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{ Part Six, Revised Addition }.

"{ The Destruction Of Russia, And ALL Of Her Evil Allies - And Etcetera. Not If But . . . When: }?"

"Syria today is one of Israel's arch-enemies and is a

Muslim nation who at present hates Israel" . . .

 

 

( 1 ). Scripture: "And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country, { Ezekiel 34:13 }." . . . But first calamity will strike . . .

( 2 ). Commentary ... After years of improved relations with Russia, Israel has to be cautious again. This time, it is more complicated than ever. The lines are no longer clearly drawn between the so-called East and West.

( 3 ). Economic interdependence has welded the nations into a solidified bloc, hardly possible to separate. Regardless, this new or perceived danger will definitely cause more Jews to come back home to Israel . . .

( 4 ). Syria has been showing their friendship toward Russia for some time now, for the simple reason that Russia has her eye on Israel and has armed some of the Arab nations including Syria with Russian war material.

( 5 ). Not long ago Israel military and naval commanders were taken by surprise by Rear Adm. Andrei Baranov's disclosure that 10 Russian warships was already anchored at the Syrian port of Tartus, DEBKAfile's military sources report.

( 6 ). Moscow and Damascus have worked fast to put in place the agreement reached in Moscow on 12 September 2008 by Russian navy commander, Adm. Vladimir Wysotsky and Syrian naval Commander General Taleb AlBarri to provide the Russian fleet with a long term base at Syrian ports. Israel was not aware that this many war ships were involved in the deal.

( 7 ). What most worries Israel military leaders is an earlier announce- ment by Adm, Wysotsky that Russia's Mediterranean assets would be subjected to its black Sea fleet command, thereby placing Russia's war- ships near Israel's shores at the service of Moscow's contest against the US and NATO in that part of the world. It is feared by Israel that she will be dragged into another cold war or even worse trouble.

( 8 ). Rear Admiral Baranov disclosed that the warships in Tartus had brought engineering crews to widen and dredge the harbour to accommodate additional fleet vessels.

( 9 ). The crews were also working on expanding Latakia, another Syrian port, possibly for aircraft carriers or guided missile cruisers.

( 10). The Russians are making no secret of their intention of using their naval presence in Syrian ports as a deterrent to a possible Israeli air strike against Syria.

( 11 ).In Bible Eschatology we find a burdensome thing concerning the future of Damascus Syria, therefore, if Syria realised this she would really be troubled! . . .

( 12 ). { V. 1 }: Scripture: "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city and it shall be a ruinous heap.

( 13 ). { V. 2 }: The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

( 14 ). { V. 3 }: The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of hosts.

( 15 ). { V. 4 }: And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of 'Jacob [ Israel' ] shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean, { Isaiah 17:1-4 }."

( 16 ). The above 4 verses paraphrased in commentary form . . .

( 17 ). { 1 }: "The mournful inspired prediction ... a burden to be lifted up, ... concerning Damascus: [ capital of present day Syria which was Israel's 'bul-wark.' Behold, Damascus 'will cease to be a city [ in the Tribulation Period' ], and will become a heap of ruins. [ Assyria in the past was the same country as Iraq is today ].

( 18 ). { 2 }: The 'cities of Aroer [ east of Jordan' ] are forsaken; they shall be for 'flocks [ of sheep' etc. ], 'which shall lie down [ at rest during the Millennial Reign of MESSIAH' ], and nothing shall ever again make them afraid,

( 19 ). { 3 }: Israel's bul-wark [ Syria ] and the fortress shall disappear from Ephraim, and the kingdom also will disappear from Damascus; and the remnant of Syria will be as the departed glory of the children of Israel [ her ally ], says the LORD of hosts. [ The word fortress' i.e., Damascus was considered for a defence against old Assyria in the past. ]

( 20 ). { 4 }: And in that day the former glory of 'Jacob [ Israel', her might, her population, her prosperity ] shall be enfeebled, "and the fat of her flesh shall become lean. [ Famine will be a worldwide judgment in "the last day [ or i.e., Great Tribulation ]."

( 21 ). And, remember that there will be very few people left alive at the end of the Great Tribulation ]." Again see { Isaiah 24:1-6 }.

( 22 ). Commentary . . . This prophecy has a two-fold meaning, and this is where typology is concerned. Types and shadows are replete throughout the Bible and any well taught Bible scholar will admit to that understanding. We could focus on many types and anti-types from the Scriptures but because of space in our message we will not!

