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THE INVASION OF GOG AND MAGOG

For many decades Bible commentators have identified Gog and Magog as Modern Russia.  This story is not to discredit any previous interpretations, but to consider its relevance in this, the year of our Lord 2011.  I hope you recognise the invasion of Gog and Magog.

Who is Gog? Is a question long asked.  Let’s consider what the Bible shows us.  Though the pair, Gog and Magog, is often identified as Russia.  Gog, singular, is still an enigma.  The online Blue Letter Bible Concordance says Gog equals Mountain.  In Genesis 36, verse 8 it says, “Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir, Esau is Edom”.  Mount represents mountain and Seir means hairy, and Seir is also a proper noun with a reference to mountain.  In Genesis 25 verse 25 it says “And the first came out red all over like an hairy garment, and they called his name Esau.”  This sounds suspicious.  Genesis also says, “The generations of Esau were given at Mount Seir and Esau was given Mount Seir to possess”.  Esau was the first born twin, Jacob was his brother.  The story in Genesis records that Esau came in from the field and was faint with hunger, wanting to be fed by Jacob.  Jacob asked for Esau’s birthright in return.  The birthright was Esau’s because he was the first born.  Esau said what good is a birthright when you’re hungry.  “Thus Esau despised his birthright”, and he gave it to Jacob for a bowl of red lentils.  Later with the help of his mother, Jacob tricked his father, Isaac, into bestowing the associated blessings of the birthright upon him, while Esau was out hunting.  When Esau heard this, he wanted to kill Jacob.  Later when God appeared to Jacob, He confirmed the blessing and changed his name to Israel.  Back to the original question, who is Gog?  Esau in Ezekiel 38 is called Gog.  In this chapter, Gog is identified as a prince or ruler of the land of Magog, Meshech and Tubal, all being sons of Japheth.  The wording of verse 4 indicates this ruler was plural.  History records that Japheth’s descendants immigrated to the Russian Region.  It is widely believed that Meshech and Tubal gave their names to the early cities in Russia, now called Moscow and Tobolsk.  An age’s long hostility is recorded in scripture between the descendants of these brothers, Jacob and Esau, over the birthright blessings.  We are living in the final chapter of their story before the end of the age we now live in, and you, whether you know it or not are part of the story.

20th Century Russia:  Interestingly the leadership of the Bolshevik revolution (Russian Revolution) were identified as Jews, with one peculiar difference, they did not believe in God, (The Times Newspaper 29/3/1919).  In this revolution, tens of millions of innocent Russians lost their lives, murder was one of the things Esau’s descendants were recorded doing in scripture.  Remember Genesis 36 verse 8, Esau is Edom (Edom means red).  Communism was the result of the revolution, it was portrayed as red.  The flag was red, the star is red, the Russian bear is red and hairy, the army is the red army, and the central square in Moscow was red square.  In the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, the cold war between the U.S.S.R., United Soviet Socialist Republic (Russia) and the west, which was the U.S.A. and free democratic nations of the world, particularly the commonwealth, was at its height.

Bible Scholars identified Gog and Magog as communist Russia, and it was thought the conflict identified in Ezekiel 38 was the nuclear Armageddon that so many in the world were worried about at that time.  Upon the collapse of the U.S.S.R many were left scratching their heads.  Let’s look at what really happened and consider its’ relationship with Gog and Magog, spoken of in Revelation Chapter 20.

Ezekiel, Chapter 38:  Verse 1, the word of the Lord comes, verse 2, Jesus is against Gog, verse 3, God is against Gog, (Malachi 1, verse 3 and Romans 9, verse 13, declares God is against Esau, alias Gog).  Verse 4, this army is drawn forth with bucklers, shields, and all of them handling swords.  These are not what you would consider weapons of modern warfare.  In Ephesians, chapter 6, verses 16 and 17, it says, “Above all taking the shield of faith”, verse 17, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”.  Let’s apply a Spiritual approach to the verses of Ezekiel and see what happens.  Ezekiel, 38 verse 4 again:  Bucklers (their ideas), shield (their faith), swords (their words, or way).  The word of communism was, there is no God (unbelief) and religion is the opiate of the masses.  Ezekiel 38, verse 5, Persia, now the Iranian region, and the regions of Ethiopia and Libya, through communist agitating at the time, and resulting instability that has been exacerbated by Gog’s infiltration into western politics, has caused a continual stream of refugees from these countries, since the early 80’s.  All of them with their shield (faith) and their helmet (salvation), none of which has any unison with the God of the Bible or the cultural beliefs of modern Israel, which is the once great protestant Christian based nations of the U.S.A., and The Commonwealth.  This stream of different believers continues unabated to this day.  Ezekiel 38, verse 6, Gomar, the brother of Magog and Togarmah his son, are mentioned here.  They come from the “northern quarters”, Russia.  Verse 7, “they are prepared”.  Verse 8, “it was to happen in the latter years.  They were to come into the land, brought back from the sword”.  Israel, the 12 tribes at the time of Ezekiel were under the Babylonian sword.  Though 10 of the tribes appeared to disappear in history, the whole house of Israel must have been under the Medo Persian, Grecian, Roman and religious Roman sword until the times of the Gentiles, spoken of in Romans 11 verse 25, was fulfilled.  Let’s quote Ezekiel 37, verse 25, “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; (A promised land) and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children forever:  and my servant David shall be their prince forever”.  Ezekiel 38, verse 8 continued:  “and is gathered out of many people, the mountains of Israel, that had been waste, but were brought forth out of the nations to dwell safely”, is another clear reference to reformed Israel being Britain, The Commonwealth and the U.S.A.  Ezekiel 38, verse 9, thou shalt ascend and come like a storm”, how quickly has the ways of Gog invaded our beloved nations.  Verses 10 – 13, show us a literal invasion was considered.   With Gog thinking an evil thought wanting to take a spoil of cattle and goods from those who dwell safely without walls (the U.S.A.) and were gathered out of the nations (Britain).  God, however, would not permit this with the destruction it would have wrought, but the communist ideology which is Gog is now rampant in these countries, with the storm getting worse.

