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Gog the Prince of Russia on the Prowl – Jim Nash - http://watchmansview.com/Commentary_-_Gog_Update.html
“Thus says the Lord God: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’—to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land” Ezekiel 38:10-12
While most of the world is focused on continuing news about ISIS, P5+1 & Iran, and other terrorist activity like the Kenya university massacre, Russia continues its world-wide aggression and show of force. See below a recap of recent telling headline news concerning the rapid advance of Gog toward the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38, 39
The Russian Bear is on the prowl - World Prepares for Russian Aggression
Russia has gained control over South Ossetia and Abkhazia from neighboring Georgia; they occupy Crimea; In Ukraine, Russia has been fueling a civil war; Moldova (western side of Ukraine) has signed a regional cooperation agreement with Russia; Tucked between Lithuania and Poland, is Kaliningrad, an orphan Russian territory that gives Russia a strategic military location right in the middle of the Baltic States, Poland, and the Scandinavian nations across the Baltic Sea; the threat of Russian expansionism also has other Eastern European countries taking notice, and preparing for the possibility of war; Poland is giving civilians military training in case there is an invasion; Lithuania is restoring the draft and teaching citizens what to do in case of war; Latvia has plans to give university students military training next year; Cyprus could also serve as a strategic Russian location in the Mediterranean that could serve to keep an eye on Europe from the south, while also giving Russia a staging area near the Middle East, just west of Israel; Russia has also been flying military aircraft around American airspace, largely near the Bering Strait; Bombers have been detected as far south as 50 miles off California’s northern coast, a move that was no doubt deliberately provocative; Russian aircraft have also pushed the limits in Europe, around Britain, Ireland, Sweden and Norway; NATO, allied jets were scrambled to monitor Russian warplanes around Europe more than 100 times last year; Activity by the Russian military is also present in the western Atlantic and areas in and around the Gulf of Mexico; Gog Putin’s government also announced plans to reopen 10 former Soviet-era military bases in the Arctic, including 14 airfields; A shipyard in Severodvinsk, the largest city on the Russian Arctic Coast, has begun building four nuclear-powered submarines for the first time in decades. The Pentagon has confirmed all reports as accurate… http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/70989
…Although written for Israel, it seems like Ezekiel 38:10 & 11 has application to some other nations as a warm-up exercise, prior to its fulfillment against Israel…”thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’—to take plunder and to take booty” …sounds like this applied to all the counties in the article above!
Russia starts nationwide show of force
Last month more than 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines started military exercises across much of the country in one of the Kremlin's biggest shows of force since its ties with the West plunged to Cold War-lows… Putin called the Navy's Northern Fleet to full combat readiness in exercises in Russia's Arctic North apparently aimed at dwarfing military drills in neighboring Norway, a NATO member… Putin, has promised to spend more than 21 trillion rubles ($340 billion) by the end of the decade to overhaul Russia's fighting forces… Tensions between Russia and Europe worsened last year, leading eight northern European nations to promise to boost cooperation to counter an increase in Moscow's military activity…
Iran, Russia To Sign Defense MoU
Iran and Russia will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the expansion of military cooperation… The further expansion of defense cooperation between Iran and Russia plays a major role in maintaining regional and global security, the Iranian defense minister said … http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/18/393637/Iran-Russia-to-sign-defense-MoU
Putin ends ban on delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran
Putin signed a decree on Monday lifting a ban on the delivery of S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran…Russia's Defense Ministry will be ready to swiftly deliver the S-300 missile system to Iran…In recent years, Russia did not supply Iran with the advanced missile system, due in part to Israeli and American requests. Had the advanced missile system been delivered to Iran, it would have made an Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear facilities much harder… http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.651565?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
…with the devastating impact of a bad final P5+1 Agreement with Iran, and now the soon delivery of sophisticated new weapons to Iran by Russia, Israel’s strike on Iran – which is the prophecy of Jeremiah 49:35-39, is on the verge of being fulfilled.
Russia says it has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea
Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, a Foreign Ministry official said… http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/11/us-russia-crimea-nuclear-idUSKBN0M710N20150311
Russian Jets Run 'Attack Scenarios' on NATO Ships
Russian fighter jets have been using NATO ships in the Black Sea as target practice to run “attack scenarios,” a situation that NATO military officials say they are aware of and prepared to defend against if necessary… In the latest sign of provocation against Western forces by Moscow, Russia is ordering its newest Su-30 multi-role fighter jets to track NATO forces and run mock attack drills to simulate penetrating NATO’s anti-air systems… http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-jets-run-attack-scenarios-on-nato-ships/
Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a "year of friendship"
North Korea and Russia have declared 2015 a year of bilateral friendship… The biggest cause for concern is the growing military alliance between Russia and North Korea, with the two regimes recently announcing plans to conduct a series of joint army, navy and air force exercises this year. Mr Kim is also keen to get his hands on advanced military technology… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11463265/Russia-and-North-Korea-declare-2015-a-year-of-friendship.html
…as Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas are the proxy of Iran, so may North Korea become a proxy of Russia…increasing news in the press of late, concerning the threat of an EMP attack on America could be the possible work of this axis of evil.
