Provoking Gog: Final Hook
The Russian Federation is presently under attack by U.S. and N.A.T.O. allies both economically and militarily to foment control over Syria, Iran, Central Asia, and Africa. The United States, European partners, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates or G.C.C. (Gulf Cooperation Council) are engaged in a battle for supremacy. Russian, Chinese, and Iranian influence stand in the way of attaining this goal as the combined economic influence of the United States and E.U. continues to deteriorate, it is once again necessary to wield the sword to ensure their dominance is not removed by competing world powers. The C.I.A. sponsored upheaval in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Hong Kong, Arab Spring, as well as the current Ebola crisis, is orchestrated to serve this agenda of Western military and diplomatic intervention.
Russia, Iran, and China are being effectively boxed in economically, diplomatically, and militarily to prevent a threat to Western dominance thus provoking these powers to come closer together in all spheres more specifically military cooperation. The current agenda only serves to ensure a united front against the West as the people of these nations, develop a greater nationalistic desire and call for confronting this undeclared war against them by the West and their Arab allies. This agenda will ultimately result in a direct military confrontation by Russia, Iran, and China against Western targets and bases of influence as they see no other alternative in their increasing isolation and economic instability due to sanctions as the new method of warfare of the West.
How will these powers respond to the West? What is the response of the West and their Gulf allies as they witness the response? The Middle East is the center of trade and economic strength as goods transit to Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Russian Federation, including the Indo-China corridor. Contol of the Middle East will ensure dominance over all points of the compass as it was in the past, thus will be the goal of Russia, Iran, and China to counter Western provocations. Israel will become the benefactor of this military goal, as Russia, Iran, much of Central Asia, and North Africa move to invade the Jewish State. The response from the West and their Gulf allies? "Sheba (Saudi Arabia) and Dedan (U.A.E.), and the merchants of Tarshish (Britain/E.U), with all the young lions (former colonies/U.S.) thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil?- hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey?- to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?"-Ezekiel 38:13.
The same nations now embraced in a coalition and revealed by Ezekiel over 2,600 years ago are prepared to find their destiny in unison on the mountains of Israel...
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Provoking Gog: Final Hook
Posted by Rodney at 12:46 PM
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Ominous clouds are presently gathering in the middle east, a violent storm approaches near the borders of Israel. This present danger, composed of Islamic mercenaries known as I.S.I.S./I.S.I.L., continues to gain territory from their recognized enemies while the West and their Gulf allies seek to prevent their forward progression utilizing a coordinated bombing campaign. Preliminary evidence suggests this campaign has failed as this Islamic militia presses forward to their goal. The goals of I.S.I.S. are put forth as establishing an Islamic Caliphate or Islamic Kingdom under Shariah Law no longer under Western influence or subjected to Western energy corporations. At first glance this would appear to be of a purely religious ideology, however, it is much more than this.
Posted by Rodney at 9:30 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
While it is certain that many prophecy scholars today have embraced the idea of Damascus becoming a ruinous heap as a result of military action, the truth however, reveals this to be a miscalculated error. It is in their zeal to see every potential build up of U.S./N.A.T.O. forces in the region or subsequent warnings by Israel, as proof to the coming destruction of the Syrian capital or even Tehran (Iran), yet they have obviously missed significant portions of prophecy pertaining to this alliance being formed before their eyes.
The Prophet Ezekiel declares the intentions of the Lord God to gather a mighty coalition consisting of much of North Africa, Central Asia, Iran, and those confederate with them in the form of proxy militias(bands) such as Hezbollah and Hamas. It is recorded that this confederation will be brought from the extreme north and assemble on the mountains of Israel (northern borders). If then they are to assemble on the northern borders of Israel, exactly where will the primary force gather?
The appointed Watchman of Israel (Ezekiel) provides us valuable clues where this assembly point is located as we consider the following verses: "Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD"-Ezekiel 39:4-5. Notice the reference to an open field or plain here, this marker indicates a large plain along the northern mountains of Israel wide enough to host several armies as they gather. What is this vast plain and where is it located?
The fertile plain here identified by the Prophet Ezekiel is known as the Plain of Hauran, situated in southern Syria adjacent to the Israeli held Golan Heights and Damascus http://www.tripwolf.com/en/guide/show/688463/Syria/South-of-Damascus-The-Hauran. This fertile plain is a volcanic plateau identified with previous volcanic activity with basalt stone seen in many areas and the presence of dormant volcanic cones adjacent to the Great Rift Valley. This is the location where Gog/Magog will assemble while the West and their Sunni allies (Saudi Arabia/GCC) observe and inquire of their intentions.
