31st Century World War
Ezekiel 38, “Now the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 2“Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog (China), the prince of Rosh (Russia), Meshech (Moscow), and Tubal (Tobolsk), and prophesy against him, 3and say, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh (Russia), Meshech (Moscow), and Tubal (Tobolsk). 4I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6Gomer (Turkey) and all its troops; the house of Togarmah (Turkey) from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
7“Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. 8After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. 9You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
10‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: 11You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’—12to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”’
14“Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? 15Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. 16You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.” 17Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?
18“And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says Sovereign Yahweh, “that My fury will show in My face. 19For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ 21I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says Sovereign Yahweh. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am Yahweh.”’”
Revelation 20:7-15, “Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from Yahweh out of heaven and devoured them. 10The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
11Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before Yahweh, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
The first thing that jumps out at me when looking at Ezekiel 38:2, is that the demon Gog, who is prince of Rosh, or Russia, is now connected to Magog, China. Is it possible that after the destruction of Russia in Armageddon One in the 21st century, that China takes over the government of Russia? They are drawing closer together as we post. Without the destruction of Russia in the 21st century, there would be no reason for the demon Gog, known as prince of Rosh, or Russia, to be reassigned to China, or reassign himself, since Satan will be bound after Russia is destroyed during Armageddon One in the 21st century. In Revelation 20:8 we see that the demons Gog and Magog have combined their energies to again attack Israel. Notice that Revelation 20:7 forward is talking about the time after the 1,000-year reign of Messiah on earth in Jerusalem. Notice verse 9, Gog and Magog surround the camp of the saints and Jerusalem. Folks, there is no such camp around Jerusalem today. Does anyone in their right mind really believe that Messianic saints will flock to Israel by the millions, before Yeshua returns to earth in the 21st century? There are about 300 million Muslims in the neighborhood that vote no to that idea. This verse clearly distinguishes between Armageddon One in the 21st century and Armageddon Two in the 31st century. After Armageddon Two, Satan will be destroyed and Yahweh will oversee His Great White Throne Judgment. Those are clearly two 31st century events.
Notice Ezekiel 38:4-5, Gog and Magog’s army consists of horses and horsemen, handling swords and shields. Does that sound like a high-tech 21st century army before Yeshua returns to earth? No, it does NOT. Does that sound like an army in the 31st century after Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3 have been fulfilled? “He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Yes, it does. That future military force will look like something out of a medieval history book. In fact, that may be where they get the idea! That 31st century Gog Magog army will be ill-equipped and poorly trained. So much so, that Yahweh Himself has to lead them out to get them started toward Israel! Does this not make sense knowing that after nuclear destruction in the 21st century, and Yeshua not allowing high-tech militaries to be formed for the next 1,000 years, that the best military force Satan will be able to muster in the 31st century will be an ancient cavalry-style troop? You know it does.
How do we really know that Ezekiel 38 speaks of an Armageddon Two war 1,000 years AFTER Armageddon One of Ezekiel 39? Look at Ezekiel 38:8, 11-12, 14, and 16. Ezekiel 38 speaks of all Israel AFTER they have been reunited together in Israel and then, 1,000 years from now, are dwelling in SAFETY. Israelites have not dwelt safely in the Land of Israel since their founding in 1948. Today, they are under constant threat of rocket and terrorist attack. Does that sound like they dwell safely? All Israel, including Ephraim (Great Britain and the former Commonwealth nations) and Manasseh (America) ARE NOT rejoined in the Land yet, and probably will not be before Yeshua returns to earth. Modern Israel only contains ONE tribe of Israel, Judah. Possibly some Levites and Benjamites are there too, but do you see that NOT ALL Israel is dwelling in the Land of Israel, and certainly NOT in peace and safety!?! THERE WILL BE NO PEACE IN ISRAEL, UNTIL YESHUA RETURNS TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM FROM JERUSALEM. Then, you will see a camp of the saints surrounding Jerusalem for the next 1,000 years. These verses make it quite clear that Ezekiel 38 CANNOT be talking about the early 21st century. Does anyone in their right mind really believe ANY Israelites will dwell safely in the Land of Israel at anytime in the near future? No, I don’t think so.
Folks, you must understand that the modern Jews, who ONLY represent one tribe, the tribe of Judah, usurped the name Israel for their modern State of Israel. The ancient nation of Judah was NEVER KNOWN as Israel after the schism that occurred at Solomon’s death. The ten northern tribes make up the NATION OF ISRAEL. That FACT has never changed. Those “lost” ten tribes eventually migrated to Western Europe, the British Isles, and then to America. Personally, I do not believe all the tribes will come together in unity before Yeshua returns to earth. The 21st century Church is a divided mess. Many Christian groups are deceived by replacement theology. There is too much infighting among the various Messianic Christian groups. The Jews still persecute Messianics in the land of modern Israel. Jews persecute Christians and Christians persecute Jews. We are not together yet, though we are the only ones who believe in Yahweh, our Creator. This is a serious prayer point for the Church and the Jews. We have the same Father; we are related. Allah is a demon, so don’t even think about going the way of Chrislam, the latest pagan religion sweeping the earth. Jews and Christians will only come together in unity in Yeshua, our common Messiah. I pray you seek Him for salvation today.
Gene Benjamin II
June 18, 2011 CE