Here is a report, given to the U.S. Congress in the 1960’s as filed in the U.S. Congressional Record, in regards to the objectives of the communist party:
  1. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, cinema, radio and TV.
  2. Eliminate laws of obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and a free press.
  3. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and cinema.
  4. Discredit the family as an institution.  Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  5. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.  Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to the suppressive influence of parents.
  6. Promote all forms of promiscuity and deviance as normal, natural and healthy.
  7. Discredit culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression.  Eliminate all good culture from parks and public buildings and substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
  8. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion.  Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch”.
  9. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression from schools.
  10. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies.  Treat all behavioural problems as psychiatric disorders which only psychiatrists can understand and treat.
  11. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the country’s tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use force to solve economic, political and social problems.
  12. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

 It would appear the nations of the free world have been enslaved by the beliefs of Gog and his followers Magog, with some present day leaders known to have supported his ideology.  The rest of Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel Chapter 39 continue with the same theme.  In Ezekiel 39, verse 6, fire comes down from God to destroy Magog and those who dwell carelessly (In unbelief and opposition to God) in the Isles.  In the Isles, is an obvious reference to the British Isles.  Isaiah 24, verse 15 “Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the Isles of the sea.”  In the British Isles the fulfilment of the birthright blessings obtained by Jacob can be found.  These are the birthright promises made by God and received by Jacob through Abraham, his Grandfather and Isaac, his Father.  Genesis 18, verse 18 and 19:  “Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation and all the nations in the earth shall be blessed in him?  For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”  Our nations are run on justice and judgment.  Genesis 35, verse 11:  “A nation and company or Commonwealth of Nations shall be of thee and Kings (and Queens), shall come out of thee.”  Genesis 48, verse 19:  The blessing of Jacob was passed to Josephs sons Ephraim and Manasseh.  Jacob said,  “I know it , my son, I know it: he (Manasseh) also shall become a people, and he shall be great (The U.S.A.):  but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.”  The British Empire, come Commonwealth, is by far the biggest conglomerate of nations acting in unison, ever to have existed on the planet.  Producing the Bible in over 1600 languages and dialects:  Back to Ezekiel 39, verse 6:  The retribution by fire from God upon Magog found here is identical to that found in Revelation chapter 20.

Revelation 20:  In this chapter there are other major themes occurring.  A fuller understanding may be gained by visiting www.jude20.com.  Revelation chapter 20 ends the same as chapter 21, indicating 21 is a summary of the Revelation as a whole.  The last 5 verses of chapter 20 show a clear conclusion to the book.

Briefly, Satan in verse 3 is prevented from having control of the nations (Gods nations, reformed Israel); apostate idol worship religion is identified in the previous chapters, and is also found in the epistles.  See Revelation 17 verses 5 and 6 and 2 Corinthians 11, verses 13 – 15.  When released from his confinement, verse 7, Satan starts to deceive “the nations”, which have by this time spread to the four quarters of the earth.  Interestingly in 1982, the Pope, for the first time, visited protestant England, a nation of the Isles that unified politically a thousand years earlier in the 10th century learning to rule by the people.  Overseen by a Prince of David (a Monarch) being the first of a company of nations, which have now spread democracy and the Bible to the four corners of the earth. 