Ezekiel declares that the leader of this great confederation (Russia) will be the chief arms supplier/financier and guard protecting the alliance as it forms and prepares for battle. It is in knowing this portion that we can identify that no Western military intervention will occur against Syria or Iran compromising this prophesied confederacy. It is certain that the rhetoric has climbed in the region and that Western forces are being marshalled in to the region and withdrawn several times, yet none of this will change the truth concerning what is to come.
It is therefore paramount that we as students of Bible Prophecy understand that the destruction of Damascus as recorded in Isaiah 17:1 will not be the result of any military action but by the hand of the Lord God. The great earthquake of Ezekiel 38:19,20 directed against the gathered forces of Gog/Magog will bring Damascus to a ruinous heap and the Land of Israel will be shaken violently reducing the Islamic shrines now on the Temple Mount to rubble and dust. From this point the fury of the Lord will be poured out upon the gathered host arrayed against Israel and the nations bordering Israel will slay each other as recorded in Ezekiel 38:21.
Scholars today are captivated by every military movement, taking away from the prophetic picture and missing the point of the Lord God establishing his glory in the presence of all nations as the enemies of Israel will be laid waste in unison in one combined prophetic event. The prayer for divine intervention of Psalm 83 will be fulfilled in Ezekiel 38:21, while Isaiah 17:1 will be fulfilled in the context of Ezekiel 38:19,20 in the form of a great earthquake. There will be no mistaking the hand of the Lord God upon all those seeking to destroy the House of Israel and the inhertiance of Jacob (Land). In the coming days we will see this draw closer to final fulfillment.
Posted by Rodney at 2:11 PM
Monday, May 21, 2012
Israel, a nation that has known every form of terrorism and presently surrounded by a sea of enemies must always be prepared to preempt a direct threat to their national security and very survival. It is vital for their intelligence and military to be in a constant state of readiness, any delay in action, could result in tremendous casualties. We have witnessed the Jewish State of Israel increasingly wary of the threat that Iran presents in their suspected drive for a nuclear weapon. Israel is in the process of deploying several Iron Dome antimissile batteries, they have called up several IDF (Israeli Defense Force) Reserve Battalions anticipating a growing threat on their northern border with Syria as well as the prospect of security threats from Egypt! Israel has also committed itself to build a security wall on the Lebanese border to prevent the influx of Hezbollah threats to the Galilee region. Naval security has also been increased with the deployment of 4 German Dolphin Class submarines! In every instance Israel is preparing for conflict!
It could be safely said that Israel is indeed secure militarily and can be confident, it is with this confidence in their homeland security, that depicts a portrait a workable strike on Tehran with the possibility of significantly reducing the number of casualties among Israeli citizens by any Iranian retalitory measures. The portrayal is one of might and security yet the Word of God identifies that Israel is in fact not secure by their own hand and the Lord God is prepared to reveal this without question to his people Israel! The word of the Lord as declared by the Prophet Ezekiel indicates that the Lord God is preparing to bring a mighty coalition against his people known as Gog/Magog, recorded in the Book of Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39. Though much of the world anticipates an Israeli strike on Iran to be forthcoming, the Lord God will bring Russia, Iran and a vast coalition of many nations against them in a preemptive rapid deployment operation.
The Prophet Ezekiel identifies the current Western coalition formed consisting of the United States, European N.A.T.O. partners, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the U.A.E. (Sheba, Dedan, merchants of Tarshish and all the young lions thereof) positioned against Iran and Syria, declaring that these will be assembled in the region when the Lord brings the Gog/Magog coalition south against the Land of Israel! Though most scholars seek to identify that the West will only offer a diplomatic protest as this invasion takes place, it is with careful examination of the scriptures that I have come to the conclusion that this Western coaltion is also gathered by the Lord God that he might also judge them. As the present Western coalition is positioned in close proximity to the borders of Israel the Gog/Magog coalition will deploy in opposition to a planned and coordinated attack on Syria as well as Iran (see Ezekiel 38:7). While both forces will be joined in the region judgement will come forth from the hand of the Lord God, "And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains (borders of Israel), saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother"-Ezekiel 38:21.
