The Book of Ezekiel

                 Chapter 37

Judgment on Enemies

     This chapter deals with the enemies of our Father and their coming punishment. Gog is a symbolic name of all nations north and east of Israel and it speaks specifically about Russia and the chief prince.

     I alluded to this “chief prince” in a previous chapter and here Father will expound on its meaning. I want to include a small paragraph, written by Jameison, Fausset, and Brown in the late 19th century…

     “The chief prince - rather, 'prince of Rosh,' or 'Rhos' [ro°sh], (Septuagint) The Scythian Tauri in the Crimea were so called. The Araxes also was called Rhos. The modern Russians may have hence assumed their name, as Moscow and Tobolsk from Meshech and Tubal, though their proper ancient name was Slavi or Wends, etc.”

     This battle of Gog (Magog), against our Father’s people, will happen simultaneously with the battle of Armageddon. Armageddon will be fought on the plain of Esdraelon, just outside Jerusalem and very near to Mount Zion.

     The battle of Gog-Magog will happen in Alaska, or so many Bible scholars surmise, one reason being the close proximity of Russia, being just across the Bering Straits from Alaska. Remember that Russia is pouring millions and millions of dollars into building military sites in that area and has done so for many years, while the U.S. has literally nothing up in that area, at least, on the ground anyway.

     These two battles will be fought at the end of the five-month tribulation period of Satan/Antichrist, the Lord’s return follows immediately, and Satan will henceforth be locked in the pit for the duration of the Millennium.

     This is an exciting chapter that includes how this dispensation will end with the return of our Lord.

     Enough words from me, let’s read what our Father has to say.

     Ezekiel 38:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

     Father has a lot to tell Ezekiel, doesn’t He?

     Ezekiel 38:2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

     Who is this chief prince? Let’s find out what the word chief means in the Hebrew..

     Chief_ OT:7218 ro'sh (roshe); from an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.):

     The head or the leader of rosh. Over the centuries this word would be changed to rush, then russ, and finally, Russia.

     JF&B referred to these people as Slavic’s, which generally means…

​     "Rrelating to or denoting the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Russian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian ( East Slavic ), Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Sorbian ( West Slavic ), and Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Slovene ( South Slavic )."

     They are the children of Esau and it’s not all that difficult to trace their travels throughout history. And if you go to the 25th chapter of Genesis you will find that Jacob and Esau are the beginnings of the two greatest nations on earth: America and Russia…

     Genesis 25:23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. KJV

     Esau will serve Jacob. Russia will serve America. And…

     Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

     Genesis 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. KJV

     Verse 3.

     Ezekiel 38:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

     We can go back to Genesis to find Meshech and Tubal…

     Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. KJV

     Verse 4.

     Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

     Remember that Father is talking about the army of the chief prince here.

     And put hooks into thy jaws. This word hooks is similar to a nose ring used to control slaves..

     Hooks_OT:2397 chach (khawkh); once (Ezekiel 29:4) chachiy (khakh-ee'); from the same as OT:2336; a ring for the nose (or lips):

     OT:2336 chowach (kho'-akh); from an unused root apparently meaning to pierce; a thorn; by analogy, a ring for the nose:

     Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

     Persia is Iran of today and along with Iran, we have Ethiopia and Libya aligning with them. In the Old Testament Ethiopia was settled by Cush and Libya by Phut. They were both descendants of Ham…

     Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. KJV

     Verse 6.

     Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.

     Gomer is north of Asia Minor and was also settled by Japheth…

     Genesis 10:3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. KJV

     Togarmah is situated where Armenia is today.

     And many people with thee. The people of the east.

     What Father is describing for us here is Russia and her allies. These will be the countries/people that will go against Israel.

     In current news, Russia is also using Syria as a base of operations in that area and supporting the President, Bashar al-Assad. They are also involved with Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro, seeking to establish a foothold in this part of the hemisphere.

     Do not be lulled into thinking that the “Bear”, Russia, is still sleeping, as many believe happened after the end of the cold war between them and the United States.

