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Thinking on Gog-Magog

Regions directly north of Jerusalem are being stirred to turmoil by the whirlwinds of prophetic destiny. Therefore it is the responsibility of watchmen on the wall to closely examine all things powerfully affecting that area so concentric to Bible prophecy yet to be fulfilled.

The specific prophecy, of course, involves that given about the Gog-Magog battle in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. We have been watching the stage setting for some time. Russia, which we believe to be Rosh, Iran (the greatest part of which is almost certainly Persia), and Turkey, which we believe to be a reference to most of what was ancient Togarmah, have been coalescing to Israel’s north for quite some time. This alone can be seen as nothing short of astonishing. Now, with the whole region directly to Israel’s north lighting up with what looks to be prophetic pyrotechnics, the spiritually attuned discerner’s observational powers should be fully turned on and in focus.

We have some from the Christian media community making declarations of what developments mean.

Pat Robertson said the following on his 700 Club show: “I am absolutely appalled that the United States is going to betray those Democratic forces in northern Syria, that we possibly are going to allow the Turkish to come in against the Kurds.” In typical “word of knowledge” power he claims to have, he offered further: “The President of the United States is in danger of losing the mandate of Heaven if he permits this to happen.”

While I can’t and don’t wish to be able to claim such “word of knowledge” ability to pontificate, I’m concerned, but not necessarily against, the president’s decision. I certainly don’t believe his decision to withdraw America from the immediate region of hostilities will doom Mr. Trump to a loss in the 2020 presidential election.

It might just be that the move is by the very hand of God. We can know for sure that America withdrawing in such a manner has in no way slipped up on the Creator of all things. This has not escaped His omniscience.

Turkey invading northern Syria to get at rebels of the region is a serious matter. The Kurdish people are in danger. Many among them are Christians, and that is one reason for many concerns among we who pray for our brothers and sisters there. But so should we pray for all who face death and destruction in this or any military incursion. So, I, like you, don’t view all this lightly.

I do, however, consider these matters from a particularly focused perspective. Things taking place in that biblically important part of the world at this late hour in this quickly fleeting Age of Grace must be critically important. In view of all other converging signs we are discerningany such apparent stage-setting should light up the eschatological radar screens. 

It is proper to consider, I think, whether this president’s decision to remove American involvement from that specific area is God-ordained. I don’t mean that Mr. Trump might be aware of it possibly being a directive from on high. That in no way is part of this bit of prophetic pondering on my part.

We know that America is not mentioned by name in Ezekiel’s Gog-Magog prophecy, just as the nation isn’t mentioned in any prophecy by name. Here is what we do know God’s prophetic Word says about the nations observing that attack from the sidelines –the attackers we believe to be led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey.

Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? (Ezekiel 38:13)

My scenario-pondering is wrapped up in the following. I claim no “word of knowledge.”

With America removed from that region of interminable conflict, the other nations that presently comprise NATO and all other countries of combatant-loaning sorts might not be willing to intervene against the assault. Most consider Israel as the problem in the world. Think about the UN being almost totally against Israel on every issue.

If America isn’t there at the time of the Gog-Magog assault, these nations will almost without question not seek to oppose the coalition, led by a powerful Russia.

The removal of America at this time from this theater of future war is most interesting to contemplate. God tells in this prophecy that He, alone, will save His chosen nation. There will be no doubt about who does the rescue.

America’s military might won’t do so. That’s for sure.


  1. Dawn says:

    When I pray for President Donald Trump and for our nation and for Israel and for Netanyahu, I try to be very aware of prophetic implications. I do not know the whole mind of God but He knows mine. He knows my loves, my concerns and where my prayers come from. I pray to be praying within His Will and then I voice my prayers. I have wondered myself if God is removing USA from Israel’s defense in subtle ways. We know we are living in the End of Times based upon the Convergence of other signs/indicators.
    I continue to pray for God to keep His Hands on Donald Trump’s shoulders and His Words in Donald Trump’s ears. I pray for God’s blessings on all that his hands find to do in God’s name. I pray for protection for him and for his family and I pray they are protected from all the negative attacks against them and for peace and courage in the face of this opposition. I pray the President completes the Mission our Father has set for him to accomplish.

  2. Christy Benoist says:

    YES & AMEN Terry!!! I wholeheartedly concur! It certainly seems to fit the foretold Magog plan. Great article on this. MARANATHA In Jesus, Christy

  3. Joshua Henry Hightower says:

    Terry, I agree with you wholeheartedly. But I do take exception with your presumed negative view of the gift of a word of knowledge. I do believe these gifts from God are still operational today, but abused or maybe over used and become common.

  4. John Clark says:

    A “word of knowledge” is no substitute for simply knowing what the Bible teaches and recognizing current events fulfilling prophecy. It sounds to me like he is not seeing the big picture as it relates to prophecy.

  5. Ed Wood says:

    Despite Mr. Trump’s tendency to not think things through before making a decision, I find that more often than not on the major issues facing America, he is right on target. We need secure borders, trade on an even playing field with other nations, and, certainly, support for Israel. All of these issues were either ignored or just plain exacerbated by the actions of past administrations, both Democratic and Republican.

    Unfortunately, I can’t see this doing the U.S. any good. This decision to precipitously pull out of Syria and abandon our Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS. By doing so, we have alienated the Kurds, adding them to our list of enemies in the region (something we can ill-afford), given our allies around the world reason to doubt our support, and provided a vacuum that Russia AND Turkey are already moving in to fill.


    Highly unlikely.

    I expect to see this trend on all levels to continue as the end of history as we know it gets closer on all fronts. For example, can anyone remember a time when extreme weather has made it to the evening news almost on a daily basis lately? Or seen such protracted turmoil in the halls of government in Washington D.C.?

    I don’t think these events happening at the same time are coincidental, either.

    For believers, can moving day be far away?

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