It would then appear that the Lord God will judge many nations concerning his people Israel, for the sake of his Holy Name will he judge them. It is also clear that this judgement effects the Western forces as well as declared by the Prophet Ezekiel, "And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD"-Ezekiel 39:6. This passage identifies that it is the plan of God to judge all those who seek to destroy Israel whether militarily or through diplomacy or policy. The United States and the European Union continue to voice their opposition to the Israeli settlers building settlements on Israeli land, even compelling the Israeli leadership to forcibly evict these Jewish citizens from their homes and land to appease their enemies, who seek to claim the inheritance of Jacob for themselves. Let it be known this day, that soon the Lord GOD will declare to all the nations, it is HE alone that holds the deed to the Land of Israel and he has declared his intention to honor the covenant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and to their seed, that they should dwell in the Land that the Lord has chosen!!!
Posted by Rodney at 8:53 PM
Friday, January 20, 2012
I have personally visited both these sites and the accompanied forums for discussion of scriptural matters yet more specifically prophetic events to take place! While both of these sites claim to welcome discussion regarding these subjects, they readily set parameters to prevent true analysis of key events portrayed in the prophetic scriptures. They will not allow any thread that identifies the United States as the fulfillment of Modern Babylon, they continue to cling to the fable of Rome or Iraq as being identified in these prophetic passages. They also do not wish to discuss the possibility of the Doctrine of Imminence being a fable. If they are uncomfortable with truly discussing scriptures they will begin to pack together like wolves and provoke individuals to respond to their accusations. These sites readily quote specific scholars whom they recognize as being knowledgable yet fail to understand that their opinions regarding the interpretation of scripture as it is presented is no greater than our own! I recommend that anyone seeking serious fellowship and study of the Word of God stay away from these particular sites as they are not designed for true discussion but to carry on the views and opinions only of the site administrators and their clones!
Posted by Rodney at 5:56 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2011
There is much confusion today concerning the Rapture or the gathering of believers in Christ a.k.a. "Blessed Hope". The confusion that exists today is centered around the specific timing in which the Bride (represented by the Church) is caught up or translated/received by the BrideGroom (represented by Christ). The common theme today being taught is that the Rapture is an imminent event, that it can happen at any moment, this teaching is known as the Doctrine of Imminence and is widely taught among believers in the Pre-Trib camp of theological thought. Pre-Trib is a desigination of those that believe that the bodily translation of believers both dead and alive will occur prior to the Tribulation or "Time of Jacob's Trouble", represented as the final 7 years in which the wrath of God will be poured out upon the unrepentant and ungodly populace of planet earth.
The Apostle Paul documents the event known commonly as the Rapture in several passages, 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3. During the ministry of the Apostle Paul he established many churches in Greece, both in Corinth and the seaport city of Thessalonica, there he shared the gospel with many Greeks and established the faith among the Gentiles. During the second missionary journey of the Apostle Paul to Corinth, he received word that some of the believers in Thessalonica had become confused concerning coming of the Lord to gather them unto himself. Letters were being ciculated from others that these believers had not only missed the Rapture yet were now in the Time of Tribulation. The second epistle of Thessalonians was recorded and sent by the hand of the Apostle Paul to reveal their error.
The following passage in 2 Thessalonians 1:4 reveals the situation of the Church in Thessalonica at that time; "So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulation ye endure". It was clear that this Church established by the Apostle Paul was coming under fierce opposition and being persecuted for their faith, the response sent to this Church was one of comfort and exhortation to continue the work set before them. The letter was also a message of warning to those that were persuading the believers to follow fables, refusing to work with their hands while expecting the brethren to support them, walking disorderly, elevating themselves as kings over them. The Apostle Paul addresses this plainly "For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you; Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves and example unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat"-2 Thessalonians 3:7-10.
Many scholars today have taught that the Rapture is a signless event, that it can happen at any moment, yet in the address of the Apostle Paul to the Church in Thessalonica, we see clearly that this is not true and that we are not to be deceived. The following text provides the order of events that must precede the time of our gathering to Christ (Rapture). "NOW WE beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition"-2 Thessalonians 2:1-3. The Apostle Paul designates that two key events must occur prior to our gathering, the text in 2 Thessalonians 2:1 corresponds with 1 Thessalonians 4:16. "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord".
The first event to take place prior to our appointed gathering is the "falling away" followed by the next event known as the revealing of the AntiChrist or "Son of Perdition". The falling away or "departure from the faith" is also identified by the Apostle Paul in his address to his protege Timothy. This passage is found in 1 Timothy 4:1, "NOW THE Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils". 2 Timothy 4:3-4 also identifies with this Latter Days apostasy, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables". This clearly illustrates the time we are now in for apostasy is spreading like a cancer in many churches today. With a rampant departure of the faith and the acceptance of fables we can expect that the rise of the AntiChrist, the greatest deceiver of all (2 Thessalonians 2:9) will soon take place.