     Ezekiel 38:7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

     You be a commander to them, but it won’t help because Father is in control of the entire situation.

     Ezekiel 38:8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

     In the latter years meaning the time just before the return of our Lord.

     Now, some of these events happened during our lifetimes that cannot be backed up by Scripture, but we know that our Father had His hand in some of those events. One of those events was the United States acquiring the land known as Alaska from the Russians.

     In 1867, then Secretary of State, William Seward, purchased the Russian colony, known today as Alaska, from the Russians, for a total of $7,200,000, or approximately two cents an acre. It was called Seward’s Folly because that land was considered worthless….until gold and oil was found there.

     Father, in His all-knowing wisdom, wanted “Jacob” (America) to purchase that land from ‘Esau” (Russia) because He knew that one of the final wars of this dispensation would be fought in that area, the war known as Hamon-Gog.

     Even back in the book of Genesis, Father was prophesying to us of the final events of this heaven/earth age.

     Ezekiel 38:9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.

     Referring to Russia and its allies. Does all of this sound like gloom and doom? Well, it shouldn’t if you believe that Father is in control of everything. And He is.

     Ezekiel 38:10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

     There are many in Russia, even today, that are irked by the U.S. purchasing that land and they want it back, but it will never happen. Esau never gave one thought about his heritage, his only interest was to fill his belly with a bowl of soup, and there you have the reason for Fathers’ hatred towards him.

     Ezekiel 38:11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

     What country is it where the people live freely, where you don’t need a passport to go from one end of the country to the other, where there are no walls that surround their cities? It’s America, of course. The country of Jacob.

     Ezekiel 38:12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

     The country of Russia lies above the 50th parallel, NORTH of that parallel, the “country of the north?” It’s difficult to grow crops above that parallel because it’s cold most of the time. But in this verse, this particular country seems to have it pretty good. We lie south of that 50th parallel.

     We furnish food and cattle to most of the world. Remember that saying:

     “To whom much is given, much is expected.”

     We produce much, and we SELL it to wealthy countries, and we GIVE it to poor countries. Just as Father expects us to do. We, being one of those two countries in Rebekah’s womb.

     Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions 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?

     And the merchants of Tarshish. You know who they are, they’re the Kenites.

     There is a movement within the Democratic party today to take this country into a system of socialism, the same type of system that the Russian people live under today. The hatred that emanates from the mouths of some of those politicians centers, not only on President Trump but the success that he has taken this country into.

     The Democrats know that you cannot put a population of over 327 million people under socialism and convince them that the government can take care of them better than how they are currently living when the present economy is roaring, and the unemployment rate is under 4%.

     They are sick with hatred towards a President that is NOT one of them and if they hate him, then they must hate everyone else that loves the freedoms he is protecting, guaranteed to us by our Constitution.

     The sunglasses have come off for a lot of people in this country and they can see the wretched hearts of these mongrels.

     And since I’m off-topic right now, do you ever wonder why a couple of teenagers, one male, and one female, who would prefer to be called a HE, would go into a middle school and SING while they shoot and try to kill everyone there?

     This is not a mental problem nor are they the product of being raised in an inner city. No, it’s an evil problem. The souls within these people that do these things today are evil and it doesn’t take a lot of common sense to figure that out.

     And their outward appearance is deceiving because they look just like everyone else, they look normal.

     When Satan attempted to overtake the Mercy Seat in the first heaven/earth age, fully one-third of all the souls that Father had created sided with him. Even just a rough estimate of the number would be around five billion.

     I have no doubt that Father has been breathing these souls into embryos since He created the sixth-day creation and since we are getting close to the end of this dispensation, the dregs of heaven are being breathed into embryos more and more each day. He designed it to be that way so that it might grab our attention and maybe we would wake up and say:

     "Wow! Things are really getting bad these days. Maybe we need to pray to the Father for guidance."

