38 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
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:
While many argue over who Gog is in the land of Magog, we know that whomever it is, they are suppliers of arms to those nations roundabout that are enemies of Israel, per Psalm 83’s list of angry and upset brethren who wish to drive Israel into the sea of total forgetfulness. With that in mind, one could say that it appears Russia seems to be one of the leading arms suppliers, doe it not? And now this article:
Putin did not say how, but he did announce he had ordered the acceleration of highly advanced Russian weapons supplies to Syria.
Israeli Debkafile’s military sources disclosed that the Russian leader was referring to S-300 anti-air systems and the nuclear-capable 9K720 Iskander (NATO named SS-26 Stone) surface missiles, which are precise enough to hit a target within a 5-7 meter radius at a distance of 280 kilometers.
In his phone call to Netanyahu, the Russian leader advised the prime minister to make sure to keep this in mind.
Since Syrian air defense teams have already trained in Russia on the handling of the S-300 interceptor batteries, they can go into service as soon as they are landed by one of Russia’s daily airlifts to Syria. Russian air defense officials will supervise their deployment and prepare them for operation.
Moscow is retaliating not just for Israel’s air operations against Syria but in anticipation of the Obama administration’s impending decision to send the first US arms shipments to the Syrian rebels.
Intelligence agencies in Moscow and the Middle-East take it for granted that by the time Washington goes public on this decision, some of the Syrian rebel factions will already be armed with American weapons.
That the measure was in the works was signified by the introduction Monday by chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez of legislation allowing the US to provide arms and military training to the Syrian rebels.
US military instructors have been working with Syrian rebels at training camps in Jordan and Turkey for some months. So putting the arms in their hands only awaited a decision in Washington, the Israeli website alleged.
Putin’s message to Netanyahu was intended to reach a wider audience than Jerusalem, such as Barack Obama in Washington and President Xi Jinping in Beijing ahead of Netanyahu’s talks there Tuesday.”
Now this is interesting in view of Isaiah 17, which says Damascus will become a ruinous heap because of the children of Israel. So much for Gog’s warning. But it does show you how with this remark by Putin that God has now PUT THE HOOK INTO THE JAWS. You see, TREATIES are the actual hook being set. Russia has a lot of “treaties’ with Israel’s neighbors roundabout. Putin will be forced to protect Syria; he has no choice or he loses total face in the Middle East. He will not let that happen. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled to the exact letter.
So it seems that Israel, as usual, is between a rock and a hard place, and no matter what they do, they are condemned by the world, it seems, because they exist. There does not appear any other reason for it all, they simply ARE, and the world wishes they WERE NOT. Spiritual hatred, of course, for the Creator and His plans. Isn’t it odd how the Lord works in these days, to say the least? But then, here is what the Lord says to the nations of the world concerning His plan and His agenda, and they might want to take note of it all, because all of this is so obvious even one with ½ the brains God gave a chicken ought to be able to figure this one out. But we also know they will never figure it out:
24 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
27 For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
So, it really does seem that the Lord has a plan, an agenda, and no one is going to stop it. Hence we will see Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 38 and 39 all played out under our nose while the world at large will not understand what is happening or why.
Let me give a piece of advice as we watch all of this play out and chaos spreads over the entire world.
View the world as nothing more than a stage. View the nations with leaders and armies as players on this stage. The true believers are seated to watch this grand play and have the playbook in their hands, it called prophecy. Inasmuch as the Lord says HE HAS PROPOSED ALL OF THIS, NO MATTER HOW MUCH CHAOS COMES OUR WAY, we know that the Lord is ALWAYS in total control of all of it. With that in mind, why are you so worried? Why are you agitated? Why are you concerned? About what?
Once you have GONE TO THE ANT, as the Bible commands, and observed how they are very industrious and have prepared as best they can, then we are to do the same, leave the rest up to the Lord, and enjoy and be happy and very grateful in every NORMAL DAY we have left, if there be one in your local.
The Lord’s character is such that those who are serious about Him and have done what He commanded insofar as they could, will have the Lord’s protection through many tribulations soon to come. That does not mean no trouble, but it means that if your mind is stayed upon the Lord, and KEPT THERE, and you be quiet and listen to that still small voice and KNOW THE LORD, well WHAT ME WORRY?