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More Prophetic Stage-setting

Actors for carrying out one of the most famous military actions of prophecy yet future are beating the war drums. At this point they are only the drums of economic warfare, but the beat sounds familiar to the student of Bible prophecy. Like so much of prophetic stage-setting going on at present, the Trump administration is at the heart of this particular end-times development.

President Donald J. Trump a couple of weeks ago announced a steep tariff on Turkish steel and aluminum. This was done, in part, because Turkey has kept an American pastor incarcerated under what the president considers false charges and refuses to release him. Turkey’s lira has fallen significantly as a result, and relations have degenerated. Some within NATO, of which Turkey is a member, have also gotten crossways with Trump on the matter.

At the same time, Russia is having economic problems, with its ruble falling to two-year lows. The trouble is caused in part because the U.S. imposed severe sanctions due to a poisoning incident in Salisbury, UK, for which the Russians were deemed responsible.

So, two nations that are thought to be key players in the Gog-Magog attack in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy are reeling economically. Like so much going on at present, one who truly observes from the biblical prophecy perspective can see the orchestrating hand of God directing the actors in preparation for things to come.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, angered by the American president’s actions, called the United States “wild wolves” for imposing the sanctions. He vowed that Ankara would pursue trade with the Russians that doesn’t involve the American dollar. This is a relationship that has been in process of coming ever closer together over recent months and years. It is, most who observe from the biblical prophecy perspective believe, a coming together that is inevitable. Russia and Turkey, financially strapped to prop up their dictatorships, will one day soon seek “spoil” as Ezekiel the prophet, under divine inspiration, put it.

Turkey is in the geographical area believed to have constituted what is termed Togarmah by Ezekiel the prophet. We see the prophetic relevance in the following passage:

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 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: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. (Ezekiel 38:3-6)

While the United States of America isn’t mentioned by name anywhere in Scripture, we see almost on a daily basis, in my estimation, that America is influencing the shaping of things to come, prophetically speaking. In this case, of course, the American president–no stranger to controversy–is instrumental in pushing Turkey into the arms of Mr. Putin’s Russia. It is an astounding thing to watch, if one keeps in mind at all times that God is directing the end-times play.

The American dollar, as example of the U.S. being used to shape the prophetic picture, is the most powerful influence on earth, economically speaking. All the while, the dollar is supposed to have collapsed–to have died, bringing the economies of the world down with it. I, as most who read these commentaries know, believe that the dollar and all other things in the global economic scheme of things are being supernaturally propped up in order to prevent world financial collapse. That will happen, I’m convinced, when the Rapture of the Church takes place.

Russia and Turkey, along with all of the other players in this end times drama, are being channeled into precise positions for prophetic fulfillment. This doesn’t mean that free will has been done away with by the Grand Director of things. It’s just that the Lord knows the end from the beginning.

Turkey–Togarmah–is being channeled into the camp of Rosh–Russia–as many who observe Bible prophecy believe. The stage continues to be set.


  1. hawk2017 says:

    Amen and Thank You for the information. Love in Jesus Christ.

  2. hawk2017 says:

    Reblogged this on Logos Speaks.

  3. Judy Peeples says:

    Thank you Terry for all you do. This was such a clear understanding like no other post I’ve read.

  4. Ed Wood says:

    Great insight as always from Terry. I do have two questions: Where do the events of Psalm 83 fit in to the Last Days timeline and does it foretell a conflict involving Israel and its hostile Arab neighbors?

    I sure would appreciate some enlightenment on this.

    • SRB says:

      I know you want Terry to reply but I can’t help giving you my view. Psalm 83 has happened already… 1948-1967. I have heard over the years that it is still to come and I have also heard the reasoning that it happened 1948-1967. I believe the latter makes the most sense.

      • Ed Wood says:

        Thanks very much for giving me your thoughts on this. My request here was actually an open invitation for anyone to respond and so I am glad you did. Your idea that Psalm 83 was accomplished already is certainly an interesting one and I believe, within the realm of possibilities,

        I do see also that our friend Terry James also replied with his own take on this and also has given me some more to think about. as well.

        Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

        God bless!

    • Terry James says:

      Here is a rare instant in which I disagree with my good friend Bill Salus. I don’t see Psalms 83 as an actual military conflict, but as an impreccatory prayer. I.e., a prayer for the Lord to vanquish all of Israel’s surrounding enemies.

      I believe God will Answer this prayer by destroying all but one-sixth of the forces that attack Israel as described in Ezekiel chapters 38-39.

      • Ed Wood says:

        Thank you for giving me your thoughts on this, Terry. If Psalm 83 is indeed a prayer, as it definitely appears to be (I didn’t think of that) could it be that it is offered up in response to an actual event?

        What struck me about it that it is that the places listed are today under Muslim control and so some kind of assault by the present occupants of these places would not be a surprise. And, we have seen attacks by them, though on a smaller scale, on Israel already.

        Again, thank you for your views on this. To be sure, one day we’ll know for sure!

        God bless!

  5. SRB says:

    Very good write up. I believe you are right on about the economy crashing after the Rapture. They have been talking and talking about it crashing today, tomorrow and it never happens…in fact as you say the economy is getting better and better for us at least. But it’s all false. When we go down the whole world will go down. The Rapture makes the most sense for a collapse of the dollar as far as what the scriptures indicate the world will be like when it takes place.

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