Unfulfilled Bible prophecy reveals a future attack against Israel from the land of Magog.

The prophet Ezekiel saw an attack against Israel coming in the last days from the land of Magog. It’s often called the Ezekiel 38 war, and some believe it will be fulfilled in World War 3.

Bible scholars have sought to identify which modern day nation is Magog and many have concluded it must be Russia because Ezekiel 38:15 says they will come from the remote parts of the north. Russia is due north of Israel, but so is Turkey. Pastor Steve Cioccolanti, founder of Discover Ministries, believes Magog is more likely Turkey. He points out historical patterns often reveal future events as history repeats itself (Ecclesiastes 1:9). In this case, history shows past attacks against modern Israel have always come from Muslim nations, and never once from Russia. 82% of Turkey’s population is Muslim and only 2% Christian. (Source: Wikipedia)

In the 9-minute video shown below, Pastor Steve supports his case with eight additional points.

Modern rabbis are telling Jews that the only prophecy left to fulfill before the Messiah is Ezekiel 38-39, the Gog-Magog War, or what we would call World War III. Who will be the players?

The popular view that Russia is the “bad guy” will be challenged. Russia is not the focus of Ezekiel 38-39. Those who believe the American-centric view that Russia is the enemy will have to re-examine their understanding of Ezekiel 38-39.

Locating the land of Magog is just part of the challenge with interpreting this prophecy. Timing is another challenge. Ezekiel saw it happening “in the last days” (Ezekiel 38:16), which could refer to the generation living when the Lord returns, but after He returns, He rules from Jerusalem for one thousand years, so I think those years are also part of the last days.

During the thousand year Day of the Lord, God’s people will be living on earth in glorified immortal bodies, ruling over the nations with a rod of iron, exercising authority given to us by the Lord (Revelation 2:26-28). Although Satan will be bound during most of that time and sin will not be tolerated, he will be released from his prison at the end of the thousand years and will come out to deceive the nations, specifically Gog and Magog. By that time, God’s people will have already been living in their glorified, immortal bodies for one thousand years, so Satan will not be able to deceive us, which means unsaved mortals must still be living on earth during the thousand years. They will fall for his deception and he will gather them together for war, surrounding the city of Jerusalem. Then God will send fire from heaven to destroy them. (Revelation 20:7-9)

Since Revelation 20:7-9 clearly show the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s Gog and Magog prophecy happens after the thousand year reign of the Lord, the only way it could be fulfilled in our generation is if it happens twice, but so far I have not found any scriptures supporting that idea. If it only happens once, then all the teachings connecting it to people and nations today are in error and causing confusion.

James Bailey

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DFM
DFM
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November 22, 2017 6:34 PM

Iran, Turkey and Russia meeting in Sochi, Russia TODAY!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skhuxkZ8D7o

Warrior4Jesus
Warrior4Jesus
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November 22, 2017 8:39 PM

Funny how Russia is attending this meeting isn’t it, when this topic is about how russia will not be involved or be the leader of the War of Gog and Magog, Hmmm! Makes you wonder huh?

(In regards to the link you shared where people are talking about how ISIS and Oil are the reasons for the war in Syria, my response to them was;…

The War in Syria has always been about setting up the Global World Banking System in Syria, same as it was in Iraq, Afghanistan & Libya, which currently Syria, North Korea and Iran are still not a part of, and this is a huge set back for the coming New World Global Order and their One World Global Currency banking System.

Next stop after Syria, “and you can bet your bottom dollar”, war with North Korea and then Iran and “You can take that to the bank.” lol 😉

Joe
Joe
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November 22, 2017 9:52 PM

Warrior4Jesus,
Agree with your analysis. That is precisely why BRICS with a combined firepower of around 7400 nuclear war heads is trying to crash the Dollar and take away US capacity to wage war for the New World Order. It is race against time and i believe[ prophecies here back that up] BRICS will achieve their objective.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_with_nuclear_weapons

