Iran, Russia, China to Hold Joint Wargames in ‘Message to the World’


Washington Free Beacon: Iran, China, and Russia will hold in the coming weeks their first-ever joint war drills, which leaders say are meant to send a “message to the world” about increased military cooperation between the rogue countries.

The commander of Iran’s navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said Wednesday that the Islamic Republic will team up with Moscow and Beijing within the next month to hold the mass war drills.

“When we talk about joint wargames, we are talking about two or more countries with a high level of relations in various political, economic and social fields, which culminate in cooperation in the military sector, with wargames usually being the highest level of such cooperation,” Khanzadi was quoted as saying in remarks to Iran’s state-controlled press. Read More

Opinion: The headline should read:

Russia Iran and Turkey Wargames a Prelude to Ezekiel 38-39

For all the Bible skeptics and non believers, Ezekiel’s war called Gog and Magog will happen exactly as over 800 prophecies have. Perfectly.

Ezekiel 38:1-6 NIV provides a list of the attacking nations using their ancient names

  • Gog is a prince of (Rosh) Russia; a title of a strong leader
  • Magog is the 2nd son of Japheth (a son of Noah) who settled in what is today Russia
  • Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah are ancient names for Turkey
  • 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

Ezekiel 38: 7-10 NIV provides the situation on the ground at the time of the invasion – “After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war”

Ezekiel 38:10-16 NIV provides the motive for the invasion – “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?”

Ezekiel 38:17-22 NIV provides the miraculous victory – “I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother.”

Ezekiel 39: 1-10 NIV provides the judgment on the nations in the alliance – “I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the Lord.”

Ezekiel 39:10-20 NIV provides the aftermath and burial of the dead – “For seven months the Israelites will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.”

Ezekiel 39:21-24 NIV provides that the Jews will acknowledge their God – “From that day forward the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God.”

Ezekiel 39:25-29 NIV provides the call home – “Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind.”

For more on Gog and Magog see Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 6 here