( 23 ). Damascus was the ancient city of Syria, mentioned for the first time in { Genesis Ch. 15 }. Syria and "Ephraim [ i.e., Israel indicated by the names of Ephraim, and or Jacob", ] had made common cause against the house of David.

( 24 ). Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, executed the judgment upon Damascus and destroyed it. But the "type of this destruction is yet futuristic" and will take place during the Great Tribulation Period.

( 25 ). And the enemies of Israel, which will trouble GOD's people, will be troubled themselves "in that day." It is a solemn word with which this chapter closes, "This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us { Isaiah 17:14 }."

( 26 ). Commentary ... Thus, in the last days the type of this prophecy will be completely fulfilled! The city of Damascus will be completely destroyed because she has plotted with Russia and the other enemies of Israel.

( 27 ). Syria borders the land of Israel on the north and east of Israel. Therefore, Russia has evidently already had an evil thought to take Israel's land and when GOD's time is right some of Russia's host of invaders will be ready to make their ungodly move against GOD's land and people!

( 28 ). The Black Sea we mentioned above, is also north of Israel and Russia has fleets of ship in that area which will make it convenient for the invading party from the north. Syria will not be completely wiped out during the war of Gog, because a remnant of them will still be left in their country and will become friendly with her neighbour Israel, { V. 3 } above.

( 29 ). When it will seem as though Israel's doom is sealed and she will fail to escape the power of these selfish and vindictive enemies, JEHOVAH Himself will deal with them. He will speak in His indignation, and the nations shall learn that He is concerned about the deliverance of His people.

( 30). First will come a mighty earthquake that will wreck havoc upon the enemies of Israel, filling the hearts of the invaders with fear and dread as well as destroying many of them. This will be followed by anarchy.

( 31 ). Pestilence will break out among the hoards led by 'Russia [ Gog' ], and the great natural calamities, hailstones, fire and brimstone falling from the skies that will literally annihilate the over-confident armies.

( 32 ). In the very near future, there is no doubt that Russia's North, East, and Western confederacy in that part of the world, will soon decide that they will be strong enough to challenge the western nations in open combat, see { V. 13 }.

( 33 ). It has been stated that . . . "The Russian navy has the longest range naval guns in the world." Russia launches "sky spies" into orbit approximately twice a month. It has also been stated that . . .

( 34 ). Russia has merchandised natural gas sales through most of Europe, coming from a source 2500 miles away in Siberia. When Russia instigates this invasion, you can bet your life that she will cut that gas line off.

( 35 ). Turkey, a US ally is now warming up to Russia. A large Moslem population lives in Turkey, and naturally the majority of them will go along with the other Muslims that are against Israel. There is still many thousands of Russian technicians in the middle east that are still training Arabs various skills that will help them when hostilities began.

( 36 ). It has always been found, and the Bible makes this very clear, that when a nation in the past turned against Israel, GOD in turn would chastise that particular nation. Turkey occupied the land of Israel many years, and were definitely very cruel to the Hebrew people. And, Germany, as a whole, tried to destroy the whole Hebrew race during world war two.

( 37 ). Because of this, those nations, one way or another, are definitely going to be set upon by GOD. When Russia's final preparations are completed, GOD will put it in her mind to go up against the nation of Israel instead of either China or the US.

( 38 ). The thing to keep in focus is that after 2500 years, this prophecy appears very near to fulfillment. This itself assures us that we are very close to the end of this 'BODY OF CHRIST Grace Age.'

( 39 ). The prophecy of Russia's coming invasion of Israel is quite specific In fact, the prophet gives what sounds like a description of a massive airborne invasion. Note - we repeat this next verse . . .

( 40 ). Scripture: "You shall ascend and come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you, and all your bands, and many people with you, { Ezekiel 38:9 }."

( 41 ). Commentary . . . If you have ever seen paratroops maneuvers take place, you would find the above verse, a very apt description, for certainly they "come like a storm, like a cloud to cover the land."

( 42 ). Again we are not being dogmatic, for the text does not demand an airborne invasion, but we point it out as an interesting possibility. In { Ezekiel Ch. 38:19- 20 }, GOD states that there is going to be a great shaking in Israel, it will be a cosmic catastrophe caused by a large earthquake.

( 43 ). This quake will begin under Israel, and cause such destruction and devastation that all life on this planet will be effected in some way. Men will shake at GOD's presence.

( 44 ). This means that in the city or town where you live, this earthquake should be felt, that is, if you haven't been Raptured before that time. The LORD plans to bring Russia into His trap in Israel.