Upon the collapse of the Soviet Union, Catholicism was quickly embraced by the now separating states of the union, with Catholicism and unbelief now being the pervading ideologies in these countries and now much of the west.  The word Satan means opposition, the battle of verse 8 is Apostate Religion and unbelief, opposing Bible fundamentals and true democracy.  Further it might be said it is Apostate religion opposing the true born again experience, falsely claiming eternal life, which is the birthright blessing of the children found in Acts, chapter 2, verses 38 and 39.  The other opposition is Essaurian unbelief, wanting to take control of the God given national birthright blessings of Jacob, and the union of Jacob, which is The Commonwealth under the Union Jack, and the U.S.A.  In Revelation 21 verses 10 to 12 the holy or new Jerusalem is identified as the 12 tribes of Israel (Israel reformed, the beloved city), this is a summary of fulfilled prophecy.  In verse 9 of Revelation 20, Satan along with Gog and Magog, which now have power as heads of state, some claiming to be Gods chosen people, and religion, some even denying the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, are like the sand of the sea in number.  Surrounding the camp of the saints (the body of Christ) and the beloved city (our nations), which have now been deceived.  With free speech and those with concerns about things like abortion, homosexuality, general immorality and a multitude of other things the Bible points out as sin, being effectively muzzled.  The final outcome of verse 9 reveals God will not be mocked, remember Sodom and Gomorrah. Satan’s time of deceit is for a little a season. Jesus said to his disciple’s “ I am with you for a little while”, being the exact same wording as little season found in Revelation 20 verse 3. Jesus was physically on the earth for about 33 years. The climax of this age could happen anytime from 2015 onwards, only God knows, it could happen tomorrow, but one thing is certain, the very last words of Christ in the Bible are now immediately relevant. Surely I come quickly.
After the destruction of the wicked, Christ appears with much fear and the judgement commences.  See Revelation 20 verses 12 to 15.    Ecclesiastes 12, verse 14, “for God shall bring every work into judgement with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil”.  To avoid judgement , you must be born again of water and the Spirit.  This includes Speaking in Tongues.  Now is the time to repent.

God’s love is all encompassing, Revelation 5 verse 9, “And they sung a new song saying.  Thou art worthy to take the book, and open the seals thereof:  for thou was slain, and has redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue and people and nation.

The message has always been the same, turn to Christ, to avoid the consequence of the law.         
All scriptural references are from the King James Bible.

 

A TALE OF DECEIT

An Addendum to, The Invasion of Gog and Magog.

 Pope John Paul I commenced as Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City on 26th of August 1978 until his death 33 days later. Various conspiracy theories and reasons behind the death have been put forth. Eighteen days later his successor, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected as Supreme Pontiff on Monday 16th of October, 1978, and took the name John Paul II.

Pope John Paul II was acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th Century. It is widely held he was instrumental in ending communism and concurrently igniting Catholicism. As part of his special emphasis on the universal call to holiness, he beatified 1340 people and canonised 483 saints. This being more than the combined total of all his predecessors, during the last five centuries. He was one of the world's most travelled leaders, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. In 1982, a little over 1000 years after English Unification, which has remained in political unity ever since. John Paul II visited England. Quote, "for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil". In 1986, Catholicism over took Anglicans as Australia's largest religion. On the 27th of October 1986 at the World Day of Prayer for Peace. Pope John Paul II effectively ecumenicalised 120 different religions, Christian denominations and Pentecostal movements as they spent the day together in praying and fasting. In 2005 he became the first Pope to receive a priestly blessing from Jewish Rabbis. (Jewish Rabbis do not believe in the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ). He said afterward of the Jews "It could be said that you are our elder brothers". In February 2004, he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and in June of that year he was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush. He has gathered amongst the largest crowds in history, with around 5 million people at the Manila World Youth Day. The nations had been deceived by a false gospel.

Pope John Paul II had taken an organisation that in the past had murdered tens of millions of innocents during the inquisitions and for a millennium fought true democracy trying to assert itself as Supreme ruler. He completely disregarded gross immorality and child abuse which still exists to this day in the organisation, and has made Roman Catholicism the pre-eminent religion of the West. A religion that has little if any resemblance to directives found in the Bible.
 

Revelation 20 verse 7 and 8

"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth"
 

Revelation 13 verse 18

"Here is wisdom, let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666."



The letters of the Greek alphabet have corresponding Numerical values e.g. A=1, T=300 etc. The New Testament Is translated from the Greek. The Greek word for Latin is Lateinos, adding up the Greek letters of the word is Interesting.






In the year 666AD Pope Vitallian issued the decree commanding the exclusive use of Latin at all services in the Catholic Church. Latin is their "alphabet" and their numeric system. The system is called Roman Numerals to this day. We have all heard of Roman Numerals. Using the same prinicipal and applying it to the Vicarivis Filii Dei, the Pope's title, which means vicarious Son of God, is revealing.



Here are some other names the Pope goes by, can you see what they all have in common?

VICARIVS FILII DEI (666) is a title all Popes take which fulfils Revelation 13 verse 18.



John Paul II took office 18 days after his predecessor and is the only Pope in history to personally fulfil Revelation 13 verse 18. Let's look at his name in Latin and add up the total of the Roman Numerals IOANES PAVLVS SECVNDO (John Paul II)





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