Russian 'Doctor of Military Sciences': Moscow should nuke Yellowstone if tensions boil over
A Russian "Doctor of Military Sciences," described scenarios that involved dropping a nuclear weapon near Yellowstone's supervolcano or the San Andreas Fault… Since last year's illegal annexation of Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded to international criticism and economic sanctions placed on his country by flexing his nation's military muscle around the world…Putin Once Casually Said He Could Destroy America In A Half-Hour… http://www.businessinsider.com/russian-analyst-says-to-nuke-yellowstone-2015-4
…is Putin also acting in tandem with North Korea and Iran to destroy the “Big Satan” in order to setup the “Little Satan” for elimination – see below
Putin to Arab League: Palestinians have right to state with capital in East Jerusalem
Moscow will support the Palestinians in their efforts to build an independent state with a capital in east Jerusalem, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday… Putin also spoke on the importance of synchronizing the efforts of the Arab League with those of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia… http://www.jpost.com/International/Putin-to-Arab-League-Palestinians-have-right-to-state-with-capital-in-East-Jerusalem-395456 …Gog seems to now be involved in the affairs of Israel, to support a “would be State” and terrorist organization who has as its stated goal, the destruction of Israel. This is really the end goal of Gog, the destruction of Israel and the plunder of its resources.
It is very apparent, the Prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal is making rapid preparations for the soon coming War of Gog & Magog spoken of in Ezekiel 38, 39 [although, he may not actually fully realize that yet] - and while Putin continues to strengthen strategic alliances with virtually all of the nations represented in Ezekiel 38, Israel is facing the realities of a nuclear Iran as the P5+1 enters an agreement with Iran that will result in the annihilation of Israel…Israel will be left no choice but to pre-emptively strike Iran very soon, as its once strong ally, the U.S., has turned on Israel and DOES NOT have her back, as has been stated. An Israeli strike on Iran (which is imminent as prophesied in Jeremiah 49: 35-39) could very well set in motion a domino effect for the fulfillment of additional last-days Biblical prophecies including Isaiah 17, Isaiah 19, Psalm 83, Zechariah 12, where Israel dramatically increases her borders to a Greater Israel [see map http://watchmansview.com/New_Israel_Borders.html ] which appears to be the footprint of the borders of the land covenant that God made with Abraham. Also see http://www.arewelivinginthelastdays.com/road/mewar.html
Ezekiel 38:11 states Israel will then be living for a time in Peace and safety, without walls or gates, when Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal makes an evil plan and gathers an army to take to take great plunder...and the "hook in the jaws" (v.4) for this "evil plan" is simply two words GAS & OIL. Israel is about to greatly expand its territory, and Putin, the current Prince of Rosh, in his power surge is not about to let Israel control the Gas & Oil wealth in the territories Israel then controls. (Note: For Russia everything is about GAS & Oil as it supplies over 50% of Central Europe oil and gas and 30% of the EU and by its hostile takeover of Crimea, Russia gained control of about 70% of Ukraine’s Black Sea offshore oil and gas drilling rights).
Make no mistake about it, “Gog the Prince of Russia is on the Prowl” and Gog is clearing a path that leads to Jerusalem and the War of Gog & Magog.
Here are some of the promises of the God of Israel: “The God of Israel will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” Zechariah 12:9 … “Like birds hovering overhead, the LORD Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will 'pass over' it and will rescue it." Isaiah 31:5 … Rest assured that “No weapon formed against you shall prosper” Isaiah 54:17
The proof of the promises above? …see the soon coming fate of Mr. Gog the Prince of Rosh, Meshech, as prophesied in Ezekiel 38:21,22; 39:3-5, 11...and God's purpose for all of this - "Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”..."So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel"...Ezekiel 38:23 & 39:7
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.” Psalm 122:6-7
O Lord, protect Israel, your treasured possession, and grant her peace. May we stand by her in times of need, never forgetting your promises to your chosen people. Lord, bless us as we bless Israel (Genesis 12:1-3)