Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 Wars Compared

As we get closer to the end, we more clearly understand the ancient prophecies of "the last days."

There are three great wars spoken of in "the last days." The final war is of course Armageddon in which the God of Israel brings into the great and final judgment all the nations who opposed Him in his restoration of the nation of Israel.

The other war is the great war of Ezekiel 38 in which God judges specific nations led by Russia (Magog) and Iran (Persia). It's astounding how the prophet Ezekiel, over 2,400 years ago was able to state which countries would be specifically allied against Israel "in the last days."

What has only been revealed in recent years, however, is that there is another war that will precede both of these. Bible scholars noticed that in the lineup of nations listed in the Ezekiel 38 war, none of Israel's immediate neighbors are listed. This is especially interesting in light of the fact that at the present, the violence being perpetrated against Israel is coming from those immediate neighbors, the so-called "Palestinians." If the chief trouble-makers of today are NOT listed in the great Ezekiel 38 war, "why not?" scholars have asked. The reason is obvious. The Lord is going to judge those immediate neighbors of Israel BEFORE the great war of Ezekiel 38.

Let's take a look at the nations listed.

Ezekiel 38:

Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, Sudan
  • Gog of the uttermost parts of the north, is Russia.
    If you take a ruler and start at Jerusalem going north,
    the line goes right through Moscow
  • The land of Magog: Southern Russia near the Black Sea
  • Meshech: the area where the borders of Russia, Iran, and Turkey merge
  • Tubal: central Turkey
  • Persia: Iran
  • Ethiopia of that day is now called Sudan
  • Libya: present-day Libya
  • Gomer and Togarmah: parts of Turkey
  • The north Africa nations:
    Cush: Sudan and Ethiopia
    Put: part of Libya, Algeria, Tunisia
  • "Many peoples with you:" most likely the other Islamic nations
  • Psalm 83

    The present-day "Palestinians," the immediate neighbors of Israel:
    Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
  • The tents of Edom: "Palestinians" of the "West Bank"
    and southern Jordan
  • The Ishmaelites: Saudi Arabia, Syria
  • Moab: central Jordan
  • The Hagarites: Egypt
  • Gebal: northern Lebanon
  • Ammon: northern Jordan and part of Syria
  • Amalek's descendants are in Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia
  • Philistia: "Palestinians" from Gaza, south into Egypt
  • Tyre: southern Lebanon (which Hezbollah controls now)
  • Assyria: Syria and northern Iraq
  • Lot’s descendants: Jordan
  • It's amazing that the Bible was able to state with such accuracy the alliances that would be formed thousands of years later.

    This week the "Palestinians" are approaching the UN asking that they be recognized as "the Palestinian state." Regardless how it turns out this week, war is inevitable. If the UN refuses them, the "Palestinians" will be up in arms. If the UN receives them, the "Palestinians" will demand "their" land from Israel.

    All the parties are posturing for war. Israel has placed warships in the Red Sea, and Iran has as well. Turkey has placed warships in the Mediterranean. The tension is so loud it's deafening. Syria has nuclear weapons, but Isaiah 17 clearly shows that Damascus is going to be totally and permanently destroyed.

    The bottom line?

    * Israel's survival is guaranteed.
    * The end of "the Palestinians" is guaranteed.

    Only the timing is yet to be seen. But if you look at the picture before us, the conclusions are obvious.



    Anonymous said...

    WOW !! This is absolutely amazing . It's like the Bible is translated into a modern day newspaper, with the present names of the countries involved.

    P Maillet said...

    Written over 2,400 years ago. Every detail correctly prophesied. God says He is the One who knows the end from the beginning. Only He is able to give prophecy.

    Anonymous said...

    Awesome God. Very reassuring indeed that Israel not only survives but emerges bigger, stronger and more prosperous. If God is faithful to Ancient Israel, there is certainly hope for us His New testament children, though we wobble at times

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