( 45 ). GOD controls the destiny of nations. On this occasion He chooses to make what has been primarily an atheistic nation, an object lesson to the world.

( 46 ). His plans are to destroy Russia and her host of invaders in such a way as to magnify Himself in the eyes of the rest of the nations of the world, { Ezekiel 38: 23 }.

( 47 ). Israel will be looking for protection from the western nations, but it reads as if she will only receive diplomacy. This may indicate that America has depleted much of her armament and wealth in the war against terrorist nations, the fuel shortage and a great recession will leave her and many of the western nations without the means to help Israel even if they saw fit to do so.

( 48 ). Therefore, they may only have words in the defence of the Jewish state. And, perhaps it will be because the west will be so afraid of atomic destruction of the planet that they will withhold any help from Israel. Nevertheless, the LORD will dramatically come to the aid of His own Hebrew Nation.

( 49 ). And again we repeat { Ch. 38: 22 } which speaks of great hailstones, fire, and brimstone that will fall upon Israel's enemies," along with an "overflowing rain" which will evidently cause a great flood. As we have said, "This will probably be one of the greatest floods that has ever taken place on this planet."

( 50 ). Also, this looks similar to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. There will be so many invaders killed that "great pestilence's" will cause untold agony

( 51 ). { V. 21 } states that the enemy soldiers will be so confused and in such torment, and have such fear that they will turn their own weapons on each other, therefore, killing there own troops.

"Ch. 39 OF Ezekiel" . . .

( 52 ). Commentary . . . Doubtless, when the leader of the northern confederacy orders his armies to press on to the land of Israel, he will have laid his plans very definitely for its complete subjugation, and will be counting on an easy victory because of the over- whelming number of troops at his disposal. Our Bible states that, as we have already brought out, "Israel belongs to GOD." { Ezekiel Ch. 39: 1-10 } . . .

( 53 ). { V. 1 } Scripture: "Therefore you son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus says the LORD GOD; behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech, and Tubal. . . .

( 54 ). { V. 2 }: And I will turn you back, and leave but the sixth part of you, and will cause you to come up from the north parts, and will bring you upon the mountains of Israel' . . .

( 55 ). { V. 3 }: And I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand . . .

( 56 ). { V. 4 }: You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you, and all your bands, and the people that is with you: I will give you unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beast of the field to be devoured:

( 57 ). { V. 5 }: You shall fall upon the open field; for I have spoken it, says the LORD GOD . . .

( 58 ). { V. 6 }: 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:

( 59 ). { V. 7 }: So will I make My Holy Name known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let them pollute My Holy Name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel:

( 60 ). { V. 8 }: Behold, it is come, and it is done, says the LORD GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken:

( 61 ). { V. 9 }: And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years. . .

( 62 ). { V. 10 }: So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, says the LORD GOD, { Ezekiel 39:1-10 }."

( 63 ). The above { Vs. 1-10 } paraphrased in commentary form . . .

( 46 ). { 1 } "Therefore [ Ezekiel' ] you son of man, prophesy against 'Gog [ Russia's leader' ], and say, Thus says the LORD GOD; behold, I am against you, O Gog, the 'chief prince [ the ruler of Rosh', ] of 'Meshech [ Moscow' ], and 'Tubal [ Tobolsk,' . . . two of Russia's large cities.' ] . . .

( 64 ). { 2 }: And I will turn you 'back [ about' and will lead you on' ], and leave but "the sixth part of you", and will cause you to come up 'from the [ uttermost' ] 'north parts [ i.e., Russia is straight north of Israel' ], and 'will [ lead you against' ] bring you upon 'the mountains [ and cities ] of Israel' ... [ In the original Hebrew text it reads that "ALL" this invading host will be destroyed! ]

( 65 ). { 3 }: And I will smite your 'bow [ or any other weapon you might have' ] out of your left hand, and will cause your 'arrows [ Projectiles from all sorts of modern weapons' ] to fall out of your right hand . . .

( 66 ). { 4 }: You shall 'fall [ dead' ] upon the mountains of Israel [ there is much mountain terrain in Israel ], you, and all your 'bands [ hordes' ], and the people that is with you' [ which will include Israel's Arab and Muslim enemies' ]: I will give you unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to 'the beast [ or any kind of animal that is Carnivorous' ] of the field to be devoured . . .

( 67 ). { 5 }: You shall fall upon the open field [ throughout the land ]; for I have spoken it, says the LORD GOD [ JEHOVAH ] . . .