Daniel
Daniel
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November 23, 2017 4:46 PM
No the wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are about many things but putting Iran under the thumb of the Rothschild’s is not it. Iraq was already a puppet of America and a close minion of France who originally built the nuclear program for Saddam back in the 80s that no one seems to remember. Just before the war the tomb of the ancient giant Gilgamesh was found http://12160.info/forum/topics/gilgamesh-tomb-found-in-iraq-2003-giant-skeleton-found-retrieved Saddam was attempting to rebuild Babylon and unleash things before their time. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/babylon The biggest reason for Iraq was to gut the military, in practical terms we are HOPELESSLY depleted in terms of materials. men, pilots, vehicles and morale. On the other hand private contractors, both foreign and domestic, have been enriched with untold TRILLIONS of dollars that should have been put to use revolutionizing our infrastructure, medical systems, education, industry, food and energy production. The wealth of the American people has been stolen so much that I do not think it is possible to ever have a true recovery for the average family. It does not matter what gains capital makes (stocks, bonds, PMs, cryptos, land, etc) if no one has any to profit from. We are painted across the globe as incompetent warmongers who merely change the goal post every time we face a challenge so as to not ‘loose’. When our destruction comes the majority of the world will laugh and cheer in demonic glee. Iran is and always has been a minion of the global elite ever since the British and Soviet Union overthrew the monarchy and instituted the Shah in 1941. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mohammad-Reza-Shah-Pahlavi The Ayatollahs were also put in power over Iran in 1979 with the help of the CIA. The globalists ALREADY control Iran. This is why war has not come yet. I am also of… Read more »
Joe
Joe
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November 24, 2017 8:52 AM

The plunder of America began in 1913 when then the illegal and criminal Federal Reserve came into existence. What is astonishing is the idea that an elected government by the people is good enough to manage all the affairs of the state but not the most important one,ie of creating money. Next these criminals sold this idea to rest of the world. BIS,SWIFT,World Bank,IMF etc which are the visible faces of International Finance are all propped up by the Fed. The crimes committed by the deep state and the shadow government is possible by the Dollars created out of thin air by the Fed. So is the wars and the agenda of NWO.
Only way to get rid of this giant squid with its tentacles spread around the world is by dollar crash and subsequent issue of new Dollars by the Treasury. Have read prophetic and market analysts stating the imminent fall of the Dollar and Fed here.
Sure there will be huge problems in the US and around the world initially but that is the price to pay for slaying this Goliath and giving power back to the people. I also realize that it wont solve all the problems and it is mere wishful thinking that everything is going to be rosy from then on or new Goliath wont rise. But the head of this giant has to be cut off.

Savage
Savage
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November 22, 2017 9:40 PM

I view the Day of the Lord as that relatively short window of time when He visits His wrath upon the wicked of the Earth. In my mind, ‘the Last Days’ refers to the 70th week of Daniel, which does not include The Millennium.

Bill
Bill
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November 22, 2017 5:48 PM

John Paul Jackson said he attack will come from Turkey, and its ruler will be the head of the Islam, I believe Joel Richardson also spoke of this.

Joan Arnold
Joan Arnold
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November 22, 2017 7:08 PM

Yes, I believe Joel Richardson says Turkey will be Gog/Magog.

Interesting to note all 7 churches receiving letters in Revelation chapters 2-3 are in Turkey, are located close to each other, even though there were many churches in many other locations — even in Greece and in Rome. Makes sense to me then that this is a signpost from God, an arrow indicating “I’m focusing in on this area” for the rest of Revelation, as well, when not discussing Israel.

d ames
d ames
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November 22, 2017 9:43 PM

I see psalm 83 next. We shall watch and see.

