Don't Get This Wrong! Teaching Blog #29
We read in, Ezekiel 38:7-17, about Israel becoming a nation and we see a hoard of people coming into Israel. The hoard is this coalition that is moving toward the land of Israel and its leader is Gog and Magog, which is the nation of Russia. Of course, current events today show us that Russia has now moved into the borders and we see this coalition already being put together. The motivation behind it is wealth and the Bible says that an evil thing has come into their mind where they said, let’s go after Israel because look at the wealth they have. Let me point out that one of the largest natural gas finds in the history of mankind was just recently discovered in Israel and this has only happened in the last few years. And, Israel is geographically located in a very strategic point because when you look at all of the nations in the Mediterranean plus Northern Africa, Asia, and India, you understand that Israel is the focal point of those worlds coming together.
In Verses 15 and 16, we learn that it is almost like diplomacy because they are asking this group what are they doing, are you coming to take a spoil? Sheba and Dedan is the Saudi Peninsula and Tarshish is a port in Spain that was used almost exclusively in the ancient world by England. This is how England would gain access to the European Continent through Spain and the young lions are Tarshish, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America. Again, Sheba and Dedan are the Saudi Peninsula and the merchants of Tarshish are the other countries, when you look at it you could called these other countries the Anglo Nations. Tarshish and the Anglo Nations get together and they say to this coalition of nations, Russia, Iran, Saudi, Northern Africa, Turkey, the old Soviet States, they ask what have you done? It is almost like the first wave is one of diplomacy and then it mounts. This is God saying that He is bringing the coalition forth and pulling them down and I am making it so that the coalition cannot do it any other way. I am bringing them against My land and in the latter days everyone will know and see what I am doing.
Lastly we read in, Verse 17, that we are going to be preaching this message like we are today. You can get a recording of my taped message from twenty years ago and you will find that this exact message was given at that time. However, today Russia moved into Syria! This is what God is saying here and we will be able to tell others that the Prophet said this was going to happen and we will be able to use these chapters in Ezekiel as a prophetic event. This is how important it is for us to know the Word of God! Amen.