The revealing of the AntiChrist to the world will be as a peacemaker, promising "peace and prosperity" to a shattered world. The enevitable global economic collapse that is to come, coupled with a great conflict recorded in Ezekiel 38-39 involving many nations, will create the precise scenario required for this seed of the Serpent to take his position. "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders"-2 Thess 2:9. It is also clear that at the conclusion of this battle of Gog/Magog recorded in Ezekiel 38-39 that the Lord God will then turn his full attention to Israel, a concrete identification that the Church, will be translated during this aftermath. Ezekiel 39:29 identifies with a transition from the Church that began with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, to the Holy Spirit being poured out upon the House of Israel after this great battle, providing clarification that the end of the Church Age, coincides with the restoration and redemption of Israel. In conclusion, we can see clearly that the Rapture is not a signless event, nor, could it happen at any other moment then what we are seeing currently develop.
Posted by Rodney at 1:22 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The current dynamics now visible across the globe indicate we are living in the days just prior to the return of Christ our Lord as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. At present, we have economic turmoil gripping all nations across the globe, personal, corporate, and national debt are skyrocketing making the reality of a global economic collapse inevitable. Natural disasters are growing in intensity and frequency, destroying property, lives, and vital food supplies bringing death to many by famine and disease. The Middle East and Africa, center of much of the energy resources of the globe, is presently embroiled in political and national upheavals, while their citizens seek to dissolve the current leadership. The protests have originated due to the rise in prices of commodities, prices of food and fuel have increased beyond their household income, leaving families hopeless. Unemployment coupled with inflation are in the process of destroying both developed and developing nations. As the leadership across the globe watch their citizens rise up against them, they quickly turn to nationalism and inspire their citizens to find another source for their hatred other than them, that source of hatred quickly becomes the Jew. Blood libels and conspiracy fables are initiated yet quickly give way to armed aggression against Jew's individually across the globe until ultimately leading to a planned invasion of the Jewish State known as Israel.
Modern science has determined recently that wind speeds and the elevation of waves are increasing across the globe furthering potential damage of heavily populated coastal communities, an ominous event also prophesied to occur prior to the coming of Christ. The science community can not identify the reason for this occurence other than the possible interaction of the moon and sun in their gravitational dance. The Word of God also identifies with this scenario "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity (mass confusion); the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."-Luke 21:25, 26. There should also be little doubt that earthquake activity is increasing in both intensity and frequency as the Bible also instructs, one has only to examine the U.S.G.S. or United States Geological Survey and their real-time data on national as well as global earthquakes. While we can clearly see the upheaval across the globe in all forms, political, economic, religious, and natural, we can not dismiss the fact that the spiritual realm also plays a valuable part.
During the time of the Patriarchs, the Lord God would announce his presence with a great earthquake, this occurred on several occasions, such as this one with the Prophet Moses "And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount shaked greatly."-Exodus 19:17,18. The Lord God will again make his presence known in the midst of his people Israel as well as all the nations as recorded in Ezekiel 38:18-20-"And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground". Here we can see clearly that the presence of God concerning the affairs of men, makes his presence known in the shaking of the earth.
The nations of the globe are currently seeking to decide the fate of Jerusalem, to compell the leadership of Israel to divide the Holy City and all the Land, yet in all this they ignore the Word of the Sovereign Lord and God concerning this: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the seige both against Judah and against Jerusalem"-Zechariah 12:2. The belief of the international community is that if they resolve the Israeli-Palestinian issue in the form of current peace negotiations, the Arab/Islamic world will be at peace, and an age of utopia and prosperity can begin for the entire globe. Proper clarity illuminates the fact that the nations will not rest until the Jew, chosen people of the Lord, is no longer on the face of the earth, the Land and in particular the Holy City is the Throne of the Lord and for this, they are filled with hate. What we are seeing played out on this earth is a spiritual battle between the Prince of this World (Satan) and the God of Creation (Jesus) as the nations gather for the final conflict of the ages: "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful"-Revelation 17:14.
The same one that is Lord, King, and God will judge the nations for their determination to join with Satan in an attempt to usurp the title deed to planet Earth from its rightful owner. In their foolish attempt to destroy the people of Israel, the Saints, and all those who are called according to his grace, they will find their end in the Lake of Fire being eternally damned. A great earthquake is coming in which the foundations of the earth and the heavens above will shake violently as the presence of the Lord God returns again in the midst of his people. "For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts"-Haggai 2:6,7. The time has come, prepare, for the Lord is coming in strength and glory.
Posted by Rodney at 4:56 PM