this week saying, “Do prove that you are with us. Do prove that you will not let us go. Do prove that you are indeed Europeans, and then life will win over death. And light will win over darkness.”
Zelensky was roundly applauded while Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was rejected. He was met with a cold shoulder at the United Nations. Scores of diplomats walked out of two meetings at the UN in Geneva in which Lavrov was beamed in for a video statement.
While I don’t believe that accepting Ukraine into the EU will end Russia’s war with them, I do believe that entrance into the EU will be a sign of acknowledgement by the EU of who the Ukrainians are. Either way, whether the EU does or does not accept Ukraine as a member, one ramification of this war could to set up the conditions under which Gog’s war coalition against the modern UN-created State of Israel will be created as found in Ezekiel 38.
Around the Black Sea, on the east and north sides, is where Gog took his clan before the Assyrian waves of captivity began in 734BC (1 Chronicles 5:26) in which were his Reubenite, Gadite and Manassehite brethren. He was received there, first in the land of Magog on the southern side of the Black Sea (aka Lydia), but shortly migrated east and north and was joined by the 10 tribes in the dispersion that happened when Assyria was conquered by Babylon. The people there were already known as Scythians at the time. The exiled tribes blended into the Scythian melting pot and became known as Scythians. Paul mentioned the Scythians by name:
Colossians 3:11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, slave or freeman, but Christ is all things in all.
This is the only mention by name of the Scythians, later called Scandinavians, in all of scripture but the Apostles knew who these people were. It is possible that from there the modern Gog leaders of the US and Europe may launch the war against the Jews in Israel to finish the 2900-year-old civil war of the Kingdom of Israel.
Ezekiel called the nations of the coming Gog-Magog war by their Biblical names, but they collectively had become known as Scythians by the time of the Apostles. We have other names for those countries now. What we call them is irrelevant to YHVH. He knows who they are and that Gog went there and must be turned back to Israel for punishment for trying to escape from YHVH 2700 years ago.
Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn you back, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed most perfectly, a great assembly with buckler and shield, all of them swordsmen;
One cannot be turned back to a place one has never been. Ezekiel 38:4 confirms that Gog (of the tribe of Reuben in 1 Chronicles 5:4) left Israel ahead of the Assyrian captivity (1 Chronicles 5:26). (If you have not read my teachings and articles on Gog, please do so here, here and here. And no, Gog is not Russia).
I believe all of the horses of Revelation 6:2 will have ridden out from under their seals and many other apocalyptic prophecies will be in full swing before the Gog war is launched.
This brings me to the next horse to ride out from his seal: The black horse of economic destruction.
Ukraine is pivotal in history, geography and population. The fertile black soil, the vast fields of wheat, barley, rye, oats, sunflower, beets and other grain and oil crops have earned Ukraine the nickname “bread basket of Europe.” According to the CIA World Factbook, Ukraine produced 25% of all agricultural output in the former Soviet Union.
Today, the country is pivotal to Russia’s oil industry, as well. Russia’s Gazprom pipeline runs beneath the rich farm soil. With Ukraine’s farmland now being turned into battle grounds, and Russia being sanctioned and its bank accounts frozen all over the earth, vital supplies of grain and vegetable oils from both nations could run very short very soon.
Europe could soon suffer from famine and lack of oil and gas by releasing their strategic supply this early in the game. Germany is tied into Russia’s Gazprom and the new alternate oil and gas pipelines designed to bring crude there. Germany bears the highest number of Gog surnames, as well. Thus, Germany could lead the EU to join Ukraine in Gog’s war.
Revelation 6:5 And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. And I looked, and lo, a black horse. And he sitting on it had a balance in his hand.
Revelation 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenixes of barley for a denarius. And do not hurt the oil and the wine.
With 855 million people already suffering from food insecurity, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine comes at an challenging moment for global hunger. The disruption in food production also puts Ukrainians — at least 100,000 of whom have already been displaced — at higher risk of hunger, underscoring the strong link between conflict and food insecurity.
Ukraine and Russia are important food suppliers for low- and middle-income countries in which tens of millions of people are already food insecure. Prices are further rising due to the conflict, and more increases as the war continues could cause greater food instability and hunger — not only in Ukraine, but around the world.
…The largest importers of Ukrainian wheat in 2020 were Egypt, Turkey, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan, while Russia is the source of a large percentage of wheat for many sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria and Sudan.
Global food prices have already risen sharply in 2021. Wheat prices could jump 30% and corn could jump 20% because of war. As military action is well underway, we are seeing that they both have jumped heavily since the start of the Russian invasion.
As food prices rise, expect also a rise in oil and gas. Brent-crude futures, the global benchmark, climbed 8.6% on Tuesday, to $106.38 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate rose 9.5%, to $104.77 a barrel. The International Energy Agency’s 31 member countries have agreed to release 60 million barrels of oil from their strategic reserves “to send a strong message to oil markets” that supplies won’t fall short after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Gog will return to Israel for a spoil.
Ezekiel 38:11 And you shall say, I will go up to the land of open spaces. I will go to those at ease, who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and there are no bars nor gates to them,
Ezekiel 38:12 in order to take a spoil, and to steal a prize; to turn your hand on the inhabited waste places, and on the people gathered out of the nations, who have gotten cattle and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.
The spoil will be the real reason for the invasion. The excuse could be the ongoing situation between the Israelis and Palestinians. If Ukraine becomes unable to produce food and its oil and gas transport system pipeline is destroyed, Gog may go after the Leviathan and Tamar oil and gas fields in the Mediterranean which belong to Israel.
Russia’s invasion will have far-reaching consequences. The black horse has already ridden out in close succession after red Russia’s war horse. Following close behind will be the pale horse of more war, famine, death and the beasts of the earth.
Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him sitting on it was Death, and Hell followed with him. And authority was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword and with hunger and with death and by the beasts of the earth.
All I can say is prepare yourself in whatever way our Father leads you to.
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