Symbol of The Free Syrian Army
Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them
Today they are all fighting in Syria!
By Craig C. White
Ezekiel 38 describes a Middle Eastern invasion into Israel. It is called the battle of Gog and Magog. Most teach that this battle is led by Russia. It is high time to rethink that position. Every nation that is listed in Ezekiel 38 is now fighting in Syria! This battle is led by Turkey!!! The first phase of the battle of Gog and Magog may begin very soon!!!
Gog is the land of modern Turkey. Magog is its leader. Ezekiel 38 describes a Turkish led invasion into Israel.
Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
Ezekiel 38:5 above describes the armed forces that will join Turkey in its invasion into Israel. Turkey will be joined by Iran (Persia), Ethiopia (The original Hebrew word is Cush which describes the land south of Egypt. Cush represents present day Sudan), and Libya.
Ezekiel 38:5 also describes an event that is happening now! The Free Syrian Army is fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Syrian army. The Free Syrian Army is advertised as being Syrian freedom fighters, but they aren’t. They are a band of foreign jihadists fighting to install Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Syria.
So, what current event is Ezekiel 38:5 describing? Soldiers from Turkey, Iran, Sudan, and Libya are all fighting in Syria today. The Free Syrian Army is made up of mostly Libyans and is fighting under Turkish leadership!
Reports are mixed, but the rebel army fighting against Assad and the Syrian army may consist of some 300,000 troops. Their General is Mahdi al-Harati, commander of Libya’s Tripoli Brigade. The fighters are not Syrians from Damascus or Aleppo but they are imported jihadists. The Syrian people are working to identify and remove the foreign fighters. In the field the vast majority of “freedom fighters” are under Turkish command. The fighters are professionals who fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, or Iraq. The largest contingency of the Free Syrian Army is made up of Al Qaeda terrorists from Libya. Add to the mix jihadists from Iraq and Jordan and you have the Free Syrian Army.
How many Troops are likely to turn to Invade Israel? The Turkish Army is amassed along the Syrian border. The Turkish Army has over 400,000 troops but only has an estimated 54,000 on the Syrian border. The Free Syrian Army is fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Free Syrian Army is made up primarily of Libyans along with some Syrians and Jordanians. There are about 300,000 soldiers in the Free Syrian Army. Iran and South Sudan are represented in Syria by Hezbollah. For some reason nobody wants to admit that Hezbollah is present in Syria. Nobody wants to say how many Hezbollah soldiers are in Syria. However reports say that their numbers are increasing. I heard early reports that some 10,000 Hezbollah soldiers were in Syria, but judging by the damage that they are doing I think their numbers are closer to 50,000. The Iranian Army also has a presence in Syria. Also many Sunni Sudanese militants have joined one of the several Al-Qaeda factions that are fighting in Syria. So there are perhaps 500,000 soldiers available to Invade Israel. That is not counting the 300,000 active soldiers in the Syrian Army. Since Syria is not mentioned among the Armies that invade Israel in Ezekiel 38 we won’t include their numbers.
In Ezekiel 38:6 below, Gomer and Togarmah are people who settled in today’s Turkey. They are joined by “many people” in their invasion into Israel.
Eze 38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
In Ezekiel 38 Turkey leads the bands from Iran, Sudan, and Libya into Israel. The Turkish army is now conveniently amassed on the Syrian border.
It is my contention that the Turkish led Free Syrian Army will destroy Damascus as prophesied in Isaiah 17:1 and Jeremiah 49:24-27, and then possibly turn south a few miles into Israel. The stage is now set for the first part of the battle of Gog and Magog described in Ezekiel 38. This is a situation that the church should be watching. It is High Time to Awake!