     This is a worldwide problem today as evil assaults Christianity everywhere. This is Satan’s assault on the children of our Father. Remember the souls that are under the altar of God, that cry out for their martyred blood to be avenged?

     Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

     Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? KJV

     The people that are slaughtered today, by Satan’s followers and the Kenites, have their souls under that altar.

     Verse 14.

     Ezekiel 38:14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?

     This is the HOUSE OF ISRAEL, not Judah. Those ten “scattered” Tribes that went across the Caucasus Mountains, many of them finding their way to this country, enjoying the prosperity created by hard-working individuals.

     Not only will we not know it, but it also will not happen during this age. The stick of Judah and the stick of Ephraim will not be joined together until this dispensation is over and our Lord returns.

     Ezekiel 38:15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:

     The prophecy truly begins here and it’s referring back to the army of Gog.

     Ezekiel 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.

     Is Father REALLY saying that He will bring this army against the heathen to sanctify Himself before them? That’s right. He’s in control of the whole kit and caboodle.

     I think that there is a time coming when more heathen will believe on Him, over His own people or Christians, because when that light of knowledge goes off in their brains, it will be as though they were on fire, every nerve finely attuned to the fact that there IS A GOD and now we see Him, spiritually.

     Not as older Christians who have been dulled by lies and traditions of church systems, having a spirit that hardly ever sparks a light. But don’t blame the spirit because it cannot be dulled. IT’S YOU and your mental attitude, the spiritual hopelessness that Satan causes to come over you, like an early morning fog.

     “But I go to church every Sunday morning!”

     Mm-hmm. Yeah, you do. So, what’s wrong? You're doing exactly what Satan wants you to do. Sit there quietly and listen to HIS preacher.

     In the Book of Joel, we have another definition of this army…

    Joel 2:4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

    Joel 2:5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

    Joel 2:6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

    Joel 2:7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

    Joel 2:8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

    Joel 2:9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

    Joel 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

    Joel 2:11 And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? KJV

     It may look like Satan’s army but it’s our Father that controls it and allows it to do what it does.

     Ezekiel 38:17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?

     We just read some of that from Joel.

     Who would be brought against them? Esau. He will live by the sword and he will die by the sword.

     Ezekiel 38:18 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.

     Some might be misled by the words land of Israel and think that it solely means those in the Middle East but remember that the subject here is the house of Israel, the ten scattered Tribes, so where ever they are, so could be the land of Israel.

     That my fury shall come up in my face. Father’s face will turn red with anger. It’s a Hebrew idiomatic expression. This only happens ONE TIME in relation to the last days. You can read of it in the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy, that song that the overcomers will be singing during that time.

     Ezekiel 38:19 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;

     This shaking is an earthquake..

     Revelation 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. KJV

     Verse 20.

     Ezekiel 38:20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the 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.

     Do you realize that this happens at the instant His feet touch the ground on the Mount of Olives?

    Matthew 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. KJV

     And the mountains shall be thrown down. Zechariah prophesied concerning this…

    Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. KJV

     Verse 21.

     Ezekiel 38:21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

     Mountains mean nations.

     Every man's sword shall be against his brother. Those two brothers, Jacob and Esau. Most of the world will follow after Esau because he is representative of evil.

     Ezekiel 38:22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood, and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

     These hailstones weigh between 110 and 180 pounds each. That is going to cause some kind of destruction.

     Ezekiel 38:23 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. KJV

     The entire world will know that He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. And one second later every knee will bow to Him and we will all be changed into our spiritual bodies.

     Boy, am I looking forward to that day. All the nonsense and crap that’s been going on, on this planet, for thousands of years will finally be over.

     Many will go over to the right side of that “gulf” and remain there until Judgment Day and then receive their rewards.

     Many will go into the Millennium and be taught and disciplined for those thousand years.

     Many will go to the left side of that “gulf” and tremble in fear at the approaching day of Judgment.

     Many of us will be of His Election and we will teach and judge for those thousand years.

     Where are you headed on that day?

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