Sputnik News: “In a telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his willingness to cooperate closely with Iran and Russia “to settle regional crises and restore peace and stability to the region.” But what do Russian political analysts make of the Turkish leader’s proposals?
As expected, the main topic of discussion between the Iranian and Turkish leaders during Tuesday’s phone call was the failed military coup attempt that rocked Ankara on Friday night. Rouhani emphasized that Iran welcomed the return of stability in Turkey, and praised “the great maturity of the Turkish people, who showed during this coup attempt that strong-arm tactics have no place in our region.”
But the two leaders also touched on the situation in the Middle East as a whole, and seem to have come to a consensus that there are global forces who are not satisfied with the idea of tranquility in the region. For his part, President Rouhani noted he has no doubt that together with the terrorists, there are also “some superpowers” trying to destabilize things.”
Opinion: Think of it: Russia, Turkey and Iran are forming an alliance right in front of a Biblically blind world. Amazing.
Ezek. 38:1-3 “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.”
Ezekiel prophesied a Russian, Turkish, Iranian alliance 2500 years ago:
- Gog is a prince of (Rosh) Russia; a title of a strong leader.
- Meshech and Tubal, once a part of (Turkey/ including Armenia.)
Ezek. 38:4 “I 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.”
Ezek. 38:5 NIV “Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.”
Persia is modern day Iran.
- Cush (eldest son of Noah’s son Ham) is the area of Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia.
- Put (Son of Ham) Libya possibly Tunisia and Algeria
- Meshech, Togarmah, Gomer and Beth Togarmah is (Asia Minor) also Turkey
- Many nations with you: possibly additional North African Islamic allies.
This exact alliance has never existed in recorded history. This attack by such powerful armies on the tiny nation of Israel will look like the end of the Jewish state.
Britain, America and Saudi Arabia will be powerless (Ezek. 38: 13) only managing to ask Gog why he is attacking. Israel will be caught by surprise, but not alone.
Imagine the headlines on that day. Surely they will spell doom for Israel. No nation will lift a finger and yet Israel will be victorious once again (Ezek. 38:18-23).
On that day Israel will look to God (Ezek. 39:22) and they will know that the time has come to return home (Ezek. 39:28) and build a temple.
Some time either just before or during this miraculous victory, the Church will leave this earth (2 Thess. 4:16-18). The Jews will re-institute animal sacrifice (Dan. 9:27), and the last 7 years of the law that paused Daniel’s 70 weeks will be completed.
This battle will usher in the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jer. 30:7) and 42 months later the great tribulation as described by Jesus in Matthew 24:21 will commence.
With the Church safely at home in the New Jerusalem, God will turn His attention to the Jew.
Borrowing a quote from Jimmy De Young: “The political is setting the stage for the prophetic to be fulfilled.”
(Thanks to Shelly for sending this in)
(For more on Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy and the war of Gog and Magog visit Bible Prophecy 101, (chapters 6 and 7) on the home page of this site)