( 68 ). { 6 }: And I will send a fire on 'Magog [ land of Russia itself'- likely such as the LORD sent on Sodom during the day of Lot ], and among them 'that dwell carelessly [ who feel secure' ] in the 'Isles [ literally coastlands ].'

( 69 ). Commentary. . . This shows the destruction of the whole Russian confederacy: friends and cohorts ]; and they shall 'know, [ understand and realize' ] that I am the LORD [ JEHOVAH the Sovereign Ruler, calling forth loyalty and obedient service ]:

( 70 ). { 7 }: So will I make My Holy Name known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will 'not let them [ profane' or ] pollute My Holy Name any more: and the 'heathen [ Gentiles in the nations' of the world who will not accept CHRIST as the Sovereign MESSIAH ] shall 'know [ understand and realize' ] that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel . . .

( 71 ). { 8 }: Behold, it is come, and 'it is done [ future tense' ], says the LORD GOD [ JEHOVAH, JESUS ]; this is 'the [ Tribulation' ] day [ of judgment ] whereof "I have spoken [ about in the past by My holy prophets" concerning - the last days, that begins just after the Rapture' of the BODY OF CHRIST ] . . .

( 72 ). { 9 }: And [ when you Gog, are destroyed and are no longer present ] they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and 'burn the [ enemies ] weapons [ battle gear' ], both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the 'handstaves [ handspikes' ], and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire [ as fuel for ] seven years . . .

( 73 ). { 10 }: So that 'they [ My Hebrew people' ] shall take 'no [ fire ] wood out of the field', neither cut down 'any [ trees' ] out of the forests; for they shall burn 'the weapons [ of their enemies' ] with fire: and they shall 'spoil [ plunder' ] those that 'spoiled [ and plundered' ] them [ and their people in the past such as Hitler and his host of murders did ], and rob those that 'robbed them [ and the other Israelis throughout the past Dispensations' ], says the LORD GOD [ JEHOVAH' ], { Ezekiel 39:1-10 }."

( 74 ). Commentary ... The invaders will find themselves utterly unable to cope with the disasters that face them. Following the events described in { Ch. 38 }, we are told here that their destruction will be so complete that their dead bodies will be left as food for all kinds of ravenous birds and wild beast to devour. It doesn't read here as if Israel will be obliged to defend herself, for it seems that the LORD will act for her.

( 75 ). So terrible and all-embracing will be the destruction of this vast army that the wood of their weapons will serve as fuel for the people of Israel for seven years, during that time it will not be necessary to hew down any trees of the forest, because the plunder of those who had intended to plunder Israel will suffice for all purposes as far as fuel is concerned.

( 76 ). You notice that since the Tribulation Period will be 7 years long, the burning of the weapons of Israelis will be used for fire wood for the same length of time. To this writers understanding this means that this great war engagement will take place at the very beginning of the Tribulation Period! . . . You be the Judge!

( 77 ). Scripture: "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers: on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it the valley of Hamon-Gog, { Ezekiel 39: 11 }."

( 78 ). The above { V. 11 } paraphrased in commentary form ... "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog [ Russia ] a place there of graves [ where they will be buried ] in Israel, in the valley of 'the passengers [ referring to travellers passing through' ]: on the east [ side ] of the [ Dead ] sea [ where there is a highway which leads north to Syria, South to Petra and cuts off also to the west to Egypt ]: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers because of the smell: and there shall they bury Gog and "ALL his multitude: and they shall call it the "Valley of Hamon-Gog. [ Literally: the resting place of the multitude of Gog, i.e., Russia and her army. ]"

( 79 ). Commentary . . . I understand that the valley of the passengers on the east of the Dead Sea refers to the route of those on the high road east of the Dead Sea from Syria to Petra and Egypt. It seems that the words "Hamon-Gog" means so many that you can't count them. The City near the burial site will be named "Hamonah," which means "the multitude" according to { Vs. 11- 16 }, it will take the combined effort of the whole population of Israel a seven month period to dispose of the dead invading army.

( 80 ). { V. 12 }: Scripture: "And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land:

( 81 ). { V. 13 }: Yes, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown, the day that I shall be glorified, says the LORD GOD:

( 82 ). The above { V. 13 } Paraphrased in commentary form . . . "Yes, all the people of 'the land [ of Israel' ] shall bury them; and it shall be to them a 'renown [ a Holiday' in ] 'the day [ i.e., Millennial day: of 1,000 years when MESSIAH is reigning on this earth' ] that I shall be glorified, says the LORD GOD". . .