Warrior4Jesus
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November 25, 2017 10:21 AM
I see Isaiah 17:1 happening next and possibly beginning the (1st) War of Gog and Magog Also: These links are very interesting and relate to this same subject. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MOFkRZxSKU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk0FMXvJzRU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED5ObtVgwkc Isaiah 17 “1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 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, saith the LORD of hosts. 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. 5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel. 7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. 8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. 9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. 10 Because thou hast… Read more »
Warrior4Jesus
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November 22, 2017 8:20 PM
It has always been my understanding of Ezekiel’s “War of Gog and Magog prophecy that a confederation of muslim nations, Turkey included, as well as Iran, will initiate this war and move into to attack Israel but that God will put the hook into the jaws of Russia (Gog), who will then become the chief prince or leader of this confederation of muslim nations, which in turn because of what God has done, Russia will then take over and lead this attack. Which makes perfect sense to me, being that Russia is the strongest and most powerful of all of these nations, and there is absolutely no way that Russia would ever allow any of these countries to take over Israel, with all of the natural gas and oil and diamond resources that are available in Israel, when they could easily take over Israel themselves, which wouldn’t be to hard to convince these muslim nations who only care about the destruction of Israel and to wipe them completely off of the map, and have no want to even take over their land. Russia on the other hand, being led by one of the smartest and most ruthless leaders the world has ever known (Vlad “The Mad” Putin), is a lot smarter than all of the leaders of these muslim nations put together, and it would even be safe to say that he is even somewhat of an under boss, or over boss I should say, to all of these muslim nations, and yes he will definitely not only be a major player in this War of Gog and Magog scenario, but he will most likely take over this entire coalition as GOG, when the Lord God puts the hook in his Jaw and then destroys this entire confederation upon the… Read more »
Jeff
Jeff
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November 23, 2017 8:03 PM

I agree. Does anyone really believe it will take God putting hooks in the jaws of Erdogan to get him to attack Israel if he’s leading a coalition and can establish himself as the next leader of the caliphate?

S. Peter
S. Peter
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November 22, 2017 7:21 PM

The Bible also says that satan’s throne is Pergamos/Pergamon in present day Turkey, although the throne has been moved to Berlin. Germany is also home to many 1st and 2nd generation Turks which draws the connection between islam and nazism, both sharing anti-semitic views.

Rev. 2:12-13: “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.”

Katherine Lehman
Katherine Lehman
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November 25, 2017 9:46 AM

The Pergamom throne was moved to Berlin to further the Lord’s prophecy given to Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, that Berlin will be the AC’s spiritual throne.

Judith-Ann Ortiz
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November 22, 2017 5:53 PM

Look up the new Islamic Coalition… HUGE army of 4 million soldiers!

Jeff G
Jeff G
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November 23, 2017 8:23 PM

Ezekial 38:16 “And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.”
– If we are in the millennium, would there be heathens?
vs. 23 “Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.”
– Again, if we in the millennium, wouldn’t God be known in the eyes of all the nations?

Katherine Lehman
Katherine Lehman
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November 25, 2017 10:49 AM

The prophet Neville Johnson, and the prophet Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, have both received words from the Lord that, yes, there will indeed be “heathen”, or “gentiles” in the millennium. Everyone NOT raptured are not necessarily damned. Those who reject the Lord WILL go into the pit……..but those who don’t reject Him will not automatically become the Body of Christ, or His Bride. They will be “saved” from the pit, but unschooled in the relationship the Lord seeks from His own. These are those some of His saints will rule and reign over.

VSined
VSined
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November 23, 2017 1:01 PM

If a brief mention of Gog and Magog in Rev 20:8 means that Ezek 38 – 39 won’t be fulfilled until after the 1000 year reign, then by the same reasoning, Babylon wasn’t really destroyed in the 5th century BC in accordance with the Old Testament prophets, because all of Rev 18 talks about it!

I think a better interpretation is that there can be physical and spiritual manifestations of the same thing. Obviously, physical Bablylon was destroyed long ago, but the spirit behind it still lives, and will be manifest in the events of Rev 18.

And the same principle could apply to Gog and Magog.

Grace
Grace
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November 23, 2017 12:29 PM

There is a possibility that I have only seen mentioned or discussed one other time by one other person. My personal opinion is that Ezekiel 38 and 39 are not the same war, but describe two different wars. Ezekiel 38 describes and correlates with the Rev. 20 war and Ezekiel 39 describes the war at the end of Daniel’s 70th week, which most people call Armageddon. If you look at the end result of Ezekiel 39, they are cleansing the land for months which makes sense if you are staying on the earth and moving into the Millenial kingdom. The war described in Ezekiel 38/Rev 20 sees the next events as the White Throne judgment and new heaven and new earth. Something to consider.

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