( 83 ). { V. 14 }: And they shall choose various men that travel through the land of Israel for one reason or other, and hire them with continued employment to bury the dead bodies of those that remain upon this battlefield of the earth, to cleans it: after the end of seven months shall they search [ for more dead bodies of the invaders. ]

( 84 ). { V. 15 }: And 'the passengers [ those whom are visitors in Israel' ] that pass through the land, when 'any [ of them' ] see a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-Gog:

( 85 ). { V. 16 }: And also the name of 'the city [ in that place where they bury the dead' ] shall be 'Ha-mo-nah [ meaning multitude' ]. Thus shall 'they cleanse the land [ where that battle in Israel is fought' ], { Ezekiel 39: 11-16 }."

( 86 ). Commentary . . . And 'they [ the Israelis' ] 'shall sever out' i.e., set apart' many of the strangers who are passing through the land of Israel, and will hire these people to bury the hordes of dead bodies that the Israelis had - had no time to bury, thus this will be continual employment for the strangers.

( 87 ). This means these hired workers will work beyond the seven months that the Israelis have worked' and will be thus commissioned to 'bury the remaining dead of the invaders.' Naturally they do this to cleans the land and to keep decease and plague from spreading throughout the area, and will keep right on searching for those who may still remain unburied' . . .

( 88 ). In the Amplified Old Testament in { V. 11 } it states: "The number of dead bodies left after the great catastrophe which GOD will send upon 'Gog [ Russia's Prince' ] and his host, as here described, would necessarily amount to many millions. their graves would naturally interfere with traffic on the interstate highway.

( 89 ). The dead will not just be slain in battle but GOD will slay them in a great cosmic catastrophe, { Ezekiel 38: 18- 23 }." And not some, but "all of Gog's multitude will die, then chapter { 39:4-11 } will be fulfilled. Before the enemies have a chance to use their weapons, their weapons will be struck from their hands, { 39: 3 }."

( 90 ). Hamonah literally means: "multitude," suddenly death will claim the invaders. There will be no opportunity for the enemy to bury their own dead. The dead bodies will be strewn everywhere on the battle field. The decayed corpses will poison the very air, and will be a source of grievous pestilence to the whole land, so steps will be taken immediately to properly inter them. Therefore, a great squad of grave diggers will be found to go throughout the sections of the land where Gog's army has been destroyed, and bury the bodies in order to cleanse the land.

( 91 ). For seven months the whole population of Israel will be used to bury this huge invading host. Any person, Hebrew or stranger, passing through the region beholding corpse or any part of a corpse will be required to set up a sign in order that the buriers may see it and inter the body as soon as possible. In this way, the land will be cleansed from its defilement and the air purified. Birds and animals will feed upon the carrion and will assist in the work of clearing away the rotting corpses.

( 92 ). This writer along with many other ministers believe that this war portrayed in Ezekiel is synonymous with the prophecy given in { Revelation 6:8 }. where one forth of mankind are killed. In that war ..., it won't only be the dead bodies of this invading host, that lay dead but bodies from many other nations that will have to be buried. We are sure that very soon we will know the answer to all these questions.

( 93 ). { V. 17 } Scripture: And, you son of man, thus says the LORD GOD; speak unto 'every feathered fowl [ birds of prey' ], and to every beast of the field, assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even 'a great sacrifice [ sacrificial feast' ] upon the mountains of Israel [ 'on which ], that you may eat flesh, and drink blood':

( 94 ). { V. 18 }: You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of 'Bashan [ Bashan is east of the Jordan river' ]:

( 95 ). { V. 19 }: And you shall eat fat till you are full, and drink blood till you be drunk, of My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you:

( 96 ). { V. 20 }: Thus you shall be filled at My table with horses and 'chariots [ riders' ], with mighty men, and with 'all men [ soldiers' ] of war [ and of many nations ], says the LORD GOD, { Ezekiel 39:17-20 }." See { Revelation 19:17-18 }.

( 97 ). Commentary . . . In recent years, fundamentalist Christians believe more than ever that Armageddon is just around the corner. It is looked upon as a great battle occurring in Israel, taking hundreds of millions of lives and heralding the reappearance of JESUS CHRIST. Now it seems that events in nature may be doing the same. GOD Himself will pour out His anger upon those who have spurned His Grace and have arrayed themselves in red-handed opposition to earth's Rightful KING, our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

 

 

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